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The Cincinnati Reds really, really need to acquire a leadoff hitter this offseason. You don't believe me? Well, the numbers speak for themselves. Reds leadoff hitters finished dead last in the National League last year in average (.208), on-base percentage (.254), OPS (.581), hits (146), stolen bases (10), and walks (37). Yes, one would be absolutely correct in saying that the biggest weakness of the team in 2012 was the top of the batting order. And since adding a serviceable leadoff man through free agency seems too pricey, executing a trade may be the only viable way for the Reds to get what they need.
With that in mind, here is one deal GM Walt Jocketty should consider if the other team is willing:
Mike Leake & Drew Stubbs to Colorado for Dexter Fowler
+ Leake, the 2009 first round pick by the Reds, has all the sudden become expendable due to the re-signing of closer Jonathan Broxton. Current closer Aroldis Chapman is expected to transition into the startin...
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by: Parker Perry
The Cincinnati Reds non-tendered, but re-signed, two members of their 40-man roster Saturday.
Kris Negron and Denis Phipps were removed from the 40-man roster in preparation of the baseball winter meetings that will begin December 3 in Nashville, TN.
The transaction means that Reds now have two open spots on their roster, allowing...
The Reds had arguably the best bullpen in all of baseball during the 2012 season. With it appearing that Aroldis Chapman will move into the rotation, it is likely to take a step backward but should still remain a strong point of the team.
There isn’t really a for sure top relief prospect in the system, but there is a rather clear top group of prospects at the reliever position...
Hard to believe that Redsfest is only 4 days away. Sometimes, time flies. On the other hand, I’ve already blocked out huge portions of the 2012 postseason, so maybe time doesn’t fly that fast after all.
Here’s some information Redsfest that FS Ohio sent. They’re going to have the “FOX Sports Ohio Girls” in attendance. I bet they’ll be wearing something inappropriately...
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The 2012 campaign brought us many great memorable moments, not only on the field, but off the field as well. Here is a video clip featuring some of the best. They include Todd Frazier singing Frank Sinatra, Marty Brennaman shaving his head for charity, and a grounds crew member busting out some moves in between innings, among others.
Although the weather outside may be becoming increasingly colder, the baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Why is that, you may ask? Well, because the time has come for executives of the MLB world to converge at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. The extravaganza kicked off Monday morning in the friendly confines of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and is...
In the vein of old-fashioned baseball trades … How about Dexter Fowler for Homer Bailey?
We know this much, from major-league sources: The Colorado Rockies like Bailey, the right-hander who looked like a legitimate No. 2 starter for long stretches of this year. The Cincinnati Reds like Fowler, the antidote to their worst-in-the-majors .581 OPS from the leadoff spot. Now the question...
FOXSports Ohio is proud to once again be the title sponsor of this years Redsfest.It will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnatithis Friday, December 7 from 3pm to 10:30pm and Saturday, December 8 from 11amto 6:30pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the RedsCommunity Fund.As the TVhome of the Cincinnati Reds and title sponsor of Redsfest, FOX Sports Ohio...