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Only three players rank ahead of Votto in the new rankings
If there's one thing we know about life, it's that it never goes exactly according to plan. And the folks that cover fantasy baseball over at ESPN.com know this as well. That is precisely why they recently wadded up their preseason Top 250 list and re-ranked it using what they know now. It's amazing how much can change in just a month and a half.
Here's how the Reds fared in the new rankings compared to the old one. I've also included their highest and their lowest ranking assigned to them by the pollsters:
Remember, this list is based off the player's value in fantasy baseball, (ie-production) not necessarily the value he would provide to a given team.
- Joey Votto claimed the 4th overall spot after ranking 10th. (HI-3, LO-12)
- Jay Bruce climbed 12 spots to take over 26th. (HI-18, LO-37)
- Brandon Phillips actually slid back five paces to 59th. (HI-52, LO-78)
- Johnny Cueto co...
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Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is pretty good at baseball. And he's generous enough to share his knowledge (and time) about the game in an upcoming camp for kids. Here's the press release detailing the 3rd annual event:
Don’t miss out—the 2012 Gillette Jay Bruce Baseball ProCamp in partnership with Heinz presented by Fifth Third Bank and CBTS is coming up soon...
NEW YORK - One day, the Reds promise, left-hander Aroldis Chapman will be a starting pitcher. But it cant happen yet, not when two of the teams top setup men remain on the disabled list. And not everyone with the team is certain it should happen it all.
I honestly dont think he can be as effective as a starting pitcher, right-hander Bronson Arroyo, one of the Reds starters, said...
Both accounts are excerpts taken from Redleg Journal, a must-have piece of historical literature for anyone who calls themselves a fan of the Reds:
"May 16, 1902 - The Palace of the Fans is dedicated in ceremonies before a game against New York. The Giants spoiled the day with a 5-3 win, scoring all of their runs in the ninth inning. Also, during the...
After going to old Yankee Stadium for four decades, Dusty Baker had a slight delay on his first trip to the new ballpark.
''It's hard to get in this bad boy,'' the Cincinnati Reds manager said Friday before his team opened an interleague series in the Bronx. ''Some guy asked me today, `Could I help you?' I was in the front, trying to get in. I said...
5/16 Game Review
Louisville lost 4-1. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-3 with a walk, 2 steals (13) and a run.
Neftali Soto went 0-2 with 2 walks.
Felix Perez went 2-3.
Carlos Fisher threw 3 shutout innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
The Bats struggles continue as they managed just 5 hits on the game and only scored because of an error. Chad Reineke had 8 strikeouts...
Right-hander Mat Latos of the Cincinnati Reds has pitched pretty well in the his last three outings. He's given up a total of four runs, in fact. But he's gone six, five and five innings. In the last two, it's taken him 109 and 100 pitches to get through five. That obviously a problem for the bullpen. Latos was the victim of a blown save in the Thursday's 9-4...
After a disappointing assignment to AAA right before opening day Todd Frazier now finds himself the de facto regular third baseman since Scott Rolen went on the DL. His two home runs led the Reds to a comeback victory in a series opener against the Mets last night.
It looks like the Reds were going to sweep the two-game series against the Mets, but then it all came crashing down. They lose 4-9, bringing their record to 19-18.
The Reds start a series with the 20-18 Yankees tonight at 7:05 p.m. Bronson Arroyo (2-1, 3.25 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Reds and face off against some no name guy… Andy Pettitte or something...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Todd Frazier homered twice, Brandon Phillips hit a tying single off Jon Rauch in the eighth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-3 Wednesday night.
Pinch-hitter Jay Bruce drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly one out after the Reds put together three straight hits off Rauch (3-2), ending with Phillips' single. Rauch retired Chris Heisey on...
Boston outfielder Daniel Nava and Cincinnati third baseman Mike Costanzo were barely on their parent team’s radar as recently as spring training, yet they are wearing major league uniforms.
Nava is an Independent original, starting his pro career as an undrafted free agent in Chico, CA (Golden League) in ’07, the summer after he finished at Santa Clara. He worked...
Todd Frazier went deep twice yesterday. When asked the other day if Frazier would play, Dusty Baker said, “It could be (Miguel) Cairo. I’ve got an idea what guys’ strengths and weaknesses are… We’ll see. It’s up to Frazier. Okay, who switched out my mint toothpicks with splinters! You know my T-picks kill the skunk breath!” Todd Frazier is a damn fine specimen...
A couple days ago Paul Daugherty of Cincinnati.com wrote a piece wondering if Kevin Youkilis would be a good fit for the Cincinnati Reds. He talks about how the Boston Red Sox third baseman is a native of the city could be the grinding power bat that the team needs. Well today John Fay also of Cincinnati.com has a quote from General Manager Walt Jocketty that killed any chance...
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves jumped on Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto early Tuesday night and beat the Reds 6-2, giving the right-hander his first loss of the season.
Brian McCann homered and the Braves scored four runs in the third inning.
Cueto (4-1) led the major leagues with his 1.12 ERA before giving up six runs, five earned, on eight hits in four innings. He had allowed only...
And this Mets fan was an off-duty police officer. The story comes from the NY Daily News:
Officer Eduardo Cornejo had a legit ticket to the Mets’ sad 6-3 drubbing by the Cincinnati Reds, but ballpark management confronted him once they realized he was stretched out in a seat better than the one he had purchased.
“He was in a section he wasn’t supposed to be,” Police Commissioner...
It was looking to be one of those days, with the Mets suffering from a four-run deficit in a scoreless effort through four and a half innings. R.A. Dickey was pitching just all right and Joey Votto dampened the Mets’ spirits with his sixth home run of the year in the fourth.
But all in all, everything looked this afternoon at Citi when it was all said and done. The Mets split...