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Two weeks from today, the city of Cincinnati will be enjoying an unofficial holiday as the Redlegs open their 2013 season against the Halos from Los Angeles. It will be a momentous occasion for all of Reds country as we celebrate the dawn of a new campaign. But for now, we are left to count down the days until Opening Day finally arrives.
In the meantime, let us explore a post I like to call "three up and three down," which features three players who are scorching the stat sheet this spring, and three others that are...not. While success or failure in the preseason doesn't always mean the same result for the regular season, it should be given at least some value. Because honestly, what else do we have to go off of right now?
+ C Devin Mesoraco - There was some talk over the winter that Mez may begin the year in Triple-A while free agent signee Miguel Olivo would serve the backup catching role to Ryan Hanigan. Mesoraco's sizzling bat this ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The roster count now stands at 37.
The Reds effectively inched closer to the 25-man limit by cutting top prospect Billy Hamilton and RHP Drew Hayes on Tuesday. They have both been reassigned to the minor league camp.
Hayes appeared in six games this preseason and tallied a 3.86 ERA in 4.2 innings.
Hamilton struggled in his stint with the big club this spring. He batted ...
The Cincinnati Reds cut 5 more players from their roster over the weekend, getting their total roster count down to 39.
Optioned to Triple-A Louisville were right-handed pitchers Pedro Villarreal and Curtis Partch, infielder Henry Rodriguez and first baseman Neftali Soto. Outfielder/first baseman Donald Lutz was optioned to Double-A Pensacola.
Lutz, Rodriguez, and Soto all impressed...
Bronson Arroyo and his red bat move towards the batter’s box.Last Game
The Reds can actually win occasionally! They improved their record to 7-14-2 last night by beating the Rockies 4-3. Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds, giving up 1 run (earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks through 5.2 innings. The RBI belong to Devin Lohman, Donald Lutz, some guy called Jay Bruce who hit a solo shot...
If it seems like you’ve read dozens of articles about Aroldis Chapman potentially being a starting pitcher over the years, it’s only because you’ve missed hundreds more. This is an old topic, as is usually the case with relievers who appear to have the potential for more. The Reds invested a lot in Chapman when they first signed him, and as of 2012 he’s mastered the bullpen...
After being eliminated by Puerto Rico on Friday, the Americans are now 0-for-3 in their bid to win the World Baseball Classic. In fact, the United States has failed to finish any better than fourth place in the tournament, which is a major disappointment to say the least.
Now, Reds skipper Dusty Baker wants to play a key role in changing that for a future Classic.
Great news, folks!
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About a month and a half ago, I talked about the situation involving the Reds moving Aroldis Chapman to the Cincinnati rotation. I felt the flame-throwing left-hander should have stayed as the team’s closer, but it was obvious what the organization’s decision was last winter, as they re-signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year/$21 million deal. However, as we’re just two short...
Full disclosure: I had this idea written out a week ago for 2013 bold predictions before Aroldis Chapman stated that he would prefer to be a closer.
Aroldis Chapman throws the baseball 100 mph. That’s what he does best. His fastball is utterly dominant. He could certainly be a great starter. The problem with Chapman is that his secondary pitches – the change up...
If you want me to be 100% honest, I thought it was the Reds year last year. I truly thought after they won the first two games of the NLDS in San Francisco that this team was headed to the World Series. The Reds were going to do one better than my prediction I made before the season of just reaching the NLCS; they were actually going to win the NL pennant and give themselves a shot...
Chris Heisey and Jay Bruce hit consecutive home runs and the Cincinnati Reds tagged John Danks and the Chicago White Sox 10-6 Tuesday.
Brandon Phillips singled twice in his first game since returning to the Reds from the World Baseball Classic. Cincinnati roughed up Danks for 10 runs on 11 hits and two walks in 3 1-3 innings.
Heisey hit a three-run homer in the third inning and...
Xavier Paul and Todd Frazier homered in Cincinnati's five-run first inning against Cleveland opening-day starter Justin Masterson before the Reds and Indians tied 7-7 in a game called after nine innings Sunday.
Paul connected after singles by Zack Cozart and Joey Votto. Frazier's shot followed a walk to Jay Bruce. It was the second home run of the spring for both players...
Ben and Sam discuss Aroldis Chapman`s role and how much control players should have over the way they`re used by their teams.