I'm going to try to get something up on the two new Reds' acquisitions (Franklin and Hollandsworth) soon, but it probably won't be tonight because I'm headed off to the D-backs/Giants game this evening. That's right, I'm skipping the opportunity to watch the Reds on TV in the biggest series since '99 in order to see the D-backs in person. I feel a bit guilty about it, but not that bad. Just like music, live baseball is better. I'll be watching the out-of-town scoreboard intensely though for updates, and may still have a chance to watch the game after the fact via TiVO. ... though I'll probably only do that if they win. :)
In the meantime, what a game by Ryan Freel last night. This is one of those times that watching
it on MLB Gameday is such a horrific limitation compared to actually seeing it in person. Fortunately, most of Ryan "human highlight reel" Freel's game can be see in the Top Plays video on MLB.com. All I can say is wow.
Here's the WPA graph from last night, courtesy of fangraphs.com. Savor the moment: