Found March 19, 2012 on Players View:
I am a really big fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Not a real fan, just someone that thinks they’re going to be good. They have a young squad full of bombers and speed. They have some talented young pitching and they have a manager that likes to destroy young arms. What’s not to like? Like Tony LaRussa, Dusty Baker, wins just about everywhere he goes, in spite of himself. He practically ruined the arm of Kerry Wood by pitching him far too often and did ruin the arm of Mark Prior. I worry about the same with Aroldis Chapman and I’ll get into why later. I’m not a fan of Dusty Baker’s style of managing at all. He does far too many risky moves that inevitably lead to more outs. The absolute worst thing in baseball is an out and Baker is a disciple of the Joe Morgan style of baseball. He adheres to the hit and run religiously even though it has been proven to increase the chances of making an out. He ruins bullpens, well really pitching general. Much like Joe Torre did with Scott Proctor, Baker does with everybody. He preaches against walks, oftentimes using the colloquial phrase “clogging up the bases”. Please click here to read the rest of this extensive report which features position breakdowns and a charming video of some Reds charity work.

2012 projections: Ryan Ludwick

Ludwick was brought in over the winter to provide extra punch to the batting order. Is he capable? The 33-year old outfielder is entering his first season in the Queen City and 10th overall for his career. Reds fans probably remember Ryan Ludwick best from his time spent as a St. Louis Cardinal, and it's interesting to note that he's accumulated more homeruns (11), more...

Janish fighting to make Reds' roster

What a difference a year makes for Paul Janish -- and not in a good way. Janish was the starting shortstop last spring. Edgar Renteria was brought in to back him up but the job was Janish's. Janish did lose the job. He was hitting .227 without a home run on July 7 when the Reds optioned him to Class AAA Louisville and brought up Zack Cozart. Cozart was deemed the shortstop...

Brandon Phillips Won’t be a Red in 2013

  I want to start out by saying I love Brandon Phillips, who doesn’t, but the Reds will not sign BP to a long term deal for the money Brandon wants, and this is one of the rare cases that both sides are right. Brandon is looking to get around 15 million a year and I say to a team with a higher payroll he would be a great addition to their club. The Reds just can’t commit that...

Who's hot and who's not right now

The Cuban Missile has enjoyed a nice spring thus far The Spring Training schedule is now a little over halfway complete and Opening Day is a mere two and a half weeks away. Here's a look at who's been having success this preseason, as well as some players that haven't: Who's Hot: - Scott Rolen: The 36-year old is batting .444 (8-18) with a .524 OBP. He has...

Sunday news and notes

Here is how the Reds prospects performed in Friday and Saturday’s games: Friday Denis Phipps went 1-1 with a double. Didi Gregorius went 0-1. Neftali Soto went 0-1. Donald Lutz went 0-1. Henry Rodriguez went 1-3 with an RBI and a run. Kristopher Negron went 0-0 with a walk. Devin Mesoraco went 0-3. Daryl Jones went 0-1. Saturday Chris Valaika went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Zack Cozart...

2012 predictions: Potential All-Stars

Today is the eighth and final day of the series featuring our season predicitons. We hope you've enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them. In this post we examine some of the team's potential All-Stars. Here's who we dubbed as the most likely hopefuls: @RedlegsWriter's picks: Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Scott Rolen, Johnny Cueto,...

Wednesday news and notes

Here is how the prospects performed in the game Tuesday afternoon Chris Valaika went 2-2 with a double. Zack Cozart went 1-2 with a double and RBI. Todd Frazier went 1-2. Denis Phipps went 0-1. Daryl Jones went 0-1. Andrew Brackman allowed 2 runs in 1.2 innings with a walk and a strikeout. Zack Cozart continues hitting well. Brackman had a rough game and may have punched his ticket...

2012 season preview: Cincinnati Reds

I don't know if you can call a 79-83 season a "disaster year", but for the 2010 NL Central champion Reds, it was pretty close. They finished third a season after winning the division crown, and nothing changed all that much. 2010 MVP Joey Votto raked again, they didn't get destroyed with just kind of all went wrong. But the Reds retooled for 2012,...

Tuesday news and notes

Here is how the prospects performed on Monday afternoon: Zack Cozart went 2-2 with a double. Bill Rhinehart went 0-1. Todd Frazier went 0-2. Devin Mesoraco went 0-2. Denis Phipps went 0-2. Daryl Jones drew a walk and scored the games only run. Andrew Brackman is scheduled to pitch tomorrow for the Reds. It may be a big day for him if he wants to make a real run at making the big...

Reds shut out ChiSox in pitcher's duel

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Sale pitched two-hit ball over six innings and struck out six Monday as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds 1-0. Sale allowed a one-out double to Zack Cozart in the first inning and a single to Cozart leading off the fourth. Sale, who had allowed eight runs in 7 1-3 innings in his previous two starts, is moving to the rotation following...

Seattle blisters the Redlegs 8-1

Perhaps looking ahead to their coveted off day on Wednesday, the Reds (8-11-1) took an 8-1 beating from visiting Seattle (12-7) on Tuesday. Left-hander Jeff Francis got the start opposite of Mariners' veteran Kevin Millwood. Here's a recap of the good, the bad and a few notables from the exhibition contest: The Good: - Brandon Phillips was 2-for-2 and scored the team...

Opening Day Approaching Fast; Analyzing Spring Stats

The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2012 season on Thursday, April 5, which is just 15 days away. The Reds – who now have 19 spring training games under their belt (8-11) – will host the Miami Marlins on “Opening Day” at 4:05 p.m. ET. (It’s too bad MLB has allowed the tradition of beginning each season in Cincinnati to be diminished more with each passing year, but that...

Growing into his pitch face

Was it only two years ago that Homer Bailey <a ... [visit site to read more]

Reds assembled best trade package according to poll

Did the Reds give up too much in acquiring young hurler Mat Latos? Drawing simply from the results of the latest poll conducted by, the answer is yes. Here's the question posed by the site to its readers: Just as a refresher, the following is a recap of the package each team received for their young arm: -Athletics trade Trevor Cahill (and Craig...
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