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Vaughn's time in Cincy was short and sweet
Februrary 2nd, 1999 - On the heels of a 77-85 season and 4th-place finish in the division, the Reds unload OF Reggie Sanders, UTL Daiman Jackson, and minor league SP Josh Harris to San Diego in exchange for OF Greg Vaughn and 1B Mark Sweeney.
The acquisition of Vaughn proved to be a catalyst in propelling the team to a 96-67 record in '99 -- just shy of a postseason berth after losing a one-game playoff to the Mets for the NL Wild Card.
The 4-time All-Star provided the club with the clean-up hitter and clubhouse leader they so desperately needed at the time of his arrival. Vaughn clubbed his way to 45 homers (3rd in NL), a team-high 118 RBIs, 104 runs scored and a .347 OBP on his way to a 4th-place finish in the league MVP voting.
His stay in the Queen City would be short-lived, however as he signed as a free agent with the upstart Tampa Bay Rays during the following offseason. The former Miami Hurricane would play ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last Thursday, I took a look at the Louisville Bats projected roster for 2012. Today I am looking at the projected roster for the Reds newest farm affiliation, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A). Below, is my projected roster for the Reds, Bats and Blue Wahoos.
While guys like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto need not worry about making the big league roster this Spring Training, the following list of players do. These 15 non-roster invitees have been offered the outside shot at making the Reds' 25-man Opening Day roster, and you better believe they're chomping at the bit for the chance.
Most of the...
Cincinnati has reportedly signed RHP Wirfin Obispo to a minor league contract, according to this tweet by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports on Thursday . Here is a write-up regarding the move taken from baseballreference.com:
"Signed as an 18-year-old shortstop by the Red Sox in 2002, Obispo was converted to pitching by the Reds in 2004 and put up solid numbers for Cincinnati...
Cincinnati Reds fans wont have to wait until Opening Day to enjoy Cincinnati Reds baseball. In a March to Opening Day, presented by Tri-State Chevy Dealers, FOX Sports Ohio is excited for the return of Reds Classic Rewinds throughout February. As we head into March, the network will continue to feature coverage of the Reds with the live production of a Reds Spring Training game on...
Is Votto getting annoyed by all the speculation as much
as we are?
Reds first baseman Joey Votto is still two full seasons away from potential free agency, however that hasn't deterred a multitude of curious onlookers from speculating about his future. After the offseason circus that was the rumors leading up to the signings of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, Votto'...
The Reds have brought back a former prospect, one who was at least well known within Reds prospect circles, Wirfin Obispo. He was a big talked about name when he was dominating for the Dominican Summer League Reds in his first year as a pitcher. However he was caught up in a marriage scandal and was unable to gain a work visa for the United States and headed to Japan after the 2006...
Mesoraco appears poised
for a stellar rookie season
Top prospect Devin Mesoraco will be expected to carry a much bigger role with the Reds in 2012. The 23-year old catcher talks about those increased expectations and more in the following Q&A video (video courtesy of Cincinnati.com).
Yes, for the moment everyone is occupied with the Super Bowl. I’m no football fan, but I’m as wrapped up in it as anyone. It helps when Super Bowl Village is five blocks away from your office. But soon that will be all over with, and then what? March Madness doesn’t even start till June these days!
Enter Fox Sport Ohio with the cure: reruns of old Reds games and a little spring...
It was just two years ago that Mat Latos finished 13th in the league with a 2.92 ERA. That year he struck out over a batter per inning and held opponents to just a .216 average. Last season didn’t go quite as well. Latos finished outside the top 100, but his 3.16 FIP was only marginally worse than the year before. This season Latos finds himself pitching in Cincinnati instead of...
There's only two days left in this work week. Try to stay awake and make it to the weekend if you can. Hopefully some of these links will at least get you through part of the day. Remember, tomorrow is Friday, pitchers and catchers report in a mere 16 days, and there's just 63 days till OPENING DAY. Without further ado, here are your Thursday morning links.
Reliever Jose Arredondo will receive $2 million under his two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reliever Jose Arredondo will receive $2 million under his two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
Have you gotten your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide yet? Over 100 scouting reports on the Reds top prospects. Click on the image above for more information.
The rules are the same as always:
You get three questions.
Avoid questions with really long answers.
Avoid questions that I will have to do research on to answer.
Ask before midnight.
Simple enough, so get to it!
Despite the 60-degree weather in my Midwestern neck of the woods, it is actually the dead of winter. And as the calendar flips over to the shortest month of the year–with all new, less shortening this year–once again the Cincinnati Reds announce their now annual sweepstakes for Opening Day tickets.
Now lest you think this is a drawing for actual tickets, no, it’s for the …...
Help the Redlegs overtake the Cardinals by casting your vote in the ESPN SportsNation poll (scroll down to bottom, left-hand corner of the page).