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Hamilton is destined to be Cincy's leadoff
man in the future, just not yet
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com recently published a pretty interesting read regarding the challenges facing the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason. Since this is a blog dedicated to the Reds, and since no true Reds fan cares much for the Redbirds anyway, we're going to focus primarily on what Crasnick wrote about the reigning NL Central champs.
Keep in mind that the two biggest things on the agenda right now are acquiring a leadoff hitter and figuring out what to do with Aroldis Chapman. Here's a snippet from Crasnick's lengthy post:
After spending almost $300 million to sign Joey Votto and Phillips to long-term deals, the Reds aren't in the mix for free agents Michael Bourn or B.J. Upton -- and even Shane Victorino might be looking at a longer-term deal than Cincinnati would prefer. Jocketty said it's more likely the Reds will try to address their leadoff v...
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The hottest topic up for debate this offseason is whether or not the Reds plan on using Aroldis Chapman as a starter or reliever in 2013. Of course, the team was facing the very same predicament last offseason as well. Injuries eventually forced Cincinnati's hand to stick Chapman in the bullpen for the 2012 campaign. Needless to...
Cincinnati Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton exited the
Arizona Fall League Championship game yesterday afternoon after leaping into
the outfield wall. Fortunately for the Reds and fans alike, Hamilton was able
to walk off the field with assistance and the injury sustained was later diagnosed
as lower back spasms.
Hamilton jumped back-first into the center field wall...
Did Stubbs take a step down this year?
Many Reds players experienced tremendous individual success during the 2012 season, but Drew Stubbs wasn't one of them. The 28-year old actually experienced a regression. The Reds hoped this would be the season when the speedy Stubbs finally put it all together, unfortunately it was not. Stubbs struggled mightily at the dish all year...
The 2012 season was an up and down season for Yorman Rodriguez as he split his time between Bakersfield and Dayton.
After a solid season in Dayton during the 2011 season the Reds sent the 19-year-old Rodriguez to the California League to play with the Bakersfield Blaze. To say that April went poorly for the Venezuelan teenager would be an understatement. He hit .187/.205/.240 with...
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton joins FOX Sports' Inna Lazarev to discuss his experience at the Arizona Fall League and more.
Well it's November. There is no Major League Baseball to follow; not any games anyways. There will be plenty of free agent and offseason trade talks heating up soon. Will the Reds make any significant moves or surprises in the trade market like they did last year? We shall see. Until then, we can resort to one of the things that can get us closer to on-the-field baseball than...
by John Viril—
Right now, most analysts speculate the Royals should swing deals with the Tampa Bay Rays or Seattle Mariners to address their starting pitching. Others keep coming back to GM Dayton Moore’s familiar trading partners in Atlanta. I think the Royals should pursue Cincinnati Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Last season, former #7 overall draft pick Bailey achieved his long...