Found April 03, 2013 on 85% Sports:
We all know from reading numerous analyses that the Reds probably have the upper hand in the NL Central. The Cardinals rotation is a bit of a question mark, and the Cardinals lost Chris Carpenter, Rafael Furcal, and perhaps their closer (how long will Jason Motte be out? I don’t know if I want to know the answer). But let’s compare the two teams position by position, and try and see why the Reds are the team to beat. Johnny Cueto vs Adam Wainwright In 2013, I expect Cueto to be quite good with a rate around 3.47 to 3.50 with an innings total probably over 200. Projections are looking like a 4 WAR pitcher. Adam Wainwright on the other hand looks to be better rate-wise at 3.22 to 3.25 for 2013 with a similar innings total. This is good for a 5 WAR projection. Advantage: Cardinals. Mat Latos vs Jaime Garcia My guess with Latos is a 3.42 to 3.45 rate stat and around 200 IP. The projections look to be around 3.75 WAR. Jaime Garcia, the Cards’ defacto #2 is a tick better in the rate stat...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Cincinnati Reds payroll and salaries for each player for the 2013 season

As the 2013 Major League Baseball season gets underway, we step off the diamond for a moment and into the financial records of each of the 30 teams in the league. We are taking a look at the salaries each team has on its records as of April 1, a joke to some folks but Opening Day to fans and teams alike. Obviously, with trades, cuts, call-ups and whatever else these numbers are...

2013 Season Preview: Louisville Bats

Manager: Jim Riggleman Pitching Coach: Ted Power Hitting Coach: Tony Jaramillo The 2013 Louisville Bats team is likely among the oldest in recent memory. There are a few young guns on the team, but there are also a lot of guys in their late 20′s and even a few guys in the 30′s on the roster. The team does have seven of my Top 40 prospects on the team to balance out the mixture...

St. Louis 3B David Freese: A repeat engagement

Hot News for 3B David Freese

Series won, questions answered

CINCINNATI For one day, at least, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker can say that four major questionable components of his team are solvent. ONE: Can Todd Frazier replace Scott Rolen at third base with no noticeable dissipation of offense and defense? TWO: Can Shin-Soo Choo play center field and provide the team with the leadoff hitter theyve tried to find for a decade? THREE...

Votto gets a walk-off, Reds rally for 5-4 win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto's first hit of the season wasn't all that pretty, but the timing and placement were perfect. Votto's hard grounder deflected off the glove of first baseman Albert Pujols and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Brandon Phillips...

Miller one to watch in 2013

With prospects, talent doesn't always dictate when a player gets an opportunity in the big leagues. Often, arrivals are delayed by arbitration clocks as teams look to maximize the amount of time they can control a player at a reasonable cost. In may cases, prospects have moved positions to ensure that opportunity presents itself as soon as possible (see: Billy Hamilton and Nick...

Minor League Game Preview – 4/4/13

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...

Hal finds his driver

CINCINNATI Ray Snedegar pulled his Lexus into the driveway about 35 minutes ahead of our scheduled departure and, no, I didnt choose him to be my driver because he drives a Lexus. Thats just an, uh, side benefit.Im early, he said as he showed up at the front door. Im so excited I couldnt wait.Snedegar was about to make his first 75-mile journey down I-75 from my Engelwood, Ohio...

Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks: Three Points to Walk With

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the season in a competitive fashion in Arizona, splitting the first two games of the series, before dropping the final contest in a long, 16 inning affair last night. It was fight throughout with a Diamondbacks club that shows a lot of potential, but still is a frustrating effort, because of some of the details that led to the verdict. And while the...

Boyfriend moves out of way, lets girlfriend get smacked by home run ball

This guy gets out of the way of a Peter Kozma home run only to have the ball smack his girlfriend possibly in the face.

Cardinals minors opening day roster evolution

An ongoing thread to be updated as the St. Louis Cardinals full-season rosters come into focus. The preliminary rosters for Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach and Peoria rosters are confirmed.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.