1. Joey Votto Gets 4 Hits as Cincinnati Reds' Bats Come Alive

    First baseman Joey Votto went 4-5 and Wilson Valdez added three hits as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Wednesday...

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  2. Zack Cozart Is Only Star in the Cincinnati Reds' Dreadful Offensive Start

    Zack Cozart is the only position player on the Cincinnati Reds to be batting over .300. Allow me to qualify that statement: the only one with more than one game played. The rookie shortstop is hitting ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,148 reads 38 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds' Aroldis Chapman Is off to a Terrific Start in 2012

    Aroldis Chapman enjoyed one of the best Cactus League seasons of any player in baseball. He should have been placed in the starting rotation as the team talked about all spring...

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  4. Reds' Mat Latos Not Worth the Return for Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal?

    First things first. This is a question not a statement. After all the hype and expectations thrown at us by the media, I have to say, I am just a little bit disappointed. I didn't expect seven shutout innings like Johnny Cueto gave us...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 3,268 reads 58 comments

  5. Reds' Todd Frazier Demoted in Favor of Alfredo Simon

    Everyone was wondering who the Cincinnati Reds would send down to the minor leagues when RHP Alfredo Simon was plucked off the waiver wire at the 11th hour...

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  6. Reds Send Jeff Francis to Triple-A, Solidifying Aroldis Chapman in Rotation

    MLB writer Mark Sheldon reported that southpaw pitcher Jeff Francis would start the year at Triple-A Louisville...

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  7. MLB: Joey Votto's Contract Will Not Be Extended but Brandon Phillips' Will

    Let us play franchise owners for a moment, you and I. Let's say you have two very good or great players (depending on whom you ask). One of the players (cough cough, Votto) plays a position that is saturated with good talent and long-ball hitters...

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  8. Aroldis Chapman Will Be the Cincinnati Reds' Fifth Starter

    If John Fay knows something we don't, Aroldis Chapman may very well be the No. 5 pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds' pitching rotation...

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  9. MLB Trade Rumors: Paul Janish from Cincinnati Reds to the Philadelphia Phillies?

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies have had talks with the Reds about a possible trade for shortstop Paul Janish. It wasn't reported as to whom the Phillies would offer in return for Janish...

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  10. 2012 Spring Training: Is This Reds Third Baseman Scott Rolen's Last Dance?

    Let me preface this piece by saying that I am a huge Scott Rolen fan. I think he is one of probably the five best defensive third-basemen in MLB history. He has had a career that is certainly worthy of a close look for the Hall of Fame...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 533 reads 6 comments

  11. Ryan Madson's Exit Leaves the Cincinnati Reds Pitching Staff in Turmoil

    Well, maybe "turmoil" is a strong word but it does draw your eye. Losing a pitcher of Ryan Madson's status and qualifications is a huge deal for the Reds ' brain trust...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 725 reads 55 comments

  12. 2012 Spring Training: Cincinnati Reds' Jeff Francis Will Take Sam LeCure's Job

    The signing of southpaw Jeff Francis to a minor league contract may have been just a footnote in the offseason journals of most Cincinnati Reds fans. They may have dismissed it as a futile attempt to revive a career that looked disheveled...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,618 reads 15 comments

  13. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Chris Heisey, Ryan Ludwick: Does Anone Want LF?

    It is now just past the ides of March and if anyone should beware it has to be Chris Heisey . With the left-field position clearly up for grabs, he doesn't seem to be reaching very high to grab it...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,180 reads 30 comments

  14. MLB 2012 Spring Training: Predicting the Cincinnati Reds' 25-Man Roster

    The Cincinnati Reds made some serious offseason moves to allow them a good shot at a division crown, or at least a playoff berth...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 74 reads 19 comments

  15. MLB Spring Training 2012: Ranking the Cincinnati Reds Acquisitions

    Spring training is just under way and baseball fans across the fruited plain are primed with anticipation. Many teams made deals over the offseason, some good and some bad. The Cincinnati Reds are no exception...

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  16. Cincinnati Reds: Is Tony La Russa Lying in Wait for Dusty Baker's Job?

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has proved to be a man who loves familiarity. Witness the fact that he worked in the Oakland Athletics organization for 14 years, the last nine of which was as Director of Baseball Administration...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 2,349 reads 27 comments

  17. Chris Heisey or Drew Stubbs: Who Is Better in CF for the Cincinnati Reds?

    For the better part of two seasons, the Reds ' faithful have been arguing over Chris Heisey 's birthright of left field. I, too, have participated in such conversations...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 2,097 reads 38 comments

  18. Jay Bruce: How Good Is the Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Going to Be?

    All Cincinnati Reds fans love Jay Bruce . In fact, most of us tend to view the young man with rose-colored glasses. I know I do...

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  19. Cincinnati Reds: What to Do with Paul Janish Now That Wilson Valdez Is on Board?

    With the offseason signing of utility man Wilson Valdez , and last year's stellar rookie performance by Zack Cozart , has the light just dimmed on the career of Paul Janish ? ...

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  20. MLB Trade Rumors: A Homer Bailey Trade to Make Room for Roy Oswalt on Reds?

    Here we are with just a few weeks until pitchers and catchers report to camp and Roy Oswalt is a man without a team. Cincinnati Enquirer writer John Fay reported that the Reds are one of the teams Oswalt is currently considering...

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  21. Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier: Where Will He Be on Opening Day?

    What does the future hold for Todd Frazier? He will soon be 26, and has already played five seasons in the Cincinnati Reds ' minor league system, so it is not too soon to discuss whether he will have a productive career in MLB ...

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  22. Albert Pujols' and Prince Fielder's Huge Contracts Mean Big Money to Joey Votto?

    An outstanding first baseman does not come cheap. You heard me right! A cursory look at recent deals will lend credence to what I just wrote...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 827 reads 25 comments

  23. Cincinnati Reds Minor Profiles: Down on the Farm with Outfielder Bill Rhinehart

    With the winter taking a heavy toll on the farm system, I thought it would be prudent to take a look at what the Reds still have at the minor league level...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 857 reads 13 comments

  24. Cincinnati Reds Still Dealing: Get Wilson Valdez from Phillies for Jeremy Horst

    After a slow start this winter, the Reds picked up steam and are continuing to make deals. In a trade that sent pitcher Jeremy Horst to the Philadelphia Phillies , the Reds ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,138 reads 17 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds' Mike Leake: The Diamond in the Rough

    The Cincinnati Reds have poised themselves to make a strong run at a World Series in 2012. They have beefed up their bullpen to the point of making a starter out of Aroldis Chapman ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 2,569 reads 19 comments