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"Red" Moskau

  • joined Nov 04, 2008
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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On Aroldis Chapman: "We really don't know what we have. We're going to try not to let the fanfare...

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On Aroldis Chapman: "We really don't know what we have. We're going to try not to let the fanfare and the $30 million affect what we do with him in Spring Training, but do what's best for him. He's only 21 years old and he's gotta' get used to living in the U.S.... Even if he doesn't [come North], we'll know we've got a real gem not far away." On Homer: "Found the strike zone, found his rhythm... As much as I like Dibbs, where was he at 22 or 23 years-old? Where was Randy Johnson at 22 or 23 years-old? Curt Schilling? Not everyone "gets-it" at the same time, so let's not lose faith just 'cause it's modern MLB" Schedule: "We've got it tough right out of the gate. The Cardinals, Carpenter & Wainwright. Hopefully we get their pitch count up... then the Cubs... I hope we're more ready right out of the gate. I'd like to get a lead rather than play catch up." On youth in the outfield: "No, not really [concerned]. We are what we are, we don't have a whole lot of money to just go out and get someone. I was talking to Eric Davis the other day, and they were playing together in the OF 4 or 5 years before the 1990 W.S." On SS, and interest in Cabrera: "We're exploring some of those avenues. That's an outstanding question. You know, Paul Janish played an outstanding SS last season, and you know that when we were playing, there were some HOF SS's that hit in the low .200's for a couple-three years before they caught on: Ozzie Smith..." On Joey Votto: "He said he's feeling better than he's felt in years. Even though he seems like a veteran, he's still a very young man with only 2 years in the big leagues." On "you've got some hackers on that team": "Cro, you know when we first came up, we were hackers, too. You just want them to improve. With experience, you get a better knowledge of the strike zone. I'm excited to help guys learn to play the game, to move runners over. One thing I really want to help out with is hitting with RISP..." (Also, I had to laugh to hear Warren Cromartie refer to our #3 starter as "Queeto") Dusty Baker on MLB Home Plate "The Show" with Jody MacDonald and Warren Cromartie

Brandon Phillips to Boston?

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Admittedly, this probably isn't even worth sharing since Peter Gammons is involved with the reporting... The team has asked second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who won the AL MVP Award in 2008, if he could play shortstop for the team if needed next season. The staff has thrown it out to him, realizing that it might be easier to sign or acquire an everyday, defensive second baseman than a shortstop. There is some hesitation from the Red Sox about signing free agent Marco Scutaro, between the plantar fasciitis that bothered him late in the season and the possibility of giving up a first-round draft pick to sign him if the Blue Jays offer him arbitration Monday. There are voices in the organization that believe that another possibility is second baseman Brandon Phillips, who was a shortstop in the Montreal and Cleveland organizations and hit 20 homers for the Reds last season. So you have 5 salaries that significantly restrict flexibility. Does anyone else think that the Reds are working from the bottom of that list, instead of the top? Is there some obligation to send middle infielders to Boston?

A salute to all who have served

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A salute to all who have served

Sting said it best: "I'll be watching you"

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If it adds 50 points to your batting average, let's buy TWO for Paul Janish!

Brandon Phillips and Hitting Philosophy

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Joe Posnanski has a take on a Brandon Phillips quote about his approach to hitting. BP's thought is fairly predictable. But there's a must-see BP statistic that Pos brings to the table...

Stop me if you've heard this before...

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"Ryan Freel had to leave the game with an injury..." For the non-linking types, he was hit in the head with a pickoff throw as he was diving back to second base. Freel left the game and was going to get an MRI done. I haven't found any updates on Farney's condition. The web-Nazis won't let me run video from work, but the Boston play-by-play guys were kind of incredulous that he managed to lose his helmet and so that he could get hit in the head, but those of us from Cincy are nodding sagely. Freel takes the "blood-and-guts" thing very seriously!

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sMarty on Leatherpants: MLB Home Plate, XM 175

Marty Brennaman joined Kevin Kennedy and Jeff Joyce on their "Inside Pitch" show this afternoon, primarily to discuss the Jim Bowden resignation and Marty's outspoken celebration during Sunday's...

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