Found December 11, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
by: Parker Perry
With Johnathan Broxton re-signed, Ryan Ludwick extended and Jack Hannahan on radar, the Cincinnati Reds appear to be having a solid off season.
However, there is one glaring piece that needs to be addressed--albeit a vast amount a time to do so.
Cincinnati needs a leadoff hitter. And unlike finding a bat that can play field or a closer, they will be forced to look for outside help.
There are different avenues the front office can take to fill the hole. There are still free agents like Michael Bourn who are demanding top dollar for his services. There are players like Justin Upton and Dexter Folwer who are demanding to trade value for theirs.
The Reds are attempting to make a move that will blossom their franchise into legitimate World Series contenders without giving up its future. A predicament that many small market teams must face to compete.
As far as I can tell there are several routs the Reds can ...
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Many around the baseball world thought Ryan Ludwick's better days were behind him after the 2011 season. And who could honestly blame them?
The former UNLV Runnin' Rebel was coming off back-to-back seasons in which saw his offensive production decline sharply. He was traded midseason twice during those years, once from the Cardinals to San Diego in 2010, and then again...
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...
The Reds announced this weekend that they will have a new, red alternate jersey for the 2013 season that reads “Los Rojos” across the front:
I’ve gone on record on this site before, and I will continue to, in support of jerseys that do more than just slap “los” in front of the name but try to do something more. This jersey does that. The Reds don’t have any home uniforms...
If the rumors are true, the Reds have traded Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius for who would now be former Cleveland Indians Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald.
From the Reds side
Losing Drew Stubbs at this point in time isn’t a big deal. While I fully believe he is better than he showed in 2012, he isn’t exactly someone you worry about losing. Gregorius is more of a concern at this...
The 2013 Prospect Guide is now officially at the printer. If you ordered the soft cover version, it will be in your hands by the end of the month. With Christmas falling on Tuesday this year, it may or may not be delivered to you by then. If you ordered the PDF version, you will receive an email tomorrow afternoon after I finish up the alterations with a download link. Thanks to...
Wow. Just like last year’s trade for Mat Latos, I did not see this one coming. Today, the Cincinnati Reds traded Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius to the Cleveland Indians for Jason Donald and Shin-Soo Choo, solving the lead-off problem.
“It was very difficult giving up home-grown talent, but we think Choo can fill the missing parts in our lineup both offensively and defensively...
The 2012 season definitely brought more good than bad for the Redlegs. They were able to overcome an injury to MVP first basemen Joey Votto, which sidelined him for over two months, to win their second National League Central Division crown in three years. Because it's the middle of the December, and because there is not much to talk about regarding the Reds, here's some...
It’s easy to get lost looking at the Reds dominating bullpen over the past few years. It’s also easy to think about the combination of Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Brandon Phillips at the plate. However, that would overlook the most consistent aspect of the Reds play over the past three seasons: their fielding. Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have won multiple Gold Gloves, but...
The Cincinnati Reds have reached agreement with utility infielder Jack Hannahan on a one-year, $2 million contract, according to Fox Sports. Hannahan, 32, is expected to primarily back up Todd Frazier at third base, where he has played the majority of his innings in the major leagues, next year. In two seasons with Cleveland, Hannahan hit .247 with 12 homers and 69 RBI. His...
The Reds are on the verge of a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians that would bring outfielder Shin-soo Choo and utility infielder Jason Donald to Cincinnati in exchange for CF Drew Stubbs and shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius.Choo will be a free agent after the 2013 season and will make roughly $7.5 million via arbitration this coming season. So, it's a one-year rental...
The Reds and Indians are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and another piece to the Reds for Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius , Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports.
The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as their leadoff man, but he has little experience in center field as he has logged only 10 games there.
Choo who is a free-agent after 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, [...]
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
With news (I believe it was CBS Sports who reported first) that Ryan Ludwick has been signed to a two year deal, the Reds now turn to other needs.
With Scott Rolen's future in doubt, and Miguel Cairo and Wilson Valdez unlikely to return, the Reds need to find a good utility infielder who can back up Todd Frazier at third...