I'm a long time Reds fan and have been a silent observer here at RR for over a year now. I recently moved to the Dominican Republic to teach English and work with an organization doing grass roots community organizing.
The Dominican Winter league has been underway for a little over a week now and I am looking forward to watching some of our Reds and Reds' prospects play down here. Johnny Cueto made his first start last Friday for Las Aguilas Cibaeñas. I didn't catch any of the game but I found a jumbled boxscore on the team website (http://www.aguilascibaenas.net/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=1&extmode=view&extid= 4) as well as a summary from Roto World (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLb&id=4660):
"Johnny Cueto allowed one run over five innings Friday in his Dominican Winter League debut.
Cueto went 12-9 with a 3.07 ERA at three levels in the minors this year, but the Reds declined to promote him in September. One of the NL's top pitching prospects, he'll probably get his first look in the rotation by next May or June."
Cueto is pitching again tonight against the Estrellas Orientales. Not sure if it will be on TV here in Santo Domingo, if it is I will try and catch some of it. If not, I will try and get the scoop from the local sports page and keep you all posted.
Any idea which Reds are coming down this year? EdE? I know Votto was here last year, will he be back?
If you all are sick of the Boston love fest in the US, try living in the land of Big Papi and Manny. But at least they have a couple of really good reasons.