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Reds Minor Leagues:
It is that time of the year again. Well, it is actually quite a bit earlier than last year (Came out in early December). This is probably my favorite time of the year. I will list five prospects per day through Friday and have a chat on Friday afternoon to address any questions that are left over from week.
25. Amir Garrett – LHP – 18 years old – Has not made his debut
Background: 2011 Draft – 24th round
The Good: Great athlete with above average fastball velocity despite very little pitching experience and coaching.
Needs to work on: Just about everything in his game is very raw and his college basketball commitment to St. Johns will likely keep him raw for a while.
24. Sean Buckley – 3B – 21 years old – Rookie Ball
Background: 2011 Draft – 6th round
The Good: He has above average power that transitioned very well to wooden bats in his first season.
Needs to work on: He struck out in 28.3% of his plate appearances.
23. Tucker Barnhart – C – 20 years old – Low A
Background: 2010 Dr...
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20. JC Sulbaran – RHP – 21 years old – High A
Background: 2008 Draft – 30th round
The Good: Has three good pitches with a fastball, curveball and change up.
Needs to work on: While he improved his control in 2011, it could still use some refinement.
19. Tony Cingrani – LHP – 21 years old – Rookie Ball
The Cincinnati Reds exercised a 2012 contract option on second baseman Brandon Phillips while declining closer Francisco Cordero's $12 million option for next season.
Phillips hit .300 with 18 homers and 82 RBIs in an All-Star campaign last season. The club will pay him $12 million next season but hopes to work out a new multiyear deal with the two-time Gold Glove winner.
The Reds have exercised second baseman Brandon Phillips' contract option for 2012, but declined a $12 million option to keep closer Francisco Cordero for one more season.
The Reds also lost left-hander Matt Maloney, who was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Monday.
Phillips batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBIs and six errors last season, when he became an All-Star for the...
As expected, the Reds picked up Brandon Phillips’ $12 million option for 2012. Don’t be surprised if they work out an extension soon, a la Bronson Arroyo last off-season.
On the other side of the coin, Cincinnati declined the 2012 option on closer Francisco Cordero. CoCo was often great (and sometimes less than great) during his time with the Reds, and he was always a stand-up...
Phoenix went down 3-1 to the Mesa Solar Sox, on a day when Aroldis Chapman was supposed to start, but was scratched due to shoulder soreness.
-Brodie Greene was the only Redlegs player in the game. He went 0-4 with a strikeout and committed an error playing shortstop, his first of the AFL.
Chapman may pitch later this week before going to winter ball in Puerto Rico.
Since there were no scheduled games yesterday in the Arizona Fall League, that means once again it's time for the weekly recap of how the seven #Reds prospects are performing so far with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The big news that was recently reported is that Yasmani Grandal injured a finger on his left hand that bothers him when he catches, and even more so when he hits...
No official word from the Reds, but LHP Matt Maloney has tweeted that he is now a member of the Twins organization.
I always liked Maloney; he seemed like a good guy who worked hard. I don’t know what his ceiling is as a pitcher, but the Nation wishes him the best in Minnesota. Hope he turns out to have a productive career.
The Reds made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, most notably picking up the 2012 option on second baseman Brandon Phillips and declining closer Francisco Cordero's option.
A month ago, we asked you to support a big Reds fan. Well, you did your job, evidently:
Awhile ago you posted my e-mail asking for support for my husband, Tim Wisecup, in the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams contest. I wanted to let you know, in case you hadn’t heard, that Tim won the contest! We attended the World Series this past week where Tim threw out the first pitch and had a...
Aroldis Chapman was scratched from his planned Arizona Fall League start on Monday because of a sore left shoulder. The Reds' left-hander made two relief appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs last week.
With teams having to decide whether or not to exercise player options (and vice versa) by midnight tonight, here is a quick round-up of hot stove news and rumors making their way around MLB tonight:
The Reds announced they have exercised 2B Brandon Phillips‘ option for 2012, which will pay him $12 million.
The Reds also announced they have declined the $12 million option on closer...