The minor league season came to an end for the Cincinnati Reds organization over the weekend. The Billings Mustangs, the last team standing from the organization, lost in the Pioneer League Championship Series late Friday night. Overall the organization went 347-344 (for teams that play in the United States). It’s the first time they’ve been over .500 as an organization since 2011. They barely made it though, thanks to the Dayton Dragons dragging down the record with a 47-93 mark on the season – the worst in Dragons history (dating back to 2000).
There will still be plenty of baseball involving minor leaguers moving forward this “offseason”. Instructional league is about to get underway and the Reds will have two sets of Instructs as they always do. If you want to see the rosters for the teams, you can check them out here. There will also be guys playing in the Arizona Fall League, the Dominican Winter League, the Venezuelan Winter League, the Mexican Winter League, the Puerto Rican Winter League and likely in the Australian Winter League.
With all of that said, the once-a-month All Questions Answered about the minor leagues will probably stop until the season begins next year as there simply isn’t as much to talk about and during the offseason my Tuesday articles will focus on other minor league related things. So this may be your last chance to get in your burning questions for quite a while…. take full advantage of it.
As with every AQA, there are a few simple rules to follow:
- Try to avoid questions that will require me to look up answers (such as: Who was the last guy to steal 25 bags and hit 25 home runs in the system).
- Try to avoid overly long answer-type questions. I tend to give thorough and detailed answers as it is, so please don’t have my type out a novel.
- Each user can ask up to three questions.
- Ask your questions before 8PM and I will be sure to answer it. If you ask after 8PM on Tuesday, then I can’t guarantee that I will answer your question.
I probably won’t begin answering questions until around 11am, but feel free to filling up the comments with them before that.