Reds Acquire Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter is introduced at the Reds spring training facility in Goodyear, AZ

The most famous book in the world talks about a carpenter who also doubles as humanity’s savior, but are the Reds (74-88 in both 2015 and 2016) putting too much faith in their new Carpenter to make believers out of their fans?


What do you think? Will the Reds be contenders this year? Share your thoughts by posting in the comments section below!

Mike Lowe

4 thoughts on “Reds Acquire Matt Carpenter

  • March 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This Reds GM…what’s his name Jon Powles? He should stick to education as he CLEARLY doesn’t understand how to run a baseball club. Isn’t he off vacationing in Europe right now? Get with it!


  • March 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Ah, Mike, you are only telling half the story. I picked up Carpenter to plug a hole at 2B – but more importantly to move Ian Kennedy whose $16m per year for five years was just too much pitching. Carpenter will save me money.

    See, you’re quite right. I didn’t know how to run a baseball team. But I read “Moneyball” on the plane to Spain, so now I know everything* 😉

    Interestingly, while I picked him up to start at 2B in place of a couple of rookies I’ve got there, my manager wants to start him at 3B in place of Tod Frazier. Frazier was easily the best Red bat last year. Don’t know what’s going on there.

    [* Cunningly avoiding mentioning the fact that I’d agreed to the trade before I got onto the plane, and that Billy Beane wouldn’t have touched Carpenter in a million years …]

  • March 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    It is a good book indeed. A fun read, as well as informative. It’s given me a lot of ideas about how to fix the total mess last year’s GM made of this team 😉

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