Found January 25, 2012 on
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If the signing of utility man Willie Harris on Monday wasn't enough to secure depth in the Cincinnati infield, Wednesday's deal sure did.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Redlegs pulled the trigger on a trade that landed utility infielder Wilson Vadlez from the Phillies in exchange for left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst.
Valdez appeared in 99 games for the NL East Champs...
The Angels are one of four finalists to acquire free-agent reliever Francisco Cordero, his agent said, but it is unclear whether they are recruiting the veteran right-hander as a closer or set-up man.
Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto has maintained all winter that he is not looking to replace closer Jordan Walden, who as a rookie last season went 5-5 with a 2.98 earned-run average...
Devin Mesoraco came into the 2011 season fresh off of a huge breakout year for him in which he hit .302/.377/.587 across three levels. The 2011 season would be a big one, ending with him catching games in Cincinnati for the Reds.
April was pretty much a pick up from where Mesoraco had left off the season before as he would go out and hit .313/.405/.552 with 10 walks and 18 strikeouts...
MLB.com recently released its 2012 Prospect Watch Top 100 list, and after the recent trades, the Reds were able to claim just two of the players on the list, Devin Mesoraco at #14 and Billy Hamilton at #34. For what it's worth, having just two on the list does put them in the bottom third of the league in "top prospects." Some may hardly even count Mesoraco as...
Yeah! Best pinch-hitter ever!
Ooohhhh…the Reds signed Willie Harris. That makes more sense, I suppose:
The Reds agreed to terms with utility player Willie Harris on a minor league contract, two sources confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.
Harris, who will be invited to camp as a non-roster player, can earn an $800,000 base salary if he makes the club and his overall salary...
The Reds tweeted that the organization and Nick Masset have come to terms on a two-year contract worth a reported $5.5 million in guaranteed money, plus incentives. Masset had filed for arbitration at $2.9 million for 2012 and the Reds had countered with $2.1 million.
John Fay is reporting that this deal extends Masset beyond his arbitration years and includes his first year of...
Wow, the market really collapsed for Francisco Cordero. It appears he is going to the Blue Jays…as a setup man.
I know I’m probably in the minority, but I’m a fully-paid member of the CoCo Fan Club. Sure, he had his occasional problems, and he frustrated me just as much as he did you guys. In the end, however, he was what you would call a “stand-up guy.”
The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with closer Francisco Cordero on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million on Tuesday.
Cordero became a free agent after the Cincinnati Reds decided to pay his $1 million buyout. The righthander posted a 5-3 mark with a 2.45 ERA and converted 37 of 43 save opportunities last season, including 20 of 21 after the All-Star break.
The 36-year-old Cordero...
Catcher – Devin Mesoraco (Cincinnati Reds)
Some may wonder why not Jesus Montero. The answer is simply because Montero is a not a legit catcher. I understand Seattle intends to play him over there part time, but that’s essentially an open invitation for teams to steal bases at will and pitchers will be cognizant of the fact that any ball in the dirt has a good chance of reaching...
A man used to living on West Coast time, Mat Latos was still rubbing the sleep out of his eyes early Thursday while trying to get to know his new working environment.
Is this Tim Hudson 2.0? Well, Johnny Cueto needs the years of success on his resume, but 2011 was a nice start. We saw a different pitcher on the mound as he threw his two-seamer more often (40.3% up from 30.8 percent), which helped bring his ground ball rate up from 41.7 percent to a very nice 53.7 percent. You will hear a lot of analysis on how Cueto out-pitched his FIP (3.45)...
With Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols off of the market, Joey Votto is officially the next MVP-caliber first baseman scheduled to hit free agency. The 28-year-old will become available two years from now, after the 2013 season, and if he continues producing, he’ll obtain a mega-contract of his own.
Talk of a Brandon Phillips extension has persisted throughout much...
The Phillies have addressed their need for left-handed depth in the bullpen by acquiring 26-year-old Jeremy Horst from the Cincinnati Reds for utility infielder Wilson Valdez.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds acquired infielder Wilson Valdez from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Jeremy Horst on Wednesday, another move to add depth to their bench.