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    2013 Reds Spring Training Articles

    I would like to have a thread devoted to articles about Our Cincinnati Reds. Some articles deserve their own thread, if that is a case by all means create it. However, I like reading smaller stories as well, and sometime have a hard time finding them. I thought that a communal effort would be effective.

    So please, if you see a good Reds article share it in this thread!
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    From Hal McCoy - Reds hoping Mesoraco can regain his swing this spring

    “I’m looking to see improvement. He lost some confidence last year. It happens. He’s not the first young player or older player that I’ve seen that happen with,” Baker said Wednesday. “Especially younger players, it’s the first time they felt like they failed. Like Joe Morgan was saying, it was difficult sometimes for a young player, especially a young catcher, because he has so much responsibility, to come in and win.”
    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...his-spr/nWNtG/
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    From Mark Sheldon - Leake still in Baker's plans

    “The toughest years in the big leagues are the third, fourth and fifth years when everybody knows you,” Baker said. “They know you’re not getting your breaking ball over. They know you follow your changeup with a fastball. Now it’s up to you to readjust. There is no room for a marginal or bad year. People just want to take you off to the side. Every pitcher I know has had a bad year or two.”

    “He’s a Maddux type. I made a call to Greg and Greg talked to him about some things.”
    http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/2013/...-bakers-plans/
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    Re: 2013 Reds Articles

    More from Mark Sheldon:

    *On the health front: Bronson Arroyo has been sick the last day or so and not fully participating. Pitchers Justin Freeman, Kyle Lotzkar and Nick Masset are not working from a mound yet. In Masset’s case, he still rehabbing from 2012 shoulder surgery. Masset’s throwing program started out as three days a week on flat ground, but he’s slowly moving forward. There is no timetable for when he might work from a mound.
    http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/2013/...-bakers-plans/
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    Guess my memory is worse than I realized. I can't recall the Reds making the playoffs two years in a row.


    There is no secret that the leader of the Cincinnati Reds is Joey Votto. Votto is going to be the first baseman in Cincinnati for a very long time after signing a 13-year contract before the 2011 season. With Votto now entering his seventh year in Major League Baseball, the time has come for him to lead the Reds into a World Series.

    Cincinnati has gone to the playoffs two straight years, and were bounced each time in the National League Divisional Series. Votto hit .389 in last year’s series, after hitting just .100 in 2010 during his MVP season. Cincinnati has gotten better with the addition of Shin-Soo Choo, and there should be even more chances for Votto to knock in runs in 2013.

    It is now time to take the next step though, and while Votto can’t pitch the team to a title, he can make sure that he is knocking in runs every chance he gets. Votto missed time in 2012 due to injury and only knocked in 56 runs in 111 games, but had two seasons over 100 RBIs before that.

    Votto needs a more productive season in 2013, or at least one that matches his 2010 and 2011 numbers. I think Votto must hit around 35 home runs and knock in over 115 runs if Cincinnati is going to make a deep run into the playoffs. The thing that could hurt the Reds is the fact that the National League Central isn’t too strong right now and with all those games in the division, Cincinnati won’t see the same level of competition that the other teams will face. This must be a career-year for Votto as the team’s leader in 2013.
    Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/mlb/2013/0...RRmZLDVJlgv.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT View Post
    Guess my memory is worse than I realized. I can't recall the Reds making the playoffs two years in a row.
    I think most of us have repressed that Phillies series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    From Mark Sheldon - Leake still in Baker's plans

    “He’s a Maddux type. I made a call to Greg and Greg talked to him about some things.”

    http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/2013/...-bakers-plans/
    This jumped out at me reading this article this morning and was really glad to read that.
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    Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Articles

    John Fay article on Billy Hamilton:

    Hamilton stole an all-time record 155 bases last year. He's created a bit of legendry for himself in his short career. He caught a flyball on the warning track when he was still playing shortstop (the left fielder lost the ball). He scored on a sacrifice fly on a popup to second. And he was clocked in 13.8 seconds on an inside-the-park home run.
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...nter-attention
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    Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Articles

    Mark Sheldon on Nick Masset:

    "Now I'm starting to build up to throwing every day," Masset said on Thursday. "It's not exactly where I want it to be right now. But I understand that it is a process. I'm really going to have to grind through the aches and pains to build arm strength to get my arm able to throw consistently without having any setbacks."

    Masset's throwing program is slated to last at least three months before he can return to game action. It's unclear when he can begin working from a mound again.
    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/...k_cin&c_id=cin
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    This jumped out at me reading this article this morning and was really glad to read that.
    I thought that was cool too. If nothing else, that's a confidence boost just knowing someone's still invested in his success. I would imagine he's feeling a little left out to dry with the whole Chapman thing. Dusty's earned about three bad managerial moves with that.

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    From John Fay - Shin-Soo Choo draws crowd at Reds' spring training

    Twenty-five members of the South Korean media, representing 12 organizations, were at the Reds' spring training complex to cover him.

    They followed his every move -- from the batting cages for early work to outfield practice to batting practice on the field. Most of the contingent will spend five days in Goodyear. During the season, however, only one reporter follows Choo.
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...pring-training
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    Thanks! Was waiting for this to pop up.

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    Re: 2013 Reds Spring Training Articles

    Bronson Arroyo is entering the final year of his Reds contract and the veteran realizes it could be his last year in Cincinnati, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "When you have a team as we do, where everyone is coming into their own kind of at the same time, and add the fact we have a couple of monster deals already in place, it's going to be tough for me to stick around here if I have [a] successful season," Arroyo said.
    Given the time Reds GM Walt Jocketty is spending on Homer Bailey's contract, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer figures Bailey could be in line for a multiyear deal. The Reds have already signed two other arbitration-eligible pitchers (Mat Latos and Logan Ondrusek) to two-year extensions this offseason. Bailey is in his second year of arb eligibility.
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    Later in that same game, one of the opposing hitters hit a line drive to the right centerfield gap, "between centerfielder and rightfielder and second baseman," says Hillman. "Billy comes racing across the field in a full sprint, and makes an over shoulder catch in the gap. This wasn't a soft-hit ball -- it would have been a double, the outfielders wouldn't have been get to it. A shortstop making a catch on a line drive in rightfield -- the scouts were all saying they'd never seen anything like that."
    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz2L2j9MjTc
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    I understand Billy Hamilton is fast and all; but the fastest player ever in MLB? I think people are forgetting that back in 1984, Jim Coombs won 4x100 meter gold - by himself. Oh yeah, Coombs also high jumped 19'6"; winning both the high jump and the pole vault with that single effort. To top things off he garnered enough points in the first three events of the decathlon that he was able to sit out the final seven events and still stood atop the podium. Yep, Billy still has a ways to go.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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