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We've reached the end of our predictions series and today we'll look at which Reds players might don the NL All-Star jersey come July. There were 10 ballots cast by the Redlegs Review team and a player had to receive at least five votes to be included.
So which Reds do we think are potential All-Stars in 2013?
Joey Votto (10), Brandon Phillips (9), Jay Bruce (8), Johnny Cueto (7), and Mat Latos (7)
Phillips and Cueto were two of the most egregious snubs last year. The good news is that Tony LaRussa will not be managing the 2013 NL All-Star team, so perhaps those guys will have a shot this time as long as they perform.
Votto is a no-brainer. There's not a first baseman in the National League that can hold a candle to Votto right now. With Shin-Soo Choo in the fold, Votto could put up the best numbers of his career if you can even comprehend that. If the knee holds up and no other injuries occur, Votto will be well on his way to a fourth All-Star selection...
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The Reds were victorious over the White Sox yesterday, winning 7-3. Johnny Cueto started for the Reds and wasn’t that great: 2 runs (earned) on 3 hits in 4.0 innings of work. Fortunately for him, the offense came to play. Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored. Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI on a solo shot and 3 runs scored.
The Reds have today...
The Reds had an off-day yesterday, but the battle for the fifth rotation spot never sleeps, so they played a split squad game with Aroldis Chapman and Mike Leake going head-to-head.
This video appeared on Cincinnati.com, along with a nice little insider-style tidbit.
The Reds host the Dodgers tonight at 10:05 p.m. Mat Latos will be starting for the Reds.
Cincinnati lifted their Cactus League record to 3-11 after racing past the split-squad Chicago White Sox, 7-3, on Sunday. Shin-Soo Choo and Todd Frazier led the offensive charge with seven hits between them. The Reds enjoy an off day on Monday before welcoming the Dodgers to Goodyear Tuesday evening.
Until then, here is a mixed bag of Reds news and notes...
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Jay Bruce will be just 26 years old on April 3 and he already has two 30-homer seasons and 134 homers for his career. His runs, home run, RBI, and stolen base totals have gone up every since over the last four years, and he’s taken on an increasingly important role in the Cincinnati lineup. [...]
Shin-Soo Choo got four hits and Todd Frazier homered Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds beat a Chicago White Sox split squad 7-3.
Frazier had three hits and Cesar Izturis drove in two runs.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto was erratic in his second spring start. He walked three and hit another, but completed four innings and gave up just two runs.
Chicago starter Gavin Floyd allowed four...
Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman is destined to remain a closer, at least in the opinion of one rival scout who saw him start a minor-league game on Monday.
“I hope they do start him, but they’re crazy if they do,” said the scout, who works for another National League club. “It’s Joba Chamberlain all over again.
“His velocity dropped off in the second inning...
Cesar Izturis boosted his chance to win a utility job on the Cincinnati Reds, hitting a sixth inning home run off Travis Webb and an eighth-inning RBI single against Johnny Hellweg in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Logan Schafer drove in two runs with a single and a double and Donnie Murphy hit three hits, including a double.
There are a lot of things on tap for today that are worth talking about, so let’s jump right in.
SABR held their Analytical Conference last week and have started adding podcasts from the different forums/discussions/presentations. While I have probably listened to 6 hours worth of presentations, the one that I want to point you guys to is the Player Development Panel. It is just...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cesar Izturis boosted his chance to win a utility job on the Cincinnati Reds, hitting a sixth inning home run off Travis Webb and an eighth-inning RBI single against Johnny Hellweg in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Logan Schafer drove in two runs with a single and a double and Donnie Murphy hit three hits, including...
Jared Burton has resurrected his career with MIN
Once a Red, always a Red. Isn't that how the saying goes?
Although none of these players are currently in the Reds organization, they were at one time, and if you're anything like me, you're probably curious to know how they're doing.
With that being said, here is a spring update on some of the notable ex...
It's day six of our Reds predictions. Most players are going to give you what they're going to give you and you can expect it like clockwork. For example, Joey Votto is going to be Joey Votto. He's going to hit for average, get on base, and drive in runs because that's what Joey Votto's do. However, every manager hopes to hit the jackpot with one or two players...