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Although there isn't much to report on in Reds-related news, there are some Reds-related links floating around the 'net. Here is a collection of the more notable ones:
+ ESPN's Jayson Stark rounded up some of the best "Strange But True" moments from the 2012 MLB season and stuffed them into one post. I'd highly recommend checking it out. His post includes a lot of good nuggets in there.
+ The club's addition of Shin-Soo Choo has finally solidified the leadoff spot. Might the Reds now have the best-looking lineup in the National League? The Bleacher Report's Tyler Duma seems to think so.
+ MLB.com beat writer Mark Sheldon highlights the five biggest storylines of the Reds season. Cincy's improbable surge once Joey Votto went down to injury is among them.
+ Sheldon also received the chance to catch up with right-hander Sam LeCure for a Q&A session right before Christmas. Here is the transcript of that interview.
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Major League Baseball is launching new batting practice hat designs for all of its 30 teams ahead of this upcoming season. Paul Lukas of Uni Watch recently offered a sneak peak and graded each one, including the Reds' new look. Here is a look at them, as well as a quick analysis by Lukas:
The Mets aren't the only team putting a baseball-headed mascot...
Seth Mejias-Brean was not in the Reds system when the year began, but joined the organization after being drafted in 2012. The Reds sent him to Billings where he helped lead the Mustangs offense.
The Reds didn’t sign Mejias-Brean immediately, but he was ready to go by the time July rolled around. And was he ever ready to go. In 22 games on the month he went out and hit .388/.454...
When the news broke of Ryan Freel’s suicide last week, it made for a very sad evening at the RHM household. During Freel’s time with the Cincinnati Reds, he was the most entertaining athlete on the field and a joy to watch. The news of his passing just before Christmas was difficult to handle.
Some good news has come out of the tragedy, though. The Reds fan forum RedsZone has...
The World Baseball Classic is set to get underway next March, and while a few Reds will be participating, newcomer Shin-Soo Choo will apparently not.
South Korea dropped Choo from their WBC roster on Wednesday per Choo's request. The 30-year outfielder asked to leave the team so he could concentrate on preparing for the regular season with his new club.
Choo was acquired...
December 29, 1933 - Reds acting president Larry MacPhail tries to purchase the contract of Babe Ruth from the New York Yankees. MacPahil wanted to bring Ruth to Cincinnati as a player-manager, but Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert wouldn't release the Bambino from his contractual obligations.
Ruth played one more season with the Yankees and hit .288 with 22 homers in 125 games played...
by: Dan Howard
OCTOBER 21, 1976 – The Cincinnati Reds, behind Johnny Bench’s two home runs, finish off the New York Yankees for their second straight World Championship. During the post-game celebration, Reds President and GM Bob Howsam made a profound statement to the media. With the advent of free agency he did not know how he would have the ability to keep...