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The Redlegs (5-12) had their three-game winning streak snapped by the San Francisco Giants (7-8) on Wednesday. Cincinnati fell, 9-5, to the reigning World Series champs in Goodyear.
Bronson Arroyo started and limited the Giants to one earned run over four innings. On the contrary, Pedro Villarreal surrendered seven hits and six runs in relief. Villarreal managed to record just one out before being pulled.
Offensively, Denis Phipps, Jason Donald, and Derrick Robinson each had a pair of hits as the Reds pounded out 15 as a team. Additionally, Chris Heisey smashed a solo homer to notch his first hit of the spring.
The Reds will pay a visit to Peoria for a date with the Seattle Mariners Thursday afternoon.
Until then, here are some interesting quotes from the week...
+ "He's awesome. Hard worker, very regimented. Really wants to win, wants to be a great player, does everything. And that's something that these days is few and far between. You see less and...
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The Reds made their first real cuts of the spring yesterday. Here is how it broke down:
Optioned to Louisville: Tony Cingrani and Daniel Corcino
Optioned to Pensacola: Kyle Lotzkar and Josh Ravin
Optioned to Bakersfield: Carlos Contreras and Yorman Rodriguez
Optioned to Dayton: Ismael Guillon
Reassigned to minor league camp: Nick Christiani, Chad Rogers, Nevin Ashley, Kristopher...
Joey Votto was drafted out of Richview Collegiate Institute in Toronto by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round, 44th overall, in the 2002 MLB Draft at age 18. While in high school, Votto had spent most of his time at third base, but also saw time his senior season as a catcher. When his name was called at the draft he was announced as a catcher. Scouting reports on Votto out of high...
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The most hotly-debated question this spring has been what to do about Aroldis Chapman. Should he start or should he close? Or should we all just grab a Frisch's Big Boy and a scoop of Graeter's Ice Cream and relax?
Here in this video are several members of the Reds discussing their thoughts on the matter. They include shortstop...
The Reds had an off-day yesterday, but the battle for the fifth rotation spot never sleeps, so they played a split squad game with Aroldis Chapman and Mike Leake going head-to-head.
This video appeared on Cincinnati.com, along with a nice little insider-style tidbit.
The Reds host the Dodgers tonight at 10:05 p.m. Mat Latos will be starting for the Reds.
Catcher - Tucker Barnhart
Barnhart will likely return to Pensacola for a second go of things after struggling in his initial time with the Blue Wahoos. The 22-year-old hit just .200/.262/.292 in 41 games last year at the Double-A level. He really struggled offensively, but he was very strong on the defensive side of things where he is among the best in all of the minors....
Dusty Baker made his first round of roster cuts Tuesday. There were 12 in all and none of the players came as a real surprise.
Here is the list of the players who were cut:
RHP Nick Christiani
RHP Chad Rogers
C Nevin Ashley
OF Kris Negron
OF Ryan LaMarre
LHP Ismael Guillon
OF Yorman Rodriguez
RHP Carlos Contreras
RHP Josh Ravin
RHP Kyle Lotzkar
Billy Hamilton is dealing with a hamstring issue and is currently unable to play. It doesn’t sound too serious, but for a guy who relies on his legs for his game, it is worth noting and following. Hopefully it isn’t anything that lingers throughout the spring as it could really hold him back at the start of the year.
The Reds lost yesterday to the Giants 9-5. Here are the minor...
For over a year, Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had hardly any idea of where his mother, Estella Milanes, and 11 of his family members were or where they might end up. Cespedes defected from Cuba to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2011 to pursue a career in professional baseball. The 26-year-old has succeeded, but prior to this week he had done so at the expense...
Last season Bronson Arroyo was again a big part of the Reds rotation. The durable veteran quietly kept his team in games while eating up innings like he’s done for several seasons. The Reds have some top pitching prospects at the top of their pipeline, but this season they’ll continue to rely on Arroyo every fifth day.
Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman is destined to remain a closer, at least in the opinion of one rival scout who saw him start a minor-league game on Monday.
“I hope they do start him, but they’re crazy if they do,” said the scout, who works for another National League club. “It’s Joba Chamberlain all over again.
“His velocity dropped off in the second inning...
This one is bound to further endear me to my friends in Cincinnati.
One of our favorite baseball sites, Hardball Talk, found a TV commercial for a Cincinnati Furniture store that featured acting only slightly more wooden then the actual furniture.
They feature Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose and his wife trying to act interested...
Jared Burton has resurrected his career with MIN
Once a Red, always a Red. Isn't that how the saying goes?
Although none of these players are currently in the Reds organization, they were at one time, and if you're anything like me, you're probably curious to know how they're doing.
With that being said, here is a spring update on some of the notable ex...
Barry Zito allowed a run while pitching 3 1-3 innings and Bronson Arroyo gave up one earned run in four in the San Francisco Giants' 9-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
Zito gave up five hits and struck out three for the Giants in an outing against the team the World Series champions rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat in a best-of-five NL playoff series.
One year ago multiple players stepped up with surprising performances to help the Reds win 97 games. One disappointment was rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco. He’s still figures prominently into the Reds future plans and the way he’s hitting in spring training gives reason to think that he’s ready to leave his 2012 campaign in the rear view mirror.
Although spring training has long since begun and the Major League Baseball offseason is in the rear-view mirror, all the projections are still theoretical and exist only on paper at this point. That means it’s the perfect time to look at what teams improved themselves the most this winter, and what lesser-known players they acquired to do it.
At this point, we all know that Josh...