Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Votto for Rookie of the Year!

Votto vs. Soto

Votto: .297/24/84 32 doubles, slugging .506. OBP .368 59 SO/102 BB

Soto: .285/23/86 35 doubles, slugging .504. OBP .364 62 SO/121 BB

Toss up. Soto will win b/c he plays for the Cubbies. The Reds record will do in Joey.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Looking Back 33 years

If I have to see Carlton Fisk wave his game six, 1975 HR fair one more time during a World Series promo I am going to say things I shouldn't say, even though I do say those things at times. Today 33 years later we still see this as one of the all time great World Series home runs. Well guess what, screw Fisk.....who won this World Series. If you are too young to remember or wasn't around then and all you saw of this series was Fisk waving his ball fair you would think the Red Sox won that series...WRONG!!!!!!!!! The day after Fisk hit his "world famous" home run Joe Morgan got a two out hit in the top of the ninth at Fenway Park to drive in Ken Griffey with what was the winning run for the Cincinnati Reds. So FOX, ESPN, ABC if you are going to continue to run this BS just because it's hip to be a Sox fan now then at least be sure to tell the world who won this series. THE REAL BIG RED MACHINE

Reds offer Weathers and Hairston Jr.

Reports are that the Reds have made contract offers to free-agents Jerry Hairston Jr. and David Freakin Weathers. Good start to the off-season.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Questions the Reds have to answer this off-season

Well, the Bengals officially suck so we can turn our attention to the Reds. The Reds have a ton of questions to answer this off season NOT unlike every other season I can remember. Here's just a few:

1. The rotation??? Who in the world is going to be in it? Harang, Arroyo, Volquez, Cueto, and WHO???????? Will it be Owings, Homer, PettyJohn, Daryl Thompson........................who knows? Maybe a free-agent.

2. Re-sign Jerry Hairston Jr? Better.

3. Who at 3rd? Edwin or Keppinger? I say Kepp. Edwin has pop but little average and no glove. Kepp doesn't strikeout and is a decent fielder.

4. Spend the $24 million you saved in dumping Dunn and Griff? on what? Hopefully a big right handed bat and the rest in the bullpen. Jason Bay is available. Throw some cash at him.

5. David Weathers? Nope. Package him with Edwin and ship them off.

6. Big arm in the bullpen. I'd use Homer as a set up man. He's proven he can't start.

7. Can Chris Dickerson start in center? I hope so.

8. Can Drew Stubbs contribute this season or is he a season away?

Interesting off-season coming. I say this every year but I think if things go right in the off-season, the Reds will contend at least in the wild card next season.