Found March 25, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
The Reds (10-14-1) made a trek to Scottsdale on Sunday and were handed a 7-3 defeat by the Colorado Rockies (12-10). Johnny Cueto started the game for the visitors, but was victimized by the longball on three occasions. Here's a full recap of all the good, the bad, and the notables from the exhibition match: The Good: - Cincinnati's offense actually outhit Colorado's by a tally of 11 to 8. - Three of those hits came off the bat of Chris Heisey. He raised his average to .214 and picked up his fifth stolen base of the preseason. - Zack Cozart drilled his seventh double of the spring, and added a single as well, raising his average to a sizzling .452. The shortstop also laid down a successful sacrifice bunt. This guy can do it all. - Joey Votto pitched in a pair of singles and an RBI. - Logan Ondrusek pitched a perfect inning of relief while striking out two. The Bad: - Johnny Cueto had a rough go of it. The right-hander allowed six hits and five runs (all ea...

Foul play? No, just bad luck in Madson injury

The Ryan Madson affair isnt a case of crying over spilled milk for the Cincinnati Reds, it is a case of crying over spoiled milk. It is if somebody paid for a half gallon of milk in a convenience store and when they opened it for consumption it was spoiled. On a much larger scale, the Reds paid free agent Ryan Madson 8.5 million for one year to be their closer in 2012. But when...

Bailey's spring woes continue as Reds fall

Bailey's struggles lately are a cause for concern Goodyear, Arizona -- The Redlegs (9-12-1) partook in their final split-squad scrimmage of the spring on Saturday and consequently fell to the visiting Giants (12-8) by a tally of 6-4. Homer Bailey got the start for the club and labored through another sub-par outing. Here's the full recap of the good, the bad, and the notables...

Francis Hurts Rotation Chances - Takes Loss in 12-2 blowout

The Cincinnati Reds (10-15) threw out what could be considered the minor league team against the Texas Rangers (7-16) and it showed. After a scoreless first inning the Reds fell behind early giving up multiple runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th inning and were never able to recover. Despite wanting to put this game out of memory here is a look at the usual, Good, Bad and Notables...

ESPN magazine predicts Reds will finish second in division

So, another ESPN magazine arrived in my mailbox this morning, but this one was different. It featured baseball on the cover and promised to provide a 2012 MLB preview in the realm of its glossy pages. That was enough to lure me in as I seen uncovered their outlook on the Reds upcoming season. The folks at the 4-letter network tabbed the team to finish second in the NL Central...

Aroldis Chapman Back to Reds Bullpen Following Loss of Ryan Madson?

Aroldis Chapman may be headed back to the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen following the loss of closer Ryan Madson, who underwent season ending Tommy John surgery last week. Madson signed a one year deal with the Reds this offseason to serve as the team’s closer, but he will not get the opportunity to make an appearance in even one regular season game for Cincinnati in...

Reds Lose Closer for the Season

The Cincinnati Reds are looking to be in the thick of the pennant race in the National League Central this season. Doing so will be a little bit tougher after the loss of their closer, Ryan Madson, for the season. Madson flew to Cincinnati to have his elbow examined on Thursday. What the doctor discovered is that the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow had torn off the bone meaning...

Ryan Madson will miss entire 2012 season

Reds closer Ryan Madson will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow which will require Tommy John surgery, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Madson signed a one-year $8.5mm deal with the Reds after his four-year $44mm deal with the Phillies fell through. Sean Marshall who was acquired from the Cubs this offseason, appears set to take over...

Ryan Madson punches Reds fans in the gut

The only proper response to a Cincinnati Reds fan upon hearing this news is of the four-letter variety. Yes, Ryan Madson, who has yet to appear in a Spring Training game due to a sore … [visit site to read more]

Reds Closer, Madson, to have Tommy John surgery

The newest toy the Reds received this off-season was closer Ryan Madson, however, now he will be out of service for the entire 2012 season. His elbow injury was reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay. The former Phillies reliever signed to the Reds to a patented Scott Boras’ type one-year, show-me-what-you-got contracts at $8.5

Ryan Madson Will Have Tommy John Surgery

According to John Fay of the Cincinatti Enquirer, Ryan Madson will have Tommy John surgery. He says the "ligament was torn off the bone."

Cincinnati Reds trim roster to 33

The Reds broke the hearts of another eight up-and-comers this morning as they continued the brutal march to a 25-man roster that actually includes only 25 men. From <a ... [visit site to read more]

Francis, Reds hammered by Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ian Kinsler hit his fourth home run and Scott Feldman threw six scoreless innings to help lead the Texas Rangers past the Cincinnati Reds 12-0 on Monday night. Nelson Cruz, David Murphy and Josh Hamilton had two-run doubles, Mitch Moreland added a two-run single and Michael Young had three hits and scored three runs for the Rangers, who won for only the second...

Rockies 7, Reds 3

Todd Helton hit his first two home runs of spring training and Casey Blake hit his first, all drives off Johnny Cueto that led the Colorado Rockies over the Cincinnati Reds 7-3. Helton, entered with a .375 average (9 for 24) and five doubles, hit solo drives to right in the second and to left in the fourth. Blake's two-run homer in the fifth was his first extra-base hit of...

Rockies 7, Giants 6

Troy Tulowitzki homered and drove in two runs, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 7-6 victory over a San Francisco Giants split squad Saturday. Tulowitzki homered leading off the second and had a run-scoring fielder's choice in the third. Todd Helton had an RBI double in the four-run third. Buster Posey made his first start at first base and threw out a runner at home on a squeeze...
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