Going into the 2019 season, the Reds’ signing of Derek Dietrich seemed pretty irrelevant. With how good their offense looked on paper, many thought that he would never see the field. An injury to Scooter Gennett and an underperforming Scott Schebler allowed Dietrich to get some playing time. Let’s just say he’s taking advantage of it.
Chad Davis | May 5th, 2019
The Reds are a very temperamental team from year to year when we look at the league as a whole. Some years, the Reds at this point in the season are playing astonishingly well, and at other times, the Reds perform somewhere close to the bottom of the NL. The Reds attempted to right the ship this offseason however. The Reds gained significant amounts of ground by acquiring two outfielders, Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, and two new starting pitchers, Alex Wood and Sonny Gray. Yet, these additions have failed to make a substantial impact. Matt Kemp has already been waived by the club and Wood has yet to throw a pitch. Sonny Gray has been the only valuable addition as Puig struggles through a slump that is detailed by fellow writer, Kody Clawson, here.