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#Reds 14 or more runs in 2000


                                                      
Rk         Date  Tm Opp    Rslt AB  R  H HR RBI BB LOB
13   2005-08-19 CIN ARI  W 17-3 36 17 15  4  17  9   8
14   2001-08-26 CIN MON  W 17-4 48 17 20  4  17  2   6
16   2007-06-22 CIN SEA  W 16-1 42 16 16  5  15  6   9
19   2002-08-04 CIN SDP W 15-10 43 15 17  5  15  5   7
20   2000-07-13 CIN COL  W 15-6 40 15 13  5  15  3   3
26   2010-05-28 CIN HOU  W 15-6 43 15 19  3  15  5   9
27   2010-07-04 CIN CHC  W 14-3 43 14 16  7  14  3   5

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May 28, 2010 (Astros 6 at Reds 15)
How many remember this game?

Sutton’s grand slam

                                          
Batting                 AB  R  H RBI BB SO
Orlando Cabrera  SS      5  1  1   0  0  0
Ramon Hernandez  1B      1  0  1   1  0  0
Miguel Cairo  1B-3B      5  3  3   0  1  1
Brandon Phillips  2B     6  2  3   3  0  2
Scott Rolen  3B          4  2  2   1  0  0
Mike Lincoln  P          1  0  0   0  0  0
Micah Owings  P          0  0  0   0  0  0
Jonny Gomes  LF          4  2  4   4  1  0
Jay Bruce  RF            4  0  0   1  1  2
Drew Stubbs  CF          5  1  1   1  0  3
Ryan Hanigan  C          3  2  2   0  2  0
Sam LeCure  P            3  1  0   0  0  0
Drew Sutton  PH-3B-SS    2  1  2   4  0  0
Team Totals             43 15 19  15  5  8

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July 4, 2010 (Reds 14 at Cubs 3)
Do you remember this one?

Stubbs’ solo shot

Stubbs’ second homer

Stubbs’ third homer

                                         
Batting                AB  R  H RBI BB SO
Brandon Phillips  2B    6  1  2   1  0  1
Orlando Cabrera  SS     5  3  3   0  0  0
Joey Votto  1B          1  0  0   0  0  1
Paul Janish  3B         4  3  4   3  0  0
Jonny Gomes  LF         5  1  1   2  0  0
Logan Ondrusek  P       0  0  0   0  0  0
Micah Owings  P         0  0  0   0  0  0
Ramon Hernandez  C      2  0  1   2  0  0
Corky Miller  PH-C      3  1  1   1  0  1
Jay Bruce  RF           4  1  1   0  1  2
Miguel Cairo  3B-1B     4  1  0   0  1  0
Drew Stubbs  CF         5  3  3   5  0  0
Mike Leake  P           3  0  0   0  1  0
Nick Masset  P          0  0  0   0  0  0
Chris Heisey  LF        1  0  0   0  0  0
Team Totals            43 14 16  14  3  5

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April 17, 2011


On this day, last year, Jay Bruce went 4 for 5 with one HR, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs and one strike out. Miguel Cairo, who was playing 2B that day went 3 for 4 with 1 HR, 1 run, 1 RBI and got hit by a pitch. Jonny Gomes also hit one HR that day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Great American Ball Park in front of 32,105 fans Cincinnati Reds lost to Pittsburgh Pirates. Pirates 7 – Reds 6 But the team saw some nice offense from Jay Bruce and Miguel Cairo.

Hopefully Jay Bruce will see the same results today against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse. Side note: Jay Bruce’s HR was off an 81 mph sinker in the bottom of the 7th inning against Jose Veras. Kyle Lohse loves to throw a 89 mph sinker. Bruce hit a HR off of Kyle Lohse back on May 9, 2009 (84 mph slider) [Source]


