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Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon together?!?!


I just read on twitter that the Dodgers are open to trading Dee Gordon and I know that the Reds don’t need a 2B but it sure would be fun to have Hamilton and Gordon on the same team. Which one would you bat #1 and which one would be #2? Then with Joey Votto batting #3 would make a pretty interesting combo.

#Reds Hamilton and Negron ranked high WAR/pos 2014 Rookies


I did a 2014 Rookies WAR / pos search today and found Billy Hamilton and Kristopher Negron. Hamilton I expected to see. Negron was a shocker but after watching him play and reading rumors of the Reds wanting him on the roster next season I can see why now.

                                                                                                            
Rk                Name Yrs From   To WAR/pos   G  AB  R   H HR RBI SB CS   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS       Debut Age
1           Jose Abreu   1 2014 2014     5.5 145 556 80 176 36 107  3  1 .317 .383 .581 .964 Mar 31 2014  27
2        Danny Santana   1 2014 2014     3.9 101 405 70 129  7  40 20  4 .319 .353 .472 .824  May 5 2014  23
3       Ender Inciarte   1 2014 2014     3.7 118 418 54 116  4  27 19  3 .278 .318 .359 .677  May 2 2014  23
4      Kevin Kiermaier   2 2013 2014     3.7 109 331 35  87 10  35  5  4 .263 .315 .450 .765 Sep 30 2013  24
5       Billy Hamilton   2 2013 2014     3.2 165 582 81 148  6  49 69 24 .254 .297 .359 .656  Sep 3 2013  23
6    Kristopher Negron   2 2012 2014     2.2  53 148 21  40  6  17  5  0 .270 .333 .473 .806  Jun 7 2012  28
7         Chris Owings   2 2013 2014     2.2 111 365 39  97  6  31 10  1 .266 .309 .403 .712  Sep 3 2013  22
8         Mookie Betts   1 2014 2014     2.1  52 189 34  55  5  18  7  3 .291 .368 .444 .812 Jun 29 2014  21
9         Jose Ramirez   2 2013 2014     2.0  83 249 32  66  2  17 10  2 .265 .307 .353 .661  Sep 1 2013  21
10     George Springer   1 2014 2014     2.0  78 295 45  68 20  51  5  2 .231 .336 .468 .804 Apr 16 2014  24

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Generated 11/13/2014.

How hot are #Reds hitters right now? Twitter knowledge!


Saw this on twitter and just had to share. Of course I never double checked it, because anything said on twitter is usually correct, right? Even if it is off, it sure looks nice for the Reds. Billy Hamilton is by far the most impressive player so far with the home runs from Todd Frazier a close second.

Trio of speedsters stealing show while swiping bags


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Billy Hamilton, Dee Gordon and Jose Altuve are bringing the running game back to baseball!

Originally posted on MLBFeed.us:

There are reasons why the running game has become somewhat ignored since the mid-1980s. New smaller parks and more home runs made managers more willing to wait for the long ball. Sabermetricians argued that outs were too precious to fritter away by getting thrown out on the bases. With the mathematical midpoint of the season rapidly approaching, a group of brazen runners — led by Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton and Jose Altuve — has started to change that calculus.

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#Reds win 6-5 (Photos and Highlights)


Heavyweight pop: Frazier slugs Bucs
In a back-and-forth game that saw Billy Hamilton (3-for-4, three steals, two runs) and Josh Harrison (4-for-5, two RBIs) go blow for blow, Todd Frazier stole the show with a go-ahead homer in the ninth to push the Reds to 5-2 since Joey Votto (three RBIs) returned. Source

Bullpen falters late as Bucs drop see-saw affair
Josh Harrison had another big night, but Jason Grilli gave up a go-ahead homer in the ninth as the Bucs fell to the Reds, 6-5, on Tuesday at PNC Park. Source
Frazier’s homer in the 9th
6/17/14: Todd Frazier hits a solo shot off Jason Grilli in the top of the 9th inning to put the Reds up, 6-5.


