“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” — The Who, 1971 The 2018 edition of the Cincinnati Reds look a lot like the 2017 vintage. The same holes, the same questions that… Read more »
Posts by Barry Gilpin
In 2016 the Cincinnati Reds scored 716 runs. That isn’t so bad. In fact, that’s more runs than some of the playoff teams in 2016, namely the Giants and Mets. That’s the good news. The bad… Read more »
Byron Buxton is probably one of the most hyped prospects to come down the pike in quite a while. It was certainly a struggle for Buxton when he was (quite possibly prematurely) promoted to the… Read more »
One of the more surprising All Star selections was the one of Cincinnati Reds left fielder Adam Duvall. Duvall was acquired from the Giants along with minor league pitcher Keury Mella (who was arguably considered… Read more »
Barry Gilpin and Mick Reinhard join Ryan Sullivan to talk about shortstops, the Reds, the life of a minor league announcer, and Lucas Giolito.
Fans lately have gotten used to the idea that players come up to the big leagues fully baked, and ready to rake. This didn’t used to be the case, but after seeing player after player… Read more »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, by now you should already know that Baseball Prospectus has unleashed their new game “Beat PECOTA.” You can find the game, and all… Read more »
Last offseason, the Chicago White Sox appeared to be going into the 2015 season in “win-now” mode. They signed Jeff Samardzija. They signed Melky Cabrera. They signed David Robertson. Adding those three guys with the incumbents… Read more »
In 2015, the Cincinnati Reds finished with a record of 64-98, scoring 640 runs and allowing 754 runs, and things don’t seem to be looking up. But hey, they play the games for a reason,… Read more »
Barry Gilpin and Darius Austin join Ryan Sullivan to count down the results of our Best of 2015 polls for MLB/Effectively Wild, then talk about the state of the Reds, and an upcoming stateside baseball tour.
In 1986, Major League Baseball moved the trade deadline from June to July 31. I am hypothesizing that more “ace” pitchers get moved at that deadline today than ever before. For this exercise, we are… Read more »
Welcome to the next volume of a very sporadic series of articles I call Time WARP. You can find the previous volumes of this series right here: Jim Maloney Cesar Cedeno Vada Pinson In The… Read more »
Schedule: Game 1 – Thu, 10/8 at Toronto Game 2 – Fri, 10/9 at Toronto Game 3 – Sun, 10/11 at Texas Game 4 – Mon, 10/12 at Texas (if necessary) Game 5 – Wed, 10/14… Read more »
Some of you may recall that when the PECOTA projections for 2015 were released, many people thought PECOTA was a little higher on Justin Verlander than widely believed, including by other projections. He was projected… Read more »
Wow, that was fun, wasn’t it? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like things get more hectic and crazy every year. Now let’s all take a breath and see what all this stuff means…. Read more »
The Cincinnati Reds seem to be one of the most intriguing teams going into the July trading season. With Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake being free agents at the end of the year and Aroldis… Read more »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for a period of time, you already know that Adam Wainwright suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. You also know that… Read more »
On Sunday night, the Atlanta Braves did what many people thought they would do in July, or next off-season. They traded Craig Kimbrel. And for a short time, baseball Twitter lost their ever-loving minds. Perhaps… Read more »
I hate spring training. It’s like the calm before the storm. Filled with “coachspeak,” and “best shape of their lives” memes, I find the whole thing quite tedious. So, what is a boy to do? Let’s browse the PECOTA spreadsheet for interesting data to attempt to analyze!
In 2014, the Cincinnati Reds were a tale of two seasons. After a victory over the Pirates on July 13 the Reds were 51-44, and firmly in the playoff race, half of a game out of a wildcard spot, and only 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central. Well, then the wheels fell off. After that day they were 25-42, finishing with a 76-86 record.
When people talk about players who showed enormous potential early in their careers, but never truly fulfilled it, Cesar Cedeno is one of the first names they usually invoke. Cedeno hit the big leagues in… Read more »
“Much has been made of the fact in Redsland that Joey Votto doesn’t seem to have the power that he used to. Most fans point to the fateful collision with Pablo Sandoval back on June 29, 2012, and the numbers seem to bear that out.”
“Earlier today, a friend of mine asked me about the ideal starting lineup for the Cincinnati Reds I would make if I could use anybody, from any year. And, as I was thinking about outfielders that I would use, I decided that Vada Pinson would be one of my starting outfielders, but you hardly ever hear anyone talk about him nowadays.”
It has become a popular meme among Cincinnati Reds fans to make fun of GM Walt Jocketty due to his lack of aggressiveness in the trade or free agent market. Many a trade deadline or… Read more »