Found November 24, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
Francisco Cordero was already drawing interest from several teams this offseason, but the free agent closer became even more attractive on the open market when his Type A status was modified into a Type B by the new collective bargaining agreement.  Now the team that signs Cordero doesn't have to give up a first-round draft pick as compensation, which is good news for the several teams with unprotected first-rounders that have targeted the 36-year-old. Cordero has been one of the more effective and durable closers in the game, averaging 71 innings, an even 3.00 ERA and a 9.2 K/9 rate over the last nine seasons.  Though he turns 37 next year, Cordero seems to be throwing as well as ever at first glance -- he posted a 2.45 ERA for the Reds in 2011, allowed a career-low 6.3 H/9, and approached career bests with a 2.8 BB/9 rate and a 1.019 WHIP. A look at the advanced metrics, however, reveals some major red flags.  Cordero also achieved his lowest K/9 rate in any full season, ...

Yonder Alonso: Should he Stay or Should he Go?

Yonder Alonso must feel more like a grub worm than a professional baseball player right now. This due to the recent speculation claiming the team is dangling the prized prospect as their primary trade bait for pitching -- namely another top-notch starter and/or closer to fill the vacancy left behind by free agent Francisco Cordero. While there's no doubt Cincinnati'...

If the Reds Were Thanksgiving Dinner...

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I would like to use this time to express my sincere gratitude for everyone who reads or frequents this blog on a regular basis. You all are very much appreciated. Secondly, I would also like to provide an interesting and somewhat humorous post on this glorified day of gluttony. While most of America will have food, family and football on tap...

You Scout: Donald Lutz

An idea started over at Project Prospect that I have borrowed because I think it gives some good insight into the players and what we can all see with them while watching the same video.The Reds added Donald Lutz to the 40-man roster last week, which was a bit of a shocker given he is a position player who has never been above Low A. He is coming off of a season where he hit...

Note: Francisco Cordero is now a Type-B free agent

Under the new rules of the collective bargaining agreement, RHP Francisco Cordero is now a Type-B free agent, and so he will no longer cost his new team any draft picks. On Monday,’s Jon Heyman predicted Cordero would sign a two-year, $16 million contract. However, Joe Nathan recently signed a two-year, $14.5 million contract with the Rangers. In an interview with Jim Bowden...

Reds Shopping Yonder Alonso For Pitching

The Reds are offering Yonder Alonso as trade bait in their search for a closer or a No. 2 starter, reports Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown.  Reds GM Walt Jocketty has spoken to several teams --- including the A's, Blue Jays, Indians and Rays --- about Alonso, though we heard earlier this week that the Reds thought Alonso was too much to give up for Oakland closer Andrew Bailey...

On this Day in Reds History: Team Hires Legenday Announcer

November 24th, 1970 - The club finds a lead announcer to go alongside Joe Nuxhall as they hire 26-year old Al Michaels for the club's radio broadcasts. He replaced Jim McIntyre who spent the last five years with the organization. This is an excerpt taken from a book I highly recommend to any Reds fan called Redleg Journal, which is co-authored by Greg Rhodes and John Snyer...

Ryan Braun Wins MVP; Votto Sixth

Earlier this week, MLB announced the winner of the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. We all knew that Joey Votto would not be repeating for the Cincinnati Reds, thanks to their craptastic year. But we all wondered where he would place and how many votes he’d get. As expected, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun won the award. And Votto placed sixth. Ryan Braun,...

Getting Ready for Redsfest

With one week to go till Redsfest, the Red Hot Family has secured a hotel room and started planning our trip through the event. It’s a bit of a PITA because they’ve put every piece of information on a separate page … [visit site to read more]

Black Friday Reds Links & Notes

Happy (Black) Friday to all! I hope everyone had a safe and blessed Turkey Day. For the small crowd who isn't out shopping right now, here are some good Reds-related links to help cure your post-Thanksgiving hangover. Dig in! * Reliever Bill Bray, the team's union representative, recently weighed in on his thoughts pertaining to the labor agreement between MLB and...

Clayton Kershaw and Jay Bruce Present Those Contest Answers Some of You Have Been Waiting For!

The contest is officially closed! Anyways, apparently I've become predictable, because far more people guessed low than I assumed would.So, how much was that pair of sweet 2009 A&G autos - featuring Cy Young Winner Clayton Kershaw and Reds star Jay Bruce? Well, let me first say I grabbed 'em as a lot on eBay. The cards were listed decently, with the correct player names...

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