26. December 2011 12:23
As much as I liked Ash's starter and the discussion it has with it, I found scrolling through the entire thread to get fresh comments rather taxing at the airport last night, so have started a new thread with no content in the starter (anyone detecting a pattern here from threads started by me?) to alleviate that small problem.
Carry on, RO troops
20. December 2011 13:23
Christmas came early for Reds fans this weekend when Santa Walt came down the chimney and pulled out of his bag of goodies a brand new starting pitcher. And it was shinier and fancier than what most of us had even asked for; Mat Latos' unique combination of success the last two years (7.2 WAR), youth (he's 24), contract (under team control through 2015) and pure upside made him, more than likely, the best starting pitcher any team will get under the tree this year. Sure, many Reds fans feel like... [More]
17. December 2011 16:58
Latos facts and figures
"From 2010-11, the right-hander accumulated a 3.21 ERA, 8.9 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, and a 43.7% groundball rate. Both FIP (3.09) and SIERA (3.33) like Latos quite a bit, and he's not arbitration eligible until after the 2012 season. " Taken from MLBtraderumors.com post of the deal.
"Latos tied a major league record by allowing two or fewer runs in 15 consecutive starts in 2010. Last season, he held right-handed batters to a .2... [More]
12. December 2011 15:00
Nothing to report, not much to say, except that over 400 posts in the latest thread was making it too long to check on my phone, hence the new thread.
5. December 2011 13:32
I could post some pictures here but I didn't. Maybe later.