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How long, how long will I slide... into home plate? Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, better known as "Flea," may have found the answer to that question posed by his bandmates in song. The artist stopped by the Great American Ballpark to take some hacks with the Cincinatti Reds during batting practice on Tuesday. Judging by his batting stance, he might be better suiting to wielding a guitar than a bat. Check it out in the photo below. Flea taking BP at GABP. yfrog.com/ny2c7fkj — Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog) June 5, 2012
BEST OF MAXIM
For information on our other picks, check out the links below:
1st Rounder RHP Nick Travieso (HS Florida)
Supplemental 1st Rounder (#49) OF Jesse Winker (HS California)
Supplemental 1st Rounder (#57) OF Jeff Gelalich (UCLA)
I will be updating this post with information for each of the players throughout the day, then creating a new post for the players who are drafted in Rounds 9-16 later.
The second day of the draft has less pomp and circumstance than the first, and a lot more picks as well. Still, you must memorize their names so that, in four or five years when one of them busts out, you can say you had a good feeling about them back when they were drafted.
2nd round – Tanner Rahier
Shortstop; bats left; throws left
Age:18 HT:6-2 WT:205
Palm Desert High School...
The Reds have selected Nick Travieso in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
Fastball – Has gotten as high as 99 MPH, sits 92-95.
Slider – Good pitch with late breaking action on it.
Change up – It needs some work, but flashes itself as a solid pitch at times.
The Reds called up utility player Kristopher Negron from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, giving them another outfielder while Drew Stubbs recovers from a pulled muscle in his side.
Negron played every outfield position in the minors. He batted .212 with five homers and 15 stolen bases at Louisville.
Infielder Mike Costanzo was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Costanzo appeared...
THROUGH THE OTHERSIDE
The Red Hot Chili Peppers took batting practice at Great American Ballpark with, naturally, the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds dropped the series opener to the Pirates in spectacular form, 8-4. Homer Bailey, who previously owned the Pirates, got totally lit up.
Tonight Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA) goes out for revenge. He’s facing off against Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.04 ERA). Cueto’s been good and Cueto’s been bad the last few starts, but we really need good Cueto tonight...
Pedro Borbon, who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and helped the Big Red Machine win back-to-back World Series titles, has died of cancer. He was 65.
His son, Pedro, tells The Associated Press that Borbon had been in hospice care and died at home in Pharr, Texas, on Monday. He requested no memorial service.
Borbon was a key member of the bullpen on Cincinnati's 1975...
The Cincinnati Reds blog on Cincinnati.com is reporting that injured Reds are <a ... [visit site to read more]
With the 14th pick in the first round of the First Year Player Draft, the Reds have selected RHP Nick Travieso. Congratulations, kid. Maybe we’ll see you in 3 or 4 … [visit site to read more]
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto allowed only six hits over 7 2-3 innings on Wednesday night, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Reds won for the 12th time in 17 games and extended their NL Central lead over Pittsburgh to three games. The second-place Pirates lost for only...
It’s just like two years never passed, and not just because the Reds are atop the division again (albeit feeling much less green this time around). I’m also talking about my RHM inbox, which features four emails that I’ve been holding on to since 2010. I was neck-deep in MBA coursework then, so I just held on to them thinking, “someday…”
I figure it’s now or never...
Pedro Borbon, who pitched 10 years for the Cincinnati Reds and
helped the Big Red Machine win back-to-back World Series titles,
died of cancer on Monday. He was 65.
After their second day off in a week (seems like the Reds
are dogging it after 20 straight days with a game), Cincy welcomes in Pittsburgh
to GABP. Ah, the Pirates, it seems like they’re an old friend with as much as
these two teams have played lately. Let’s check out the pitching match-ups,
Homer Bailey (4-3, 3...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Clint Barmes had three hits and drove in three runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their home-run tear by hitting three more for an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Neil Walker hit a two-run homer, and Casey McGehee and Alex Presley had solo shots, giving the Pirates seven homers in their last two games.
A.J. Burnett (5-2) won his...
The Reds will select 14th overall, 49th overall and 57th overall tonight. Here are the most up to date mock drafts:
Baseball America: Deven Marrero, Shortstop, Arizona State
Baseball Prospectus: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State
Minor League Ball: Marcus Stronman, RHP, Duke
Mlb.com: Coming soon
Here are my two draft previews, with scouting reports on Courtney Hawkins, Deven Marrero...