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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 prospects


RedsMinorLeagues.com posted the Cincinnati Reds new Top 25 Prospect List and I am still very pleased with what they have in the farm system for the future. Doug Gray, @dougdirt24 says, “With the Reds trading away [Yonder] Alonso, [Yasmani] Grandal, [Brad] Boxberger, [Ronald] Torreyes and [Dave] Sappelt the Reds lost 5 of their Top 25 prospects in my rankings.” Even with trading away these players I still think the Reds have a great batch of young talented players ready for the future and I am very confident that Walt Jocketty will get more great prospects when they are needed by trade or draft.

Cincinnati Reds new Top 25 Prospect List includes:
Devin Mesoraco, Daniel Corcino, Yorman Rodriguez, Robert Stephenson, Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart, Neftali Soto, Didi Gregorius, Henry Rodriguez, Todd Frazier, Gabriel Rosa, Kyle Lotzkar, David Vidal, Tony Cingrani, J.C. Sulbaran, Ryan LaMarre, Donald Lutz, Tucker Barnhart, Sean Buckley, Amir Garrett, Donnie Joseph, Junior Arias, Juan Duran, Pedro Villarreal and Nick Christiani.

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.


2r2d Podcast: Episode 1 (01.03.12)


I wanted to try out a podcast to start off 2012. I am not sure if I will do a lot of podcasts but if feedback is good it might become a welcome addition to the blog. This first episode is about what I have posted on 2r2d blog. Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Josh Judy are talked about in this episode.

2r2d Podcast: Episode 1 (01.03.12).

http://2r2d.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-03T06_13_28-08_00

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.

Big trade


I have to take my words back and say I am sorry to Walt Jocketty right now. I really did not think he would pull the trigger and make a deal for a starting pitcher this offseason.

Today the Reds traded Edinson Volquez and three of the club’s top prospects, Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger and Yasmani Grandal to San Diego Padres for right-handed Mat Latos. This trade gives the Reds their top of the rotation starter they were looking for and it gives San Diego a bunch of top prospects in the game today. At first, I really thought the Reds overpaid but now that I look more into it, I see that there really was no other way Walt Jocketty was going to get the starter they really needed.

The question that comes up now is, who will play in left field in 2012? Yonder Alonso was prepping all offseason for the chance to play in left field and now the Reds have only Chris Heisey and Dave Sappelt. This move also puts the Reds 40 man roster down to 37 players. After looking at the Cincinnati Reds Depth Chart I see that they have their starting rotation set as;

1. J. Cueto
2. M. Latos
3. B. Arroyo
4. H. Bailey
5. M. Leake
6. A. Chapman

Does this mean the Reds will go shopping now for a closer and other position players through free agency? Or do they have more trading up their sleeves? I guess once again we just have to wait and see what happens. I am very happy to see that they did something at least this offseason and this move will help the club. Some people already think they gave up way to much but with deals like this, you never really know what will happen.

Mat Latos trade


Cincinnati Reds traded Edinson Volquez and prospects Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger and Yasmani Grandal to San Diego Padres for right-handed Mat Latos. It is nice to see Walt Jocketty made a deal but after seeing the prospects he had to give up I really hope it was worth it. Mat Latos is a great starter but time will only tell if he is worth as much as they gave up. I really hope the three prospects don’t come back to kill the team now since the Padres are in the National League.


Mat Latos

Year   Age  Tm  Lg  W  L  ERA GS    IP HR  SO  WHIP
2009    21 SDP  NL  4  5 4.62 10  50.2  7  39 1.303
2010    22 SDP  NL 14 10 2.92 31 184.2 16 189 1.083
2011    23 SDP  NL  9 14 3.47 31 194.1 16 185 1.184
3 Seasons          27 29 3.37 72 429.2 39 413 1.154
162 Game Avg.      13 14 3.37 34   203 18 195 1.154

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Generated 12/17/2011.


Stop talking about Gio!!!!


There are still a lot of arm-chair GMs out there that want Cincinnati Reds to trade for Gio Gonzalez. They feel that the Oakland A’s asking price is fair. I think they are all crazy so I thought I would predict the future right now. If Gio is traded to the Reds for Yonder Alonso and 3 to 4 other great prospects I predict his stats will look like;

10 W, 9 L, 33 GS, 3.88 ERA, 192.2 IP, 1.40 WHIP, 25 HR, 96 BB, 174 SO,

Oakland fans are drooling over the fact that they could get all of the Reds prospects for Gio and really hope that this deal gets done. I really don’t think Walt Jocketty will agree to this deal because to be real honest it is way too much to give up and what ever team does get Gio Gonzalez will over pay and their future will suffer because of it. There is a reason why the A’s want to trade him so badly. I predict Gio will give up 110+ walks in 2012 if he stays in Oakland.

Another slow day, with many more to come (Kanekoa Texeira)


Cincinnati Reds offseason has been slow and now it sounds like it is not going to get any better. General Manager Walt Jocketty has told reporters that they are happy with what they have and that if they do not get any deals done they will still have a team that will contend in the National League Central. Jocketty has said that other teams are asking way too much for a starting pitcher and that is why no deal has been made yet. Teams are asking for Yonder Alonso, Devin Mesoraco or Yasmani Grandal and one or two more prospects for just one top of the rotation starter.

If the Reds do not make a move to get a starter they have been reported to be looking into signing a free agent closer. I really hope this is not true. I would rather go with the in-house idea (Edinson Volquez, Bill Bray, Nick Masset or Sam LeCure) then have them sign another closer for a lot of money. Save the money and get a top end starter next offseason.

I have just learned that the Reds signed RHP Kanekoa Texeira. Texeira has played for Seattle Mariners (2010) and Kansas City Royals. In 2011 for the Royals, he played 6 games and had a 2.84 ERA with 6.1 innings pitched.

Depth Chart


Cincinnati Reds Depth Chart

Catcher:
Ryan Hanigan
Devin Mesoraco
Yasmani Grandal

1B:
Joey Votto
Yonder Alonso
Miguel Cairo

2B:
Brandon Phillips
Paul Janish
Chris Valaika

SS:
Zack Cozart
Paul Janish
Chris Valaika

3B:
Scott Rolen
Juan Francisco
Miguel Cairo

LF:
Chris Heisey
Yonder Alonso
Dave Sappelt

CF:
Drew Stubbs
Chris Heisey

RF:
Jay Bruce
Chris Heisey

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