Found March 12, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
The Reds are going to try once again to make the leap from playoff also-ran to actual World Series threat. To make that happen though they are going to need big contributions from a core of players. Joey Votto Joey Votto is just about as reliably great as one can be. He is going to hit over .300. His OBP is going to be top five in the league. He's going to at least be in the MVP conversation. He is the heart of the entire Reds lineup. They go as Votto goes. The only real question about Votto is just how great he will be. The one nit that people have begun to pick with Votto is his ability and/or willingness to drive the ball. In 2013, Votto posted the lowest Isolated Power of his career at .186. That's pretty dang good but a sharp fall off from his career level of .227. That power dip led to some inane criticism that perhaps Votto's supreme ability to draw walks was in some way a detriment to his ability and supposed purpose of driving in runs. Fair or no...

Billy Hamilton: I'll steal as many bases as it takes to win World Series

Billy Hamilton is totally prepared to do whatever it takes to help the Reds win the World Series. Take the following statement he recently told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, for example:In answer to how many bases he'd like to steal, Hamilton said, “I'll steal as many as we need to win the World Series. If it takes 100, I'll get 100.”The crazy fact of the matter is it...

Video: Watch Chris Heisey smash a three-run bomb against Dodgers

Your browser does not support iframes.Chris Heisey has been flexing his muscles this spring.The 29-year-old increased his home run total to four in the preseason after clobbering this three-run jack against the Dodgers on Thursday. The long drive also increased his spring RBI total to nine.Heisey has developed a reputation of being a fine defensive outfielder over the years. But...

Cincinnati Reds Chad Rogers from Shark bait to Spring Training

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Chad Rogers is vying for a spot with the big club this spring, after posting impressive numbers throughout the minor league ranks. However, the 24-year old claim to fame may have nothing to do with baseball, after surviving a bull shark attack while surfing off the coast of Galveston, Texas following the 2010 MLB amateur draft. Rogers recalled the terrifying...

The two biggest weaknesses of the Cincinnati Reds

The Reds rid themselves of Dusty Baker this offseason, which should be a step forward for the team and their offense as Baker created a lot of self-inflicted wounds with his outdated strategies. But just because Baker is no longer around doesn't mean that the problem is solved. One of the ongoing issues with Baker was a complete misunderstanding of the value of OBP. This...

Reds Live Spring Training: 3/12

Tonight at 9 on Reds Live Spring Training Edition... - Chris Welsh sits down with Joey Votto in part one of his interview with the Reds All-Star 1st baseman to talk the art of hitting and the leadership within the Reds clubhouse. - Jim Day chats with the newest Red, Skip Schuamker, about his role with the team and we also learn three things about him off the field. - We'll have...

Fox Sports Ohio unveils 145-game Reds television schedule

Good news, guys. FOX Sports Ohio will televise approximately 145 Reds games in 2014. The network confirmed the schedule through the following press release:FOX Sports Ohio today announced its 145-game Cincinnati Reds television schedule for 2014.Play-by-play announcers Thom Brennaman, Jim Kelch, and George Grande, and color analysts Chris Welsh and Jeff Brantley will once again return...

Three key questions for the Cincinnati Reds

When you go all-in for a playoff run, end up losing in the Wild Card game, then fire your longtime manager and let your two big free agents walk away and sign virtually no one. You better bet that you are going to have a lot of question answer, especially if you expect people to still treat you as a contender. Will replacing Dusty Baker actually make a difference? So much...

The Cincinnati Reds announce spring training cuts

Daniel Corcino was among 16 players cut from big league camp. 15 of them went to the minors and one player was outright released.

Bozo the Clown’s grandson is pitching for the Reds

If one were asked to describe the Cincinnati Reds’ spring training camp atmosphere in Tempe, Ariz., the word “circus” could apply — sort of. That’s because Trevor Bell — a 27-year-old reliever trying to make the team — has clown in his blood, as he is the grandson of Bob Bell, who played Bozo the Clown on WGN in Chicago from 1960 to 1984. “He did it for 25 years...

Looking at the Future: Cincinnati Reds Center Fielders

How could the center field position play out in the future if the position opens up?

A massive collection of midweek Reds news and notes

+ I came across this earlier today and thought it was interesting enough to share. Here's a link to a video which shows a behind-the-scenes look at Reds public address announcer Joe Zerhusen. Many of us have heard his voice time and time again while visiting Great American Ball Park. But here's your chance to finally put a face with the voice!+ Jose Diaz could have a breakout...

Cincinnati Reds Historical Look: Best Offensive/Defensive Tools

Joey Votto was listed with the best hit, power and plate discipline tools over the years for the Reds farm system.

Spring Training Game Review: 3/11/14

Lee Hyde pitched Tuesday afternoon for the Reds against the Giants.

Why Jay Bruce might be the smart money in your prop bet

Bovada released their player-prop bets for 2014 today, and Jay Bruce checked in at fairly long odds to win the National League MVP at 33 to 1. This seems particularly insane; when the following players are on the board at such odds: Bryce Harper 12 to 1 Buster Posey 12 to 1 Yasiel Puig 14 to 1 Freddie Freeman 14 to 1 Matt Kemp 16 to 1 Heck, I would put Bruce’s chances at equal...

Reds Live Spring Training Edition: 3/11

Coming up tonight at 10 p.m. on Reds Live Spring Training Edition: - Two prominent pitchers continue their rehab with throwing sessions. Mat Latos threw his third bullpen session and Jonathan Broxton faced live hitters this morning. - Jim Day gets some pointers from Todd Frazier on fielding at third base. - Plus, Tony Cingrani was on the hill for the Reds today. Chris Welsh will...
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