Found January 06, 2012 on Diamond Hoggers:
While perusing the different Reds sites around the net, I recently found Pete Rose’s opinion on Joey Votto’s future with the Reds over at Reds Country. “I’ve got to believe (Reds owner) Bob Castellini wants to keep him, because nobody wants to win more than Bob,” Rose said. “(After all the recent movement by big-name first baseman), it’s not such a great time to be a first baseman and a free agent. They all want (and are getting) long-term deals. “But there are only so many clubs out there with that kind of money to spend,” Rose said. “California has (Albert) Pujols, the Yankees have (Mark) Teixeira, and somebody’s going to get Prince Fielder. I don’t know that Joey wants to go to Chicago and be a Cub. I think the Reds will try to keep him, and they might be able to, because there might not be the money out here for him somewhere else.”   Ah, but Pete; you’re forgetting to mention that Votto knows of the territory north of the border. I truly believe there’s nothing more the Bl

6 Ex-Reds the Team Could Use Now

Hamilton highlights a pleathora of players the Reds undoubtedly wish they still had With all the talk swirling around Cincinnati about who to acquire to help fill the remaining holes this club has, I couldn't help but think of how much easier this would be if the solution to these problems lied within the organization. From there I began thinking about all the former Reds...

Reds sign former first-rounder Brackman

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with right-hander Andrew Brackman on a one-year deal. Brackman was a September call up of the New York Yankees last season and pitched in three games. But the team declined his contract option this winter. Brackman was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Yankees despite needing reconstructive elbow surgery. The Cincinnati...

Thursday news and notes

The Reds made a few signings  over the last few weeks. Andrew Brackman is officially a Red now. The Reds also signed PJ Phillips, he is Brandon’s younger brother. He is a former 2nd round draft pick of the Angels (2005), so he at least had tools at one point. He has severe plate discipline issues though that have held him back from using those tools on the offensive side of things...

Former Yanks top pick Brackman signs with Reds

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Odd Stats from the 2011 Season

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Leftfield Free Agent Options

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Reds hoping to stay healthy at hot corner

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Reds name Jenkins assistant pitching coach

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Spring is in the air

In case you were wondering, pitchers and catchers report in 45 days. On that optimistic springtime note, THT Forecasts (where I’ll be writing the Reds player capsules this year, by the way) currently projects the Reds to win 93 games and finish one up on the Cards. It’s January and, for the moment, I choose not to question that. I can’t wait for baseball to come back.

Dishing with Dusty youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis recently caught up with Dusty Baker, and she asked the Reds manager the same questions many fans have on their minds.
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