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 […]

Some notes and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds have made a recent rash of minor league player signings.  They’ve inked RHP Carlos Marmol, RHP Jair Jurrjens, LHP Matt Maloney, RHP Adam Russell, C Lou Marson, and 1B Shelley Duncan.  Recent departures are LHP Jeff Francis, C Max Ramirez, and […]

Here’s a very funny gag from the Minnesota Twins bullpen, starring Jared Burton and inspired by a guy I always liked, Matt Maloney. H/T Hardball Talk. Keep your eye on Burton, on the left side of the screen.     Chris

Games Played on 05/16/2012 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton Dragons starter Stalin Gerson threw 5 shutout innings for the second consecutive appearance. He walked one and struck out two. AAA Rochester 4 – Louisville 1 Chad Reineke (1-3, 4.12 ERA) gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in a 5-inning start. He walked a […]

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 […]

No official word from the Reds, but LHP Matt Maloney has tweeted that he is now a member of the Twins organization. I always liked Maloney; he seemed like a good guy who worked hard. I don’t know what his ceiling is as a pitcher, but the Nation wishes him the best in Minnesota. Hope […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 1 W: Greinke (15-6) L: Maloney (0-3) BOX SCORE NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS –The Reds were playing decent baseball and the Brewers were scuffling before Milwaukee came to town. Three games later, and…ugh. –Cincinnati has to win eight of their last nine to finish with a winning record. […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 7 Colorado 12 W: A. White (2-1) L: M. Maloney (0-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Chris Heisey went 3-4 with two homers, two RBI, and three runs scored. –Heisey’s second home run came in the fifth inning. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce promptly homered after that, giving the Reds […]

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 08/30/11 Minor League Players of the Day: Dayton 1B Donald Lutz: He went 3 for 4 with 2 HR. AAA Louisville 2 – Columbus 1 Juan Francisco went 2 for 3 with a BB. Jose Castro went 2 for 3. Chris Valaika went 2 for 4. Matt Maloney got the win as […]

Games Played on 08/23/11 Minor League Players of the Day: Dragons Starter, Kyle Lotzkar, went 6 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. AAA Louisville 6 – Lehigh Valley 5 Jeremy Hermida hit his second homer (17) in two night, going 2-4; Chris Valaika had another good night, going 2-4 […]

Minor League of the Day: You decide!  Let me know in the comments section who you felt had the best day.  Was it Francisco and his 3 hit, 5 RBI day?  Was it Maloney and his 7 shutout innings?  Was it Donald Lutz and his 4 hits?  Or what about Billy Hamilton, who despite only […]