Found November 07, 2012 on
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Apropos largely of nothing — except his notable performance, I suppose, in this past Saturday’s Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game — I’ve dedicated considerable attention to Reds (now) outfield prospect Billy Hamilton in these electronic pages over the last 48 hours. Hamilton, because he has a...
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Jay Bruce prepares to swing and hit a home run to tie the game.Tonight, Reds’ right fielder Jay Bruce was one of three NL outfielders awarded the 2012 Silver Slugger award.
Though Bruce can go through some frustratingly long stretches where it seems like he can’t do anything but strike out (he had 155 Ks this year), those are more than overbalanced by the earth-rending tears...
There isn't a lot of star power available in the free agent market this time around, but there are plenty of quality role players. Keith Law of ESPN.com recently noted this while compiling his list of the Top 50 Free Agents in the 2012-13 class. Three players who were members of last year's Reds squad landed in the rankings and here is a look at what Law had to say about...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Crowdsourcing Results: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Video: Most or All of Alex Torres’s Repertoire
Crowdsourcing Results: Billy Hamilton’s Whole Career
Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has earned considerable attention from prospect analysts...
Tony Cingrani came into the 2012 season as a much talked about and divisive in both fan and scouting circles. He had come off one of the most impressive statistical debuts that the Pioneer League has seen in the last 25 years.
The Reds took the domination of the Pioneer League as a sign that Cingrani was ready to head directly to High-A ball and the California League. In his first...
Third base is a position that the Reds are seemingly undecided on moving forward. With Scott Rolen now likely out of the picture, the spot is open at the Major League level. Todd Frazier has a chance to fill the position, but he can also play left field where the Reds have an opening as well.
The Reds have plenty of depth at the third base position. Henry Rodriguez is the closest...
The news from yesterday was that the Reds hope to acquire a closer so they can move Chapman to the rotation. I have never understood the idea that you need someone to come in to close before making Chapman a starter. Having a quality starter is a lot more valuable than having an elite closer. It is a lot easier to find a decent closer than it is to find even an average starter, much...
November 7th, 1939 - Fresh off winning their first National League pennant in 20 years, a vote on a $6 million bond to help fund a new 60,000-seat stadium is executed. The results? 81,941 Cincinnatians against and 46,955 Cincinnatians in favor.
The plan was led by the Build Greater Cincinnati Committee with architect Charles Koch at the helm. In addition to the construction of...
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has been popular among his peers at this week’s GM meetings in Indian Wells, Calif.
He has what many of them need: shortstops.
The Reds have two talented shortstops on their 40-man roster: Zack Cozart, 27, and Didi Gregorius, 22. Both are far away from free agency, meaning one could be dealt to fill a more immediate need.
In fact, Jocketty...
Major League Baseball handed out some hardware on Thursday night and one Red was among the ones who received a share.
Jay Bruce earned his first career Silver Slugger Award after claiming the title as the National League's top offensive right fielder. The 25-year old produced a slash line of .252/.327/.514 with 34 HR and 99 RBI in a team-leading 155 games this season. He...
Reports are that the Cincinnati Reds have not decided whether they plan to use closer Aroldis Chapman in the same role or use him as a starter in 2013. Chapman thrived in that role in 2012, leading the Reds to a NL Central division title with 38 saves, a 1.51 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP while striking out 122 batters in 71 2/3 IP. Though he certainly has proven to have the makeup of being...
Peoria came up with a 10-7 win over Salt River on Monday, in the first game since the AFL Rising Stars Game. The Javelinas racked up 12 hits to the Rafters' eight en route to a third straight victory. There wasn't much Reds influence in this one, but one guy played.
-SS Didi Gregorius was 2-5, with a run scored. He also was part of a double play with the right fielder...
On Wednesday, Major League Baseball revealed its finalists for the major awards voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). And two members of the Cincinnati Reds made the cut.
Reds rookie Todd Frazier is among three vying for National League Rookie of the Year honors. His competitors are Arizona Diamondbacks hurler Wade Miley and Washington Nationals outfielder...
It sounds like something we’d host here at RHM, but actually, it’s the Louisville Slugger Museum who is putting together a class of 10 of the hottest baseball players throughout history.
They’ve already selected 7 inductees, and 3 more positions will be filled based on fan votes. Guys already on the list include:
Red King Kelly
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron analyzes all baseball — and, in particular, the part of baseball concerning what are qualifying offers and who’s receiving them. Also: Josh Hamilton and his next likely contract. Also-also: Billy Hamilton‘s future career WAR.
Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter.
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Peoria was a well-oiled machine on Wednesday, routing Phoenix 8-0. The Desert Dogs, the Reds AFL affiliate last year, managed just four hits and committed an error, while this year's version, the Javelinas, banged out nine hits. There was plenty of Reds action in this one, with six of the runs being scored by Reds prospects and overall actually having a hand in all eight runs...