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The collective baseball geniuses at ESPN published their second annual edition of MLB Future Power Rankings this week. The likes of Jim Bowden, Keith Law, and Buster Olney were each asked to rank all 30 teams based on five different categories in an attempt to measure how well each team is set up for success over the next handful of years.
The categories included majors, minors, finance, management, and mobility. The majors and minors categories were given full weight in the power rankings measurement, while finance and management received two-thirds weight. Mobility, or perceived ability to move players if needed, was given one-thirds weight.
ESPN published teams ranked 30 through 16 on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Reds made an appearance when they released the top 15.
Cincinnati came in at the No. 7 spot overall and fourth among National League teams.
Here is what they had to say about the Reds:
- Two division rivals finished higher than the Reds (Cu...
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It wasn't too long ago when catcher Devin Mesoraco was heralded as the undisputed top prospect in Cincinnati's system. In fact, it was less than one year ago. Now, speedster Billy Hamilton holds that title after swiping more bases in 2012 than you can shake a stick at (155 to be exact).
Expectations were high for Mesoraco entering his rookie season. Many even dubbed him...
This is the face of the Reds.
This is the face of MLB.
On Friday, MLB Network announced Joey Votto as the winner of its "Face of MLB" promotion after the Reds first basemen edged out Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp in the championship round.
The month-long competition originally began with 30 players, one for each MLB franchise, and the field was slowly whittled...
Broxton is making closer money, but will he hold the closer's role all season?
Today we take a look at the Cincinnati bullpen
entering the 2013 season. There's a lot of solid names here and only so many spots to go around. The 'pen is undoubtedly where the hardest decisions of the spring will come for the front office.
Key Losses: None of last year’s...
Some people weren't too thrilled when the Reds signed Ryan Ludwick to a one-year deal prior to the 2012 season. The veteran's numbers had declined steadily since his 2008 All-Star campaign with St. Louis, a campaign in which smashed 37 homers, batted .299, and drove in 113 runs, to the point he hit only .237 with a .310 on-base percentage during the 2011 season. To be fair...
Latos is staring hard down the barrel of another
great season in Cincinnati
by: Matt Bollmann
Right around this time last year we were discussing the acquisition of Mat Latos and the impact that he would have on last years starting rotation. The Reds certainly gave up a lot to get Latos, so naturally as fans, we expected big things out of him. He definitely...
Shin-Soo Choo and the Cincinnati Reds are a perfect baseball marriage. Cincinnati desperately needed a leadoff hitter with a great OBP, and Choo’s career .381 mark will play nicely atop their lineup. For Choo, he’s finally liberated from a sub-par Indians lineup that finished 22nd in the league in runs scored last year and a ballpark that does more to help pitchers than hitters...
Mark Prior is making yet another pitch to return to the big leagues.
The 32-year-old Prior has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, marking the fourth straight spring the oft-injured righty has tried a comeback.
Prior has not been in the majors since 2006. He pitched for Boston in Triple-A last season, making 19 relief appearances with a 3.96 ERA.
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Being reunited with former manager Dusty Baker, spent flamethrower Mark Prior signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. The 6-foot-5, 225 pound Prior, who the Chicago Cubs took out of USC with the second overall choice in the 2001 draft, hasn’t thrown in the majors since numerous right shoulder injuries forced his premature exit in 2006. “He called me...
Cincinnati's project to turn hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman into a starter got off to a strong start Thursday in the split squad Reds' 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Chapman has 16 starts in the minors but was derailed by injuries when he tried to make the conversion to starter last spring. He started and faced the minimum six batters in his two innings. Chapman threw...
By Ryan GorceyOriginally published at Cincy Hardball
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Apart from serving as the lone major international baseball competition since the sports ouster from the Olympics, one of the main goals of the World Baseball Classic since its inception has been to foster the worldwide growth of baseball, to get young people in countries across the globe to pick up a glove and...
I had an interesting twitter exchange Saturday morning with ESPN’s Buster Olney. It is challenging to have any substantive discussion in 140 characters or less, especially when trying to include some of the previous tweet for context, but it does require one to be succinct. This is how it went.
Olney seemed to make his initial tweet to express disagreement with those who are criticizing...