Monday, May 2, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, May 2, 2022 -- "Bleeding Reds"

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"The pitching and defense will be better, but there’s a chance the offense doesn’t bounce back to being competitive. They miss Jesse Winker’s OBP and Eugenio Suarez’s power, not least because Jake Fraley, part of the return in that trade, has provided neither. This is a shockingly old lineup for a team nominally in a rebuild: The Reds haven’t given a single at-bat to a player under 25, and the four Reds with the most playing time are all 31 and older. "