Hamilton swipes third
CIN@PIT: Hamilton uses his speed to steal third base
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Votto’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Votto drives in Hamilton with an RBI single
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Harrison’s heads-up double play
CIN@PIT: Harrison catches liner, doubles off Ludwick
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Harrison’s RBI double
CIN@PIT: Harrison brings in Martin with a double
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Moment of silence for Gwynn
CIN@PIT: Pirates hold moment of silence for Gwynn
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Hamilton’s second stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton steals second, advances on error
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Polanco’s hit streak continues
CIN@PIT: Polanco ties Clemente with hit streak
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Martin’s bases-loaded walk
CIN@PIT: Martin draws walk to score Marte
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Hamilton’s throw gets McCutchen
CIN@PIT: Hamilton, Pena combine to get Cutch at plate
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Ludwick’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Ludwick brings in Phillips with RBI single
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Pena’s productive forceout
CIN@PIT: Pena brings in a run with fielder’s choice
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Hamilton’s third stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton swipes third base of the game
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Votto’s two-run single
CIN@PIT: Votto plates Hamilton, Frazier with single
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Davis’ RBI single
CIN@PIT: Davis cuts lead to two runs with RBI single
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Martin’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Martin’s RBI single makes it a one-run game
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Harrison’s game-tying single
CIN@PIT: Harrison scores Davis with an RBI single
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Frazier’s homer in the 9th
CIN@PIT: Frazier gives Reds lead in 9th with home run
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Marte’s shoestring catch
CIN@PIT: Marte runs down liner, makes shoestring grab
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Chapman closes the door
CIN@PIT: Chapman gets Barmes to fly out to end it
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#Reds win 13-4 (Photos and Highlights)


Reds’ offense erupts in series win vs. Crew
Todd Frazier’s two-run home run in the fifth inning and a five-run rally in the eighth lifted the Reds to a 13-4 victory over the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park to give them two of three in the series. Source

Estrada allows three homers in loss to Reds
Marco Estrada improved his control, but his problem with giving up home runs continued, and it cost the Brewers in Sunday’s rubber match against Cincinnati. Estrada gave up three home runs — one solo shot and a pair of two-run home runs — and it was enough to down the Brewers in a 13-4 loss to the Reds at Miller Park. Source


Sunday drives: Reds hit 3 HRs in rout of Brewers
Marco Estrada entered the game leading the Majors in homers allowed, and the Reds added three more to his total as part of a season-high 13 runs and 19 hits. Billy Hamilton and Brandon Phillips homered in the first, then Todd Frazier went deep in the fifth. Source
CIN@MIL: Frazier lines a two-run homer to left-center
6/15/14: Todd Frazier rips a Marco Estrada pitch for a home run, scoring Billy Hamilton to give the Reds a 5-3 lead


Hamilton’s leadoff blast
CIN@MIL: Hamilton opens scoring with leadoff homer
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Phillips’ two-run shot
CIN@MIL: Phillips launches a two-run dinger
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Davis’ diving catch
CIN@MIL: Davis robs Mesoraco with diving grab in left
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Bruce’s impressive double play
CIN@MIL: Bruce makes catch, doubles off Gomez
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Estrada’s bases-loaded single
CIN@MIL: Estrada puts Brewers on board with single
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Gennett’s two-run double
CIN@MIL: Gennett ties game with bases-loaded double
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Frazier’s two-run dinger
CIN@MIL: Frazier lines a two-run homer to left-center
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Lucroy’s solo blast
CIN@MIL: Lucroy swats a solo homer to center
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Mesoraco’s RBI single
CIN@MIL: Mesoraco plates one with single to center
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Schumaker’s bases-loaded single
CIN@MIL: Schumaker drives in one with single to right
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Hamilton’s bases-loaded single
CIN@MIL: Hamilton plates one with bases-loaded single
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Frazier’s two-run double
CIN@MIL: Frazier lifts two-run double to right field
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#Reds win 6-5 (Photos and Highlights)


Freaky Friday the 13th: Reds blow lead but win
Friday’s series opener went the Reds way, but not without some twists and turns. A blown four-run lead was recovered with a run in the top of the ninth on Billy Hamilton’s RBI single, and Cincinnati emerged with the 6-5 win at Miller Park. Source

Brewers rally after four errors but fall to Reds
The Brewers clawed out of a four-run hole with a seventh-inning rally, but Billy Hamilton’s ninth-inning single rendered the comeback moot, and the Brewers fell to the Reds, 6-5, on Friday at Miller Park. Source


Billy, do be a hero: Hamilton wins it for Reds
A full moon on Friday the 13th — perhaps that’s the best way to explain this game’s twists and turns. The Reds took advantage of four Brewers errors to take a four-run lead, but the lead evaporated. Up stepped Billy Hamilton, whose RBI single in the ninth secured the victory. Source
CIN@MIL: Hamilton’s single puts Reds ahead in the 9th
6/13/14: Billy Hamilton delivers an RBI single to right in the 9th, scoring Zack Cozart to put the Reds back on top, 6-5.


