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We all know that the 2012 version of the Cincinnati Reds bullpen was really good. Heck, Reds relievers led all other Major League League clubs with a tidy 2.65 ERA last year. Their dominance even struck up a debate around Cincinnati as to whether or not they were better than the 1990 Reds 'pen.
Well, at least one respected ESPN writer has chimed in on his opinion. As good as the '12 relief core was, they still didn't make his list of the Top 10 Bullpens of All-Time. But The Nasty Boys and the 1990 World Series champion bullpen did:
Really, we're talking about three guys here: Randy Myers, Rob Dibble and Norm Charlton. They were all relatively young -- Myers and Charlton were 27 years old, Dibble 26 -- and Lou Piniella went to them constantly to end games after the sixth inning. Charlton was moved into the Cincinnati rotation midway through the season, before switching back for the postseason, and that year, he threw 154 1/3 innings in 56 games, striking out 117...
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It has been rumored that the Reds have been trying to work out a long-term deal with several of their players this offseason. Namely, Mat Latos and Homer Bailey. The practice of signing younger players before they blossom into stars is one used all across the big leagues. It's designed to not only lock players into place for many years down the road, but it's designed to...
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A report states that the Queen City will be awarded the 2015 MLB All-Star game. Cincinnati was the home for the first professional baseball team back in 1869.
by: Jon Davis
#16 Donald Lutz 1B
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Next on the list we have Donald Lutz, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound first baseman, who was a non-drafted free agent, signed in July of 2007 out of Germany. He was born in New York, but raised in Germany and still retains dual citizenship. He is "a flip flopper", just like No. 11 Ryan LaMarre...
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Reds Gold Glove second basemen Brandon Phillips says he's honored to play for Team USA and under manager Joe Torre in the World Baseball Classic. Phillips is among 27 players who will be wearing the red, white, and blue when the WBC kicks off in early-March.
Team USA is 7-7 all-time and is looking to advance to the semifinals...
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#14 David Vidal 3B
Checking in at No. 14 is David Vidal, a native of Puerto Rico, who was the Reds' eighth round Draft pick in 2010 out of Miami Dade CC South. He will enter the 2013 season at 23-years old. At 5-foot-11, 190-pounds, he is not a big guy, but despite of his size he has shown a good amount of pop. In 2011, playing exclusively...
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I must credit RedlegsReview for the story but it is worth a share.
Basically McCoy needs a ride to the games and is willing to trade a seat in the pressbox.
As most of you know, I am legally blind and unable to drive. For the past five years, my friend Larry Glass has been my driver from Dayton to Cincinnati...
Fresh off the Reds press release, ummmm, press....
CINCINNATI (Jan. 21, 2013) -- Reds fans can choose their seats for the 2013 season at the annual Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
“The Select-A-Seat event is the best way for fans to sit in different seats around the ballpark...
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the All-Star Game will be coming to Cincinnati in 2015. It’s about damn time.
Back when Great American Ball Park opened in 2003, it seemed like the Reds would be hosting an All-Star Game at any moment. But then, what with one thing and another, three years passed.
Then comes the new ownership, and surely Major League Baseball...
The Reds currently have six current arbitration eligible players
Mat Latos – he wants $4.7 million, the Reds offered $4.15 million.
Homer Bailey – he wants $5.8 million, the Reds offered $4.75 million
Shin-Soo Choo – he wants $8 million, the Reds offered $6.75 million
The other players who filed for arbitration are outfielder Chris Heisey, Mike Leake and reliever Alfredo Simon...
We just finished the baseball magazine Friday, and of course a big part of that magazine is our comprehensive A-Z player outlook section, where we write the previews for approximately 1,300-1,400 players.
But baseball is a huge universe, - we can't possibly write outlooks for every interesting player, especially for the magazine, where space is finite. But there are...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Cincinnati Reds. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cubs / Giants / Mets / Nationals / Phillies / Pirates...
I have never been very good at hitchhiking, but when it come to covering major league baseball, Id accept a ride on a pig hauler.And it has come to that for me.I need a driver to transport me to and from my Englewood, Oh. home to Cincinnati Reds home games at Great American Ball Park.As many of you know, Ive been legally blind since 2002 and I am unable to drive (well, I can drive...
While the Delmon Young rumors are cooking up, Jeff Schuler of the Morning Call reports that pitcher Tom Cochran will be returning to the Phillies organization as will Brian Bass who pitched in Lehigh Valley during the 2011 season. Also in the mix is outfielder/third baseman Joe Mather who got...
As spring training nears the Reds will once again look to move Aroldis Chapman into their rotation. He started a few spring training games last season but injuries in the bullpen eventually kept him a reliever. He turned into a dominant closer and now Cincinnati wants to see him stretched out over more innings.