Harold Reynolds played ten-plus years (1983-1994) in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Seattle Mariners. Reynolds was a fairly good player, accumulating three Gold Gloves and two All-Star appearances. After baseball, Reynolds made his way to ESPN, where he worked as a broadcaster. After splitting with ESPN, Reynolds moved over to MLB.com and MLB Network, where he's been since its debut in 2009.
Reynolds, a former player, tends to lean heavy on the "scouting" side of the mythical "scouts vs. stats" debate. (The two are compatible, despite what Harold and others may believe.) Reynolds also says, well, a lot of dumb things. Sometimes, they are factually inaccurate. Sometimes, they just don't make any sense. And sometimes, we'll pull together a handful of his dumb comments to make a brilliant post.
[Special thanks to Jacob Rosen, who came up with the idea and helped with this first post.]
Harold Reynolds on MLB Network just said “One of the best moves Theo/Jed made was bringing in Manny Ramirez to work with Javier Baez."— David Kaplan (@thekapman) August 5, 2014
I know he's making a point, but Harold Reynolds just said platooning is "the hardest thing in the world to do."— Neil Weinberg (@NeilWeinberg44) August 7, 2014
Harold Reynolds just said "that's a home run in Fenway" about a FOUL BALL. (cc: @HeardOnMLBT)— Daniel Kelley (@danieltkelley) August 8, 2014
Harold Reynolds just said the Yankees wouldn’t go get a replacement level player to replace Cano at second. Yankees’ 2B WAR this year: -1.5.— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) August 12, 2014
Harold Reynolds loves Mike Zunino's hitting. He has a 96 wRC+, .695 OPS, 3.4 BB%, 32.4 K%.— Jacob Fagan (@jacobfagan) August 12, 2014
Harold Reynolds just said the A's offense hasn't clicked for about a month. 8th best offense in baseball lat 30 days.— Neil Weinberg (@NeilWeinberg44) August 12, 2014
Josh Willingham is going to mesh with the #Royals ball club because Harold Reynolds said so.— Ace of MLB Stats (@AceballStats) August 12, 2014
Harold Reynolds thinks Machado has a broken ankle. That's impressively asinine, even for Harold Reynolds.— Dave S (@BmoreDaveS) August 12, 2014