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The Reds will lean on Hanigan more than ever in '12
ESPN.com's Buster Olney revealed a rather interesting tidbit in his latest piece from Saturday. In it he claims there were discussions between the Rays and the Reds about a deal involving veteran backstop Ryan Hanigan. Here's the excerpt on what allegedly transpired:
"Seth Smith has been in the middle of a lot of trade talk this winter, and one of the ideas that was discussed early this winter was Tampa Bay acquiring Smith and then flipping him to the Cincinnati Reds in return for catcher Ryan Hanigan, whose on-base percentage and relatively modest salary make him a perfect fit for the Rays."
Count me as one of the people who's glad this trade never came to fruition. Hanigan will be relied on more heavily in 2012 than any other year in his previous five with the organization. With veteran Ramon Hernandez now suiting up for another club, it'll be crucial for Hanigan to not only produce on the...
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Left-handed pitcher Clayton Tanner has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The 6’2″ 205-pounder was selected in the third round of the 2006 amateur draft right out of high school and spent the next six years in the Giants’ minor league system, getting as high as Double-A Richmond.
In six minor league seasons, Tanner...
Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was the lone player elected into baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday.
Larkin spent all 19 seasons of his career with the Reds. He received 86.4 percent of the vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Larkin was the 1995 National League MVP, a 12-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner. In 1996, he became the...
The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop, Barry Larkin, was elected into the baseball’s Hall of Fame Monday. He was elected on 495 of 573 ballots, or 86 percent, with plenty of room from the necessary 75 percent. This was Larkin’s third time on the ballot.Larkin played all 19 seasons of his career with the Reds. He had a career average of .295 with 198 home runs and 960 RBIs. He...
It was announced today that former Cincinnati Reds SS Barry Larkin was announced into the Hall of Fame; Larkin received 86.4% of the vote.
Notables Mark McGwire, Jeff Bagwell, Jack Morris, Lee Smith, and Rafael Palmeiro did not get elected, along with first ballot nominee Bernie Willimas.
Larkin was a 12 time All Star, 3 time Gold Glover, a World Series Champion and the 1995 MVP...
Cleaning up some loose ends from the last couple of days; here’s this, from Mark Sheldon:
Longtime organizational man Mack Jenkins had never heard of the job of assistant pitching coach in the big leagues before, certainly not on the Reds. But when the role was offered, he was more than happy to accept.
“I’m excited to be a pioneer in the position,” Jenkins said on Friday...
It certainly feels like 2012 is shaping up to be a stellar year for the Cincinnati Reds.
On Monday, former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was voted into the Hall of Fame and will be the lone inductee in the ’12 class. Larkin received a whopping 86.4 percent of the vote (it takes 75 percent to make the cut) on this his third time being on the ballot. The next-closest was pitcher Jack...
Congratulations to Barry Larkin, who was the only one who received enough votes to make the 2012 Hall of Fame class. The ESPN analyst spent his entire 19 year career with the Cincinnati Reds, which is very rare in modern baseball. Barry now adds the title of Hall of Famer to his 12 time All-Stars, 1995 NL MVP and 1990 World Series Champion.
Here is how the 2012 Hall of Fame...
Larkin named on 86 percent of ballots, above the necessary 75 percent. Jack Morris comes close at 67 percent. Former Indian Juan Gonzalez drops off future ballots with 4.6 percent.
The late Ron Santo has company: As expected, Cincinnati Reds shortstop great Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday.
Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, who at times was overshadowed at the position by his contemporary -- the Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. -- was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon.
Barry Larkin was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame Monday with plenty of room to spare. Larkin, a former Cincinnati Reds shortstop, was chosen on 495 of 573 ballots (86 percent) in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, well above the necessary 75 percent. Larkin was on the ballot for the third time after falling 75 votes short last year.
Lou Piniella took over as Cincinnati Reds manager in 1990 and quickly realized he had a championship-caliber team on his hands. His first objective was to get all the players on the same page. That's when he turned to Barry Larkin.
The shortstop achieved baseball's highest honor Monday, collecting 495 of a possible 573 votes to be chosen as the newest member of the Hall of Fame.
Barry Larkin was the lone inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday. The Michigan graduate and former Cincinnati Reds superstar earned 86% of the vote.