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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 recap of everything we pretty much know so far.
The biggest news would be that the Reds and Ludwick continued to maintain contact regarding his return to the club next year. Ludwick currently holds an offer from the Reds, which John Fay has speculated to be somewhere around $13 or $14 million for two years. While it was once reported that the Reds were very close to closing the deal earlier this week, it is now believed that Ludwick is still not entirely sure with other figures that have been thrown at him from other teams, as well as the money other outfielders have received. We're looking at you An...
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Free-agent left fielder Ryan Ludwick appears headed back to Cincinnati.
Ludwick closed in on a new contract with the Reds Friday, according to major-league sources.
The deal is expected to be for two years, but financial terms had not yet been finalized, sources said.
Ludwick, 34, bounced back with the Reds last season, batting .275 with 26 home runs, 80 RBI and an .877 OPS.
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.
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...
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...
According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have re-signed OF Ryan Ludwick pending a physical.
Contract details have not been released, but Ludwick had a two-year offer from the Reds believed to be in the $13 to $14 million range.
Ludwick, 34, revived his career with Reds posting a slash of .275/.346/.531 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI in 422 at-bats this season....
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...
Look who is back, BROTHER!
After taking a few days to mull over his options, Ryan Ludwick has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Reds. Although the exact terms of the contract have not yet been released, rumor has it that the deal is good for two years at roughly $7 million per season. The agreement is pending a physical exam.
Ludwick experienced a bounceback campaign...
Todd Frazier has quickly become a fan favorite around Cincinnati. His heart and hustle inspires, his versatility impresses, and his friendly personality wins people over. I believe his latest effort captured in the video above should go a long way in helping him win over other folks as well.
Watch as ESPN's Buster Olney profiles the Reds third basemen doing his part in helping...
The Reds have been looking for a consistent leadoff hitter since the current iteration of the team began contention in 2010. Drew Stubbs was supposed to fill that role, but his performance has trended the wrong way since 2009 — after a sharp 105 wRC+ in 2010, Stubbs has posted marks of 90 and a brutal 64 in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Between Stubbs and Zack Cozart, Reds leadoff...
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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...
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto was cleared to start throwing for the first time since he left Game 1 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants because of an oblique injury, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday. Cueto was given the green light after being examined by Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek on Friday. He reportedly is expected to pitch for his...
The Cinncinati Reds re-signed left fielder Ryan Ludwick to a two-year deal worth $15 million on Friday night. The contract also contains a mutual option for the 2015 season.
Ludwick, who turned 34 in July, experienced a rebirth in 2012 with the Reds after a pair of down seasons spent split between the Cardinals, Padres, and Pirates. In 125 games serving in a quasi-platoon in...
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...
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...
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.