Found November 13, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Will Brandon Phillips play second base for the Reds in 2014?This is a question that has been posed by many around the baseball community lately. The Reds are reportedly adamant about unloading the burden of Phillips' remaining contract ($50 million) on someone else. And they are looking to do so via trade.However, at least one baseball expert thinks teams who may be interested in acquiring Phillips should proceed with caution, as Dan Szymborski of ESPN Insider recently tabbed the All-Star as one of "five players to avoid this winter" in this post.Here is a snippet of what Szymborski had to say about Phillips:It's no secret at this point that the Reds are interested in moving Phillips in the offseason. While he has been a key part of Cincinnati's lineup in recent years and signed his current contract extension just a year and a half ago, there has been tension between Phillips and the Reds, partly stemming from contract negotiations that were heated at times.Ci...

Report: Reds source says 'ship has sailed' on transitioning Aroldis Chapman to rotation

The Reds have changed their position on whether Aroldis Chapman should start or relieve more times than LaRosa's gave away free pizza to fans last season. However, may we finally have our decisive verdict on Chapman's wavering fate?According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, an inside source told Sherman that the proverbial ship to transition Chapman to the rotation...

Baseball America releases their Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospect List

Robert Stephenson was unsurprisingly named as the Reds top prospect by Baseball America earlier today.

Ken Rosenthal: Brandon Phillips is 'a goner'

Add Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports as another member of the baseball media who expects the Reds to part ways with enigmatic second basemen Brandon Phillips.Among the many things he wrote from his post on Thursday, Rosenthal touted Phillips as "a goner," and said the Reds may even try to trade Homer Bailey, too. This is the second time in a week that a national writer has...

Where Will He Sign: Shin-Soo Choo

In a new offseason feature BHC writers will explore the possible landing spots for high priced free agents. In the first edition of “Where Will He Sign” the staff analysed the possible teams in play for the services of outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Chris Lacey @aecanada12: For Choo the team that makes the most sense is the Seattle Mariners with them needing offense and having cash...

Baseball America releases top 10 list of Reds prospects

In case you missed it, Baseball America released its annual list of organizational prospect rankings on Tuesday, and believe it or not, dynamic speedster Billy Hamilton wasn't at the top of the list among Reds up-and-comers. That honor went to right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson, instead.Stephenson, the team's first round pick in the 2011 draft, recorded a combined 7...

Cincinnati Reds Arizona Fall League Impressions

Tucker Barnhart has a solid season in the Arizona Fall League to finish out his 2013 campaign.

2014 Cincinnati Reds Prospect Guide Free Preview

A free scouting report from the upcoming 2014 Prospect Guide.

Brayan Pena signs two-year deal with Cincinnati Reds

It certainly didn't take Brayan Pena a long time to find a new home. The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the former Tigers backup catcher, who wasted little time on the free-agent market. Pena, 31, is expected to undergo a physical on Tuesday in Cincinnati and will reportedly earn $1.25 million in 2014. first reported the acquisition...

Should we start pondering the apocalypse? The Master's home run call for Shin-Soo Choo?

Shin-Soo Choo, how do you do?Wait a minute. I give up. This is too overwhelming. This is the John Sterling equivalent of computing pi. Ahhhhhhhh... CHOO!

Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

Talks are heating up between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. The Twins are now going over Arroyo’s medical records and they have already discussed guarantee language with his representatives. On Monday, Arroyo told reporters that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins had contacted his agents, but that no offers...

Report: Reds add two more to coaching staff

After a relatively long wait to see who Bryan Price would get to fill out his coaching staff, this week has provided plenty of answers, as two more names were revealed Tuesday evening.Price has tabbed Jeff Pico to join his staff as pitching coach while Don Long will take over the hitting coach duties. This is according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.The 51-year...

Twins: Talks with right-hander Bronson Arroyo heating up

Talks between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo are heating up. Negotiations had yet to commence as of Tuesday evening, according to a person with direct knowledge, but the Twins have been going over Arroyo's medical records and have discussed guarantee language with his representatives while in Orlando for baseball's General Managers' Meetings. Arroyo...
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