Found February 05, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Even though right-hander Mat Latos knows most of the Reds as opponents, he practically leaped at the chance to fly almost all way across the country and meet them for the first time as teammates. How important was it to him? He and his wife, Dallas, spent fewer than 24 hours in Cincinnati before climbing back onto a plane and heading back home to the West Coast. Lato was invited by Reds general manager Walt Jocketty to participate in the Jan. 23 kickoff of the team's annual winter caravan tour of the Midwest. Latos shook hands with most of the members of the traveling party, including second baseman Brandon Phillips. "I don't want to walk into spring training and feel like the odd man out, with weird looks when everybody first gets there," the 24-year-old Latos said. "I just wanted to get in and know what to expect." Latos is somewhat familiar with Cincinnati's spring training camp in Goodyear, Ariz., since his former team trains in Peoria, Ariz. ...

Is Homer Bailey ready for breakout year?

An injury-free season would please both Bailey and the Reds just fine It was June 7th of 2004 when the Cincinnati Reds tabbed Homer Bailey - a promising high school pitcher out of LaGrange, Texas - with their first round pick (7th overall) of the MLB Amateur Draft. The club passed over the likes of Jered Weaver, Huston Street, Gio Gonzalez, Billy Butler and Stephen Drew, among...

This day in Reds history: Crosley saves franchise

Crosley is credited with rescuing the franchise from the likelihood of moving February 4th, 1934 - A sense of enthusiasm sweeps over Reds fans as team ownership changes hands. Entrepreneur and Cincinnati businessman Powel Crosley heads a principal group comprised of Larry MacPahil and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Charles Sawyer to purchase the franchise. Here's more regarding...

Reds Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Votto tops the list at #1 recently ranked the entire Reds roster (and all 29 other MLB squads) as part of their "2012 Fantasy Baseball Player Previews". While there's no real surprises at the top, the order in which they ranked the remaining Reds players may make you wonder. Here's a brief look of the top ten: 1) Joey Votto 1B 2) Jay Bruce RF ...

Spring Showcase tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the 2012 Reds Spring Showcase game went on sale as of 9:00 AM ET today. The exhibition game, which is scheduled for April 3rd at 7:00 PM ET at GABP, will pit current Reds against the organization's top prospects. Among the notable features and activities throughout the evening include: players being mic'd up to the PA system during batting practice, autograph...

Report: Reds no longer 'actively pursuing' Roy Oswalt

Oswalt has been a dagger in the side of the Reds since breaking into the league with the Astros in 2001 The MLB rumor mill was alive and well on Saturday. Around lunchtime reports surfaced that the Reds we're in the mix to sign veteran starting pitcher Roy Oswalt (according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports). Here's an excerpt from that piece specific...

Trade With Sports Syzygy: A Jay Bruce Bonanza!

I completed my third trade with fellow Mike Piazza fan Mike from Sports Syzygy. You can check out the first here and the second here. I sent Mike a pair of Red Sox minor leaguers (one auto, one serial-numbered parallel) that I pulled from minor league products last year. In return, I was able to snag another sweet All-Star Game relic out of 2011 Topps Update, and it features one...

Minor league links for Monday

Greetings! Hopefully you didn't endulge too much into chicken wings, chips and cookies during last night's Super Bowl, but if you did here are some Reds minor league links to help get you going on this Monday morning. Enjoy. Triple-A Louisville *Get all the information you need on Bats season tickets by following this link. *For those of you that have never experienced...

10 Questions Regarding the 2012 Cincinnati Reds (Part I)

Spring Training in Goodyear, AZ, is right around the corner. After a somewhat surprising 2010 season that included a divisional crown and playoff berth, the 2011 Cincinnati Reds followed up with a disappointing year. Many pundits and analysts had predicted another NL Central championship, but the Reds faltered the second half of the year and could never catch the playoff-bound Brewers...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.