May 20, 2018

Reds core players are pretty darn good

Reading an article by Matt Snyder on CBS sports, there is one quote that gets me very excited.

With Votto, Phillips, Bruce, Chapman, Latos, Cueto, Hamilton, Shin-Soo Choo, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco, Zack Cozart, Homer Bailey and more, the Reds have star power, role players, depth and potential for improvement in several areas. They are set up to contend every year for the foreseeable future. They went 97-65 last season, winning the NL Central, and there's plenty more where that came from.

In fact, the Reds are so well set up that I don't think it's a stretch to say it would be a failure if they get to 2020 without having won a World Series ring or at the very least an NL pennant.

Boom. I know it is early to flip the switch into baseball season, but as I begin to shift focus it is articles like this the helps the blood move to the baseball part of the brain.

Opening day can not get here soon enough.



  1. You didn’t mention our catcher, Ryan Hannigan.

    • Number 1 Fan says:

      Art, Hannigan is one of my favorite players. (I am partial to catchers) I just pulled the names from the cbs article.

  2. turner jones says:

    What ever happened to Reds’ catcher Hernadez, who was supposed to be better than Hannigan, but just disappeared from the scene. I saw both play early, and I always thought Hannigan was the better all around catcher, but I would like to know what happened to him.

    • Number 1 Fan says:

      I assume you mean Ramon Hernandez? We traded Ryan Freel (and some others) for him? He was a free agent in 2011 and the Rockies signed him to a 6 million dollar deal (I think).