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GOODYEAR, Ariz. The first thing Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker told newly acquired pitcher Mat Latos was, Just be yourself.
Baker smiled and said, I said that even though I know that Latos is, uh, a little bit different.
And it is more than the Body By Ink, tattoos from neck to toes, and the spiked hair that forces his hat size to be larger than his head.
Latos is a genuine character and thats said in the best of ways. He is a guy who finds the fun in life and keeps everybody around him loose and laughing.
Before Latos began an interview, he saw fellow starter Johnny Cueto making faces at him and he said to Cueto, Come on over here. Come on over. Cueto just laughed. Latos was told that Cueto acts as if he cant speak English, but it is known he does and he understands everything.
He speaks English, said Latos. Uh, huh. Thats fine, though. I dont speak any English, either.
Latos plays golf, more for laughs than pars and birdies. The other day he told a teamma...
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The Cincinnati Reds finished the 2011 season with a disappointing 79-83 record and 17 games behind first place Milwaukee. They went into the off-season knowing that they had to shore up their pitching staff. Mission accomplished, but at a hefty price. The Reds traded away 4 of their top prospects to acquire Mat Latos from the Padres and Sean Marshall from the Cubs.
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Despite missing five weeks to start the season, the 2011 campaign was pretty good for Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto. The Dominican native finished with a minuscule 2.31 ERA (1.38 ERA at home), 9-5 record, 1.090 WHIP and three complete games in 156 innings pitched. His showing last season impressed so much that he was quickly...
The Reds improved their major league squad greatly dealing for front line starting pitcher Mat Latos. It came at a cost, though, and that cost was a host of their top prospects. What is left is a top heavy system headlined by some up the middle talent.
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2011 was a disappointing season for the Reds, finishing 79-83 (3rd in NL Central) after reaching the postseason in 2010. The team was in the bottom third of the majors in almost every pitching statistic including ERA (4.16), walks (539) and home runs allowed (185). General manager Walt Jocketty was able to swing a deals for starting pitcher Mat Latos (San Diego), and fireballer...
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