Found January 12, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
At last the Reds have announced their caravan dates.The northern leg of the tour will feature: Thom Brennaman, Phil Castellini, Walt Jocketty, Devin Mesoraco, Tom Browning, and Ryan LaMarre. The southern leg of the tour … [visit site to read more]

Sizing Up the Reds Potential '12 Bullpen

Bray and the rest of the Reds bullpen will strike fear in the hearts of many a batter. With the announced signing of Ryan Madson (although a contract is yet to be formalized), the Reds have all but formulated their bullpen for the upcoming 2012 season. What at one time looked to be a certain weakness going into the season, with the departure of Francisco Cordero, and the plans...

What Should The Reds Do With Left Field?

The Reds entered the off-season with two possible paths forward: 1. Trade Joey Votto for a bushel of young players and accept a consolidation while breaking in the foundation of their next core group of everyday players. 2. Trade some of those young players for roster upgrades in an effort to win while they have Votto under contract. They choose the second path, shipping Yonder...

New 21-25 Top Prospects

With the Reds trading away Alonso, Grandal, Boxberger, Torreyes and Sappelt the Reds lost 5 of their Top 25 prospects in my rankings. Here are the new guys ranked #21-25 now that those guys have departed (For full scouting reports on these guys and about 85 more guys, click on that link above and buy the 2012 (Reds) Prospect Guide): 21.  Donnie Joseph – LHP – 23 years old ...

McCoy: Reds continue to focus on pitching

When last years disastrous season concluded for the Cincinnati Reds, general manager Walt Jocketty sifted through the wreckage and made a quick determination. His team for certain needed quick fixes in one location: pitching, pitching, pitching. And he has spent the winter doing just that, using more than super glue to make the fixes. First he added starter Mat Latos via trade with...

Reds Caravan to make stop in Louisville on January 29

Louisville, KY – The 2012 Reds Winter Caravan, presented by, will make its annual stop in Louisville on Sunday, January 29 at Louisville Slugger Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Reds broadcaster and former Louisville Bats broadcaster Jim Kelch, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, Manager Dusty...

Reds Notes: Baker, Left Fielders, Smith, Larkin

Some news items out of the Queen City... Dusty Baker is only signed through 2012 and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer isn't sure Baker will be back even if the Reds reach the postseason, noting that the club is high on Triple-A manager David Bell.  Fay also addresses several other Reds-related questions from his Twitter followers in this mailbag piece. "We'...

More on Ryan Madson

David Schoenfield, over at ESPN’s SweetSpot, agrees with us about the newest Red, Ryan Madson; it’s a great pickup for the Redlegs: Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty may be too old to do a backflip, but he may be attempting one right now. This is how you build a good team in a small market with a limited budget: Sign one of the better closers in the game for a one...

Liscio's Bakery Temporarily Screwed

Ryan Madson's signing with Cincinnati leaves Liscio's Bakery without a face for their advertising campaign. Or does it? Those business savvy Italians were quick to ink Hunter "Good game, let's go eat" Pence to take over for Mad Dog. Suddenly I'm starving for a cannoli.

MLB: How will Hall of Fame Voters Treat the Class of 2013

Before former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin’s Hall of Fame plaque could be ordered on Monday talk had already turned to the 2013 class of eligible players but for all the wrong reasons. Between 1984 and 2007 the names Biggio, Piazza, Bonds, Schilling, Sosa, and Clemens were synonymous with greatness. There was also a period of time when a few of these names were linked...

Tom Verducci: As Ryan Madson learned, teams are limiting payouts to closers

As the postseason showed, guys who can save games in the ninth inning aren't hard to find, which is just one reason why closers aren't valued as highly as before, writes Tom Verducci.

Thanks for the Memories

A few days ago, upon hearing of Larkin’s election to the Hall of Fame, I asked the other guys here to share a cherished Larkin memory or two.  I thought it would be nice to share them with the rest of the Nation. I’ll start with mine: This is pretty random, but I remember right after Larkin had retired, he mentioned that Bowden had tried to get him to play for the Nationals...

Madson To Cincinnati

Walt Jocketty and his Cincinnati Reds have signaled to the baseball community that they believe the NL Central to be ripe for the taking in 2012. The organization has been extremely bold this offseason. They opted to leverage several of their young, valuable assets — namely Yonder Alonso, Travis Wood, and Yasmani Grandal — to acquire Mat Latos and Sean Marshall, in hopes of complimenting...

Get Your Tournament Schedule and Rules Interpretation Here!

Well, the commissioner has heard your cries for mercy. To simplify things, I'm eliminating Rule #3. If you complete 5 consecutive unblocked passes, that's a goal, no shot required. String together as many sets of 5 as you can. To get possession, you'll need a successful block. Your rules, in layman's terms, are as follows.Pass to your teammates.Block the opposing...
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