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The Reds currently only have four opening day outfield options on the current 40-man roster: Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs, Chris Heisey, and Todd Frazier. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that
The Reds pursuit of an outfielder wonâ€™t begin in earnest until the situation with closer Francisco Cordero is resolvedâ€¦Jocketty acknowledged interest in free agents Cody Ross, Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick. â€śBut nothing is close,â€ť he said. The agent for Kosuke Fukudome has called as well.
One could question whether there is room for a 5th outfielder given the current roster situation. The Reds typically, though not always, carry 12 pitchers. With 8 position players, that leaves 5 bench spots: backup catcher, Cairo, Frazier, Janish, and Francisco. The Reds would need to either carry 6 relievers instead of 7 or send Frazier or Francisco to AAA.
Regardless of the bench situation, if the Reds are looking to add an outfielder through free agency, the options donâ€™t sound en...
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With all the talk swirling around Cincinnati about who to acquire to help fill the remaining holes this club has, I couldn't help but think of how much easier this would be if the solution to these problems lied within the organization. From there I began thinking about all the former Reds...
The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with right-hander Andrew Brackman on a one-year deal.
Brackman was a September call up of the New York Yankees last season and pitched in three games. But the team declined his contract option this winter.
Brackman was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Yankees despite needing reconstructive elbow surgery.
The Reds made a few signingsÂ over the last few weeks.
Andrew Brackman is officially a Red now.
The Reds also signed PJ Phillips, he is Brandonâ€™s younger brother. He is a former 2nd round draft pick of the Angels (2005), so he at least had tools at one point. He has severe plate discipline issues though that have held him back from using those tools on the offensive side of things...
While perusing the different Reds sites around the net, I recently found Pete Roseâ€™s opinion on Joey Vottoâ€™s future with the Reds over at Reds Country.
â€śIâ€™ve got to believe (Reds owner) Bob Castellini wants to keep him, because nobody wants to win more than Bob,â€ť Rose said. â€ś(After all the recent movement by big-name first baseman), itâ€™s not such a great time to be...
Some people claim that statistics can tell you anything you want to know, and some people claim they can tell you very little. Whatever the verdict may be,Â statistics are still interesting for the mind to try and absorb. But as much as I tried to comprehend some of the following head-scratching stats from last year, I just couldn't fully bring myself to do it. Isn't baseball...
You probably already saw the week-old Inside Baseball post on SportsIllustrated.com predicting, among other things, the â€¦ [visit site to read more]
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds signed right-hander Andrew Brackman to a one-year deal on Wednesday, uniting him with his hometown team.
If Juan Francisco stays healthy for the Reds, he should again by a viable alternative at third base to 37-year-old Scott Rolen and his problematic left shoulder.
In case you were wondering, pitchers and catchers report in 45 days.
On that optimistic springtime note, THT Forecasts (where Iâ€™ll be writing the Reds player capsules this year, by the way) currently projects the Reds to win 93 games and finish one up on the Cards.
Itâ€™s January and, for the moment, I choose not to question that.
I canâ€™t wait for baseball to come back.
MLB.com youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis recently caught up with Dusty Baker, and she asked the Reds manager the same questions many fans have on their minds.
Now part of manager Dusty Baker's coaching staff, Mack Jenkins will work under pitching coach Bryan Price as the Reds' assistant pitching coach.