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Reds Way vs Cardinals Way
Cards success starts at the top
Bernie Miklasz, St Louis Post-Dispatch
“From a strategic standpoint, the organization shifted gears,” Mozeliak said. “Bill was the one that was very aware that we did not have a sustainable model. He believed that for us to have success, we had to look at this more organically than just simply ‘free-agent market, trade market.’ So he changed it.”
Cards know how to fill in the gaps
Derrick Goold, St Louis Post Dispatch
“We have more flexibility today than we did five or six years ago in terms of how we operate,” Mozeliak said. “The reason is we’re having such success being able to bring players up. This organization’s way now of staying healthy is not being tied to those outside markets to fill needs. I feel like the way we’ve managed this to date has allowed us to be flexible in any way of thinking. … Having some young players step up like they are now gives us additional flexibility when we’re going to need it.”
Votto forges bond with Rose
"Early in my career, Pete kept an eye on me," Votto said, "and the one piece of advice he gave me was, 'When you get the second hit, get the third hit. And when you get the third hit, get the fourth hit. And when you get the fourth hit, get the fifth hit.' That really stuck with me, because it's a genuine challenge when you're tired, or you're sick, or the score is mismatched, or you're facing a tough pitcher, or you're not in a good mood that day. Whatever it is."
Mets may Choo fat next year
Choo said he hasn’t given much thought to where he could be next season. But when asked if he could see himself in Flushing next season, he didn’t rule it out.
“With New York, you never know. If I have a good opportunity, I’ll take it,” he said.
Arroyo's last stand
Matt Steinmann, MLBReports.com
Bronson Arroyo is in the final year of a contract with the Reds and Wily Mo Pena is in the Japanese League. With all the talk from fans for the team to sign Shin-Soo Choo to a long term deal, the name not being mentioned is Bronson Arroyo.
Coaching tree, legacy of Paul Brown
ESPN celebrates the 100th anniversary of Vince Lombardi's birth with the "Greatest Coaches in NFL History" series, saluting the finest innovators, motivators, tacticians, teachers and champions ever to stalk the sidelines. Follow along as we reveal our list of the top 20 coaches of all time and document the lineage of the league's most influential coaching trees.
Zeitler stays late in effort to be great
“He’s about as dedicated to that as I’ve ever seen,” said my radio partner Dave Lapham. “You’ll see skill position players out there after practice with the quarterbacks working on timing and that sort of thing, but very rarely do you see offensive or defensive lineman out there doing extra work – particularly a starter. I think he’s going to have a banner year.”
Grantland: The 20 types of depressed sports fans
Wow: Heartbreaking and Heroic....46 photos of the tornado
We are in!
I'm taking Peyton to see the Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo next Saturday night.
Final: Reds 7 Mets 4
That's a sweep and a 7-2 road trip.
I said at start, 5-4 was must, 6-3 was a should, 7-2 was a could.
Reds 29-18, season high 11 games over .500, in game 47.
1st reach 11 over .500 on June 17 last year, game 65.
Reds and Latos down 1-0 five pitches into game
Reds up 2-1 3rd, tied 2-2 5th, up 4-2 7th, tied 4-4 7th
Reds scored 3 runs in 9th...on a wild double by Phillips with bases loaded.
Frazier added PH 2-RBI single.
Reds now 5-0 in games with a chance to sweep and have won 8 row in a sweep situation (FS Ohio).
Reds 23-5 vs -.500 teams, 6-13 vs +.500 teams
23-5 is a .821 win %, equal to a 133-29 record over full season
Mat Latos another no-decision. He's made 43 starts with Reds, 18-4, 21 ND.
Reds are 31-12 when Latos starts.
Reds won 13 row vs RH starting pitcher. Last loss May 1 vs Lance Lynn, Cards (Emailer Jeff)
Zack Cozart a career high 4 for 4....he has more hits vs Matt Harvey than any player in MLB.
I've always loved Cozart in the 2 spot
Just 4th time in 20 ML starts Harvey has allowed more hits 9, than innings pitched 6.
Is something up with Sean Marshall? Dusty did not warm up/use with back to back LHB coming up with a runner on and 2 outs in 7th. UPDATE: John Fay with comments from Dusty about Marshall.
Votto with 2 hits, 3 runs, HR
Reds have homered in 8 straight road games.....longest since 2007 (Say Reds)
Phillips 2 hits.....2 HUGE RBI in 9th to break tie. What happened with Bruce and Latos? Mark Sheldon has MORE.
Happy with 7-2? Comment below.
ProFootballTalk.com is accepting nominations for the Mt Rushmore of each NFL team.
