How All Of The Reds Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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In Cincy, you are either Drafted, or signed as a Free Agent usually. Other than Brandon Phillips, and his injury replacement Kristopher Negron, all other members of the offense were either drafted or signed as a Free Agents.
The club signing Jack Hannahan maybe wasn’t such a great idea, but then again, the bench hasn’t been that great this year either, with the exception of a nice job as the backup backstopper in Pena.
The bench has not performed well, and has been needed profusely with injuries to Votto and Phillips.
Still, you have to commend the organization on its draft history. I mean the Blue Jays hardly have developed any Infielders in the last 10 years other than Adam Lind.
Sorry to dig on the Canadian squad, but they still only have Lind as a draft pick currently playing in their lineup.
This is not an article on Toronto, but before I depart with them on my mind, they receive full credit for fleecing the Pirates, and the Reds here, for snatching Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, for a few years of Scott Rolen at the end of his career.
EE also couldn’t be a DH in the NL, and his defense anywhere was not that average back then anyway. Read the rest of this entry