Found February 08, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
PLAYERS: Joey Votto
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
The 2012 season didn't go quite as planned for Joey Votto. The Canadian slugger missed a significant portion of the season due to a knee injury sustained right before the All-Star break and never did fully recover once coming back to the lineup in September. The original prognosis was 3-4 weeks, but Reds fans are aware that the rehab time was much longer than that, nearly two months. Nonetheless, Votto still had a great season by any standards. In 111 games, Votto posted career highs in batting average (.337), on-base percentage (.474), OPS (1.041), and doubles (44). He earned his third straight trip to the Midsummer Classic and was in great position to break the all-time single season doubles record before being derailed by injury. He still showed great patience and pitch selectivity once he returned to the Reds lineup, but his power clearly wasn't there as evidenced by the fact that he hit no homers in the last two months of the season. Naturally, this has raised conce...

Reds defense regarded as tops in the National League

It is no secret that the Reds boast one of baseball's premier defenses. But how do they rank among the other 29 MLB teams? Anthony Castrovince of set out to answer this precise question by publishing his ranking of the top 10 defenses on Thursday. Naturally, Cincinnati landed in the No. 3 overall spot and first among all other National League clubs. Here is how...

Top 10 Reds game promotions of 2013

Who doesn't enjoy going to the stadium for a good promotion? Well, the Reds have plenty of them this season thanks to the brilliant minds in their marketing department. I know most folks really don't need an extra incentive to attend Reds games, but here are some for the folks that do. Reds fanatics, I present to you the Top 10 promotions of the 2013 season: 10)...

2012 Season in Review: David Vidal

David Vidal came into the 2012 season after a strong showing in Dayton where he solidified himself as a real prospect to keep an eye on, flashing both offensive and defensive tools at third base. The Reds sent Vidal to Bakersfield to man the hot corner for the Blaze to start the 2012 season. He got off to a slow start, hitting .250 over the first week of the season, but he was able...

Great American Ball Park to play host to college baseball game

  Fans who come to see the Reds take on the Nationals on April 6 will have a chance to take in a doubleheader of sorts. Here are the details courtesy of the Reds... CINCINNATI (Feb. 8, 2013) — The Cincinnati Reds announced the inaugural “Reds Collegiate Invitational” will feature the University of Cincinnati and University of Louisville baseball teams playing at Great...

What kind of season can we expect out of Brandon Phillips?

Phillips is entering his eighth season with the Reds after the team acquired him via trade from the Indians in April 2006. The only player Cincinnati had to give up in the exchange was a player to be named later, which turned out to be pitching prospect Jeff Stevens. Stevens went on to appear in just 33 games in the majors and posted an ERA of 6.27. Phillips, on the other hand,...

Baseball Cards to play Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park

Road trip. The University of Louisville baseball team will square off against Cincinnati in the second game of a doubleheader at The Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6. First game? The Cincinnati Reds vs. the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. Discounted tickets for UofL and UC fans are available at  The first pitch for the U of L-Cincinnati...

Remembering punching the Cubs in the gut

Not so much “remembering” actually, as this particular gut punch of the Cubs occurred in 1958. More like, “honoring.” It was 20,000 days ago today. Chris Jaffe at the Hardball Times has a story up today that features the Cincinnati Reds (or the Redlegs, as he mentions they were called at the time) in a ninth inning come-from-behind victory. Not just any come-from-behind victory...

An open letter to ESPN's Buster Olney

by: Dan Howard Staff Writer Dear Mr. Olney, Have you taken leave of your senses? Is your office located near a mortician and the formaldehyde fumes have clouded your thinking? Or do you have a profound hatred of the Cincinnati Reds? I make the last statement considering two of your top ten teams beat the Reds to win the World Series – 1939 Yankees and the 1970 Orioles...
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