Found October 12, 2011 on Redleg Nation:
Our friend Doug over at Reds Minor Leagues has begun his “State of the Farm” series, taking an in-depth look at the Reds farm system. He begins with Cincinnati’s catching prospects, and let me give you a preview: the organization is loaded at catcher. It’s a good read; check it out.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Arroyo Eyeing Better Year in 2012

Arroyo posted a 9-12 record and a 5.07 ERA in 32 starts this season Mark Sheldon of MLB.com wrote an excellent feature article regarding Bronson Arroyo's plans for this upcoming offseason. You can read that piece in it's entirety here. However, if you find yourself curious but also crunched for time, here are the the key points from the lengthy article: * The 34-year...

What should the Reds do with Joey Votto?

It isnt often that Joey Votto speaks to the media before the media speaks to him and it isnt adversarial. Mostly it is Vottos innate shyness. Thus, it was stunning one day early last season when a media herd encircled Scott Rolens locker adjacent to Vottos dressing quarters in the Cincinnati Reds plush clubhouse. After listening a few moments, the ignored Votto stood and said with...

Yahoo! Writer Takes Shot at '90 World Series Team

The 1990 Cincinnati Reds received some recognition from Andrew Mindzak of Yahoo! Sports on Thursday, however the recognition won't likely go over well with Reds country. He tabs the '90 squad as one of the five worst teams in history to ever win a World Series. Here is an excerpt from the piece regarding the Redlegs: "1990 Cincinnati Reds: This wasn't...

10 Facts About Brandon Phillips

If you're a fan of the Reds, or just Major League Baseball for that matter, you know it's a fact that Brandon Phillips is one of the best second basemen in the game today. But did you also know these ten facts about @DatDudeBP?  1) If he couldn't play baseball for a living he'd be a sports agent. 2) His favorite drink is milk.   3) The 2-time Gold...

Puckett Strikes Out Twice in Loss

The Phoenix Desert Dogs have lost five in a row now, as they were beaten today by the Surprise Saguaros, 5-3. -Cody Puckett was the only Reds' prospect to see action, starting at 3B. He went 1-4 with a single and two strikeouts. Puckett is hitting .231 in the 2011 AFL.

Jocketty on Votto Trade: “I’m tired of talking about it”

The rumor flying around the Cincinnati Reds’ part of the internet pertained to one first baseman Joey Votto. Rival executives getting signals that the Reds won’t shop Joey Votto — but that they are fully prepared to listen to offers. That was a <a ... [visit site to read more]

2011 MLB season in review: Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds really got a bum deal this year. Sure maybe that is not why they wound up 79-83 and 17 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, but the fact remains the same. The Reds play in the only six team division in baseball, and even though this division did place two teams in the playoffs (in fact those two teams are playing in the NLCS as we speak) the team in the National...

Reds Fan In Rhode Island Rental Car Robbery Gone Bad

You know what never makes sense about these Baseball Cap Robbers? Their choice of teams. Take Cincinnati Reds fan. He tries to bust up a convenience store and a car rental company – in the same week – and is still wearing that Reds cap. Oh, did we mention this is in Rhode Island. How many guys are rocking the fitted ‘C’ in Woonsocket? Can’t be too many. Get a Sox hate...

Wednesday news, notes and all questions answered

The IBAF World Baseball Cup has moved onto the second round. Here is how the Reds prospects performed in round one: Player AVG AB 2B 3B HR RBI BB K Neftali Soto .276 29 2 0 0 3 0 3 Donald Lutz .348 23 0 0 3 8 2 3 Didi Gregorius .261 23 0 0 1 3 6 2 Player ERA W-L SV IP H BB K Luca Panerati 2.25 0-0 0 4 7 1 1 JC Sulbaran 0.82 1-0 0 11 6 5 10 Kyle Lotzkar...

On Bronson Arroyo

No sailing, no guitar, no golf? Say it ain’t so, Bronson! Arroyo has probably been my favorite player the last few years, but I don’t even like to write about him anymore. That contract extension Walt Jocketty handed him last off-season still makes me sick to my stomach. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that Bronson can rebound somewhat next year, even if I’m not very confident about it.

Twitter Q&A: Who would you give up for Joey Votto?

In a post to Twitter, Tommy Ortega asked, “If he’s available, who would you give up for Joey Votto? Though I guess it all depends if Reyes re-signs or not.” Matthew Cerrone: “Actually, I wouldn’t trade for Votto. In case you missed it, earlier this week, ESPN’s Buster Olney said the Reds will listen to offers for Votto, though rival executives have told him it is not...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.