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So far the Reds have made big moves this offseason that will keep them in contention for the playoffs again in 2013, but some moves and issues need to be addressed. Here lies my offseason plan.
Fill the Hole in Left Field.
Mission accomplished. Recently the Reds re-signed Ryan Ludwick to a two year, $15 million deal after a great season in left field, where he hit 26 home runs and drove in 80. Ludwick was a great fit for the team last year, and will continue to provide some pop behind Votto, Phillips, and Bruce. He’ll most likely hit 6th in the order next season.
The Ryan Madson era was short lived. and is now officially over. The same day Madson signed with the Angels, the first newsworthy deal of this offseason occurred with the re-signing of Jonathan Broxton. The trade that sent him to the Reds from the Royals must have been good for him because his walk rate went down, and his strikeout rate went up. He provided a great late inning option out of the bullp...
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One of the breakout prospects of the 2012 season was Curtis Partch. He has always had quality stuff, but has struggled with putting it all together at times. The Reds moved him to the bullpen after a rough start to the year and he turned his season and career around, finishing the year by being added to the 40-man roster.
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It appears Scott Rolen's retirement decision will not likely come until after Christmas, according to this nugget from John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’re going to let that rest until after the Christmas,” GM Walt Jocketty told Fay on Thursday.Jocketty was originally quoted in saying that he expected the Reds to "know something in the next week to 10 days"...
Move over, Logan Ondrusek, you are no longer the tallest pitcher in the Cincinnati organization.
The Reds have reportedly signed 7-foot-1 right-hander Loek van Mil, according to Baseball America editor Matt Eddy.
The 28-year old native of the Netherlands finished the 2012 campaign pitching with the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Mill split time in the minor...
Brandon Phillips may not hail from the North Pole, nor does he boast a sleigh, by the Cincinnati Reds second basemen sure is giving Santa Claus a run for his money this holiday season. The fan-friendly Phillips has been handing out holiday cheer through the use of Twitter. On Wednesday, the 31-year old gave away $300 gift cards to Foot Locker to the first four followers who correctly...
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
It's a few days old, but as genius of interview that you will read in this 2012-2013 off-season.
Ryan Hanigan spoke with Fan Graph writer/expert David Laurila on various topics that will have every Reds fan's undivided attention.
Hanigan recently addressed a number of subjects, including where he hits in the batting order, who has...
by: Dan Howard
Notes from someone about to overdose on the song, "Grown-Up Christmas List"! First of all, Merry Christmas from my family to yours. May God’s riches blessings be upon you during 2013. As a Reds fan, I would like to share my wishes for the upcoming season…
1) With Cincinnati’s close proximity to Kentucky, Shin-Soo Choo, should change...
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by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
The Cincinnati Reds are reported to be in discussions with Mike Gonzalez.
Which is fine. If the Reds feel that they have a void that can not be filled in house they should go out and fill it. In a year that Cincinnati is clearly going all out in search for a championship, it is essential that they leave no stone...
Let's talk about money, shall we? Namely, how much cash the Reds are projected to shell out to their arbitration-eligible players for the 2013 season. But first, what exactly is salary arbitration and how does it work? Baseball Prospectus helps shed some light to those questions with a brief crash course:
In mid-January, each side to the dispute submits a salary figure to...
Ryan Hanigan might be the most underrated catcher in baseball. He is definitely one of the most studious and verbose. The 32-year-old Cincinnati Red knows the game, and he can break down the nuances of his craft — and his pitching staff — with the best of them. Signed by the Reds as a non-drafted free agent in 2002, Hanigan made his big-league debut five years later and has since...
While many people are scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping right about now, we here at Redlegs Review are scrambling to come up with some relevant Reds material. Times are currently slow and uneventful around the MLB landscape, but that doesn't mean there isn't any chatter about baseball, and more specifically, the Reds.
I have scoured the vast virtual surface...