The trade deadline is always an exciting time for baseball fans, as contending teams look to add the final pieces for a pennant push and non-contending clubs attempt to shape their rosters for the future. For the better part of the last decade and a half, the Reds have fallen into the latter category, and […]

The trade deadline rapidly approaches, and I expect the rumor mill to start spitting out nonsense at any moment. The Reds could use some help in a couple of areas, and we’re already hearing that they’ll look for relievers (again), but get ready for the silly season. That’s not why I’m gathering you here today, […]

As expected, the Reds picked up Brandon Phillips’ $12 million option for 2012. Don’t be surprised if they work out an extension soon, a la Bronson Arroyo last off-season. On the other side of the coin, Cincinnati declined the 2012 option on closer Francisco Cordero. CoCo was often great (and sometimes less than great) during […]

Tomorrow is September 1st, the time of year for young players to get a “cup of coffee” at the big league level with a chance to catch the GM’s or manager’s eye and hopefully get themselves an opportunity to win a big league job in spring training. Since the Reds are out of the playoff […]

Games Played on 08/29/11 Minor League Players of the Day: Carolina 1B Neftali Soto: He went 3 for 5 while hitting his 30th HR. AAA Columbus 11 – Louisville 2 Chris Heisey homered. Chris Valaika and Dan Dorn each doubled. Daryl Thompson got the loss as he went 0.2 IP and allowed 8 R, 5 […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Billy Rhinehart (Carolina) 4-4, 4 Singles, 3 RBI, Run Scored.  Carlos Mendez (Bakersfield) 4-4, 3 Singles, Double, 2 RBI, 3 Runs Scored. AAA Indianapolis 5 – Louisville 4 Denis Phipps went 2-4 with a double, triple, RBI, and 2 runs scored.  Daniel Dorn went 2-3 with a double, triple, […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Kevin Coddington (Bakersfield) 2-3. HR, Double, 2 Runs, 3 RBI AAA Louisville 5 – Scranton W/B 4 ; Game 1 Chris Valaika hit his 6th homerun of the season while going 2-3 with a run scored and 3 RBI.  Jose Castro, Jeremy Hermida, and Michael Griffin each added 2 […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Dave Sappelt (Louisville) 4-5, 4 singles, 1 run, 1 RBI. AAA Louisville 7 – Pawtucket 2 The hit parade was in full effect for the Bats who pounded out 17 hits total in the win.  Dave Sappelt led the hit parade by going 4-5 with a run scored and […]

Games Played on 07/25/11 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton 1B Donald Lutz: He went 2 for 3 with 2 HR. AAA Louisville 5 – Charlotte 3 Denis Phipps went 3 for 5. Dan Dorn went 2 for 3 with a 2B and a BB. Devin Mesoraco went 2 for 3 with a BB. […]

Games Played on 07/20/11 Minor League Player of the Day: Carolina Mudcats 1B, Neftali Soto, went 2-5 with his 17th and 18th homers. AAA Louisville 9 – Gwinnett 6 Jeremy Hermida went 4-5 with a double, Paul Janish went 2-3 with a homer and walk, and Danny Dorn went 2-5. Strange game from a pitching […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Daniel Renken (Dayton) 6 IP, 0 Hits, 3 Walks, 7 Strikeouts AAA Charlotte 1 – Louisville 0 Daryl Thompson allowed only 1 run on 5 hits in 6 innings pitched.  He walked 1 and struck out 6.  Unfortunately for Thompson, he received no run support. Jerry Gil and Nick […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Daryl Thompson (Louisville) 7 IP, 0 Runs, 4 Hits, 2 Walks, 6 Strikeouts, Win. AAA Louisville 5 – Indianapolis 2 Todd Frazier and Chris Valaika each went 2-4. Frazier had a double while Valaika scored a run and drove in an RBI.  Yonder Alonso hit his 11th homerun of […]