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I had actually meant to write this article for yesterday, but things got in the way of that happening so it got pushed to today.
Positional Player Breakout Predictions
When looking at guys who could potentially break out, I look at a lot of things and pick players for different reasons at times. My first pick already had a bit of a breakout season last year, but it went largely unnoticed because it came in the California League. I think that Travis Mattair could take another step forward in 2013. He sat out 2010 to try college basketball out before returning in 2011 to professional baseball. Sitting out a season led to him missing some developmental time and he really showed improvements across the board in 2012. The former 2nd rounder has good tools to work with on both sides of the ball and I think the improvements he showed last year were just the first step to learning how to use all of the tools that made him a second rounder when he was drafted.
The next guy I think could real...
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Friday night was an eventful one for fans at Great American Ball Park.
Not only did the hometown Reds pound the only undefeated team left in the majors by a score of 15-0, but in the seventh inning, the crowd was entertained by a man who ran onto the field of play.
The crazed fan, who may or may not have been under the influence of alcohol, sprinted onto the field and slid...
No one ever told Todd Frazier he was going to be the Reds starting third baseman this season, maybe because it was just a given to most people. As important as Scott Rolen had been to the Reds the last four seasons, the time had come for Frazier to take over the position on an every-day basis.
Still, no one told that to Frazier directly. The closest he got to hearing it was while...
This guy’s got balls. If he misses that catch, disaster could’ve struck and really harmed his child. We’re sure his wife is not pleased either way.
But this guy wasn’t going to let that happen, as he snagged the ball with perfection, prompting cheers from those around him. H/T USA Today Sports.
Louisville won 6-4. Box Score
Billy Hamilton went 2-3 with a double, run and 3 steals before exiting with an injury.
Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a run.
Mike Hessman went 2-4 with a walk and 2 solo HR (4).
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI.
Jason Donald went 2-4 with 2 doubles.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double.
Nevin Ashley went 1-4 with a...
Opening day in the Minor League season is upon us. Bakersfield hasn’t announced their opening day starter yet, but the other three teams have. Louisville and Dayton both get started at 6:35 tonight. Tony Cingrani will take the mound at home for Louisville. Robert Stephenson will toe the rubber on the road for Dayton. Pensacola will get things rolling at home at 8:00 this evening...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson is being honored for something he did in Cincinnati 18 years ago.
Johnson led the Reds to a division title in 1995 and the NL championship series, where they were swept by Atlanta. Former owner Marge Schott decided to replace Johnson with Ray Knight after the season.
The Reds wouldn't win another division title until 2010, when they...
How fast is a foul ball moving when it comes via contact made on a Aroldis Chapman 100 mph fastball?
Just ask Reds kid…
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each homered twice, and the Reds
hit six in all - including Xavier Paul's pinch grand slam - while
sending the Washington Nationals to a 15-0 defeat Friday night,
their first loss this season and their worst loss since returning
as a team.
It has never happened, but it might this year – the Cleveland Indians could face the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series. Other match-ups are more likely — Nationals vs. Tigers, for instance — but Ohio’s teams may be on a collision course. It is less of a long shot than you might think.
On paper, the Reds are one of the best teams in baseball. They won 97 games last year...
The Washington Nationals had a rough series opener against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night losing 15-0, which was the worst loss in team history since 2005. The Nats looked to come in to recover from that beating on Saturday afternoon behind Ross Detwiler, and they did just that, even if it did come off the rails a bit in the late innings.
Speaking of Detwiler, he had quite...