Today it's the Bengals. PFT is looking for the George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt of the Bengals. What four individuals best represents the history of the Bengals franchise? Nominate in the comment section below.
Discussion for today:
Who best represents the Mt Rushmore of Bengals?
Are fans in Cincinnati the epitome of a mid-major fan base?
How does Brandon Phillips compare to Joe Morgan?
I'm considering taking Peyton to a Columbus Crew game. Ever been? Got any advice?
A former ML manager wants robot umps calling ball and strikes. How about it?
The Bengals today signed DE Margus Hunt of Southern Methodist, one of their two second-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Hunt (6-8, 277) brings rare potential and an intriguing personal story to the Bengals’ plans for continued improvement of their highly ranked defense. A native of Estonia, in northern Europe, he earned international honors as a track thrower (discus, shot and hammer) before coming to U.S. on an SMU track scholarship. When the SMU track program disbanded, he joined the football team and became an immediate factor, despite lacking any gridiron experience. He used his superior height and agility to block 17 career place kicks, including an NCAA-record 10 blocked field goals, and he showed continuous improvement in base defense, closing his career with 16.5 sacks.
The Bengals have now signed seven of their 10 selections from the 2013 draft. Signed previously were LB Sean Porter of Texas A&M (fourth round), G Tanner Hawkinson of Kansas (fifth round), HB Rex Burkhead of Nebraska (sixth round), WR Cobi Hamilton of Arkansas (sixth round), OT Reid Fragel of Ohio State (seventh round) and C T.J. Johnson of South Carolina (seventh round).
I went to the dentist this morning. I felt like Kramer afterwards.
Peyton is a 6th grader!
MLB Power Rankings based on food
1. Cincinnati Reds
Final: Reds 4 Mets 0
Reds move to season high ten games over .500 at 28-18.
How about Mike Leake? Last 7 starts: 43.1 innings, 11 ER, 2.28 ERA
It's the 6th shutout of the year for the Reds and the 17th time allowing 2 runs or fewer.
Jocketty not strongly looking for RH bat
With Cueto back, steadily rolling Reds are even better
It's a reasonable assessment that the Reds' current midpack standing in relief ERA is going to get better, not worse, as the season goes on. Relievers can be unpredictable, but the best way to have a good relief corps is to have a lot of good arms, and the Reds have that.
In fact, the Reds' biggest worry may have absolutely nothing to do with their own roster. It's the team in front of them.
Have Reds benefited from easy schedule?
So the Reds have played an easier schedule. But what's the difference between a .515 winning percentage and .484? Over 162 games, we're talking about an 83-win team on average versus a 78-win team, so while the Reds have played an easier slate than the Cardinals -- Cincinnati has played the Marlins seven times, for example, while St. Louis is yet to play them -- I don't see it as a huge benefit. An advantage? Yes.
Bob Brenly wants robot umps calling balls and strikes
Top 10 QB's 25 or under
9. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton has an opportunity to make a Pro Bowl or two and make more playoff appearances. But he still has a lot to work on before he's a top-shelf guy. At best, he could have a Jeff Garcia-like career. Something closer to Jim Harbaugh or Steve DeBerg seems more likely.
AAC considers creating a bowl game in South Florida
Cronin proud to be an 'American'
Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News
“Our conference is still going to be major,” Cronin said. “The thing about being in a league with football, your brand is on ESPN in August. That allows you to start promoting your basketball brand. I think that was probably a problem for the Atlantic 10, and now could be for the Big East. There’s definite positives to the football factor.”
High school Football
Schedule announced: Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown
Peyton: The softball player
Email of the day:
From listener Matthew
Why doesn't the media around here get serious about drawing more positive attention to our local sports teams? Whether its....
*Reds being great, but hearing non-stop from media and fans how our manager sucks.
*How our NFL team has an owner with some evil diabolical plan to make sure we never have a good football team and a coach who doesn't know anything about winning.
*UC, where our basketball coach will never meet the gold standard, yet the departed coach left here after overachieving so much that in 16 years of NCAA tournaments he never once beat a team seeded higher than him.
*A UC football team who no one in this town believes is worthy of belonging in the Sun Belt conference, much the SEC conference.
Are we ever going to tackle the issue on why our fan base in Cincinnati is the EPITOME of a MID-MAJOR fan base? We find excuses why we suck at everything. Its pathetic how this city is about its teams and its no wonder why the National Media, National Conferences and people across the nation do not take Cincinnati serious. Until the media and fan base tackle this issue then we will always be a Mid-Major city when it comes to sports.
Agree or disagree? Comment below.