Found November 11, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Votto is slated to remain in Cincinnati for the next decade by: Chase Fitzgerald Staff Writer All the talk before the season on how the Reds were going to go on without Joey Votto meant nothing on April 2nd when Joey Votto signed the longest deal in baseball history for 12 years and for the price of 251.5 million dollars to remain a Red for his entire (presumably) career. This may have been the single-happiest I’ve been from something to do with sports and I’m still in shock that we are lucky enough to have the greatest baseball player on the planet be with us for 12 more years. This allows the Reds to build around Votto with other great players and it is very nice to know that we’ll never have to worry about first base for years to come. After getting over my initial excitement I started to worry. Votto probably won’t be the same player he is now when he is 38 yet we will be paying him 20+ million dollars (Debby Downer I know). But this year, Votto showed me something. A...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Reds announce players to appear at Redsfest

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about Redsfest, but the 2-day extravaganza of Cincinnati-Reds-related fun is December 7 and 8: less than a month away. If you’ve attended Redsfest in recent years, you know there are lots of opportunities to stand in line. And get autographs! Here’s the current list of players who are confirmed to appear this year,...

List of Reds attending Redsfest 2012

The greatest fanfest in all of professional baseball is set to get underway December 7-8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. The majestic event I am referring to is the annual bash known as Redfest. It's a place for fans to interact with the past, current, and future stars of the Reds. With that in mind, here is a list of the players, coaches, and...

State of the Farm – Shortstop

Shortstop is a position that the Reds recently had a bit of an interesting situation arise with as Walt Jocketty reportedly said that he would be open to trading incumbent Reds starting shortstop Zach Cozart or the guy waiting in the wings at AAA in Didi Gregorius. One of those two players should be manning shortstop for the Reds over the next several seasons. The top shortstop prospect...

Todd Frazier finishes third in National League Rookie of the Year balloting

Frazier's bid to become the team's first NL ROY since 1999 came up short on Monday Reds infielder Todd Frazier was among three finalists for National League Rookie of the Year honors, but ultimately finished third after the announcement was made on MLB Network Monday night. Washington Nationals 19-year old phenom Bryce Harper topped the voting after edging out second...

Cincinnati's Cuban Missile: Closer or starter?

As the saying goes, if something isnt broken why even tinker with it, why take a single screwdriver to it? Such would seem to be the case with Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. And yet the Reds seem intent upon removing the closer title from his name and changing it to starter. Should they do it? Will they do it? A lot of factors need to fall into place for the Reds to accomplish...

Peoria drops two in a row over weekend

Despite a four-run eighth inning, Peoria was unable to rally and lost to Surprise 11-8 on Friday. They tallied 11 hits to the Saguaros' 12 and both teams committed an error in the game. Reds players played a big part in this game, but weren't able to assist in a victory. -SS Didi Gregorius went 1-4, with an RBI (7) and a walk. -1B Travis Mattair was 0-3, with a strikeouts...

Words of praise for the 2012 Reds bullpen

by: Chase Fitzgerald Staff Writer The Reds bullpen this season was just flat out nasty.They boasted the best ERA in baseball at 2.65 and also led the league in saves, fewest earned runs, and fewest homeruns allowed, which is just amazing if you consider that they are pitching at GABP most of the time. This was the best bullpen the Reds have had in a long time. Yes, even better...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.