*Summary, only read if you do not know about the situation.*
Almost everyone that's a Reds fan and even some that aren't read or heard about the Twitter ordeal including Jamie Ramsey (@JamieBlog on Twitter) and (www.BetterOffRed.com). and @DaRedsWinPOW on Twitter got in an argument on Twitter. At first, it looked like nothing, just disagreeing about Tommy Johns Surgery. Eventually, DaRedsWinPOW called Ramsey a "Long-haired que*r" and a "Dusty Dick Rider." Ramsey then sent a DM to the other account, wanting to beat him up.
Now, I know making a blog post about it isn't helping to put it in the past, but let's do that now. Let's worry and support the Reds, and forget all this. Everybody makes mistakes, and Jamie Ramsey doesn't often.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Reds are taking their jolly good time getting Votto back
the last time Joey Votto played in a game was July 15th, 2012. He went 2 for 3 with a double as the Reds won against the Cardinals 4-2. After that game, the Reds were on a 6 game winning streak.
The next day, the Reds and Votto agreed on knee surgery, which would put him out 3-4 weeks. As of August 8th, he still is not back. You could say the Reds are taking their time, which they are. Due to Votto's injury, his projected HR is only 21, which is lower for Joey. He is also only projected to play in 127 games. Since Votto has been gone, the Reds record is 16-6, with the game on the 8th being played right now. So there is no need to rush Votto back.
Certain Reds players have stepped in the former MVP's absence. Some players being Scott Rolen, Ryan Ludwick and Xavier Paul. Ludwick has increased his average almost 40 points in the past few months, while Rolen having clutch hits and getting on base. Xavier Paul was called up when Votto went on the disabled list, and he has proved that he deserves to stay up. Paul's average is .375/.423 OBP (9 for 24). He also has 2 doubles and 3 RBI's in 24 AB's. He mainly lives in the PH role, but has starts from time to time.
So, get healthy Votto, we are rocking and rolling without you.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Something may or may not happen during tonight's game.
Mat Latos hit a 2-R HR during yesterdays game. Yes the pitcher. Latos slammed a 2-R shot to left field to extend the Reds lead to 3-0, which would hold the rest of the game.
In the 9th inning, when Aroldis Chapman was pitching, and Andrew McCutchen was batting, Chapman beamed McCutchemn with a 101 MPH fastball on the shoulder. McCutchen starred down Chapman, walking slowly to first. Chapman and the Reds would win soon after 3-0.
Post game, McCutchen said quote: "*expletive* them. *expletive* them" speaking of the Reds. Numerous fans between the 2 teams have been bickering in person or social media such as Twitter. We will see how the Pirates respond, if they do, on the, in my opinion, unintentional hit-by-pitch. We will have to see, if the Pirates decided to hit somebody, who it is since Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips are out of the line-up due to injury. We will have to see.
I couldn't find any pictures of Chapman hitting Andrew, so here's a video and the picture before the hit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSS20zemaPE
Friday, August 3, 2012
Cozart and Heisey are dynamite.
Cozart has hit 2 very nice singles, but not scoring or driving anybody in. Heisey hit an inside the park HR off the wall. The Reds lead 1-0 as Latos has been dominate.
Full blog post coming at end of game.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Dernard Span has recently become out of the question.
MLBTradeRumors has announced that in exchange for Dernard Span, the Twins want a MLB starting pitcher. I see no way no how the Reds will do this.
As of July 29th, the Reds have used the same 5 starting pitchers the entire season. The staff's starting pitchers claim 41 of the Reds 61 wins (an overall 41-26 record for starters.) 67% of the wins. Nothing is wrong with the Reds current rotation, and actually they are on a huge roll, the Reds winning 10 straight.
Leake has the worst record as a starter on the Reds roster, (4-6) but there is little to no chance Leake is a trade item. Bailey is the most likely out of the rotation to be traded, but I highly doubt it.
Span is not an essential, so I think the Reds just threw out all thoughts on acquiring Span.
The Reds just went perfect.
Not a perfect game, or a perfect season but a perfect road trip as Dusty Baker would say. The Reds have won 10 in a row, sweeping the 3 straight teams.
Marty Brenneman (earlier in the season) stated if the Reds ever win 10 straight he will shave his head. Well god darn, they have. Here are a few pictures of what Marty might look like without his hair:
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Why the Reds WILL Juan Pierre
I believe the Reds will get Juan Pierre because of some simple reasons.
#1. He's cheap.
Pierre's contract is only $500k (started in minors start of year) and he is getting up there in age. The Phillies wouldn't ask for too much, compared to Victorino or former trade-bait Cole Hamels. The Phillies wanted Ondrusek for Victorino, and I can only imagine that Pierre would be considerably cheaper than that.
#2. He has speed.
When the average MLB fan thinks of Pierre he will either say "Who?" or "That fast guy?". Juan Pierre is well known for his speed, and it isn't over talked. As he is no Billy Hamilton, Pierre has considerable speed, comparable to Drew Stubbs, give or take. Pierre's speed has declined a little due to age.
#3. Top of-the-line up batter.
his whole career, Pierre has batted 1st, 2nd, 7th or 8th. He is fast and he gets on base. Alot. he makes good contact, and would love seeing him lead off games for the Reds, getting on base to have Votto, Phillips, Ludwick and Frazier to drive him in. I could also see Phillips and Pierre becoming good friends. I don't know, maybe that's just me.
#4. He's batting .300+
If Pierre joined the Reds he would be only the 3rd Red with a .300+ average. (Votto, Paul). Juan is batting .305 thus far, and no, he doesn't have 6 AB like Quentin earlier in the year (had a .456 AVG). Pierre's career average is .297, and he is in no way a power hitter, but he does make solid contact. He doesn't drive in a considerable amount of batters because he leads off usually. He is a run type of guy. He would fill the outfield and lead-off situation at the same time.
It's a win-win.