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Always a prolific user of Twitter, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips mentioned Wednesday he hoped to learn about his future with the club, and then on Thursday, stated he was flying to Cincinnati from his hometown in Atlanta.
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After surprisingly making the playoffs in 2010, the Reds slipped in 2011, primarily due to a starting staff that declined rapidly, and it didn’t help that top prospect Aroldis Chapman had a really rough start to the season. Other than Chapman, few other Reds prospects spent major time in the majors, though several of them made an appearance in the majors. That’s not too bad...
It was another nice year for second baseman Brandon Phillips and with that, now the team has to decide what do with him. The Reds have Phillips for 2012 for $12 million but after that all bets are off. Apparently Phillips was talking to the brass at the General Manager’s Meeting but Walt Jocketty said [...]
An idea started over at Project Prospect that I have borrowed because I think it gives some good insight into the players and what we can all see with them while watching the same video. Ronald Torreyes has done absolutely nothing but hit since signing with the Reds. The 18 year old has hit .364 between the Venezuelan Summer League, Arizona Rookie League and the Midwest League...
The Reds don't figure to be players in the free agent market this offseason, considering that their payroll is likely to go up only slightly from last year's 80.8 million.
With nearly 50 million committed to seven players under contract, the club simply can't pursue top-end free agents. For example, the Reds did not make early calls to the agents for Jose Reyes or C.J...
Today is a big day in Reds prospect land. JJ Cooper will unveil his Reds Top 10 list over at Baseball America later today. I imagine that after #1 our lists will look quite a bit different, but I can’t wait to see what he has this year. I will post more once the list goes up.
Jamie Ramsey has up all of the confirmed Redsfest Invitees over at his blog. Here are the minor leaguers...
Baseball America released their top ten list of Reds prospects today. Here they are:
1. Devin Mesoraco, c
2. Billy Hamilton, ss
3. Yonder Alonso, 1b/of
4. Yasmani Grandal, c
5. Zack Cozart, ss
6. Daniel Corcino, rhp
7. Robert Stephenson, rhp
8. DiDi Gregorius, ss
9. Todd Frazier, 3b/1b/of
10. Brad Boxberger, rhp
It’s an interesting list. I agree with most of it, but I’ll admit...
Reds owner Bob Castellini left the owners' meetings in Milwaukee a happy man.The approval of the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane was approved with the stipulation that the Astros move from the Reds' division -- the National League Central -- to the American League West.
That means the Reds are in a five-team division again beginning in 2013.
Reds third baseman Juan Francisco was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic, according to reports from that country.
If you haven’t been to Redsfest, you need to go. Period.
We’ll talk more about it later, but I urge you all to go buy your tickets to Redsfest. It’s a fun event, and the Reds just announced the list of attendees. If you’re into autographs, it’s great…but I don’t care anything about getting anyone’s autograph, and I still had a blast when I went two years ago.
Thieves held up Juan Francisco at gun point and robbed him:
According to Nunuz: “I was told that Juan was driving to his parents’ hometown at Bonao (north of Santo Domingo) and men wearing police uniform robbed him jewelry, a wristwatch, money and his waggon’s battery. I’ll be looking for more details.”
I’m glad no physical harm came from the ordeal.
Of course, you don’t...