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The hottest topic up for debate this offseason is whether or not the Reds plan on using Aroldis Chapman as a starter or reliever in 2013. Of course, the team was facing the very same predicament last offseason as well. Injuries eventually forced Cincinnati's hand to stick Chapman in the bullpen for the 2012 campaign. Needless to say, he did quite well (68g, 1.51 ERA, 38 SV), finishing 12th in NL MVP voting. But many wonder if he would be better served in the starting rotation.
Here is Tim McMaster, Jim Duquette, and Matthew Leach of MLB.com giving their thoughts on what the team should do with their prized left-hander.
They appear to have mixed opinions as well.
Here's my quick take for what it's worth: Don't fix something that isn't broke.
The Reds have a good thing going with Chapman in the closer role. He's proven to be more than effective there and is the closest thing to automatic as they come. On...
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The Arizona Fall League regular season comes to an end today. The Reds team, the Peoria Javelinas have a half game lead over Surprise. With a win they will play on Saturday afternoon on MLB Network for the championship. If they lose they will need Surprise to also lose.
Really a slow news day, so let’s get some thought processes going here. Who is the one player you would target...
Many weren't too thrilled when the Reds opted to fill their void in left field by signing Ryan Ludwick to a free agent deal last offseason. And it was difficult to blame them at the time. Ludwick was coming off back-to-back mediocre seasons and it appeared as though his skills were declining with his increase in age. The 2012 season proved to be a bounceback one for the Las...
Johnny Cueto has established himself as one of the top pitchers in baseball and a couple of unearned runs in his regular season finale prevented him from becoming the first Red to win 20 games since 1988. His success was rewarded by writers with a top four finish in NL Cy Young voting. He maintains one of the best ERA's in the league despite pitching in Great American Ball Park.
The voting results for the National League Cy Young Award were revealed on MLB Network on Wednesday and two Reds finished in the top eight. Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto came in fourth after collecting 75 total points while southpaw closer Aroldis Chapman nestled into a tie for the eighth spot with one point.
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The 2012 season was an up and down season for Yorman Rodriguez as he split his time between Bakersfield and Dayton.
After a solid season in Dayton during the 2011 season the Reds sent the 19-year-old Rodriguez to the California League to play with the Bakersfield Blaze. To say that April went poorly for the Venezuelan teenager would be an understatement. He hit .187/.205/.240 with...
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton joins FOX Sports' Inna Lazarev to discuss his experience at the Arizona Fall League and more.
Well it's November. There is no Major League Baseball to follow; not any games anyways. There will be plenty of free agent and offseason trade talks heating up soon. Will the Reds make any significant moves or surprises in the trade market like they did last year? We shall see. Until then, we can resort to one of the things that can get us closer to on-the-field baseball than...
by John Viril—
Right now, most analysts speculate the Royals should swing deals with the Tampa Bay Rays or Seattle Mariners to address their starting pitching. Others keep coming back to GM Dayton Moore’s familiar trading partners in Atlanta. I think the Royals should pursue Cincinnati Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Last season, former #7 overall draft pick Bailey achieved his long...