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My #Reds Front Office expectations for MLB Winter Meetings


I know I am really stretching my hopes on this one but I thought I would add what I expect the Reds to do this MLB Winter Meetings. Three items, three simple items and I am not even going to dream on these.

1. A cheap / contract controlled outfield bat. Which will cost the most for the Reds, especially if they have to trade RHP Mike Leake. (Yes, I like Leake for the future of the Reds more than Cueto and Latos due to the fact that he can stay off the DL)

2. Cheap / contract controlled bullpen arms. This might be done with the Leake / outfield bat trade.

3. Cheap / contract controlled starting pitchers that will help next season. Let’s face it, Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos will not be with the Reds next season and if they have to trade Mike Leake to get a LF bat, they could really be in trouble next season. Another thing to think about is, there is no way Jocketty and the Reds will sign a big pitcher in next off-season to play in Great American Ball Park, so once again he will have to trade to get them. There are some very nice young pitchers on the Reds farm system right now that should be ready soon so that helps a lot, unless they have to trade them with Leake to get the LF bat.

All of these things should already be at the top of the list for Reds Front Office when they head into the Winter Meetings. I have seen a lot of fans saying they need a SS but in my mind let’s just deal with the real bad issues first. LF bat / bullpen arms / and starting pitchers for the next season.

Now let’s look at what really will happen for the Reds this Winter Meetings! Nothing, nothing at all. Walt and his team will come home empty handed and nothing will be done. Because as we all know, Walt does not make deals under pressure, “I won’t make a deal just to make a deal” And good old Walt does not like to be rushed. So Walt, take your time. There is no rush at all, the Reds will just be hosting the All-Star game this season. Take your time.

Is Yoenis Cespedes the only option?


Lately there have been a lot of trade rumors, which of course do not relate to the Cincinnati Reds. Ok, there is one. Boston Red Sox could trade LF Yoenis Cespedes to the Reds for one of their starting pitchers, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos and/or Mike Leake. Personally I don’t really think Cespedes is the guy the Reds need if an OBP guy is what they are looking for. But he is an upgrade from what they had or would have if they went in house for an option. He would be a one year rental and maybe a flash in the pan like Shin-Soo Choo as he gets ready to be a Free Agent.

As a fan, you usually want the team to get better every season and this move would make the team better but if I was Walt Jocketty, I would not pull the trigger if the Red Sox are looking for Cueto and Latos and only want to give up Cespedes. And to tell you the honest truth, out of those three pitchers, I would be looking to re-sign Mike Leake the most, due to him looking like a Bronson Arroyo type pitcher who will pitch many seasons and innings very healthy, which could be very beneficial to the Reds right now.

If the Reds could get two or three other contract controlled players along with Cespedes then I can’t see how the Reds front office can say no, but I don’t think that is the case and I personally don’t like the idea of trading a one year pitcher like Cueto / Latos for one year of Cespedes. Keep the pitching and wait until the trade deadline where you will be able to get a lot more if you are not making the playoffs.

There are a lot of Reds fans already wanting to buy a Cespedes uniform and other merchandise and I don’t blame them. It would be nice to see what the kid can do in Great American Ball Park but if it was up to me, I would rather sign Nori Aoki and keep the three pitchers until the trade deadline.

#Reds trade Jay Bruce to Padres? Bruce career at PetCo Park?


Reds added players to their 40 man roster today and now the trade rumor gates have opened again. And I am loving it! Even if it is off the wall like Jay Bruce to the Padres. At least it is something! I for one do not want to see the Reds selling but if they can bring in players that can help this season and be controlled at a cheaper cost so then the Reds can re-sign someone like Johnny Cueto, I am all for it. Don’t get me wrong, Jay Bruce is a great player but if it was down to Cueto or Bruce I would pick Cueto hands down.

