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The rosters for the World Baseball Classic were released yesterday, and Brandon Phillips will be playing for Team USA.
Phillips was hesitant, at first, but manager Joe Torre convinced him.
“My conversation with Joe Torre convinced me to really do it. I wanted to do it the past. But some of the players got hurt and started off real slow in the season. Talking to Joe Torre, he said representing the country was something I could always say to my kids — to say I played for the country.”
Phillips is the only member of the Cincinnati Reds named to any of the WBC teams. Neither Joey Votto and Johnny Cueto were on their respective country’s rosters. At first, I wondered what the deal was. It’s not like there are any Canadian first baseman blocking Votto.
But it turns out that both Votto and Cueto, because of their injuries during the 2012 season, are on a chronic injury list. That means that the two must pass physicals before being cleared to play.
I wouldn’t mind if neither of them didn’t ...
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Hal McCoy, who has covered the Cincinnati Reds for 40 years, is looking for a ride to games. See what the reason is for his request.
In less than a month the Reds will begin spring training. There are a ton of questions around this team but one of the most important is the health of Joey Votto’s knee.
Thinking back to early last season, Votto was on his way to an MVP type season and then injured the knee on a slide into third base. Two surgeries and a rough rehab later Votto was back for the Reds but never quite...
On Thursday, the United States revealed its roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. It had been rumored for a while that Brandon Phillips' name might be on it. Well, it turns out that it was.
Phillips is one of 27 players who comprised the preliminary roster released by Team USA.
Phillips, 31, is likely slotted to be the starting second basemen on the national...
by: Jon Davis
#11 Ryan LaMarre OF
@RyanLaMarre4 on Twitter
Next on the list we have 6-foot-2, 205-pound outfielder, Ryan LaMarre -- who the Reds drafted out of the University of Michigan in the second round in 2010. He is what I like to call "a flip-flopper", as he bats right handed and throws left, a la Ryan Ludwick. LaMarre...
Reading an article by Matt Snyder on CBS sports, there is one quote that gets me very excited.
With Votto, Phillips, Bruce, Chapman, Latos, Cueto, Hamilton, Shin-Soo Choo, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco, Zack Cozart, Homer Bailey and more, the Reds have star power, role players, depth and potential for improvement in several areas. They are set up to contend every year for the foreseeable...
Coming into the 2012 season, there were two things most people knew about Chad Rogers: He was once bitten by a shark and that he was a solid relief prospect. After 2012 he was still once bitten by a shark, but he was now an intriguing pitching prospect with a chance to start.
The Reds sent Rogers to Bakersfield and the starting rotation for the Blaze. He made his first start of the...
by: Matt Bollmann
Justice French is a rising pitching prospect in the Reds organization. Drafted in the 25th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, the 23-year old will be entering his third season as a professional in 2013. French, a Georgia native, split time between Class-A Dayton and Bakersfield last year, which he compiled a 4-4 record, 3.72 ERA, and 1.446 WHIP...
I will be the first to admit, the outlook for the 2013 version of the Cincinnati Reds looks pretty rosy. The organization's recent history of success has dramatically raised expectations around the Queen City. And they appear to have the pieces in place needed to reach or exceed them.
With that being said, here are 15 expectations I have for the Redlegs in 2013. Disclaimer...
Friday marked the deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures for arbitration. If necessary, salary arbitration hearings will be held between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20.
Here is a look at the figures from the Reds, courtesy of CBS Sports:
Homer Bailey: player $5.8M, team $4.75M
Shin-Soo Choo: player $8M, team $6.75M
Chris Heisey: player $1.65M, team $1.05M
Logan Ondrusek and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year contract.
The team announced the deal Thursday night.
Ondrusek, a right-handed reliever, had filed for salary arbitration after going 5-2 with a 3.46 ERA and two saves last season. Teams and players are set to exchange proposed salaries Friday.
Cincinnati still has six players in arbitration: pitchers Homer Bailey...
by: Jon Davis
#12 Amir Garrett LHP
Next on the list we have Amir Garrett, a prospect who is every bit the definition of that word. Garrett was a two-sport star in high school and ultimately agreed to join the St. John's basketball team prior to being drafted by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2011 draft. Now, some...
My favorite things about Reds.com right now is without a doubt, the countdown to spring training. We are currently sitting at 25 days until pitchers and catchers report. Can. Not. Wait.
John Sickels will occasionally post player comments from his book. Yesterday he posted Billy Hamilton as one of his comments. Here is a peak:
I have been watching baseball for 35 years and I have...
by: Jon Davis
#13 Dan Langfield RHP
@D_Langfield on Twitter
At No. 13, we find Dan Langfield, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound right handed pitcher. Langfield was drafted by the Reds in the third round of the 2012 draft, out of the University of Memphis. In his final year with the Tigers, he posted an ERA of 2.79 and a league-best 111 strikeouts...
The dominant right-handed starter is a baseball prototype that's been around since the beginning of the sport. But in recent years, lefty aces have started to take hold across the league, and teams are employing a nearly equal blend of lefty and righty studs in their rotation. The overall ceiling among left-handers is probably higher overall, but the talent pool among right-handed...