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Red Reporter Nov 14, 2017
We might be seriously overlooking Scott Schebler

We might be seriously overlooking Scott Schebler

Was that the quietest 30 dinger season in Reds history? When you think about the current iteration of the Cincinnati Reds, you think of Joey Votto. You think of Billy Hamilton’s speed and defense, Zack Cozart’s breakout, donkey, and free agency, and Scooter Gennett’s 4-dinger game. Adam Duvall’s name comes to mind, what with the unexpected All Star appearance and mammoth first halves of seasons. Eugenio Suarez, similarly, picked up a larger fan following thanks to a breakout 2017, and Tucker Barnhart just signed a contract extension and took home a Gold Glove for excellent defense...
Red Reporter Nov 8, 2017
Updating the Top 100: Zack Cozart

Updating the Top 100: Zack Cozart

Zack Cozart’s place on the all-time list A partial list of warning signs, regarding Zack Cozart: · He has missed something like 170 games in the past three seasons · His fielding value, as measured by Defensive Runs Saved, has fallen from excellent in 2014 (19 runs saved) to average in 2017 (2 runs saved) · His 2017 hitting line was fueled by a significant spike in BABIP · His HR/FB rate also jumped substantially in 2017 · Although Cozart was good all year, how we think about his 2017 season is heavily colored by how he started the season. His...
Halos Heaven Nov 6, 2017
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart will not receive a qualifying offer

Reds shortstop Zack Cozart will not receive a qualifying offer

This means he is a free agent with no strings attached. The Reds choose not to tender their free-agent shortstop a qualifying offer worth $17.4 million. Reds will officially withhold a qualifying offer from Zack Cozart, per a source.— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) November 6, 2017 I previously wrote about a trade possibility concerning Cozart to the Angels last offseason, if he were willing to move to second base in deference to Andrelton Simmons. Cozart is a defensive wizard and has averaged 9 DRS (defensive runs saved) and 7 UZR (ultimate zone rating) over his six seasons with the...
Red Reporter Nov 6, 2017
Zack Cozart not expected to receive Qualifying Offer, per reports

Zack Cozart not expected to receive Qualifying Offer, per reports

The $17.4 million price is just a bit too steep. The week after the conclusion of the World Series is rife with important administrative decisions, and clearly the biggest one facing the Cincinnati Reds is what to do with All Star shortstop Zack Cozart. Cozart, 31, is fresh off the most statistically excellent season of his career, and that just so happened to coincide with his final season of team control by the Reds. With that the case, the Reds face the tough decision of whether or not to extend the now free agent a Qualifying Offer, essentially a 1 year, $17.4 million contract that...

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