02-25-15 - Players to Watch this Spring

by RedFaced 25. February 2015 09:22
Anthony DeSclafani - He's the most likely candidate to join the rotation after coming over in the Mat Latos trade with Miami.  "Tony D" started 5 games for the Marlins last year and while he struggled in 33IP I think he's likely to do much better for the Reds in 2015.  Tony D has a very solid career BB/SO ratio at almost 4-1.  He also appears to get a lot of ground balls while giving up few HR's.  He has a solid low 90's fastball that tops out at 94 and a slider that is more ... [More]


by RedFaced 18. February 2015 11:29
Nothing to really say.  We've had our largest snowfall since 1994 and Spring seems a long way off but pitchers and catchers report today in AZ for the Reds so I know Spring is closer than it seems.   Not exactly Cueto, Bailey, and Chapman section of the spring clubhouse  

2-12-15 Why NOT to Rebuild

by RedFaced 12. February 2015 10:18
I know this is a popular topic if not a very popular stance but I don't believe the Reds need to go into a full rebuild mode, at least not yet with this team.  Even if I can't convince everyone to agree with my stance I'm going to explain why I feel this is the best course of action for the 2015 Reds team.   #1 We don't know what we have.  We don't know how Votto will perform this year, we don't know about Bruce either.  We also don't know if Hamilton will make any improvem... [More]

02/07/2015 Walt wakes up and Goodyear is right around the corner

by Champ Summers 7. February 2015 14:36
Wow. RO looks dead. I popped in and saw comments were closed on a day there should be comments. I don't have a ton of time so I'll keep it short. Badenhop and his 61% ground ball rate was added today for what is essentially a 1 year 2.5 mm contract with an option for a second year at the same rate. We needed to open a 40 spot for him so promising lefty Ismael Guillen was DFA'd and the Reds have 10 days to deal him. He really struggled in Bakersfield last year so hopefully his 40 man status and ... [More]



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]


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.


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]


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