Found December 02, 2011 on Redlegs Review:
Happy Saturday all you Reds heads out there. Here are some links and notes to help get the best day of the week underway: * The Cincinnati Zoo announced a sizable donation from the foundation of a former Reds owner on Thursday. For more details check out this article from the Washington Post. LINK. * Brandon Phillips was asked about his contract situation during an interview at the Breaking Barriers event Thursday. To read what he had to say, check out Mark Sheldon's post here. LINK. * The Reds will be an intriguing team to watch this offseason writes Sheldon. LINK. * Terence Moore of thinks the third time should be the charm for Barry Larkin's Hall of Fame chances. LINK. * Pitching prospect and Canadian Kyle Lotzkar will be hosting an event to raise food, money and clothing for his home community of Comox Valley next week. To read all the details please click on the following. LINK. * John Fay provides some notes regarding Zack Cozart's rehab...

Alonso doesn't take weight loss lightly

Yonder Alonso showed up for a promotion of Redsfest, the team's annual fan expo, noticeably thinner. Alonso vowed to come to spring training lighter and quicker to help with the shift from first base to left field. He hired a personal chef and tailored his workouts toward being an outfielder. The result? He's 18 pounds lighter than the 240 pounds he played at this season...

Eric Karabell's Not So Rosy Outlook for 2012 Reds's Eric Karabell recently laid out some bold 2012 fantasy predictions for each MLB pitching staff, and he's not too high on next year's version of the Redlegs. Here is the snippet taken from that Insider article: " Last season's Reds strikeout leader was <a 30465="" _="""" href="javascript:newWin...

Get to Know the Reds First Round Draft Pick (Video)

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...

Redsfest 2011 Starts Tomorrow

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...

Reds Notes: Votto, Alonso, Trade Targets, Santiago

Here are a few links to peruse on your Saturday, as Redsfest continues in Cincinnati: Joey Votto and Yonder Alonso aren't bothered by trade rumors and speculation,'s Mark Sheldon writes in two separate pieces. Votto concedes "it would be disappointing to get traded," but it doesn't appear he'll have to face that possibility this offseason...

Keith Law’s Top 50 Players Under 25

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...

Valaika given green light to run, throw

Reds infielder Chris Valaika's hopes to compete for a roster spot next spring improved when he was cleared to start running and throwing by the medical staff.

Alonso Striving For LF

Yonder Alonso showed up for a promotion of Redsfest, the team's annual fan expo, noticeably thinner.

Redsfest Recap

A lot of information pouring from Redsfest this weekend, which set a new attendance record with 23,737 fans attending to the two day event. The Friday night crowd was especially heavier as 11,000 fans attended Friday night compared to just 3,000 last year. Jocketty admits to looking to add a top of the rotation starter this offseason, stating that the team is looking at six different...

FAN Projection Targets: Catchers in the News

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...

Redsfest day 1 pics

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Leaner Alonso shrugs off trade rumblings

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.

Jocketty says Reds covet backup to Cozart

In what's become an annual Redsfest tradition, general manager Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker were on the main stage peppered with questions during a Hot Stove question and answer session with fans.

Update on Phillips, Cordero & More

Here is the latest pertaining to the Reds from "It sounds like the Brandon Phillips extension will get done, writes John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. General Manager Walt Jocketty says that it’s a “complicated contract,” which will take time to be ironed out. That leads Fay to believe that the deal likely involves deferred money. More from...
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