Jeff Fletcher at AOL Fanhouse was on top of the Reds all day yesterday
reporting that the team had moved into the "sellers" line and was close to making a move. He later reported that Bronson Arroyo was close to wearing Yankee pinstripes, but that rumor was later quashed. The non-waiver trade deadline is Friday at 4PM, and RedReporter is easily the greatest place on the www.internet to keep up with all the goings-on.
Jinaz has been working on position-by-position historical WAR reviews
and begins this tall task behind the dish. Guess what? Johnny Bench is the greatest catcher ever.
RLN points us in the direction of this list
and this absolutely galling line: "it's time for Willy Taveras' playing career to be over." I want this posted on Dusty Baker's bulletin board.
THT takes a look at the best teams to lose the World Series
and tosses them all together into a 28 team league and plays big time mash 'em up. The 1995 Indians end up being the best team to never win it all, and it's hard to argue that. That team scared the holy ghost out of me.
Maury Brown has a interesting discussion on sports and social networking
Straight from the people who are doing the networking. It's also an easy way to find a bunch of baseball related twitter accounts, though none that are Reds related.
Andy Sedlak at the DDN
Is still stewing over the blown call on Sunday when Edwin Encarnacion was called out at home. He wants instant replay to be expanded so we can avoid these game-deciding calls from being botched. I tend to agree, but what do you think?
In case you missed it
Slyde was on with Mo Egger yesterday. You can listen by checking out the 7/27 show Hour 2. It's right at the start of that mp3.