Found January 04, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
You probably already saw the week-old Inside Baseball post on predicting, among other things, the … [visit site to read more]

The Latest on Francisco Cordero

The pendelum just keeps swinging in the sweepstakes for right-handed reliever Francisco Cordero. With the market for free agent closers increasingly dwindling, multiple teams find themselves in the running for the 37-year old's services...including the Reds. According to John Fay of the Enquirer, the team has extended a one-year contract estimated to be worth around ...

Bowden: Jocketty Helped Reds Win Now

Love him or hate him, former-Reds GM and current ESPN writer Jim Bowden cranks out more content for discussion than anyone else on the MLB media circuit nowadays. His latest piece involves a list of five general managers who made moves this off-season to help their team win now. Among the five on that dubious list is none other than Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty. Here is the...

Reds sign former first-rounder Brackman

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with right-hander Andrew Brackman on a one-year deal. Brackman was a September call up of the New York Yankees last season and pitched in three games. But the team declined his contract option this winter. Brackman was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Yankees despite needing reconstructive elbow surgery. The Cincinnati...

Thursday news and notes

The Reds made a few signings  over the last few weeks. Andrew Brackman is officially a Red now. The Reds also signed PJ Phillips, he is Brandon’s younger brother. He is a former 2nd round draft pick of the Angels (2005), so he at least had tools at one point. He has severe plate discipline issues though that have held him back from using those tools on the offensive side of things...

Drew Stubbs Player Projection No. 101

Key Stats: Stubbs was one of only 2 Outfielders in 2010 to give us at least 20 HR's and 30 steals. If you add in 90 runs scored as part of the criteria, then only Stubbs and Han Ram qualify in all of baseball. Despite striking out 168 times, Stubbs was productive enough to give us really high hopes going into the 2011 season. He was tops on my Man-Crush list going into drafts...

Former Yanks top pick Brackman signs with Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds signed right-hander Andrew Brackman to a one-year deal on Wednesday, uniting him with his hometown team.

Reds sign former Yanks top pick Brackman

The Reds completed the signing Wednesday of right-handed pitcher and local product Andrew Brackman to a one-year contract. Terms were not immediately available.

Reds, RHP Brackman finalize 1-year deal (AP)

The Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Andrew Brackman finalized a one-year deal on Wednesday, uniting him with his hometown team. Brackman was the New York Yankees' first-round pick in 2007 even though they knew he needed reconstructive elbow surgery. He had the operation nine days after signing. He went 15-29 in 58 starts and 31 relief appearances in the minors from 2009-11 with a 5.11 ERA.

Leftfield Free Agent Options

The Reds currently only have four opening day outfield options on the current 40-man roster: Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs, Chris Heisey, and Todd Frazier. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that The Reds pursuit of an outfielder won’t begin in earnest until the situation with closer Francisco Cordero is resolved…Jocketty acknowledged interest in free agents...

Spring is in the air

In case you were wondering, pitchers and catchers report in 45 days. On that optimistic springtime note, THT Forecasts (where I’ll be writing the Reds player capsules this year, by the way) currently projects the Reds to win 93 games and finish one up on the Cards. It’s January and, for the moment, I choose not to question that. I can’t wait for baseball to come back.

Dishing with Dusty youth correspondent Meggie Zahneis recently caught up with Dusty Baker, and she asked the Reds manager the same questions many fans have on their minds.
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