Willy Taveras OBP Watch

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Joe Poz on Dusty Baker

This goes hand in hand with Chris's excellent post last night (definitely go read that one before it gets bumped too far down the page). America's Best Sportswriter (TM) has weighed in on the ongoing debacle we... Read More...
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Does this Mean Anything?

Earlier tonight, we were wondering if Dusty Baker has always batted a lousy (but fast!) CF in the leadoff spot, or if that was some special torture he dreamed up for Reds fans. I ran through the history of Dus... Read More...
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Titanic Struggle Recap

Time for a recap of tonight's titanic struggle.... FINAL San Diego 7 Cincinnati 1 WP: Latos (2-1) LP: Harang (5-12) BOX SCORE NEGATIVES --Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: ROCK BOTTOM! --TOS* One stupi... Read More...
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Viva Dusty!

Tonight's lineup: Taveras CF Gonzalez SS Votto 1B Phillips 2B Encarnacion 3B Nix LF Gomes RF Tatum C Arroyo P Only Dusty Baker would bat 2 of the 5 worst "hitters" in the majors at the top of his lineup night... Read More...
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Willy’s Weeks

I was wondering just how many good weeks Willy Taveras has had this season -- it just feels like he's had about three excellent weeks and 15 godawful ones.  I was pretty close.  Only thing I didn't realiz... Read More...
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Change in Baseball

I saw these two quotes in Sunday's Louisville Courier-Journal in an article about the Louisville Bats and I feel they're a harbinger of things to come in baseball. From Louisville manager Rick Sweet discuss... Read More...
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On Willy Taveras

I'm tired of writing about Willy Taveras. Really, I am. The Reds have a lot of interesting players and storylines, and I'm going to focus more on those things in the days ahead. Besides, everyone who isn't na... Read More...
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Titanic Struggle Recap

Time for a recap of tonight's titanic struggle.... FINAL Cincinnati 5 Toronto 7 WP: Tallet (5-4) LP: Owings (4-8) S: Frasor (2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES --Joey Votto returned. That's a huge positive. NEGATIVES --... Read More...
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Titanic Struggle Recap

Time for a recap of today's titanic struggle.... FINAL Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 0 WP: Hanson (2-0) LP: Maloney (0-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES --None. Pathetic performance. NEGATIVES --TOS* --I can't say any more rig... Read More...