Daily Archives: November 14, 2006

November 14, 2006

Red Hot Link Maintenance

The Crack Technical Staff has been busy keeping the sidebar links up to date the last few days. Changes include:

  • Reds (and Blues) changing URLs to redsandblues.com. The new site loads much better.
  • Adding my first non-baseball blog link to Cornrows, an up-and-coming Pacers' blog. It's written by the first person I've known in person before they started a sports blog, and I like to think that RHM was something of an inspiration to him.
  • Putting up a link to Deadspin that's long overdue, especially if you consider all the times they've linked to me. Did you see bit about Farney in their sportshuman of the year contest?
November 14, 2006

Bergolla’s Hot Winter

I'm desperate for content today, so I'm rehashing a story from Reds.com four days ago.

Young William Bergolla is having quite the winter in Venezuela:

Bergolla continued his scorching Venezuela Winter League campaign this week, going 10-for-21 in five games to improve his batting average to .402. The slick-fielding middle infielder has collected multiple hits in nine games and has only gone hitless in two of his 20 contests. He's been particularly impressive at home, hitting .469 in 49 at-bats.

At 23 years old, Bergolla's so skinny and sweet-faced that it would be easy to believe that he's 16, but maybe this is him coming into his own.

Also in Venezuela is another of my favorites, little Ray Olmedo. Of Ray-Ray they say:

Olmedo collected five hits in 17 at-bats, scoring three runs and driving in two in four games. He's hitting .323 with 15 runs, two homers and seven RBIs in 62 at-bats.

Not bad for a little fella.

If you think the minor league stuff might help get you through until Kriv-dawg pulls off a major blockbuster deal, there's a lengthy analysis of the Reds' farm system on MILB.com.

November 14, 2006

Episode 31: Ready for Some Real News

Today on the podcast we discuss:

Episode 31: Ready for Some Real News (18.3 MB, 26:44)

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