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The Legend of the Legendary Miguel Cairo

The impossible finally happened. Miguel Cairo retired. Cairo hung on for 17 seasons — he made his debut the season after Mariano Rivera. One would be hard-pressed to find one season in which he was much good. His highest seasonal WAR came in 1998 with the good ol’ Devil Rays at 2.7, and that was mostly due to 22 Total Zone fielding runs. That season and 1999 were the only seasons...
Via Fangraphs
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Cairo to stay within Reds organization in new role

Reds fans probably thought they had seen the last of Miguel Cairo last season. However, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that "Miggy" will stay on as a member of the organization and join the baseball operations staff as a special assistant to the general manager. Cairo will be in camp tomorrow. He’ll work as an instructor with major leagues and minor...
Via Redlegs Review
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds IF whiffs on tag of runner after bunt attempt

Trot out any 12-year old that has been over-publicized on ESPN during the current Little League and they would make this play. Even little Johnny Reserve who plays the bare minimum. Shoot, a fairly well-mannered golden retriever could have made this play. Miguel Cairo, a utilityman for the Reds, was playing first base Thursday night. In the 11th inning with the score tied, Phillies...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

How the heck did Miguel Cairo miss tagging the runner on this bunt attempt? (vid)

In one of the more baffling plays of recent memory, Cincinnati Reds infielder Miguel Cairo somehow missed tagging Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Kevin Frandsen during the 9th inning of Thursday’s game when everyone in the ballpark knew Frandsen was going to lay down a bunt. Even worse, from the looks of the replays, all Cairo had [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Frandsen bunts way to first on Miguel Cairo's fielding error (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Kevin Frandsen made it to first base on a bunt with savvy base running, and a fielding snafu by Cincinnati Reds first baseman Miguel Cairo, during Thursday night's MLB game at Citizens Bank Park. With no outs and Juan Pierre on first base, Frandsen intended to sacrifice himself to bunt Pierre to second. Frandsen bunted the ball towards...
Via Holdout Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 65: Reds 3, Mets 1

When the Reds sent out a Sunday afternoon line-up that featured Wilson Valdez, Miguel Cairo, and Willy Harris, you could tell this was not the same team that’s been doing all the winning lately. That didn’t stop them, though, and the Reds took home the victory, 3-1. Johnny Cueto took the mound for the Reds, which is always a good sign. He had a little weirdness though. Not only...
Via Red Hot Mama
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

With Cairo's return, bench is all right-handed

The Reds are now without a left-handed bat off the bench. The club activated Miguel Cairo from the disabled list before Monday's game. To clear a roster spot, Cincinnati outrighted Willie Harris to Class AAA Louisville. Harris was the only left-handed hitter on the bench, but he's struggled so badly that the Reds kept Todd Frazier at Harris' expense. Frazier took Cairo...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds activate Cairo from DL

The Cincinnati Reds activated third baseman Miguel Cairo from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, and to make room on the roster, the Reds sent Willie Harris outright to Triple-A Louisville. Harris, who signed a minor-league deal in January, was batting .086 for the Reds this season. Cairo, 38, has been on the disabled list since April 17 because of a strained left hamstring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Cairo is in; Harris is out

"Who got outrighted? Oh, it was me?" Reds transaction - IF Willie Harris outrighted to triple-A Louisville. IF Miguel Cairo activated from the DL. — Reds (@Reds) May 7, 2012 Miguel Cairo was activated on Monday afternoon, and to make room for him Todd Frazier Willie Harris was outrighted to Louisville. Harris has 72 hours to report to Louisville. Did you...
Via Redlegs Review
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

UNCONFIRMED: Cairo off DL; Harris on the outs

John Fay is reporting an officially unconfirmed but seemingly likely scenario: that Miguel Cairo has come off the DL and that Willie Harris got the short end of the making-room-on-the-roster stick: Willie Harris was walking out of Miller Park as I walked in a little bit ago. I asked him if … [visit site to read more]
Via Red Hot Mama
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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