Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday's Reds-related news and notes

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+ MLB Network paid a visit to camp on Saturday and came away with several video interviews of players including Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Mat Latos, Todd Frazier, Homer Bailey and Billy Hamilton. You can watch all of these aforementioned videos in this one post. 

+ MLB Network also produced a season prediction video for the Reds, but this one came inside the friendly confines of their network studio.

+ Mark Sheldon of provides a recap of the whipping the Reds put on the Padres on Sunday. Cincinnati is currently locked in a battle with the Mariners at the time of this writing.

+ Reds owner Bob Castellini spoke with John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer recently about the team's finances, season ticket sales, and more. In regards to season ticket sales, Castellini appeared to have shifted the blame for the Reds not selling as many tickets as they hoped due to what local writers have been saying this offseason. In short, Castellini criticized writers for saying the team "has done nothing" this winter, when in fact they are really just banking on the players they have coming back.

+ Here's more on Castellini's comments from a St. Louis perspective, courtesy of Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Despite setting a new attendance record in 2013 with 2.53 million, the Reds still fell well shy of the 3.37 million fans the Cardinals drew.

+ For those of you looking to catch a Triple-A game in Louisville this year, the Bats Signal blog has highlighted 15 promotions you might be interested in. As a fan who has personally been to many games at Louisville Slugger Field over the years, I can assure you that it's a good time. It's also quite more affordable than a major league game, by comparison.

+ Former Reds minor league pitcher Loek Van Mil has reportedly signed overseas, according to this tweet by C. Trent Rosecrans.
+ Kyle Newport of the Bleacher Report projects what Cincy's Opening Day roster may look like. I'm going out on the limb here, but I'd say Votto will be on there.

+ A trivia show by the name of "Beer Money" is slated to premiere on Fox Sports Ohio in April following Reds Live. That should be fun, I suppose.

+ Only 28 more days until Opening Day.

+ In case you missed it, here are Sunday's news and notes.

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