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JBandJoeyV
06-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Figured we could start a reds thread since there isn't really another forum tor it. If mods need to move it they can.

Close call last night, thought it wAs a walk off homer.

Back to within a game of 500. Hopefully can get on a little roll here before the AS break and get us back in the thick of things

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 08:37 AM
missed much of the game because I was at Kings Island, but that was a big time smash by Frazier in the 9th to regain the lead.

mongo
06-18-2014, 08:45 AM
I have a nasty habit of missing the good games, and seeing the collapses... So I've decided to stop paying attention until after the World Cup. By then, they'll either be in the hunt or not.

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 08:47 AM
haha I know the feeling. It seems like everytime I watch, they start playing bad, so I'm more of a drive-by watcher at times.

membengal
06-18-2014, 08:52 AM
I really thought Hamilton wasn't ready, and that he needed to be at AAA to start the year, but man oh man has he been good the last six weeks or so. And...the power is a stunner.

If they can finally get to .500 and then above, might still be able to make something of this summer.

mongo
06-18-2014, 09:01 AM
I really thought Hamilton wasn't ready, and that he needed to be at AAA to start the year, but man oh man has he been good the last six weeks or so. And...the power is a stunner.

If they can finally get to .500 and then above, might still be able to make something of this summer.

Haha! Nice to know it wasn't just me. I expected Hamilton to be Willie Mays Hayes, hitting singles and doing his Roadrunner impression around the bases. Seeing the highlight of him hitting a HR stunned me.

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 09:03 AM
is he walking a lot? That would help.

membengal
06-18-2014, 09:45 AM
He isn't walking as much yet, 1181, as he needs to. But, then again, he has only recently started to show enough power to turn on pitches and do damage with power in addition to what his legs can do. If pitchers have to fear that (even if a little), should help him work more walks. He always walked at a good rate in the minors, but the open question was whether he would hit with enough power to keep pitchers from just serving fastball strikes in the bigs to keep from walking him. The trends are positive of late.

whodeyjc
06-18-2014, 10:42 AM
7 of the last 10. With the staff we have, we will probably threaten. Its going to take Fraz, Hamilton, and Ludwick to keep their bats going if we want a shot at the WC.

And..well Jay...has to turn it on eventually, right? I mean sheash...

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 10:47 AM
well if JBandJoeyV would change his name to BraunandHolliday...maybe he could start jinxing other teams for once. :)

JBandJoeyV
06-18-2014, 12:20 PM
well if JBandJoeyV would change his name to BraunandHolliday...maybe he could start jinxing other teams for once. :)

Yeah no kidding.

But yeah Hamilton has been solid. 270 batting avg is better than I thought he'd do. He'll eventually learn to walk and if he can get his OBP in the .340-.350 range he will be very dangerous.

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479343098427109376)
Billy last 50 games: .299 BA, .335 OBP #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Lindsay Patterson ‏@lindzpatterson (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson) 4m (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson/status/479343153904758784)
RT @Ken_Rosenthal (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal) #Angels (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Angels?src=hash), #Indians (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Indians?src=hash), #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) also had scouts at Samardzija's start last night for #Cubs (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cubs?src=hash).

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 11m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479341593162293248)
next, what Marty Brennaman said when he was asked if he expected this type of season from Todd Frazier? Listen here http://www.iheart.com/live/ESPN-1530-1697/ … (http://t.co/NCjCKlImo5)

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479357623633182721)
Votto 7 RBI last 6 games.......6 RBI in 26 games before going on DL. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 14m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479360477345366016)
up next, Marty B on Votto's outburst last night. Listen here http://www.iheart.com/live/ESPN-1530-1697/ … (http://t.co/Gc0akOeIfx) Reds


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 3m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479363387592560641)
"God bless him (Votto). We need more players to show more emotion on this team."-Marty with Willie today #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 07:13 AM
nice to have an big, easy win every now and then. Division game too.

membengal
06-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Now back to .500. Hope they can get over and start to do some work.

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 08:45 AM
some more games against the Brewers would be nice.

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Ace of MLB Stats ‏@AceballStats (https://twitter.com/AceballStats) 1h (https://twitter.com/AceballStats/status/479600829864083456)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) Billy Hamilton is out-slugging 2013 NL home run champion #Pirates (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pirates?src=hash) Pedro Alvarez this season, .400 to .397 (via @Andy0wens (https://twitter.com/Andy0wens)).

JBandJoeyV
06-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Need to keep it up and try to get a few games over 500 by the all star break.

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 3m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479643549827616768)
Can't beat this offer: #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) Social Night Friday http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ticketing/group_theme_dates.jsp?loc=redssocial … (http://t.co/WMqRRu0g6w)

Baraka
06-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Hamilton already at it again, lead off 2B, stole 3rd and home on Joey's sac fly.

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 37m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479665845942353920)
29th SB for Billy. Last #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) rookie with at least 30 SB: Chris Sabo (46) in 1988.

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Joel Luckhaupt ‏@jluckhaupt (https://twitter.com/jluckhaupt) 5m (https://twitter.com/jluckhaupt/status/479703471982391296)
That's 17 times in his career that Sam LeCure has come in to the game with the bases loaded. 2 of those 51 runners have scored. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 03:56 PM
Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 5m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/479712779302342656)
MLB's Joe Torre says last night's 3rd inning overturn in favor of #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) involving violation of Rule 7.13 should not have happened.


Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 3m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/479713229225345025)
Torre (1): "Last night’s play at home plate was one of the most difficult calls that our umpires have faced this season, given that the..."


Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 2m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/479713603629887488)
Torre (2): positioning of the catcher at home plate was necessary to record the force out. After evaluating the play and the details..."


Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 2m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/479713711058587648)
Torre (3): "of the review, we recognize that this play was not the type that should have resulted in a violation of Rule 7.13."


Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 1m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/479713901987504129)
Torre (4): "The goal of Rule 7.13 is to prevent egregious home plate collisions, and despite how challenging these situations can be..."


Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 1m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/479713963450843137)
Torre (5): "we have made important progress in accomplishing that goal.”

Bengals1181
06-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/479773790105530368)
I still can't believe this catch by Billy Hamilton. Seriously? Video/highlights from today's game. http://www.700wlw.com/onair/lance-mcalister-7818/frustrating-pirates-4-reds-3-final12-12481085/ … (http://t.co/frbOcjV9xY) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-20-2014, 10:34 AM
Friday Flashback
George Grande hosting the first ESPN SportsCenter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8xM2WgDmWk

Read more: http://www.espn1530.com/onair/lance-mcalister-7818/reds-jumbo-diaz-add-dh-to-12484235/#ixzz35BqaZfVK

Bengals1181
06-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1h (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/480021104673972224)
Good read on Billy Hamilton #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/billy-hamilton-gives-cincinnati-reds-legitimate-long-term-center-fielder-062014 … (http://t.co/MsRuGanxRf)

Bengals1181
06-21-2014, 07:03 AM
is it me, or do they have a bad loss like this every year?

Bengals1181
06-21-2014, 09:10 AM
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo (https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo) 8m (https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/480334733726216193)
Blue Jays beat Reds 14-9 Fri. after trailing 8-0. Prior to that, teams with 8+ run lead in last 5 seasons were 1158-6 (99.5%). (h/t Elias)

mongo
06-21-2014, 09:25 AM
1081

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Bengals1181
06-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Joel Luckhaupt ‏@jluckhaupt (https://twitter.com/jluckhaupt) 35m (https://twitter.com/jluckhaupt/status/481056396621144064)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) average runs per game when Mesoraco, Votto, & Bruce all start is now up to 6.0.

Bengals1181
06-23-2014, 10:07 AM
MLB Stat of the Day ‏@MLBStatoftheDay (https://twitter.com/MLBStatoftheDay) 2m (https://twitter.com/MLBStatoftheDay/status/481075359501152256)
.@FlavaFraz21 (https://twitter.com/FlavaFraz21)'s 17 homers through 74 team games are the most for a @Reds (https://twitter.com/Reds) right-handed hitter since Greg Vaughn hit 17 in 1999.

Bengals1181
06-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 6m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/481083823439228928)
ICYMI, on @FOXSportsOH (https://twitter.com/FOXSportsOH) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) Johnny Cueto is an ace because he is a grinder in all the best meanings of the word... http://msn.foxsports.com/ohio/story/nothing-flashy-about-johnny-beisbol-062214 (http://t.co/YibsQEvdsk)

JBandJoeyV
06-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Joel Luckhaupt ‏@jluckhaupt (https://twitter.com/jluckhaupt) 35m (https://twitter.com/jluckhaupt/status/481056396621144064)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) average runs per game when Mesoraco, Votto, & Bruce all start is now up to 6.0.

I actually feel pretty decent about our lineup if Bruce and votto can start to hit like the back of their baseball cards (which they have started to lately).

membengal
06-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Back to .500 again...now to get above and see where things go.

Bengals1181
06-24-2014, 07:40 AM
what a 9th inning. Super clutch hit by Hamilton, and a monster shot by Mesoraco.

a nice way to end a night where we lost power for a little more than 2 hours, which sounds about how long the Red went without a hit!

Bengals1181
06-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/481429705498042368)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) have scored 1st in 11 of last 12 games.....and scored in 1st inning in 9 of those last 12. #pressure (https://twitter.com/hashtag/pressure?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/481431132836462592)
last 12 games: #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) have score 2 or more runs in an inning 18 times. #Wow (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wow?src=hash).

