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The switch out: Cingrani for Arroyo
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Bengals: The Dalton Deal
The Rose Dilemma

On this date
The Reds signed Joey Votto to a 10 year contract extension worth $225M.
The total deal, including the remaining two years on his contract at the time: 12 years, $251.5M.

ESPN story that day: "Is it risky?" said owner Bob Castellini, who sought a lot of outside advice before signing off on the deal. "No doubt. That's the environment we live in, especially as a small market. We feel Joe will be a cornerstone."

Contract by year:
$9.5M 2012
$17M 2013
$12M 2014
$14M 2015
$20M 2016
$22M 2017
$25M 2018-19-20-21-22-23
$20M team option for 2024 with $7M buyout. (Age 41)


(Getty Images)

The Switch Out:
In: Tony Cingrani
24 year old, LHP, DL last year, never pitched more than 150 innings in a season.
Out: Bronson Arroyo
37-year old RHP, 9 straight years of 30+ starts, 200+ innings in 8 of last 9 seasons.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Tony Cingrani #52 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)


What about holding Opening Day around the world?

Worried about the money players are getting? Would you rather the owners keep it?

Instant Replay

Why MLB should eliminate manager challenges in replay and just get as many calls right as possible.
Upon further review: The challenge is when to challenge.

UC baseball

CINCINNATI – Sophomore Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) hit a walk-off two-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the University of Cincinnati baseball team to an 8-7 victory over Miami (Ohio) University on Tuesday night at Marge Schott Stadium. It was the second walk-off in as many wins for UC.
The Bearcats were down 7-0 in the sixth inning before scoring six runs in the frame to set up the game-ending heroics from Happ. With senior Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) on second base with one out, Happ launched a ball off the scoreboard to give his team an 8-7 victory.
The Bearcats will look to carry the momentum of this win into another midweek game against Bowling Green State University on Wednesday night. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Marge Schott Stadium.

Final Four

Do you realize the Final Four semi-final games are not on CBS Saturday night?
For he first time ever the semi-finals will be on cable (TBS). Actually, CBS and Turner Sports are offering three broadcasts of each game, the regular broadcast and two "Teamcast" broadcasts, geared specifically to each team. I love this idea.



Want to play in an Adult Baseball League?
Cincinnati ABL: Adult Baseball League
The Cincinnati adult baseball league is holding its annual tryout for new players this Sunday (April 6th) at Sycamore High school at noon. Must be 25 by Dec 31st 1989 to be eligible. For more specific details call Jason (513) 289-5209 or email  Twitter:  @cincyCABL  Facebook: HERE

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