Found October 17, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Today marks day five of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot. But for now, here is No. 8 on the list: May 27, 2012   Reds 7, Rockies 5     + It may not have been the best game of the season, but it sure was the craziest. The two clubs set a new Great American Ball Park record by smacking a combined nine home runs (COL-5, CIN-4) during the slugfest. One might even have thought the contest was played in the thin-air of Coors Field the way the ball was sailing out of the yard on this day. Reds starter Mat Latos earned the win despite allowing five solo homers. He would call the fact that he surrendered a handful of bombs a 'bummer' during a post-game interview. Todd Frazier literally...

Is Dusty Baker the right man for the job?

Feelings were mixed around the Reds fan base when the team announced it had extended the contract of manager Dusty Baker for another two seasons. Some were clamoring for the organization to replace Baker with a new skipper, while others were adamant about bringing the 63-year old back. The difference in opinion obviously leaves several questions up for debate. Among them includes...

Busy day for Reds prospects as Javelinas lose

It was an old-fashioned wild west shootout between the Peoria Javelinas and the Salt River Rafters on Wednesday. The teams combined for 28 hits, 14 a piece, but it was the Rafters who emerged victorious by a score of 12-9 over the Javelinas. The game saw six of the seven Reds prospects get playing time. It was a bag of mixed results regarding their performances. -CF Billy...

Three Reds prospects help Javelinas get the win

The Peoria Javelinas continued their hot start, toppling the Mesa Solar Sox 4-2 to move their record to a league-best 5-2 on the season. All three Reds hitting prospects on the the roster played in the game, and all three of them made significant marks on the stat sheet. -CF Billy Hamilton went 0-3 at the plate, but he did walk once and score a run. He also notched an outfield...

Video: Dusty Baker discusses extension

Your browser does not support iframes.   The Reds announced a 2-year contract extension with manager Dusty Baker on Monday. The new deal will be good through the conclusion of the 2014 season. Dusty, along with CEO Bob Castellini and GM Walt Jocketty, discussed the extension via press conference earlier this afternoon.

Potential free agents the Reds could pursue in the offseason

With the 2012 campaign officially in the books, it is time to shift the focus toward 2013. The Reds return most of their NL Central Champion roster next season, so they won't need to retool it that much. However, this is not the say that GM Walt Jocketty won't be looking to upgrade areas of weakness. ESPN's Jim Bowden realizes this fact and outlined some potential free...

Donald Lutz participates in Javelinas offensive onslaught

The Peoria Javelinas crushed the Mesa Solar Sox yesterday by a score of 9-2. They pounded out 14 hits in total, while every starter got a hit except one. -1B Donald Lutz was one of those starters. He finished 2-5, with a run scored, and is now hitting .438 on the young AFL season. He was the only Reds prospect to make an appearance.

Ludwick Will Decline $5M Option, Could Sign Multi-Year Deal To Stay With Reds

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that outfielder Ryan Ludwick will turn down his side of the $5 million mutual option on his contract with the Reds, However, Heyman adds that the Reds will discuss a new multi-year deal with Ludwick in the hopes of keeping him in Cincinnati. Over the weekend, Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News, reported that Ludwick will receive multi-year offers...

Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield dominate Reds MiLB Organizational All-Stars

With the minor league season being long over, the Reds Organizational All-Stars have been announced by As you might expect, Billy Hamilton was the main focus. All he did was steal a record 155 bases this season and give Reds fans hope of a true leadoff man which they have lacked for so many years now. Now, unless you followed closely, what you might not have expected...

Putting A Wrap On Reds’ Season; Look Ahead

If you’re a Reds fan, that burn is going to stay with you for quite a while – perhaps until Opening Day. The Reds not only had the Giants on the brink of elimination in the NLDS, Cincinnati was legitimately a good team this year that had a chance to win the World Series. This was not the 2010 Reds who were just happy to make the playoffs and then played like it against the Phillies...

Ludwick set to decline option, interested in new deal with Reds

Ryan Ludwick is coming off a superb year in Cincinnati where he hit .275/.346/.531 with 26 home runs in 472 plate appearances. He signed a one-year $2.5mm deal which included a $5mm mutual option for ‘13 last offseason. According to Jon Heyman of , Ludwick will decline his side of his mutual option. However, Heyman adds that the Reds and Ludwick are “very interested”...

Reds extend Dusty Baker through 2014

The Cincinnati Reds have decided to retain manager Dusty Baker at least until the end of 2014 according to the team's official Twitter account. Baker, 63 has been managing the Reds since 2008. In five years as the Reds' manager, he's gone 840-715 with two NL Central Division titles. Recently, Baker missed some games due to a minor stroke, but he didn't show any indications...

Baker Extended as Manager

Upon completion of a 97-win 2012 campaign the Reds did not waste any time extending manager Dusty Baker's contract through the 2014 season. With most of the roster expected to return for 2013, the Reds hope that he will lead his team to more success in 2013 with a deeper October run.
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