"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."
1-2-3 second inning for Cueto.
Rolen singles, Frazier 2-run HR! 2-0 Reds!
A gift from the Toddfather!
Domo Arigato, Here Comes Joey Votto
"I do what I want to do and say what I want to say."
Meanwhile Frazier goes deep - 2-0 Reds.
Hope Ohlendorf is in this game for a long time. The Reds hitters seem to have him figured out.
Uh oh. Look out! Miggie just singled! He is going to carry this team for the next week!
"I got all of it ... I crushed that ball ... and it BARELY cleared the outfield wall. I settled into my home run trot ... then I realized I didn't even have a home run trot." - Bob Uecker
Hanigan double. 3-0 Reds.
Cairo singled, Hanigan doubled to score Cozart who had singled. 3-0 Reds and runners are on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Time to add on.
Hope Will Venable's not hurt, he hit that wall hard.
Frazier has been huge for this team. Filling in for Rolen, filling in for Votto. Playing decent defense and producing at the plate.
All that for the team with the best record, and still if you put his picture on the monitor on ESPN Baseball Tonight, it would draw a collective yawn from the 'expert panel.'
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
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