Tag "Cincinnati Reds"

Opening Day = National Holiday

It’s a mere 5 days until the real opening day, with apologies to the Mariners and Athletics. For those of you under the age of 50, MLB at one time had a traditional opening day and game, featuring the Cincinnati Reds. I miss those days. I also think the designated hitter is an abomination, to paraphrase Crash Davis. So you can surmise my feelings on the impending implementation of the DH in the National League. I offer my own solution to the imbalance between leagues, abolish the DH altogether.

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Cincinnati Reds: 2019 Season Preview

It was another atrocious season for the Reds last year. The Reds have been consistently terrible for the last four seasons, winning between 64-68 games in each of those seasons. The obvious problem last year was starting pitcher.

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Top 5 Prospect Series – Cincinnati Reds

After five straight subpar seasons of under-.500 records following Dusty Baker’s exit, the Reds are primed to make some noise in 2019. With a solid farm system, ranked No. 6 in all of baseball, 4 of their top 5 in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100, they have the pieces to end their rebuild and contend for years to come.

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HOF Case – Scott Rolen

Let me say this right off the top. Scott Rolen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. What is even more of an affront is that he only received 10.2% of the vote last year. Sometimes I don’t understand what the voters are looking at, but I will attempt to help them out.

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The Bottom 10 MLB Rankings and Some Bright Spots

Every year there are teams who rise to the top because of an unsung hero, a rookie stepping in, or a triumphant return from injury by a veteran. On the flip side, there are teams who are at the bottom and underachieving or simply too young and rebuilding. Here are the bottom 10 teams in the league and some bright spots that those teams can possibly build on moving forward.

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College World Series: Bracket Play

There have only been five games played so far in the College World Series, with three more today and the excitement level and been unmatched. Catch up on all the action before watching baseball all day today!

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Red Sox Notebook: Steven Wright Returns to BP

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright made some serious progress on Wednesday, throwing two innings of batting practice. Wright has not pitched to batters since undergoing left knee surgery in May 2017. “This is the last hurdle, just to be out

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Potential Red Sox Offseason Target: Joey Votto

Most baseball fans know the offseason is the time most teams make trades or sign free agents. With the Boston Red Sox just having been eliminated from the playoffs, it seems like it’s time to look for some new players.

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Former Red Sox Right-Hander Hangs up Cleats

40-year-old Bronson Arroyo has announced his retirement after playing 16 seasons in the MLB. Though Arroyo finished out his career with the Cincinnati Reds, he had a three-year stint with the Boston Red Sox. What most of Red Sox Nation

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Red Sox Trade Deadline Targets

A pair of players that the Red Sox should consider trading for.

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