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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!!!!

Shake it up!!!


Cincinnati Reds fired Dusty Baker!!! Should more moves be done? Yes!!! Walt Jocketty should be next! (You never gamble a season away on hurt players, especially players who were hurt the whole season!! Expecting them to play to their potential in a one game playoff game is just dumb!) And Johnny Cueto! (You should not be smiling and joking around after being pulled from a one game playoff game sir!!!) And the list goes on.

I am just a fan so I don’t have a real say in the matter but if I was the owner I would be going NUTS! Fire sale NUTS!!!! Walt Jocketty and Dusty Baker would have been fired before the plane landed back in Cincinnati. Johnny Cueto would be traded to Miami or Houston and others would be soon to follow. Then I would hire the most pissed off manager I could find and let him go crazy on the rest of the players for the whole season!

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Reds and am really not that bitter about the loss, I just wanted to let you know what I would do if I was the owner. So, just losing Dusty Baker is pretty good if you look at it like that. Will it be enough? I hope so. I really hope these “BOYS” wake up and realize that making the playoffs is one thing, winning the whole damn thing takes a hell of a lot more than just showing up!

Cueto feeling good


News of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto is spreading all over twitter right now that he is feeling better and ready to come back. I wanted to post these tweets on here so everyone can take a look for themselves. Getting Johnny Cueto back in the rotation healthy will really help this ball club out. Tony Cingrani has been pitching great in Cueto’s spot but having the Reds number one starter back will really boost this team.

Cincinnati Reds 3 stars in 2012


Here are my three stars for the Cincinnati Reds 2012 season.

Star #1: Aroldis Chapman

Year   Age  W L  ERA   G SV    IP  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2012    24  5 5 1.51  68 38  71.2 0.809 4.4  0.5  2.9 15.3
3 Yrs      11 8 2.33 137 39 135.0 1.015 4.5  0.4  4.6 14.1

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Generated 10/12/2012.


Star #2: Ryan Hanigan

Year      G   AB  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2007      5   10   1   2 .300 .364 .400 .764
2008     31   85  10   9 .271 .367 .365 .732
2009     90  251  37  31 .263 .361 .331 .692
2010     70  203  33  21 .300 .405 .429 .834
2011     91  266  35  32 .267 .356 .357 .714
2012    112  317  44  37 .274 .365 .338 .703
6 Yrs   399 1132 160 132 .275 .370 .360 .729

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Generated 10/12/2012.


Star #3: Johnny Cueto

                                                           
Year     W  L  ERA  GS    IP  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012    19  9 2.78  33 217.0 1.171 8.5  0.6  2.0  7.1  3.47
5 Yrs   60 46 3.57 149 904.0 1.261 8.6  0.9  2.8  7.0  2.50

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Generated 10/12/2012.


Why?


Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been very vocal about this series at Great American Ball Park and want blood for Chapman and Leake hitting their players. A few fans have suggested that their best pitcher who is coming off of a great game should go out there today and hit a Reds player in order to get revenge and get a message out there. What? I won’t include the quote because seriously I really don’t understand the logic. Why would a team which is down 2-0 in the series want to get their best pitcher ejected from the game for something so stupid? I have stayed off of twitter and have not posted much about this series because the Pirates fans are really out head hunting right now and I don’t have the patience to get into an argument with someone over something so dumb. There was no intention behind those pitches. Both pitchers were trying to get the pitches inside and they hit the batters, that is all. If Burnett hits a batter today, the umps will be all over the Pirates and they are only making this worse for themselves. One thing many Pirates fans are not talking about is the fact that they are not facing Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips or Johnny Cueto and still are losing.

I for one will not be upset if Burnett hits one of the Reds players today. I will not go crazy with rage and think it is intentional and I will not go to every Pirates message board out there and post how I think their team should be fined and banned…. LOL Because, as a baseball fan, I understand one very important thing, it is BASEBALL!!!!!!!

And to those Pirates fans out there that do read this, please don’t bash me for writing this. I am just trying to understand the logic behind some of your fans. I have nothing but respect for the Pirates (At the start of the season I predicted them to be 2nd in the division.) Even when your players pretty much acted like babies when they did get hit, I still have respect for the team. So please keep your mean comments to yourselves and have a nice season.

