Found June 07, 2012 on
by: Chase Fitzgerald
I know exactly what you’re thinking. “2015 is so far away, you can’t make that assumption.” I’m not only going to predict it, I’ll guarantee it. The Reds have a lot of young talent now and they have a lot of talent coming in. This year, the Reds do have a very good shot at winning the World Series. They have a lot of streaky hitters and if they get hot during the playoffs and our pitching continues to improve, it is going to be very hard to beat us. But, the Reds also have a lot of holes.
The Reds right now are very low on starting pitching and even though Mike Leake has been showing signs of improvement, his ERA is still 5.47 and he has a record of 1-5. That is not acceptable on a contending team. If he continues to struggle, the Reds have no ready pitching talent that could take his place. The only solution would be Aroldis Chapman but right now he will be staying as the team’s closer. The Team also needs a lot of bench help. The Reds ...
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The Reds are trying to avoid putting Drew Stubbs on the disabled list.Stubbs suffered a slightly strained oblique swinging at a pitch in Tuesday night's game. He'll miss at least a couple of games."Hopefully it will subside," manager Dusty Baker said. "We'll find out in a couple of days."Stubbs thinks he'll be all right."I think so,"...
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Things might be a bit slower today as I am swamped with work later in...
The Reds have called up Kristopher Negron from AAA Louisville. To make room, they have optioned Mike Costanzo. The Reds point out that when Negron gets on the field, he will be the third Reds player this season to make his Major League debut, preceded by RHP J.J. Hoover and Costanzo … [visit site to read more]
After the Reds lost the first game of the series, I was a little nervous that the Pirates might really sweep the series and come into a tie for first. But now the Buccos will have to hope for another series to do that, since the Reds won last night, 4-5.
Johnny Cueto started for the Reds, and it was Good Cueto this time. He went 7.2 innings with 3 runs (earned) on 6 hits and a walk...
Cingrani is no longer donning the orange and black of the Blaze.
Tony Cingrani was promoted to Pensacola, following his extraordinary start in Bakersfield. He picked up right where he left off, tossing 6.2 innings of two-run baseball in his double-A debut. Billy Hamilton is still running wild with 63 stolen bases, while playing in 55 of Bakersfield's 58 games. That puts...
Chris Heisey is proof that you can still find major league
talent in the later rounds of the draft
Well, we're two days and 15 rounds into the 2012 MLB Draft and most of the highly-touted players on draft boards have been taken, but that doesn't mean there's not a diamond in the rough still waiting out there. The draft will officially conclude on Wednesday, meaning each...
The Reds called up utility player Kristopher Negron from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, giving them another outfielder while Drew Stubbs recovers from a pulled muscle in his side.
Negron played every outfield position in the minors. He batted .212 with five homers and 15 stolen bases at Louisville.
Infielder Mike Costanzo was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Costanzo appeared...
The Reds dropped the series opener to the Pirates in spectacular form, 8-4. Homer Bailey, who previously owned the Pirates, got totally lit up.
Tonight Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA) goes out for revenge. He’s facing off against Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.04 ERA). Cueto’s been good and Cueto’s been bad the last few starts, but we really need good Cueto tonight...
The Reds sent Mat Latos, Chris Heisey, and Zack Cozart to the Cincinnati Zoo yesterday as part of the “Zoo Day” festivities. This apparently involved hosing down an elephant.
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When I heard the Red Hot Chili Peppers were hanging out with Bronson Arroyo, I expected a … [visit site to read more]
How long, how long will I slide... into home plate? Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, better known as "Flea," may have found the answer to that question posed by his bandmates in song. The artist stopped by the Great American Ballpark to take some hacks with the Cincinatti Reds during batting practice on Tuesday. Judging by his batting stance, he might be better...
The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers begin a weekend series tonight at Great American Ballpark, but the two franchises have challenged each other off the field as well.
A hashtag battle begins at Noon on Friday and continues throughout the weekend series, putting the two teams' fans against each other.
To help the Reds win, use your Twitter account and add the hashtag VoteReds...
Word is this guy's alright.
The Redlegs were able to wash away the bad taste left in
their mouths after a loss in game one of the series against the Buccos by
holding on for a 5-4 victory. With the win, the good guys move to 30-24 on the
season while dropping their divisional rival to 28-26. By using the trusty
blueprint of strong starting pitching, timely...
Every win is enjoyable, but this one really meant a lot for the Pirates. It was a back-and-forth contest on the road with the division leader, and they ended up pulling it off in improbable fashion to win the series (their fourth in a row) and complete a winning road trip. Awesome.
For some reason, all the Pirates wins on this road trip started off pretty poorly. This game was...