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Big game for Joey Votto (06.25.11)


On Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Attendance of 38,976 people Joey Votto went on to hit 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, 3 runs and one walk to help the Reds win 10 to 5 against the Orioles.

Cincinnati Reds @ Baltimore Orioles
       10                 5
    (40-38)            (34-40)

W: Bronson Arroyo (7-6)
L: Brian Matusz (1-3)
MLB.com boxscore | Baseball-reference.com boxscore


                                                            
Batting                AB  R  H RBI BB SO   BA   OPS Pit Str
Chris Heisey  LF        5  1  1   0  0  3 .268  .807  23  15
Brandon Phillips  2B    5  2  3   1  0  1 .288  .735  18  14
Joey Votto  1B          4  3  3   5  1  0 .320  .951  27  16
Scott Rolen  3B         5  1  2   2  0  0 .266  .737  20  11
Jay Bruce  RF           5  0  0   0  0  3 .274  .853  16  12
Jonny Gomes  DH         3  1  1   1  2  1 .225  .784  21  10
Drew Stubbs  CF         5  1  2   1  0  1 .255  .733  10   8
Edgar Renteria  SS      2  1  1   0  2  0 .227  .566  19   6
Paul Janish  SS         1  0  0   0  0  0 .232  .535   4   2
Ryan Hanigan  C         4  0  0   0  0  0 .250  .654   7   6
Team Totals            39 10 13  10  5  9 .333 1.178 165 100

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Generated 1/22/2012.


BATTING
2B: Heisey (5, Matusz), Phillips, B (17, Matusz).
HR: Gomes, J (10, 2nd inning off Matusz, 0 on, 1 out), Votto 2 (11, 3rd inning off Matusz, 2 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Matusz, 1 on, 0 out), Rolen (4, 7th inning off Bergesen, 1 on, 1 out), Stubbs (11, 8th inning off Bergesen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Heisey 2; Phillips, B 4; Votto 9; Rolen 5; Gomes, J 4; Stubbs 5; Renteria.
RBI: Gomes, J (29), Votto 5 (49), Rolen 2 (32), Stubbs (32), Phillips, B (40).
2-out RBI: Phillips, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Votto; Janish.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Stubbs (3, 3rd base by Matusz/Wieters).


    In the top of the 1st inning with two out Joey Votto hits a 88 MPH fastball from LHP Brian Matusz into center field.
    Top of the 3rd inning with Heisey on second and Phillips on first, Votto hits an 8 pitch 3-2 count 73 MPH slider from Matusz for a home run to right center field for his first home run in the game.
    Top of the 5th inning starts with Brandon Phillips hitting a line drive double then has Votto hit a 4 pitch 2-1 count 85 MPH 4-seam fastball from Matusz to right center field for home run number 2 in the game. (Just short of the same spot in the 3rd inning.)
    In the top of the 7th, Joey Votto takes a 9 pitch walk from RHP Brad Bergesen to get on base for Scott Rolen, who hits a 3 pitch 1-1 count 90 MPH 4-seam fastball to left field for a home run.
    Top of the 8th inning Joey Votto grounds out softly to pitcher, LHP Mike Gonzalez. (2-2 count)

Carlos Zambrano vs. Cincinnati Reds


There are rumors going around that Chicago Cubs are trading Carlos Zambrano to Miami Marlins. I thought I would add my two cents. I am glad he is leaving the National League Central, this is another move not done by the Reds that really helps the team.

Carlos Zambrano has a 17-11 record and a 3.28 career ERA vs. the Reds and a 9-3, 3.31 ERA at Great American Ball Park.


Carlos Zambrano career vs. Cincinnati Reds

                                                    
                    AB  H SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Brandon Phillips    47 11 11  .234  .345  .426  .771
Scott Rolen         48  9  8  .188  .235  .396  .631
Edgar Renteria      39 14  9  .359  .468  .436  .904
Joey Votto          26  9  2  .346  .433  .500  .933
Jay Bruce           18  4  2  .222  .364  .389  .753
Ramon Hernandez     15  3  2  .200  .200  .200  .400
Miguel Cairo        12  3  5  .250  .357  .333  .690
Drew Stubbs         11  3  5  .273  .333  .273  .606
Dontrelle Willis     7  1  1  .143  .143  .143  .286
Ryan Hanigan         6  2  1  .333  .333  .500  .833
Johnny Cueto         3  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Yonder Alonso        2  2  0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Juan Francisco       3  0  3  .000  .000  .000  .000
Bronson Arroyo       2  1  0  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Nick Masset          1  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Homer Bailey         1  1  0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Todd Frazier         1  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Total              242 63 51  .260  .344  .401  .745

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Generated 1/4/2012.