April 17, 2011 vs. Pirates

Batting                AB R  H RBI BB SO   BA   OPS Pit       Str
Drew Stubbs  CF         6 0  1   0  0  2 .286  .830  28        22
Miguel Cairo  2B        4 1  3   1  0  0 .286  .733  17  10 HRHBP
Joey Votto  1B          3 1  1   0  2  2 .444 1.211  23        14
Scott Rolen  3B         5 1  1   1  0  1 .229  .702  17  10    2B
Jonny Gomes  LF         5 1  1   1  0  2 .261 1.131  13  10    HR
Jay Bruce  RF           5 2  4   2  0  1 .278  .748  14   9    HR
Ramon Hernandez  C      3 0  1   0  0  0 .303  .907   9         8
Jordan Smith  P         0 0  0   0  0  0 .000                .000
Bill Bray  P            0 0  0   0  0                           0
Chris Heisey  PH        0 0  0   0  1  0 .286  .876   5         1
Logan Ondrusek  P       0 0  0   0  0                           0
Francisco Cordero  P    0 0  0   0  0                           0
Edgar Renteria  PH      1 0  1   0  0  0 .444  .950   1         1
Paul Janish  SS         5 0  2   1  0  1 .313  .660  11         7
Edinson Volquez  P      2 0  0   0  0  1 .000  .000   8         5
Ryan Hanigan  C         2 0  0   0  1  0 .250  .823  14         7
Team Totals            41 6 15   6  4 10 .366 1.045 160       104

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Reds roster and staff


Here is the 40-Man Roster for the Cincinnati Reds as of today. This of course is not counting Ryan Ludwick who is still not official yet.

        Cincinnati Reds 40-Man Roster
 
 #     Pitchers         B/T  Ht    Wt     DOB 
33 Jose Arredondo       R-R 6'0"  175  Mar 12, 1984 
61 Bronson Arroyo       R-R 6'4"  195  Feb 24, 1977 
34 Homer Bailey         R-R 6'3"  200  May 3, 1986 
   Andrew Brackman      R-R 6'10" 230  Dec 4, 1985 
45 Bill Bray            L-L 6'3"  225  Jun 5, 1983 
54 Aroldis Chapman      L-L 6'4"  195  Feb 28, 1988 
47 Johnny Cueto         R-R 5'10" 220  Feb 15, 1986 
46 Carlos Fisher        R-R 6'4"  225  Feb 22, 1983 
   Josh Judy            R-R 6'4"  200  Feb 9, 1986 
   Mat Latos            R-R 6'6"  225  Dec 9, 1987 
44 Mike Leake           R-R 6'1"  185  Nov 12, 1987 
63 Sam LeCure           R-R 6'1"  205  May 4, 1984 
   Kyle Lotzkar         L-R 6'4"  200  Oct 24, 1989 
   Ryan Madson          L-R 6'6"  200  Aug 28, 1980 
   Sean Marshall        L-L 6'7"  220  Aug 30, 1982 
40 Nick Masset          R-R 6'4"  240  May 17, 1982 
66 Logan Ondrusek       R-R 6'8"  230  Feb 13, 1985 
62 Jordan Smith         R-R 6'4"  220  Feb 4, 1986 
   Pedro Villarreal     R-R 6'1"  215  Dec 9, 1987 

 #     Catchers         B/T Ht     Wt     DOB 
29 Ryan Hanigan         R-R 6'0"  200  Aug 16, 1980 
39 Devin Mesoraco       R-R 6'1"  220  Jun 19, 1988 

 #   Infielders         B/T Ht     Wt     DOB 
43 Miguel Cairo         R-R 6'1"  220  May 4, 1974 
2  Zack Cozart          R-R 6'0"  195  Aug 12, 1985 
25 Juan Francisco       L-R 6'2"  240  Jun 24, 1987 
21 Todd Frazier         R-R 6'3"  220  Feb 12, 1986 
   Didi Gregorius       L-R 6'1"  175  Feb 18, 1990 
7  Paul Janish          R-R 6'2"  200  Oct 12, 1982 
   Donald Lutz          L-R 6'3"  235  Feb 6, 1989 
71 Kristopher Negron    R-R 6'0"  180  Feb 1, 1986 
4  Brandon Phillips     R-R 6'0"  205  Jun 28, 1981 
   Henry Rodriguez      S-R 5'10" 150  Feb 9, 1990 
27 Scott Rolen          R-R 6'4"  245  Apr 4, 1975 
   Neftali Soto         R-R 6'2"  180  Feb 28, 1989 
3  Chris Valaika        R-R 6'0"  210  Aug 14, 1985 
19 Joey Votto           L-R 6'3"  220  Sep 10, 1983 

 #   Outfielders        B/T Ht     Wt      DOB 
32 Jay Bruce            L-L 6'3"  225  Apr 3, 1987 
28 Chris Heisey         R-R 6'0"  225  Dec 14, 1984 
   Denis Phipps         R-R 6'3"  210  Jul 22, 1985 
6  Drew Stubbs          R-R 6'4"  200  Oct 4, 1984 

[Source]


