01-29-15 THE AROLDIS CHAPMAN QUESTION

by RedFaced 29. January 2015 08:28
One of the two arbitration cases remaining unsettled as of the posting of this discussion is Aroldis Chapman (the other being Todd Frazier). Aroldis Chapman requested $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.   Chapman is projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $8.3 million through arbitration so while the two sides are way off on their two figures Chapman's figure is much closer to the projections which makes me wonder how/why the ... [More]

01-20-15 THE JOHNNY CUETO QUESTION

by RedFaced 20. January 2015 10:04
The Scherzer deal isn't a good sign for the Reds if they hope to sign Cueto btw.  7 yr $210MM in case you haven't heard.   Scherzer does have a Cy-Young and one more All-Star appearance but both have played 7 seasons in the majors and their total WAR is very close - Scherzer at 24.0 and Cueto at 21.9.  Even with Cueto's injury shortened seasons they are about even on IP over that 7 yr span.  As a matter of fact Cueto leads in most other career categories over Scherzer, Cuet... [More]

01-16-15 - Arbitration Countdown

by RedFaced 16. January 2015 13:12
Lot's of teams are reaching deals with their Arbitration eligible players.  No news on the Reds yet but I believe today is the deadline to trade arbitration numbers so at the least we should have a better idea of what our arb guys will cost this year.  Here's the list of arb eligible players for the Reds:   Todd Frazier Zach Cozart signed for 1-year, $2.35 Aroldis Chapman Devin Mesoraco Mike Leake signed for one-year, $9.775MM -- does this mean the Reds are less li... [More]

01-08-2014 Spring Is Coming (No Matter What The Weather Shows)

by Mary 8. January 2015 11:29
Noticed prior thread had timed out, so opened this one with no content. Less the six weeks from now, pitchers and catchers will be in the Arizona sunshine and we can start putting together our choices for the opening day roster.  That day can't come too soon.

LAST DAY OF 2014 OBSERVATIONS

by DocProc 31. December 2014 08:08
Hey Gang: Just posting a new starter because the last one was closed. I know the Reds lost out on Seth Smith, but that doesn't bother me. Please note that Seattle is probably going to use Smith as a platoon player. His career splits against lefties: .205/.291/.314. I don't think that makes him an ideal candidate to bat in the 2-hole in front of Votto. Talbert, I understand your concern about Aoki being the "leftover" that no one else wanted--but that's because he's not as good a fit for other... [More]

12-23-14 - Merry Christmas and a Reds New Year!

by RedFaced 23. December 2014 13:22
Here it is just about Christmas, the Bengals had a big win last night and once again appear to be playing well leading into the playoffs.  Will Bengals fans be disappointed again this year?  I could say the same about my favorite team the Dallas Cowboys for that matter.  Also Talbert's Buckeyes are in the hunt for a National Championship, will they be able to take care of business against Alabama and stick it to the SEC Empire?  But this is a baseball site so here's some base... [More]

12-15-14 WHO WILL BE IN THE ROTATION FOR 2015?

by RedFaced 15. December 2014 10:31
I keep trying to figure out the rotation, the lineup and the bullpen but really there are so many unknowns that it's difficult to figure things out but of those three I guess we have a better idea on the rotation than any of them so we might as well discuss who are the likely candidates to fill those last two spots.  I'm giving the first 3 spots to Cueto, Bailey, Leake btw.   Here's who is in the running: Anthony DeSclafani,Tony Cingrani, Raisel Iglesias, David Holmberg, Daniel Corci... [More]

AOKI OR MORSE?

by DocProc 12. December 2014 08:36
I thought I'd add a new thread since the last one is getting long and old. I assume that Walt cleared up salary room in the Latos and Simon deals so he could pursue a free agent LF. The targets have always been Aoki and Morse. So which would you prefer? While I've been lobbying for Aoki here (love his .350 OBP and low K rate), I remember two LONG home runs Morse hit at GABP last year. I think he could mash in this park. And his .334 career OBP isn't that far behind Aoki's. Most of all, he coul... [More]

12-07-2014 Redfest For Reds' Fans

by RedFaced 7. December 2014 10:03
Just noticed that the prior thread was closed to comments.   Two threads earlier on RO appears to be partially hijacked as the ST schedule actually shows up when you open the thread, but just looking at the home page with the starters showing has this (I thought RedFaced was on something ) Spring Training Schedule By RedFaced20. November 2014 17:40 4 pills nether click the parlance shoot by use of The winning streak lick is 90%. forasmuch as mifepristone is kind of en plus author... [More]

11-28-14 - Post Turkey Day Edition

by RedFaced 28. November 2014 12:59
Need a new thread to post on, here is the latest on Jay Bruce rumors:   "The Reds are looking for multiple “inexpensive Major League-ready players” in exchange for Jay Bruce, a rival scout familiar with the team’s demands told Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.  Cincinnati is known to be listening to offers for Bruce, though it could just be a case of due diligence rather than a legitimate desire to deal the outfielder."   Taken fro... [More]

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