The thing that is odd for me though is that the trade rumor is for the Padres. Why would they want someone like Bruce in PetCo Park? It just sounds strange. Sure Bruce has only played 17 games there so the sample size is bad but its PetCo Park! I can not see Bruce doing to well there or in that division to be honest. But, once again it sure is nice to see the Reds being talked about during the off-season. And when I think about this rumor I seriously can’t see Ken Rosenthal getting the rumor from the Reds front office.

Jay Bruce’s career at PetCo Park

                                                            
           Split  G AB R  H 2B 3B HR RBI   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
    SDP-PetCo Pk 17 67 7 12  3  0  2   5 .179 .247 .313 .560

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Generated 11/20/2014.

#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
00:00:39


Martin’s bases-loaded walk
CIN@PIT: Martin draws walk to score Marte
00:00:21


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
00:00:17


Hamilton’s third stolen base
CIN@PIT: Hamilton swipes third base of the game
00:00:11


Votto’s two-run single
CIN@PIT: Votto plates Hamilton, Frazier with single
00:00:37


Davis’ RBI single
CIN@PIT: Davis cuts lead to two runs with RBI single
00:00:23


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 5-0 (Photos and Highlights)


Cueto matches career high with 12 K’s in win
Johnny Cueto tied a career high with 12 strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Reds took a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night, after losing the previous two games of the series.

Ryu outdueled by Cueto for first road loss
Hyun-Jin Ryu suffered his first road loss of the season, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings as the Dodgers fell, 5-0, the Reds on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.


Kemp ejected after strikeout
LAD@CIN: Kemp tossed after disputing strike three
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Phillips bows to Puig’s arm
LAD@CIN: Phillips shows respect for Puig’s arm
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Gordon’s sliding catch
LAD@CIN: Gordon makes a tremendous sliding catch
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Votto’s two-run double
LAD@CIN: Votto drives in two with a double to left
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Phillips’ RBI single
LAD@CIN: Phillips singles to right to score Votto
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Cueto rings up No. 12
LAD@CIN: Cueto fans Figgins to match a career high
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Bruce’s solo homer
LAD@CIN: Bruce drills a solo shot to right-center
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Reds turn double play
LAD@CIN: Reds turn two to escape a bases-loaded jam
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Maholm escapes trouble
LAD@CIN: Maholm strikes out Bruce to escape the jam
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#Reds Cueto vs #Dodgers Ryu 06.11.2014


Johnny Cueto, Hyun-Jin Ryu set to duel in Cincinnati. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been great on the road all season. Johnny Cueto has been great all season. So, if you’re a fan of pitchers’ duels, it’d be a smart decision to turn your attention to Great American Ballpark on Wednesday when the two square off.


Dodgers vs Reds

Johnny Cueto 47 | P
5 – 5 ERA 1.97
1 – 5 ERA 3.19 (Career vs LAD)
Cueto gave up four runs on six hits in five innings, his shortest outing of the season, against the Phillies on Friday. In seven career starts against the Dodgers, he is 1-5 with a 3.19 ERA.


Hyun-Jin Ryu 99 | P
7 – 2 ERA 3.08
2 – 0 ERA 2.51 (Career vs CIN)
The professional in Ryu was on display in his last start, his first ever at Coors Field. That win was his fourth consecutive since coming off the disabled list to freshen his shoulder.


Cueto vs Dodgers

Cueto vs Dodgers

Heisey and Frazier use the force! #Reds win 4-3 over #Brewers in the 10th


Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier hit a 92 MPH fastball from Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg to score RF Chris Heisey to win the game in the 10th inning. This was another great game to watch and it is very nice to see all of the seats full for home games. I would say the Star Wars weekend went very well for the Reds and they should do more theme weekends if it helps the club win ball games.

Chris Heisey

Chris Heisey

C Brayan Pena hit another home run tonight and it was a bomb! He now has 3 home runs for the Reds this season and will soon break his season high of 6 which he hit in 2009 for the Kansas City Royals. Pena only has about 20 home runs in his whole career. Playing in Great American Ball Park will really help him this season with the long ball. Hopefully that does not take anything away from his swing and he still hits a .290+ BA. Another plus to him getting playing time is, RHP Johnny Cueto really seems to like him as a catcher and has thrown the ball very well.