        Cincinnati Reds Coaching Staff 
Manager & Coaches 
 #     Name            Position 
12 Dusty Baker         Manager 
49 Brook Jacoby        Batting Coach 
38 Bryan Price         Pitching Coach 
   Mack Jenkins        Assistant Pitching Coach 
22 Billy Hatcher       First Base Coach 
41 Mark Berry          Third Base Coach 
35 Chris Speier        Bench Coach 
59 Juan Lopez          Bullpen Coach 
72 Mike Stefanski      Bullpen Catcher 

Staff 
      Name             Position 
 Terry Reynolds        Director of Pro Scouting 
 J Harrison            Scout 
 Marty Maier           Scout 
 Jeff Morris           Scout 
 John Morris           Scout 
 Shawn Pender          Scout 
 Steve Roadcap         Scout 
 Mike Squires          Scout 
 Jeff Taylor           Scout 
 Dominic Viola         Scout 
 Jerry Walker          Scout 
 Joe Morgan            Baseball Operations Assistant 
 Paul Lessard          Athletic Trainer 
 Mark Riggins          Minor League Pitching Coordinator 
 Rick Sweet            Coordinator, Catching 

[Source]


     Cincinnati Reds Broadcasters 

     Name 
Marty Brennaman
Thom Brennaman
Chris Welsh 
Jeff Brantley
Jim Kelch
George Grande
Sean Casey
Kent Mercker

[Source]

It is always nice to have options


Out Of Options: “The following players on the Reds’ 40-man roster do not have options: RHP Jose Arredondo, RHP Bronson Arroyo, RHP Homer Bailey, LHP Bill Bray, IF Miguel Cairo, RHP Carlos Fisher, IF Juan Francisco, RHP Nick Masset and 2B Brandon Phillips.” [Source]

That makes 9 players out of 38 on the 40-man roster. Jose Arredondo, Homer Bailey, Carlos Fisher and Juan Francisco are the ones that concern me the most. Will they be able to step up their game and play to their potential the whole season? And stay healthy at the same time. I am looking forward to watching Juan Francisco play in 2012 and I really hope these three pitchers can stay off the DL and play great for the Reds.

Another question that comes to mind right now is; will these three pitchers be included in another trade before spring training? The Reds are still looking for an outfielder and a SS/INF and most people think they will look at free agents for that help. I still think Walt Jocketty will make another trade and these three pitchers might be a part of it. There have been some rumors about Homer Bailey being traded already but only by fans, I am not sure if reporters have asked Walt Jocketty if he would trade away these three pitchers this offseason.

Carlos Zambrano vs. Cincinnati Reds


There are rumors going around that Chicago Cubs are trading Carlos Zambrano to Miami Marlins. I thought I would add my two cents. I am glad he is leaving the National League Central, this is another move not done by the Reds that really helps the team.

Carlos Zambrano has a 17-11 record and a 3.28 career ERA vs. the Reds and a 9-3, 3.31 ERA at Great American Ball Park.


Carlos Zambrano career vs. Cincinnati Reds

                                                    
                    AB  H SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Brandon Phillips    47 11 11  .234  .345  .426  .771
Scott Rolen         48  9  8  .188  .235  .396  .631
Edgar Renteria      39 14  9  .359  .468  .436  .904
Joey Votto          26  9  2  .346  .433  .500  .933
Jay Bruce           18  4  2  .222  .364  .389  .753
Ramon Hernandez     15  3  2  .200  .200  .200  .400
Miguel Cairo        12  3  5  .250  .357  .333  .690
Drew Stubbs         11  3  5  .273  .333  .273  .606
Dontrelle Willis     7  1  1  .143  .143  .143  .286
Ryan Hanigan         6  2  1  .333  .333  .500  .833
Johnny Cueto         3  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Yonder Alonso        2  2  0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Juan Francisco       3  0  3  .000  .000  .000  .000
Bronson Arroyo       2  1  0  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Nick Masset          1  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Homer Bailey         1  1  0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Todd Frazier         1  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Total              242 63 51  .260  .344  .401  .745

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Happy New Year


I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope 2012 brings everyone nothing but great health and happiness and of course another World Series Championship to the Cincinnati Reds.


Cincinnati Reds roster as of the end of 2011:
Jose Arredondo, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Bill Bray, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Carlos Fisher, Josh Judy, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure, Kyle Lotzkar, Sean Marshall, Nick Masset, Logan Ondrusek, Jordan Smith, Pedro Villarreal, Ryan Hanigan, Devin Mesoraco, Miguel Cairo, Zack Cozart, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Paul Janish, Donald Lutz, Kristopher Negron, Brandon Phillips, Henry Rodriguez, Scott Rolen, Neftali Soto, Chris Valaika, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Chris Heisey, Denis Phipps, Drew Stubbs.

