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PeteyHendrix

  • joined Apr 28, 2008
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A 3rd generation Reds fan. Favorite of all time: Chris Sabo.

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Arroyo's hand worries Reds - DL possible

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From John Erardi: "Results awaited on examination of right-hander... ...Depending on the results of Arroyo's examination Saturday, it is possible he will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. He wouldn't have to sit out the full 15 days, though; presumably, a DL stint could be back-dated to some point during spring training." From Rotowire (subscription): "Arroyo (carpal tunnel) was hit hard again on Friday night, this time by the Reds' Double-A Carolina affiliate, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He gave up six runs on seven hits over three innings. Arroyo insists that he can pitch through this recent flare up of carpal tunnel symptoms in his hand. Recent results suggest otherwise. Arroyo went ahead of the team to Cincinnati to get his right hand (carpal tunnel) examined, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. It wouldn't be a terribly big surprise to see Arroyo on the DL to start the year. The Reds could that way delay their fifth starter decision between Micah Owings and Homer Bailey."

Willy Taveras injured

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From our good friends at Rotowire.com Taveras left Thursday's spring training game with a bruised pectoral muscle, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: There's no word yet on Taveras' status. He was hit by a batted ball and then left the game a few innings later. Petey says: Let's hope he's hurt just enough to let Chris Dickerson prove himself to be THE SOLUTION in CF, next to Sheffield - meh.

News Flash - Bronson Arroyo Injured

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SARASOTA, Fla. — No guitar strumming for Bronson Arroyo these days. No autograph signing, either. Pitching? He's still doing that, but the results weren't good the last couple times out. His right hand has become a worry. The Cincinnati Reds' musically inclined pitcher is having a flare-up of the carpal tunnel syndrome that has bothered him from time to time over the last few years. This bout is especially nasty, along with the timing. The season starts in less than one week. "I don't know what it's from, man," Arroyo said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I can't write. I can't do anything with my pointer finger and thumb without it being irritated. I had it back in '04 in the playoffs (with Boston) pitching against the Yankees. I've had it for years." So far, Arroyo has been able to overcome the problem, which bothers him much more when he holds a pen or a guitar pick. It returned last May and gave him problems for about three months. Arroyo finished 15-11 with a 4.77 ERA last season, when he was the only Reds pitcher who didn't miss a start. He led the staff with 200 innings. ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: That would explain why he's been terrible over his last few outings for the Reds. "I don't know what it's from, man," Arroyo said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I can't write. I can't do anything with my pointer finger and thumb without it being irritated. I had it back in '04 in the playoffs (with Boston) pitching against the Yankees. I've had it for years." Arroyo's tried to pitch through the ailment thus far, but if his stuff continues to be extremely hittable, the Reds will have to consider putting him on the DL. Petey says: Welcome Owings and Bailey to the rotation.

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World Baseball Classic - Korea vs. Japan Thread

The game is live on ESPN2. The Dos! It's also on MLB.TV Or follow on Gameday. From MLB.com: Japan and Korea will meet one more time on Monday night at Tokyo Dome to determine the winner of...

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World Baseball Classic - USA vs. Venezuela Thread

Played in Toronto. Go figure.   From MLB.com: Lauded as the two best teams in Pool C of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Venezuela is now set to play Team USA on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Both...

Former Red Mark Sweeney announces retirement

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A fond farewell to Mark, who wasn't a Red long, but is a Red for life in our memories. He didn't make it to the majors until age 25, yet still managed to hang on in the show for 14 seasons in the sun, making over $5M in the process (though always less than $1M/year, and only twice more than $600k), and most certainly securing a healthy MLB pension. All this while never accumulating more than 259 AB's in a single season. Astonishingly, he had such a heavy lefty/righty split (OPS of .558 vs. R, .751 vs. L) that only 184 of his career 2131 plate appearances came against lefties. For the Reds, he only played in 37 games during that magical 1999 season. He slapped the horsehide pretty well for the good guys, posting a monstrous 1.074 OPS. The Reds were smart enough (OK, Jack McKeon was shrewd enough) that his AB's came exclusively against righties that year, inflating his stats to a career high OPS+. Actually, he did have a PA against a lefty ONCE that year...and he worked a walk. Scraptastic! And no career obit for Mark would be complete without mentioning that he came and went via trades of monumentally different values.: February 2, 1999: Traded by the San Diego Padres with Greg Vaughn to the Cincinnati Reds for Damian Jackson, Reggie Sanders, and Josh Harris (minors). January 14, 2000: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds with a player to be named later to the Milwaukee Brewers for Alex Ochoa. The Cincinnati Reds sent Gene Altman (minors) (May 15, 2000) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade. The Ochoa trade was a yawn, but Ochoa actually played well for the Reds in limited time, then we traded Ochoa for Robin Jennings and Todd Walker. Jennings played decently for the Reds in limited time, and Walker was decent during his tenure, too. And when Tony Blanco was acquired for Walker, he was a bust...but since he was a toolsy outfielder, we bilked $50k out of Leatherpants in the 2004 Rule V draft. So even when we got rid of Sweeney, he gave us a couple of serviceable starters for a season or two, and then led us to pulling one over on Leatherpants that led to some cash...which we later wasted on CoPat. Meh. Thanks, Mark. Enjoy your retirement. The righties won't miss you.

Could Willy Taveras really steal 100 bases?

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Brandon Kruse and Ron Shandler of BaseballHQ.com take a high-quality statistical look at Willy's probability of tacking 100 gloves to the RR sidebar.

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What IS cheating...to you?

We all hate cheating - when it helps the opponents, or when we get caught. So what IS cheating in baseball, in YOUR mind? Here are some scenarios that I'd like to take the RR temperature on. I've...

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