Bengals1181
06-25-2014, 10:27 AM
very disappointing loss considering Bailey has typically been great at Wrigley Field.

Bengals1181
06-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Reds Community Fund ‏@RedsCommunity (https://twitter.com/RedsCommunity) 5m (https://twitter.com/RedsCommunity/status/481827926329946113)
First look inside the @Reds (https://twitter.com/Reds) Urban Youth Academy... pic.twitter.com/0OivINJzGG (http://t.co/0OivINJzGG)
Cincinnati, OH (https://twitter.com/search?q=place%3Ae444ecd51bd16ff3)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq_L5weCIAA_vO_.jpg
(https://twitter.com/RedsCommunity/status/481827926329946113/photo/1)

Bengals1181
06-26-2014, 05:12 PM
a movie is being made about Josh Hamilton.


http://collider.com/insidious-chapter-3-dermot-mulroney/

Bengals1181
06-27-2014, 07:15 AM
2 games over .500. Keep climbing!

Bengals1181
06-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 7m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/482514966332055552)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) have won 11 of 15......and gained a half a game on Brewers.

Bengals1181
06-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 6m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/482520550389350401)
Bruce has an extra-base hit in 7 straight games. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) record for consecutive games with EXBH is 9, Pete Rose (1966).#hmmm (https://twitter.com/hashtag/hmmm?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-27-2014, 03:01 PM
wow, Reds are only 2 games out in the Wild Card.

JBandJoeyV
06-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Reds just signed a guy from Cuba name Rasiel Iglesias to a 7 year 30 million dollar deal. Fairly big news...

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/06/27/raciel-iglesias-signs-with-reds/11528379/

Bengals1181
06-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Reds just signed a guy from Cuba name Rasiel Iglesias to a 7 year 30 million dollar deal. Fairly big news...

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/06/27/raciel-iglesias-signs-with-reds/11528379/

was wondering what was going on. Was in the car and Mo alluded to "that's why what they did today made sense" as far as them adding another arm because if they make any trades, they'll have to trade a pitching prospect. But I didn't catch what the move made was.

Bengals1181
06-28-2014, 06:38 PM
why on earth is a Saturday game a 10:05pm EST start time?

Bengals1181
06-29-2014, 08:21 AM
4 in a row and 5-1 on the road trip so far!

Brewers have to start losing some games though. A game out of the Wild Card, a game out of 2nd place in the division.

Bengals1181
06-29-2014, 08:21 AM
MLB.com currently has them at a 33% probability to make the postseason.

Bengals1181
06-29-2014, 09:39 PM
5 in a row!

Shame the no-hitter got broken up. I'm sure it has been done, but has anyone every thrown 3 no-hitters?

JBandJoeyV
06-29-2014, 10:01 PM
5 in a row!

Shame the no-hitter got broken up. I'm sure it has been done, but has anyone every thrown 3 no-hitters?

Nolan Ryan had 7 i believe.

membengal
06-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Boy, what a huge weekend that was. First time the Giants have been swept in a 4-game series since they moved to Pac Bell.

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 09:45 AM
gained a game on the Brewers. 6.5 out. Also now in a winning percentage tie with the Dodgers for the Wild Card Lead.

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Then and Now after 81 games
2013: 46-35, 4.5 games out, 3rd place (playoff odds 49.5%)
2014: 43-38, 6.5 games out, 2nd place (playoff odds 44.7%)
Runs scored:
2013: 353 (4.36)
2014: 323 (3.99)
Runs allowed:
2013: 308 ((3.80)
2014: 301 ((3.72)
Run differential:
2013: +45
2014: +22
Playoff odds (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/)
Baseball Prospectus
Reds odd of:
Winning division: 14%
Winning Wild Card: 30.7%
Making playoffs: 44.7%
http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-common/mlib/4977/06/4977_1404131738.jpg
(Getty Images)
Iglesias fits in with Reds (http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/82173590/cuban-free-agent-raisel-iglesias-fits-in-with-the-cincinnati-reds#!6mcgT)
Sports On Earth
It's going to be fascinating to see how these arms work out for the Reds who are so violently juxtaposed to industry norms in this instance. While, in a vacuum, I don't particularly like this Iglesias contract for the Reds, it's hard for me to say it won't work out. Cincinnati's liberal definition of what sort of pitcher has the capability to start has yet to be peer reviewed -- the process is still in its infancy. Tony Cingrani has reached the majors relying heavily on his fastball and has pitched parts of three seasons for the Reds while battling injuries. Michael Lorenzen has good numbers at Double-A, though he isn't missing as many bats as someone with his kind of arm strength would typically miss. Nick Howard has yet to pitch in pro ball. How and why the Reds feel these young pitchers have what it takes to start while so few others do is still unknown. And I, for one, am keeping an open mind despite my difference in opinion on these particular players.


Read more: http://www.700wlw.com/onair/lance-mcalister-7818/looking-at-reds-81-games-in-12515150/#ixzz3687ic9jo

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/483645631521914880)
Simon has thrown 1,493 pitches. He threw 1,318 last season. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Ace of MLB Stats ‏@AceballStats (https://twitter.com/AceballStats) 11m (https://twitter.com/AceballStats/status/483644707550289920)View translation
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) since April 15, 2014:

Joey Votto .390 SLG%
Brandon Phillips .403 SLG%
Jay Bruce .430 SLG%
Billy Hamilton .440 SLG%

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 01:43 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 3m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/483666220173254656)
Alfredo Simon with #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash): 19-9, 2.79 ERA in 251.1 innings.Simon with Orioles: 8-12, 5.18 ERA in 184.1 innings.







https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000272075384/55bd46c316064e567b9eeda00d27bd23_bigger.jpegLance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 8m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/483664947499790336)
Billy's SLG .404 higher than likes of: Longoria, Ellsbury, Wright, Choo, Rollins, Carpenter, Holliday, McCann, Werth, Heyward, Mauer #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 01:43 PM
Jesse Spector ‏@jessespector (https://twitter.com/jessespector) 33m (https://twitter.com/jessespector/status/483658715115954176)
The A's, Blue Jays, Braves, Brewers, Giants, Reds are the only teams with winning records both at home and on the road.

Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Damn Brewers

Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 8m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/483718280830398464)
Best record MLB since May 30:A's 19-8, #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) 20-9, Brewers 19-11.

Bengals1181
07-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 6h (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/483841787363332096)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) lose 1 game to Nats, lose .5 to Brewers and Cards
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*Reds drop to 1-3 vs Padres this season, scoring 7 runs, allowing 9 runs.

Bengals1181
07-01-2014, 08:13 AM
http://forum.go-bengals.com/public/style_emoticons/default/doh.gif


Reds Media Relations ‏@RedsPR (https://twitter.com/RedsPR) 7h (https://twitter.com/RedsPR/status/483836930157600768)
The last time the Reds lost a game in which they allowed 1 hit was in a 3-1 loss at Brooklyn on 9/12/50.

Bengals1181
07-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/483987832403668992)
How about this balance?June RBI: Frazier 18, Hamilton 18, Bruce 17, Phillips 17, Mesoraco 15, Votto 10, Cozart 9. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
07-02-2014, 08:00 AM
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Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 3m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/484304516343689217)
season high 16 hits for Padres last night.....after 16 hits combined in previous four games. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
07-03-2014, 10:25 AM
SportsonEarth ‏@SportsonEarth (https://twitter.com/SportsonEarth) 22m (https://twitter.com/SportsonEarth/status/484698727534559232)
Trending: Watch out for these five teams in the second half. http://bit.ly/1j0kPbj (http://t.co/bqOledv6r9) pic.twitter.com/1cJbkt8H5c (http://t.co/1cJbkt8H5c)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Brn-7HSIgAALc1o.jpg
(https://twitter.com/SportsonEarth/status/484698727534559232/photo/1)

whodeyjc
07-03-2014, 12:04 PM
If this team is serious about making a run, they need to go out and get a left field bat. I know Ludwick has a nice sized contract, but that is literally the only place they can afford to upgrade right now. Not sure who is on the block, but Marlon Byrd may not be a bad thing. Alex Rios may be another one as well. Has a $1 million dollar buyout for next year.

With Cueto and Latos basically being free agents after 2015, it really looks like the window is closing after next year or if they want to get something for them, this year. Lets get to going, Walt.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Four Reds named NL All-Stars (http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/07/06/frazier-chapman-mesoraco-cueto-named-nl-all-star-game/12273977/)

Patrick Sullivan
07-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Any truth to the rumor Joey Votto is being shopped around? They would be crazy to ship him anywhere, IMO.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Any truth to the rumor Joey Votto is being shopped around? They would be crazy to ship him anywhere, IMO.

not that I know of, but I don't think its all that crazy. Joey's awesome (when healthy), but his contract may end up doing more harm than good to the team in the longrun.

They could probably trade him and lock up 2-3 of their starting pitchers, of which they may currently have the best staff in the league.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 08:17 AM
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/p720x720/10351382_10152998464614698_6418450848797346351_n.j pg

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/486145213061398528)
Odds #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) would have 4 All-Stars and none would be named Votto, Bruce or Phillips?

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Nasty Boys throwing out the first pitcheS tonight, and Jay Bruce playing first base.


