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Yesterday the Cincinnati Reds added several players to the 40 man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft next month at the winter meetings. Most of the names added were players most of you were familiar with, but one name wasn’t as familiar as the others. Carlos Contreras was added and being the most unknown of the group, I thought I would spend some time to give him a Game Breakdown article.
Carlos Contreras throws a fastball from the low 90’s up to 98 MPH. He has an average to plus change up at times and mixes in a loopy curveball that is a below average pitch. He has solid mechanics, but can try to overthrow at times and loses his control because of it.
For this game I looked at his June 7th performance for the Dayton Dragons against the Lake C...
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Jay Bruce is getting married next month. He’s apparently in such a good place, he doesn’t want any of it to change for a long, long time.Word on the street is that super-streaky right-fielder Jay Bruce is looking to settle his contract situation for the rest of his life. Despite already being guaranteed in Cincinnati through the 2016 season, he’s got his agent talking to the...
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Josh Ravin is a 24-year old pitching prospect in the Cincinnati Reds system. The right-hander was drafted by the Reds in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Chatsworth High School in California. Ravin split time between Single-A Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola this season while appearing in 23 games as...
Scott Rolen is unsure if he will attempt to continue his baseball career. Rolen, a 17 year veteran, will turn 38 in early April. Jason Stark reports that Rolen has spoken to the Cincinnati Reds about 2013 but is “not ready to make a decision.”
If Rolen has interest in playing for the Reds again next season it would have to be as a bat off the bench as Todd Frazier has to be...
Happy Turkey Day everyone! I would like to use this time to express my sincere gratitude for everyone who reads or frequents this blog on a regular basis. You all are very much appreciated.
Secondly, I would also like to provide an interesting and somewhat humorous post on this glorified day of gluttony. While most of America will have food, family and football on tap today, Redlegs...
November 21, 1870 - The Cincinnati Baseball Club announces it will hire no professional players for the 1871 season, and instead will develop its amateur players. Unable to sign its star players to contracts for the 1871 season, and uncertain of being able to field a competitive first-class nine that would live up to the standards of the Red Stockings, the Cincinnati Baseball...
Included on the registry: this “Great White Pitcher.”I know I just wrote about Jay Bruce yesterday, but this time of year, there are only so many times you can post updates to the Redsfest line-up without going insane. Plus, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which just makes you want to do a good deed, like pointing out the link to the Bruce wedding registry at Pottery Barn.
Believe it or not, Redsfest 2012 is now only 16 days away. It presents a great opportunity for fans to interact with fellow fans, current and former players, coaches, and team personnel. There will also be interactive games, autograph booths, exhibits, and much more on tap during the weekend. Here's a little information regarding the annual event thanks to a press release...
The 2013 Prospect Guide is now available for Pre-Order if you didn’t notice the above advertisement. You can check out more information by clicking on the image.
In case you missed the post yesterday afternoon, I looked at potential Rule 5 players who the Reds will need to protect or risk losing. If you only saw the original post when it went live in the afternoon, check it out...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Largely Unhelpful Videos: Free Agent Infielder Darwin Perez
Frazier Likely to Become Third-Base Starter for Cincinnati in 2013
Scott Rolen‘s status for the 2013 season is still unclear, MLB.com’s Mark...