2012 Predictions


Steve Engbloom from Blog Red Machine has posted some very interesting posts lately regarding Cincinnati Reds starting pitchers in 2012. So far he has talked about Bronson Arroyo, Mat Latos and Johnny Cueto. If you have time, I highly recommend you read them.

The posts were brought on by predictions made by Bill James on FanGraphs. He predicted how the Reds pitchers will do in 2012. Predictions that are a little scary to look at. I thought I would share them and see what everyone else thought. [Source] More information on Bill James predictions.

Johnny Cueto 11-11
Mat Latos 15-9
Bronson Arroyo 11-12
Homer Bailey 9-10
Mike Leake 9-10
Aroldis Chapman 3-3

Sean Marshall 5-4
Bill Bray 3-2
Nick Masset 3-4
Logan Ondrusek 3-2
Sam LeCure 4-5
Jose Arredondo 4-3
Carlos Fisher N/A
Josh Judy N/A

If these predictions are close that would mean the team would roughly be a .500 ball club in 2012. Of course these predictions were made before Sean Marshall and Mat Latos joined the team but since the Reds have not really touched their position players except losing Ramon Hernandez and Edgar Renteria it makes me wonder if the two new pitchers will make much of a difference. A lot of people think that Mat Latos and Sean Marshall will make a huge difference to the team, while others think the Reds still need a lot more in order to make the playoffs.

Here are my 2012 predictions: (Remember now, I am no Bill James. I am just a crazy fan who loves the Reds!)

Johnny Cueto 12-9
Mat Latos 19-7
Bronson Arroyo 15-10
Homer Bailey 7-9
Mike Leake 11-8
Aroldis Chapman 9-7

Sean Marshall 5-2
Bill Bray 4-2
Nick Masset 3-3
Logan Ondrusek 1-1
Sam LeCure 7-5
Jose Arredondo 4-4
Carlos Fisher 0-1
Josh Judy 1-1

Cincinnati Reds Payroll


I found a great pie chart of the Cincinnati Reds Payroll and thought I would share the link on here so everyone can see where the money will be going. I will also add what I found on baseball-reference.com


                         2012      2013  2014        2015  2016      2017
Bronson Arroyo            12M     11.5M                                FA
Jay Bruce                  5M      7.5M   10M         12M 12.5M 1M [FA-*]
Francisco Cordero                                                      FA
Brandon Phillips          12M                                          FA
Joey Votto               9.5M       17M                                FA
Johnny Cueto             5.4M      7.4M   10M                 800k [FA-*]
Aroldis Chapman            2M        2M    3M   0 [Arb-*]   Arb        FA
Scott Rolen              6.5M                                          FA
Ryan Hanigan             1.2M     2.05M   Arb                          FA
Ramon Hernandez        signed       Arb                                FA
Nick Masset             Arb-3     Arb-4                                FA
Edgar Renteria                                                         FA
Miguel Cairo               1M                                          FA
Edinson Volquez         Arb-2     Arb-3                                FA
Fred Lewis              Arb-2     Arb-3                                FA
Jared Burton            Arb-3     Arb-4                                FA
Bill Bray               Arb-2     Arb-3                                FA
Jose Arredondo          Arb-1     Arb-2 Arb-3       Arb-4              FA
Drew Stubbs         Pre-Arb-3     Arb-1 Arb-2       Arb-3              FA
Homer Bailey            Arb-1     Arb-2 Arb-3                          FA
Paul Janish             Arb-1     Arb-2 Arb-3                          FA
Mike Leake          Pre-Arb-3     Arb-1 Arb-2       Arb-3              FA
Travis Wood         Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA
Chris Heisey        Pre-Arb-2     Arb-1 Arb-2       Arb-3 Arb-4        FA
Logan Ondrusek      Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA
Jordan Smith          Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3     Arb-4
Matt Maloney        Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA
Juan Francisco        Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3     Arb-4
Sam LeCure          Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1       Arb-2 Arb-3        FA

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Generated 12/22/2011.


