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What is under the Christmas Tree this year Walt?


It is that time once again when Cincinnati Reds fans wait to see what happens after MLB Winter Meetings. The last two years have been good to us around this time with trades for Shin-Soo Choo, Mat Latos and Sean Marshall. What will be under the Christmas tree this year for Reds fans? Only time will tell and I am very excited to see what happens next.

There have been a lot of rumors lately with 2B Brandon Phillips being traded. Along with RHP Homer Bailey (which Walt Jocketty shot down saying they were trying to re-sign him, not trade him.) Aroldis Chapman has even been thrown into some of the trade rumors, along with Sean Marshall. Brandon Phillips was in the New York Yankees trade rumor where the Reds would get OF Brett Gardner for Phillips straight up but the Yankees turned down that deal wanting to hold onto Gardner for a starting pitcher.

Reds have been rumored to be very interested in free agent 2B Omar Infante which would lead to a Brandon Phillips trade coming soon, or would it? Some say Infante would play 3B or OF. There is also another rumor going around that Matt Kemp would come to the Reds for Homer Bailey and Brandon Phillips. But I would not put too much thought into that one due to the fact that Kemp would cost more money then Phillips which would then put the Reds and Walt Jocketty in even worse shape financially. There were also rumors of Bronson Arroyo being signed back to the Reds but Walt Jocketty told reporters right away that he just wanted to sit in with Arroyo’s agent and see where they were with contract talks and thought he owed it to Arroyo to at least listen due to what he has done for the Reds. Jocketty also told reporters that the Reds had to move on with trying to re-sign Shin-Soo Choo which makes sense due to the contract he is looking for with his agent Scott Boras.

If Cincinnati Reds do trade Brandon Phillips it will be for a one year rental OF player where they then will spend the money owed to Phillips to signing Homer Bailey to a big contract extension. They then would go after Omar Infante (if they could afford him) and a backup switch hitting middle infielder.

#Reds lose another tough one to #Padres


July 30, 2013 at PetCo Park, Cincinnati Reds lost another game to San Diego Padres. It was a very close game but a loss is a loss, and right now the Reds don’t need any.

Zack Cozart safe

Just when I wrote that Derrick Robinson was a good solution at lead off for the Reds, he goes 0 for 5 with one strike out. Shin-Soo Choo (who played left field) went 0 for 3 batting in the second spot of the batting order and caused a lot of concern by fans when he was pitch hit for by Chris Heisey. Joey Votto got 3 walks with one run tonight and did not look comfortable running the bases for some strange reason. Brandon Phillips went 0 for 3 with one walk. Jay Bruce had a 2 for 4 night with one RBI and one run. 3B Todd Frazier went 0 for 4 with 2 strike outs and is still looking very uncomfortable at the plate. Zack Cozart went 2 for 3 with one walk. Devin Mesoraco went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI with 2 strike outs. Mat Latos pitched a pretty good game but also looked uncomfortable on the mound and a few times looked like he was trying to hard to over throw the ball again. He went 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs with 2 walks and 6 strike outs. Logan Ondrusek pitched 1 inning allowing one walk and getting 2 strike outs. Manny Parra came in and gave up one hit and one earned run and got the loss and Sam LeCure gave up two hits and one earned run, along with getting two strike outs.

Mat  Latos

San Diego Padres starter, Edinson Volquez went 6.1 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks and got 3 strike outs. And if the Reds would have not swung at a lot of bad pitches that walk total would have been a lot higher. Some of the at bats made Volquez look like Justin Verlander out there. The Reds so badly want to get out of this hitters slump that they are over thinking it and trying to hard right now. They need someone in the club house to have fun with it and boost them out of this. A Ryan Ludwick / Jonny Gomes type player.

Latos vs. Volquez


Mat Latos will pitch tonight against trade counterpart Edinson Volquez when Cincinnati Reds will play game two against San Diego Padres. Many remember the trade in which Mat Latos came over to the Reds for Edinson Volquez, Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal and Brad Boxberger. At the time many fans wondered if the Reds over paid for the young pitcher, but now those same people are very happy the deal was done. Mat Latos has become a solid number 1 / 2 pitcher in the Reds rotation.

