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The pendelum just keeps swinging in the sweepstakes for right-handed reliever Francisco Cordero. With the market for free agent closers increasingly dwindling, multiple teams find themselves in the running for the 37-year old's services...including the Reds.
According to John Fay of the Enquirer, the team has extended a one-year contract estimated to be worth around $7 million -- a far cry from the $12 million option the club declined back in October. Nevertheless, it's an offer that Cordero and his agent Bean Stringfellow must seriously consider before passing up. Should the former-Red decide to accept the deal and join the newly-acquired lefty Sean Marshall, it would give Cincinnati one of the best setup/closer combos in all of the National League...maybe even MLB.
But for now, here are some recent quotes from both Stringfellow and Jocketty regarding Cordero:
"The Reds are involved, and are still interested in bringing him back. I am talking with them on a...
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Kyle Lotzkar was coming into 2011 healthy for the first time since 2008 when he first began running into injury problems. Then about two weeks into spring training he suffered an injury and would be out for the next 3 months before making his debut with the Dayton Dragons on June 14th.
Lotzkar had a short first start, but it was a solid one as he went 4 innings with 2 earned runs...
Love him or hate him, former-Reds GM and current ESPN writer Jim Bowden cranks out more content for discussion than anyone else on the MLB media circuit nowadays. His latest piece involves a list of five general managers who made moves this off-season to help their team win now.
Among the five on that dubious list is none other than Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty. Here is the...
Hamilton highlights a pleathora of players the Reds
undoubtedly wish they still had
With all the talk swirling around Cincinnati about who to acquire to help fill the remaining holes this club has, I couldn't help but think of how much easier this would be if the solution to these problems lied within the organization. From there I began thinking about all the former Reds...
The Reds made a few signings over the last few weeks.
Andrew Brackman is officially a Red now.
The Reds also signed PJ Phillips, he is Brandon’s younger brother. He is a former 2nd round draft pick of the Angels (2005), so he at least had tools at one point. He has severe plate discipline issues though that have held him back from using those tools on the offensive side of things...
Key Stats: Stubbs was one of only 2 Outfielders in 2010 to give us at least 20 HR's and 30 steals. If you add in 90 runs scored as part of the criteria, then only Stubbs and Han Ram qualify in all of baseball. Despite striking out 168 times, Stubbs was productive enough to give us really high hopes going into the 2011 season. He was tops on my Man-Crush list going into drafts...
You probably already saw the week-old Inside Baseball post on SportsIllustrated.com predicting, among other things, the … [visit site to read more]
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds signed right-hander Andrew Brackman to a one-year deal on Wednesday, uniting him with his hometown team.
The Reds announced that they have signed former first round pick Andrew Brackman to a Major League deal. The 26-year-old Cincinnati native will earn the MLB minimum plus incentives, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, who first reported the deal December 13th (Twitter link)
The Yankees selected Brackman 30th overall in 2007, but he recorded just seven outs for them in...
The Reds completed the signing Wednesday of right-handed pitcher and local product Andrew Brackman to a one-year contract. Terms were not immediately available.
The Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Andrew Brackman finalized a one-year deal on Wednesday, uniting him with his hometown team. Brackman was the New York Yankees' first-round pick in 2007 even though they knew he needed reconstructive elbow surgery. He had the operation nine days after signing. He went 15-29 in 58 starts and 31 relief appearances in the minors from 2009-11 with a 5.11 ERA.