Should be an interesting night.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Joe Kay ‏@apjoekay (https://twitter.com/apjoekay) 4m (https://twitter.com/apjoekay/status/486220687418224641)
Jay Bruce practicing at first base pregame. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) lineup in press box lists him as starting at first vs #Cubs (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cubs?src=hash). pic.twitter.com/FeUVJaluOD (http://t.co/FeUVJaluOD)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Br9nI3VCMAAmL9a.jpg
(https://twitter.com/apjoekay/status/486220687418224641/photo/1)

membengal
07-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Good for Bruce for volunteering to do that...but...that's insane. I can't believe Walt hasn't secured a backup option at 1b who can also play LF at this point. I have been screaming for Ben Zobrist for awhile now. Walt has to be better than this. They are in essence playing with a 3-man bench at this point (and they have a DH tomorrow to boot).

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 04:23 PM
Good for Bruce for volunteering to do that...but...that's insane. I can't believe Walt hasn't secured a backup option at 1b who can also play LF at this point. I have been screaming for Ben Zobrist for awhile now. Walt has to be better than this. They are in essence playing with a 3-man bench at this point (and they have a DH tomorrow to boot).

sounds like the issue is that Pena is on paternity leave and Cozart desperately needed a day off. Everything basically coming together at once.



Joe Danneman ‏@FOX19Joe 43m
With doubleheader tomorrow, Price wanted to get Cozart day off. Meaning Santiago had to play SS and Frazier 3rd. Leaving Bruce at 1st.

Lindsay Patterson ‏@lindzpatterson 1h
And reminder Pena can't play 1B tonight, because he's on paternity leave. MLB gives the player up to 3 days. Today is day 2.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 04:55 PM
ctrent ‏@ctrent (https://twitter.com/ctrent) 1m (https://twitter.com/ctrent/status/486251446179213312)
First-round pick Nick Howard has agreed to terms with the #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

whodeyjc
07-07-2014, 06:14 PM
We would be the luckiest team alive if someone took on that Joey contract. Its going to burn us big time. We had to do it though. Can't let an MVP walk from a small market team.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Ludwick's off the books after this year right?

membengal
07-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Yes. Thank god.

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 07:42 AM
time for the Reds to make their strong push. Within 5 games for the first time in 54 games (May 9th).

whodeyjc
07-08-2014, 08:01 AM
I imagine Ludwick will have his 4.5 million dollar buyout exercised. Right now he would be on the books for a 9 million dollar mututal option, which he would be crazy not to accept.

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 08:06 AM
dang, you're right.

http://www.spotrac.com/mlb/cincinnati-reds/ryan-ludwick/

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 09:14 AM
MLB.com: (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/statcast-highlights-reds-outfielder-billy-hamiltons-game-changing-speed?content_id=83493918&partnerId=as_mlb_20140707_27406836&vkey=news_mlb&ymd=20140707) Statcast highlights Billy Hamilton's speed
even knowing the bunt is coming, even making a slick play, Ramirez almost doesn't get Hamilton. That's because Hamilton can fly. He reaches 21.9 mph, which is just blistering.
That 21.9 mph top speed is more than 32 feet per second, or 10.21 seconds for 100 meters. That's dazzlingly fast, and a better representation of what Hamilton can do than the earlier look we took at him, when he was running on a wet track.


video in the link

Read more: http://www.700wlw.com/onair/lance-mcalister-7818/tuesday-geoff-hobson-in-studio-tommy-john-for-bronson-and-more-12539270/#ixzz36slrihWJ

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 10:36 AM
Jamie Ramsey ‏@Jamieblog (https://twitter.com/Jamieblog) 2m (https://twitter.com/Jamieblog/status/486518499293290497)
Votto to the DL- Pena returns from paternity leave. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 12:47 PM
we almost saw the apocalypse last night.


http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wv_cGxA7--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/qxe9eawx7cn0wqbzkegb.jpg

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 04:04 PM
John Fay ‏@johnfayman (https://twitter.com/johnfayman) 47s (https://twitter.com/johnfayman/status/486601344870916096)
Final: #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) 4, Cubs 2. WP-Cueto 9-6. S-Chapman 18. 4 of 5. Reds within 4 1/2 s close as they've been since April 18.

Nancy
07-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Jay Bruce at 1st? What what????? Damn I miss Reds baseball...it is painful living in Braves country.

Bengals1181
07-09-2014, 07:04 AM
what a comeback!

3.5 out in the division

1 out in the wild card

membengal
07-09-2014, 09:16 AM
Billy Hamilton now slugging .417. Stunning to me. Probably to everyone.

Bengals1181
07-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Richard Justice ‏@richardjustice (https://twitter.com/richardjustice) 12m (https://twitter.com/richardjustice/status/486947301802254336)
The Reds are evolving in front of our eyes. At the moment, there probably isn't a better team in the NL. http://atmlb.com/TT9KN6 (http://t.co/eQ4lDHJUtO) via @mlb (https://twitter.com/MLB)

Bengals1181
07-09-2014, 09:15 PM
man, wish they had let Billy try for that inside-the-park home run.

Bengals1181
07-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Lindsay Patterson ‏@lindzpatterson (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson) 3h (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson/status/487139530680442881)
2.5 out of first. Bengals camp starts in 2 weeks. All is good in Cincinnati. :)

whodeyjc
07-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Homer got a little roughed up his last outing against the Cubs. He's been really good during day games though. Hope we can take this one and since we have Cueto, Leake, and Latos on the mound for Pittsburgh get 2 out of 3 against the Pirates and hopefully get healthy.

Bengals1181
07-10-2014, 04:11 PM
I feel like they aren't usually aired on iheart radio, but at least at the momen the reds are on:

http://www.iheart.com/live/700WLW-1713/?autoplay=true&pname=1209&campid=play_bar&cid=main.html



Game's tied at 4 in the bottom of the 11th.

Bengals1181
07-10-2014, 04:13 PM
damn. Likely 8-12 weeks.


Lindsay Patterson ‏@lindzpatterson (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson) 1m (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson/status/487328374915096576)
Not good RT @johnfayman (https://twitter.com/johnfayman) Confirmed that Phillips has a torn ligament. Surgery tomorrow. Big blow to #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash).

whodeyjc
07-10-2014, 04:28 PM
This week has gone from pure euphoria to just about the worst thing ever.

Bengals1181
07-10-2014, 04:50 PM
well at least it looks like the Brewers are going to lose today.

Bengals1181
07-10-2014, 05:01 PM
they're saying 6 weeks on phillips.

Bengals1181
07-12-2014, 09:05 AM
looks like I slept through a heck of a comeback.

Only 1.5 games out!

Bengals1181
07-12-2014, 09:10 AM
0.5 out in the Wild Card.

Bengals1181
07-12-2014, 09:43 AM
http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/Billy-Hamilton-Reds-infield-single-1-071114.gif

Bengals1181
07-12-2014, 09:44 AM
http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/Billy-Hamilton-reds-bunt-single-2-071114.gif

Bengals1181
07-13-2014, 05:54 PM
Great win To stay within 1.5 games at the break.

Can't believe they made up 5.5 games in 8 days and even let two games get away.

Bengals1181
07-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Bud Selig was just asked if there was a chance he could re-instated Pete Rose on his way out as commissioner.

He said it's a "matter under advisement". For whatever that's worth.

Bengals1181
07-14-2014, 04:26 PM
Dave Brown ‏@AnswerDave (https://twitter.com/AnswerDave) 3m (https://twitter.com/AnswerDave/status/488780492817182720)
Aroldis Chapman interviews Yasiel Puig at media day. #allstargame (https://twitter.com/hashtag/allstargame?src=hash) pic.twitter.com/IUX2xxqx2U (http://t.co/IUX2xxqx2U)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsh_RJNCUAAnr4o.jpg
(https://twitter.com/AnswerDave/status/488780492817182720/photo/1)

JBandJoeyV
07-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Should be fun to watch a red in the HR derby today!

Bengals1181
07-14-2014, 09:10 PM
Bummer effort by Todd but then again he's not a true home run hitter.

Bengals1181
07-14-2014, 10:09 PM
can't believe Todd is still in this.

Bengals1181
07-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Is minny a pitchers park? Numbers are way down this year.

Baraka
07-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Nice showing by Frazier tonight.

Bengals1181
07-15-2014, 08:51 AM
I get the strategy, but I think Frazier should have gone first last night. He had gone first all night and had stayed in pressure free situations. I think he should have stayed first and put the pressure on Cespedes to match.

Bengals1181
07-16-2014, 02:13 PM
this is awesome.



Yahoo Sports ‏@YahooSports (https://twitter.com/YahooSports) 2m (https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/489472445766975488)
Todd Frazier snaps another photo with Derek Jeter, 16 years later --> http://yhoo.it/1oIyZKG (http://t.co/lgSHYT4LpR) #RE2PECT (https://twitter.com/hashtag/RE2PECT?src=hash) pic.twitter.com/2LUzFSl44w (http://t.co/2LUzFSl44w)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsr0mJEIcAAGZ-N.jpg
(https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/489472445766975488/photo/1)

Baraka
07-16-2014, 11:08 PM
I'm not really a Jeter fan, but that's pretty cool.

Bengals1181
07-17-2014, 06:58 AM
hoping the break hasn't cooled the Reds off. They were as hot as anyone.

membengal
07-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Yeah, but they were also hurt. The time off is not a bad thing for Latos, Bailey and some others. At all.

Bengals1181
07-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Yeah, but they were also hurt. The time off is not a bad thing for Latos, Bailey and some others. At all.

true, there's definitely two sides to it. Just would hate to see the bats cool off.

Bengals1181
07-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Reds back at it again tonight with the Yankees.


Stay hot fellas.

Bengals1181
07-18-2014, 01:33 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/490186870689918976)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) after 95 games
2013: 53-42
2014: 51-44


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 22m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/490181701713526784)
Runs scored/allowed through 95 games
'13 #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash): 413/350
'14 #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash): 377/349


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 18m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/490182745747128320)
"If this team can hold on, while it's running in the dark, they will be fine,"-The Cowboy, @700wlw (https://twitter.com/700wlw) WLW with Willie #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
07-18-2014, 02:50 PM
Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal) 11m (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/490204155663749120)
Sources: #Braves (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash) cutting ties with Uggla.



Joel Sherman ‏@Joelsherman1 (https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1) 3m (https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/490206165062914048)
Would it make sense for pro-rated minimum wage for #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) to see if Uggla could bring small-park lightning in bottle till Phillips returns?

Bengals1181
07-22-2014, 08:11 AM
this team has gone cold. very cold.

membengal
07-22-2014, 09:19 AM
They were playing over their heads heading into the the break. Walt needed to have proactively made a few moves to get some help in here, and, per usual, Walt did squat. So..yeah, bad stuff happening.

Bengals1181
07-22-2014, 09:26 AM
They were playing over their heads heading into the the break. Walt needed to have proactively made a few moves to get some help in here, and, per usual, Walt did squat. So..yeah, bad stuff happening.

aren't moves before the break few and far between though? I feel like there's only usually 2-3 moves total in the league until the day of the deadline.

membengal
07-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Moves can be made - if a team is willing to push for it. A's picked up two starters from the Cubs, Angels came out of the break with the Padres closer. It can be done. And, given the Reds' mounting injury issues, it should have been done. Walt has been abysmal at in-season deals for years now. He did nothing last year and watched the Pirates cruise past the Reds in large part thanks to them getting Byrd and the Reds sitting it out. Walt is pissing me off.

Bengals1181
07-22-2014, 09:54 AM
well sure it can be done, just meant that it wasn't typical.


I know at the break they said like 14 of the 16 NL teams were still in the playoff hunt. Not sure about the AL, but there may just not be a lot of sellers yet.

membengal
07-22-2014, 09:56 AM
There are always excuses for Walt. Always.

Bengals1181
07-31-2014, 08:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4jGSvxCRp4

whodeyjc
07-31-2014, 12:31 PM
The Reds have made Ludwick available for trade.

LOL. Like anyone is going to take that on without us eating some of the contract. We are done.

Bengals1181
07-31-2014, 12:34 PM
its a sad state of affairs that mid-market teams are better off letting their stars walk away than give them a big contract.


Contracts in baseball are an absolute mess.

coup000
07-31-2014, 01:11 PM
The power that the players (unions really) have in both baseball and basketball is why the NFL will rule American sports unless head injury issues do them in. The fact that every star player is constantly playing for their jobs means you are almost always getting the absolute best out of these guys. Even older guys absolutely kill themselves to stay in great shape just to try to keep making money. In NBA and MLB those guys just kind of coast into retirement on huge guaranteed deals, sometimes giving full effort, many times not even close. And don't even get me started on the small/mid market issues in those 2 leagues.

whodeyjc
07-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Reds are dangling Latos.

This teams window is just about closed, fella's. 2005 Bengals-2008 Bengals-esque.

JBandJoeyV
07-31-2014, 04:12 PM
Should have made a couple trades. I would have traded latos and Simon and maybe Brox. Commit to signing cueto and leake long term. Trade Ludwick as well in some deal.

Could have got a lot in return for latos simon and Brox.

It also wouldn't be giving up on the future. You'd still have a rotation of cueto bailey leake cingrani and Stephenson next year. Most core positions filled with votto BP Frazier mes Bruce and Hamilton.

In the latos Simon Brox deals we prob could get a solid young LF and several prospects.

Oh well guess Jocketty didn't see anything he liked.

Bengals1181
07-31-2014, 08:02 PM
crap, what a catch by Heisey.

Bengals1181
07-31-2014, 09:57 PM
Ill take it, but the Reds stole one tonight.

Bengals1181
08-04-2014, 07:41 AM
oh man, the Reds are still just 4.5 out of the division and 3.5 out of the wild card.

When is Votto back?

Bengals1181
08-05-2014, 11:21 PM
Maury Brown‏@BizballMaury (https://twitter.com/BizballMaury)



MLB ratings on RSNs article updated with all US teams minus Dodgers and Astros http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2014/08/05/mlb-telecasts-on-regional-sports-networks-dominate-prime-time-television/ … (http://t.co/f8k9R0U7lU) (image) pic.twitter.com/nLBEUEy5zV (http://t.co/nLBEUEy5zV)




https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuURTTACIAATnOV.jpg
(https://twitter.com/BizballMaury/status/496822359673028608/photo/1)

JBandJoeyV
08-06-2014, 08:22 AM
oh man, the Reds are still just 4.5 out of the division and 3.5 out of the wild card. When is Votto back?

Not this year is my guess.

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 08:24 AM
Not this year is my guess.


is it really that bad? Its been 2 months now right? You'd think he'd be able to come back for a September run if they are still close.

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 10:21 AM
Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 9m (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/497019780533334017)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) unveiling 2015 all-star logo live right now on FOX19. @FOX19 (https://twitter.com/FOX19)


Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 52s (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/497021913307549696)
"Major League Baseball couldn't be prouder to bring the #midsummerclassic (https://twitter.com/hashtag/midsummerclassic?src=hash) back to the one of the games most historic cities." #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Enquirer Sports ‏@ENQSports (https://twitter.com/ENQSports) 1m (https://twitter.com/ENQSports/status/497022170300956672)
Cincinnati will be only the sixth city to host five or more MLB All-Star Games. #ASG15 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ASG15?src=hash) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 2m (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/497022908603322368)
"This will inject 80-90 million dollars into this city's economy." #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) #ASG15 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/ASG15?src=hash)

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 10:27 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuXJ_mTIUAAPRSB.jpg

JBandJoeyV
08-06-2014, 11:12 AM
is it really that bad? Its been 2 months now right? You'd think he'd be able to come back for a September run if they are still close.

I don't know if his knee will ever be the same. I think we are ****ed. It might go down as the worst contract in baseball history if he doesn't find a way to get over these injuries, not to mention actually perform when healthy.

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Cincinnati Reds ‏@Reds (https://twitter.com/Reds) 3h (https://twitter.com/Reds/status/497031423442690048)
The 2015 All-Star Game bobblehead. Free to the first 25K fans at the game on Sat, August 23. http://atmlb.com/X1G8zF (http://t.co/pQe7qLgjGg) pic.twitter.com/sqKoKdntXc (http://t.co/sqKoKdntXc)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuXPchpCMAAwQj1.jpg
(https://twitter.com/Reds/status/497031423442690048/photo/1)

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Mike Berk ‏@mike_berk (https://twitter.com/mike_berk) 37s (https://twitter.com/mike_berk/status/497104717814972416)
Bryan Price thinks @DatDudeBP (https://twitter.com/DatDudeBP) could be back sooner than expected. He's doing baseball "things." Can't promise a return date. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

whodeyjc
08-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Marlon Byrd was claimed off revocable waivers by a mystery team. We had interest before the deadline. Now that we have started playing decent ball, I'm wondering if it was us.

JBandJoeyV
08-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Marlon Byrd was claimed off revocable waivers by a mystery team. We had interest before the deadline. Now that we have started playing decent ball, I'm wondering if it was us.

Doubt it...

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 07:22 PM
What's byrd's salary like, and isn't he having a bad year?

whodeyjc
08-06-2014, 07:24 PM
He's having a pretty good year. His salary isn't bad. Its 8 million this year with an 8 million vesting option a team would likely have to pick up next year. We aren't on his no-trade list.

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 07:24 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuZDvpiCQAEVNoe.jpg

JBandJoeyV
08-06-2014, 07:31 PM
I dont know if we can take on any more salary. And we dont really have a ton of prospects to give. Maybe they are desparate to get rid of him though?

Bengals1181
08-06-2014, 07:42 PM
John Fay ‏@johnfayman (https://twitter.com/johnfayman) 5m (https://twitter.com/johnfayman/status/497164424441233408)
RT @kjfwhodey (https://twitter.com/kjfwhodey): @johnfayman (https://twitter.com/johnfayman) shocker if Byrd claimed by Reds?//Was told it was not them.

whodeyjc
08-07-2014, 07:51 AM
I would guess that they would be desperate enough to get rid of him since they are basically about to blow it up by possibly getting rid of Hamels and Lee, but since it wasn't us, water under the bridge. I do think we need one more bat if we want to get back into this thing for good, though.


Sucks. I became emotionally unattached, but I'm becoming intrigued again.

Bengals1181
08-07-2014, 07:54 AM
same here. Hard to believe they are just 4 games out.

Bengals1181
08-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/497364757050322944)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) won 8 of 11 going into All-Star break, lost 10 of 12 coming out of break, have now won 5 of 7.

whodeyjc
08-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Ugh. Just looked that up. Close enough that we are in for some serious heartbreak in September with our inconsistent bats.

Bengals1181
08-07-2014, 10:57 PM
down to 3 games out in the Wild Card.


