One game into the spring training season, I’ve already seen some lineup complaints. This, it seems, is what Bryan Price intends to send out most days:
1. Billy Hamilton 2. Brandon Phillips 3. Joey Votto 4. Jay Bruce 5. Ryan Ludwick 6. Todd Frazier 7. Devin Mesoraco 8. Zack Cozart 9. Pitcher
Certainly, some [...]
“Homer Bailey. A down home Texan. He drives a diesel pickup truck. They tell me he wears boots and a cowboy hat. Spends his free time hunting. One of the things he hunts is wild boar. He misses inside. 2 and 0 the count to Uribe. Homer chases the wild boars, cuts the tusks [...]
Pitchers and catchers report Friday. The rest of the team reports a week from tomorrow. The first game is a week later, against Cleveland.
Mark Sheldon has an excellent introduction to the Reds spring training. It’s quite comprehensive in discussing the roster, expected lineup, rotation, bullpen. It talks about the players who have left [...]
Reds fans can be excused … sign Chris Nelson one day, bam! … sign Hernan Iribarren the next, pow! … for not being able to focus on the issue of where Joey Votto should bat in the lineup this year. Our heads are spinning with signings like Max Ramirez, bop! But let’s put aside the busy [...]
Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani did an interview with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio today. Cingrani is in Detroit, where his trainer lives. The 24-year-old discussed his health, his off-season program, his relationship with Byran Price and Devin Mesoraco, his pitching arsenal and his walk-up music. He struck me as smart, [...]
In an update on the war going on in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Air Force received $12.4 million worth of Rosenbauer fire vehicles last year for their fire protection program in 2013.
They got delivered to Kabul from Berlin. Because of problems at the Pakistan border, the delivery was delayed for 8 months. All of [...]
[Received one more caravan report from Tom Meade who attended the event in Hamilton, OH. Read his thoughts about Billy Hamilton, what Tom Browning had to say about his perfect game, and a front office view of the prospects for signing Homer Bailey to a long-term extension.]
The swirling snow and gusting winds on [...]