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Scott Rolen is unsure if he will attempt to continue his baseball career. Rolen, a 17 year veteran, will turn 38 in early April. Jason Stark reports that Rolen has spoken to the Cincinnati Reds about 2013 but is “not ready to make a decision.”
If Rolen has interest in playing for the Reds again next season it would have to be as a bat off the bench as Todd Frazier has to be considered the regular Reds third basemen.
Last year Rolen appeared in 92 games hitting .245/.318/.398 with 8 home runs and 39 RBI. Rolen has also played for Philadelphia, St Louis and Toronto in his career.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported last month that Rolen was expected to retire.
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Jay Bruce is getting married next month. He’s apparently in such a good place, he doesn’t want any of it to change for a long, long time.Word on the street is that super-streaky right-fielder Jay Bruce is looking to settle his contract situation for the rest of his life. Despite already being guaranteed in Cincinnati through the 2016 season, he’s got his agent talking to the...
Happy Turkey Day everyone! I would like to use this time to express my sincere gratitude for everyone who reads or frequents this blog on a regular basis. You all are very much appreciated.
Secondly, I would also like to provide an interesting and somewhat humorous post on this glorified day of gluttony. While most of America will have food, family and football on tap today, Redlegs...
Included on the registry: this “Great White Pitcher.”I know I just wrote about Jay Bruce yesterday, but this time of year, there are only so many times you can post updates to the Redsfest line-up without going insane. Plus, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which just makes you want to do a good deed, like pointing out the link to the Bruce wedding registry at Pottery Barn.
November 21, 1870 - The Cincinnati Baseball Club announces it will hire no professional players for the 1871 season, and instead will develop its amateur players. Unable to sign its star players to contracts for the 1871 season, and uncertain of being able to field a competitive first-class nine that would live up to the standards of the Red Stockings, the Cincinnati Baseball...
Billy Hamilton takes third. Image courtesy of ESPN.
Billy Hamilton won’t see much major league time in 2013, if any. Zack Cozart plays a solid shortstop and Dusty Baker is notorious in his preference for veterans and misuse of rookies. Hamilton is being played in CF, but the reality is that he needs a little more time to develop.
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Yesterday the Cincinnati Reds added several players to the 40 man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft next month at the winter meetings. Most of the names added were players most of you were familiar with, but one name wasn’t as familiar as the others. Carlos Contreras was added and being the most unknown of the group, I thought I would spend some time to give...
Keeping with the trend of covering new additions to the Reds 40-man roster, I thought today would be a good day to take a look at the season of Curtis Partch who finished up the season in Pensacola before heading out to the Arizona Fall League.
April did not start off well for Curtis Partch. He made four starts for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos where he posted an ERA of 9.18 with 11...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Largely Unhelpful Videos: Free Agent Infielder Darwin Perez
Frazier Likely to Become Third-Base Starter for Cincinnati in 2013
Scott Rolen‘s status for the 2013 season is still unclear, MLB.com’s Mark...