Posted December 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin says players who used performance-enhancing drugs don't deserve to be enshrined in Cooperstown. Inducted into the Hall last summer after a 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, Larkin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor. Larkin says he thinks there needs to be definitive guidance on who has done performance enhancers and who has not. He was speaking about a month ahead of the voting results for next year's Hall class. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are all up for selection for the first time. Larkin was in New York to sign items that will be auctioned off as part of Steiner Sports' 25th anniversary. The proceeds of the online auction will go to families affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Reds talk to Bailey, Latos about long term deal

by: Parker Perry Staff Writer  John Fay has reported that Walt Jocketty said that the Reds are in discussions with Homer Bailey that will keep the Right-Hander a Cincinnati Red for years to come. In the same tweet, Fay says that Jocketty plans to contact Latos about signing past his original contract that the Reds inherited when he came over from San Diego. Fay also reported...

Rule 5 Draft Outlook

The Rule 5 draft is tomorrow. Today I wanted to look at a few Reds guys who have a chance of being selected and a who the Reds may select. The Reds Let’s start with the arms. Justin Freeman throws in the low 90’s with a good slider. He is coming off of a season in AA Pensacola where he posted a 2.91 ERA with 16 walks and 68 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched. Freeman isn’t a...

Ludwick and Reds still talking as Winter Meetings end

Well, Walt Jocketty showed up to baseball's 2012 Winter Meetings, so there's that. Nothing of note really happened at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, concerning the Cincinnati Reds though. Don't be discouraged however. Last year after the winter meetings, Jocketty was able to acquire Mat Latos, Sean Marshall, and Ryan Ludwick who were all key pieces in 2011. Here's a...

Reds named Organization of the Year

The Reds players pause for a moment around the cup during their division-clinching celebration.Well, I didn’t even know that Baseball American gave out an Organization of the Year Award. In fact, for a moment, I wondered if it was another first-time-ever-given awards, like that Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award. But I looked it up, and it’s been given since 1982. It...

Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award

Reds slugger Joey Votto was honored with another award on Wednesday. Here is the press release from the Associated Press.... ST. MARYS, Ont. - Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto is the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award for the third straight year. The award is given to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement...

Deion Sanders attempted suicide while playing for the Reds

Former Reds outfielder Deion Sanders made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday morning. The pair began the interview by discussing several on-the-field football topics, but the conversation eventually turned to the tragic situation involving Jevon Belcher. That's when Sanders admitted that he understood what Belcher was going through and that he was also once suicidal...

Redsfest 2012 set to kickoff on Friday

From FOX Sports Ohio.... CINCINNATI, OHIO – FOX Sports Ohio is proud to once again be the title sponsor of this year’s Redsfest. It will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati this Friday, December 7 from 3pm to 10:30pm and Saturday, December 8 from 11am to 6:30pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the Reds Community Fund. As the TV...

Video: Baker chats during Winter Meetings

Your browser does not support iframes.   The media caught up with Reds skipper Dusty Baker during day one of the Winter Meetings on Monday. Here are a few of the topics Baker discussed during that brief media session: + Importance of a leadoff hitter+ Aroldis Chapman's role+ Watching Giants win World Series+ Billy Hamilton's maturation+ Growth of players

More facts and info on Redsfest

Looking for more information on Redsfest? Here's the latest from the Reds.... FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC at The Duke Energy Convention Center • Friday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 10:30 p.m. (opening one hour earlier this year) • Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at, by phone at (513) 381-REDS, at the Great American Ball...

2012 Season in Review: Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson came into the 2012 season without having made his debut yet, but was among the Reds top pitching prospects. The Reds kept Stephenson back in extended spring training to allow him to begin his season with the Billings Mustangs. He made his debut on June 19th with 5 shutout innings with a walk and eight strkeouts. He finished up the month of June with a total of three...

A call to action for Reds fans everywhere

by: Jimmi Adair Creator/Editor Thanks to the support of our many readers, followers, and staff, the blog has grown into one of the top sites to visit for Reds-related information on the web. It has garnered nearly 400,000 pageviews since the beginning of 2011, including a monthly high of 59,774 set during July 2012. The blog's Twitter handle currently boasts 1,308 followers...

Click buttons just like real baseball owners do

It’s been a quiet off-season for the Reds, so when I noticed the link to MLB’s new Facebook game, I actually gave it a try. MLB Ballpark Empire puts you into the highly realistic situation of playing baseball in an open lot with your brother, only to have a rich developer walk up and offer you the opportunity to operate a major league team. You install seats, renew player contracts...

Larkin: Drug cheats do not belong in Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barry Larkin wants to keep baseball's most exclusive club clean. Inducted into the Hall of Fame last summer after a 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, Larkin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor. "I think if you cheated, no, you don't deserve...

Bonds, Clemens and the Hall of Fame

The familiar brown business-size envelope was in the mailbox this week with the normal pile of bills, catalogs and a sprinkling of Christmas cards. It was the baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Never in nearly 35 years as a qualified voter has the ballot arrived stuffed with controversy, so much so that the envelope was hot. It is gut-check time for voters. Among the 37 names on the ballot...

Larkin: Cheaters don't belong in HOF

2012 inductee Barry Larkin is the latest MLB legend to come out and share his feelings on the controversial 2013 Hall of Fame vote. 

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