Found October 31, 2011 on Fangraphs:
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago, 23-year-old Dontrelle Willis threw 236.1 innings for the Florida Marlins and logged one of the better seasons from a starting pitcher over the past decade — 2.63 ERA, 2.99 FIP, and 6.2 WAR. Since then, Willis has gone from Cy Young contender to replac...

On this Day in Reds History: Two New Managers

October 30th, 1992 - Tony Perez is dubbed the team's new manager. Perez The hiring of Perez delighted many Reds fans. The former player had been a major cog in The Big Red Machine in the 70's, and many thought he would excel in his new role as manager. As it turned out, Perez was fired after just 44 games -- going 20-24 over his short tenure. The Cuban native had...

Reds Starting to Warm Up Hot Stove

Athleticism like this will earn BP 12 mil with the Reds next season. We’re all balls deep in football season, but we can take a brief timeout to check in on what ol’ Uncle Walt is doing with the Reds. Cincinnati started their offseason with a flurry of roster moves within the organization, most notably picking up the $12 million tab on 2B Brandon Phillips’ services for 2012... 2012 Top Prospects List #16-20

Click here to see #21-25 on the 2012 Top Prospects List. 20. JC Sulbaran – RHP – 21 years old – High A Background: 2008 Draft – 30th round The Good: Has three good pitches with a fastball, curveball and change up. Needs to work on: While he improved his control in 2011, it could still use some refinement. 19. Tony Cingrani – LHP – 21 years old – Rookie Ball Background...

Reds pick up Phillips' option, decline Cordero's

The Cincinnati Reds exercised a 2012 contract option on second baseman Brandon Phillips while declining closer Francisco Cordero's $12 million option for next season. Phillips hit .300 with 18 homers and 82 RBIs in an All-Star campaign last season. The club will pay him $12 million next season but hopes to work out a new multiyear deal with the two-time Gold Glove winner. Cordero...

Reds exercise Phillips' option, decline Cordero

The Reds have exercised second baseman Brandon Phillips' contract option for 2012, but declined a $12 million option to keep closer Francisco Cordero for one more season. The Reds also lost left-hander Matt Maloney, who was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Monday. Phillips batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBIs and six errors last season, when he became an All-Star for the...

Reds pick up one option, decline another…plus more transactions

As expected, the Reds picked up Brandon Phillips’ $12 million option for 2012. Don’t be surprised if they work out an extension soon, a la Bronson Arroyo last off-season. On the other side of the coin, Cincinnati declined the 2012 option on closer Francisco Cordero. CoCo was often great (and sometimes less than great) during his time with the Reds, and he was always a stand-up...

Chapman Scratched, Dogs Lose

Phoenix went down 3-1 to the Mesa Solar Sox, on a day when Aroldis Chapman was supposed to start, but was scratched due to shoulder soreness. -Brodie Greene was the only Redlegs player in the game. He went 0-4 with a strikeout and committed an error playing shortstop, his first of the AFL. Chapman may pitch later this week before going to winter ball in Puerto Rico.

Arizona Fall League Weekly Recap 10/31/11

Since there were no scheduled games yesterday in the Arizona Fall League, that means once again it's time for the weekly recap of how the seven #Reds prospects are performing so far with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The big news that was recently reported is that Yasmani Grandal injured a finger on his left hand that bothers him when he catches, and even more so when he hits...

Matt Maloney is a Minnesota Twin

No official word from the Reds, but LHP Matt Maloney has tweeted that he is now a member of the Twins organization. I always liked Maloney; he seemed like a good guy who worked hard. I don’t know what his ceiling is as a pitcher, but the Nation wishes him the best in Minnesota. Hope he turns out to have a productive career.

Reds pick up Phillips' option, decline Cordero's

The Reds made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, most notably picking up the 2012 option on second baseman Brandon Phillips and declining closer Francisco Cordero's option.

Chapman misses AFL start with sore shoulder

Aroldis Chapman was scratched from his planned Arizona Fall League start on Monday because of a sore left shoulder. The Reds' left-hander made two relief appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs last week.

A winner!

A month ago, we asked you to support a big Reds fan. Well, you did your job, evidently: Awhile ago you posted my e-mail asking for support for my husband, Tim Wisecup, in the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams contest. I wanted to let you know, in case you hadn’t heard, that Tim won the contest! We attended the World Series this past week where Tim threw out the first pitch and had a...
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