After 27 years, it appears that the MLB All-Star Game will be returning to Cincinnati in 2015.
Well-deserved, and this will be a good opportunity for the city to showcase itself. When can I put in my ticket request?
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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Way to go BC! Just one more example of the extraordinary commitment of Reds’ ownership and management to the city and fans.
According to C Trent Rosecrans, MLB offered 2019 but Bob kept fighting for one sooner. Good for him, that’s what I want to see in our owner. He also said that 2015 was expected to go to the Marlins, wonder if the most recent fire sale had anything to do with it?
I scarcely know what to do with myself. Excellent news.
Wow, just another example of how competent the Castellini regime has been. It is so refreshing. These are the kinds of things that make me want to go to more games this year (I typically go to five to seven, as I live nearly four hours from the stadium).
This is excellent news. I lucked into a face-value ticket for the ASG at Pittsburgh a few years ago, and it was great. Face value will be very dear, unfortunately.
And I highly recommend Reds fans’ going to Pittsburgh for a series. The stadium is my favorite of all the new parks I’ve seen.
The Reds could win two World Series titles before the 2015 All-Star Game. Just to put in perspective how far away that still is. Who knows which of us will still be living in Cincinnati then.
I hope to go to see a game in Pittsburgh this year. I didn’t like the Marlins’ (or Phillies’) ballparks all that much when I saw them for the first time this year.
WJ signed Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract. Not bad, but another RH starting pitcher. He really hasn’t pitched very well since that near-perfect game. But he can be that added depth at AAA if he makes the cut. Well worth the risk. I don’t think the Reds or us fans can expect the Reds to go through the whole season without any starter missing a start again.
@WVRedlegs: It looks like Galarraga will be added to the Louisville rotation but he seems wayyyyy down on the depth chart for the Reds’ rotation, after Leake, Cingrani, Corcino, Redmond, Pedro Villareal, and the long relievers. I agree that the Reds can’t expect to go through another whole season with 5 starters but I also doubt they’ll suffer so many injuries that they’d have to turn to Galarraga.
Maybe he’s an upgrade to the back of Louisville’s rotation. It seems unlikely we’ll see a capable MLB starter, like Jeff Francis, sign with the Reds this season in hopes of earning a rotation spot.
Reds also signed an international prospect, 19 year old Dominican Jacob Constante, a RH pitcher for 730K. Nice to see them finally get an international prospect this year.
@rhayex: I can’t seem to find much about him though. Is he likely to head to single A or what?
I agree. It would mean the Reds are having major problems if he made it to the Reds rotation. If he can rebound and find his location again, if nothing else, he could be a good trade chip for a decent prospect at the July trade deadline. If he doesn’t rebound, he’ll get cut. It’ll all depend on how he pitches in March.
My little prediction for 2013, if JJ Hoover is not the closer coming out of spring training, he will be the closer by May 15.
Earlier I saw a new article that spelled Cincinnati wrong. Yikes. MLBDailydish.com reporting “Cincinatti will host 2015 MLB All-Star Game”. No wonder I avoid that site, but it came up on my phone.
Always a chance you’ll see a pitcher from the AAA rotation making an emergency spot-start, even when WAY down on the depth chart. Sometimes it comes down to “he’s been throwing well and it’s his turn to pitch.” Very unlikely we’ll see Gallaraga with the Reds during the season but there is a chance.
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