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If you're a fan of the Reds, or just Major League Baseball for that matter, you know it's a fact that Brandon Phillips is one of the best second basemen in the game today. But did you also know these ten facts about @DatDudeBP?
1) If he couldn't play baseball for a living he'd be a sports agent.
2) His favorite drink is milk.
3) The 2-time Gold Glover's childhood nickname was "Spud".
4) His favorite dessert is an original glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme.
5) The 2-time All-Star's favorite athlete growing up was former Red Barry Larkin.
6) His signature gesture after recording base hits is in tribute to his late grandparents.
7) He is an avid bowler who has three perfect games to his credit during his lifetime.
8) The Stone Mountain, Georgia native originally signed a letter of intent to play both baseball and football at the University of Georgia.
9) He is one of only three players in the history of MLB to have ama...
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Arroyo posted a 9-12 record and a 5.07 ERA in 32 starts this season Mark Sheldon of MLB.com wrote an excellent feature article regarding Bronson Arroyo's plans for this upcoming offseason. You can read that piece in it's entirety here. However, if you find yourself curious but also crunched for time, here are the the key points from the lengthy article: * The 34-year...
It isnt often that Joey Votto speaks to the media before the media speaks to him and it isnt adversarial. Mostly it is Vottos innate shyness.
Thus, it was stunning one day early last season when a media herd encircled Scott Rolens locker adjacent to Vottos dressing quarters in the Cincinnati Reds plush clubhouse.
After listening a few moments, the ignored Votto stood and said with...
Free agent signings and trades are the sexy pieces of off-season strategy, but arbitration decisions have an important impact on the final roster. As the Reds begin to shape their 2012 roster, it’s important to know how the arbitration process works and to look at the arbitration decisions now confronting the organization.
Who is Eligible for Arbitration?
Two categories of players...
The Phoenix Desert Dogs have lost five in a row now, as they were beaten today by the Surprise Saguaros, 5-3.
-Cody Puckett was the only Reds' prospect to see action, starting at 3B. He went 1-4 with a single and two strikeouts.
Puckett is hitting .231 in the 2011 AFL.
The rumor flying around the Cincinnati Reds’ part of the internet pertained to one first baseman Joey Votto.
Rival executives getting signals that the Reds won’t shop Joey Votto — but that they are fully prepared to listen to offers.
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The Cincinnati Reds really got a bum deal this year. Sure maybe that is not why they wound up 79-83 and 17 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, but the fact remains the same. The Reds play in the only six team division in baseball, and even though this division did place two teams in the playoffs (in fact those two teams are playing in the NLCS as we speak) the team in the National...
You know what never makes sense about these Baseball Cap Robbers? Their choice of teams. Take Cincinnati Reds fan. He tries to bust up a convenience store and a car rental company – in the same week – and is still wearing that Reds cap. Oh, did we mention this is in Rhode Island. How many guys are rocking the fitted ‘C’ in Woonsocket? Can’t be too many. Get a Sox hate...
The IBAF World Baseball Cup has moved onto the second round. Here is how the Reds prospects performed in round one:
No sailing, no guitar, no golf? Say it ain’t so, Bronson!
Arroyo has probably been my favorite player the last few years, but I don’t even like to write about him anymore. That contract extension Walt Jocketty handed him last off-season still makes me sick to my stomach. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that Bronson can rebound somewhat next year, even if I’m not very confident about it.
Our friend Doug over at Reds Minor Leagues has begun his “State of the Farm” series, taking an in-depth look at the Reds farm system. He begins with Cincinnati’s catching prospects, and let me give you a preview: the organization is loaded at catcher.
It’s a good read; check it out.
In a post to Twitter, Tommy Ortega asked, “If he’s available, who would you give up for Joey Votto? Though I guess it all depends if Reyes re-signs or not.”
Matthew Cerrone: “Actually, I wouldn’t trade for Votto.
In case you missed it, earlier this week, ESPN’s Buster Olney said the Reds will listen to offers for Votto, though rival executives have told him it is not...