Found November 18, 2011 on
Congratulations to all you loyal readers out there, you have made it to another coveted weekend. And to help kick it off right, here are some interesting Reds-related reads for you...
* Satchel Paige of MLBDailyDish.com recently took a stab at projecting the Reds' 2012 roster. Take a look at their post by following this link.
* Open auditions for the new Cincinnati's Got Talent competition takes place this weekend at Great American Ball Park. Click here for the full details.
* Looking to give or receive a Reds hat this holiday season? Jeanne Rose of the Yahoo! Contributor Network lists her top five suggestions here.
* General manager Walt Jocketty says the team's main offseason focus is on upgrading the starting rotation reports WLWT.com.
* The Twins recently signed eight players to minor-league contracts including one member of last year's Reds squad, Jared Burton. He joins Phil Dumatrait and Matt Maloney as former Reds who have signed with Minnesota in the p...
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After surprisingly making the playoffs in 2010, the Reds slipped in 2011, primarily due to a starting staff that declined rapidly, and it didn’t help that top prospect Aroldis Chapman had a really rough start to the season. Other than Chapman, few other Reds prospects spent major time in the majors, though several of them made an appearance in the majors. That’s not too bad...
Major League Baseball announced some major realignment news on Thursday -- most of which will make the Reds' path to both the postseason and World Series a bit easier (read ESPN's coverage of the news here).
Among the moves that will ultimately impact the Reds is the decision to move current NL Central foe Houston to the AL West beginning in the 2013 season. Although...
An idea started over at Project Prospect that I have borrowed because I think it gives some good insight into the players and what we can all see with them while watching the same video. Ronald Torreyes has done absolutely nothing but hit since signing with the Reds. The 18 year old has hit .364 between the Venezuelan Summer League, Arizona Rookie League and the Midwest League...
The Reds don't figure to be players in the free agent market this offseason, considering that their payroll is likely to go up only slightly from last year's 80.8 million.
With nearly 50 million committed to seven players under contract, the club simply can't pursue top-end free agents. For example, the Reds did not make early calls to the agents for Jose Reyes or C.J...
As expected Mesoraco is #1
Here they are, short and sweet.
Baseball America’s top 10 Reds prospects:
1. Devin Mesoraco, catcher
2. Billy Hamilton, shortstop
3. Yonder Alonso, 1B/outfielder
4. Yasmani Grandal, catcher
5. Zack Cozart, shortstop
6. Daniel Corcino, right-handed pitcher
7. Robert Stephenson, right-handed pitcher
8. Didi Gregorius, shortstop...
Baseball America released their top ten list of Reds prospects today. Here they are:
1. Devin Mesoraco, c
2. Billy Hamilton, ss
3. Yonder Alonso, 1b/of
4. Yasmani Grandal, c
5. Zack Cozart, ss
6. Daniel Corcino, rhp
7. Robert Stephenson, rhp
8. DiDi Gregorius, ss
9. Todd Frazier, 3b/1b/of
10. Brad Boxberger, rhp
It’s an interesting list. I agree with most of it, but I’ll admit...
Reds owner Bob Castellini left the owners' meetings in Milwaukee a happy man.The approval of the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane was approved with the stipulation that the Astros move from the Reds' division -- the National League Central -- to the American League West.
That means the Reds are in a five-team division again beginning in 2013.
It was another nice year for second baseman Brandon Phillips and with that, now the team has to decide what do with him. The Reds have Phillips for 2012 for $12 million but after that all bets are off. Apparently Phillips was talking to the brass at the General Manager’s Meeting but Walt Jocketty said [...]
If you haven’t been to Redsfest, you need to go. Period.
We’ll talk more about it later, but I urge you all to go buy your tickets to Redsfest. It’s a fun event, and the Reds just announced the list of attendees. If you’re into autographs, it’s great…but I don’t care anything about getting anyone’s autograph, and I still had a blast when I went two years ago.
Always a prolific user of Twitter, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips mentioned Wednesday he hoped to learn about his future with the club, and then on Thursday, stated he was flying to Cincinnati from his hometown in Atlanta.
In the last game of the 2011 Arizona Fall League regular season, the Phoenix Desert Dogs and Peoria Javelinas finished with a 2-2 tie. Also, apparently the last games of the AFL regular season go only seven innings. My guess would be so the playoff teams can keep their players, pitcher in particular, fresh for the postseason.
-Stenson Award Nominee Brodie Greene went quietly...
In a Nov. 15 story about the rescheduling of the Cincinnati Reds' season-opening baseball game from Good Friday, The Associated Press incorrectly identified Roman Catholic services held that day as Mass. Catholic churches hold services on Good Friday but do not celebrate Mass.
Thieves held up Juan Francisco at gun point and robbed him:
According to Nunuz: “I was told that Juan was driving to his parents’ hometown at Bonao (north of Santo Domingo) and men wearing police uniform robbed him jewelry, a wristwatch, money and his waggon’s battery. I’ll be looking for more details.”
I’m glad no physical harm came from the ordeal.
Of course, you don’t...