Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 44

Thread: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

  1. #16
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    21,931

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Let's see how he does over there. I'm not so sure it'll work out too well. Don't they throw a lot of junk (offspeed) stuff?


  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    Pitter Patter TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Letterkenny
    Posts
    20,525

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    but...

    he's my blindspot.
    My two daughters have a side hustle. Shimmer and Rust

  4. #18
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    53,976

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    but...

    he's my blindspot.
    And he crashed

  5. #19
    Pitter Patter TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Letterkenny
    Posts
    20,525

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    And he crashed
    Maybe he'll go all Cecil Fielder. Not impossible. I just really like the player. I wish he were a better hitter, but watching him throw from RF was a treat.
    My two daughters have a side hustle. Shimmer and Rust

  6. Likes:

    Chip R (11-28-2022),goreds2 (11-28-2022),RedsBaron (11-29-2022),Roy Tucker (11-29-2022),Sassy Sal (11-29-2022),UKFlounder (11-28-2022)

  7. #20
    Member kaldaniels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    17,172

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Maybe he'll go all Cecil Fielder. Not impossible. I just really like the player. I wish he were a better hitter, but watching him throw from RF was a treat.
    This is not a swipe at you at all.

    But isn’t it sad that one of our shining moments last year was watching AA show off his great arm gunning down all those runners circling the bases due to our lousy pitching staff?

  8. #21
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    53,976

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Maybe he'll go all Cecil Fielder. Not impossible. I just really like the player. I wish he were a better hitter, but watching him throw from RF was a treat.
    Maybe, but he's older and K's 33.4% of his PA's (Fielder 26%) Both before Japan


    Code:
    Name			Age	G	PA	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	BA	OBP	SLG	OPS	OPS+
    Fielder			21-24	220	558	67	123	19	2	31	84	46	144	.243	.308	.472	.781	108
    Aquino			24-28	244	762	87	145	28	1	41	108	66	255	.211	.285	.434	.719	85

  9. #22
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    41,144

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Maybe he'll go all Cecil Fielder. Not impossible. I just really like the player. I wish he were a better hitter, but watching him throw from RF was a treat.
    It was. I love watching OF throws and AA could really whip it. But, other than that, I don't think he was that great of an OFer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I was wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Chip is right

  10. #23
    Pitter Patter TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Letterkenny
    Posts
    20,525

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    For me, there is the score and there is the game. The whole game. One of the things I hate reading is posters saying "I won't watch until they make a commitment to winning."

    pfft. Baseball Is.

    So yeah, it was painful watching AA at the plate. Except for the times it was majestic. We'll always have that one August right? But he was amazing arm in RF. And I think above average as a fielder too. Sneaky fast.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...y=aquino+throw

    Just for funsies.

    Still, I am optimistic for next year. Fresh faces, a returning Votto, three Rookie SP's with a year under their collective belts and a newly minted Closer entering his 2nd year too. Seems like fun to me regardless of a "commitment to winning".

    And maybe I'll peek in on NPB stats from time to time.
    My two daughters have a side hustle. Shimmer and Rust

  11. Likes:

    NebraskaRed (11-29-2022),Ron Madden (11-28-2022),westofyou (11-28-2022)

  12. #24
    Member Kinsm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    4,296

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    For me, there is the score and there is the game. The whole game. One of the things I hate reading is posters saying "I won't watch until they make a commitment to winning."

    pfft. Baseball Is.

    Just for funsies. Seems like fun to me regardless of a "commitment to winning".
    I think this may be viewed differently by older Reds fans (those who can remember the goodtimes from the 70's) and those who are younger.

    I wasn't alive during the 70's.

    I quit watching the Bengals years ago and have not gone back. I'm close to quitting on the Reds too.

    For "funsies", I'd rather go watch local little league at this point.

  13. #25
    Pitter Patter TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Letterkenny
    Posts
    20,525

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    I think this may be viewed differently by older Reds fans (those who can remember the goodtimes from the 70's) and those who are younger.

    I wasn't alive during the 70's.

