Found December 05, 2012 on
Red Hot Mama:
The Reds players pause for a moment around the cup during their division-clinching celebration.Well, I didn’t even know that Baseball American gave out an Organization of the Year Award. In fact, for a moment, I wondered if it was another first-time-ever-given awards, like that Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award. But I looked it up, and it’s been given since 1982. It’s an award that’s older than most of the Reds’ team.
And, in all that time, the Reds have never won it, which probably explains why I’ve never heard of it.
But all that changed this year. Baseball America said that Cincinnati deserved it for their ability build a contender from home-grown players. They aren’t wrong. Joey Votto, Johnny Ceuto, Zack Cozart, Ryan Hanigan, Jay Bruce, Homer Bailey, Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, and Drew Stubbs–almost all of those are really solid names.
And they’re not done yet. Let’s not forget young Billy Hamilton. But after that? I’m afraid we’re running out of guys that Dan O’Brien pi
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
by: Parker Perry
After three innings of the baseball winter meetings, the Cincinnati Reds are still scoreless.
Though it appears at the start of day two of the three day winter meeting, the Reds will start with a man in scoring position.
It's looking more and more like Ryan Ludwick.
The Cincinnati Reds seem more interested in keeping the band...
by: Parker Perry
John Fay has reported that Walt Jocketty said that the Reds are in discussions with Homer Bailey that will keep the Right-Hander a Cincinnati Red for years to come.
In the same tweet, Fay says that Jocketty plans to contact Latos about signing past his original contract that the Reds inherited when he came over from San Diego.
Fay also reported...
The Rule 5 draft is tomorrow. Today I wanted to look at a few Reds guys who have a chance of being selected and a who the Reds may select.
Let’s start with the arms. Justin Freeman throws in the low 90’s with a good slider. He is coming off of a season in AA Pensacola where he posted a 2.91 ERA with 16 walks and 68 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched. Freeman isn’t a...
Reds slugger Joey Votto was honored with another award on Wednesday. Here is the press release from the Associated Press....
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto is the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award for the third straight year.
The award is given to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement...
The Cincinnati Reds need a leadoff man and record-breaking speedster Billy Hamilton could fill the spot. Even so, manager Dusty Baker is wary of promoting him too fast.
The 22-year-old Hamilton stole 155 bases this season while splitting time between Double-A and Class-A. He hit .311 during his fourth pro season, then did well in the Arizona Fall League.
Baker said Monday at the...
From FOX Sports Ohio....
CINCINNATI, OHIO – FOX Sports Ohio is proud to once again be
the title sponsor of this year’s Redsfest. It will be held at the Duke
Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati this Friday, December 7 from 3pm
to 10:30pm and Saturday, December 8 from 11am to 6:30pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the Reds Community
As the TV...
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The media caught up with Reds skipper Dusty Baker during day one of the Winter Meetings on Monday. Here are a few of the topics Baker discussed during that brief media session:
+ Importance of a leadoff hitter+ Aroldis Chapman's role+ Watching Giants win World Series+ Billy Hamilton's maturation+ Growth of players
Former Reds outfielder Deion Sanders made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday morning. The pair began the interview by discussing several on-the-field football topics, but the conversation eventually turned to the tragic situation involving Jevon Belcher. That's when Sanders admitted that he understood what Belcher was going through and that he was also once suicidal...
Hard to believe that Redsfest is only 4 days away. Sometimes, time flies. On the other hand, I’ve already blocked out huge portions of the 2012 postseason, so maybe time doesn’t fly that fast after all.
Here’s some information Redsfest that FS Ohio sent. They’re going to have the “FOX Sports Ohio Girls” in attendance. I bet they’ll be wearing something inappropriately...
Looking for more information on Redsfest? Here's the latest from the Reds....
FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC at The Duke Energy Convention Center
• Friday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 10:30 p.m. (opening one hour earlier this year)
• Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at reds.com, by phone at (513) 381-REDS, at the Great American Ball...
Although the weather outside may be becoming increasingly colder, the baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Why is that, you may ask? Well, because the time has come for executives of the MLB world to converge at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. The extravaganza kicked off Monday morning in the friendly confines of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and is...
It’s been a quiet off-season for the Reds, so when I noticed the link to MLB’s new Facebook game, I actually gave it a try. MLB Ballpark Empire puts you into the highly realistic situation of playing baseball in an open lot with your brother, only to have a rich developer walk up and offer you the opportunity to operate a major league team.
You install seats, renew player contracts...
by: Jimmi Adair
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Barry Larkin wants to keep baseball's most exclusive club clean.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame last summer after a 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, Larkin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor.
"I think if you cheated, no, you don't deserve...
Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin says players who used performance-enhancing drugs don't deserve to be enshrined in Cooperstown.
Inducted into the Hall last summer after a 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, Larkin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that players who cheat shouldn't receive baseball's highest individual honor.