Found February 22, 2012 on Fangraphs:
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, 36-year-old shortstop Edgar Renteria is leaning towards retiring this season. After hitting just .251/.306/.348 in 96 games with Cincinnati and receiving nothing but minor league offers this offseason, perhaps it isn’t surprising. If he indeed chooses to ...

Reds P Bailey bulks up to prevent injuries

GOODYEAR, Ariz. Homer Bailey was on a diet to die for eat, eat, eat, eat and eat some more. His intention was to gain weight, add some strength to his thermometer-thin body, maybe avoid the nagging injuries that have oft-interrupted his Cincinnati Reds pitching career. So he hooked up with a nutritionist in Newport, Ky., Brian Wieferins. In four weeks, Bailey went from 204 pounds...

2012 projections: Joey Votto

Votto is eyeing another MVP-type season in 2012 Fantasy team owners are salivating at the prospects of Joey Votto's 2012 campaign. Many sites have projected him to be among the most valuable fantasy players in baseball this year. The 2010 NL MVP has already cemented his name among the superstars of today, but another solid season in '12 would solidify his position...

Brandon Phillips opens up about contract talks

GOODYEAR Brandon Phillips wasted no time putting his body to a supreme test shortly after his arrival at spring training camp late Wednesday morning. The star Cincinnati Reds second baseman put on his game pants, hiked them to just below his knees, and attacked Krause Hill. Krause Hill, named after strength and conditioning coach Matt Krause, is a 12-degree grassy knoll next to...

Reds OF Bruce reports to camp 16 pounds slimmer

Cincinnati Reds fans will see less of Jay Bruce this season. The outfielder has reported to camp weighing 16 pounds less than at the end of last season. It's a noticeable change for the All-Star, who thinks the slimmer body will make him faster and help him get through the season better. Though he made the All-Star team last season, his batting average, slugging percentage...

Three Reds Make Top 100 Prospects List

Devin Mesoraco, Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart made the Baseball America Top 100 Prospect List.A few weeks ago we told you about ESPN’s Top 100 Prospects list and how the Reds fared. Today Baseball America released their Top 100 Prospects List which saw the Reds place 3 players. The Reds would have had 5 players however 2 of those players were traded away this offseason. Here...

Baker has high hopes for Mesoraco

Reds manager Dusty Baker wasn't ready to declare rookie Devin Mesoraco his No. 1 catcher as of Tuesday morning.

Reds shortstop Cozart healthy after surgeries

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is back to full health after a tough offseason recovering from two operations.

I am a Complete Sadist and How I Learned to Love the Reds

Caught some Mat Latos news on, interest piqued: Clicked on Reds' Club page on, started reading articles... "Jay Bruce Slims Down," etc, etc... I literally caught myself saying aloud, "This could be the year..." What is wrong with me? God, I love the Reds - but maybe it's because...

Reds P Chapman prepares for starting rotation

Aroldis Chapman will be tested as a starter this spring by the Cincinnati Reds.

The BP First Take: Friday, February 24 by Daniel Rathman

Ken Rosenthal called the reversal of Ryan Braun’s performance-enhancing drug suspension on Thursday “a triumph of due process.” Jeff Passan called it a “blow to Selig’s testing program.” It could be both, but what happened on December 12 made those two interpretations mutually exclusive. Whether Braun was exonerated only because of an error by the test collector,...
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