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Some people claim that statistics can tell you anything you want to know, and some people claim they can tell you very little. Whatever the verdict may be, statistics are still interesting for the mind to try and absorb. But as much as I tried to comprehend some of the following head-scratching stats from last year, I just couldn't fully bring myself to do it. Isn't baseball great?
Ladies and gentlemen, here is a collection of some of the weirdest and most interesting Reds-related stats from the 2011 season:
The speedy Stubbs' knack for striking out
in 2011 is a bit mind-blowing
- Paul Janish appeared in 114 games and made 354 plate appearances, but did not tally a single homerun. The only player in the league to record more at-bats without a longball was the Dodgers' Jamey Carroll with 452.
- Drew Stubbs went down on strikes in over 33% of his at-bats. His MLB-leading tally of 205 Ks is more than the total of Joe Mauer, Ryan Hanig...
BEST OF MAXIM
I came across this while gathering some research for a future post and just thought I'd share. What it attempts to depict is the estimated geographical reach of all 30 MLB franchises. Remember, it's not exact by any stretch of the imagination so take it with a grain of salt, but it in my opinion it looks to be relatively accurate (aside from the small percentage of displaced...
Hamilton highlights a pleathora of players the Reds
undoubtedly wish they still had
With all the talk swirling around Cincinnati about who to acquire to help fill the remaining holes this club has, I couldn't help but think of how much easier this would be if the solution to these problems lied within the organization. From there I began thinking about all the former Reds...
The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with right-hander Andrew Brackman on a one-year deal.
Brackman was a September call up of the New York Yankees last season and pitched in three games. But the team declined his contract option this winter.
Brackman was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Yankees despite needing reconstructive elbow surgery.
The Reds made a few signings over the last few weeks.
Andrew Brackman is officially a Red now.
The Reds also signed PJ Phillips, he is Brandon’s younger brother. He is a former 2nd round draft pick of the Angels (2005), so he at least had tools at one point. He has severe plate discipline issues though that have held him back from using those tools on the offensive side of things...
While perusing the different Reds sites around the net, I recently found Pete Rose’s opinion on Joey Votto’s future with the Reds over at Reds Country.
“I’ve got to believe (Reds owner) Bob Castellini wants to keep him, because nobody wants to win more than Bob,” Rose said. “(After all the recent movement by big-name first baseman), it’s not such a great time to be...
After being selected by the Reds in 2005 Draft, John Axford
spurned the club for greener pastures
Continuing our mini, two-part series from yesterday, here are three more former-Reds who could help drive the team to the promised land (i.e. - the postseason):
John Axford RP Milwaukee Brewers
Okay, so technically Axford was never really a member of the Reds organization...
The Reds currently only have four opening day outfield options on the current 40-man roster: Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs, Chris Heisey, and Todd Frazier. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that
The Reds pursuit of an outfielder won’t begin in earnest until the situation with closer Francisco Cordero is resolved…Jocketty acknowledged interest in free agents...
If Juan Francisco stays healthy for the Reds, he should again by a viable alternative at third base to 37-year-old Scott Rolen and his problematic left shoulder.
Now part of manager Dusty Baker's coaching staff, Mack Jenkins will work under pitching coach Bryan Price as the Reds' assistant pitching coach.
In case you were wondering, pitchers and catchers report in 45 days.
On that optimistic springtime note, THT Forecasts (where I’ll be writing the Reds player capsules this year, by the way) currently projects the Reds to win 93 games and finish one up on the Cards.
It’s January and, for the moment, I choose not to question that.
I can’t wait for baseball to come back.
MLB.com youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis recently caught up with Dusty Baker, and she asked the Reds manager the same questions many fans have on their minds.