Found February 20, 2012 on
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I was prepared to write all sorts of glowing comments about the state of Cincinnati’s minor league system… but then a funny thing happened. The organization acquired one of the top arms in the National League at the cost of three key young prospects. Even with the trade dust now settled, though, ...
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. Homer Bailey was on a diet to die for eat, eat, eat, eat and eat some more.
His intention was to gain weight, add some strength to his thermometer-thin body, maybe avoid the nagging injuries that have oft-interrupted his Cincinnati Reds pitching career.
So he hooked up with a nutritionist in Newport, Ky., Brian Wieferins.
In four weeks, Bailey went from 204 pounds...
On Tuesday, ESPN Insider Jim Bowden published the names of seven players who he thinks are "poised to erupt" this season. One former member of the Cincinnati organization made the list. He was included in the trade that brought right-hander Mat Latos to the Queen City in exchange for three others. Who is it? It's none other than RHP Brad Boxberger.
As has become Cincinnati Reds’ manager Dusty Baker’s custom, today he announced that the 2012 Opening Day … [visit site to read more]
It’s early, so early in fact that making a guess at the opening day lineup when only pitchers and catchers have reported is silly. But, I am going to do it anyway. I will start by making a couple of assumptions:
Cueto is going to be the opening day starter.
Cozart is going to come back, 100% to the form that we saw for a short period last season.
So with those two assumptions...
Stubbs comes up short on a fly ball against the Pirates last season. "Comes up short" is kind of Stubbs' catchphrase as of late.
The Reds have undoubtedly made some phenomenal offseason moves to improve the ball club. They’ve strengthened the starting rotation, added depth to the bullpen, and acquired additional power for the lineup. On top of that, our top two competitors...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. The sun beat down warmly on their necks as they went through their early-morning driflls, dew still on the short grass. And the cactus outside the complex let them know: It is time to get their bodies and minds ready for the long, long season.
The Cincinnati Reds, mostly pitchers and catchers this week, began spring training Monday with some things old and a lot...
Reds manager Dusty Baker wasn't ready to declare rookie Devin Mesoraco his No. 1 catcher as of Tuesday morning.
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was among the early arrivals to Spring Training on Monday. Bruce, who was listed at 225 pounds last season, arrived noticeably trimmer.
After passing his physical, veteran pitcher Brett Tomko formally signed a Minor League contract with the Reds on Sunday. He is in Major League camp as a non-roster player and participated in the first workout.
Pressure tested, Philly approved. Not much will rattle new Reds closer Ryan Madson when he emerges from the bullpen in the ninth inning.
The long dark tea-time of the soul is finally over: baseball is back as pitchers and catchers reported to Cincinnati Reds Spring Training camp … [visit site to read more]
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (AP) - Aroldis Chapman will be tested as a starter this spring by the Cincinnati Reds.The 24-year old lefthander whose pitches have been clocked at 105 mph has a 6-3 record with a 3.27 ERA in 69 relief appearances over the last two seasons with Cincinnati.But the small-market ...
The Cincinnati Reds have signed pitcher Brett Tomko to a minor league contract, the team announced Sunday.