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October aspirations sinking quickly for Reds after disaster in Denver

On April 15, 1912, while en route to America, arguably the most infamous ship wreck in the history of the world occurred when the RMS Titanic, owned by White Star Line, struck an iceberg and descended to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean within a matter of hours. News that the previously labeled "unsinkable ship" had sank was received across the world in utter dismay. How...
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Everything you need to know about recent Reds news in one post

For the middle of August, the last week or so has produced more than its fair share of news related to the Reds. With that in mind, summer vacations, the return of school for the kids, and life in general has probably kept you from keeping up with all of the latest happenings around Reds Country. So here is my attempt at rounding up the most notable nuggets to keep you up to speed...
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MLB Week 20 - Death of a Genius

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterI feel I must comment briefly on the death of comedic legend and San Francisco Giants fan Robin Williams. Mr. Williams burst onto the scene during the hit 1970’s comedy Happy Days. His appearance as “Mork from Ork” made Williams literally a household name overnight. From that came his own show, “Mork and Mindy” opposite Pam Dawber. I’m sure many...
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Pete Rose to serve as coach for Florence Freedom

For the second time this summer, all-time hit king Pete Rose is scheduled to suit up and serve as a coach in a professional baseball game.The Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League have announced plans to honor the Cincinnati native on Tuesday, Sept. 2 by retiring his No. 14 and allowing him to coach first base. The retiring of his jersey number will come during a special...
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Video: Four Reds greats get inducted into team Hall of Fame

Your browser does not support iframes.The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum officially added four more members on Saturday as the late Jake Beckley, Ron Oester, Dave Parker, and Ken Griffey Jr. were enshrined as part of pre-game ceremonies on the field at Great American Ball Park.Each player added their own unique contribution to the history of the great franchise and each will now...
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MLB Week 19 - A Cure for Lethargy

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterDictionary.com defines lethargy as “the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.” In other words, the way the Reds played Monday night at Cleveland. There comes a time in any manager’s life that his team will underperform and suffer a series of losses. It is during...
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Photo: Reds unveil logo for 2015 All-Star Game hosted in Cincinnati

The baseball world will turn its collective attention to Cincinnati next summer as the Reds play host the 86th edition of the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park.And we now have an image that will brand the momentous occasion after the Reds and MLB unveiled the official logo for the event on Wednesday.Naturally, the logo features none other than the best-groomed mascot...
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Barry Larkin bobblehead now available on weekends in August

As a kid growing up in the 1990s, with a particular affinity for the Cincinnati Reds, one player who I always tried to imitate on the field was Barry Larkin. I played the same position as Larkin, wore the same number as Larkin (No. 11) and for awhile went as far as fashioning my batting stance after Larkin.You can only imagine my joy when I saw "The Captain" take his rightful...
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A Note from the Editor about Redlegs Review

Dear Redlegs Review readers,I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has supported the blog by reading the site's content, following and interacting with us on social media, voting in poll questions, putting your thoughts in the comments section and more. It has truly been a great experience covering and following Reds baseball with you guys since the site took off...
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Two Reds named as potential trade candidates in August

Although the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Reds making a move, it doesn't necessarily mean general manager Walt Jocketty won't end up executing one.As any knowledgeable baseball fan will know, the trade deadline isn't actually an absolute deadline to strike a trade, but rather the deadline to make a deal without having to slide a player through waivers...
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Video: Another look at overturned call at home plate

Your browser does not support iframes.The Reds defeated the Marlins, 3-1, Thursday night. But the victory didn't come without controversy.With Cincinnati trailing 1-0 in the top of the eighth, Zack Cozart was thrown out easily at home plate trying to score on Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. However, Reds skipper Bryan Price charged out of the dugout arguing that catcher...
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MLB Week 18 - Trade Deadline Edition

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterAnyone know the phone number of a good psychologist?I don't know about you, but these past two weeks habe been nothing short of depressing. Prior to the All Star break, when the Reds were playing terrific baseball, I couldn't wait until Thursday, so I could write my artice. Now I'm like, "Crud, it's Thursday again, how can I find the...
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Report: Reds looking to trade Ryan Ludwick?