Mat Latos

In his career Mat Latos has 12 wins and 13 losses in 32 starts at PetCo Park. I am hoping he gets win number 13 tonight. If the Reds can get another solid 0 to 1 run 7 innings out of their rotation today it would really help the team get a much-needed win against the Padres. In 54 starts (342 Innings) for the Reds he has 24 wins and 7 losses with a 3.45 ERA with Cincinnati. He has 51 wins with 36 losses in his career. (126 GS, 771 IP)

I see a lack of confidence in some of the players right now that needs to be crushed fast by putting some runs up on the score board. Mat Latos is a beast on the mound but he is human just like the rest of us, if he is losing he gets frustrated and sometimes over throws his pitches. He needs to stay relaxed out there and the best way to do that is to give him a 4 to 6 run cushion.

For those that want to know, Edinson Volquez has 1 win 0 losses in 2 starts against his former team, Cincinnati Reds. 12 innings with 6 walks and 15 strike outs giving up 6 earned runs, 2 of them home runs. I am hoping the wild man plays tonight and the Reds pick up tons of walks against him. A 5 walk first inning would be nice for the Reds.

Reds 7, Mets 4 [May 22, 2013]



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Zack Cozart goes 4 for 5 and became a very hot topic on twitter today during the game. He was doing great at the plate and in the field (except for the throwing error). Joey Votto went 2 for 3 with 2 walks and a very nice home run. Brandon Phillips went 2 for 4 with 1 walk and 2 runs batted in. Mat Latos went 6.2 innings allowing 8 hits, 4 earned runs with 1 walk and 4 strike outs. Mets players were hitting the ball pretty good off of him today but Reds players were making great plays behind him in order to keep the game close.

One of my favorite things to do now while I watch a Reds game is to keep an eye on twitter. It is amazing how quickly a fan can tweet their thoughts during a play (good or bad). For me, it adds even more excitement to the game. Just to see tons of fans announce a home run in their own words on twitter is a lot of fun to watch. If you have never watched a Reds game and been on twitter at the same time, I highly recommend it but be very careful what you say or retweet, some people might attack you.

Votto’s two-run homer

Phillips’ RBI single

Phillips’ RBI double

#Reds Mat Latos vs. St. Louis Cardinals


Mat Latos starts it all off for the Cincinnati Reds today in the second half of this great 2012 season. I am hoping for a no hitter but if that can’t happen a 2 hit shut out will be fine too. :)

                                                          
                  PA  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Rafael Furcal     18  7  0   2  1  4 .412 .444  .529  .974
Jon Jay            9  5  0   0  1  1 .625 .667  .750 1.417
Matt Holliday      8  2  0   4  0  1 .250 .250  .250  .500
Tyler Greene       7  1  0   0  2  3 .200 .429  .200  .629
Carlos Beltran     6  3  3   4  2  0 .750 .833 3.000 3.833
Skip Schumaker     5  2  0   0  1  0 .500 .600  .750 1.350
Allen Craig        3  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Daniel Descalso    3  1  0   0  0  0 .333 .333  .667 1.000
David Freese       3  2  0   2  0  1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Adam Wainwright    2  1  1   1  0  0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500
Matt Carpenter     1  0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Kyle Lohse         1  0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Total             66 24  4  13  7 12 .414 .477  .724 1.201

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Generated 7/13/2012.

Cain vs. Latos


Tuesday 4/24, 7:10 PM ET at Great American Ball Park will be the first Giants vs. Reds series in 2012. Matt Cain will pitch for the Giants while Mat Latos pitches for the Reds. [Probables]

“Cain has thrown nine shutout innings in each of his last two starts, and he’s struck out 15 batters while only allowing four baserunners via walk and hit in that span.” [Source] [vs. Reds] [Career Stats] [Pitch f/x]

I am watching the double-header today with New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants and from what I have seen so far, the Giants are hitting great and pitching even better. I had a good laugh when the announcers were talking about how bad Tim Lincecum is pitching. He allowed a lot of walks but got some great strikeouts also. They were very vocal on his control issues but I still thought he did pretty good in the first game of the two today. Lincecum went 5 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run with 5 BB and 8 SO. [Source]

Mat Latos is looking to get his first win this season and hopefully he can go deeper into the game with some run support this time around. I think if the Reds can get some good runs for him to start the game he should be able to keep the game close in order to get his first win of 2012. [vs. Giants] [Career Stats] [Pitch F/X]

In it to win it!


Are people still second guessing the intentions of the Cincinnati Reds Front Office? I’m not! First they re-signed Joey Votto and then Brandon Phillips all in the same year! To tell you the truth I knew something was different when Walt Jocketty signed Ryan Madson and traded for Mat Latos and Sean Marshall but many didn’t think it meant anything. All I can really say right now is; WOW!!! Thank you Bob!

If this doesn’t put fans in the stands I really don’t know what will.

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