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Mesoraco is expected to occupy the area
behind home plate for many years to
come in the Queen City
It's not often that an organization boasts a catcher as its top prospect, but that's exactly the case for the Reds with Devin Mesoraco. In fact, MLB.com rated the 23-year old as the second-best catching prospect in all of baseball and no. 14 overall in their 2012 Prospect Watch rankings. All of this adds up to lofty expectations for the youngster as he prepares for his first full season in the bigs.
The former first round pick got his first taste of the majors at the tailend of last season, but struggled in the 50 at-bats he received (.180 BA, .226 OBP, 10 Ks). However, that small sample size should in no way suggest that he's offensively challenged. The no. 16 rated prospect by Baseball America batted .289/.371/.484 with 15 HR, 71 RBIs and a staggering 36 doubles in 499 plate appearances in Triple-A last season. Can he carry over that success to the big show in 2...
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The Ryan Madson affair isnt a case of crying over spilled milk for the Cincinnati Reds, it is a case of crying over spoiled milk.
It is if somebody paid for a half gallon of milk in a convenience store and when they opened it for consumption it was spoiled.
On a much larger scale, the Reds paid free agent Ryan Madson 8.5 million for one year to be their closer in 2012. But when...
Bailey's struggles lately are a cause for concern
Goodyear, Arizona -- The Redlegs (9-12-1) partook in their final split-squad scrimmage of the spring on Saturday and consequently fell to the visiting Giants (12-8) by a tally of 6-4. Homer Bailey got the start for the club and labored through another sub-par outing. Here's the full recap of the good, the bad, and the notables...
So, another ESPN magazine arrived in my mailbox this morning, but this one was different. It featured baseball on the cover and promised to provide a 2012 MLB preview in the realm of its glossy pages. That was enough to lure me in as I seen uncovered their outlook on the Reds upcoming season.
The folks at the 4-letter network tabbed the team to finish second in the NL Central...
Aroldis Chapman may be headed back to the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen following the loss of closer Ryan Madson, who underwent season ending Tommy John surgery last week. Madson signed a one year deal with the Reds this offseason to serve as the team’s closer, but he will not get the opportunity to make an appearance in even one regular season game for Cincinnati in...
In a game that will surely have people discussing the Mat Latos trade once again, Edison Volquez pitched his best game of Spring Training and Yonder Alonso scored 2 runs as the Padres (13-9) beat the Reds (9-12) As we know, those were 2 of the 4 players sent in the trade to bring Latos to the Reds. However, it is important to remember that it is just ONE spring training game...
The Cincinnati Reds are looking to be in the thick of the pennant race in the National League Central this season. Doing so will be a little bit tougher after the loss of their closer, Ryan Madson, for the season.
Madson flew to Cincinnati to have his elbow examined on Thursday. What the doctor discovered is that the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow had torn off the bone meaning...
Reds closer Ryan Madson will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow which will require Tommy John surgery, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Madson signed a one-year $8.5mm deal with the Reds after his four-year $44mm deal with the Phillies fell through.
Sean Marshall who was acquired from the Cubs this offseason, appears set to take over...
Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Ryan Madson will miss the entire 2012 season because of a torn ligament in his right elbow.Madson had discomfort in his elbow at the start of spring training and didn't pitch in any exhibition games.The 31-year-old signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Reds in January.Madson saved 32 games in 34 opportunities for the Philadelphia Phillies...
Tough break for the Cincinnati Reds and their new closer Ryan Madson who will miss the 2012 season because of Tommy John surgery.
Following an examination in Cincinnati on Saturday morning, the club announced that Madson’s elbow ligament had torn completely off the bone.
Madson never got to pitch in any Spring Training games, and because he was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million...
The only proper response to a Cincinnati Reds fan upon hearing this news is of the four-letter variety.
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The newest toy the Reds received this off-season was closer Ryan Madson, however, now he will be out of service for the entire 2012 season. His elbow injury was reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay. The former Phillies reliever signed to the Reds to a patented Scott Boras’ type one-year, show-me-what-you-got contracts at $8.5
According to John Fay of the Cincinatti Enquirer, Ryan Madson will have Tommy John surgery. He says the "ligament was torn off the bone."
March Madness continues to roll on. Here's a little reading material to help get you caught up on the latest Reds-related happenings:
* David Schoenfield of ESPN.com's SweetSpot blog breaks down what the team should do about their starting rotation in this piece from Thursday.
* Ryan Madson continues to be sidelined with a sore right elbow. He was scheduled to...
The Reds broke the hearts of another eight up-and-comers this morning as they continued the brutal march to a 25-man roster that actually includes only 25 men.
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