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Since we still have over four months until Opening Day, and since there's not much to write about Reds-wise right now, let's dust off the franchise record book and take a closer look shall we?
Throughout the chilly months of winter you may see an occasional post recognizing the best of the best in a particular statistical category or categories. Today we get a little offensive (pun intended) as we take a gander at the all-time, top ten career and single-season leaders in both batting average and Wins Above Replacement (WAR) in Reds franchise history...
Top Ten Career Leaders in WAR
1) Pete Rose 74.6
2) Johnny Bench 71.3
3) Barry Larkin 68.9
4) Frank Robinson 61.5
5) Joe Morgan 61.3
6) Bid McPhee 57.9
7) Vada Pinson 45.1
8) Tony Perez 43.8
9) Edd Roush 41.1
10) Heinie Groh 38.7
Top Ten Single Season Leaders in WAR
1) Joe Morgan 12.0 (1975)
2) Joe Morgan 10.0 (1972)
Joe Morgan 10.0 (1976)
4) Joe Morgan 9.9 (1973)
5) Johnny Bench 9.1 (1972)
BEST OF MAXIM
In the continuing effort to catch the heck up on what’s been going on with the team, I’ve copied and pasted the lead from a recent story on Reds.com:
CINCINNATI — Prior to Friday’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, the Reds added six to their 40-man roster.
Added were infielders Neftali Soto, Didi Gregorius, Donald Lutz and Henry Rodriguez and … [visit...
As expected Mesoraco is #1
Here they are, short and sweet.
Baseball America’s top 10 Reds prospects:
1. Devin Mesoraco, catcher
2. Billy Hamilton, shortstop
3. Yonder Alonso, 1B/outfielder
4. Yasmani Grandal, catcher
5. Zack Cozart, shortstop
6. Daniel Corcino, right-handed pitcher
7. Robert Stephenson, right-handed pitcher
8. Didi Gregorius, shortstop...
The Twitter world is aflutter about the possibility of a trade involving the Reds acquiring Oakland closer Andrew Bailey. Multiple sources have tossed the rumor around in recent days with ESPN's Buster Olney being the most credible/prominent.
The former AL Rookie of the Year winner has made a mockery of opposing hitters since entering the league in 2009. Bailey, 27, has...
Here are some interesting Reds-related links to help get you out of the gate this week:
* Through the Fence Baseball writer Graham Houston projects the Reds' 2012 starting rotation in the following post.
* ESPN's Christine Kahrl also breaks down Cincy's rotation to great extent in this insightful piece.
* Freddy Wander of the Bleacher Report discusses what the...
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the new Double-A affiliate of the Reds beginning in 2012, released their logo and associated branding marks to the public on Friday. The mix of exotic, warm colors and an ferocious-looking fish are sure to strike fear into the hearts of any opponents. How's that for intimidation?
You can view their primary and alternate ballcap insignia...
John Fay reports that Buster Onley of ESPN is saying the Reds are talking to Oakland about a possible trade for Andrew Bailey?
Bailey is 27, has 75 saves and a 2.07 ERA in 3 seasons with the A’s, is arbitration eligible, but under team control until 2015….but he could only throw 41 innings last year as he battled injuries.