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Recapping the season of Jay Bruce

It's hard to believe that Jay Bruce is only 25 years of age. The former first round draft pick just completed his fifth full season in the majors, and appears to be entering the prime of his career. The 2012 campaign had its share of ups and downs along the way for him, but overall the left-handed slugger posted a pretty solid individual season. Here's a closer look at...
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October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield dominate Reds MiLB Organizational All-Stars

With the minor league season being long over, the Reds Organizational All-Stars have been announced by MiLB.com. As you might expect, Billy Hamilton was the main focus. All he did was steal a record 155 bases this season and give Reds fans hope of a true leadoff man which they have lacked for so many years now. Now, unless you followed closely, what you might not have expected...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Busy day for Reds prospects as Javelinas lose

It was an old-fashioned wild west shootout between the Peoria Javelinas and the Salt River Rafters on Wednesday. The teams combined for 28 hits, 14 a piece, but it was the Rafters who emerged victorious by a score of 12-9 over the Javelinas. The game saw six of the seven Reds prospects get playing time. It was a bag of mixed results regarding their performances. -CF Billy...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 7: Reds fire on all cylinders in San Francisco

Today marks day six of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot. But for now, here is No. 7 on the list:  ...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Dusty Baker the right man for the job?

Feelings were mixed around the Reds fan base when the team announced it had extended the contract of manager Dusty Baker for another two seasons. Some were clamoring for the organization to replace Baker with a new skipper, while others were adamant about bringing the 63-year old back. The difference in opinion obviously leaves several questions up for debate. Among them includes...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Reds prospects help Javelinas get the win

The Peoria Javelinas continued their hot start, toppling the Mesa Solar Sox 4-2 to move their record to a league-best 5-2 on the season. All three Reds hitting prospects on the the roster played in the game, and all three of them made significant marks on the stat sheet. -CF Billy Hamilton went 0-3 at the plate, but he did walk once and score a run. He also notched an outfield...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 8: Reds and Rockies combine for nine homers

Today marks day five of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot. But for now, here is No. 8 on the list: May...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Donald Lutz participates in Javelinas offensive onslaught

The Peoria Javelinas crushed the Mesa Solar Sox yesterday by a score of 9-2. They pounded out 14 hits in total, while every starter got a hit except one. -1B Donald Lutz was one of those starters. He finished 2-5, with a run scored, and is now hitting .438 on the young AFL season. He was the only Reds prospect to make an appearance.
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 season in review: Joey Votto

It was an injury-plagued season for one Joseph Daniel Votto. The Canadian native was sidelined for nearly two months after suffering a knee injury in San Francisco while sliding on June 29. However, it was also a rewarding year for Votto as he signed a 10-year, $225-million contract extension in the days prior to Opening Day.   Here are a few notables from his season: ...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Dusty Baker discusses extension

Your browser does not support iframes.   The Reds announced a 2-year contract extension with manager Dusty Baker on Monday. The new deal will be good through the conclusion of the 2014 season. Dusty, along with CEO Bob Castellini and GM Walt Jocketty, discussed the extension via press conference earlier this afternoon.
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Potential free agents the Reds could pursue in the offseason

With the 2012 campaign officially in the books, it is time to shift the focus toward 2013. The Reds return most of their NL Central Champion roster next season, so they won't need to retool it that much. However, this is not the say that GM Walt Jocketty won't be looking to upgrade areas of weakness. ESPN's Jim Bowden realizes this fact and outlined some potential free...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds agree to two-year extension with Dusty Baker

From the Reds... The National League Central Division champion Cincinnati Reds and field manager Dusty Baker have agreed to terms on a 2-year contract extension through the 2014 season. The formal announcement will be made today at a 3:00 p.m. press conference at Great American Ball Park by Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker agrees to two-year extension with Reds

Word has broken that the Reds have extended manager Dusty Baker for two more years. I first saw it from Mark Sheldon on his blog, but it's been reported by several outlets. As of now, the terms of the deal have not been made public. It's also not currently known if the coaching staff will remain intact, but it is expected too. There is a press conference scheduled for 3:00pm...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton and teammates off to good start in Arizona Fall League

Well I went on vacation and missed the whole first week of the Arizona Fall League. (I didn't miss the Reds woeful last three games though. I still can hardly believe it.) Oh, you missed AFL 2012 debut too? Well don't worry because they're off today and I'm about to get you up-to-date. If you need a primer to get yourself acquainted with the 2012 season of the AFL...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 9: Todd Frazier's walkoff homer

Today marks day four of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot. But for now, here is No. 9 on the list: May...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 12 games of the 2012 season: No. 10

Today marks day three of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot. But for now, here is No. 10 on the list:   ...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 12 games of the Reds season: No. 11

Today marks day two of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot. But for now, here is No. 11 on the list:   June...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

10 offseason moves the Reds need to make to win the 2013 World Series

  by: Chase Fitzgerald Staff Writer This season ended just awful and I’m going to do you all a favor and not remind you. It really stung to have a great season end like this, but it’s never too early to look at next year. I personally think this team was over-performing but I think this team can win it all next season if they do the steps below. Audience, I give you an...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 12 games of the Reds season: No. 12

Today marks day one in what very well could be the longest baseball offseason around Cincinnati in recent memory. The Reds may have flamed out of the postseason in historic fashion, but that doesn't mean the team didn't provide us with a plethora of good moments throughout the year. So instead of dwelling in what could have been, we've compiled a list of the Top 12 Games...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Quotes from Baker, Votto, Bruce and more

The home clubhouse at Great American Ball Park was filled with a group of dejected and stunned Redlegs after Thursday's season-ending loss to San Francisco. However, most members of the team was still able to break the silence and offer some quotes of reflection about the game, and season overall. Here are the notable ones: “It was a very good season. Great regular...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Five-year old draws good luck photo for Mat Latos

Here's something to cheer you up after a bitter end to the season.This picture was tweeted by @MichelleMatter to the wife of Mat Latos just prior to Mat's crucial start in Game Five. The artist of this inspirational work of art is Dylan, age 5, who is the son of the aforementioned tweeter.Dylan's photo may not have propelled Mat to victory on Thursday, but it was an adorable...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants send Reds to a bitter season end

  The 2012 season for the Reds came to a screeching halt on Thursday afternoon as the Giants completed an improbable NLDS comeback by winning Game Five, 6-4, before a somber Great American Ball Park crowd. In defeat, Cincinnati becomes the first National League team (out of 22) to blow a 2-0 lead in the LDS since the Wild Card Era began in 1995. San Francisco, on the other hand...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Eight reasons why the Reds will survive and advance

The National League Division Series between the NL Central Champion Reds and NL West Champion Giants has boiled down to a winner-take-all affair on Thursday afternoon. With the series tied at two games a piece, the two clubs will clash one final time in Game Five for the right to move on to the NLCS. Although the Giants clearly have momentum on their side at this point, here are...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Red alert! Reds get whacked by Giants to force Game Five

The Reds blew another chance at home to win the NLDS by falling, 8-3, to the pesky Giants Wednesday evening. The loss by Cincinnati forces a winner-take-all situation in Game Five, which will take place at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon. The winner of tomorrow's game will earn a spot in the NLCS. Here's a look at the good, bad, and notables from Game Four...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants edge out Reds in extras to keep season alive

Tuesday night marked a chance for the Reds to do some things they hadn't done in nearly two decades. A victory over the visiting Giants would not only ensure the Reds a spot in the NLCS, but it would also mark their first postseason series victory and home playoff game victory since 1995. Cincinnati kicked off the scoring right off the bat (pardon the pun) when Jay Bruce singled...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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