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As the saying goes, if something isnt broken why even tinker with it, why take a single screwdriver to it?
Such would seem to be the case with Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. And yet the Reds seem intent upon removing the closer title from his name and changing it to starter.
Should they do it? Will they do it?
A lot of factors need to fall into place for the Reds to accomplish that mission, but their aim is to put Chapman into the rotation, despite his dazzling display as the teams closer in 2012.
Paste the pages back on the 2012 calendar and stop at February, when the Reds reported for spring training.
The Grand Plan was to include the 24-year-old Cuban refugee in the 2012 starting rotation, a chance for the Reds to get a bigger bang for the 30 million bucks they invested in the 6-foot-4, 200-pound lefthander.
After all, he was a starter for the Cuban National team before he defected and the Reds won a bidding bee to sign him.
And everything seemed a go for the kid they ta...
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Votto is slated to remain in Cincinnati
for the next decade
by: Chase Fitzgerald
All the talk before the season on how the Reds were going to go on without Joey Votto meant nothing on April 2nd when Joey Votto signed the longest deal in baseball history for 12 years and for the price of 251.5 million dollars to remain a Red for his entire (presumably) career...
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about Redsfest, but the 2-day extravaganza of Cincinnati-Reds-related fun is December 7 and 8: less than a month away.
If you’ve attended Redsfest in recent years, you know there are lots of opportunities to stand in line. And get autographs! Here’s the current list of players who are confirmed to appear this year,...
The greatest fanfest in all of professional baseball is set to get underway December 7-8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. The majestic event I am referring to is the annual bash known as Redfest. It's a place for fans to interact with the past, current, and future stars of the Reds.
With that in mind, here is a list of the players, coaches, and...
Shortstop is a position that the Reds recently had a bit of an interesting situation arise with as Walt Jocketty reportedly said that he would be open to trading incumbent Reds starting shortstop Zach Cozart or the guy waiting in the wings at AAA in Didi Gregorius. One of those two players should be manning shortstop for the Reds over the next several seasons.
The top shortstop prospect...
Frazier's bid to become the team's first NL ROY
since 1999 came up short on Monday
Reds infielder Todd Frazier was among three finalists for National League Rookie of the Year honors, but ultimately finished third after the announcement was made on MLB Network Monday night. Washington Nationals 19-year old phenom Bryce Harper topped the voting after edging out second...
The Reds made a surprising move when they acquired Sean Marshall from the Cubs last December. They thought so highly enough of the southpaw to reward him with a 3-year, $16.5M contract extension before he ever threw a pitch as a Red. So far, that deal has paid solid dividends. The 30-year old proved to be a solid option as a setup man and played a key role in helping Cincinnati...
On Tuesday, the Redlegs were once again snubbed of a major postseason award as Dusty Baker finished in second place for the National League Manager of the Year Award, which is voted upon by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Washington Nationals skipper Davey Johnson took the prize after garnering 23 out of a possible 32 first-place votes and totaling 131 overall...
2012 was quite a roller coaster ride for Todd Frazier. He started off with a strong spring training that appeared to have earned a spot on the Reds opening day roster before a late change sent him back to Louisville for the start of the season. However, he soon got his chance and took advantage of opportunities created from injuries to finish third in the balloting for NL Rookie of the Year.
Despite a four-run eighth inning, Peoria was unable to rally and lost to Surprise 11-8 on Friday. They tallied 11 hits to the Saguaros' 12 and both teams committed an error in the game. Reds players played a big part in this game, but weren't able to assist in a victory.
-SS Didi Gregorius went 1-4, with an RBI (7) and a walk.
-1B Travis Mattair was 0-3, with a strikeouts...
Ben and Sam discuss the Reds` and Angels` approaches to bullpen-building, how Cincinnati`s philosophy affects Aroldis Chapman`s future, and which way the wind is blowing where the closer role is concerned.