Found March 12, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
Having made the playoffs three of the last four seasons, you would think that the Reds are a team heading in the right direction. Instead, they have the appearance of a team that's not quite sure what to in order to keep their contending window open. They add virtually no one to their roster and loss a star in Shin-Soo Choo, yet they think they can improve from within to make another run at the post-season and maybe actually winning a series this time around. Depth Chart (as of 3/12) C: Devin Mesoraco 1B: Joey Votto 2B: Brandon Phillips 3B: Todd Frazier SS: Zack Cozart LF: Ryan Ludwick CF: Billy Hamilton RF: Jay Bruce SP: Mat Latos SP: Johnny Cueto SP: Homer Bailey SP: Mike Leake SP: Tony Cingrani CL: Aroldis Chapman New Faces Just to give you an idea of how little the Reds improved their roster this offseason, their most notable acquisition was Skip Schumaker. He's a nice utility player to have on your bench, but isn't a guy that ...

Billy Hamilton: I'll steal as many bases as it takes to win World Series

Billy Hamilton is totally prepared to do whatever it takes to help the Reds win the World Series. Take the following statement he recently told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, for example:In answer to how many bases he'd like to steal, Hamilton said, “I'll steal as many as we need to win the World Series. If it takes 100, I'll get 100.”The crazy fact of the matter is it...

Video: Watch Chris Heisey smash a three-run bomb against Dodgers

Your browser does not support iframes.Chris Heisey has been flexing his muscles this spring.The 29-year-old increased his home run total to four in the preseason after clobbering this three-run jack against the Dodgers on Thursday. The long drive also increased his spring RBI total to nine.Heisey has developed a reputation of being a fine defensive outfielder over the years. But...

Cincinnati Reds Chad Rogers from Shark bait to Spring Training

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Chad Rogers is vying for a spot with the big club this spring, after posting impressive numbers throughout the minor league ranks. However, the 24-year old claim to fame may have nothing to do with baseball, after surviving a bull shark attack while surfing off the coast of Galveston, Texas following the 2010 MLB amateur draft. Rogers recalled the terrifying...

The two biggest weaknesses of the Cincinnati Reds

The Reds rid themselves of Dusty Baker this offseason, which should be a step forward for the team and their offense as Baker created a lot of self-inflicted wounds with his outdated strategies. But just because Baker is no longer around doesn't mean that the problem is solved. One of the ongoing issues with Baker was a complete misunderstanding of the value of OBP. This...

Three key questions for the Cincinnati Reds

When you go all-in for a playoff run, end up losing in the Wild Card game, then fire your longtime manager and let your two big free agents walk away and sign virtually no one. You better bet that you are going to have a lot of question answer, especially if you expect people to still treat you as a contender. Will replacing Dusty Baker actually make a difference? So much...

The Cincinnati Reds announce spring training cuts

Daniel Corcino was among 16 players cut from big league camp. 15 of them went to the minors and one player was outright released.

Fox Sports Ohio unveils 145-game Reds television schedule

Good news, guys. FOX Sports Ohio will televise approximately 145 Reds games in 2014. The network confirmed the schedule through the following press release:FOX Sports Ohio today announced its 145-game Cincinnati Reds television schedule for 2014.Play-by-play announcers Thom Brennaman, Jim Kelch, and George Grande, and color analysts Chris Welsh and Jeff Brantley will once again return...

Dugout Digest - welcome to Reds Day

It's now time to preview one of the NL Central's three playoff teams from 2013 - the Cincinnati Reds. But while the Reds did indeed make it to the 2013 Postseason, they bowed out after just one game, and that failure cost manager Dusty Baker his job. Can the Reds have a better year in 2014 without both Baker and Shin-Shoo Choo? We shall see. Yesterday was Brewers Day...

Looking at the Future: Cincinnati Reds Center Fielders

How could the center field position play out in the future if the position opens up?

Bozo the Clown’s grandson is pitching for the Reds

If one were asked to describe the Cincinnati Reds’ spring training camp atmosphere in Tempe, Ariz., the word “circus” could apply — sort of. That’s because Trevor Bell — a 27-year-old reliever trying to make the team — has clown in his blood, as he is the grandson of Bob Bell, who played Bozo the Clown on WGN in Chicago from 1960 to 1984. “He did it for 25 years...

Reds Live Spring Training: 3/12

Tonight at 9 on Reds Live Spring Training Edition... - Chris Welsh sits down with Joey Votto in part one of his interview with the Reds All-Star 1st baseman to talk the art of hitting and the leadership within the Reds clubhouse. - Jim Day chats with the newest Red, Skip Schuamker, about his role with the team and we also learn three things about him off the field. - We'll have...

A massive collection of midweek Reds news and notes

+ I came across this earlier today and thought it was interesting enough to share. Here's a link to a video which shows a behind-the-scenes look at Reds public address announcer Joe Zerhusen. Many of us have heard his voice time and time again while visiting Great American Ball Park. But here's your chance to finally put a face with the voice!+ Jose Diaz could have a breakout...

Frazier, Heisey homer in 8-2 win over Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Paul Maholm allowed six runs and six hits, including homers to Todd Frazier and Chris Heisey, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Thursday. Frazier hit second homer this spring in the first inning off Maholm, who is competing with Josh Beckett for the No. 5 spot in the Dodgers' rotation. Heisey connected for a three-run shot in the...

Spring Training Game Review: 3/11/14

Lee Hyde pitched Tuesday afternoon for the Reds against the Giants.

Reds Live Spring Training Edition: 3/11

Coming up tonight at 10 p.m. on Reds Live Spring Training Edition: - Two prominent pitchers continue their rehab with throwing sessions. Mat Latos threw his third bullpen session and Jonathan Broxton faced live hitters this morning. - Jim Day gets some pointers from Todd Frazier on fielding at third base. - Plus, Tony Cingrani was on the hill for the Reds today. Chris Welsh will...
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