    I quit watching the Bengals years ago and have not gone back. I'm close to quitting on the Reds too.

    For "funsies", I'd rather go watch local little league at this point.
    I'm 54, so I was alive in the 70's. started really becoming a fan around '79 when we moved back to Cincinnati. dropped off my fandom when we moved away in 84, also because... high school. Then got it back as Rose was breaking my heart.. I was in complete denial.

    The only thing worse than being around little league parents is being around dance parents.
    My two daughters have a side hustle. Shimmer and Rust

  14. Likes:

    Old school 1983 (01-08-2023),Ron Madden (11-29-2022)

  15. #26
    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Mason, OH
    Posts
    17,169

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    As I’ve mentioned numerous times, I’ve been a Reds fan since 1964 (breaking a 12 year old’s heart does something to you). The Reds are gene-spliced into my DNA. Even when they are bad, I still follow them. I may cranky as hell about it, but I follow them.

    I’ll still attend a few games. But the problem is now, it’s widely known that GABP tickets are easy to get and cheap. If the Reds play a team from East of the Mississippi, they is a large contingent of their fans there. It’s not a lot of fun to see the Reds asses get kicked in your home park and hear a lot of cheering when said ass kicking is happening. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is the home team. It’s embarrassing. They really need to improve the home fan experience.
    Transport me to the orb match.

  16. Likes:

    cumberlandreds (11-29-2022),RedsBaron (11-30-2022),Ron Madden (11-29-2022)

  17. #27
    Big Red Machine RedsBaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Out Wayne
    Posts
    24,042

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    As I’ve mentioned numerous times, I’ve been a Reds fan since 1964 (breaking a 12 year old’s heart does something to you). The Reds are gene-spliced into my DNA. Even when they are bad, I still follow them. I may cranky as hell about it, but I follow them.

    I’ll still attend a few games. But the problem is now, it’s widely known that GABP tickets are easy to get and cheap. If the Reds play a team from East of the Mississippi, they is a large contingent of their fans there. It’s not a lot of fun to see the Reds asses get kicked in your home park and hear a lot of cheering when said ass kicking is happening. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is the home team. It’s embarrassing. They really need to improve the home fan experience.
    I can recall taking my two oldest sons to a Reds v Red Sox game at GABP maybe 15 years ago. I'd guess two-thirds of the fans in attendance were Red Sox fans. I talked to a couple of fans from New England who said that tickets to games at Fenway Park were hard to get, so they'd made the trip to Cincinnati to take in all of the Red Sox's games there that weekend. It seemed strange to me for cheers for the Red Sox to drown out cheers for the Reds at GABP (Boston won the game in extra innings).
    Edit: After making the above post I did some quick online research. The game I recalled was on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Boston won 6-4 in ten innings, winning on back-to-back home runs by Youkilis and Crisp. I can recall that one home run (I think it was the HR by Youkilis) landed within a few feet of where we were seated.
    Last edited by RedsBaron; 11-30-2022 at 07:07 AM.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

  18. Likes:

    Ron Madden (11-30-2022),Roy Tucker (11-30-2022)

  19. #28
    Member Ron Madden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    17,126

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    Aristides Aquino says "Thank You Cincy"


    C. Trent Rosecrans
    @ctrent

    A really nice video from Aristides Aquino to the Reds and Reds fans.
    Aquino signed to play for the Chunichi Dragons of NPB in Japan next season

    watch:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CnI13VEjEJ7/

    Last edited by Ron Madden; 01-07-2023 at 11:48 PM.

  20. Likes:

    cumberlandreds (01-08-2023),goreds2 (01-08-2023),NC Reds (01-08-2023),RED VAN HOT (01-08-2023),Revering4Blue (01-07-2023)

  21. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    3,058

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    he will bat .220 and hit 50 HRs

  22. #30
    Member corkedbat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Lexington
    Posts
    11,520

    Re: Aristides Aquino Signs With NPB’s Chunichi Dragons

    FWIW, "Punisher" is pronounced "Punisher" in Japanese.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | cumberlandreds | Gallen5862 | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator