New lineup: Eight regulars, surprising order
2015 Spring Training

New lineup: Eight regulars, surprising order

Bryan Price’s lineup today (Mark Sheldon) features the starting eight players for the first time this spring. It contains a few big surprises [see update below]: Phillips 2B (.261/.306/.385) Frazier 3B Votto 1B Mesoraco C Byrd LF Bruce RF Hamilton CF (.253/.304/.356) Cozart SS DeSclafani P There’s not as much difference in the 2015 projections (shown … Continue reading

Oh, BP
2015 Reds

Oh, BP

By now, most of us have read or heard about ‘dat article written by Bob Nightengale (USA Today) that quotes Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto about their hitting approaches. The article highlights the contradictions and frames the parallel interviews as a debate. But commentary about whether it is Votto or Phillips who is right about batting misses … Continue reading

Rotation, Bailey lined up
2015 Reds

Rotation, Bailey lined up

Based on spring training assignments, it appears the Reds have their starting rotation and plans for Homer Bailey set up. The rotation, in order: Johnny Cueto, Raisel Iglesias, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis, Anthony DeSclafani Homer Bailey threw 30 pitches today. He’s scheduled to start in a major league game against the Brewers on Friday. MLB … Continue reading