Turtle17

Thundering Turtle

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Jan 25, 2014
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Tim Stephens Former sports writer, now in ministry as youth director at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville, W.Va., and chaplain for the West Virginia Power minor league baseball team.

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The 2011 Draft: A recap

It warmed an old turtle’s heart to see nearly 500 comments on a draft day signing thread and less than 1 percent was from me. Five years ago, we’d have been lucky to get a couple of dozen comments...

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The 2011 Reds Draft: The recap.

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)      Thanks to all who read the draft coverage the last few weeks, particularly the last three days as the selections unfolded. I am ever appreciative to BK,...

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The 2011 Draft: Day 3 Thread.

   Did you know Mike Piazza was a 62nd-round draft pick? Keith Hernandez went in the 42nd round. Plenty of other players selected in round 30 or later have reached the big leagues.    Tim Lincecum...

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2011 MLB Draft Thread: Day 2

   Welcome back to the Draft, everyone. Last night was fun. I'm enthused about the Robert Stephenson pick and am looking forward to today's portion of the Draft -- rounds 2 through 30.    I'll post...

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Draft Day (2011 MLB Draft Thread)

   Today is the day, the long-awaited time when we find out if the Reds will draft Tyler Anderson, Sean Gilmartin, Kolten Wong, Robert Stephenson or some other player we might or might not have...

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WIth the 27th pick, the Turtles select ...

  The ever-hyped, much-anticipated time has come for the Turtle to hand his card to the commissioner and hear his pick announced to the world, changing the course of Major League Baseball forever!  ...

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The Draft: Oregon LHP Tyler Anderson.

     Today we make our second stop in the State of Oregon to check out a LHP in our quest to discern who the Reds will select Monday in the MLB Draft. Earlier, we paid a visit to Oregon State’s...

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The Draft: Lawrence Academy RHP Tyler Beede.

     As Draft Day approaches on Monday, we take a look at another prospective Reds selection during a visit to New England where we’ll have a gander at one of the draft’s more interesting...

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The Draft: A history of the 27th pick.

   The Reds select 27th in the 2011 MLB Draft June 6 and, of course, we all expect Cincinnati to come away with a superstar.   Yeah, good luck with that.    History suggests, taking away the last...

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The Draft: Kent State LHP Andrew Chafin.

     We’ve toured the country in search of the player the Reds will select with the 27th overall pick in the MLB Draft June 6, so let’s stick closer to home this time and take a look at Kent State...

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The Draft: Alhambra HS RHP Robert Stephenson.

   Baseball America’s latest mock draft has the Reds selecting RHP Robert Stephenson with the 27th overall pick in the June 6 MLB Draft. Let’s head off to Martinez, Calif., and Alhambra High...

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The Draft: Connecticut CF George Springer.

     Pack up and prepare for another road trip as we try to determine whom the Reds will select with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft June 6. Today’s stop is in Storrs, CT, where we’ll...

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The Draft: Cheyenne East HS OF Brandon Nimmo.

   We’ve browsed numerous college campuses in search of the Reds first pick, No. 27 overall, in the MLB Draft June 6. Now let’s turn our attention to the high school ranks and have a look at...

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The Draft: North Carolina SS Levi Michael.

     Let’s remain on the infield as our quest to discover who the Reds will select with the 27th overall pick in the MLB Draft June 6 continues with a visit to Chapel Hill, N.C., where we’ll...

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The Draft: Hawaii 2B Kolten Wong.

     After visiting pitchers in College Station, Texas; Corvallis, Ore.; and Nashville, Tenn., let’s head to beautiful Honolulu and turn our attention to a non-pitcher, Hawaii second baseman...

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The Draft: Vanderbilt LHP Grayson Garvin.

     We’ll continue our spin around the nation in search of the player the Reds will select with the 27th overall pick in the MLB Draft June 6 with a stop in Nashville for a look at Vanderbilt LHP...

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The Draft: Oregon State LHP Josh Osich.

     We’ll continue our trek through the world of whom the Reds might select with the 27th overall pick in the MLB Draft June 6 by taking a look at Oregon State LHP Josh Osich.    John Sickels of...

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The Draft: Texas A&M RHP John Stilson

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) With the MLB Draft coming up June 6-8, let’s take a look at some of the players the Reds might have a chance to select.  Predicting which players might be available with the...

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The turtle begins to preview the draft.

   Ah, late May, when the turtle pops out his head from his shell in anticipation of the MLB Draft. Let’s kick off some draft coverage today with a look at the selection history of Reds General...

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A Turtle heads to spring training.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I'm off to get a look at the old ballclub, with an eye toward the newcomers, particularly Matt Diaz, Scott Olsen and Kevin Correa. I'll check out the vets, such as Joel...

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Reds sign Brian Barton

This move, first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America, wasn't rocket science. Or maybe it is. The former Cardinal outfielder has a degree in aerospace engineering from Miami, where he played...

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Reds' High A affiliate's field dangerous?

An article from Baseball America reports that the Reds' new High-A affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif., is a potentially dangerous place to play. The ballpark is outdated, but apparently it goes...

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Reds minor league transactions

Well, it's not a Cliff Lee signing nor a Zack Greinke trade, but they're Reds transactions just the same. From Baseball America: Cincinnati RedsSigned: OF David Cook, OF Welinton Ramirez Corner...

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BA on Daryl Thompson, END, etc.

   Since things are a might slow in the old Hot Stove League at the moment, and anticipation of the Winter Meetings continues to stoke the fire, may I offer a Baseball America Reds update, via our...

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Reds minor league transactions

From Baseball America Cincinnati RedsSigned: RHP Jerry Gil (re-signed), RHP Justin Lehr (re-signed), RHP Ruben Medina (re-signed), 3B Eric Campbell (Fargo-Moorhead (Northern)), 3B Mike Costanzo...

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Jocketty TSN's MLB executive of the year

  Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is Sporting News' 2010 executive of the year, as selected by a panel of 24 of his peers. Cincinnati was the surprise winner of the N.L. Central...

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MiLB's Reds organizational all-stars.

Minorleaguebaseball.com has published its Reds organizational all-star team. The picks included the usual suspects (Mesoraco, Sappelt), but featured a selection or two worthy of debate,...

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Chapman, Alonso in IL Top 20

   Baseball America ranked Aroldis Chapman as the No. 3 prospect in the International League. BA pegged Yonder Alonso No. 12. Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana and Tampa Bay RHP Jeremy Hellickson...

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Mesoraco, Sappelt in Southern League Top 20

   Since we can use a dose of good news, Baseball America has supplied it in the form of two Reds farmhands being ranked in the Southern League Top 20.    Catcher Devin Mesoraco and center fielder...

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Mesoraco No. 5 prospect in Carolina League

   Baseball America has ranked Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco the fifth-best prospect in a loaded Carolina League Top 20.    The 6-foot-1, 220-pound 22-year-old ranked behind Atlanta pitcher Julio...

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