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San Diego Padres
Votto, seen here promoting his new cereal, will
likely be the face of the franchise for a long time now
The Cincinnati Reds front office continues to buck the trend. After a rather inactive offseason leading up to the 2011 campaign, it's been anything but that for 2012. In fact, you could even make a strong case that they've been as trigger-happy as Yosemite Sam in regards to all the moves they've made in the last few months.
It all started back in mid-December. The club finally acquired the top-of-the-rotation starter they had been seeking when trading for Mat Latos. The trade to send Edinson Volquez, Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger and Yasmani Grandal to San Diego in exchange for Latos not only followed through on their promise to add an elite starter to go alongside Johnny Cueto, but it also signalled that the team was serious about winning.
Just a mere week later GM Walt Jocketty was at it again. This time sending Travis Wood and minor leaguer Ronald T...
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Janish is on fire to start 2012.
Look who's making noise for the Louisville Bats. After being one of the last players to be left off the Reds' 25-man roster, Paul Janish is doing his best to get back to Cincinnati. After the first four games, Janish has been named the Hitter of the Week by the International League, according to press release from minor league baseball...
CINCINNATI -- Brandon Phillips is a man never at a loss for words -- ask him for a drink of water and he gives you Niagara Falls. Brandon Phillips is a man who displays nothing but positive emotions with a smile as broad as the Caribbean Sea.
Speechless? Tears? Doesn't happen in a decade of leap years when Brandon's in the house.
That moment arrived Tuesday when Brandon...
The Reds, locking up another of their core players, have reached agreement on a six-year, $72.5 million contract with second baseman Brandon Phillips, according to a major-league source.
The deal will replace Phillips' current one-year, $12.5 million contract, and extend from 2012 to '17, the source said.
The sixth guaranteed year was important to Phillips, who turns 31...
CINCINNATI One of the major questions for the 2012 Cincinnati Reds evolves around two positions shortstop and catcher.
The critics ask: How can you play two regulars at the two most important positions on the field?
And manager Dusty Baker says, Just watch me. Highly criticized for favoring veteran players and ignoring young prospects, Baker is playing rookie Zack Cozart at shortstop...
By Scott Eddy
When experts and fans discuss the chances of the Reds reclaiming the NL Central crown this season, names like Votto, Phillips, Cueto and
Latos are often tossed around.
The man who just might hold the key to the Reds’ fate this
season, though, is a rookie.
Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart has done nothing but impress
Any hope of an undefeated season went astray on Saturday as the Marlins (1-2) raced past the Redlegs (1-1) 8-3 on Opening Night. Mat Latos made his much-anticipated Reds debut, but the results proved to be less than stellar. Nonetheless, the team still has a chance at taking the series on Sunday.
But for now, let's focus on the good, the bad and some notables from Saturday...
Despite 15 strikeouts, the Bats scored
nine runs in their win over the Mud Hens
Louisville 9 Toledo 3
-The Bats (2-3) won behind six innings of one-run baseball from Andrew Brackman (1-0), where he allowed just two hits, while walking one and striking out four. Scott Carroll threw two scoreless innings in relief.
-CF Denis Phipps hit a two-run home run in the third...
Homer Bailey reminds me of one of those 1st round draft pick quarterbacks in the NFL who the fan base really likes as a person, but is simply playing out the string of their final year in the city. That’s how it is beginning to feel.
Not to say it can’t work out still, because it can. But Bailey missed a golden opportunity last night to make a statement about his 2012 season...
Brandon Phillips will be a Cincinnati Red for life.
No, Cincinnati’s ownership group has not lost their minds. They’re simply doing what championship caliber organizations do day in and day out. And we applaud them for taking one of the most important steps there is to keeping the band together for a good long while.
I often sat back and thought about what I was going to write...
4/8 Game Review
Louisville lost 7-4. Box Score
Kristopher Negron went 1-4 with a run and a steal (3).
Danny Dorn went 1-3 with a walk, HR (2), 2 RBI and 2 runs.
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Paul Janish went 1-3 with a double.
Dioner Navarro went 0-2 with 2 walks.
Chad Reineke allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts...
Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Jay Bruce started the comeback with his second home run of the game and third of the season, an opposite-field drive into the left-center field seats that...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Jay Bruce started the comeback with his second home run of the game and third of the season, an opposite-field drive into the left-center...
The Cincinnati took the rubber game of their first series of the year this afternoon by beating the Miami Marlins 5-6.
Bronson Arroyo took the mound for the Reds and was downright good through six innings. Unfortunately, he pitched 6.1. At the end of his tenure, Arroyo allowed 5 runs (4 earned) … [visit site to read more]
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Matt Holliday, David Freese and Yadier Molina homered during the St. Louis Cardinals' big first inning, and Jake Westbrook found his control after a rough start, beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Monday night.
The defending World Series champions improved to 4-1 with an offense that hasn't missed Albert Pujols so far.
Only 20 pitches into the game, Reds...