"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
“More than anything, it’s strike zone command. It’s understanding what a good pitch looks like and being able to put a good pass on it and put ball on the barrel with frequency. I don’t know if that’s a philosophy. That’s trying to get back to the fundamentals of baseball.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Walt Hriniak - Only for the novelty of seeing an entire lineup doing one-handed helicopter swings.
Variatio delectat - Cicero
What's Hal Morris doing these days?
How about Dusty Baker?
(I kid... I kid... )
“I think we’re capable of doing that. We have guys who are capable, guys who are good athletes, guys who have had terrific years who still have a lot left to give. We just have to cultivate that into a balanced approached (Fay typo, of course).”
Am I the only one who felt like Price had a number of comments that were pretty clearly in support of Votto?
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98