Rooting to lose
2015 Reds

Rooting to lose

My son is about to turn 6, and suddenly, he’s a baseball addict. For his first five-plus years, I fought a losing battle against his apathy toward all sports; suddenly, this year, he’s gotten excited about playing first basketball, and now baseball. At 6, of course, the games largely consist of a coach feeding a … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

Today we’ll check in down on the farm and see who got off to quick starts and how some of the top prospects did the first week of the season.  Remember, these are pretty small sample sizes, so one good game or start can change these numbers pretty quick. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats started … Continue reading

Goodyear Game #9: Brewers 5, Reds 3
Titanic Struggle Recap

Goodyear Game #9: Brewers 5, Reds 3

The Reds’ 9th inning comeback fell short Tuesday, as they lost to the Brewers 5-3 on the road at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ. Final R H E   Cincinnati Reds (4-4-1) 3 7 0  Milwaukee Brewers (1-5) 5 9 1 W: K. Lohse (1-0) L: J. Cueto (0-1) SV: D. Goforth (1) | Box Score | MLB.com Recap | AP Recap | Pitching: Johnny Cueto gave up an earned … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing in Goodyear (weekend edition)
2015 Spring Training

Fear and Loathing in Goodyear (weekend edition)

• This morning’s Cincinnati Enquirer (Rosecrans) has a great article about Zack Cozart and the Reds shortstop position. It includes a detailed analysis of Eugenio Suarez, an infielder who plays shortstop that the Reds acquired from the Detroit Tigers in the Alfredo Simon trade. Even with his paucity of offensive contributions in 2014, Cozart had a … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  This week I’ll cover the starting pitchers.  I’ll move on to the relievers and then position players in subsequent weeks.  This will be more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of ranking rather … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

All of the Reds minor league teams except for Billings have ended their regular season.  So let’s take a look at how each team finished up. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats finished the year with a 68-75 record.  They finished in last place in the International League West 10.5 games back.  The Bats offense put … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

The Arizona Fall League is gearing up for the season that will begin on October 7.  Double A Pensacola Blue Wahoos manager Delino DeShields will manage the Surprise Saguaros, who will consist of prospects from the Reds, Red Sox, Padres, Mariners and Rangers.  The Reds have announced that OF Jesse Winker (.917 OPS, A+, AA), … Continue reading