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GOODYEAR, Ariz. When Devin Mesoraco sorts through a pile of personal DVDs, hell throw away any showing him dancing with a lamp shade on his head, any showing him as a toddler in diapers and any showing him batting in a major-league game last season.
For the 24-year-old Cincinnati Reds catchers, it was a most forgettable year .212 over 54 games and 165 at-bats. And extremely few of those at-bats came in September when he mostly sat in the dugout and watched the baseball world pass by.
Yes, I watched a lot of video, said the No. 1 pick out of Punxutawney, Pa. in 2007. I didnt watch last year, but past video when I was going good and I watched different guys who have similar swings throughout the league to see what works for them and what I need to do.
He watched Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins and Aaron Hill from the Arizona Diamondbacks, so that what works for them I might be able to mold into my swing.
Im just trying to get back the swing I had in the past, he said. L...
BEST OF MAXIM
A few weeks ago I was able to talk with Cincinnati Reds third base prospect Travis ‘Moose’ Mattair. He had a real breakout season in 2012 and hopes to build upon that for 2013. You can follow him on twitter @mooser3226
RML: Since being drafted in 2007 you have seen two organizations and gone on to play college basketball. Has that journey helped your career?
Travis Mattair: It...
It took a while, but Joey Votto has finally decided to be on the roster for Canada’s World Baseball Classic team.
That does not mean he will definitely play.
“As far as playing, I’m going to have to wait until the day before to decide,” Votto said.
Good. He better stay healthy and uninjured, otherwise there will be serious repercussions for America’s hat.
As for the other...
It's just spring training, but it's still nice to see a lineup and this one is the first one of the year. It looks pretty much like what the Opening Day lineup will be, obviously minus the DH and with Cueto by the "P" instead of Cingrani...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. Brandon Phillips isnt parading around the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse holding aloft a placard that reads, Im No. 2.But he is OK with the fact that hell bat second in manager Dusty Bakers order and that if all goes well hell be No. 2 all year, giving him a sense of offensive stability.It hasnt always been that way and thats his own fault because the 31-year-old second...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. A fan asked an interesting question about Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Heisey: If he played on another team would he be an everyday player?Most likely, depending upon the team, the answer would be in the affirmative because the 28-year-old resident of Mechanicsburg, Pa., certainly has the ability and the drive and the confidence.He lives in the right town because...
Todd Frazier singles in the first inning, knocking in Joey Votto.The Cincinnati Reds started off the 2013 Spring Training season with a game against the Cleveland Indians. Although they both share Goodyear Ball Park, the Reds played the visitors this time.
The game was an offensive show, with a combined 21 runs and 27 hits, which isn’t uncommon early in the Spring. For the Reds...
Might the young shortstop experience a breakout year in 2013?
He's not actually as young as you'd think. He'll turn 28 on August 12th during his second full year as the Reds starting shortstop. His 2012 was not spectacular, but he provided pretty good defense at the position. His .975 fielding percentage placed him ninth among MLB shortstops as he committed 14 errors...
Joey Votto will play for Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The news comes after weeks of will-he-or-won’t-he. Ultimately Votto has choose to play for Canada.
While Votto says his knee is not quite normal yet, doctors have him clearance to play on it.
Votto was limited to 111 games last season but was productive while on the field. The Reds first-basemen batted .337...
by: Dan Howard
I have an unusual hobby. I’ve been keeping journals of Cincinnati Reds games since 1991. It started when my brother-in-law gave me a weekly planner and I got an idea to hand write the 1991 Reds schedule in it, and as they say, the rest is history. I now have a nice collection of 22 heavily used weekly planners in my archives (an old shoebox).
The all-time single-season minor league stolen base leader Billy Hamilton is taking a more deliberate approach to his first big league camp with Cincinnati, as he converts from a shortstop to a center fielder.
GOODYEAR, AZ - The game is about people. Too often we forget that, obsessing over statistics, complaining about contracts, demanding trades and firings and better performances from our favorite clubs.
Thats all part of baseball in the 21st century, all part of what makes the game great. But every so often, you get a reminder. You hear about something like outfielder Shin-Soo Choos...
Reds fans remember this swing all too well.
Posey's grand slam in Game 5 of the NLDS
essentially ended Cincy's season.
by: Chase Fitzgerald
1. Buster Posey
Last season’s stats: HR: 24 RBI: 103 AVG: .336 OPS: .957 OBP: .408 SLG: .549
After having his 2011 end with a horrible injury, Posey came back with an amazing 2012 winning the NL MVP, a...
2012 NL Central Standings
The ballots have been cast and the votes have been counted! Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their opinions. This was definitely a fun post to put together. But without further adieu, here is the unveiling of the Redlegs Review 2013 Preseason All-NL Central team, as voted by you the readers and fans. I hope you enjoy.
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Brandon Phillips chatted with MLB Network's Eric Byrnes this past week about a variety of topics. Here are some of the things they discussed:
+ Phillips' ability to hit for both power and steal bases
+ The NLDS debacle against the Giants
+ The acquisition of Shin-Soo Choo
+ Cincinnati's stellar starting rotation