Found January 15, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Given the fact the city of Cincinnati is home to the oldest franchise in professional baseball, it only makes sense that it boasts a long list of great players. With that in mind, how does one truly go about ranking the top ten Reds of all-time? Do you go strictly off of statistical numbers alone? Or do you consider number of All-Star appearances, team winning percentage and/or other individual accolades? While the exact answer to this precarious question is still up for debate, one thing "experts" have relied on recently is the use of a sabermetric tool called Wins Above Replacement (WAR). (Fangraphs.com provides a pretty solid definition and explanation of how to measure it -- you can view that here.) But basically what WAR tries to do is calculate the value a certain player provides to their team (usually expressed in wins) over a a minor leaguer or bench player (known as a replacement-level player). The following is a list of ten Reds players who tallied more car...
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