Happy Wednesday, folks! The Cincinnati Reds are in the midst of a three-headed conundrum, as you well know. On the one front, they’re up against the concept of a market economy in the midst of an oligarchy, trying to determine whether they’d like to influence the supply side or the demand side.
A Friday List The oligarghy of Major League Baseball billionaires and their minion Rob Manfred officially put the kibosh on any and all attempts at salvaging baseball on this continent as we know it this week.
The Hot Stove stays hot into December Despite the looming lockout that Major League Baseball is about to impose upon its players, it appears there is still a bit of life left in the Hot Stove this morning.
Will the Reds find new ways to be cheap? The picture above is of Kevin Gausman wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform. If you were still tuned-in to the final weeks of the lost 2019 season, you may remember those days.
Monday news! Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s drop a quick refresher of what’s shaping the MLB landscape at the moment. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire on December 1st, and in case you don’t own a calendar, that’s Wednesday.
The former Reds righty lands back home. Southern California native Michael Lorenzen was a supplemental 1st round pick of the Cincinnati Reds back in 2013, and the Cal-State Fullerton product quickly moved through the minors to make an impact at the big league level.
For an Angels team that needs starting pitching and is generally wary of long-term commitments to starters, Lorenzen represented a solid fit, and since he is also an Anaheim native, he’ll now get to start this new chapter of his career in his hometown.
The lefty heads to the AL East A quick trip to the Baseball Savant page for Cionel Perez shows some tantalizing stuff. His fastball velocity ranked in the 87th percentile among all MLB pitchers last year, the kind of thing that you just don’t normally expect out of a 5’11” left-handed pitcher.
How much more culling must there be? Back in early October when MLB Trade Rumors released their salary estimates for all arbitration-eligible players heading into the 2022 season, we did our best to break down where the Cincinnati Reds payroll would be if they simply maintained the status quo.
Baseball teams making moves to get better? Imagine that! The Cincinnati Reds have chosen to seemingly avoid the sporting nature of baseball transactions so far this winter, instead choosing to stare at the balance of their bank account until it gets as big as it possibly can.