Patience Please
2015 Reds

Patience Please

Way back in 2012, the Reds had one of the best rotations in baseball with Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, and Mike Leake all making at least 30 starts. Those were the days. On the backs of those arms (what?), the Reds won 97 games and a division championship. Fast forward three … Continue reading

Nick Howard and Alex Blandino join Nick Travieso on High-A Daytona DL
Down on the Farm

Nick Howard and Alex Blandino join Nick Travieso on High-A Daytona DL

Pitcher Nick Howard and shortstop Alex Blandino, the Cincinnati Reds top two selections in the 2014 draft, have hit the disabled list while playing for the club’s High-A affiliate, the Daytona Tortugas. A Tortugas spokesman said Thursday morning that Howard is suffering from soreness in his throwing shoulder and that Blandino has a fractured finger. Howard, … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

While the Reds are in Philadelphia inventing new ways for their bullpen to blow up, we’ll check out the farm system and see if there’s anything down there to spark our interest and maybe give us some hope.  Also remember the MLB Draft takes place next week and that the players selected there will go … Continue reading

This Week on the Farm
Minors

This Week on the Farm

How time flies when we are having fun.  We are already about one third of the way through the minor league season.  Hitters are fast approaching 200 PA and SP are right about 50 IP already.  Given the Reds recent 9 game losing streak, I ‘m glad to writing a column about the minors.  Here’s … 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