Found November 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Bronson Arroyo hasn’t packed up the last of his things in his Mount Adams apartment. It’s not because he thinks he’ll return to the Reds or Cincinnati in the spring, it’s just that he doesn’t know where he’s going to be next year. In a perfect world, Arroyo said this week, he’d retire as a Red, spending the last three or four years of his career in a Reds uniform, pitching at Great American Ball Park. This, it is obvious, is not a perfect world, even for highly paid, successful professional athletes like Arroyo. The Reds didn’t offer Arroyo a one-year qualifying offer of $14.1 million last week. They did offer center fielder Shin-Soo Choo the $14.1 million, in part because they were pretty sure Choo would reject it. Choo’s rejection will give the Reds a compensatory pick in next year’s draft. The Reds didn’t offer Arroyo a qualifying offer, it was suggested, out of fear he would have taken it. Would he? “I enjoy playing for that organization and with those guys, so yeah, I probably

Report: Bronson Arroyo drawing interest from Twins, Giants, and Phillies

The writing has been on the wall with respect to Bronson Arroyo for quite some time. He won't be back in a Reds uniform when the 2014 comes around.However, the 36-year-old free agent will be suiting up for some major league team, and as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports, three of those potential teams include the Giants, Phillies, and Twins. According to Cafardo, each...

Report: Reds source says 'ship has sailed' on transitioning Aroldis Chapman to rotation

The Reds have changed their position on whether Aroldis Chapman should start or relieve more times than LaRosa's gave away free pizza to fans last season. However, may we finally have our decisive verdict on Chapman's wavering fate?According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, an inside source told Sherman that the proverbial ship to transition Chapman to the rotation...

Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

Talks are heating up between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. The Twins are now going over Arroyo’s medical records and they have already discussed guarantee language with his representatives. On Monday, Arroyo told reporters that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins had contacted his agents, but that no offers...

Is Jay Bruce extension worthy?

by: Andrew WrightStaff WriterJay Bruce added a little bling to his trophy case last week with his second consecutive Silver Slugger award. Could the Reds add more bling to his contract this offseason?The erstwhile Reds right fielder is under team control through 2017. Nonetheless, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports cites Mr. Bruce as a prime candidate for a pre-emptive extension. Why?...

Brandon Phillips-Dexter Fowler trade labeled 'tempting'

Could the Reds and Rockies be doing business together this offseason?According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Colorado has talked with All-Star Carlos Gonzalez about the possibility of moving from right to center field next season. Apparently, Gonzalez has already told the club he would be willing to do it, under the condition that it be his regular position. Of course, the mere...

Report: Reds to tab Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell as bench coach

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Bryan Price and the Reds are set to name Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell as the new bench coach in Cincinnati.The 47-year-old formerly played parts of 18 seasons with the likes of the Indians, Pirates, Royals, Diamondbacks, and Mets, before becoming a coach. As a player, Bell was a two-time All-Star, a World Series champion (2001), and the...

Phillies Among Teams Interested in Bronson Arroyo

As the hunt to shore up the starting rotation continues, veteran free agent Bronson Arroyo has been linked to a number of teams including the Phillies per Drew Silva at Hardball Talk. Aside from his famous leg kick, Arroyo's trademark is durability. He has never done any DL time and...

Brayan Pena signs two-year deal with Cincinnati Reds

It certainly didn't take Brayan Pena a long time to find a new home. The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the former Tigers backup catcher, who wasted little time on the free-agent market. Pena, 31, is expected to undergo a physical on Tuesday in Cincinnati and will reportedly earn $1.25 million in 2014. first reported the acquisition...

Twins: Talks with right-hander Bronson Arroyo heating up

Talks between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo are heating up. Negotiations had yet to commence as of Tuesday evening, according to a person with direct knowledge, but the Twins have been going over Arroyo's medical records and have discussed guarantee language with his representatives while in Orlando for baseball's General Managers' Meetings. Arroyo...

State of the Farm: Starting Pitching

Robert Stephenson heads the starting pitching depth in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

Tuesday news and notes

Tony Cingrani posted a 2.92 ERA with the Reds but didn't garner a single Rookie of the Year vote in an incredible year for rookies.

Report: Reds add two more to coaching staff

After a relatively long wait to see who Bryan Price would get to fill out his coaching staff, this week has provided plenty of answers, as two more names were revealed Tuesday evening.Price has tabbed Jeff Pico to join his staff as pitching coach while Don Long will take over the hitting coach duties. This is according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.The 51-year...

Reds to add Jay Bell as bench coach

getty images The Cincinnati Reds will add Jay Bell as their bench coach. Bell had been serving as the hitting coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bell, 47, will have a short stay in Pittsburgh as he will leave for Cincinnati after just one season. Sources: #Reds to hire #Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell as bench coach. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 12, 2013 The addition...
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