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Another year and another productive season from All-Star Brandon Phillips. The Redlegs second basemen has been the epitome of consistency throughout his seven years in Cincinnati, and the 2012 campaign was no different. He proved to be the team's most versatile player (by far) after being moved around in the lineup more times than a dish of cranberry sauce on Turkey Day. His unselfishness and good play continue to make him a fan favorite among the fan base.
Here's a look back at some notables from his season:
+ Inked a 6-year/$72.5M contract extension on April 10th, which keeps him as a Red through 2017
+ Was snubbed of a third career trip to the All-Star Game after NL manager Tony La Russa inexplicably left him (and teammate Johnny Cueto) off the roster
+ Belted exactly 18 homers for the third season in a row
+ Posted his second-highest single-season average (.281) since 2007
+ Hit .375 (9-24) with three doubles and a team-high seven RBI in the NLDS
+ Earned a...
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Peoria was off on Sunday, but they played Phoenix on Saturday. It was a smashfest as it saw the teams combine for 23 runs on 27 hits. The Javelinas ended up on the wrong end of the score though as the Desert Dogs came up with a 12-11 win. Not many Reds prospects were in the game, but the ones that were made their mark in what time they had.
-CF Billy Hamilton came in as a pinch...
The Reds are pretty locked and loaded at the second base position at the Major League level with Brandon Phillips signed through 2017. Injuries or decline in play could always open up a spot for someone before that time frame though.
The Reds have some depth at the second base position throughout the farm system, but there really isn’t a stand out prospect at the position. Ryan...
It was a 3-2 win for Peoria as they outhit Surprise 10 to six. Every Reds pitcher was used in this one and two of the three hitters saw action as well. They all did their best to figure into deciding the game as well.
-CF Billy Hamilton went 1-4, with a run scored and a stolen base (5). He scored the go-ahead run in the 5th inning. He reached on a bunt, stole second, got to third...
Today marks day eight of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot.
But for now, here is No. 5 on the list:
Today marks day seven of the Top 12 Games of
the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber
fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past
six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year
each day until we reach the number one spot.
But for now, here is No. 6
on the list:
The Houston Astros fired bench coach Joe Pettini, MLB.com reported Friday. The move does not come as a surprise since new manager Bo Porter wants to have his own coaching staff. Pettini also spent 10 years as Tony La Russa's bench coach with the St. Louis Cardinals. He came to Houston after LaRussa retired last year.