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TEMPE, Ariz. The buzz question in the camp of the Cincinnati Reds this spring is: Aroldis Chapman or Mike Leake? Mike Leake or Aroldis Chapman?The Reds are experimenting this spring to see what works best for the good and betterment of the team. There is no question Chapman was one of the best closers in the game last season, but some segments of the organization envision him as a rotation guy par excellence.And while some already have Chapman toeing the rubber as a starter with Leake relegated to the bullpen, in the words of a George Gershwin song, It Aint Necessarily So.Both manager Dusty Baker and pitching coach Bryan Price are keeping their eyes wide open and their minds even more wide open.Both Leake and Chapman pitched Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and if numbers mean anything this round when to Leake. He started and pitched three innings no runs and four hits to Chapmans two innings, one run (a home run to Howie Kendrick) and three hits (24 pitches) in h...
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The Reds haven't won a baseball game in a week, and two of their biggest stars (Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips) are currently on leave due to the World Baseball Classic, but have no fear, I have some great nuggets to share with you. Dive on in.
+ Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says the Reds are making two bold moves by sliding Aroldis Chapman into the bullpen and Shin-Soo...
One of the challenges when it comes to ranking players by position in fantasy baseball is trying to determine which player is going to have that breakout season and return a profit to your auction buy or draft pick. When reviewing the list of third basemen for the 2013 season, my pick to break out is Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds.
Frazier took over at third base for the Reds...
Ryan Ludwick and Miguel Olivo hit three-run homers Wednesday night and the Cincinnati Reds piled up 18 hits for a 12-2 victory over Canada's team in the World Baseball Classic.
The Canadians managed only four hits in a tuneup for their opening WBC game on Saturday. Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who is on Canada's team, didn't play.
Mark Hardy, who pitched for Double...
Nothing. That's just the true and simple answer. Most people don't pay any attention to spring training numbers unless a player just has gaudy stats and someone wants to make a mention of them, like Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez who is currently hitting .571 (8-14) with a .600 OBP as of Monday morning. For one thing, the sample size you get during spring training just isn...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Usually, hard feelings do not occur until a game begins. Not Monday. Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker would not shake D-backs manager Kirk Gibsons hand at the pregame lineup exchange because the D-backs opted against using a DH at Salt River Fields.
Newcomer Brandon McCarthy has not had an official at-bat since 2009, spending his entire career in the American League...
Stemming from a pregame argument over the use of the DH, Reds skipper Dusty Baker refused to shake D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson's hand after Monday's game.
SALT RIVER AT TAKLING STICK, Ariz. Cincinnati Reds third base coach Mark Berry took all the drama and intrigue out of Joey Vottos announcement Monday morning.As Votto walked toward a media gathering to say yes or no to playing for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, Berry broke into a lusty and off-key rendition of, O Canada.So, yes. Yes, Votto will play for his native country...
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (7) | 2011 (6) | 2010 (17) | 2009 (14) | 2008 (3)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [97-65] NL Central
AAA: [51-93] International League – Louisville
AA: [68-70] Southern League – Pensacola
A+: [72-68] California League – Bakersfield
A: [60-78] Midwest League – Dayton
Zack Cozart (SS); Devin Mesoraco...
Here is the media pack that covers the CINCINNATI REDS. Newspaper- The predominant newspaper in town is the Cincinnati Enquirer. The paper’s online sports page includes a dedicated section on the Reds. John Fay (Twitter) is the lead beat writer along with Tom Groeschen (Twitter). The pair also write for the paper’s Reds Blog. You’ll also
Brandon McCarthy pitched three innings in his second start, allowing a home run in the first inning to Zack Cozart, and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of some sloppy Cincinnati play to beat the Reds 7-2 Monday.
Johnny Cueto went three innings in his second start for Cincinnati. He slipped in the first inning, causing concern for the Reds because he strained an oblique in...
Cincinnati’s has one of the easier opening day rosters to predict after returning most of their players from a 97-win season. Dusty Baker’s management style utilizes all 25 of the active roster spots and there still is some competition for utility infield and bullpen jobs as the season approaches.