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Opening Day is less than a week away now, which means there's no shortage of Reds-related reading on the web. Here's my best attempt to roundup some of the more notables ones:
* The team wants to keep All-Stars Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto around long-term. But what they want and what they can do may not be the same thing, writes Tracy Ringolsby of FoxSportsOhio.com.
* The folks over at ESPN.com's SweetSpot blog have been posting some of their predictions for the season. On Wednesday they took a stab at National League Rookie of the Year. See which Red topped the list and which one finished sixth by following this link.
* Dusty Baker and the Reds seem to be leaning toward a "closer-by-committee" approach in response to the injury to Ryan Madson. Sean Marshall looks to be the front-runner to eventually take over the job though.
* Hunger Games star and nearby Union, KY native Josh Hutcherson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Ope...
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Move over Honey Nut Cheerios, there's a new honey nut cereal in town...or at least in the region of southern Ohio. Cereal lovers, and fans of the Reds slugger alike, can pick-up a box of this limited edition item at any Kroger store in the greater Cincinnati/Dayton area. This vitamin-infused food is made by PLB Sports and packaged in a majestic 14-ounce box of whole-grain...
Will Chapman make the rotation?
The plot continues to thicken for Cincinnati, as Spring Training winds down and Aroldis Chapman continues to succeed as a starting pitcher. Today he and the Reds (12-16) outdueled Randy Wolf and the Brewers (11-14) by a score of 9-3. Chapman is really making this a tough decision for Reds' management.
Now for the good, the bad, and the...
It was coming down to the wire, but the Cincinnati Reds finally released the schedule of events and entertainment during their opening week of baseball for the 2012 season. The best events encompass an exhibition game the day before opening day, opening day, opening night, and then opening Sunday.
Spring Showcase Exhibition Game – Tuesday, April 3 – Reds vs. Futures, 7:10 p...
ESPN.com's SweetSpot blog released its ballot for National League Rookie of the Year honors on Wednesday and, wouldn't you know it, Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco topped the list. Mesoraco edged out former teammate and current San Diego Padre Yonder Alonso by a tally of 76-68 overall.
Washington's Bryce Harper, Arizona's Trevor Bauer and Colorado's Drew...
Here is how the prospects performed in the game Friday afternoon:
Zack Cozart went 1-2.
Billy Hamilton went 0-1.
Todd Frazier went 1-1 with a HR (5).
Ryan LaMarre went 1-2 with a HR (1) and 2 RBI.
Devin Mesoraco went 1-3 with a double.
Bill Rhinehart went 0-1.
Tucker Barnhart went 0-1.
Donnie Joseph allowed 3 runs in an inning of work.
The home run that LaMarre hit was supposedly...
Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Mat Latos strained his left calf while delivering a pitch Tuesday.Latos exited in the fifth inning of his team's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs and is listed as day-to-day."I'm alive and fine," Latos said after the game. "I just put a little ice on it. I'm fine. It was just a precaution."The Reds acquired Latos in...
As part of our preview for the upcoming 2012 season, we’ll be doing a 10 Bold Predictions for 2012 series that will be featured between now and Opening Day. Our fifth installment of this prediction series is that the Cincinnati Reds are one of two NLCS representatives in 2012.
There’s people out there that won’t want to believe me–but my wife will serve as my witness on...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman is looking more and more like a savvy pitcher and not just a hard thrower. It could earn him a spot in Cincinnati's starting rotation.
The Cuban left-hander didn't walk a batter in his second straight start covering 10 innings and pitched five solid innings Thursday as the Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3.
Chapman scattered seven hits...
Here's what you can expect on tonight's Reds Live - Spring Training Live:
-- Brandon Phillips is soooo ready for the season to start, and is especially anxious since he'll be the leadoff batter, as told to Jeff Piecoro during his visit with the Reds second baseman.-- Chris and Jeff discuss Brandon Phillips' stats after moving into the leadoff spot last season - some...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco and Ryan LaMarre homered in a five-run eighth inning off reliever Dan Wheeler and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
With one out, Frazier and Francisco homered. Willie Harris singled and scored on Ryan Ludwick's double. LaMarre's two-run homer capped the rally.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Dan Haren and Bronson Arroyo made solid starts, and Ryan Ludwick's two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Haren threw 90 pitches in 5 2-3 innings for the Angels, allowing two runs and nine hits. He struck out two.
Arroyo worked six innings, his longest...
Cincinnati is expected to challenge for the Central Division title and with Spring Training winding down they slapped around Randy Wolf and the Brewers in a 9-3 win at Maryvale Baseball Park. Starting pitcher Randy Wolf suffered his first loss as he was tagged for 7 runs in his 7 innings of work. His record in Spring Training moved to 3-1. Wolf only allowed two players (Juan...
Last month we brought you the news of 2011 American League Cy Young and MVP award winner Justin Verlander endorsing Fastball Flakes cereal. 2010 National League MVP, 2011 Gold Glove Winner, and two-time All-Star first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto has joined the club. Kroger and the Cincinnati Reds are longtime [...]
I have given you my predictions for each division and the wild card teams for the 2012 season. So now it’s time to take those predictions and bring it into October Baseball where one World Champion will be crowned!
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