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1-CADPchEwE/UWsA0WEqdhI/AAAAAAAACMk/raOFh3GzZZc/s1600/I+think+I+can_train.jpg

whodeyjc
08-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Gah. If we play well through the next week, I'm back on the train unfortunately, no matter how bad its going to hurt. This team just simply can't win in October without another bat.

Looks like Brandon will be back in two weeks. Rotoworld says team doctor expects Joey back for the last 4-5 weeks of the season. If I were the Reds and they think Joey will come back and contribute, I would go out and trade for Alex Rios, and decline his team option next year for $1 million. Can't see the Rangers bringing him back next year for 13.5 million so obviously they would benefit by dropping and not having to pay the buyout.

Bengals1181
08-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Rios cleared waivers yesterday didn't he, or am I thinking of someone else?

JBandJoeyV
08-08-2014, 09:46 AM
I'm not big on rios but if we could get him without giving up much then maybe.

Hope negron keeps it up, he had a great 4 games vs Cleveland.

whodeyjc
08-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Yeah he did, which have reports saying that he is available for trade. I'm not really sure how the whole thing works after the deadline. I thought a team had to claim him, but they are saying that since he cleared waivers he is eligible to be shipped out.

Bengals1181
08-08-2014, 10:48 AM
Yeah he did, which have reports saying that he is available for trade. I'm not really sure how the whole thing works after the deadline. I thought a team had to claim him, but they are saying that since he cleared waivers he is eligible to be shipped out.


they put a player on waivers (and as I understand it this time of year teams out of it put most of their players out there), if he gets claimed, the team can pull him back and say "just kidding" and keep him, or let the team who claimed him take him.

If they clear waivers, they can then start trade talks with any team.

JBandJoeyV
08-08-2014, 11:49 AM
they put a player on waivers (and as I understand it this time of year teams out of it put most of their players out there), if he gets claimed, the team can pull him back and say "just kidding" and keep him, or let the team who claimed him take him. If they clear waivers, they can then start trade talks with any team.

Sort of. If the guy is claimed it's not as simple as letting them have the guy. How it works is they have 48 hours to negotiate a trade with the team that claimed him. At least that's how I think it works.

Bengals1181
08-08-2014, 10:38 PM
Wasted a nice outing by Leake tonight.

mongo
08-09-2014, 11:30 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/sports/best-beer-in-baseball/

For some reason, the pad is making it difficult to post the article. Not sure if I need to restart it...

Anyway, here's an article on the best stadiums for beer in MLB. Great American came in second!

Bengals1181
08-09-2014, 01:06 PM
some guy was on with Mo last week talking about best hot dogs. Reds were one of the higher ups. Fenway Frank was in last.

Bengals1181
08-10-2014, 06:08 PM
Cincinnati Reds (https://www.facebook.com/Reds?fref=nf)
47 mins (https://www.facebook.com/Reds/posts/10152673115243760) ·




Jay Bruce with one of the best catches you will see all season.

https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQB9hYCPqZsNLuXM&w=470&h=265&url=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.contextoptional.com%2F2014 081014200481747.jpg&cfs=1&sx=1&sy=0&sw=638&sh=360&upscale=1
(http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1imuq)

Bengals1181
08-10-2014, 07:59 PM
2 1/2 out in the Wild Card.

JBandJoeyV
08-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Crazy...they need to get on a real hot streak soon though. Still dont know if this offense has what it takes, but the pitching is still solid.

Would be awesome if votto and phillips came back and contributed, but I have my doubts on joey.

Bengals1181
08-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Lindsay Patterson ‏@lindzpatterson (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson) 4m (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson/status/498917534381264896)
Congrats to Johnny Cueto on being named NL player of the week!

Bengals1181
08-12-2014, 10:43 PM
Red entered tonight 2.5 back of the pirates. Today, the Pirates put Andrew McCutcheon on the DL.

Bengals1181
08-13-2014, 11:51 AM
still staring at 2.5 games out in WC




Kevin Goheen ‏@FSOhio_KGoheen (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen) 3m (https://twitter.com/FSOhio_KGoheen/status/499583014100164609)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) Price says Phillips to workout Wed/Thur in Cincy. Could start minor league rehab on Fri w/either @DragonsBaseball (https://twitter.com/DragonsBaseball) or @LouisvilleBats (https://twitter.com/LouisvilleBats)

Bengals1181
08-14-2014, 01:36 PM
back to back killer losses


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 25s (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/499972742717112320)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) need to go 28-14 to get to 88 wins....that would be the winning percentage of a 108 win team.

Bengals1181
08-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 39s (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/499972883184381954)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) need to go 25-17 to get to 85 wins.....the win percentage of a 96 win team.

Bengals1181
08-14-2014, 02:48 PM
ctrent ‏@ctrent (https://twitter.com/ctrent) 7m (https://twitter.com/ctrent/status/499989049793585153)
It's official, @LouisvilleBats (https://twitter.com/LouisvilleBats) announce #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) 2B Brandon Phillips will join them on Friday for his rehab assignment

whodeyjc
08-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Probably have to get to 90 wins if they want a chance. Thats incredibly efficient, something this team isn't. Great pitching, no bats.

whodeyjc
08-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Down goes Homer. Injuries have pretty much sunk this team the past few years. Sad.

Bengals1181
08-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Joe Block ‏@joe_block (https://twitter.com/joe_block) 49m (https://twitter.com/joe_block/status/500324293377417217)
NL Home Runs, last calendar year:

Stanton 42
Rizzo 32
Frazier 29
Byrd 29
Pence 28
Kh. Davis 27

http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=nl&qual=y&type=8&season=2014&month=10&season1=2014&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=5,d … (http://t.co/IAMSAzDTZB)

Bengals1181
08-20-2014, 10:15 AM
What If... Ken Griffey Jr. had stayed healthy


Updated: August 19, 2014, 3:34 PM ET
By Jayson Stark (http://search.espn.go.com/jayson-stark/) | ESPN.com






What If Ken Griffey Jr. Had Stayed Healthy?

The "Baseball Tonight" crew hypothesizes what Ken Griffey Jr.'s legacy might have been if he had stayed healthy throughout his career.Tags: MLB (http://search.espn.go.com/mlb/video/6), Ken Griffey Jr. (http://search.espn.go.com/ken-griffey-jr./video/6)



Editor's note: Each day this week one ESPN writer will examine a "what if ... ?" scenario from the past 25 years. Let us know what you think about today's topic and propose other "what if ...?" scenarios on the ESPN Baseball Tonight (https://www.facebook.com/ESPNBaseballTonight) Facebook page.
My first thought, as I start to play the What If game with Ken Griffey Jr (http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/2148/ken-griffey-jr)., is: "Wait a second. Am I nuts?"
We're talking about a guy who hit 630 home runs, won 10 Gold Gloves, got elected to start 13 All-Star Games and played for 22 seasons. And we're wondering what might have been?
Right. Exactly.
[+] Enlargehttp://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0403/mlb_g_griffey_d1_300x300.jpg (http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0403/mlb_g_griffey_d1_600x600.jpg)Focus on Sport/Getty ImagesKen Griffey Jr. reached the majors in 1989 with the Mariners at the age of 19.


Because, well, have you checked this guy's medical history? One look at those 12 trips to the disabled list, and you want to ask the surgeon general "what if," not a mere baseball writer.
But you also want to ask: What if Griffey had just stayed as healthy as Willie Mays, or Hank Aaron, or Cal Ripken Jr.? Is there any doubt he'd be the all-time Home Run King right now instead of that dastardly Barry L. Bonds?
Well, there's obviously some doubt. But I got so fascinated by this question a few years ago, I actually explored this question from a serious, statistical perspective, with the help of my good friend David Vincent, aka the Sultan of Swat Stats.
Here's how we did it: We divided Griffey's career into three phases: (1) The Early Years (1989-93), when he was relatively healthy but still developing into America's Icon; (2) The Seattle Glory Years (1994-99), when he was still mostly healthy and hitting home runs at a ridiculous rate; and (3) The 21st Century (2000-10), when he moved on to Cincinnati, spent more time on the disabled list than at the dinner table and frustrated everyone, including himself.
We figured out the number of games he missed because of injury in each phase. We then looked at his home run rate in each phase. And here's what we calculated:
If he'd stayed fully healthy, for all 22 of those seasons, this man would have hit another 147 home runs. OK, now add 147 to the 630 home runs he did hit. And it comes to 777 home runs -- or, if you're trying to write a compelling, life-changing What If piece -- 15 more home runs than that Barry L. Bonds guy.
Got you hooked now, don't I?
OK, so there's one minor problem with this logic: Nobody stays "fully healthy" for 22 seasons. That's impossible.
No outfielder in history ever played 150 games or more in even 15 seasons, let alone 22. If I drop that bar to 140, I still get only Johnny Damon (http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/3323/johnny-damon) (16), Dave Winfield (16), Aaron (16), Mays (15), Bonds (15) and maybe, depending on how you define "outfielder," Carl Yastrzemski (17) and Craig Biggio (http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/2062/craig-biggio) (16).
So the Sultan tried to convince me Griffey's more realistic total of home runs lost would work out to 100-125. Ah, but guess what? That still gets him to 730-755 career homers.
And we all know that if this guy had been seven or 10 or 20 homers away from Bonds, he would not have unceremoniously retired in 2010. He'd have hung on somehow. And if he had, there'd be only one word to describe him now in our What If fantasy world:
King.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11372312/mlb-ken-griffey-jr-had-stayed-healthy

Bengals1181
08-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 4m (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/502553336781209601)
Votto: "Let's make it clear here. This is something I've had hanging over me in the general population. Fans think it's a toughness thing...


Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 3m (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/502553587906772992)
Votto cont: "I've been injured. And I played injured. And I went on the DL because I'm injured. I'm trying to be un-injured now...


Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 1m (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/502553958364508160)
Votto cont: "So, the second I'm capable of playing, I'll be back on the field. I've noticed little comments. I didn't elect to be injured."

Bengals1181
08-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal) 12m (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/504630816207826944)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) expected to trade at least one starting pitcher this off-season, when they can negotiate with all teams, not just a claiming club.

whodeyjc
08-27-2014, 12:16 PM
That should be interesting. We should get at least one really nice prospect. I know we have three decent pitching prospects on the farm with Stephenson, the new Cuban, and Cingrani.

I'd certainly try and ship Latos out before Cueto. Latos has definitely put some noticeable weight on this year that could hurt in the long run especially if he is already having knee problems. I'd probably try to ship Chapman as well and see if Cingrani can get back to his closer role from college. He has the mentality to do it. Find a way to get Cueto under contract. Hopefully a cheap bat by the way of Latos and Chapman.

Bengals1181
08-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 8m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/504671437677150209)
Holy #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) deal, Batman. All 13 September home games for $65. http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ticketing/september_pass.jsp … (http://t.co/N6uNZcH4IA)

JBandJoeyV
08-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 8m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/504671437677150209) Holy #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) deal, Batman. All 13 September home games for $65. http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/ticketing/september_pass.jsp … (http://t.co/N6uNZcH4IA)

That's what happens when the team sucks.


Regarding potential trades, I'm hoping we can trade latos and BP. I love both guys but it don't think we can afford Mat and BP is getting old and injury prone. Unfortunately we can't dump vottos contract.

Between the two traded, I'd try to get a young starting caliber 2b and lf. Then maybe a couple pitching prospects.

Sign cueto long term. I'd be okay with that off season.

I'd also trade Simon if we can get any value for him. Go into next season with cueto bailey leake Stephenson and cingrani.

I'd also maybe consider trading chapman. I love him too but just question his value as a closer. Price didn't use him any differently than baker. If I can get a solid hitter for him I'm all for it.

Bengals1181
08-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Cincinnati Reds ‏@Reds (https://twitter.com/Reds) 3m (https://twitter.com/Reds/status/505409451466039296)
$20 field box seats for Reds-Cardinals at GABP, September 8-11. Because you love baseball. http://atmlb.com/1vujYEl (http://t.co/FdZhlFgHCv) pic.twitter.com/E9ZCZtGcuw (http://t.co/E9ZCZtGcuw)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwOTN8hCIAEfIle.jpg
(https://twitter.com/Reds/status/505409451466039296/photo/1)

Bengals1181
09-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Ace of MLB Stats ‏@AceballStats (https://twitter.com/AceballStats) 6h (https://twitter.com/AceballStats/status/507020983338024960)
Jay Bruce joins Frank Robinson (1956-62) as the only #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) players ever with 15+ HR & 15+ 2B in each of their first 7 seasons.

Bengals1181
09-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Things you don't want your fans to say when flipping to your game: "oh good, they're only down by one run."

Bengals1181
09-10-2014, 08:41 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/509863743120211968)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) acquire from Brewers minor league RHP Kevin Shackelford & RHP Barrett Astin as 2 players to be named in Jonathan Broxton deal.

Bengals1181
09-11-2014, 02:12 PM
bad 3B Coach.


Mark Sheldon ‏@m_sheldon (https://twitter.com/m_sheldon) 16m (https://twitter.com/m_sheldon/status/510124748764770304)
#reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/reds?src=hash) lead Majors with 27 guys thrown out at home (non-force plays). A look inside the numbers is interesting http://atmlb.com/1CWHvzR (http://t.co/8ZXBxN77Es)

Bengals1181
09-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Rookie Dress Up Day. Billy Hamilton was Rainbow Bright. More in the link.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/redsblog/2014/09/15/reds-put-rookies-through-dress-up-tradition/15686931/


http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/cb2b489220ffd0dbb107e505453b1153cc2ea1b9/c=24-0-552-396&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/Cincinnati/redsblog/2014/09/14/1410741046000-newredsdressup.jpeg

Brian Williams
09-23-2014, 10:19 PM
Thanks to the Reds for doing their part tonight!

2 years in a row... Who'd have thought?

Bengals1181
09-25-2014, 04:38 PM
Reflecting back on the 2014 Reds


Updated: Thursday, September 25 2014, 04:09 PM EDT CINCINNATI (Mike Berk) -- I took a great picture of the sun rising on the Reds` spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona on a February morning soon after pitchers and catchers had reported. Position players weren`t due to arrive for another 24 hours. The optimism for the 2014 season was as bright as the sunshine, which was about to blanket the valley in a matter of minutes. It seemingly took only minutes for that optimism to fade.

Fast forward to the week before the All-Star break. The Reds - as was the case all season - were dogged by injuries, but playing some good ball. They went 8-3 in the final 11 games prior to the break to pull within 1 1/2 games of the lead in the N.L. Central Division. Then the break ended. Regular season baseball returned. But the Reds did not. They were swept out of The Bronx by the Yankees in four games to begin the second half of the season. Then got drenched by the Brewers in a three game sweep in Milwaukee. They went 3-10 to finish July and their 2014 season was - for all intents and purposes - finished as well. They never recovered. They never got Joey Votto back from the most severe quad strain in the history of quad strains.

Fellow former All-Star Brandon Phillips was soon lost for one month with a damaged thumb, which required surgery. Homer Bailey would follow with a forearm injury. Then it was Mat Latos` turn. Skip Schumacher would be lost for the season, and soon, Bryan Price would begin penciling names into a line-up you`d normally see down at the aforementioned spring training complex in Arizona. After three straight post-season berths, the 2014 season was, a mess. I actually give Bryan Price credit for the job he did with the patch work line-ups he was forced to work with. The starting pitching, which was their strength through July 13th, became a weakness by July 18th. Their bullpen, which was a strength during a playoff push in 2013, was nowhere near that form in `14. That proved costly as no one in the Majors lost more one-run games than the 2014 Reds.

(And that number could grow of course, as the season doesn`t end until Sunday.) But 2014 wasn`t a total loss. Todd Frazier emerged as an All-Star and clubhouse leader in a way Votto never was, or ever will be despite his gaudy career numbers and massive bank account. Devin Mesoraco was handed the full-time job behind the plate with the off-season trade of catcher Ryan Hanigan and he made the most of it, also becoming a first time All-Star. Aroldis Chapman is arguably the best "closer" in baseball, and recovered well, physically and mentally, from that line drive which nearly tore his head off during the Cactus League. We also saw Johnny Cueto put up a Cy Young Award-worthy performance this season and if Clayton Kershaw had never been born, the award might be Johnny`s for the taking.

Billy Hamilton was running away (literally) with the Rookie of the Year vote, until Jacob deGrom of the Mets started pitching like Cueto. Now it`s a two man race, which could go either way. Points is; Billy was not the weak link many though he would be this season. His base running is a game changer and it should be that way for years to come, as he only gets better and more mature at the plate. But this team needs help, and the General Manager is the only one who can acquire it. Walt Jocketty cannot arrive in Goodyear next spring with roughly the same roster, touting that health is the key. It is, but it`s so much more than that. They need to replace Ryan Ludwick in Left Field. He`s a great guy and a true pro, but I`m not sure he has anything left as an every-day player.

You can live with Zach Cozart at Short Stop, and batting 8th, because his defense is so solid. You cannot live with him there, however, if Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips have similar seasons in 2015. You can trade Johnny Cueto this off-season and get something decent in return, or wait until he could walk away in free agency. That`s for the front office to decide. And the same can be said of Latos and Pitcher Mike Leake, who may also soon command big free agent dollars. I think it`s also time to see if there are any potential suitors for Joey Votto. Maybe some team would absorb half of what`s left on his $226 million dollar deal, if the Reds were willing to eat the other half? The Reds don`t have an "out" on Votto until he turns 41. He just turned 31 two weeks ago! If that doesn`t scare Reds` fans, it should. There is always the chance this his pride as a former league MVP will take over this off-season and he arrives in Goodyear as good as ever. That would be a nice surprise. Still, I`d take a look at who might take the bait. The Reds are "set" at several critical spots with Frazier, Mesoraco, Hamilton and Chapman manning important positions.

I think Phillips still has some decent baseball left in him as long as there is a little more protection in the batting order. Cozart`s defense is solid, if not spectacular at times. But they need help in the corner outfield spots. The hope is Jay Bruce will return to form, after returning too quickly from a May knee procedure. But let`s assume that happens for Bruce, but now someone else goes down, or goes through a season-long slump. The team would be right back in the same rudderless boat is was floating in all season. That`s why they need to acquire some help. Relying on health, and trying to sell that at the box office can`t be the way to go, if this team would like to bring that Arizona optimism back to Cincinnati with them. I can remember that picture from Spring Training vividly without even looking at it. Maybe that`s because it`s the last time this team felt a ray of sunshine?

