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Baseball America recently asked various major league managers to vote for the best players from each league based on a variety of categories. On Tuesday, the results of those votes were revealed, and a handful of Reds players received recognition.
Joey Votto took home the prize for "Best Strike-Zone Judgement," and finished runner-up to Giants catcher Buster Posey for "Best Hitter," and runner-up to Nationals first basemen Adam LaRoche for "Best Defensive 1B."
Brandon Phillips took the top spot for "Best Defensive 2B" by edging out Cubs second basemen Darwin Barney, who beat out Phillips for the Gold Glove Award a season ago.
The title of "Best Fastball" went to Aroldis Chapman, who also finished third in the "Best Reliever" category, behind Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and Pirates closer Jason Grilli.
Shin-Soo Choo made an appearance in the "Best Strike-Zone Judgement" by ranking third. The Ko...
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The Reds were pretty smart about whom they sent out to Reds Day at King’s Island. The attendees, like Cingrani here, were the ones who performed the best most recently and therefore least likely to draw scorn.Yesterday was Reds day at King’s Island. It seems like every year that they have this event it coincides with the team foundering.
To Reds’ fans’ credit, I only saw...
Get well soon, Corky.OK, it’s just a bruise, but Corky Miller left the game this afternoon after the fifth inning with a right quad contusion. I didn’t see it for myself, but it sounds like it was sustained during a collision at the plate with Alberto Callaspo.
Callaspo was out, by the way. Also, Miller was one of the offensive heroes of today’s game. It’s not relevant...
CINCINNATI Jonathan Broxton isnt a man of few words, he is a man of one or two words. Three words is a compound sentence.
So when the 6-6, 309-pound Broxton, relief pitchers version of The Great Wall of China, spoke in complete sentences Wednesday morning, it was window-pane clear that he is a happy man.
After nearly two months on the disabled list with right elbow problems, Broxton...
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The Reds were in need of a solid start by a starting pitcher after the Cardinals battered Cincy's pitching staff over the weekend. Fortunately, Mat Latos delivered one on Tuesday night.
The big right-hander limited the Oakland A's to no runs and four hits over 7.1 innings of work. He struck out three and walked three en route...
The cavalry is nearly here for the slumping Reds.
Cincinnati is set to get a huge shot in the arm by week's end as it expects to get back a trio of ailing players who have been on the disabled list, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Reliever Jonathan Broxton (elbow) is scheduled to come off the disabled list prior to Wednesday's matinee against the...
The Reds expect to have three injured players back by the end of the week, giving them a boost as they try to get back into the thick of the NL Central race.
Cincinnati plans to activate right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton off the disabled list before the final game of its short series against Oakland on Wednesday. Broxton, the team's primary setup man, has been sidelined...
The Reds haven't been playing very good baseball recently and perhaps this is what led to them sliding three spots in the latest edition of MLB Power Rankings from ESPN.
Cincinnati ranked No. 11 this week after dropping two out of three in San Diego and getting absolutely pummeled by the rival Cardinals over the weekend. The offense has been stagnant, the starting pitching...
by: Dan Howard
I’m writing this from the point of a passionate Reds fan who is deeply disturbed over the events of the past weekend, allow me to explain.
The definition of a coward is a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things. What I saw this past weekend was baseball’s version of cowardice. The St. Louis Cardinals pillaged...
CINCINNATI Twitter is a dangerous medium sometimes but every so often there are pearls of truth to be found. Such as from the person who posted Wednesday afternoon: If you dont like Corky you dont like baseball.
That says all you need to know about Corky Miller.
Who knows how much longer Miller will be playing the game but no one should ever doubt his devotion or passion while...
CINCINNATI Baseball is a game where you cant lick your wounds too long. Football gives you a whole week to regurgitate a game the good, the bad and the forgettable but baseball brings the opportunity for quick redemption.
Mondays off day meant the Reds had to wait an extra 24 hours for their shot at putting the memory of the St. Louis Cardinals behind them. It would be easy to...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce homered and made a run-saving catch on the warning track, and Mat Latos pitched into the eighth inning against Oakland's slumping lineup on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics.
The Reds had dropped seven of nine and were coming off what players called an embarrassing weekend against St. Louis -- losses of...
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Dan Straily and Bartolo Colon learned the hard way, when Jay Bruce decides he’s hot; it’s best just not to mess with him.
The Reds answered my notion that they were dead with two big wins at home over the Oakland A’s, and today on the radio Marty Brennaman brought up...
What will Billy Hamilton's role be with Cincinnati if he is called up in September?
Greg Reynolds has cleared waivers since his start with the Reds and resumed his fine season with Louisville last night, picking up a win from tossing seven scoreless innings. The Reds AAA rotation has turned over with a couple of promotions from AA and Reynolds remains the first one to call if they need any more rotation help in addition to Tony Cingrani.
The Reds bounced back from the weekend disaster St. Louis series with a two-game sweep of the American League West-leading Oakland A's.
They completed the sweep with a 6-5 victory Wednesday afternoon before a crowd of 29746 at Great American Ball Park.
Homer Bailey (7-10) went 5 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out three.
The Reds took...