Cincinnati Reds Playoff Culture: Embrace Or Not?
... (Bad advice. Keep them open so you can finish my article.) Remember 150 years ago in 2008 when all seemed wrong with the Reds? Remember how it felt? Johnny Cueto was just another prospect. Joey Votto was just another kid with big league hopes.
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Now think abo...
Posted: 11/10/2013 12:52 PM in Blog Red Machine
SBN Winter Meetings Post-Mortem
...t, Jack Hannahan
OF: Jay Bruce, David DeJesus, Curtis Granderson, Chris Heisey, Derrick Robinson
C: Ryan Hanigan, Devin Mesoraco
SP: Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Mike Leake, Bronson Arroyo
RP: Aroldis Chapman, Sean Marshall, Jonathan Broxton, Sam LeCure, J.J. Hoover, Alfredo Simon, Manny Parra...
Posted: 11/8/2013 1:53 PM in Red Reporter
Reports: Reds sign C Brayan Pena, will move Ryan Hanigan
...s Chapman’s personal catcher. The two players do share a Cuban background, both having defected. Having a catcher that speaks Chapman’s language (and Johnny Cueto’s) could be a plus. On the other hand, Hanigan and Mesoraco have caught Chapman for a few years now, so it’s not like there isn’t a familiarity there...
Posted: 11/8/2013 12:42 PM in Redleg Nation
SBN Winter Meetings: U-Turn for the Nasty Hook
Arroyo will fit right in to the fake starting rotation in Cincinnati just as he has for the better part of the last decade, joining the likes of Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, and Mike Leake, and likely keeping Aroldis Chapman as a shutdown reliever at the back end of the bullpen for another season...
Posted: 11/7/2013 2:36 PM in Red Reporter
Report: Anonymous exec says Brandon Phillips is ‘gone’
...sday – and the departure of Bronson Arroyo and Shin-Soo Choo, the Reds have a decent amount of payroll flexibility, even if they extend Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto or Mat Latos, all of whom will hit free agency within the next two years.
The column includes much more about Bruce as well.
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Posted: 11/6/2013 6:07 PM in Unsportsmanlike Conduct
No Qualifying Offer for Arroyo
...hen the other four members of the rotation are making peanuts, as has been the case for much of Arroyo's tenure in the Queen City; with Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, and Mike Leake all now making millions a year, paying Arroyo that much again was just too much to ask with other pressing needs on the of...
Posted: 11/4/2013 3:21 PM in Red Reporter
John Fay’s Monday musings
...epted the offer, there are worse things than having additional depth in the starting pitcher pool.
The Reds have five starters even without Arroyo: Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Mike Leake and Tony Cingrani. But Cueto, Latos and Cingrani all dealt with injuries this season. The Reds don’t have a lot ...
Posted: 11/4/2013 10:32 AM in Cincinnati Reds
Arbitration – The Homer Bailey File
...reshold more than once in their careers on the staff with the all likelihood of Bronson Arroyo‘s impending free agency departure. Opening Day starter Johnny Cueto threw exactly 217 innings in 2012 but he was unreliable with his oft-injured 2013 contributing only 60.2 innings. This particular Reds team cannot af...
Posted: 11/2/2013 7:00 AM in Blog Red Machine