When the Reds traded for Mat Latos before the 2012 season, it was a package deal. Along with the top-of-the-rotation starter came his wife, Dallas Latos. The northern-California native has morphed from a do-everything business woman to a busy housewife, a transformation that she says is not nearly as glamorous as it may seem. She is also a tweeting machine, responding regularly to her more than 18,000 followers with humor and a smattering of sarcasm. Dallas chatted by pho
Tom Verducci knows more about baseball than I know about most things, save for perhaps the inner-workings of Dom Toretto’s gang and the varieties of Oreos available at your local grocer. When the senior writer at Sports Illustrated writes, it’s generally wise to pay attention, and he recently wrote about Eric Wedge’s comments suggesting sabermetrics were a cause of former top prospect Dustin Ackley’s ugly decline in production. In the READ MORE
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman blew a save against the Phillies last Sunday. He gave up two home runs, half as many as he allowed in 2012, and the Reds lost. Normally I would dive into Fangraphs data to decipher what went wrong in his outing. But little did I know it’s because Ol’ Roldy took a weekend class at the David Wells School of Dieting.
Tony Cingrani doesn’t look like a starting pitcher. Yes, he’s tall and sturdy enough, but his facial expressions and mannerisms are of a different breed. He works quickly with his pant legs pulled up. He licks his fingers after seemingly every pitch, making sure that no pitch is wasted because of a weak grip.
His gaze is more fierce than menacing, portraying a confidence that borders on cockiness. It is almost like Cingrani sees the batte
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