Read More at: http://www.local12.com//sports/features/reds/stories/reflecting-back-2014-reds-848.shtml

BigDawgBengal
09-25-2014, 05:04 PM
The rookie of the year vote is going to be interesting. Jacob deGrom really gained a lot of momentum this last month especially when he tied the major league record for most consecutive strikeouts to start a game. I hope Hamilton wins the award but it won't be a robbery if deGrom wins.

BigDawgBengal
09-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Joey Votto foundation closing.

In the following letter sent Sept. 19 as the first and last annual report for the Joey Votto Foundation, the Reds' first baseman explains that the foundation is closing.

Dear Friends:

Thank you for generously supporting the Joey Votto Foundation. I want to personally inform you that as the 2014 MLB season comes to a close, as will my foundation.

This is strictly a personal decision. I am proud of all we have accomplished in a short amount of time. By participating in our Monthly Mission Program, more than 100 veterans and their families found camaraderie, healing and purpose through community service. In addition, the work that we started to ensure families have access to the resources and support they need to overcome traumatic events will continue at the newly established UC Health Stress Center under the leadership of Dr. Kathleen Chard.

I remain committed to giving back to our Cincinnati community. However, I look forward to keeping my future volunteer and philanthropic efforts private. I appreciate your understanding on this matter.

This annual report attempts to capture our community impact. I want you to know that lives have been changed thanks to your generosity.

Thank you for supporting my foundation. I appreciate your support on and off the field.

Gratefully,
Joey Votto

It has not yet been posted on vottofoundation.org/.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/redsblog/2014/09/25/joey-votto-foundation-closing/16205913/

JBandJoeyV
09-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Wtf votto?

Such a weird dude...

BigDawgBengal
09-25-2014, 10:24 PM
I have hated the Yankees since I was little but that was cool to see Jeter go out that way at home.

Bengals1181
09-26-2014, 07:12 PM
thoughts?


Mark Sheldon ‏@m_sheldon (https://twitter.com/m_sheldon) 1h (https://twitter.com/m_sheldon/status/515618160717086720)
Jocketty says he has agreed to a multi year contract to stay with #reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/reds?src=hash) -- more to come soon on http://MLB.com (http://t.co/nkZMoYrg3T)

membengal
09-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Ick.

Bengals1181
09-29-2014, 01:59 PM
MLB Stat of the Day ‏@MLBStatoftheDay (https://twitter.com/MLBStatoftheDay) 30m (https://twitter.com/MLBStatoftheDay/status/516640690139566080)
.@JohnnyCueto (https://twitter.com/JohnnyCueto) is 1st @Reds (https://twitter.com/Reds) pitcher to win at least 20 and produce an ERA as low as 2.25 since Dolf Luque in 1923.

Bengals1181
09-29-2014, 02:45 PM
ctrent ‏@ctrent (https://twitter.com/ctrent) 34m (https://twitter.com/ctrent/status/516651206715133952)
Assistant GM Bob Miller is indeed leaving #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash). He’d purchased a business in Florida earlier this year, moving there after contract

JJ Cooper ‏@jjcoop36 (https://twitter.com/jjcoop36) 1m (https://twitter.com/jjcoop36/status/516659530709864448)
Reds losing Bob Miller to private business is a big loss. Miller was an expert at MLB rules, found some nice loopholes.

Bengals1181
09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 50s (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/516679221197160452)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) .238 team batting average lowest since .231 in 1942.

Bengals1181
09-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/516679669681504258)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) 72 errors were 10 fewer than any other team in MLB (Mariners 82). MLB average was 97 errors.

BigDawgBengal
09-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Not saying the Reds defense is bad but I think that stat is a little misleading. There were numerous times this year were there was defensive mistakes that never got counted as errors. A handful of times a fly ball would drop in between two reds and it would be counted as a hit or an outfielder would run in and the ball would go over his head. There was just numerous mistakes that technically are not errors but should not be counted as good defense.

Oldcat
09-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Not saying the Reds defense is bad but I think that stat is a little misleading. There were numerous times this year were there was defensive mistakes that never got counted as errors. A handful of times a fly ball would drop in between two reds and it would be counted as a hit or an outfielder would run in and the ball would go over his head. There was just numerous mistakes that technically are not errors but should not be counted as good defense.

Presumably that happened as much to other teams, though.

kennethmw
09-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Glad to see Cueto get to 20 wins.

BigDawgBengal
10-01-2014, 01:06 AM
Feel bad for Adam Dunn. He never played in the postseason his whole career and what is likely his final year, he makes it to the postseason but never gets to play.

Bengals1181
10-02-2014, 10:27 AM
ha.

Dan Hoard ‏@Dan_Hoard (https://twitter.com/Dan_Hoard) 6m6 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/Dan_Hoard/status/517680803485327361)
So "Better Man" was about man that bets? / RT @ENQSports (https://twitter.com/ENQSports): VIDEO: Eddie Vedder says Pete Rose should be in HOF http://cin.ci/1nRoieU (http://t.co/nIEw2iGYzV) @ctrent (https://twitter.com/ctrent)

Bengals1181
10-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Elder Panthers @ehsports (https://twitter.com/ehsports) · 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/ehsports/status/518181774854459392)

.@DatDudeBP (https://twitter.com/DatDudeBP) and Billy Hatcher taking in tonight’s game in The Pit. #Altiora (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Altiora?src=hash)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzDzlBcIMAAvNcp.jpg:large (https://twitter.com/ehsports/status/518181774854459392/photo/1)

Bengals1181
10-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2h2 hours ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/522179981800394753)
"I believe Jay has tremedouse talent. I think sometimes you just get by on talent. Now he's got to be fully invested" Brantley @700wlw (https://twitter.com/700wlw) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2h2 hours ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/522180047344766976)
"I think it would be a tough sell to trade Jay Bruce," Brantley @700wlw (https://twitter.com/700wlw) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2h2 hours ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/522180302308139012)
"There is no doubt Joey did all the work. I watched him. He could hardly move that knee" Brantley @700wlw (https://twitter.com/700wlw) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2h2 hours ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/522180413343944706)
"Call it what you want, this goes back to those 2 knee surgeries for Joey 2 years ago" Brantley @700wlw (https://twitter.com/700wlw) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2h2 hours ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/522180546253058049)
"If he can get the leg stable again, we will see the old Joey Votto," Brantley @700wlw (https://twitter.com/700wlw) #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
10-15-2014, 08:44 AM
step in the right direction.

Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/522366871048556544)
20-second pitch clock used in AZ Fall League last night.Game length: 2 hours 14 minutes.http://m.astros.mlb.com/news/article/98571718/astros-pitching-prospect-mark-appel-dominates-again-in-afl-start … (http://t.co/witaUwAnxE)

Bengals1181
10-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Sam Ponder ‏@sam_ponder (https://twitter.com/sam_ponder) 16h16 hours ago (https://twitter.com/sam_ponder/status/523223733981700096)
My 10 year old self can't believe our guest pickers @CollegeGameDay (https://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay) tomorrow are Ken Griffey Jr and Brett Favre. Will be a fun one.

Bengals1181
10-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/524319854765953025)
From #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash): The Reds will replace 3B coach Steve Smith. The rest of the coaching staff is expected to return.

Bengals1181
10-28-2014, 04:07 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/77434823/jfay_normal.jpgJohn Fay @johnfayman (https://twitter.com/johnfayman) · 3h3 hours ago (https://twitter.com/johnfayman/status/527143511813292032)

From Elias: Phillips has taken over the all-time lead in fielding percentage by NL second basemen (.990) from Sandberg (.989). #reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
10-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Richard Skinner ‏@nkyskinner (https://twitter.com/nkyskinner) 21m21 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/nkyskinner/status/527573170140626944)
Reds pick up Johnny Cueto's option http://cin.ci/1u8zypT (http://t.co/W2ChUXIam0) via @enquirer (https://twitter.com/Enquirer)


Jason Martinez ‏@mlbdepthcharts (https://twitter.com/mlbdepthcharts) 2h2 hours ago (https://twitter.com/mlbdepthcharts/status/527543820226134016)
Updated #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) payroll after exercising club option for J. Cueto, declining options on R. Ludwick, J. Hannahan. http://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-cincinnati-reds-info/ … (http://t.co/4zsEgWRLk8)

Bengals1181
11-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Lindsay Patterson ‏@lindzpatterson (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson) 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/lindzpatterson/status/529758815617830912)
RT @JimBowden_ESPN (https://twitter.com/JimBowden_ESPN): Latos just told us that he had stem cell put into the back of his elbow to help where ligament is missing from bone spur

Bengals1181
11-04-2014, 05:20 PM
Jim Bowden ‏@JimBowden_ESPN (https://twitter.com/JimBowden_ESPN) 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/JimBowden_ESPN/status/529759523104624640)
Mat Latos told us that there haven’t been any discussions with Reds on an extension but he’d love to work something out XM 89 #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

BigDawgBengal
11-09-2014, 11:14 PM
The Dodgers are supposedly trying hard to trade Kemp and are willing to pay part of his salary. If the Reds are going all in next year, send the Dodgers some low-level prospects and get Kemp and put him in left. Go with a lineup of:

Hamilton
Phillips
Votto
Kemp
Bruce
Mes
Fraizer
Cozart

Get a couple guys for the bullpen and see what happens.

