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The ability for the fan's to pick the starters for the Midsummer Classic can often turn into a popularity contest. Well, in an effort to compile a more educated and fair team, Keith Law of ESPN Insider put together a roster full of "real" All-Stars on Thursday afternoon. It encompassed who he believed were the 25 most-deserving players in Major League Baseball with no regard to popularity or seniority.
Not shockingly, Joey Votto was on there, but so were two of his teammates including closer Aroldis Chapman and setup man Sean Marshall. It gave the Reds a total of THREE representatives on the squad, which tied them with the Atlanta Braves for the most players from one club. That means Reds players make up 12% of Law's roster while Cincinnati in and of itself composes just 3% of the entire league (30 MLB clubs...1/30 equals roughly 3%).
Votto and Chapman figure to be near locks to make the NL squad when MLB announces the official rosters of both leagues on...
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Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman celebrated the completion of a save in Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers by stepping off the mound and doing a double forward roll. Your browser does not support iframes. On the one hand, now there's something you don't see every day. On the other hand, however, Chapman might want to think twice about pulling...
By now most every knows about Aroldis Chapman’s victorious somersaults after his save last night (if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s video here). It’s been one of the more interesting things to happen this season, and there’s been a consummate amount of discussion about it.
A vocal minority have got their feathers all ruffled, concerned that … [visit site to read more]
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto left Saturday’s game against the Giants early due to knee inflammation. Votto injured the knee while batting in the fifth inning against Barry Zito, and was noticeably limping down the first base line.
The Reds announced that Votto was removed for precautionary reasons and that the injury is not serious. Votto is batting a team best .354...
Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman has been struggling lately nailing things down in the ninth inning so when he was finally able to preserve a 4-3 win over the Brewers Tuesday night he celebrated in a pretty bizarre way.
After striking out Martin Maldonado to end the game, Chapman went on to do not one but TWO somersaults.
The Brewers obviously weren’t too happy seeing this with...
Rube Waddell is the greatest pitcher in baseball history.
Not necessarily in terms of statistics, though he is a Hall of Famer and still holds the AL record for most single-season strikeouts by a lefty (349) that he set in 1904. No, Rube is the official patron saint of Rumors and Rants because of his unusual personality, which included chasing after fire engines on foot, losing...
Reds manager Dusty Baker made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated with somersaults toward home plate.
Baker talked to Chapman about...
After Tuesday night's escapades of Aroldis Chapman following his save, the one word used over and over was, "somersault." Chapman did NOT do a somersault. This is what a somersault looks like:
What Chapman did is a forward roll.
Votto during Opening Night.Voting for the All Star game has ended, and the last time Major League Baseball … [visit site to read more]
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds manager Dusty Baker has made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated his ninth save with somersaults toward home...
As entertaining as it may have been to fans, Reds head coach Dusty Baker was less than pleased with pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s somersaults to celebrate a save after striking out the Brewers’ Martin Maldonado to secure a 4-3 win.
Baker said he knew Chapman was excited to get the save after blowing his last attempt by giving up a game-winning home run, but asked the pitcher to express...
After two series losses in a row, the Reds finally ensured a series victory last night by beating the Brewers 3-4 in the second game. Bronson Arroyo had a no-hitter through seven and a third but still got a no-decision when he suddenly lost his magic and let the Brewers tie it up in the eighth.
Fortunately, Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman were able to hold the Brew...
CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Dusty Baker has made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game. Chapman did a pair of forward rolls after striking out Martin Maldonado to complete a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Chapman has been struggling lately, and celebrated his ninth save with somersaults toward home plate...
Reds manager Dusty Baker made sure that closer Aroldis Chapman
won't be doing any more somersaults after finishing a game.
The Dodgers dipped into the international market for the first time under new ownership Thursday morning, reportedly agreeing to a seven-year, $42 million deal with Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig. The 21-year-old Puig broke out in the Cuban Serie Nacional (the nation’s top league) during the 2009-10 season, hitting .330/.430/.581 with 17 home runs in 327 at-bats.
The deal blows...