Found December 15, 2011 on Redleg Nation:
Okay, it’s not what you think: According to multiple sources, the Reds have added right-handed pitcher Kanekoa Texeira. Texeira posted a 2.84 ERA in 6 1/3 innings with the Royals last season, but his WHIP was an astronomical 2.526. He allowed 13 hits and 3 walks in those 6 1/3 innings. Small sample size, but in a larger sample size – 67 2/3 innings over two seasons with the Mariners and Royals – his WHIP is still 1.685, which is far from stellar. It is what it is. Bullpen depth.

Reds (Finally) Make A Deal, Sign Reliever

Say hello to the newest Red It's not likely to satisfy the growing discontent among Reds fans clamoring for a blockbuster trade, but at least the club made some remnant of a move this week. According to multiple sources, the team added some bullpen depth by inking free agent RHP Kanekoa Texeira. The details of the signing are unknown at this point, however it&...

Cincinnati Reds Christmas Wish List

Christmas is only one week away now, so I hope this makes it to the North Pole on time. Nevertheless, I have compiled a wish list filled with some of the Redlegs greatest needs and wants heading into the 2012 season. As you may notice, some of the wishes have already been taken care of, but there are still several desires yet to be fulfilled. Let's cross our fingers...

With rivals reeling, Reds must go for it

The Cincinnati Reds need to make like the Arizona Diamondbacks. D-backs GM Kevin Towers, calling the NL West "wide open," made a bold move to obtain right-hander Trevor Cahill this month and still could add right-hander Hiroki Kuroda or re-sign lefty Joe Saunders in free agency. The Reds' opportunity in the NL Central looks just as enticing. But so far, the Reds have...

Walt Jocketty is Having Problems Improving the Reds

Frustrated by this Reds off-season? You have no idea. I’ve felt all along that based on the nucleus the Reds have in place, and relative MLB experience; 2012 would be the Reds ‘all in’ year. I’ve stated it multiple times. With Albert Pujols leaving St. Louis and Prince Fielder leaving Milwaukee–along with the problems that may arise from Ryan Braun’s 50-game suspension–this...

Wake Up Links: B.J. Upton and the Reds?

   I mentioned this on Twitter yesterday, and you do have to subscribe to ESPN Insider to read it, but it is one of five trades that need to happen, according to former Reds' GM and current ESPN blogger Jim Bowden. Basically it says that the Reds should trade Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal to the Rays for Wade Davis and B.J. Upton. It's also hinged on...

Saturday Morning Reading Material

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope everyone has wrapped up (pun intended) their Christmas shopping for the season, and for those unfortunate souls that haven't yet, I'll say a prayer for you. However, here's one gift you won't have to wait until December 25th to enjoy. For your viewing pleasure, I give you the gift of several Reds-related links. Enjoy. *...

Congratulations, Asdrubal. Here’s your Gibby.

MLB announced the winners of the Gibbys tonight at 9 p.m. on the MLB network and on their website. In the disaster of tabbing and scrolling that was the nominations, I only saw Brandon Phillips from the Reds, in the category of Best Defensive Player. Google was able to tell me that Phillips did not win this honor this year, thankfully without me having to sit through the actual...

Ya think?

Ken Rosenthal demonstrates an astute command of the obvious in this piece for Fox, entitled “Reds need to pull trigger on trade.” Ya think? Joking aside, it’s actually a fairly interesting piece: “We have to keep being aggressive and try to improve,” Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Wednesday. “What we thought we had to do for 2012 was really address our pitching. That’s...

Axford, Votto share 2011 Tip O'Neill Award

Brewers closer John Axford and Reds first baseman Joey Votto will share the 2011 Tip O'Neill Award presented by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the organization announced on Wednesday.
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