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Reds at midway point
Every wonder what trade talks are like between ML teams?
Here are 10 months of trade talks involving the Houston Astros.
HERE are notes, stats and more from a 4-0 win and sweep of the Giants.
Good feature on Devin Mesoraco
Down on the Farm: Ben Lively
Pitching, pitching, pitching
Starting pitching in San Francisco
Bailey: 9 IN, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K
Simon: 7 IN, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Cueto: 8.1 IN, 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K
Leake: 8 IN, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 12 K
32.1 IN, 4 R, 14 H, 5 BB, 26 K, 1.12 ERA
Reds have NL's best record in June, 18-9. Inconsistent lineup, but it wouldn't surprise me if they hang around and win a wild card.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 30, 2014
81 down and 81 to go
The Reds reached the midway point of the season Sunday with a record of 43-38.
Let's look back at the first 81 games:
Describe the first half:
Biggest pleasant surprise:
Key player for 2nd half:
What is needed most in 2nd half:
Grade the team's performance:
Grade Bryan Price's performance:
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Then and Now after 81 games
2013: 46-35, 4.5 games out, 3rd place (playoff odds 49.5%)
2014: 43-38, 6.5 games out, 2nd place (playoff odds 44.7%)
2013: 353 (4.36)
2014: 323 (3.99)
2013: 308 ((3.80)
2014: 301 ((3.72)
Reds odd of:
Winning division: 14%
Winning Wild Card: 30.7%
Making playoffs: 44.7%
#Reds since April 15, 2014: Joey Votto .390 SLG% Brandon Phillips .403 SLG% Jay Bruce .430 SLG% Billy Hamilton .440 SLG%— Ace of MLB Stats (@AceballStats) June 30, 2014
Iglesias fits in with Reds
Sports On Earth
It's going to be fascinating to see how these arms work out for the Reds who are so violently juxtaposed to industry norms in this instance. While, in a vacuum, I don't particularly like this Iglesias contract for the Reds, it's hard for me to say it won't work out. Cincinnati's liberal definition of what sort of pitcher has the capability to start has yet to be peer reviewed -- the process is still in its infancy. Tony Cingrani has reached the majors relying heavily on his fastball and has pitched parts of three seasons for the Reds while battling injuries. Michael Lorenzen has good numbers at Double-A, though he isn't missing as many bats as someone with his kind of arm strength would typically miss. Nick Howard has yet to pitch in pro ball. How and why the Reds feel these young pitchers have what it takes to start while so few others do is still unknown. And I, for one, am keeping an open mind despite my difference in opinion on these particular players.
Bengals trip to New Orleans
Depart: November 15
Return: November 18
Includes roundtrip airfare out of Cincinnati, 3 nights hotel (based on double occupancy). Lower bowl game ticket and bus transportation.
For more info/to confirm reservation call Mike: 513-739-4794 or Lenny: 513-522-7706.
Andy and AJ NFL's best duo?
From "Sunday Rewind" with Jack Arute and Brad Hopkins every Sunday 2pm-6pm (ET) on SiriusXM NFL Radio Channel 88!
Bengals OC Hue Jackson knows a thing or two about great QB and WR play having coached Carson Palmer, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Carson Palmer to past prominence. Now, he tells Jack Arute and Brad Hopkins that Dalton/Green is the best combo going today.
This is fantastic
The Dallas Cowboys read "mean Tweets" from fans.
UC/American Athletic Conference
Justin Jackson to Play for Hornets in Vegas Summer League
University of Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson (Cocoa Beach, Fla./Arlington Country Day) has signed to play for the Charlotte Hornets at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on July 11-21.
Jackson had a pair of workouts with the Hornets on June 12 and 14 but went undrafted in the two-round NBA Draft on June 26. He will remain an undrafted free agent during summer league play.
“What you see is what you get with Justin Jackson,” said Jackson’s agent, Travis King with Relativity Sports. “He is an extremely hard worker with great defensive prowess who always plays with great intensity. He’s a great glue guy who does all the little things needed to get the job done.”
American knocking on door of Power Five
The American Athletic Conference is not one of the power five — Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC — but the league is making its case to be included in any future breakaway to form a new highest level of college football.
“We know we have to earn it,” said Aresco. “However, if we do all the things we plan, then we believe we can make our case.
Former UC Bearcats QB Zach Collaros was 19 for 33, 159 yards TD, INT in his debut for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last night. Collaros was sacked 10 times in the Tiger Cats lost to the Saskatchewan Roughriders 31-10. Video
David Hronek is a PGA Professional who was born and raised in Cincinnati.
He currently live in North Port Florida, but has all of his family living in Cincinnati.
David's a PGA Golf Professional in Florida. This past week he played in the PGA Club Professionals National Championship and finished t8th. That earns him a spot in this years PGA Championship at Vallhalla.
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How to convert a soccer hater
Wall Street Journal
The silliest part of soccer crankiness is the glee taken in knocking down something people love. When the Stanley Cup begins, do people write "Who cares about hockey?" columns? No, because A) hockey rules and B) everyone's scared of hockey fans. And yet soccer fans are easy targets. It's important for soccer fans to take the high road in Brazil, and not lash back at the cranks. Invite them to join you for a game. Let them have your beer. The perfect cure for soccer crankiness, as it turns out, is soccer.
We stumbled onto SPIKE TV's 'Bar Rescue' yesterday and now we are hooked.
We watched four episodes. John Taffer fixes bars in bad shape. The guy is a trip.