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The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2012 season on Thursday, April 5, which is just 15 days away. The Reds – who now have 19 spring training games under their belt (8-11) – will host the Miami Marlins on “Opening Day” at 4:05 p.m. ET. (It’s too bad MLB has allowed the tradition of beginning each season in Cincinnati to be diminished more with each passing year, but that’s a topic for a different day.)
Usually, spring training stats aren’t something I pay too much attention to, but I’ve found myself keeping a closer eye on them this season. Let’s take a quick look at some of the notable names and numbers:
Zack Cozart: The 26-year-old rookie shortstop likely won’t just be the everyday starter for the Reds; he’ll probably bat in the two-hole. However, he needed a good spring to prove he belonged there, especially coming off the season-ending elbow injury last year.
Well, so far so good to say the least. In 31 at-bats, Cozart is batting .419 with 6 RBIs, and has an OPS of 1.115. He doesn’
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Ludwick was brought in over the winter to provide extra punch
to the batting order. Is he capable?
The 33-year old outfielder is entering his first season in the Queen City and 10th overall for his career. Reds fans probably remember Ryan Ludwick best from his time spent as a St. Louis Cardinal, and it's interesting to note that he's accumulated more homeruns (11)...
Chapman is looking to "breakout" in 2012. Will he?
How do you project a player that doesn't even have a known role on the squad yet? I'm not sure, but that's exactly what we're attempting to do today with Aroldis Chapman.
After using the southpaw as a reliever for each of the past two seasons, the club opted to tab him as a starter this past winter...
I am a really big fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Not a real fan, just someone that thinks they’re going to be good. They have a young squad full of bombers and speed. They have some talented young pitching and they have a manager that likes to destroy young arms.
What’s not to like? Like Tony LaRussa, Dusty Baker, wins just about everywhere he goes, in spite of himself. He practically...
As part of our preview for the upcoming 2012 season, we’ll be doing a ’10 Bold Predictions for 2012′ series that will be featured between now and Opening Day. Our first prediction focuses on the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award for 2012, and it’s going to surprise you while it really shouldn’t. Not coming from us anyways.
Ask any devoted Cincinnati Reds...
The Cuban Missile has enjoyed a nice spring thus far
The Spring Training schedule is now a little over halfway complete and Opening Day is a mere two and a half weeks away. Here's a look at who's been having success this preseason, as well as some players that haven't:
- Scott Rolen: The 36-year old is batting .444 (8-18) with a .524 OBP. He...
The Reds were off Wednesday, so there is no game rundown for today. The Reds are not off again until the day before the regular season begins.
Tom Nichols has up the most recent preview of the 2012 Dragons roster at DaytonDragons.com, this time looking at third base. The favorite for the position is Junior Arias according to Nichols.
Arias advanced to Billings of the Pioneer League...
Spring Training is in full swing at this point and as usual every team is learning who’s who and, most importantly, realizing what they have to work with for the upcoming season. For the Reds, this year, that focus is on the back end of the bullpen which will feature Bill Bray, Nick Masset, and Ryan Madson.
Bill Bray, a 28 year old lefty, pitched in 79 games throwing 48.1...
Here is how the prospects performed in the game Tuesday afternoon
Chris Valaika went 2-2 with a double.
Zack Cozart went 1-2 with a double and RBI.
Todd Frazier went 1-2.
Denis Phipps went 0-1.
Daryl Jones went 0-1.
Andrew Brackman allowed 2 runs in 1.2 innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Zack Cozart continues hitting well. Brackman had a rough game and may have punched his ticket...
I don't know if you can call a 79-83 season a "disaster year", but for the 2010 NL Central champion Reds, it was pretty close. They finished third a season after winning the division crown, and nothing changed all that much. 2010 MVP Joey Votto raked again, they didn't get destroyed with injuries...it just kind of all went wrong. But the Reds retooled for 2012,...
I missed this the other day, but just saw it on Redleg Nation when catching up on Cincinnati Reds news (or … [visit site to read more]
TONIGHT, ON REDS LIVE - SPRING TRAINING 2012:
A slimmer-trimmer Jay Bruce is well aware of the need for consistency, and has dedicated himself to that goal. Jim Day profiles the Reds right fielder.Barry Larkin has been a guest instructor at Spring Training, and he sits down with Jeff Piecoro to share what his duties have included during his time at camp.Its the lone off day for the...
Here is how the prospects performed on Monday afternoon:
Zack Cozart went 2-2 with a double.
Bill Rhinehart went 0-1.
Todd Frazier went 0-2.
Devin Mesoraco went 0-2.
Denis Phipps went 0-2.
Daryl Jones drew a walk and scored the games only run.
Andrew Brackman is scheduled to pitch tomorrow for the Reds. It may be a big day for him if he wants to make a real run at making the big...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Sale pitched two-hit ball over six innings and struck out six Monday as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds 1-0.
Sale allowed a one-out double to Zack Cozart in the first inning and a single to Cozart leading off the fourth. Sale, who had allowed eight runs in 7 1-3 innings in his previous two starts, is moving to the rotation following...
Perhaps looking ahead to their coveted off day on Wednesday, the Reds (8-11-1) took an 8-1 beating from visiting Seattle (12-7) on Tuesday. Left-hander Jeff Francis got the start opposite of Mariners' veteran Kevin Millwood. Here's a recap of the good, the bad and a few notables from the exhibition contest:
- Brandon Phillips was 2-for-2 and scored the team...
The Baseball Tonight crew rolled into Goodyear, Arizona on Tuesday and seemed to have come away impressed. Watch and listen as Tim Kurjian and former Red Aaron Boone preview the squad.