Louisville Bats:
Scott Carroll, Nick Christiani, Tom Cochran, Jerry Gil, Brandon Hynick, Joseph Krebs, Chad Reineke, Clayton Tanner, Daryl Thompson, Travis Webb, Corky Miller, James Skelton, Jose Castro, Mike Costanzo, Daniel Dorn, Quintin Berry, David Cook, Michael Griffin, Felix Perez.

Bakersfield Blaze:
Tim Crabbe, Matt Fairel, Scott Gaffney, Tyree Hayes, Daniel Jensen, Christopher Manno, Ruben Medina, Daniel Renken, Doug Salinas, Mark Serrano, Clayton Shunick, J.C. Sulbaran, Mace Thurman, Jamie Walczak, Chase Ware, Julio Morillo, Jordan Wideman, Phillip Bauer, Alex Buchholz, Jorge Jimenez, Devin Lohman, Carlos Mendez, Chris Richburg, Stephen Hunt, Andrew Means, Welinton Ramirez, Dayne Read.

Dayton Dragons:
Mitch Clarke, Daniel Corcino, Pat Doyle, Stalin Gerson, Drew Hayes, Blaine Howell, Jacob Johnson, Luca Panerati, Brian Pearl, Tanner Robles, Chad Rogers, Josh Smith, Daniel Wolford, Tucker Barnhart, Chris Berset, Dominic D’Anna, Brandon Dailey, Billy Hamilton, Frank Pfister, David Vidal, Theo Bowe, Juan Duran, Josh Garton, Jaren Matthews, Brennan May, Kurtis Muller, Drew Poulk, Yorman Rodriguez, Jefry Sierra.

Billings Mustangs:
James Allen, Jason Braun, Tony Cingrani, Carlos Contreras, Nick Fleece, Aguido Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Cole Green, Ismael Guillon, Christopher Joyce, Ryan Kemp, Matt Leonard, Porfirio Martinez, Kyle McMyne, Erik Miller, James Moran, Wes Mugarian, El’Hajj Muhammad, Brooks Pinckard, Radhames Quezada, Patrick Quinn, Yovan Gonzalez, Danny Vicioso, Junior Arias, Sean Buckley, Sammy Diaz, Robert Maddox, Nick O’Shea, Juan Perez, Cristobal Rodriguez, Ryan Wright, Spencer Dickinson, Jon Matthews, Steven Selsky, Juan Silva, Bryson Smith, Kyle Waldrop,


(These rosters were taken off of the Reds affiliates web page and might be wrong now. Some of the links might not go to the right players. Please let me know if you find any that do not go to the right players and I will fix it.)

“The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”


I was thinking about doing a Best of 2011 post but then saw that everyone beat me to it. Instead of looking at the past I think it is best to forget about 2011 and think about what the Reds will do in 2012.

So instead of looking back and listening to “Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are” we will turn up “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” and get ready for one heck of a 2012 season.

Joey Votto should have another great season both at the plate and with the glove. Brandon Phillips will play the best he has ever played in order to prove he is worth an extension and Zack Cozart will show everyone he deserves to be on the roster. Scott Rolen will be injury free and helping the team become champions. Chris Heisey, Todd Frazier, Miguel Cairo, Paul Janish and Juan Francisco will get in some good playing time in 2012. Drew Stubbs will hit the ball on the ground and leg out some base hits then steal his way into scoring position. Jay Bruce will keep hitting well and getting a lot more RBIs. Ryan Hanigan will go on to become a great on base percentage threat in 2012 along with sharing some time with Devin Mesoraco who might have a rough start but should go on to become a great catcher for many years to come.

As for pitching I am very excited to see how well the starting rotation will take shape after spring training. Will Mat Latos become the next pitcher to throw a no-hitter in a Reds jersey? Will Johnny Cueto lock in the #1 spot after spring training and show everyone he is ready for the job? Can Bronson Arroyo bounce back and become the solid inning eating pitcher we all remember so well? Homer Bailey, Aroldis Chapman and Sam LeCure will have fun fighting for the last rotation spot during spring training. Mike Leake will become even more deadly in 2012 proving his is capable of becoming a solid top of the rotation starter also.

