6. March 2014 14:25
Just putting a quick new thread up so you don't have to scroll as much. Leaving for the airport in 30 minutes! Will try to post--feel free to check my Twitter feed as well--since this trip is with Twitter people, there will probably be a lot of that going on. Looking forward to meeting DocProc and Mrs. Doc and getting some much-needed sunshine.
3. March 2014 09:57
After a rare weekend of AZ rain and taking my mother-in-law to CA, today I’m ready to begin my first full week of Spring Training baseball. I’m pumped. This week will include a trek to a game in Surprise (at 45 minutes, the longest trip from our home base in Scottsdale), a rare night game where I’ll meet up with some old friends, a game in which I’ll WALK to the park (Scottsdale Stadium) from our condo, and a Saturday game where my wife and I will meet up with A... [More]
26. February 2014 19:49
Yes, the Reds are on the radio! and TV! at 3:05 PM ET
With spring training finally moving beyond just drills, the games (such as they are) have begun. Now if only the regular season goes like the first game went, we will be ecstatic. BHam (run Billy, run) set the tone with a leadoff walk. Everyone (all 3000+ in the stands and who knows how many on the screen/radio) knew what he was going to do and he did not disappoint. The mayhem he causes on base will be a big talking ... [More]
21. February 2014 09:05
Here is the official breakdown of Homer's new deal. I'm taking this straight from MLBtraderumors.com as there are some details in their write-up that I wanted to share and they did a super job breaking it down. Here's a link to the full article: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/02/reds-agree-to-extend-homer-bailey.html
"Bailey's deal accelerates throughout. He will receive $9MM and $10MM over the next two years, then see a significant bump to $18MM in 2016, $19MM in 2017, ... [More]
14. February 2014 08:11
Today is one of the best days...that harbinger of sunshine and baseball...pitchers and catchers have officially reported to Spring Training. Oh, and chocolate and flowers, if you're into that, but really...BASEBALL!!!!!
10. February 2014 15:06
I just saw a projected lineup for the Reds this season and noticed these stat lines:
3B Todd Frazier:.234 BA, .314 OBP, .407 SLG, 19 HR, 73 RBIs in 2013
C Devin Mesoraco:.238 BA, .287 OBP, .362 SLG, 9 HR, 42 RBIs in 2013
SS Zack Cozart:.254 BA, .284 OBP, .381 SLG, 12 HR, 63 RBIs in 2013
Let me quickly acknowledge that all three underperformed last year and that their BA and OBP numbers were abysmal. Having said that, Frazier had the same number of RBI as Joey Votto.&nbs... [More]
29. January 2014 13:30
So I had an out of the box thought strike me today...
Would Cueto be the better trade candidate for the Reds than Bailey?
I'm not sure of the answer to this question myself but it struck me immediately as a distinct possibility.
For one Cueto basically has two yrs on his contract and will be paid $10 per year. If healthy and back to form that seems like a bargain for Cueto. Is that enough to net an above avg return?
He's coming off of injury... [More]
25. January 2014 15:16
*Important note: nothing you read here will be remotely rational. This is what the Reds have done to me.
I was filled with hope.
Sure, the season ended in depressing fashion, but it was just the right level of depressing - we'd still made the playoffs (making three times in four years), and finally, just a couple days later, Dusty Baker was fired. 'Surely,' we all said to ourselves. 'Surely, Walt wouldn't fire Dusty only to give Bryan Price the same underachieving team!' ... [More]
22. January 2014 09:46
Since Grady Sizemore seems to be the only topic of conversation out there, let me add my two cents. Assuming it’s a low-priced, high-incentive contract, I think it’s a great idea. At the very least, Sizemore could be a Gold Glove mentor to Billy Hamilton. At the very most, he could round into form and replace Ludwick when Ryan craps out. Not much to lose on this one. Go for it, Walt. It will prove that you’re still breathing.
Mary he... [More]
20. January 2014 12:34
No time to discuss my dream, just thought it an appropriate title given today is MLK day.
We needed a new thread to post comments on so here it is!