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Chapman has been nothing short of outstanding so far in '12
Why isn't Aroldis Chapman in the starting rotation? It's been a hotly-debated question amongst the Reds faithful this spring. And one expert in particular thinks the team could benefit more by having The Cuban Missile pitch every five days. In his latest column, ESPN.com's Keith Law highlights six relievers who should be starting for their respective clubs. Chapman is one of them...
Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Cincinnati Reds It's great that Chapman has punched out 15 of 27 batters faced this season, but he was a lifelong starter in Cuba and has the off-speed pitches to handle starting in the U.S. if he was just given the chance. His fastball might only sit at 93-94 mph as a starter, but it would likely cause less stress on his arm if he's not airing it out on every pitch, and he has the slider to miss plenty of bats. Arms like this are often forced to the bullpen by injury or lack of command, ...
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AROUND THE WEB
Frazier is surely happy after a Bats' win
and a promotion to the big league club.
Louisville 7 Columbus 4
-Jeff Francis (1-1) held the Clippers to just two earned runs in six innings, as the Bats (5-7) won. J.J. Hoover continues to impress as he struck out two in a perfect inning to pick up his fourth save.
-LF Todd Frazier was 2-3 with a double and three RBI. He...
Scott Rolen is healthy.
"Unbelievably, yes," he said. "I am."
Rolen, who is coming off his fourth surgery on his left shoulder, went 1-for-4 Tuesday night in the Reds' 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the St. Louis Cardinals. The hit raised his average to .135.
The shoulder isn't the issue.
"He looks healthy," Baker said. "He was healthy when...
The Cincinnati Reds started their
second series of the season against the Cardinals tonight, this time
in St. Louis. The Reds headed into the game hoping to recover from
losing two out of three at home against the defending World Series
chapmions and improving to one game under .500 and coming within 2
games of first place.
Johnny Cueto and Kyle Lohse both pitched...
I heard an interview with Joey Votto over the weekend and he talked a little bit about the Reds bats. He mentioned how they were in a slump and all it takes is one hit to end a slump.
Maybe the Reds got those hits on Sunday. In narrowly avoiding a sweep by the Nationals, some of the biggest slumpers currently for the Reds came up big. Scott Rolen was on base when Ludwick smacked...
4/17 Game Review
Louisville lost 9-7 in 10 innings. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-3 with a double, run and 2 walks.
Chris Valaika went 3-6 with a double.
Neftali Soto went 1-5 with a walk, HR (1) and 2 RBI.
Daryl Jones went 1-3 with a double, walk and 2 runs.
Paul Janish went 1-4 with a run.
Dioner Navarro went 4-4 with a walk, run and 2 RBI.
Carlos Fisher threw 1.1 hitless...
The following interview with Eric Young, Jr. was purportedly done by 10-year old aspiring reporter, Haley Smilow. Eric Young, Jr. doesn’t have a whole heckuva lot to do with the Cincinnati Reds, but I’m sure not going to pass up an opportunity to lend a couple eyes to a young female journalist, so here ya go. — Amanda
4/18 Game Review
Louisville lost 13-9. Box Score
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Neftali Soto went 3-4 with a double, HR (2), 2 RBI, 3 runs and a walk.
Mike Costanzo went 1-4 with a 3 run HR (4) and a walk.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a run.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with 2 walks, an RBI and a run.
Ron Mahay threw a scoreless inning with a walk...
Beltran homered for the fifth time in 2012
St. Louis, MO -- Manager Dusty Baker shuffled the lineup on Wednesday in an effort to revitalize a sputtering offense. Unfortunately, the new batting order yielded the same lackluster results. The Cardinals (9-3) hammered starter Mat Latos and the slumping Reds (4-8) early and often en route to a 11-1 victory -- winning for the...
Forgive the delayed podcast listening, but in last week’s Jonah Keri Grantland pod he had ESPN Baseball Tonight anchor Steve Berthiaume on to take a tour around the league after one week.
When the boys were talking about the Cincinnati Reds, Berthiaume dropped an interesting tidbit on Joey Votto’s recently signed 10 year 225 million dollar deal:
“I think, think...
The Cincinnati Reds are the hot ticket in town and FOX Sports Ohio is excited to give viewers an exclusive opportunity to experience the Reds live in action at Great American Ball Park. FOX Sports Ohio is taking over the Reds ticket office for a Ticket Office Takeover.During the Reds-Cardinals game tonight, we will announce a special Reds ticket offer presented exclusively by FOX...
BY WADE MCMILLIN, Couchsideshow.com editor
The sky looked as if it was the limit for Cuban flamethrower Aroldis Chapman when he made his Major League debut for the Cincinnati Reds two years ago.
Chapman dazzled baseball fans when he hit 103 MPH on the gun during his first outing on American soil. It seemed as if the 24-year-old Cuban Missile was destined...
Word around the blogsphere is that Todd Frazier hopped a plane to St. Louis this morning where the Cincinnati Reds are about to take on the Cardinals for the second time already this short season.
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This expression by Johnny Cueto pretty much says it all about Tuesday's
2-1 defeat to the hands of the Cardinals
I'm in several types of leagues, some shallow, many deep and some very deep. Thus, I'm constantly on the lookout for that next potential source of save opportunities. Sometimes those sources come completely out of left field (Hector Santiago and Bryan Shaw recently), but often, once a team's closer goes down (injury or performance), it's the top setup man who is tapped...