What happens when you trade away the majority of your major league caliber talent, and are then confronted with putting almost half of your rebuilt roster on the disabled list? You have the 2013 Miami Marlins. The Marlins were the last team in the National League to reach 10 wins and have been the [...]
Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays has to start with the brain trust of Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and the manner in which they manage payroll, expe—
Chad: Uh, Richard, you’re supposed to be previewing that OTHER Florida team.
Any examination of the Tampa Bay [...]
Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
FINAL — 11 innings Cincinnati 5 Miami 4 W: L. Ondrusek (4-2) L: C. Zambrano (7-10) S: J. Broxton (2) BOX SCORE
POSITIVES –Ryan Ludwick singled in the game-winning run in the eleventh inning. Ludwick 2 RBI) had three hits; Dioner Navarro and Didi Gregorius also had three hits, [...]
Friend of RN Tom Nichols continues with his preview of this year’s Dayton Dragons team:
Hands on Deck: Junior Arias, Sean Buckley.
The third base position has produced some outstanding players since the Dragons began play in 2000. Two Dragons third basemen have reached the major leagues to date. Juan Francisco led the Midwest League in home runs with the Dragons in 2007 when he belted 25, the fourth highest total in team history. Five years earlier, Edwin Encarnacion, who had just joined the Reds organization in a trade with the Texas Rangers, enjoyed a strong season in Dayton, batting .282 with 17 home runs, 73 runs batted in, and 25 stolen bases. Encarnacion was in the big leagues by 2005 and was dealt to Toronto in the Scott Rolen trade in 2009. Francisco reached the majors late in 2009 and is battling this spring for the 25th spot on the Reds roster, out of options.
Continue reading Dayton Dragons Preview Part 5 of 8 Third Base
Just saw this interesting piece about a bygone era in Reds baseball: the fall of Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn.*
*Any blasphemy about Adam Dunn in the comments will be met with swift justice.
Saw this on Lance McAlister’s blog:
Stats for Austin Kearns through his first 365 games with the Reds and for Jay Bruce through his first 366 games (entering Tuesday) with the Reds.
*** Kearns/Bruce Game: 365/366 PA: 1467/1452 AB: 1268/1305 R: 195/193 H: 337/333 2B: 71/57 3B: 6/8 HR: 55/68 RBI: 213/183 SB: 13/14 [...]
Is Jonny Gomes a better option in LF for $1.75M than Austin Kearns would have been at $1.3M?
I only wonder this because I saw that Kearns signed with Cleveland today for this amount.