Monday news, notes and more Redsfest video

The 2013 Prospect Guide is now officially at the printer. If you ordered the soft cover version, it will be in your hands by the end of the month. With Christmas falling on Tuesday this year, it may or may not be delivered to you by then. If you ordered the PDF version, you will receive an email tomorrow afternoon after I finish up the alterations with a download link. Thanks to everyone who has purchased the book so far. If you are interested in it, you can click on the image above.

Tomorrow I will finish up the State of the Farm series with a look at starting pitching, but with Redsfest fresh on the mind, I wanted to get the post in with the interviews and tidbits.


On Friday the Louisville Bats were giving out these awesome glasses on the right. Check out the embossed baseball at the bottom. Just awesome.

On Saturday I went back to Redsfest and things didn’t go nearly as smoothly as they did on Friday. There were probably twice as many people there and I was attempting to both work as well as show someone around, so I unfortunately missed out on some things. I did get a few more interviews that were on the Reds on Radio affiliates. Two more with Billy Hamilton, another with Tony Cingrani, one with Walt Jocketty and one with Pedro Villarreal. All of those have been uploaded to the RedsMinorLeagues Youtube Channel and are also below on this post.

I got a chance to ask Ryan LaMarre about his foot while hanging out in the Better Off Red area in the Connect Zone. He said that he got out of his walking boot about a month ago. While he still isn’t 100%, he should be by the time spring training begins. I also asked Billy Hamilton about his switch hitting, particularly from the left side and how much work he puts in, or more work he puts in than he does from the right side. He, and I am paraphrasing here, noted that he has come a long way but that he still isn’t as comfortable from that side. As I have noted on the site before, this year you could really see the work paying off as his balance really showed improvement from the left side.

Redsfest Interview Videos

Walt Jocketty interviewed by 1450 AM in Bowling Green

Pedro Villarreal interviewed by 1450 AM in Bowling Green

Tony Cingrani interviewed by 1450 AM in Bowling Green

Billy Hamilton interviewed by 1450 AM in Bowling Green

Billy Hamilton interviewed by 1240 AM in Zanesville

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