Could the Reds be seriously looking to trade Ryan Ludwick?According to a report by Bob Nightengale of the USA Today, Cincinnati is willing to part ways with the 36-year-old outfielder and what remains on his contract, by making him available for trade as we approach Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.The #Reds are telling teams LF Ryan Ludwick is available, He's earning...
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Walt Jocketty dubbed one of five general managers 'under pressure'

The proverbial seat isn't exactly piping hot for Reds general manager Walt Jocketty. But it's certainly not comfortable either.In the midst of an injury-riddled season, in addition to being mired in a forgettable second half losing skid, Jocketty finds himself in a tough spot this week as the non-waiver trade deadline looms on Thursday. The Reds aren't out of the postseason...
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Reds place Jay Bruce on bereavement list

Jay Bruce will be out of Cincinnati's lineup for at least a few days after the Reds placed the outfielder on the bereavement list Tuesday. The precise reasoning for his placement on the list was not disclosed.Right-handed pitcher Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take Bruce's spot on the active roster. Tuesday marks the fifth separate time Partch has...
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Video: Watch Devin Mesoraco slug home run to upper deck

Your browser does not support iframes.Devin Mesoraco is strong. Really strong.This fact of life was put on full display Monday night as the Reds catcher absolutely crushed a pitch to the upper deck for his 17th bomb of the season.Unfortunately, this run was the only one Cincinnati could push across in 15 innings, suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Diamondbacks.
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Reds take a tumble in latest batch of power rankings

On the heels of losing eight of nine, the Reds have experienced a steep drop in the latest batch of Major League Baseball Power Rankings, released by ESPN.com on Monday.Cincinnati occupied the No. 17 slot in this week's rankings after previously occupying the No. 13 slot just one week before. Their four-spot tumble was tied for the biggest drop of any team in the league.The second...
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Report: Reds targeting outfielder Alex Rios for offensive help

Despite losing eight of their last nine, and falling six games back of first place, reports continue to suggest that the Reds are prepared to be buyers as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.With Cincinnati struggling mightily to produce runs, evidenced by the mere 16 they have plated since the All-Star Break, the club's top priority at the deadline is adding a run-producing...
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Jim Bowden proposes trade to bring Marlon Byrd to Reds

You don't have to be a baseball expert to notice how badly the Reds need offensive help.Entering Sunday, Cincinnati's depleted offense had mustered just 14 runs in eight games since the All-Star Break. With top hitters Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips expected to be out of the lineup for several more weeks, the need to add an extra bat has become critical if the Reds want...
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Video: Brandon Phillips makes wish come true for young fan

Your browser does not support iframes.Being sidelined with an injured left thumb isn't keeping Brandon Phillips from making a difference in the community.On Friday, the Reds All-Star second basemen helped make a dream come true in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as 13-year-old Brock Johnson of Winchester, Ohio got an opportunity to hang out with his hero for a day...
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Photo: Witness ex-Red Dmitri Young's amazing weight transformation

Former Reds slugger Dmitri Young was on hand Friday night at Great American Ball Park to watch two of his former teams do battle on the diamond. And it would be no stretch to say that the 40-year-old has never looked better.Check out this side-by-side photo posted by MLB Cut 4 showing the amazing weight transformation Young has made since the end of his playing days. According to...
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Jayson Stark: Reds will be buyers at trade deadline

Buy or sell? This is a question many Reds fans have been pondering as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Especially after watching their team lose six straight games out of the All-Star Break.One man who may have the answer to this question is ESPN.com senior MLB writer Jayson Stark. On Friday, Stark held an interactive chat session with fans welcoming questions about anything...
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A couple of ex-Reds top list of 'five best-hitting pitchers'

In a bit of irony or coincidence, given Cincinnati's recent offensive woes, a pair of former Reds topped a dubious list highlighting the five best-hitting pitchers of the last 25 years.The list, based on adjusted OPS and at least 200 at-bats, was whipped up by the fine folks at ESPN.com and features Micah Owings at No. 1 with Dontrelle Willis right behind him at No. 2. A fine...
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MLB Week 17 - Somnambulism

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterTranscript from a possible phone call Wednesday afternoon around 4pm local time in Milwaukee.Operator: "9-1-1, what's your emergency?"Caller: "I'd like to report a disturbance at Miler Park"Operator: "What seems to be the problem"Caller: "There's 25 men wearing Cincinnati Reds uniforms sleepwalking all over...
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Reds should take note from Rangers and test trade market for Jonathan Broxton

With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, the Reds find themselves in a precarious position about whether they are buyers or sellers.Despite riding a six-game losing skid, Cincinnati remains just 5.5 games back of first place and only 4 games back of the second Wild Card spot. On the surface, the Reds seem as though they are still very much in the thick of the postseason...
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