There are still a lot of question marks when it comes to the Reds roster as we head closer and closer to spring training but Walt Jocketty is getting the job done and I am very happy with the progress so far. Sean Marshall and Mat Latos are great players to have on the team and should help out a lot in 2012. I seriously did not ever expect Walt to get deals like this done this offseason. It was a gutsy call and I am looking forward to watching it pay off.

Sean Marshall vs. Cincinnati Reds


Cincinnati Reds fans are still waiting to find out who the minor league players are in the Sean Marshall trade today. While we wait I thought I would look into something I read from a fan’s comments earlier today. The fan said that this trade will help the Reds out more then they think because the Reds players had a very tough time against Sean Marshall when he was playing for Chicago Cubs. After looking at the stats I have to agree. Marshall has been said to be one of the best relief pitchers in Major League Baseball right now. Having a setup man like this on the team will really help out with signing or trading for a new closer.


Sean Marshall vs. Cincinnati Reds

                                                              
                    AB  H HR RBI BB SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Joey Votto          13  3  1   2  4  4  .231  .412  .538  .950
Edgar Renteria      12  3  0   0  3  4  .250  .400  .250  .650
Brandon Phillips    12  1  1   2  2  2  .083  .214  .333  .548
Jay Bruce           11  2  0   0  1  6  .182  .308  .182  .490
Scott Rolen          8  3  1   2  1  1  .375  .444  .750 1.194
Drew Stubbs          5  0  0   1  1  3  .000  .167  .000  .167
Ramon Hernandez      5  3  0   0  0  1  .600  .600  .600 1.200
Paul Janish          3  1  0   0  0  0  .333  .333  .333  .667
Ryan Hanigan         2  1  0   1  2  0  .500  .750  .500 1.250
Miguel Cairo         2  1  0   1  1  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Chris Heisey         2  1  0   0  1  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Todd Frazier         2  2  0   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500
Dontrelle Willis     2  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Yonder Alonso        1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Juan Francisco       1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Devin Mesoraco       1  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Edinson Volquez      1  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Dave Sappelt         0  0  0   0  0                          0
Total               83 21  3  10 16 26  .253  .380  .386  .766

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Sean Marshall career vs. National League Central teams.

                                                                  
                  Split W L  ERA  G   IP  H HR SO  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
        Cincinnati Reds 1 3 2.61 23 31.0 26  2 30 1.387  8.7  1.76
         Houston Astros 2 5 2.70 27 46.2 44  5 36 1.307  6.9  2.12
      Milwaukee Brewers 2 2 4.13 27 32.2 35  2 29 1.531  8.0  1.93
     Pittsburgh Pirates 5 2 3.27 26 41.1 31  2 33 1.113  7.2  2.20
    St. Louis Cardinals 3 3 2.71 31 63.0 63  7 45 1.302  6.4  2.37

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Generated 12/21/2011.

Depth Chart


Cincinnati Reds Depth Chart

Catcher:
Ryan Hanigan
Devin Mesoraco
Yasmani Grandal

1B:
Joey Votto
Yonder Alonso
Miguel Cairo

2B:
Brandon Phillips
Paul Janish
Chris Valaika

SS:
Zack Cozart
Paul Janish
Chris Valaika

3B:
Scott Rolen
Juan Francisco
Miguel Cairo

LF:
Chris Heisey
Yonder Alonso
Dave Sappelt

CF:
Drew Stubbs
Chris Heisey

RF:
Jay Bruce
Chris Heisey

1975 vs. 2011 (part 1)


I thought it would be fun to talk about something other than the winter meetings right now. I also wanted to do a comparison of one of the Reds best teams with last seasons team. Here is part one of that comparison.

In 1975, Cincinnati Reds won 108 games while losing 54, giving them a .667 W-L%. The best record so far in franchise history. I wanted to look more closely at this team and see what pieces were missing from the 2011 Cincinnati Reds that might help them win 108 or more wins in 2012.

