The Cincinnati Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates today at Great American Ball Park!
The Opening Day game begins at 4:10 p.m.Ã‚Â Greg Dafler will post our game preview at 1:30.
In case you’ve missed parts of our coverage leading up to today:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ What to expect from: Devin Mesoraco (Kevin Michell),Ã‚Â Jay Bruce (Grant Freking), Todd Frazier (Kevin Michell),Ã‚Â MIke Leake (Grant Freking),Ã‚Â Zack Cozart (Kevin Michell), Johnny Cueto (Steve Mancuso), Joey Votto (Steve Mancuso)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Roster issues: Jason Marquis (Chris Garber),Ã‚Â Optimal lineup (Nick Kirby), Marquis/Gregg/Boesch/Dominguez (Steve Mancuso), Aroldis Chapman (Nick Kirby), Johnny Cueto (Nick Doran), Michael Lorenzen (Doug Gray), Outfield depth (Steve Mancuso)
Doug Gray has written the definitive book on the top prospects in the Reds system. HisÃ‚Â 2015 Prospect Guide is full of 100+ scouting reports, as well as statistical analysis on the Top 100 prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. If you want to know more information about who the guys to keep an eye on throughout the season, or to look even further into the future of which minor leaguers could be on the field for the team in three-to-five years, buy this book. PDF $14.99.
With the season about to start, if you’re ready to dive in-depth into the Reds roster, The Big Reds Preview (Steve Mancuso) offers 140+ pages of analysis, charts, graphs and information on 30 key players for the Reds. Buy it now ($12.95) and download it immediately.
Jason Linden’s novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is about baseball and life more broadly. Sportswriter Joe Posnanski said this about Sparrow:Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Baseball fiction is hard. Well, all fiction is hard, but baseball fiction is particularly so because the game is so hard to capture. What makes Jason LindenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â When the Sparrow Sings so compelling is that it is easy to forget that it is fiction. The baseball feels authentic and close and Ã¢â‚¬â€ like the real thing Ã¢â‚¬â€ so fleeting.Ã¢â‚¬Â You can buy the novel here for $15.99.
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