What month is it?


Johnny Cueto is pitching today and I thought I would add his career stats month by month so everyone can see how well he has done in August in the past.

                                                       
          Split  W L  ERA GS    IP  BF  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    April/March  6 5 3.63 20 119.0 497 1.193  7.0  2.97
            May 13 9 2.98 27 175.0 720 1.183  7.0  2.54
           June 16 6 2.96 27 176.1 714 1.168  6.4  2.36
           July 10 9 3.90 27 164.0 721 1.415  6.7  2.03
         August  6 7 4.20 18  94.1 415 1.325  8.8  2.88
       Sept/Oct  3 6 4.61 18  97.2 427 1.454  6.5  1.94

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Generated 8/2/2012.

                                                      
       Split  W  L  ERA GS    IP   BF  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    1st Half 38 25 3.27 85 534.2 2212 1.216  6.7  2.41
    2nd Half 16 17 4.17 52 291.2 1282 1.385  7.3  2.38

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Generated 8/2/2012.

Jaime Garcia part 2


The Reds have faced Jaime Garcia already this early season and hopefully they can get the win against him again tonight.

In two games this season he has thrown his 81 mph change-up 41 times (24.4%) 53.7% of them being strikes, 46% swing, 24% whiff and only 7% foul while 14.6% were put in play. He has also thrown a 4-seam fastball 20% of the time, slider 19%, 2-seam fastball 18.5%, cut fastball 9.5% and a curveball 8.3%. His season at-bat results are single 26.5%, strikeout 14%, groundout 14%, flyout 14%, walk 6%, pop out, double and grounded into DP 4%, sac bunt, sac fly, forceout, fielder choice out, lineout and triple are at 2%.

Last game Garcia’s at-bat results vs. the Reds were very interesting. Single 40%, Strikeout 16%, Groundout 12% and Walk, Sac Fly, Pop Out, Grounded Into DP, Sac Bunt, Forceout, Double and Flyout were all at 4%. [Source]

                                                                
                AB  H 2B RBI BB SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS SH SF
Jay Bruce        2  1  0   1  0  1  .500  .333  .500  .833  0  1
Zack Cozart      3  2  0   0  0  0  .667  .667  .667 1.333  0  0
Ryan Ludwick     2  0  0   0  1  1  .000  .333  .000  .333  0  0
Drew Stubbs      3  1  0   0  0  1  .333  .333  .333  .667  0  0
Wilson Valdez    3  3  0   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000  0  0
Joey Votto       3  3  1   1  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333  0  0
Johnny Cueto     1  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  .000  1  0
Ryan Hanigan     2  1  0   0  0  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000  0  0
Total           19 11  1   3  1  4  .579  .571  .632 1.203  1  1

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Generated 4/18/2012.


Jaime Garcia career vs. Reds

                    PA  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Drew Stubbs         24  6  1  0  1   2  4  6 .300 .417 .500  .917
Brandon Phillips    23  5  1  0  1   4  0  6 .217 .217 .391  .609
Joey Votto          21  5  2  0  0   2  2  5 .263 .333 .368  .702
Jay Bruce           20  3  0  0  0   1  1  4 .167 .200 .167  .367
Scott Rolen         15  2  0  0  0   1  2  3 .154 .267 .154  .421
Ryan Hanigan        14  4  0  0  0   1  1  1 .308 .357 .308  .665
Chris Heisey         8  1  1  0  0   0  0  2 .125 .125 .250  .375
Ryan Ludwick         7  0  0  0  0   0  1  2 .000 .143 .000  .143
Zack Cozart          6  3  0  0  0   0  0  1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Wilson Valdez        6  4  1  0  0   1  0  0 .667 .667 .833 1.500
Bronson Arroyo       4  1  0  0  0   0  0  3 .250 .250 .250  .500
Homer Bailey         4  1  0  0  0   1  0  1 .250 .250 .250  .500
Johnny Cueto         4  0  0  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000 .000  .000
Willie Harris        3  2  0  0  0   0  0  0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Todd Frazier         2  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total              161 38  6  0  2  13 11 34 .259 .308 .340  .648

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Generated 4/18/2012.

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