Found February 13, 2012 on
San Diego Padres
Today begins a 5-day series of posts breaking down the 2012 version of the Reds position-by-position. Similar to last year's preseason preview, we'll do our best in breaking down each player at that position while providing an overall group grade and analysis at the end.
Here is a preliminary schedule of what days each position will be featured/published:
Day 1: Outfielders
Day 2: Infielders
Day 3: Catchers
Day 4: Relief Pitchers
Day 5: Starting Pitchers
Now that we have that out of the way, let's turn our attentions to the men who patrol the vast greenery of the diamond known as the outfield. Not only are these players expected to display good arms and good range defensively, but they're relied on heavily for offensive production too. However, due to the departures of several players this offseason the depth at the position looks to be a bit thin right now. Luckily, Cincinnati appears to still have a few guys left who seem capable of shouldering the l...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ryan Ludwick was traded from the Cardinals to the Padres in 2010 and spent two miserable half seasons in San Diego. In 160 games with the Pads, he hit .228 with a .659 OPS. Compare that to the 37 home runs he hit for St. Louis in 2008, and his .290 lifetime average at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Ludwick signed with the Reds as a free agent and says playing in the spacious Petco Park...
Could "Mez" become the first ROY the Reds have had since '99?
Keith Law of ESPN Insider recently published a list of the "Top 20 impact prospects for 2012" (click here to read the piece in its entirety). To no surprise catcher Devin Mesoraco, who's rated by many as the top prospect in the Reds organization, made the cut coming in at no. 2. Here'...
With spring training getting underway this Saturday for our Reds (well, the pitchers and catchers at least. Position players show up next Thursday) , I thought I would take a look at the prospects/minor leaguers who are heading to spring training and talk about their chances to break camp with the big league team. There are 21 players who still have prospect eligibility. Yesterday...
What's not to like about this? Seen here is the Reds' very own Joey Votto posing for the cover of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Athlon Sports' Baseball Preview Magainze. To buy your copy of this collectible item please click here.
Since it’s Valentines Day and everyone is feeling the “love” I thought I’d ask Reds fans out there what do you “love” most about our team?
The thing that I love most about the Reds is listening to them on the radio. I grew up listening to Marty and Joe calling games each night. When I was little we had this old handheld radio that I’d hide under my pillow at night so...
Mat Latos is making the unenviable switch from ultimate pitcher's park to ultimate hitter's park. Will his No. 1 status survive?Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
Cool commercial, and I’m hoping for a decent game out of 2ksports. I can’t stop playing NBA 2k12. I just unlocked the Larry Bird ’84 Celts the other night and I am running the point with Larry Legend. If they got anywhere close to their basketball rendition with the baseball game, then we’re onto something.
This is coming from a guy who understands all about ‘finger mechanics’...
For Drew Stubbs, it’s all about the strikeouts. If he didn’t whiff so much (11.5 SwStr% in 2011) and strikeout so much (30.1 K%) he could hit for a much better batting average and, in effect, significantly improve his fantasy value. It’s rare to see someone with a career .335 BABIP have such a low career batting average (.251), but that’s what Stubbs has been. A big issue...
It was revealed Monday that Kate Upton is the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl, now at newsstands everywhere. Also released yesterday was a 2K Sports online commercial for the upcoming Major League Baseball 2K12 video game, featuring Upton giving "hands on" tips on proper finger mechanics to major league pitchers.
The pitchers starring in the commercial...