"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."
Leake grounds into a FC at 3rd. 5-1 Cubs mid 4th.
Leake looked lost with his lumber....
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
There was a great gnashing of teeth over the Reds disappointing offensive slump to begin the year but the biggest worry right now has to be over Phillips' hammy.
Mather grounds out to Leake.
Maholm strikes out swinging.
DeJesus pops out. 5-1 Cubs after 4.
OK. Third time through the order. Time to zero in.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Not sure if it's been reported, but the according to numerous reports, The Cubs are on the verge of sending Marlon Byrd to the Red Sox.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Leake's retired seven straight and had his way with one bat since the Castro triple.
Cozart grounds out to 2nd.
2nd error of the day by Castro
Could go for an RBI here from the $200 Million Dollar Man.