Now that the fervor and excitement has ebbed somewhat about Cincinnati hosting the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s time to deal with one of the issues that has been a constant source of controversy within the regime of Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. Everyone knows what this is about. It’s about Peter Edward [...]
From the Enquirer:
Last week the Reds announced some organizational news:
TODAY’S NEWS: Today the Reds named Ronnie Ortegon Major League assistant hitting coach, Ryan Jackson minor league hitting coordinator, Jim Riggleman manager at Louisville, Delino DeShields manager at Pensacola, Ken Griffey Sr. manager at Bakersfield, Jose Nieves manager at Dayton, Pat Kelly manager [...]
I know I’ve been urging optimism, and I am not changing my tune here…but Lance McAlister had some interesting items on his site today:
Pick a word that described the Reds Sunday: Bored, listless, uninspired, passive. I heard Jeff Brantley say that maybe this teams needs a wake-up call. If that is the case [...]
Lots of discussion in the last day about the news that Dick Pole was fired as Reds pitching coach. I loved this comment by one of the Nation’s most loyal citizens, brublejr:
I really don’t have a problem with Pole going, but I can’t understand for the life of me why Jacoby is returning…It’s [...]
The final series of the 2009 season commences tonight as the Bucs return to Cincinnati. Justin Lehr will start for the Reds; Daniel McCutchen will be on the mound for Pittsburgh.
If you haven’t heard, Dick Pole has been fired as Reds pitching coach, thus ending the Cincinnati career of one of the best [...]
Dusty Baker can’t think of any reasons whatsoever that the Reds shouldn’t bring back hitting coach Brook Jacoby and pitching coach Dick Pole in 2009:
“Why not?” he said. “We’ve operated almost the entire year without the team that we expected to have.”
Most susceptible when a team struggles are pitching and hitting coach. [...]
From Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal:
Reds manager Dusty Baker continues to invite second-guessing with his handling of pitchers, recently using both closer Francisco Cordero and setup man Nick Masset for five consecutive days.
The Reds are out of contention. Cordero and Masset figure to play the same vital roles next season. Yet Baker, who [...]