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There’s rumblings that Aroldis Chapman will be in the rotation. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this. In fact, I think every year since Aroldis costumed himself as a giant cigar and smuggled himself in a humidor out of Cuba, there’s been rumblings that he will be in the rotation. Just yesterday, I ran into a man who had been in a coma since 2010 and he asked how Aroldis has been doing in the rotation. From my mouth to Giancarlo’s ears, it happened. Only thing different now is the Reds have to realize they’re a bunch of Mr. Bungles if they leave Chapman as the closer, and they have Broxton to take over the role. Broxton is not the closer Aroldis is/was/would be, but he is/was/will be good enough. Throw Nicholas from The Voice in the closer role and he’ll do the job, with his dulcet tones. As our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater will tell you, Chapman was the ninth best pitcher in all of baseball last year. That’s not just out of relievers. He’s dominant. I don’t need
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by: Chase Fitzgerald
With the news of a Jonathan Broxton 3-year deal, Aroldis Chapman will assuredly be moving to the rotation. Now, I hope you all know how incredible the Reds rotation was last year. None of the Reds pitchers missed a start and four of them had an ERA of below 4.00...
By: Parker Perry
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told reporters Thursday that the front office will continue down the path that has led to success in this 2012-2013 MLB off season.
According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Jocketty answered “no sir” when asked if the Reds plan to spend big money on a free agent during the upcoming winter meetings...
The Reds plan to tread lightly with Aroldis Chapman.
As the pitcher transitions from closing to starting, Reds pitching coach Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the club intends on implementing an innings limit for Chapman.
Last season, the 24-year-old compiled a 5-5 record, a 1.51 ERA and 38 saves through 71 2/3 innings en route to earning an All-Star selection. But Price...
The Cincinnati Reds inked a new closer on Wednesday.
The Reds and free agent right-hander Jonathan Broxton have reportedly agreed to a 3-year deal worth approximately $21 million, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. The signing likely means a move to the starting rotation for Aroldis Chapman (barring injury) as Broxton will be inserted into the closer role.
The Cincinnati Reds took one giant step forward in their Game Plan Wednesday when they signed relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to a three-year 21 million contract.When Broxton fills out an employment form, he lists his occupation as, Closer.And there is no doubt he would not have re-signed with the Reds without assurances that his job description contains the word closer.That job...
As Jeff Sullivan discussed on Monday, the Cincinnati Reds’ then-potential contract with Jonathan Broxton had implications for Aroldis Chapman‘s possible move to the rotation. Today, that potential was actualized, as the Reds reportedly re-signed Broxton for three years and $21 million dollars.
The contract is also said to include a limited no-trade clause, a $9 club option for...
Billy Hamilton and Jesse Winker were each named to the Topps/MiLB All Star teams for the levels that they played at this season. Billy Hamilton got the nod at shortstop for the Advanced-A level and they had this to say in the blurb for his being named:
Billy Hamilton (22) of Taylorsville, Miss., stole 104 of his season-record 155 bases with the Bakersfield Blaze, before a promotion...
Let’s not forget: Jonathan Broxton was sharp with the Reds this season. The hulking righty recorded a 2.82 ERA and a 2.42 FIP. The strikeouts shot up to 8.0 per nine innings from 6.3, the walks were slashed to 1.2 per nine innings from 3.5.
From September on, we saw shades of the exceptional Jonathan Broxton who dominated hitters in Los Angeles from 2007 through 2009. Broxton...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, 21 million contract on Wednesday, giving the NL Central champions a potential closer and a chance to reconfigure their starting rotation.
Broxton came to the Reds last July in a trade with Kansas City and was part of their push toward the playoffs. He filled in as the closer when Aroldis Chapman came down with...
Travis Mattair came into the 2012 season as a relative unknown prospect who the Reds plucked up in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft from the Phillies the previous offseason. A former 2nd rounder, he took off the 2010 season to play college basketball before returning for the 2011 baseball season.
Things got off to a rocky start in April for Mattair. He played in 18 games for...
by: Parker Perry
Time is ticking down at an incredibly fast pace for the Cincinnati Reds in their pursuit for a replacement for Drew Stubbs.
B.J. Upton has signed with the Atlanta Braves, Denard Span is also playing in the National League East with the Washington Nationals, and MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the Colorado Rockies are no where close...
Ryan Madson agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday with the Los Angeles Angels, who believe the right-handed reliever will make a strong comeback from Tommy John surgery.
The longtime Philadelphia reliever missed all of last season with the Cincinnati Reds, who signed him in January after a stellar performance in 2011 with the Phillies. He underwent surgery in April on a torn ligament...
Former Reds closer Ryan Madson (can we call him that?) has agreed to terms with a new team: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, writes ESPN writer Jerry Crasnick. The move means the Phillies must continue to look for eighth inning help. The report does not have the terms of the deal.
What the Phillies could not offer Madson was a closer's job. This deal appears to be a...
Hoping a reliever coming off "Tommy John" surgery can help their beleaguered bullpen, the Los Angeles Angels reached a one-year contract agreement with free agent Ryan Madson, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Reports from the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Sports indicated that the contract would include a low guaranteed salary plus incentives. Madson, 32, saved...
When the Washington National placed Stephen Strasburg on an innings limit prior to the 2012 MLB season, not too many people paid that close attention to what effect the decision could have toward the end of the season. After all, the Nationals had never made the playoffs, so although they made a few nice offseason moves, few expected them to compete in the stacked National League...