PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Sean Marshall #45 is pulled from the game by Manager Dusty Baker #12 of the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Rockies have talked to Reds about Marshall
The deal appeared close on Monday night, but is idling now. Marshall, a 6-foot-7, 225-pounder, was one of the National League’s most durable and effective relievers from 2010 through 2012, appearing in 231 games. However, he was limited to 16 games a year ago because of shoulder issues. Marshall, 31, is under contract for the next two seasons at $12 million. That’s a reasonable figure, if he’s healthy.
Listen to what Sean told me about his health on Friday night on Sportstalk from Redsfest
Hour 1: General Manager Walt Jocketty, Ryan Ludwick, Sean Marshall, David Holmberg, and Manny Parra.
Sheldon: Reds engage in talks, but no deals yet
Yankees have inquired aboutHomer Bailey
Latest Arroyo steam: Mets and Reds making strong pushes. No new #MNTwins steam. No offer made by Twins, I hear. Not sure on other two.— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) December 10, 2013
Price embraces high expectations
Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
How does a team like the Reds take the next step? Price suggested first looking at the Red Sox and Cardinals, who reached the World Series this year. He liked how both teams grinded and did not take stretches of games off and understood the importance of every at-bat and opportunity.
The Reds also need to look within to find what was missing from their performances.
Price on Chapman/MLB Radio
Source tells me free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo is very interested in #Pirates. I hear club is interested, too.— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 9, 2013
Rangers meet with Choo
Dallas Morning News
According to a major league source, the Rangers met with Choo’s representative, Scott Boras, for the second time this off-season Monday. But they also had an “amicable” meeting with Adam Katz, who represents Nelson Cruz. And there is always the possibility that Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be “posted” soon, which could completely overhaul the team’s priorities.
Brett Gardner could be tradedas Yankees try to fill holes
On this date:
Sunday afternoon, December 10, 1989
1989 NFL Week 14
Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) versus Seattle Seahawks (5-8)
From Steven Sharp:
The Bengals entered the game as 10.0-point favorites at home, but the visiting Seattle Seahawks had other plans, winning 24-17, on a snowy day in Cincinnati. During a drive, several fans began throwing snowballs toward Seahawks players prior to a play to be run near their goal line. Bengals head coach Sam Wyche ran across the field to Tom Kinder (the Bengals on-field public-address announcer) and used his microphone to admonish those fans by telling fans to point out anyone doing this so that the offenders could be expelled from the stadium. While Wyche's comments excited the fans in attendance, it wasn't enough to inspire his team to victory. The Seahawks scored a tie-breaking touchdown with 3:51 left in the fourth quarter, and the ensuing Bengals drive was stopped on fourth down, as the Seahawks won 24-17.
One week earlier, the Bengals went on the road and defeated the Cleveland Browns, 21-0. Perhaps the Dawg Pound at Cleveland Stadium was still on Sam Wyche's mind that afternoon. Cincinnati Bengals public address announcer Tom Kinder was one of the few public address announcers in the NFL (perhaps the only one) who worked from the sideline rather than from the pressbox. Tom Kinder passed away in April 2005, after serving as the Bengals P.A. announcer for the franchise's first 37 seasons.
As Seg would say, the Holy Grail Banks was "packed and stacked" Monday night for Bengals Line. We had a record breaking crowd. Thanks to our special guests: AJ Green and Devon Still.
Quotes of note:
Lap: AJ Green is the most humble superstar I've ever met.
AJ on blocking: I don't want to let guys down. I don't want them to say, 'don't run to his side, he won't make the block."
AJ: Some guys come into this league to be good, I want to put on that jacket, I want to be great.
Devon: "we have good players on the field, but they are even better people off the field."
Listen to podcast here:
Hour 1: Devon Still
Hour 2: Marvin Lewis, 7:05.....AJ Green 7:30
AJ arrived around 7:30. He took a group of kids shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods with Jermaine Gresham, BenJarus Green-Ellis and Carlos Dunlap.
Hour 3: AJ Green until 8:30