Sparky Anderson was the manager of the 1975 Reds while as we all know Dusty Baker is the manager now. I think this is a good place to start. Comparing the two might help understand what kind of challenges the Reds will have right off the bat. Sparky Anderson managed the Cincinnati Reds for 9 years, 1450 games getting 863 wins and 586 losses. He took the team to 4 Pennants and 2 World Series Titles. Dusty Baker has managed the Reds for 4 years, 648 games getting 322 wins and 326 losses. On paper, many will say there is no comparison between the two but from what I have read and heard lately, Dusty Baker is liked a lot by the players on the Reds right now and if he can keep the youngsters motivated to play well everyday I will throw all the paper away and gladly be a Dusty Baker supporter. Sparky Anderson’s best season with the Reds was of course 1975 where they got 108 wins, he saw 100+ wins with the team 3 times. Dusty Baker’s best season was 2010 where the Reds got 91 wins and 71 losses. But for this comparison we are taking Anderson’s 1975 record of 108 wins and 54 loses against Dusty Baker’s 2011 season with 79 wins and 83 losses. Both managers have won Manager of the Year awards but never with the Reds so we will not count them in this discussion. Dusty Baker won 3 (1993, 1997 and 2000) while Sparky Anderson won 2. (1984 and 1987) I remember Sparky Anderson while he managed on the Detroit Tigers and was alway impressed with that team. I remember Dusty Baker more as a player then a manager and I always thought he did very well on the field. I just wish he got his players to play the same way all the time.

Now we move onto position players and I thought we would start with the catchers and then move our way around the base paths and out to the outfield then take a good look into the pitching staff for both teams.

1975 Reds had Johnny Bench, Bill Plummer and 22-year-old Don Werner. 2011 Reds had Ramon Hernandez, Ryan Hanigan and 23-year-old Devin Mesoraco. Before we even begin comparing the two I know many will say once again there is no comparison between the two but we will look into it more just to be fair. Right now I am not sure if there are many players in Major League Baseball that would match Johnny Bench, or should I say, ones that the Reds could afford. At age 27 Johnny Bench played in 142 games going 150 for 530 at bats giving him a .282 BA. He got 28 HRs, 110 RBIs and 83 runs. Can you imagine what he would have done in Great American Ball Park? Bill Plummer saw 65 games ending the season with a .182 BA with 159 at bats. Don Werner only saw 8 at bats and ended the season with a .125 batting average. Johnny Bench also came in 4th in National League MVP voting.

The 2011 Reds had Hernandez and Hanigan playing equal time and both did well in that situation. Ramon Hernandez played in 91 games going 84 for 298 (.282 BA) and getting 12 HRs, 36 RBIs and 28 runs. While Ryan Hanigan played in 91 games getting 71 hits in 266 at bats. (.267 BA) He got 6 HRs, 31 RBIs and 27 runs getting 35 walks and 32 strike outs. Devin Mesoraco played in 18 games going 9 for 50. (.180 BA)

Johnny Bench allowed 32 stolen bases while getting 27 CS and .989 Fld% with 0 PB and 29 WP. Plummer had 23 SB, 2 CS with a .990 Fld%, 2 PB and 19 WP. Don Werner had 6 SB and 0 CS with 1 PB and 1 WP getting a .984 Fld%. On the 2011 Reds Ramon Hernandez got 39 SB, 23 CS, 3 PB, 26 WP and a .998 Fld%. Ryan Hanigan got 34 SB, 18 CS, 2 PB, 18 WP and a .993 Fld%. Devin Mesoraco got 8 SB, 3 CS, 0 PB, 7 WP and a .973 Fld%. So the 1975 Reds had 61 SB – 29 CS and a 32 CS% while the 2011 Reds had 81 SB – 44 CS and a 35 CS%.

When it came to batting, 1975 Reds catchers had a .253 BA, .337 OBP, .439 SLG and a .776 OPS. The 2011 Reds catchers got a .266 BA, .338 OBP, .395 SLG and a .733 OPS. So that just shows that they are not that far off of each other. Of course the .439 SLG for the 1975 Reds makes the difference but everything else is pretty close.

1975 Reds had Tony Perez playing 132 games at first base. Dan Driessen played 41 games while Johnny Bench played 9 and Terry Crowley played 4 and even George Foster played 2 innings that year. Tony Perez went 144 for 511 AB getting a .282 batting average. He got 20 HRs, 109 RBIs with 74 runs. He also came in 15th in National League MVP voting that season. In total players at 1B got a .287 BA, .356 OBP, .480 SLG and .836 OPS for the 1975 Reds.

Joey Votto played the most games at first base for the 2011 Reds with 160 games. Yonder Alonso played 3, Miguel Cairo played in 5, Todd Frazier and Ramon Hernandez both played in one each. Votto got a .309 BA, .416 OBP, .531 SLG and a .947 OPS with 29 HRs, 103 RBIs and 101 runs in 2011 putting him 6th in National League MVP voting. In total 1B produced very well for the 2011 Reds with a .311 BA, .415 OBP, .538 SLG and .953 OPS. By far the best production for any position that year.

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