Doug Gray (of and our own Bill Lack got together for some Reds talk, and to preview the upcoming minor league season. Enjoy!

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Many thanks to Friend of the Nation — and huge Reds fan — Freekbass for the bumper music. The music is from this album; he’s a talented guy, and highly recommended.

3 Responses

  1. TC

    Ugh! I was hoping to listen to this this morning since I was unable while at work the other night. But once again, our firewall blocks me at the pass. I’ll listen tonight before the Reds game.

  2. Shchi Cossack

    I finally got a chance to listen. Thanks for sharing all your insight Doug. Once again, the Reds talent level is spread throughout the organization. With the promotions to Louisville and Pensacola to start this season, there are serious prospects at every level. We will find some pleasant surprises this season and also endure some disappointments this season throughout the minor league system, but every level has a chance to compete within their respective league. Everyone will be watching BHam, but Ryan LaMarre could be among this season’s standouts in the Reds’ upper minor league levels. If BHam struggles to get on base AND/OR cut down on his strikeouts this season, LaMarre could get a midseason promotion to AAA and compete for a starting CF job in 2014.

  3. Shchi Cossack

    MLB announced 50-game suspension for RHP Vaughn Covington on “a second violation for a drug of abuse”. Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft.

    Some kids just don’t get it. Maybe if he focused more on life and baseball (or whatever field of endeavor he chooses) as opposed to his drugs, he would have more success.

    Last season in AZ Rookie League, Covington managed 0.8 HR/9 in 24 innings over 15 games. Good thing he wasn’t giving up HR’s, because he also maintained a 2.208 WHIP and a 7.88 ERA without giving up the HR’s.