Found January 20, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Last but not least (with apologies to the AZL Reds) we have the Rookie League Billings Mustangs. They finished 44-32 for the best record overall in the Pioneer League North, but missed out on the playoffs by just one game, because they did not have the best record in either half of the season. They did take it all the way to the last day though. The big news for Billings is that the Reds extended their working relationship, which was set to end in 2012, with the Mustangs through 2014. Bucking into 2012 are your Billings Mustangs... -Here's the full story on the Reds and Mustangs extending their deal. -The Billings Mustangs won Minor League Baseball's top award, the John H. Johnson President's Award. According to the site, "The President's Award, Minor League Baseball's top accolade, is presented annually to honor the complete baseball franchise -- based on franchise stability; contributions to league stability; contributions to baseball in the com...

Reds announce tryouts for the “John Morrell Reds Rally Pack”

I was going to post about the fact that the Reds avoided arbitration by coming to agreements with Homer Bailey, Bill Bray, and Paul Janish tonight. That is, I was until I went to and came upon this press release calling for applications to be a Reds Rally Pack rallier. CINCINNATI (Jan. 17, 2012) – The John Morrell Reds Rally Pack entertainment squad is looking for a few...

Catching Up on MINOR Details: Dayton

If one were to pick which minor league team of the Reds had the best 2011, it would have to be the Single-A affiliate Dayton Dragons. Under manager Delino DeShields (and I love that he's their manager and I don't know why), they finished 83-57, good enough to finish first and win their third division title, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. They could...

Reds, RHP Madson finalize one-year contract

Highly touted free-agent Ryan Madson and the Cincinnati Reds have finalized their $8.5 million, one-year contract.The deal was agreed to on Jan. 11, with the team announcing the signing on Friday.The agreement also includes a $11-million mutual option for 2012, with a $2.5-million buyout.The righthander was terrific for the Philadelphia Phillies last year, converting 32 of 34 save...

Closer Ryan Madson finalizes $8.5M, 1-year deal with Reds

CINCINNATI - Free-agent closer Ryan Madson and the Cincinnati Reds have finalized their $8.5 million, one-year...

Ludwick ready to contribute for a contender

Outfielder Ryan Ludwick might have been born in Florida, attended high school and college in Las Vegas and resides in Texas, but he's got Cincinnati in his blood.

ESPN Releases Sunday Night Baseball Schedule

Yesterday ESPN released their Sunday Night Baseball telecast schedule for the first half of the season. The Cincinnati Reds will host a mid-July contest at Great American Ballpark to give fans that rare Sunday game under the lights. It seems as a whole ESPN tried to buck the typical ways of throwing the Yankees, Red Sox, or Cubs on every Sunday Night. This schedule features good...

Madson's deal with Reds finalized

The Cincinnati Reds officially signed right- hander Ryan Madson to a one-year contract Friday with a mutual option for 2013.

Reds finalize one-year, $8.5M contract with new closer Madson

Free-agent closer Ryan Madson and the Cincinnati Reds have finalized their $8.5 million, one-year contract.

Reds agree to deal with closer Ryan Madson

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Athletics, Jonny Gomes Nearing Deal

The A's are nearing a deal with free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A deal with the ACES client could be completed by Monday. Conor Jackson and Johnny Damon were also considerations for the A's, who were looking for an outfielder capable of hitting left-handers, according to Slusser. GM Billy Beane has traded for...

AP Source: A's close to deal with Jonny Gomes

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Oakland Athletics and Jonny Gomes are working to finalize a deal that would provide the team with outfield depth.

Indians ink Accardo, Lewis to minor league deals

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have agreed to minor league contracts with reliever Jeremy Accardo and outfielder Fred Lewis.

A's close to deal with veteran OF Gomes (AP)

The Oakland Athletics and Jonny Gomes were working Thursday to finalize a deal that would provide the team with outfield depth, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said. The person confirmed the pending contract on condition of anonymity because the club had yet to formally announce the acquisition of Gomes, who grew up in nearby Petaluma and is still loved in wine country.
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