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Hoover? I Hardly Knew Her! Angels 3, Reds 1


When the lineup goes 3 for 42, it's going to be a long, cold day.

2012 Community Prospect Rankings: Wolfgang Amadeus Cozart writes himself into the #2 spot


In a remarkably close vote, Zack Cozart edged Billy Hamilton by 10 votes in the Home Depot Floor vs. Ceiling Bowl to earn the #2 spot on our list. Perhaps we should start calling him Billy...

2012 Community Prospect Rankings: Votto Window™ Prospect Wasteland Edition


The overly melodramatic title notwithstanding, this year's prospect rankings has a bit of a different feel. In years past we discussed and celebrated the gradual ascendance of the Reds farm system...

Acquiring an Ace: A realistic look at potential trade packages for a top starting pitcher


After a frustrating and boring Winter Meetings, Walt Jocketty claimed that a trade for a starting pitcher was still a strong possibility, but he expressed frustration at the demands other teams...

Baseball America released their top 10 Reds prospects


No surprise at #1, but holy hell, do they love them some Billy Hamilton. Also, if all 10 of these guys are still in the Reds organization on January 1st, Walt Jocketty is either a genius or a moron. I guess we'll see. EDIT: Stop by and see our own Thundering Turtle for some further analysis. (--RSC)

Chapman not pitching in Puerto Rico


Start the overreactor! Apparently he's fine, and is still going to start, but they were worried about how uncontrolled and competitive winter ball is. Seems reasonable, and if nothing else, this allows us to argue about it all winter! Yay!

Farmers Only: Predict the Reds 2014 Lineup


BK and I, in the absence of any real or significant prospect news to report on, decided to present our fine readers with a fun exercise.  We want you to predict the Opening day roster for the 2014...

Aroldis Chapman pitches in the AFL this afternoon

ANOTHER UPDATE: Chapman pitched an inning of relief: 16 pitches, 8 strikes, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 K, 1 BB. UPDATE: Chapman isn't listed as the scheduled starter, but he's supposed to pitch 2-3 innings at some point during today's game against Salt River. Mark Sheldon reported last week that Chapman would appear in the AFL on October 24, 27, and 31 before heading to Puerto Rico for winter ball. I don't know if he is starting today, or how many innings/pitches he'll throw. All I know is he will appear on the mound for the Phoenix Desert Dogs sometime this afternoon, and the game starts at 3:30 EDT. Click the link for the league scoreboard.

Farmers Only: Another season in the books


To mark the end of the minor league season, we're going to do something a bit different for the Farmer's Market today.  Instead of 3 fresh and stale prospects, you'll get 1 of each, for each team...

Farmers Only: A season full of milestones


Neftali Soto hit his 30th home run of the season for Carolina last night, marking the first time any Reds farmhand has reached that number since Adam Dunn hit 32 in 2001.  Dunner was 21 when he did...

Farmers Only: Dayton Renaissance


Last year, the Dayton Dragons were bad. Historically bad.  The team finished with a record of 53-85, good for last place by a big margin.  The team was near the bottom of the league in runs scored,...

Farmers Only: Citing our sources


It has come to my attention that there is some concern about the Farmers Only staff plagiarizing from members of this good community.  Being an aspiring academic, I take these accusations very...

Farmers Only Farmer's Market: Whither Devin Mesoraco's power?


Here are your fresh and stale prospects for the week.     Devin Mesoraco Devin has had a very interesting season.  It's been a very successful follow up to his breakout 2010, but he's showing a...

Farmers Only: A nice night on the farm


Last night featured a lot of good performances from Reds prospects.  Start the overreactor! Louisville won 8-4 behind a strong start from Edinson Volquez.  Should he be back on the Reds?  I'm...

Farmers Only: So who is the organization's top pitching prospect?


As most of you know by now, Robert "Railroad" Stephenson signed last night for a cool $2 million.  Stephenson arguably has the best fastball in the system now, being able to dial it up to 97 (as an...

Farmers Only Farmer's Market: Late Edition


Sorry for the day delay on this.  Mrs. 'Creds and I spent all day Saturday and pretty much all day Sunday traveling.  Before we get to the fresh and stale prospects, a small diatribe.  This...

Farmers Only: Neftali Soto is a home run hitting machine


  Louisville was off.  Today they play at 7:05 with Matt Maloney getting the start. Carolina won 7-6 in with 2 runs in the 9th.  Donnie Joseph got the save with a scoreless 9th.  Neftali Soto was...

Farmers Only: I think Bakersfield might be a good hitting environment


  Louisville lost on a walkoff hit for the second straight day. Score was 4-3 (for the second straight day).  The Bats entered the 9th leading 3-2 but Carlos Fisher served up a 2 run bomb to lose...

Farmers Only: I'm glad Walt didn't trade any of these guys, because they're more interesting than the Reds


  Louisville lost a tough one 4-3.  They carried a lead into the 9th but Jordan Smith walked 3 and gave up 2 runs to take the loss.  Call him up to the Reds!  Edinson Volquez was solid, throwing 7...

Farmers Only: I wish I lived in Dayton!


Well, not really.  Not at all, actually.  But the Dragons are probably the most exciting and interesting team in the Reds entire system right now, big leagues included.  I wish I could watch them...

Farmers Only: Take solace in prospects


Louisville lost in 10 innings, 2-0.  Edinson Volquez threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 4.  Brad Boxberger threw 2 shutout innings with 2 Ks.  Boxy has had his struggles in AAA, but he has...

Farmers Only: Youth movement?


I'm sure much will be said today, both in Original Content and in comments, about the Jonny Gomes trade.  I won't contribute to that here, other than to say Jonny was (usually) a fun guy to have on...

Farmers Only: A Dragon beatdown


Louisville lost a heartbreaker 7-6.  The Bats led 6-3 entering the 9th, but Brad Boxberger allowed 3 hits and a walk while only recording one out, allowing 1 run, and leaving with the bases...

Farmers Only: The Bats stole all the hits


Louisville won 7-5 in 10 innings.  If scouts were watching any of our hitters (or Travis Wood) as potential trade chips, they certainly helped their stock last night.  Wood threw 6.1 innings of...

Farmers Only Farmer's Market: What a difference a week makes


Ryan LaMarre has been struggling all year, and Juan Silva has largely been a disappointment thus far in his professional career.  He even suffered the indignity of showing up on last week's 'stale'...

Farmers Only: Top prospects are heating up


Louisville lost 6-4. Travis Wood struggled a bit, again.  He gave up 4 runs on 9 hits and a walk in just 5 innings. I wish they would hurry up and trade him straight up for Ubaldo Jimenez.  Y...

Farmers Only: Easiest Farmers Only Ever


Bakersfield was the only Reds affiliate in action last night.  So this hardly seems worth posting, but here you go anyway. Bakersfield won 6-5 in 11 innings.  Ryan LaMarre, Mark Fleury, and...

Farmers Only Farmer's Market: Future Futures?


 In case you were not aware, the MLB Futures game was played last night.  This game is a recently new addition to All-Star Break festivities, and features some of the best young players in the...


Eyewitness Report: Peru-sing the charms of the Incas

As many of you know, Mrs. Creds and I were away the last week and a half in Peru.  If you didn't know that, you might've sensed less arguing and general snark on the site over that time.  Well,...

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