Thinking Inside the Box

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Joey Votto’s Lost Month

Joey Votto had 97 plate appearances in April. In these plate appearances, Votto posted a .423 on-base percentage, 1.069 OPS, a 15.5% walk rate and was only making an out in 66.1% of all balls put in play.... Read More...
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You cannot be serious

In sports, players and coaches grumble about imperfect calls. American tennis great John McEnroe used to shout "You cannot be serious!" at line judges and chair umpires to express his dissatisfaction with... Read More...

Will Cozart continue to hit?

As of the conclusion of business Wednesday, the Reds had completed 16% of their 2015 campaign. Here are two of the more interesting story lines from this young season: 1. Zack Cozart, superstar? In 38 pla... Read More...

The Long View on Jay Bruce

This picture is a standard MLB aging curve (using wRC+, full chart here) and Jay Bruce. Anyone who has been paying attention over the past two years knows which line represents which. Jay Bruce’s ... Read More...

The Walk Up

Welcome to thinking inside the box! Every Friday this column will discuss a timely aspect of the Reds offensive (hopefully not truly offensive) attempts at the plate. Seeing how hitting is one of the most visib... Read More...

A Whole Mes of Potential

With the Reds out of post-season contention, our attention has turned primarily to individual achievements -- Johnny Cueto's pursuit of the Cy Young, Billy Hamilton competing for Rookie of the Year and Arold... Read More...

Billy Hamilton in Depth

Readers, I am running out of steam. This season is drawing to a close and I am tired. I'm also running out of players who've played anything like a full season (hooray injuries!). I do still have Billy Hamilton... Read More...