Reds Catcher Brayan Pena’s stats this season before today’s game.

                                                          
Rk     Date  Tm Opp AB  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
1    Mar 31 CIN STL  3  0  0   0  1  1 .000 .250 .000 .250
2     Apr 2 CIN STL  3  0  0   0  1  1 .000 .250 .000 .250
3     Apr 4 CIN NYM  2  1  0   0  2  0 .125 .417 .125 .542
4     Apr 6 CIN NYM  4  1  0   0  0  0 .167 .375 .167 .542
5     Apr 7 CIN STL  4  3  0   0  0  1 .313 .450 .438 .888
6     Apr 8 CIN STL  1  1  0   0  0  0 .353 .476 .471 .947
7    Apr 11 CIN TBR  1  0  0   0  0  1 .333 .455 .444 .899
8    Apr 12 CIN TBR  3  0  0   0  0  1 .286 .400 .381 .781
9    Apr 16 CIN PIT  4  2  0   1  0  1 .320 .414 .440 .854
10   Apr 19 CIN CHC  1  0  0   0  0  0 .308 .400 .423 .823
11   Apr 22 CIN PIT  4  2  0   1  0  0 .333 .412 .433 .845
12   Apr 25 CIN ATL  2  0  0   0  0  1 .313 .389 .406 .795
13   Apr 26 CIN ATL  3  0  0   0  0  0 .286 .359 .371 .730
14   Apr 27 CIN ATL  4  1  0   0  0  0 .282 .349 .385 .733
15   Apr 29 CIN CHC  4  2  0   0  0  1 .302 .362 .395 .757
16   Apr 30 CIN CHC  3  1  1   1  0  0 .304 .360 .457 .817
May          Tm Opp AB  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
17    May 1 CIN MIL  1  1  1   2  0  0 .319 .373 .532 .904
18    May 2 CIN MIL  4  0  0   0  0  0 .294 .345 .490 .836
19    May 3 CIN MIL  4  2  0   2  0  0 .309 .356 .491 .847
                CIN 55 17  2   7  4  8 .309 .356 .491 .847

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Generated 5/4/2014.

#Reds Johnny Cueto does it again


Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto


Another great game for Cincinnati Reds and RHP Johnny Cueto. 8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 2 HR were his numbers this time around and twitter has gone crazy since the win with some crazy facts I thought I would share at the bottom of the post. Phillips went 3 for 4 with 2 runs while Frazier and Ludwick both went 2 for 3. Pena went 2 for 4. Heisey and Cozart both went 0 for 4 and Votto went 0 for 5 with a strike out.

#Reds Johnny Cueto Career HRs against


Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez just hit a home run off of Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher, Johnny Cueto and has 5 career home runs against him now. Here is the list of players that have hit one off of Cueto in his career.