Brewers unveil Wall of Honor
CIN@MIL: Brewers unveil Wall of Honor at Miller Park
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Brewers honor their history
CIN@MIL: Brewers honor alumni with special ceremony
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Phillips’ RBI single
CIN@MIL: Phillips’ RBI single gives Reds early lead
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Counsell on the Wall of Honor
CIN@MIL: Counsell on the formation of Wall of Honor
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Selig on the Brewers’ legacy
CIN@MIL: Selig joins booth to discuss Crew’s history
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Aramis’ RBI double
CIN@MIL: Aramis’ RBI double gets Crew on the board
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Vaughn looks back at Brewer days
CIN@MIL: Vaughn joins booth to share Brewer memories
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Frazier’s RBI single
CIN@MIL: Frazier’s knock puts Reds back in front
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Votto’s RBI single
CIN@MIL: Votto rips a single to right to add to lead
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Garza steers clear of bunt
CIN@MIL: Garza wants nothing to do with fielding bunt
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Lucroy’s RBI infield single
CIN@MIL: Lucroy’s squibber pulls Crew within one run
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Chapman earns 11th save
CIN@MIL: Chapman fans Lucroy to cap the Reds’ victory
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My #reds Check List


I have seen a few blogs already start an off-season check list for the Cincinnati Reds so I thought I would join the fun and list what I think the Reds should do this off-season.

1. Sign a rough and tough manager who does not want to be buddies with the players. Pitching Coach Bryan Price would be great but I am not sure he is going to be mean enough right now and the Reds need a guy that will stir up the hen-house!

2. Trade Johnny Cueto. After seeing the way he handles playoffs and after him being injured the whole season maybe it is time to see what you can get for him.

3. Make Ryan Ludwick a bench player. This off-season the Reds should be looking to get a better solution at LF. If they are going to keep Todd Frazier at 3B they will need more pop coming out of the LF spot. A Right handed bat that will go in between Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Moving Ludwick to the bench would then move Chris Heisey out!!!!! He should have been in the deal with Drew Stubbs to tell you the truth.

6. Let him steal! Get Billy Hamilton in CF and let him play a whole season as the lead off hitter.

7. Sign cheap catcher depth. I have a feeling the Reds are going to be needing more catcher depth if they want to continue making the playoffs. Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan got beat up this season. Don’t get me wrong, I love Corky Miller, but having a few more pro ready catchers could really help this team next season.

8. **** Fire Walt Jocketty! If at any time Walt says, “I don’t want to make a move just to make a move.” this off-season I think the owners should say, “You’re FIRED!” and get someone who will make moves to better the team. As far as I know, the Reds are in it to win it! So that means, getting players that will WIN IT!!!!

No trades this trade deadline is a good thing, Reds fans


Cincinnati Reds did nothing during the trade deadline and many fans are hurt and confused. I, on the other hand, am very happy with the news. This means they will have room for one Billy Hamilton at the end of this season. I know he is not playing the way many had hoped in his first season at AAA Louisville but he is only 22 years old! 22 years old and already in AAA? I am not worried one bit. He has a .251 BA and a .309 OBP in 390 AB. 64 SB with 12 CS. Remember now, there are a lot of veteran catchers and pitchers trying to make a name for themselves again in AAA. Some guys that have been in baseball for more years than Hamilton has been alive. They know all the tricks and have maybe even invented a few of them.

Billy Hamilton

I really want to see what the kid can do on the Reds and if we have to wait, so be it. But with no trades at the deadline it brings on the question if Hamilton will be called up later this season. If Hamilton and Derrick Robinson can be put into the batting order the Reds might be able to play a different kind of baseball. Get them on, let them run, get them in baseball!

Billy Hamilton Minor League Stats

Good options to have


There are many things I learned while watching Cincinnati Reds last game against San Diego Padres. (2-1 loss) Mike Leake is a stud number 4/5 guy in the rotation for the Reds. If the Reds were looking for a Bronson Arroyo replacement, they found him. Leake is going to be a solid 200+ inning pitcher every season no matter where you put him in the rotation. If the Reds don’t re-sign Bronson
Arroyo they will have Mike Leake who will become their Mr. Dependable no problem. Every time it is his turn in the rotation he will be there, good or bad, he will be there. Last night he went 7 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Can’t get any better than that from your number 4/5 guy in the rotation. I still like Bronson Arroyo, and I hope they do re-sign him but the money he is asking for might be too much for the Reds to handle, at least we know we have another solid inning eater just in case.

The second thing I saw out of last nights game was Derrick Robinson will be a solid top of the batting order guy if the Reds don’t re-sign Shin-Soo Choo which will give the Reds options on if they want to rush Billy Hamilton. Robinson went 2 for 5 with a triple and a run. Robinson has great speed and would be a bonus for any club, especially if he is coming off the bench like his is for the Reds, but what I saw yesterday is, he can be a pretty solid lead off guy if they really need it. Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson have really impressed me and should have jobs on this club for a very long time if they keep it up.

Derrick Robinson

With all of this, it is good to have a back up plan and from what I have seen, the Reds have two. Mike Leake can be the teams next generations Bronson Arroyo and Derrick Robinson can be the teams lead off hitter next season if Billy Hamilton needs another year to grow. Options are always good to have when it comes to a MLB team with a tight budget.

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