Matt P wrote:The Red Sox are so petrified of Reynolds they just intentionally walked him with 2 outs and a man on 3rd.
I guess they realize he is the best hitter on the team with RISP and 2 outs. It's a shame that many O's fans don't realize that.
That's LUCK!!!!! Those numbers fluctuate year to year; last year he went .208/.308/.408 with RISP which was below his season line .221/.323/.483...
Props to you and others who wanted to stick with him because he is certainly contributing now but to overreact and suggest resigning him is ABSURD. -0.1 WAR this year, 0.3 WAR last year. The O's can figure it out at 1B next year. He's not THAT good defensively. Fangraphs doesn't think he has good range at 1B as evidenced by his -7 PM rating. They do notice all of the nice plays he does make with their +3 GFP rating (points giving for exceptional plays made relative to the position). I think he's been fine at 1B and will be fine offensively for the rest of the season, lord knows he was due, but there is NO WAY I would offer him anything above $3m for ONE more year this winter (I would greatly prefer to part ways).