Found March 08, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
Continuing from the Reds season preview earlier today...
Are the Reds making the right decision moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation?
Two of the biggest factors that contributed to the Reds' 2012 success was that they had a solid, stable rotation and arguably the best bullpen in baseball. Considering that Cincinnati is returning almost the exact same pitching staff as last season, you'd think that they'd be set-up perfectly to recycle that same successful formula.
Well, think again. The Reds instead have chosen to take the gamble of moving their most prolific reliever, Aroldis Chapman, out of the bullpen and into the rotation. It is a gamble that could pay huge dividends if it works out but might become a classic case of fixing something that isn't broken if it doesn't work.
As a reliever last season, the fireballing Chapman was one of the best relievers in the game. He had a 3.3 fWAR, trailing only Craig Kimbrel amongst relievers, a microscopic...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Reds enjoyed a rare off day on Thursday after crushing Team Canada by a tally of 12-2 Wednesday night. The win effectively snapped a seven-game losing skid for Dusty Baker's bunch.
Well, not really because the game doesn't officially count on their spring training record. However, do any of these games really matter at all? I'll answer that with another question...
Here we are on day four of our eight-part series, predicting the Reds season. Today, we will take a look at players who have a chance to show the greatest improvement from 2012. It was not an easy decision, but the votes came in from the Redlegs Review staff and a decision was made, sort of. It was a tie on this one.
The Most Improved Reds Players in 2013 will be...
Not Ludwick hitting the 3-run bomb; just him batting sometime last September.Last Game
The Reds went to town on Team Canada last night, walloping them 2-12.
Mat Latos started for the Reds and gave Team Canada its two runs. After his 3 innings, though, the bullpen was in the groove. The Reds struck out 14.
Ryan Ludwick hit a 3-run home run in the second inning, and Miguel Olivo did...
This week marks the third installment of the Redlegs Review round table. In this edition, RR staffers Jimmi Adair (@Redlegs_Review), Scott Eddy (@scotte97), Jesse Welte (@RedlegsWriter), Dan Howard (@DaHermit16), Jon Davis (@I_Bleed_RedsRed), and Matt Bollmann (@RedlegsMatt) discuss four recent topics up for debate.
These topics include the prospects of Todd Frazier playing...
Your browser does not support iframes.
Reds skipper Dusty Baker, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, and other Reds discuss how they want to see their season last through the end of October in 2013. In other words, the team has their collective sight focused on a World Series title.
What would your barometer for success be for Cincinnati this year?
Happy weekend, folks. Here are some Reds news and notes for your weekend.
+ ESPN.com's Jim Bowden writes about possible turmoil brewing in Reds camp over how to effectively use Aroldis Chapman. According to Bowden, Dusty Baker and most of the players allegedly want Chapman to remain the closer. GM Walt Jocketty and pitching coach Bryan Price think Chapman is better served...
Mark Sheldon has up a piece on Daniel Corcino and his relationship with Johnny Cueto. Corcino has long been compared to Cueto, and while they look similar and their stuff remsembles the other guy, Corcino still has a lot of things to pick up from Cueto.
“My changeup is much better now from working with Mario Soto,” Corcino said. “Everything, my mechanics and changeup, will...
You know the usual suspects on the Reds: Votto, Chapman, Phillips, Latos, Bruce, Choo, and so on and so forth. None of them are really going to be an x-factor this year, because everyone is counting on them to be a huge part of the team. So when looking for someone a bit under the radar to make an impact on such a star-studded team, you've got to think about more than the usual...
The 2012 Reds rebounded back into a the second-best record in baseball and a post-season berth. Can they maintain that same level of success or are they poised for another big drop off?
Reds on TOC
End of Season Postmortem
2013 Season Preview
You May Say I'm a Dreamer (12:00 PM)
2013 Burning Question (1:30 PM)
This Is My Nightmare (3:00 PM)
2013 X-Factor (4:30...
We've reached the end of our NL Central preview week, and today, we'll be looking at the defending division champions: the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds had an awesome season in 2012 behind a rock solid starting rotation, a dominant bullpen, and one of the best all-around players in baseball in Joey Votto. This offseason, the Reds made some nice tweaks going forth, and will look...
Cesar Izturis boosted his chance to win a utility job on the Cincinnati Reds, hitting a sixth inning home run off Travis Webb and an eighth-inning RBI single against Johnny Hellweg in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Logan Schafer drove in two runs with a single and a double and Donnie Murphy hit three hits, including a double.
Cincinnati’s has one of the easier opening day rosters to predict after returning most of their players from a 97-win season. Dusty Baker’s management style utilizes all 25 of the active roster spots and there still is some competition for utility infield and bullpen jobs as the season approaches.