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Did the Reds give up too much in acquiring young hurler Mat Latos? Drawing simply from the results of the latest poll conducted by MLBtraderumors.com, the answer is yes.
Here's the question posed by the site to its readers:
Just as a refresher, the following is a recap of the package each team received for their young arm:
-Athletics trade Trevor Cahill (and Craig Breslow) to the Diamondbacks for Jarrod Parker, Collin Cowgill, and Ryan Cook.-Padres trade Mat Latos to the Reds for Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso, and Brad Boxberger.
-Athletics trade Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals for Brad Peacock, A.J. Cole, Tom Milone, and Derek Norris.
-Mariners trade Michael Pineda (and Jose Campos) to the Yankees for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi.
And the results?
And as you can see the majority of voters (44%) chose the package the Padres received as the best of the four. Of course, there are some variables to consider here. Perhaps the deal is justified ...
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A green Reds' hat? That ain't right.
It's just spring training but it's always nice to beat those rivals from the north and that's just what the Reds (7-9-1) did in convincing fashion on Saturday, beating the Indians (4-9) by a score of 9-2. Bronson Arroyo had his best outing of the spring, while Zack Cozart led the way offensively.
Now let's take...
What a difference a year makes for Paul Janish -- and not in a good way.
Janish was the starting shortstop last spring. Edgar Renteria was brought in to back him up but the job was Janish's.
Janish did lose the job. He was hitting .227 without a home run on July 7 when the Reds optioned him to Class AAA Louisville and brought up Zack Cozart. Cozart was deemed the shortstop...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Unless something dastardly happens to catchers Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan, fans aren't likely to see much of catcher Corky Miller this year.
That doesn't minimize his importance or his contributions to the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff during spring training and over the course of the long, long season.
Miller, 36, is one of the most beloved players...
It’s been a month since Spring Training started, and the Cincinnati Reds finally got around to making their first round of cuts. In all, 16 players had to pack their bags and leave big league camp. None of the decisions were surprising.
IF Kristopher Negron, IF Neftali Soto, RHP Josh Judy; IF Didi Gregorius, IF Henry Rodriguez, RHP Pedro Villarreal; IF/OF Donald Lutz and RHP Kyle...
The Cincinnati Reds (7-10) snapped a modest 2 game winning streak as a 9th inning rally against the Arizona Diamondbacks (7-9) fell just short. The Reds took an early lead before blowing up in the 7th. A single lost in the wind, and a key error lead to 7 runs in the inning for the D-Backs. Trailing 8-5 going into the final frame the Reds were able to score 2 runs to make...
I want to start out by saying I love Brandon Phillips, who doesn’t, but the Reds will not sign BP to a long term deal for the money Brandon wants, and this is one of the rare cases that both sides are right. Brandon is looking to get around 15 million a year and I say to a team with a higher payroll he would be a great addition to their club. The Reds just can’t commit that...
Many consider March Madness to be the best time of the year. In fact, the wild upsets, crazy buzzer beaters, busted brackets, and large office pools practically make this weekend an unofficial national holiday.
Of the many things running through my mind today there were two in particular that aided in the creation of this post. The first involved Reds baseball and the second...
Today is the eighth and final day of the series featuring our season predicitons. We hope you've enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them. In this post we examine some of the team's potential All-Stars. Here's who we dubbed as the most likely hopefuls:
@RedlegsWriter's picks: Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Scott Rolen, Johnny Cueto,...
Here is how the Reds prospects performed in Friday and Saturday’s games:
Denis Phipps went 1-1 with a double.
Didi Gregorius went 0-1.
Neftali Soto went 0-1.
Donald Lutz went 0-1.
Henry Rodriguez went 1-3 with an RBI and a run.
Kristopher Negron went 0-0 with a walk.
Devin Mesoraco went 0-3.
Daryl Jones went 0-1.
Chris Valaika went 2-3 with 2 RBI.
Matt Latos threw four scoreless innings and Drew Stubbs hit his first home run of the spring to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Friday night.
Latos allowed two singles and struck out three.
Stubbs hit a three-run homer off Alex White in the Reds' four-run second. Stubbs hit 22 home runs in 2010, but had only 15 last season and set a team record with...
by: Matt BollmanStaff Writer
The Reds (6-9-1) faced off in a late eastern time zone start against the Rockies (7-7) on Friday night. Mat Latos took the ball matched up against Colorado's Alex White. Cincy got back to their winning ways by knocking off the Rockies by a tally of 4-3. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the notables from tonight's game:
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Tomko family owns a legacy in Cleveland that has nothing to do with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brett Tomko, nor does it have anything to do with baseball.
It is all about basketball -- the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
When Tomko's father, Jerry, was 29 he entered a contest to provide a nickname for the new NBA franchise in Cleveland.
"He not only...
Ubaldo Jimenez gave up six runs in less than four innings, including a long leadoff homer by Brandon Phillips, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday.
Phillips drove the fifth pitch of the game out of the ballpark and into the Arizona desert. The shot far beyond the left-field fence was tracked down by a youngster in a stretch of sand near a roadway.
This post marks no. 5 in our 8-day series featuring predicitions for the upcoming season. GM Walt Jocketty and the Reds were as aggressive as ever this winter adding mutiple notable players via trade or free agency. While the club hopes all of these acquisitions make a positive impact, only one can stand out as the Reds' Top Newcomer of 2012. Here's a look at our selections...
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.
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