                                                 
                    PA HR    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Andrew McCutchen    55  4  .277  .382  .596  .978
Aramis Ramirez      48  4  .333  .458  .744 1.202
Alfonso Soriano     46  4  .286  .348  .595  .943
Corey Hart          39  3  .229  .308  .486  .793
Carlos Lee          27  3  .333  .370  .750 1.120
Jon Jay             23  3  .476  .500  .952 1.452
Brian McCann         8  3  .429  .500 1.714 2.214
Lance Berkman       40  2  .276  .475  .552 1.027
Yadier Molina       35  2  .258  .294  .484  .778
Prince Fielder      26  2  .304  .385  .696 1.080
Justin Upton        20  2  .333  .400  .778 1.178
Carlos Beltran      16  2  .429  .500  .929 1.429
Marlon Byrd         16  2  .643  .688 1.143 1.830
Shane Victorino     15  2  .385  .467  .846 1.313
Matt Kemp           14  2  .500  .571 1.000 1.571
Gerardo Parra       14  2  .364  .500 1.091 1.591
Will Venable        10  2  .556  .600 1.222 1.822
Elijah Dukes         8  2  .667  .750 1.833 2.583
Jorge Cantu          6  2  .500  .500 1.667 2.167
Travis Hafner        4  2  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Ryan Theriot        48  1  .302  .362  .419  .780
Garrett Jones       43  1  .282  .349  .513  .862
Geovany Soto        32  1  .233  .281  .500  .781
David Wright        27  1  .227  .370  .364  .734
Colby Rasmus        26  1  .304  .385  .565  .950
Ryan Doumit         25  1  .273  .320  .455  .775
Kosuke Fukudome     25  1  .250  .280  .417  .697
Ryan Howard         22  1  .316  .409  .684 1.093
Nate McLouth        22  1  .316  .409  .526  .935
Jimmy Rollins       22  1  .211  .318  .526  .844
Rick Ankiel         20  1  .444  .500  .667 1.167
Ronny Cedeno        19  1  .278  .316  .556  .871
Lastings Milledge   19  1  .222  .263  .444  .708
Chase Utley         19  1  .263  .263  .421  .684
Geoff Blum          17  1  .154  .294  .385  .679
Raul Ibanez         17  1  .375  .353  .625  .978
Russell Martin      17  1  .200  .294  .467  .761
Martin Prado        16  1  .357  .438  .643 1.080
Delwyn Young        16  1  .250  .250  .500  .750
Ryan Zimmerman      15  1  .286  .333  .500  .833
Andre Ethier        14  1  .250  .357  .583  .940
Craig Counsell      12  1  .222  .417  .556  .972
Lucas Duda          12  1  .273  .250  .545  .795
Carlos Gonzalez     12  1  .400  .500  .800 1.300
Kazuo Matsui        12  1  .556  .667 1.111 1.778
Jhonny Peralta      12  1  .182  .250  .455  .705
Adam Dunn           11  1  .143  .455  .571 1.026
Casey Blake         10  1  .375  .500  .750 1.250
Greg Dobbs          10  1  .111  .100  .444  .544
Rafael Furcal       10  1  .333  .400  .889 1.289
Curtis Granderson   10  1  .250  .400  .625 1.025
Johnny Damon         9  1  .111  .111  .444  .556
Adrian Gonzalez      9  1  .375  .444  .875 1.319
Todd Helton          9  1  .429  .444  .857 1.302
Aaron Hill           9  1  .286  .444  .714 1.159
Cameron Maybin       9  1  .444  .444  .889 1.333
Xavier Nady          9  1  .625  .667 1.000 1.667
Scott Podsednik      8  1  .286  .375  .714 1.089
Matthew Joyce        7  1  .333  .429  .833 1.262
Ryan Church          6  1  .200  .333  .800 1.133
Paul Goldschmidt     6  1  .333  .333  .833 1.167
Bill Hall            6  1  .333  .333  .833 1.167
John Mayberry        6  1  .167  .167  .667  .833
Humberto Quintero    6  1  .333  .333  .833 1.167
Kurt Suzuki          6  1  .400  .500 1.200 1.700
Nick Swisher         6  1  .200  .333  .800 1.133
Mark Teixeira        6  1  .167  .167  .667  .833
Carlos Delgado       5  1  .667  .800 1.667 2.467
Carlos Gomez         5  1  .400  .400 1.200 1.600
Jason LaRue          5  1  .500  .600 1.250 1.850
Augie Ojeda          5  1  .500  .600 1.250 1.850
Carlos Zambrano      5  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Matt Dominguez       4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Chris Iannetta       4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
A.J. Pierzynski      4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Eddy Rodriguez       3  1  .333  .333 1.333 1.667
Fernando Tatis       3  1  .667  .667 1.667 2.333
Gordon Beckham       2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Jay Gibbons          2  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000

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Generated 5/3/2014.

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!!!!

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