JBandJoeyV
11-10-2014, 10:30 AM
The Dodgers are supposedly trying hard to trade Kemp and are willing to pay part of his salary. If the Reds are going all in next year, send the Dodgers some low-level prospects and get Kemp and put him in left. Go with a lineup of: Hamilton Phillips Votto Kemp Bruce Mes Fraizer Cozart Get a couple guys for the bullpen and see what happens.

No way can they afford it unless the Dodgers are paying a huge chunk. And if they are, we have to give up more than low level prospects.

Bengals1181
11-20-2014, 03:11 PM
Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/535525129716260864)
Reliable source tells me Joey Votto is "un-injured." Been rehabbing in Toronto. Knee/left quad are 100% and he's fully ready for 2015. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Cullen Bohannon
11-20-2014, 04:43 PM
That is the strangest way I've ever read such a thing... but it would sure be nice to see him healthy. Watching him swing this past year without any weight on that leg was just disgusting. He needs to be in the lineup 155 games if the Reds have any chance to compete.


Jeremy Rauch ‏@FOX19Jeremy (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy) 2m2 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/FOX19Jeremy/status/535525129716260864)
Reliable source tells me Joey Votto is "un-injured." Been rehabbing in Toronto. Knee/left quad are 100% and he's fully ready for 2015. #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
11-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 5m5 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/537223891694137344)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) renovating GABP for All-Star game @SteveCinciBiz (https://twitter.com/SteveCinciBiz) http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/11/24/exclusive-reds-renovating-part-of-gabp-in-time-for.html?ana=twt … (http://t.co/c4bYfZLSf7)

Bengals1181
11-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Joe Danneman ‏@FOX19Joe (https://twitter.com/FOX19Joe) 11m11 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/FOX19Joe/status/537290306660876288)
Reds officially announce Kevin Towers as special assistant to GM Walt Jocketty. @FOX19 (https://twitter.com/FOX19)

Bengals1181
12-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Woah, Heisey traded to the Dodgers.

Bengals1181
12-02-2014, 10:15 PM
Brad Hawley @Fox19Brad (https://twitter.com/Fox19Brad) · 1h1 hour ago (https://twitter.com/Fox19Brad/status/539965806214651905)

Chris Heisey traded to Dodgers for pitcher Matt Magillhttp://www.fox19.com/story/27531660/chris-heisey-traded-to-dodgers … (http://t.co/rzg0jfFAsR)


https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/512330915822186496/4suqqwJT_normal.jpegBrad Hawley @Fox19Brad (https://twitter.com/Fox19Brad) · 41m41 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/Fox19Brad/status/539970990093385729)

"We are excited to be adding a player with a power arm who has a chance to help our club next season," GM Walt Jocketty on trade @FOX19Joe (https://twitter.com/FOX19Joe)

Cullen Bohannon
12-03-2014, 09:54 AM
You have to think Heisey was going to be non-tendered. As much hand wringing as I have seen on other sights... I think getting an arm, even if it is at best replacing Ondrusek, then this is a win.

Now... there absolutely must be 2 more OF's added. Period. 1 of those 2... absolutely must be an offensive threat. I hope and I pray that they are not just thinking health is all this lineup needs.

Bengals1181
12-03-2014, 11:19 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000272075384/55bd46c316064e567b9eeda00d27bd23_normal.jpegLance McAlister @LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) · 7m7 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/540175595024695296)

"It's tough, we were really good friends and our wives were really good friends," Cozart on Heisey #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister @LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) · 5m5 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/540175940568240128)

"We don't really have a LF, it will be interesting to see what we do. I look at @mlbtraderumors (https://twitter.com/mlbtraderumors) like everyone else" Cozart #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Lance McAlister @LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) · 4m4 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/540176279207936000)

"Getting Joey & Jay back are going to be big. Billy will be better. I have to get better. When healthy, we have a really good lineup"#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister @LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) · 4m4 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/540176518480408576)

"I'm looking forward to proving everyone wrong with my bat. I'm working on some stuff" Cozart #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)




Lance McAlister @LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) · 4m4 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/540176518480408576)

"I'm looking forward to proving everyone wrong with my bat. I'm working on some stuff" Cozart #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)


Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 1m1 minute ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/540177536266022913)
"I really believe if we get healthy, and we stay healthy, we are a 90 win team," Cozart #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

whodeyjc
12-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Some smoke out there that we are interested in Melky Cabrera, whom I would love here. Turned down the BJ's qualifying offer of 15.3 million for one year though, so not sure we have the cash. Our draft pick is protected though, so it could be a possibility.

Markakis probably would have been the best bat+glove for this team. Looks like he got 4 years for $44 million, which is a little steep.

Nori Aoki may not be bad and would likely be cheaper. Hit .429 in two hole last year. .316 w/RISP. Only .208 w/RISP 2 outs, though.

Cullen Bohannon
12-04-2014, 11:15 AM
There has to be some move coming. At least I keep telling myself that. Somebody has to play LF... and I can't imagine even the Reds brass is comfortable in running Shumaker out there even 3 days a week.


Some smoke out there that we are interested in Melky Cabrera, whom I would love here. Turned down the BJ's qualifying offer of 15.3 million for one year though, so not sure we have the cash. Our draft pick is protected though, so it could be a possibility.

Markakis probably would have been the best bat+glove for this team. Looks like he got 4 years for $44 million, which is a little steep.

Nori Aoki may not be bad and would likely be cheaper. Hit .429 in two hole last year. .316 w/RISP. Only .208 w/RISP 2 outs, though.

whodeyjc
12-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Report out there that we are willing to trade Chapman.

I'd love that. No need for a small market paying a high salary to a guy to get three outs. Could probably get a nice piece or two out of a sucker team that thinks that he will move to SP.

JBandJoeyV
12-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Report out there that we are willing to trade Chapman. I'd love that. No need for a small market paying a high salary to a guy to get three outs. Could probably get a nice piece or two out of a sucker team that thinks that he will move to SP.

If they are keeping him at closer Id be happy to trade him. Just not a ton of value for closers IMO.

Cullen Bohannon
12-09-2014, 04:46 PM
That's the GD problem... every single other team in MLB would move him to starter. It is the single biggest waste of talent in my lifetime that the Reds have had this guy close games for his entire career. It never stops upsetting me.


If they are keeping him at closer Id be happy to trade him. Just not a ton of value for closers IMO.

Bengals1181
12-09-2014, 08:05 PM
Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal) 39m39 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/542475106690531329)
Sources: #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.

Bengals1181
12-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Lance McAlister ‏@LanceMcAlister (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister) 23m23 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister/status/542480240124383232)
Never understood idea of not rebuilding in All-Star game season anyway. This is year fans WILL buy tickets...just to get ASG tickets #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)

Bengals1181
12-09-2014, 08:32 PM
@ctrent (https://twitter.com/ctrent): #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) Jocketty says they're listening on everyone, but not shopping Cueto, Chapman

Bengals1181
12-09-2014, 08:46 PM
ctrent ‏@ctrent (https://twitter.com/ctrent) 11m11 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/ctrent/status/542492410924646400)
#Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash) Jocketty said they were “close” to a couple of trades, but both fell through

whodeyjc
12-10-2014, 09:31 AM
With the Marlins looking like they are trying to stay competitive with the signing of Stanton instead of sitting on their hands, I wonder if we could potentially get Yelich. I may have saw this on the GB thread as well. Chapman would be a HUGE draw in Miami. We would get a bat we could control until 2020 and also a GG winner in LF.

whodeyjc
12-11-2014, 08:22 AM
17.5 million over budget and then whatever we pay for a LF, we have to shed as well.

Might be time to just blow it up..

whodeyjc
12-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Looks like Marlins and Reds are talking Latos.

Bengals1181
12-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal) 3m3 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/543070926066024449)
Source: #Marlins (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Marlins?src=hash) have done a lot of background work on #Reds (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash)’ Latos. Progressing toward deal, per @jonmorosi (https://twitter.com/jonmorosi).

JBandJoeyV
12-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Interesting. Anyone know much about what we could get in return?

whodeyjc
12-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Have to imagine it contains Ozuna or Yelich. Ozuna a bigger bat and controlled until 2020. Yelich would project as more of a 2 hole hitter behind Billy. Both excellent fielders with Yelich being a GG LF this past year. Ozuna has good range in CF.

Bengals1181
12-11-2014, 11:04 AM
sounds like the Tigers are after Cueto too.

JBandJoeyV
12-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Apparently we made a deal with detroit too?

JBandJoeyV
12-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Cueto and latos gone? Yikes. Better get a haul

Bengals1181
12-11-2014, 11:16 AM
so I guess someone created a fake Ken Rosenthal account.

Cullen Bohannon
12-11-2014, 11:20 AM
Fingers crossed that it is Latos and Simon, not Leake and Cueto.

JBandJoeyV
12-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Sounds like Simon to det.

Cullen Bohannon
12-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Might be lucky to get a bag of balls for Simon.

whodeyjc
12-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Minor league SS for Simon.

whodeyjc
12-11-2014, 11:50 AM
And apparently the highest-upsde RHP in the tigers farm system according to rotoworld. Not a bad haul.

Cullen Bohannon
12-11-2014, 11:50 AM
GREAT haul for Simon. I am impressed with this one. I would be absolutely SHOCKED if Big Pasta nears what he did in the first half of last season again. I really like this deal. Middle infield depth was a huge hole in the organization and the pitcher prospect... I wouldn't have been surprised if this deal had been done for just him.