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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. He had 551 career strikeouts to just 103 walks. On the bright side, he did have 31 strikeouts and 10 walks in 97 plate appearances last season. Perhaps something began to click. He will be 25 next season and is probably due to start in A+ or AA.
The Reds also signed catcher Brian Peacock, who has spent the last 5 seasons in A+ Potomac. He looks to be a backup minor league catcher who was added for some depth. He is a career .238/.306/.376 hitter in the minors. He did throw an inning last year as a pitcher, so perhaps he could be one of those converted to pitchers guys. Seems unlikely, but you never know.
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The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with right-hander Andrew Brackman on a one-year deal.
Brackman was a September call up of the New York Yankees last season and pitched in three games. But the team declined his contract option this winter.
Brackman was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Yankees despite needing reconstructive elbow surgery.
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 ...
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...
While perusing the different Reds sites around the net, I recently found Pete Rose’s opinion on Joey Votto’s future with the Reds over at Reds Country.
“I’ve got to believe (Reds owner) Bob Castellini wants to keep him, because nobody wants to win more than Bob,” Rose said. “(After all the recent movement by big-name first baseman), it’s not such a great time to be...
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 completed the signing Wednesday of right-handed pitcher and local product Andrew Brackman to a one-year contract. Terms were not immediately available.
Some people claim that statistics can tell you anything you want to know, and some people claim they can tell you very little. Whatever the verdict may be, statistics are still interesting for the mind to try and absorb. But as much as I tried to comprehend some of the following head-scratching stats from last year, I just couldn't fully bring myself to do it. Isn't baseball...
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The Reds currently only have four opening day outfield options on the current 40-man roster: Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs, Chris Heisey, and Todd Frazier. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that
The Reds pursuit of an outfielder won’t begin in earnest until the situation with closer Francisco Cordero is resolved…Jocketty acknowledged interest in free agents...
If Juan Francisco stays healthy for the Reds, he should again by a viable alternative at third base to 37-year-old Scott Rolen and his problematic left shoulder.
In case you were wondering, pitchers and catchers report in 45 days.
On that optimistic springtime note, THT Forecasts (where I’ll be writing the Reds player capsules this year, by the way) currently projects the Reds to win 93 games and finish one up on the Cards.
It’s January and, for the moment, I choose not to question that.
I can’t wait for baseball to come back.
MLB.com youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis recently caught up with Dusty Baker, and she asked the Reds manager the same questions many fans have on their minds.