Ken Rosenthal wants Bryan Price fired.
As Brandon Phillips put it, the game changes and adjustments simply have to made. The keys for fielders today are simply to be more precise with their tags, and to make sure baserunners who should be called out are, in fact, called out.
“But now you have to make sure to try your best not to make any mistakes because people can reverse the call,” Phillips said. “So that is one that does cross everybody’s mind. They want to make sure that they do make things happen, that they make sure they do ...
You are arrive at a fork in the road, take it.
If you choose to rebuild ...
You’re believing that in three years, Johnny Cueto and Joey Votto are not going to be cornerstones of a contending roster, so there’s no sense in paying them both as much as some small-market teams will pay their entire roster. You’re believing that Phillips is done for, Bruce is Ben Grieve, Cozart isn’t a building block and Hamilton is just as likely to be a role player as a star. Or, if you’re not completely ...
“Today, I would like to announce my retirement. For the last 22yrs I have been doing what I love for a living. I feel blessed and fortunate”
This is not good.
Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall’s efforts to come back from shoulder surgery took a terrible turn when it was revealed he will need another season-ending operation in the same shoulder.
Marshall is scheduled to have surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek will perform the procedure.
The Mount Rushmore for BTF: Chris Truby, Mike Piazza, Madeline Albright, and Frank Tanana.
And Mike Crudale.
So I picked my own four for each club, and then ranked the 30 sets of four. Here they are, from the best to the fourth-best (in my opinion) for each franchise:
1. Giants: Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Christy Mathewson, Willie McCovey
2. Yankees: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mariano Rivera (see below)
3. Cardinals: Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, Albert Pujols, Bob Gibson
4. Red ...
Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected from Wednesday’s game vs. the Pirates and could be facing further discipline after bumping home-plate umpire Chris Conroy.
During a scoreless game, Votto struck out to end the top of the third inning and was visibly upset, yelling and spiking his helmet as he walked away. Votto also appeared to say something toward starting pitcher Gerrit Cole in the Pirates’ third-base dugout before Conroy ejected him while Votto’s back was turned.
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Is this really a difficult choice?
Devin Mesoraco is facing a bit of a Catch-22: If he has surgery to repair the impingement in his left hip, he’ll miss pretty much the rest of this season.
If he continues to try to rehab the injury without surgery, he might be reduced to pinch-hitting and 10 games as designated hitter when the Reds play interleague road games.
As expected, Homer Bailey’s 2015 season is over and he will undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in his right elbow, better known as “Tommy John” surgery.
Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek will perform the surgery next Friday in Cincinnati. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes one year, meaning the Reds expect Bailey to return sometime next season.
Bailey, who turns 29 on Sunday, missed the end of 2014 with a right elbow flexor mass injury and had surgery to ...
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey may require surgery on his pitching elbow, a significant setback to a team already struggling with its staff.
Cincinnati is considering various options for treating an injured ligament in Bailey’s right elbow, including surgery. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that no decision had been made. The Reds could wait and see if the elbow heals with treatment.
What are the odds?
Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.
Rose, baseball’s career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.
Manfred said initial thoughts about Rose’s role at the July 14 game will come from ...
Man, C. Trent Rosecrans is like Jerry in Parks and Rec.
Audio of the interview mentioned in this article will be posted soon.
Upset by the accurate reports that All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco was not with the team for Sunday’s game in St. Louis, [Reds manager Bryan] Price went on a five-minute, 34-second expletive-filled tirade in his daily session with reporters… The final tally was 77 uses of the “F” word or a variant and 11 uses of a vulgar term for feces (two bovine, one equine).
The basis ...
Jon Heyman covers a bunch of different things.
The GIF above cycles through some of the graphics that were used in the intro package that led into ABC 7’s broadcast of yesterday’s Cubs game. Did you catch all those errors? Here, let us slow things down for you.
To be fair, the season is still very young. Everyone’s still working out the kinks!
The starting eight position players for Friday, and presumably Monday, is Billy Hamilton in center field, Votto at first, Todd Frazier batting and playing third, Devin Mesoraco catching and batting cleanup, Marlon Byrd in left field batting fifth, Jay Bruce in right batting sixth, Phillips at second batting seventh and Zack Cozart eighth, playing shortstop.
Stats, charts, breakdowns, snark and the surprising admission that the best thing about the Cardinals is “The players, probably. The players are pretty good.”
A local homebuilder created it and the Reds got Pampers to sponsor it. The result is this straight-outta-HGTV suite that’s probably better than most peoples’ homes.
The Reds advertise the suites as: “A private area open to all moms for breast feeding, bottle feeding and other child care needs. This space features comfortable gliders, a kitchenette with a sink, ice and refrigeration, a private restroom, changing stations and lockers for storing your items during the game.”
Castellini also ...
In today’s Pipeline Perspectives, Jonathan and I debate which farm system has been the most productive since the end of the 2009 season. My choice was the Nationals, who have developed three budding superstars in Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, two more All-Stars in Ian Desmond and Derek Norris, plus a bunch of complementary players and trade fodder….
Kansas City nearly rode its system to a World Series championship last year, building the second-most ...
Brandon Phillips, the new Jeff Francoeur.
Nothing against Votto, Phillips says, but he’s up there swinging the bat, believing driving in runs is the best way to help your team win games.
Nothing against Phillips, Votto says, but he believes the best way to score runs is simply getting on base, no matter the situation.
And regardless what statistics may say, they’ll never change their ways, believing their method is best.
“I don’t do that MLB Network on-base percentage (stuff),’’ Phillips ...
Ken Rosenthal writes about the Reds efforts to sign Raisel Iglesias.
“As of right now, we see Cingrani as more of a relief option rather than a starting option,” Price said. “We’re looking at our club and trying to figure out how we’re the best. We brought a bunch of people in that are capable of competing for those jobs, but we don’t have enough innings to give them.”
A Reds minor-league prospect was arrested early Saturday morning in Glendale, Ariz., after he was accused of knocking his girlfriend unconscious with a giant rock, azcentral.com reported.
Tanner Rahier, 21, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to injure, according to police reports. He was later released.
Rahier told investigators he did not know the woman and didn’t throw rocks at her. However, police say he got into an argument with a bartender ...
Managers have to home some type of plan to rest catchers. Personal catchers are as good a way to manage playing time as any.
Ted Williams was criticized for his approach as well.
Votto could be right. He could be in the vanguard of how hitters hit and think. At the moment, metrics are discussed by media and front-office types, not players. Maybe Votto bends that discussion.
If I were a betting man, I’d bet that all managers feel the same way.
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