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Dusty Baker and Joey Votto were not pleased that teammates Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips were not selected to the National League All Star roster that Tony La Russa selected. Let's look first at the case of Cueto. Here is how he stacks up with the other starting pitchers on the roster:
It is pretty obvious that just looking at the roster, Cueto has a case over Lynn and Wade Miley. That said, La R...
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Johnny Cueto thought he had done enough this year to deserve an All-Star spot. The National League's manager, Tony LaRussa, thought otherwise, and the Reds are not happy about it. Cueto and Dusty Baker are both taking shot at LaRussa in the aftermath of Cueto's snub, point to a fight between the Reds and Cardinals last year, when LaRussa was still managing the Cards. "...
Another month of the season is in the books and with it comes the hope and promise of another. But before we look ahead to the sunny month of July, let's reflect upon the month of June by handing out the hardware for the Redlegs Review Players of the Month:
Hitter of the month
Joey Votto - Votto continues to be the front runner for NL MVP honors after...
Call him Aaron History. Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill became the second player in major league history to hit for the cycle twice in a season when he repeated in a 9-3 victory at Milwaukee on Friday. It was the second time Hill had done it in 11 days and the first double-cycle since Babe Herman had two for the Brooklyn Robins in 1931. "He's been locked in lately...
The repetitive cycler
Friday night was a tremendous one for Aaron Hill of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not only did he double in the first inning for his 1000th MLB hit, but he went on to hit for the cycle for the second time this season. This tremendous feat makes Hill only the second player to accomplish this in the same season since 1900. Only Babe Herman of the Brooklyn Dodgers...
Did Tony LaRussa hold a grudge in snubbing Cueto? Or is this choice actually justified?
On Sunday afternoon, when the All-Star rosters were announced, rapid reactions came pouring in trying to decide which players were snubbed from playing in the Midsummer Classic. The scrutiny, like everything these days, began instantaneously. Whispers, screams, and angry tweets flooded baseball’s...
Going Cycling Did we really witness two cycles in less than two weeks? As if it was easy to hit for one, let alone two. Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2B Aaron Hill did it all on Friday, June 29, 2012. He ended his spectacular night by going 4-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB, and 2 runs. His first cycle of the year was on June 18 and he enjoyed it so much that he went and did it again. Hill joins...
The Texas Rangers are hoping the Yu Darvish-Aaron Hill pairing will finally push the club over the top when it comes to the Final Five voting for the All-Star Game.
After the first day of voting, things are working for the Rangers.
Darvish has a slim lead over Chicago's Jake Peavy for the final All-Star spot for the American League. The Rangers decided to team with the other...
Fans,Tony LaRussa left Phillips in a place he’s left many batters this season –unexpectedly out.
In recent years, there have been few certainties in Cincinnati. Seasons of low expectations transform into seasons of promise. Years of high expectations turn into years of shattered dreams. The team has been both close and distant in the chase. The roster has been reworked. Votto’s...
Last night, Aaron Hill hit for the cycle in the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Actually, it was Hill’s second cycle of the season.
Hitting for the cycle is something that’s really cool for the player, a bonus for the team, and amazing for fantasy owners. Other than that, its just kind of a novelty. Hitting for the cycle twice in one season is...
Tony La Russa and Reds manager Dusty Baker have been involved in a back and forth over La Russa leaving Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips off the NL All Star team. Baker contends that the snub of Cueto and Phillips stems from La Russa holding a grudge from a 2010 brawl that Cueto and Phillips were at the center of.
La Russa denies that he is holding a grudge and attempts to give...
The San Diego Padres are hoping the momentum they've gained on their current road trip will help them end a long history of struggles in Arizona and the Diamondbacks' recent dominance at home.
The Diamondbacks return from a rough trip looking to continue their success at Chase Field while trying to prevent the Padres from a third straight win Monday night.