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Reds Minor Leagues:
The 2013 Prospect Guide is now officially at the printer. If you ordered the soft cover version, it will be in your hands by the end of the month. With Christmas falling on Tuesday this year, it may or may not be delivered to you by then. If you ordered the PDF version, you will receive an email tomorrow afternoon after I finish up the alterations with a download link. Thanks to everyone who has purchased the book so far. If you are interested in it, you can click on the image above.
Tomorrow I will finish up the State of the Farm series with a look at starting pitching, but with Redsfest fresh on the mind, I wanted to get the post in with the interviews and tidbits.
On Friday the Louisville Bats were giving out these awesome glasses on the right. Check out the embossed baseball at the bottom. Just awesome.
On Saturday I went back to Redsfest and things didn’t go nearly as smoothly as they did on Friday. There were probably twice as many people there and I was attempting to...
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The Cincinnati Reds will sport a new look featuring a Hispanic theme beginning in 2013.On Saturday, the team announced during Redsfest that it plans to unveil an alternate jersey with the words "Los Rojos" emblazoned on the front. Reds chief operating officer Phil Castellini stated that the festive tops will be worn throughout the season during select home games. The club...
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
With news (I believe it was CBS Sports who reported first) that Ryan Ludwick has been signed to a two year deal, the Reds now turn to other needs.
With Scott Rolen's future in doubt, and Miguel Cairo and Wilson Valdez unlikely to return, the Reds need to find a good utility infielder who can back up Todd Frazier at third...
Many around the baseball world thought Ryan Ludwick's better days were behind him after the 2011 season. And who could honestly blame them?
The former UNLV Runnin' Rebel was coming off back-to-back seasons in which saw his offensive production decline sharply. He was traded midseason twice during those years, once from the Cardinals to San Diego in 2010, and then again...
The Reds announced this weekend that they will have a new, red alternate jersey for the 2013 season that reads “Los Rojos” across the front:
I’ve gone on record on this site before, and I will continue to, in support of jerseys that do more than just slap “los” in front of the name but try to do something more. This jersey does that. The Reds don’t have any home uniforms...
Redsfest presented the last good opportunity of 2012 for the media and fans to interact with members of the Reds. In fact, it may even be the last chance to interact with them at all until Spring Training rolls around.
Nonetheless, this weekend produced many interesting notes and quotes from the Reds. Here's a rundown on some of the best:
+ “When I first got injured...
Ludwick has his eyes set for a return to Cincinnati
Although news of the signing made its rounds around Reds country on Saturday, the club officially announced the finalization of the 2-year contract with Ryan Ludwick on Monday. I think you would be hard pressed to find any Reds fan who isn't happy about the return of Ludwick.
Here's the press release sent out...
by: Parker Perry
With Johnathan Broxton re-signed, Ryan Ludwick extended and Jack Hannahan on radar, the Cincinnati Reds appear to be having a solid off season.
However, there is one glaring piece that needs to be addressed--albeit a vast amount a time to do so.
Cincinnati needs a leadoff hitter. And unlike finding a bat that can play field or...
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million.
The person spoke Saturday under condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement about the agreement.
The 34-year-old Ludwick hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs while helping Cincinnati...
Ryan Ludwick left the Reds to see if there was a better deal available on the free agent market. He found at least one, but turned it down to stay with Cincinnati.
The left fielder signed a two-year, $15 million deal on Monday that includes a mutual option for the 2015 season. He agreed to the contract over the weekend and came for the formal announcement.
The 34-year-old outfielder...
The 2012 season definitely brought more good than bad for the Redlegs. They were able to overcome an injury to MVP first basemen Joey Votto, which sidelined him for over two months, to win their second National League Central Division crown in three years. Because it's the middle of the December, and because there is not much to talk about regarding the Reds, here's some...
It’s easy to get lost looking at the Reds dominating bullpen over the past few years. It’s also easy to think about the combination of Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Brandon Phillips at the plate. However, that would overlook the most consistent aspect of the Reds play over the past three seasons: their fielding. Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have won multiple Gold Gloves, but...
Today wraps up the final position in the State of the Farm series for 2012. The Reds currently have six starting pitchers at the Major League level for five spots. In the minor leagues there is also a good amount of depth.
Coming into the season the Reds didn’t have a premiere pitching prospect to their name, but rather several quality pitching prospects. That all changed in 2012...
You’re never to old for a fresh tattoo T..
All time hit king Pete Rose was at an LA area card show this past weekend and showed off his new Cincinnati Reds tattoo — Doesn’t Charlie Hustle realize the Hall voters most likely frown upon ink.-TO
Pete Rose With His Playmate Fiancee
Pete Rose and Fiancee Reality Show
Outfielder Ryan Ludwick signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, the club announced Monday. Ludwick, 34, hit .275 with 26 home runs, 80 RBI and had an .877 OPS this year for the Reds. "Ryan was very important to our success last year, and we're looking to keep that momentum going into next season," general manager Walt Jocketty said at a...
The Reds came into the offseason with a to-do list as they prepare to defend their NL Central crown in 2013. In their first move they retained Jonathan Broxton to move into a closer role and free Aroldis Chapman to move into the rotation. Stories Saturday confirmed that Ryan Ludwick will return to left field after heavy rumors that both sides were close to a two-year deal.