Found December 01, 2011 on
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The fresh-faced hope and naivete of the 2012 season officially kicks off tomorrow as Redsfest rolls into the Cincinnati Duke Energy Convention Center. Honestly, this event is so great that it outshines the season itself. At least in August.
Hopefully you can make it in person, because it really is a good time, but if you can’t, we’ll be posting all manner of cell phone photos here on RHM. Here’s a press release about the whole thing.
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Chapman landed at #33 on the list
Keith Law of ESPN Insider released a list of his top 50 MLB players at or under the age of 25 earlier today.
The piece is intended to give a projected look at some of the stars of tomorrow, and in some cases, the stars of today.
Three key criteria were used when ranking these players: 1) The list only includes players who have lost...
In a piece published earlier today, Christine Kahrl of ESPN.com suggests three problems and three solutions confronting each team in the NL Central this offseason.
The following is the excerpt pertaining to the Reds (to view her post in its entirety, follow this link):
"1. Sorting out the rotation.
After not really resolving the situation over 2011, the Reds are...
With the 27th overall pick in last June's MLB First Year Player Draft, the Reds selected RHP Robert Stephenson (Martinez, California).
The 18-year old has a fastball that is consistently 92-94 and has been clocked as high as 98 MPH this spring. He also sports a vicious curve that ranges from high-70's to low-80's along with a modest changeup.
He had previously...
Cincinnati.com's John Fay chats with Yonder Alonso in the following interview.
Among the topics covered include his thoughts on Redsfest, his future with the organization, an update on his rehab, and the team outlook for next season.
The club announced their 2011 award winners at their annual Redsfest event on Friday. And without further ado, here is a list of the winners:
Most Valuable Player - Joey Votto
Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award - Bronson Arroyo
Most Outstanding Pitcher - Johnny Cueto
Minor League Player of the Year - Billy Hamilton
Minor League Hitter of the Year - Denis Phipps
Ramon Hernandez is now a former Red. Clutch Man Monie has signed a two-year deal with Colorado. That ends a pretty good three-year tenure for Hernandez behind the plate in Cincinnati.
I’m not surprised Ramon is leaving, but I was very surprised at how productive he was as a Red. I wish him nothing but the best of luck, and will remember his Reds career in a positive light.
Keith Law wrote a nice article at ESPN Insider about the value of the top young players in baseball. Since it is the season of giving and a simple Google search turns up a lot more out of the article, I’ll let you read what he says about Jay Bruce at the number 22 ranking.
22.) Jay Bruce-RF-24-Analysis: Bruce has substantial power, shows patience, and plays an above-average right...
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips hasn't been shy about talking about his desire for a new contract. He has used Twitter to convey his feelings on the good progress earlier this week.
Yonder Alonso showed up for a promotion of Redsfest, the team's annual fan expo, noticeably thinner.
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And today we're talking about THE MAYOR.
That's right. While Larry Lucchino was busy going behind Red Sox GM Ben Cherington's back to hire a sexy manager (note: it only took them...
As site founder and iron-fisted ruler David Appelman noted this morning, the beginning of December heralds the arrival of FAN Projection ballots to the site.
It also heralds the arrival of posts like this one, in which we, the authors of FanGraphs, attempt to coerce you, the readership, into casting votes for two or three select players.
Today, we look at three catchers whose fates...
Reds first baseman Joey Votto realizes that it comes with the territory. The slugger's three-year, $38 million contract expires after the 2013 season and he can become a first-time free agent.
As the Reds seek to improve their starting pitching, much speculation has involved whether the club will part with prospect and top trade chip Yonder Alonso.
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