With Sean Marshall and Johnny Cueto back on the mound, the Reds will confront difficult (in a wonderful way) decisions concerning their postseason roster. The Reds will likely carry eleven pitchers and fourteen position players on their postseason roster. It’s what most teams do and what the Reds did last year and in 2010.
FOX reporter Jon Paul Morosi reports the Reds are drawing considerable interest at the winter GM meetings in CA, since many teams are looking for a shortstop. Jocketty confirmed with Morosi that the Reds would be willing to part with either Zack Cozart or Didi Gregorius, the two shortstops on the Reds 40-man roster, [...]
Now that the decision on player options is complete (with Ryan Madson and Ryan Ludwick both declining their mutual options), the next order of business is whether to offer arbitration to eligible players currently under team control or non-tender for the 2013 season.
Tim Dierkes of MLBtraderumors summarized the Reds arbitration eligible players [...]
Something constructive to take your mind off the NLCS and the Baker extension: The 2013 contract status for the players on the 2012 Reds major league roster and the initial payroll situation.
2013 CONTRACT STATUS
Signed - team control, agreed salary amount (2012 > 2013)
Joey Votto ($9.5 m > $17 m) Brandon [...]
The Reds are taking 28 players to San Francisco:
So the Reds will take 28 players in all. Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, Logan Ondrusek, Miguel Cairo and Alfredo Simon are probably on the bubble.
Knowing that they’re playing the Giants doesn’t affect things greatly for the Reds.
“We haven’t had a chance to talk [...]
Games Played on 09/03/12
Minor League Player of the Day: Bakersfield 3B, Travis Mattair went 3-3 with a homer, driving in a run and scoring 2. The 23 year old RH Mattair finished the regular season with a slash line of .274/.344/.465 with 19 homers and 82 RBI at High A. In the second half of the season, his OPS was .893.
Indianapolis 3 – Louisville 0
The Bats season ended as it has pretty much of the season, with a loss. The Bats only collected 3 hits on the day, with no one having more than one.
Rehabbing Joey Votto had a bad day, going 0-3 (striking out twice) and having a throwing error.
Nick Christiani threw 3 shutout innings of relief, allowing only 1 hit. Bill Bray pitched to 3 batters in the 8th and didn’t retire anyone. Bray is likely done for the year.
Tennessee 8 – Pensacola 1
Brodie Greene went 3-4 with a double, Billy Hamilton went 2-4 with a double, as did Josh Fellhauer.
Chris Manno threw a scoreless inning for Pensacola, but gave up a hit and a walk. Mark Serrano got lit up in 3 innings of relief, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.
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It’s an early August Sunday afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds are attempting to sweep their new rivals to the throne, the surprising Pirates. The Elias Sports Bureau says that Cincinnati’s 22 wins in 25 games is a hot streak of historic proportions, one that even Johnny, Tony, Joe & Pete never crafted, a run [...]