Found January 19, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
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 also boast having some of the most promising prospects in the Reds organization, including as mentioned in the previous posts, the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year in Billy Hamilton, as well as the Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Year Josh Smith. Let's not forget Tucker Barnhart who won the Minor League Gold Glove for catching, and Daniel Corcino, or Johnny Cueto 2.0. If that weren't enough, there was also 1B Donald Lutz, SP Kyle Lotzkar, and 2B Ronald Torreyes who hit .356 but was recently sent to Chicago as part of the Sean Marshall trade. They probably could have given the Astro...
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Is the additon of Ryan Madson, among others,
enough to dub the Reds' division favorites?
Dan Syzmborski wrote a very intriguing column recently implying that the Reds still need to make another big offseason move to be considered the "true division favorites" (it's an ESPN Insider piece, so if you want to view it in its entirety you must subscribe). Nonetheless...
Many of the Reds minor league teams are welcoming new names to their organizations at the managerial level, as evidenced with David Bell and Jim Riggleman taking over in Louisville and Pensacola, respectively. However, the Bakersfield Blaze may have the most anticipated player joining their roster in 2012, as 2011 Reds Minor League Player of the Year and speedster, Billy...
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...
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...
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.
Have you gotten your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide yet? Over 100 scouting reports on the Reds top prospects. Click on the image above for more information.
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You get three questions.
Avoid questions with really long answers.
Avoid questions that I will have to do research on to answer.
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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...
CINCINNATI - Free-agent closer Ryan Madson and the Cincinnati Reds have finalized their $8.5 million, one-year...
The Cincinnati Reds officially signed right- hander Ryan Madson to a one-year contract Friday with a mutual option for 2013.
By now, we probably shouldn't be surprised when it comes to news about Francisco Rodriguez. The trade bringing him to Milwaukee was unexpected. Very few people expected him to accept the Brewers' offer of arbitration at the end of the season. And now, perhaps most shocking of all, K-Rod is avoiding arbitration by signing a one-year deal for $8 million. Considering many arbitration...
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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.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have agreed to minor league contracts with reliever Jeremy Accardo and outfielder Fred Lewis.