Found November 29, 2011 on Redlegs Review:
* The team has re-signed RHP Chad Reineke after the pitcher elected free agency this past October. The 29-year old posted a 9-7 record and 3.84 ERA in 22 starts with Triple-A Louisville in 2011. * The Reds are one of several teams reportedly interested in reliever Octavio Dotel, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The 38-year old right-hander recently pitched out of the 'pen for the World Champion Cardinals. *'s Mark Sheldon offers an update on the status of Francisco Cordero, Aroldis Chapman and Yonder Alonso in this video clip. * Sheldon also explains GM Walt Jocketty's outlook for the upcoming Winter Meetings in this recent piece. Spoiler alert: Don't expect Cincy to do anything huge during the meetings. * Sean Casey, Dan Driessen, and John Reilly will be the next three players inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame writes John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. * The Rockies are pursuing former Reds backstop Ramon Hernandez, according t...

State of the Farm – Corner Outfield

Yonder Alonso is not your typical corner outfielder, heck, he isn’t truly an outfielder at all. But, the Reds do plan on using him as an outfielder for the time being so he leads the group of corner outfielders. Defensively, he leaves a lot to be desired. Alonso is not a guy who is ever going to run well because of a thick lower half. Given his inexperience in left field, he still...

Baseball’s Brightest Stars at Redsfest 2011

I dunno…the fact that the only bona fide baseball activity coming out the Reds world is Brandon Phillips tweeting about his lack of contract kinda has me down. But gosh, it’s a little early to be getting all negative already doesn’t it? So rather than go off on a rant, I clicked on another of the unnecessary navigation buttons in the Redsfest landing page on and copied...

New labor agreement benefits Reds in free agency

The Reds got an early bonus from the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.Shortly after the agreement was announced, Major League Baseball and the Players Association revealed that catcher Ramon Hernandez and closer Francisco Cordero will be Type B free agents rather than Type A.That means the Reds will get supplemental picks in the 2012 draft for each if they sign elsewhere, and...

Addressing the Reds 3 Biggest Needs

In a piece published earlier today, Christine Kahrl of suggests three problems and three solutions confronting each team in the NL Central this offseason. The following is the excerpt pertaining to the Reds (to view her post in its entirety, follow this link): "1. Sorting out the rotation. After not really resolving the situation over 2011, the Reds are...

Winter Meetings Preview: Cincinnati Reds

2011 was a disappointing season for the Cincinnati Reds. They were coming off of a 2010 Central division championship and they appeared to be a team on the rise. That all disappeared when their pitching seemed to dry up in an instant. Yet, behind all of the disappointment, there is quite a bit of optimism still left at Great American Ballpark. Joey Votto was almost as...

This Day in Reds History: The End of an Era

November 28th, 1978 - In a decision that took the entire baseball world by surprise, new GM Dick Wagner fires Sparky Anderson and replaces him with John McNamara. The following is an excerpt taken from Redleg Journal on the shocking occurrence: "The stunning move touche a wave of protest among Reds fans. No one was more surprised than Anderson, who had just returned...

Reds HOF announces 2012 class

The Reds Hall of Fame announced the three most recent inductees yesterday, all former Cincinnati first basemen: Three-time All-Star Sean Casey, Big Red Machine infielder Dan Driessen and 19th century first baseman John Reilly will be the next three players inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Casey was selected by the fans through the Modern Player Ballot presented by...

Rockies show interest in catcher Ramon Hernandez; could signal trade coming

A fourth-place finish has made an open mind a top priority. Looking for ways to reshape a disappointing offense, the Rockies have contacted catcher Ramon Hernandez's agent, the first indication

Dragons staff is announced

From a Dayton Dragons press release: DAYTON, OH —The Dayton Dragons announced their 2012 coaching staff today, as assigned by the Cincinnati Reds. Manager Delino DeShields, who guided the Dragons to a franchise-record 83 victories in 2011, will return for his second season in Dayton. Hitting coach Alex Pelaez, who helped the offense to a franchise record highest team batting average...

Phillips tweets he's closer to deal with Reds

In very much 21st-century fashion, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips hinted Tuesday night that he and the club are closer to a long-term contract extension.

Latest Yonder Alonso Suitors/Rumors

The latest rumors I have heard swirling around Yonder Alonso have him possibly ending up on the southside of Chicago, or with the AL Champion Texas Rangers. The latter scenario is very intriguing to me. Let me preface the rest of the post with the disclaimer that once again, these are RUMORS, and also that I prefer James Shields. I am certainly a fan of bringing American League...
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