Found November 10, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Could the Reds and Rockies be doing business together this offseason?According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Colorado has talked with All-Star Carlos Gonzalez about the possibility of moving from right to center field next season. Apparently, Gonzalez has already told the club he would be willing to do it, under the condition that it be his regular position. Of course, the mere fact that the Rockies are inquiring has been viewed by ESPN Insider AJ Mass as a subtle indication that the club may be open to moving center field incumbent Dexter Fowler.Who might be interested in the services of the 27-year-old Fowler? Yeah, you guessed it, the Reds, who are faced with the difficult challenge of replacing Shin-Soo Choo in center field next year. And Cincinnati may have just the bargaining chip to wave at the Rockies in the personnel of defamed All-Star second basemen Brandon Phillips, whose remaining $50 million contract is a burden the Reds are (reportedly) impetuously trying to s...

Possible landing spots for Brandon Phillips if Reds do in fact trade him

Rumors are just about the only kind of noteworthy topics of discussion this time of year for baseball fans. And the rumors surrounding All-Star second basemen Brandon Phillips have run rampant over the past month.In a recent post, Matt Snyder of CBS Sports took a look at where some of the top trade candidates may land this offseason, and Phillips was among the players included...

With future in question, Arroyo called Cincinnati home

Bronson Arroyo hasn’t packed up the last of his things in his Mount Adams apartment. It’s not because he thinks he’ll return to the Reds or Cincinnati in the spring, it’s just that he doesn’t know where he’s going to be next year. In a perfect world, Arroyo said this week, he’d retire as a Red, spending the last three or four years of his career in a Reds uniform,...

Reds agree to deal with Brayan Pena

The Reds have agreed in principle on a deal with catcher Brayan Pena, who has played for the Braves, Royals and Tigers during his nine-year career. The deal is contingent upon Pena passing a physical. Pena, who turns 32 in January, would become the third catcher on the Reds' roster, along with Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco. Corky Miller was designated outright to the minors...

Report: Shin-Soo Choo seeks deal in excess of Jayson Werth's $126 million contract

The price of Shin-Soo Choo's services will be a small fortune to pay for whoever decides to sign the free agent outfielder this offseason.Although different reports have suggested different figures, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has reported that the Scott Boras client is allegedly seeking a contract exceeding the one Jayson Werth received from the Washington Nationals in 2011...

Rockies rumors: Rockies NOT trading Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez

Colorado Rockies fans can relax. The Rockies will not trade Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez. That statement comes from Rockies owner Dick Monfort through Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Rockies assistant general manager Bill Geivett reiterated the statement, saying that the Rockies have no intent of trading Tulowitzki (AKA “Tulo”) or left fielder Carloz Gonzalez (“Cargo”...

State of the Farm: Starting Pitching

Robert Stephenson heads the starting pitching depth in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

Troy Tulowitzki trade talk continues; will Rockies deal?

Troy Tulowitzki could soon wind up in a new uniform despite the Colorado Rockies' stand against trading their starting shortstop. Should suggestions of Tulowitzki interest by the St. Louis Cardinals be dismissed? Would you believe the Rockies might swap him to the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers? Both the Cardinals and Dodgers would be improved by plugging a healthy Tulowitzki...

Report: Cardinals, Rockies Expected to Discuss Potential Trade Involving Troy Tulowitzki

The Cardinals’ quest to land a shortstop could heat up this week. The Cardinals and Rockies are expected to discuss the parameters of a potential trade involving Troy Tulowitzki at this week’s MLB GM meetings, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. The two sides reportedly have already had informal talks regarding such a deal. Tulowitzki apparently isn’t the only shortstop...

Offseason Moves

It's early in the offseason, but signals are coming out of Cincinnati that the Reds will have noticeable changes in their roster next season after a disappointing early exit in this year's playoffs. FA signing Brayan Pena leaves veteran Ryan Hanigan's status uncertain and the Reds could have heavy turnover among all their players over the age of 30.

Report: Scott Boras Seeking Over $126M for Client Shin-Soo Choo

  What Scott Boras wants for clients he usually gets, that’s why Major League Baseball teams are wary of dealing with his clients. So I expect free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to receive a very lucrative contract this offseason. ESPN baseball insider Jerry Crasnick says teams already know how much it will take to sign the very productive South Korean. MLB teams say Scott Boras...

Cardinals expected to discuss possible Troy Tulowitzki trade at GM meetings

Officials from the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies are expected to meet at the GM/owners' meetings in Orlando this week and discuss parameters of a potential trade involving Troy Tulowitzki, which already has been broached in informal talks between the parties, sources with knowledge of the situation told Yahoo Sports. Not only have the Cardinals shown significant interest...

Rockies interested in Tim Hudson

The Colorado Rockies have been looking to improve their pitching rotation since, well, forever. They’re hopeful they’ll be able to do so with free agent starter Tim Hudson, though, it’s a marriage that appears unlikely despite the Rockies’ interest. According to Troy Renck, the Rockies are going to kick the tires on Hudson, though the former Atlanta Braves arm will likely...

Cardinals To Discuss Possible Troy Tulowitzki Trade At GM Meetings

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies are expected to meet at the GM Meetings and discuss parameters of a potential trade involving shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Sources with knowledge of the situation told Yahoo that the two teams have already had informal talks about a deal for Tulo. The Cardinals have also asked the Rangers...

Rockies among teams interested in Carlos Ruiz

Add the Colorado Rockies to a growing list of teams showing interest in free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz, 34, is drawling interest from the Rockies in addition to the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. Already the Phillies have said they will not wait for Ruiz to make a decision about returning prior to seeking out his replacement. The Denver Post reports that the Rockies...
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