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After passing his physical, veteran pitcher Brett Tomko formally signed a Minor League contract with the Reds on Sunday. He is in Major League camp as a non-roster player and participated in the first workout.
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Former Reds GM and current ESPN.com columnist Jim Bowden took the time to hand out offseason grades for all 30 MLB teams on Friday (click here to read more). And despite criticizing the team for giving up a lot in exchange for Mat Latos back in December, the boisterous Bowden seems to be singing a different tune now. Only one team in the National League received a higher grade...
Chances are if you love baseball, you love numbers and statistics just as much. No sport relies more heavily on the use of numbers to measure the performance of its players than baseball. So, to help give a better outlook of what the 2012 season may hold for several Reds players I've dug up some projections from four different sources. They are as follows:
I was prepared to write all sorts of glowing comments about the state of Cincinnati’s minor league system… but then a funny thing happened. The organization acquired one of the top arms in the National League at the cost of three key young prospects. Even with the trade dust now settled, though, the farm system still boasts some high ceiling prospects, as well as a plethora of...
As has become Cincinnati Reds’ manager Dusty Baker’s custom, today he announced that the 2012 Opening Day … [visit site to read more]
This season marks the last for Dusty Baker in his current deal. This is also the second time in three years he has been in this position.
With the kind of talent the Reds are assembling, I think a let down season could mark the end of Dusty in Cincinnati. However, I also don’t think that is going to be the case. I have strong feelings that the Reds are going to be major players...
Jay Bruce does something that’s rare these days and that’s hit home runs. That’s about all he does because he won’t contribute enough in steals to make a difference and his batting average will be mediocre thanks to his swinging strike rate (career 12.2%). His xBA has been consistently in the .260 range, which is what you should expect and that will hurt his value some....
Stubbs comes up short on a fly ball against the Pirates last season. "Comes up short" is kind of Stubbs' catchphrase as of late.
The Reds have undoubtedly made some phenomenal offseason moves to improve the ball club. They’ve strengthened the starting rotation, added depth to the bullpen, and acquired additional power for the lineup. On top of that, our top two competitors...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. The sun beat down warmly on their necks as they went through their early-morning driflls, dew still on the short grass. And the cactus outside the complex let them know: It is time to get their bodies and minds ready for the long, long season.
The Cincinnati Reds, mostly pitchers and catchers this week, began spring training Monday with some things old and a lot...
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was among the early arrivals to Spring Training on Monday. Bruce, who was listed at 225 pounds last season, arrived noticeably trimmer.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed pitcher Brett Tomko to a minor league contract, the team announced Sunday.
The long dark tea-time of the soul is finally over: baseball is back as pitchers and catchers reported to Cincinnati Reds Spring Training camp … [visit site to read more]
Pressure tested, Philly approved. Not much will rattle new Reds closer Ryan Madson when he emerges from the bullpen in the ninth inning.
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Well, another offseason has been written on….Sleeping fast then heading to Goodyear for #ST2012. I’m ready. @Reds @MLB
— Jay Bruce (@JayABruce) February 19, 2012
Today's papers carried the news that the Cincinnati Reds had signed 38-year old Brett Tomko, whom I honestly thought had retired four or five seasons ago. The moral: There are always pitchers out there who can eat up some innings.