Found March 02, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
by: Dan Howard Staff Writer Before I start, I would like to say a big thank you to Brian Ooten for the gift, a framed print of W.S. Purdom’s “A Season to Celebrate”, featuring montages of important events during the Reds 2012 season. I have it prominently displayed in my office. The worldwide cases of insomnia are nearing an end. I know many people have been waiting impatiently for the reveal of the Top Ten Reds Wins at Great American Ball Park. Believe me; I have struggled with this too. What game to put where on the list. In the past week, I have tweaked this top 10 list at least five times before finally deciding to go with it. I’m sure not all will agree, I know I’ve left out a lot of games, each with its own personality, which is why I stress this list is merely my humble opinion. To see games 25-11, click here. 10. May 27, 2012 – Reds 7 Colorado 5. All of the Rockies’ runs came via solo homers, but the overall story was the Reds’ offensive explosion during t...

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A preseason preview of the Reds starting rotation

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As a Cincinnati Red, Mark Prior will have ‘a chance’ to become a king in ‘The Queen City’

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Other Prospects

Cincinnati boasted the top bullpen in baseball last year and come into 2013 with great depth despite losing Aroldis Chapman to the rotation. They don’t any reliever prospects knocking on the MLB door right now, but there are a lot of strong arms that could make a case in the future.
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