Sean Marshall vs. Cincinnati Reds


Cincinnati Reds fans are still waiting to find out who the minor league players are in the Sean Marshall trade today. While we wait I thought I would look into something I read from a fan’s comments earlier today. The fan said that this trade will help the Reds out more then they think because the Reds players had a very tough time against Sean Marshall when he was playing for Chicago Cubs. After looking at the stats I have to agree. Marshall has been said to be one of the best relief pitchers in Major League Baseball right now. Having a setup man like this on the team will really help out with signing or trading for a new closer.


Sean Marshall vs. Cincinnati Reds

                                                              
                    AB  H HR RBI BB SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Joey Votto          13  3  1   2  4  4  .231  .412  .538  .950
Edgar Renteria      12  3  0   0  3  4  .250  .400  .250  .650
Brandon Phillips    12  1  1   2  2  2  .083  .214  .333  .548
Jay Bruce           11  2  0   0  1  6  .182  .308  .182  .490
Scott Rolen          8  3  1   2  1  1  .375  .444  .750 1.194
Drew Stubbs          5  0  0   1  1  3  .000  .167  .000  .167
Ramon Hernandez      5  3  0   0  0  1  .600  .600  .600 1.200
Paul Janish          3  1  0   0  0  0  .333  .333  .333  .667
Ryan Hanigan         2  1  0   1  2  0  .500  .750  .500 1.250
Miguel Cairo         2  1  0   1  1  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Chris Heisey         2  1  0   0  1  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Todd Frazier         2  2  0   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500
Dontrelle Willis     2  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Yonder Alonso        1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Juan Francisco       1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000
Devin Mesoraco       1  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Edinson Volquez      1  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  .000
Dave Sappelt         0  0  0   0  0                          0
Total               83 21  3  10 16 26  .253  .380  .386  .766

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Generated 12/21/2011.


Sean Marshall career vs. National League Central teams.

                                                                  
                  Split W L  ERA  G   IP  H HR SO  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
        Cincinnati Reds 1 3 2.61 23 31.0 26  2 30 1.387  8.7  1.76
         Houston Astros 2 5 2.70 27 46.2 44  5 36 1.307  6.9  2.12
      Milwaukee Brewers 2 2 4.13 27 32.2 35  2 29 1.531  8.0  1.93
     Pittsburgh Pirates 5 2 3.27 26 41.1 31  2 33 1.113  7.2  2.20
    St. Louis Cardinals 3 3 2.71 31 63.0 63  7 45 1.302  6.4  2.37

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Generated 12/21/2011.

Reds free agents


Most fans of Cincinnati Reds know that they lost Ramon Hernandez, Francisco Cordero and Edgar Renteria to free agency but what most might not know is that there were others lost after the 2011 season from the minors. I thought I would discuss two that might be seen in 2012 on another team.

James Avery with 7 seasons in the minors had 43 wins and 49 losses with a 4.53 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Most of that time was in AA with only 2 games being in AAA.

Eric Campbell has played 8 seasons in the minors with 730 games, 3030 PA and a .275 BA, .352 OBP, .484 SLG and 127 HR, 488 RBIs with no time in AAA at all.

Other minor league free agents not re-signed by the Reds are Michael Griffin, Jose Gualdron, Carlos Mendez, Jose Castro, James Skelton, David Cook, Mike Costanzo, Quintin Berry, Ruben Medina and Doug Salinas.

Now many of us know that not everyone will make it to the big leagues but with scouting the way it is now we hope that the list of players that don’t make it is very small compared to the list that do make it. Especially with how valuable young players are right now in Major League Baseball. It is nice for a team to have 3 or 4 top players but it is just as important to have top prospects who will take over for those players once they move on or retire. And if the team is a low budget team like the Reds these young players make up most of the roster or help get players the team needs in trades. I am one of those fans that hates to see players lost to free agency but it is part of the game and teams have to try every year to work around it.

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