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Scott Rolen seemed to have one foot out the door by the end of the 2012 season. Injuries had limited him to the point of considering retirement. Despite the potential that Rolen my retire, the Cincinnati Reds kept an open line of communication. That may have paid off as Rolen is considering a return for the 2013 season. According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Rolen may want to go to spring training with the Reds and see if he can play another year. Knobler says the Reds are happy to let him do so. His leadership is something the team would like to continue to have around. Rolen played in just 92 games last season. He has dealt with a variety of injuries, most notably to his shoulder. The consensus seems to be that Rolen's injuries prevented him from reaching his full potential. But he made the most of his career and could still help the Reds in some capacity. Rolen hit .245/.318/.399. However, he was an All-Star in 2011 and is a seven-time All-Star overall in his career. Rolen won the Rookie of the Year award in 1997 and has hit .281/.364/.490 in his career. He may not have lived up to his potential because of injury setbacks, but he should have no regrets. His career has been one that most players can only dream of.
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by: Chase Fitzgerald
Dear Drew Stubbs,
I’ve just found that you are now going to be an Indian and I just wanted to say goodbye. You’ve had your ups and downs, but I honestly really enjoyed watching you play. You may have been the most electrifying player on the Reds by always being a threat to steal a base and making some catches in center field look plain...
by: Parker Perry
Before giving my thoughts on everything the Reds have done in the last couple days, it was important for me to really think what the telos of the organization was.
I could come up with just one answer.
Every step they took was not to cut cost (as a lot of teams do), it was not to fill holes in the lineup with toothpaste (though I heard...
This guy has been wheeling and dealing lately
It's been a busy, yet productive week for general manager Walt Jocketty and the Cincinnati Reds.
The team has wasted no time at all in addressing their offseason wish list. First, the club re-signed free agent closer Jonathan Broxton at the end of November. That move was made in an effort to allow the team to implement their...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds and free-agent infielder Jack Hannahan have finalized a two-year contract, giving the team added depth at third base.
The 32-year old, reunited with former Cleveland teammate Shin-Soo Choo, hit .244 for the Indians last season with 16 doubles, four homers and 29 RBIs in 105 games. His playing time was limited by a minor back injury.
In six big...
On Sunday, Redlegs Review staff writer wrote this report that the Reds were close to signing free agent utility infielder Jack Hannahan. On Wednesday, the move came to fruition as Hannahan and Cincinnati struck an accord to the tune of one-year and $2 million.
The 32-year old spent the 2012 campaign as a member of the Cleveland Indians and posted a .244/.312/.341 line in 105...
The Reds and GM Walt Jocketty have been very active this offseason capped off by the deal to bring in leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians. One day later it was announced that another Indian, free agent infielder Jack Hannahan, will join the Reds for 2013. Cincinnati had a need to add infield depth after the completion of the contracts with veterans Cario, Valdez, and Rolen.
Tuesday evening, several eyebrows were raised when the Indians, Reds, and Diamondbacks pulled off a three-way blockbuster. Some raised their eyebrows because the Diamondbacks dealt a top pitching prospect for a shortstop who might never hit. Some raised their eyebrows because the Indians managed to get that pitching prospect for one year of an outfielder. Some raised their eyebrows...
According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year deal with infielder Jack Hannarah. Fay adds that the deal could be announced later today or tomorrow.
The 32-year old infielder spent the 2012 season playing for the Indians and hit .244/.312/.341 with 4 HR's, 29 RBI's and a .292 wOBA in 318 plate appearances.
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by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
The Cincinnati Reds first opponent of the 2013 season has completed the biggest signing of the 2012-2013 off-season.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim inked their rival's, the Texas Rangers, outfielder Josh Hamilton to a five year, $125 million contract.
Yes, that is $25 million a year.
Hamilton was traded by the Reds...
Terry Francona is going to enjoy his time in Cleveland if general manager Chris Antonetti keeps fleecing teams like he did on Tuesday.
The Indians, Diamondbacks and Reds completed a big, three-way trade that should have Cleveland fans ecstatic, Cincinnati fans pleased and Arizona fans left wondering what exactly just happened. The Tribe received a potential ace in Trevor Bauer, the...
During the off season players are regularly bandied about in trade rumors, tonight the rumor of Indians right fielder Shin Soo Choo are now true. The Cleveland Indians traded the .283 batting outfielder to the Cincinnati Reds in return for right handed pitchers Trevor Bauer, Matt Albers, and Bryan Shaw, [...]
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