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2011 was a disappointing season for the Reds, finishing 79-83 (3rd in NL Central) after reaching the postseason in 2010. The team was in the bottom third of the majors in almost every pitching statistic including ERA (4.16), walks (539) and home runs allowed (185). General manager Walt Jocketty was able to swing a deals for starting pitcher Mat Latos (San Diego), and fireballer Aroldis Chapman is being converted back to original position as a starter. Those two should join solid youngsters Johnny Cueto (9-5, 2.31 ERA) and Mike Leake (12-9, 3.86 ERA), as well as veteran Bronson Arroyo (9-12, 5.07 ERA) in what is one of the more promising young starting rotations in the league. The team also acquired Sean Marshall from the Cubs, and could make the rotation in Chapman struggles transitioning back to starter, or if Arroyo's struggles from 2011 carry over to this year. The bullpen should also be solid, with former Phillies' closer Ryan Madson taking over that role from the depart...
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. The first thing Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker told newly acquired pitcher Mat Latos was, Just be yourself.
Baker smiled and said, I said that even though I know that Latos is, uh, a little bit different.
And it is more than the Body By Ink, tattoos from neck to toes, and the spiked hair that forces his hat size to be larger than his head.
Latos is a genuine...
The Cincinnati Reds finished the 2011 season with a disappointing 79-83 record and 17 games behind first place Milwaukee. They went into the off-season knowing that they had to shore up their pitching staff. Mission accomplished, but at a hefty price. The Reds traded away 4 of their top prospects to acquire Mat Latos from the Padres and Sean Marshall from the Cubs.
The Reds improved their major league squad greatly dealing for front line starting pitcher Mat Latos. It came at a cost, though, and that cost was a host of their top prospects. What is left is a top heavy system headlined by some up the middle talent.
Top 5 fantasy baseball prospects
1- Devin Mesoraco, C
Mesoraco is amongst the best prospect backstops in baseball. He...
It’s been widely noted for a while now that both Phillips and the Reds are interested in working out a long-term extension. However, all the talk and so little action has got me wondering, does the organization really want to keep Phillips around beyond this year? Their moves lately have me seriously doubting their intentions.
Firstly, the club decided to pick up the 1yr/...
I think David Byrne first introduced this dance in the Once in a Lifetime video … [visit site to read more]
Chicks dig the mask T...
The Devin Inside
Catchers are one of the most Shallow Hal positions in fantasy baseball, so owners are always trying to get a leg up by finding the young prospects that can make a splurge on their fantasy squad. Devin Mesoraco could be one of those guys. He tore up the minor leagues with a .300 average and hit 48 home runs in his last 2 seasons of...
After injuries limited Scott Rolen to only 65 games played last season, the perennial All-Star third baseman is hoping for a healthy bounce-back campaign in 2012. He recently showed up to the Cincinnati Reds' camp ready for action.
When pitcher Brett Tomko returned to the Reds earlier this month, he walked into the Spring Training clubhouse carrying something that the younger version of himself didn't have during his first turn in Cincinnati.
Ryan Ludwick didn't feel that he needed to open up the hood on his hitting approach and do a whole lot of tinkering. The newest Reds outfielder knew plain as day what made him successful in the past, and what caused his more recent struggles.
It was a slow news day, so there isn’t much for today. There is a short, 2 inning scrimmage against themselves today. The real exhibition games begin this weekend. What a strange sentence that was to type… real exhibition?
Baseball Prospectus began its NL Central Preview yesterday. The projection has the Reds finishing at 87-75. The article doesn’t look at the Cardinals, Brewers...
One of the emerging storylines coming from the Cincinnati Reds’ Spring Training this year involves <a ... [visit site to read more]
Todd Frazier knows he has to make himself valuable to cement a spot on the Reds' 25-man roster, and to that end, he was out there during workouts on Tuesday taking grounders at first base, third base and flies in left field.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cincinnati Reds already had a significant Cardinals presence in general manager Walt Jocketty; front office assistants Jerry Walker, Cam Bonifay, Marty Maier and Mike Squires; sc
Check out this recent video/audio clip put together by cincinnat.com. In it you'll hear longtime Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman share his expectations and other thoughts regarding the team's upcoming season.
Just because top Reds prospect Devin Mesoraco will be in the Majors this season, it doesn't mean that catcher Ryan Hanigan will only get scraps of playing time behind the plate.