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This week marks the fourth installment of the Redlegs Review round table. In this edition, RR staffers Jimmi Adair (@Redlegs_Review), Scott Eddy (@scotte97), Jesse Welte (@RedlegsWriter), Dan Howard (@DaHermit16), and Sara Frey (@somegoodideas) offer up their thoughts on five recent topics. These topics include the possibility of a global World Series, concerns for the upcoming season, whether Aroldis Chapman should start or close, spring training surprises and disappointments, and which bobblehead giveaway is most desirable. - Bud Selig recently made comments that he envisions a "true World Series" coming into existence someday, where the MLB Champion would play the champion of a foreign league such as Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League. What are your thoughts on this? Jimmi: I believe there is a better chance that Selig lifts the ban on Pete Rose as oppose to having the World Series champ play a foreign champ. Although the idea is novel, I j...

Prospect Retrospective: Joey Votto

Joey Votto was drafted out of Richview Collegiate Institute in Toronto by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round, 44th overall, in the 2002 MLB Draft at age 18. While in high school, Votto had spent most of his time at third base, but also saw time his senior season as a catcher. When his name was called at the draft he was announced as a catcher. Scouting reports on Votto out of high...

Video: Several Reds talk about the Aroldis Chapman question

Your browser does not support iframes. The most hotly-debated question this spring has been what to do about Aroldis Chapman. Should he start or should he close? Or should we all just grab a Frisch's Big Boy and a scoop of Graeter's Ice Cream and relax? Here in this video are several members of the Reds discussing their thoughts on the matter. They include shortstop...

Reds make five more roster cuts

Dusty Baker made a second round of cuts Saturday morning to trim the remaining Reds roster down to 39 players. Those were sent packing including RHP Curtis Partch, INF Henry Rodriguez, 1B Neftali Soto, RHP Pedro Villarreal, and 1B Donald Lutz. Lutz was optioned to Double-A Pensacola -- the same place he finished last season. Despite being axed, Lutz actually performed...

Dusty Baker wants to manage Americans in World Baseball Classic one day

After being eliminated by Puerto Rico on Friday, the Americans are now 0-for-3 in their bid to win the World Baseball Classic. In fact, the United States has failed to finish any better than fourth place in the tournament, which is a major disappointment to say the least. Now, Reds skipper Dusty Baker wants to play a key role in changing that for a future Classic. "I would...

Reds limericks in honor of St. Patrick's Day

by: Dan Howard Staff Writer Now that the Cardinals have selected Francis 1 to be their leader, what are they going to do with Mike Matheny? (Insert rim shot here.) In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday, I thought I’d become Irish this week and provide a few cheesy Reds limericks. Thanks to Vivian Ooten, and Dr. Jack Ward for their input. At first base is Joey...

Reds and Brewers battle to exhibition tie

PHOENIX (AP) -- Joey Votto and Ryan Hanigan homered for Cincinnati and minor leaguer Khris Davis connected twice for Milwaukee on Saturday, and a Reds split squad and the Brewers tied 9-9 in nine innings. Reds starter Mike Leake allowed 10 hits and seven runs -- five earned -- in 3 1-3 innings of his third start. Mike Fiers was hit as hard. He allowed eight hits and five runs in...

Arroyo is "Old Man" of Reds Roster

Last season Bronson Arroyo was again a big part of the Reds rotation. The durable veteran quietly kept his team in games while eating up innings like he’s done for several seasons. The Reds have some top pitching prospects at the top of their pipeline, but this season they’ll continue to rely on Arroyo every fifth day.

Indians 7, Reds 7

Xavier Paul and Todd Frazier homered in Cincinnati's five-run first inning against Cleveland opening-day starter Justin Masterson before the Reds and Indians tied 7-7 in a game called after nine innings Sunday. Paul connected after singles by Zack Cozart and Joey Votto. Frazier's shot followed a walk to Jay Bruce. It was the second home run of the spring for both players...

Reds 7, Giants 6

Aroldis Chapman rebounded from a first-inning jam in his fourth appearance and second start of spring training, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Saturday in a split squad game for both clubs. The Reds continue to consider whether to make the left-hander the team's fifth starter or keep him in the closer role. Chapman, who said after his outing...

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Says That They Will Catch the Cheaters

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, is a man on a mission to clean up America’s pastime and to a certain degree a stain on his legacy. Selig, who started as acting commissioner in 1992, has seen the game baseball through many of it’s most progressive moments like the introduction of interleague, the wild card and the World Baseball Classic. However, the 1994 baseball...
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