2014 Reds / Aroldis Chapman / Hot Stove / Reds - General

An interpretation of Jocketty and Price on Chapman

By now, you’ve probably read or heard about Walt Jocketty’s comments yesterday regarding Aroldis Chapman’s role for the Reds in 2014. In case you haven’t, here’s what he said: “We feel we have the depth in our rotation now that we can continue to keep him in the bullpen. That’s probably the plan going into … Continue reading

2014 Reds / Money stuff / Reds - General

Reds non-tender Paul, Robinson [Update: Hanigan traded]

Last night at midnight was the deadline for teams to offer (“tender”) contracts for the 2014 season to players on their 40-man roster. Certain players, like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and even Logan Ondrusek, have already signed contracts that cover 2014. Other players, like Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco, are team-controlled and not yet eligible … Continue reading

2014 Reds / Dust-busting / Reds - General

Defensive alignment: Will the Reds shift their ground?

It’s not just football teams that are hiring defensive coordinators. Forward-looking major league baseball teams have begun hiring coaches and/or assistants with that title and given the responsibility to study and coordinate advanced scouting and then assist the manager in getting players lined up. The concept is pretty simple. Hitters have tendencies where they hit … Continue reading