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Billy Reed: For underachieving Reds, the (Bryan) Price just isn’t right — it’s time to make a move

When the Cincinnati Reds hired Bryan Price to replace the fired Dusty Baker as manager, I wrote that it was a mistake. It was a matter of hiring a good company man who came cheap and would take the hits as the franchise conducted a fire sale of high-priced talent. As the front office tore up the team and then began to rebuild, I felt the team still could be competitive with the right leadership. A...

Jamie Vaught: All-American infielder White fueling Wildcats’ surge to the top of NCAA baseball rankings

Evan White is one of the big reasons why Kentucky is a baseball powerhouse this spring, ranking among the Top 5 teams in the nation. The Wildcats are currently No. 4 in D1Baseball.com and No. 5 in USA Today Coaches Poll. NCAA’s RPI has UK higher at No. 3. With White – a preseason All-American who is one of the country’s top two-way players at first base — and his teammates sparking the...

Billy Reed: Chronically underachieving Reds desperately in need of a shakeup in leadership

Bryan Price replaced Dusty Baker as manager of the Reds. Despite a roster with considerable talent, the team has not performed on the field over the past two seasons (MLB.com Photo)   I must begin this column about the Cincinnati Reds with a disclaimer. You need to know that no team or franchise, college or pro, has ever owned my loyalty as have the Reds for, oh, 65 years or so. Somewhere there’s...

Sports Notes: Reds may be center of MLB universe again, but for much different reason

Home Run Derby champ Todd Frazier may be one of the last recognizable Reds on the roster when the July 31 trading deadline rolls around (Cincinnati Reds Photo)   It was just a week ago that Cincinnati was the center of the Major League Baseball universe, serving flawlessly and impressively as the host for the 2015 All-Star Game.   Hometown third baseman Todd Frazier rode a late voter wave...

Sports Notes: Reds may be center of MLB universe again, but for much different reason

Home Run Derby champ Todd Frazier may be one of the last recognizable Reds on the roster when the July 31 trading deadline rolls around (Cincinnati Reds Photo)   It was just a week ago that Cincinnati was the center of the Major League Baseball universe, serving flawlessly and impressively as the host for the 2015 All-Star Game.   Hometown third baseman Todd Frazier rode a late voter wave...

Lex What Wear: Baseball, fashion, sidewalk sales and lace … how much fun is that?

By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   I’ll be be making a visit home to Lexington soon but, unfortunately, not in time to make the Woodland Triangle “Spring into Summer Sidewalk Sale” that starts today. Consider yourself lucky if you can make it over there from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today through the 11th.   The Woodland Triangle merges at Maxwell, High and Woodland and includes...

MiLB roundup: Lentz drives in three runs

Chris Curley bats for Kannapolis. (File photo by Jon Hale)   On a night where the Lexington Legends threw a no-hitter, the three Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams combined for a 2-1 record. You can see those stories plus a roundup of the best performances from Kentucky high school and college alumni in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup below:   Lexington Legends right-handed pitcher...