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There's certainly no shortage of Reds-related reading material this week as Spring Training begins in just a matter of days. So, I've rounded up the best-of-the-best from around the web and combined them into one giant post for your viewing pleasure. Dig in and enjoy.
* Jonah Keri of Grantland.com offers up a season preview for the Reds, which includes a projected lineup and starting rotation, a breakout player prediction, and a best case/worst case scenario for 2012.
* Would the team be better off by having Chris Heisey roam center field over Drew Stubbs? Cliff Eastham of BleacherReport.com seems to think so. You can read his reasoning by following this link.
* The club outrighted RHP Carlos Fisher to Triple-A Louisville after he cleared waivers on Tuesday. He also received an invite to Spring Training camp as a non-roster player. More details here.
* Bleacher Report's Matt Trueblood gives his best case/worst case scenario for all 30 MLB teams in '12. ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Can Cueto repeat the success he had in '11?
Today we take aim at analyzing the Reds' starting rotation for the 2012 season.
This time last year we were talking about how many capable arms the Reds had at their disposal in respect to their starting rotation. It's amazing how fast things can change, isn't it? For what Cincy held in quantity back then they lacked...
Mat Latos (MLB.com credit) Cincinnati made the boldest move of any team in the NL Central to upgrade its starting rotation in the offseason.The Reds gave up four players, including veteran starter Edinson Volquez and a few top prospects, to get Mat Latos from San Diego. At only age 24, Latos has electric stuff as shown by his 413 strikeouts in 429 career innings and a 3.37 ERA in...
The ESPN Insider crew consisting of Keith Law, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden have put together a rather interesting series of posts projecting the pecking order of all 30 MLB franchises come 2017. After burning through 30-21 on Tuesday, they took a stab at 20-11 on Wednesday. Cincinnati came nestled in the middle-of-the-pack at no. 16.
Here's the excerpt on what they had...
It's about time to kick off one of our favorite things in all the world: Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Continuing our preview of the National League Central, here is a look at the 2012 Cincinnati Reds.
Wails on his sweet guitar
Watch his commercials...
What are you expecting from Scott Rolen in 2012?
Back in 2009 when the Reds traded for Scott Rolen late in the summer just prior to MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline it left me scratching my head, why did they make this move? In fact, I wasn’t the only one thinking that, many of the so called “experts” were wondering the same thing. The Reds weren’t in contention, neither...
With a series of articles planned for this week, today has news and notes from just about an entire week. First things first, some roster moves: Carlos Fisher cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA with an invite to spring training. The Reds also signed Brett Tomko to a minor league deal. I just don’t know where the Reds are going to hide all of these veteran arms without cutting...
Tomko is back with the team
who originally drafted him
Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBtraderumors.com has the scoop:
"The Reds have agreed to sign right-hander Brett Tomko to a minor league deal, MLBTR has learned. The 14-year veteran split the 2011 season between the Rangers and their Triple-A affiliate.
Tomko appeared in eight games for the Rangers last year, posting...
Have you gotten your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide yet? Over 100 scouting reports on the Reds top prospects. Click on the image above for more information.
The rules are the same as always:
You get three questions.
Avoid questions with really long answers.
Avoid questions that I will have to do research on to answer.
Ask before midnight.
Simple enough, so get to it!
Joel Luckhaupt, formerly of the long-defunct Reds and Blues blog, has gotten … [visit site to read more]
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.