1. Todd Frazier: Cincinnati Reds' Third Baseman Has Earned Everyday Position

    On April 1, 2012, the Cincinnati Reds traded future third base prospect, Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves . At the time, the Reds were counting on a healthy Scott Rolen to be their everyday third baseman...

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  2. Cincinnati Reds Looking to Improve National League's Top Bullpen

    The Cincinnati Reds ' bullpen has been without two key arms most of the season. However, the pen has been outstanding. Their ERA tops all National League bullpens...

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  3. Arizona Diamondbacks 2012 Goals: Stay Humble and Improve Base Running

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are not taking last season's National League West title for granted; they look at success one year at a time. The Diamondbacks finished 2011 with a 94- 68 record, resulting in their fifth NL West title...

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  4. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole on MLB.com Top 10 RHP List

    Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole have been named to the MLB .com's 2012 Top 10 right-handed pitchers list. Jameson Taillon Taillon, the Pirates No. 1 pick in the 2010 Draft, is rated No...

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  5. Pittsburgh Pirates: Huntington Gives Fans 11 Million More Reasons for Optimism

    In the last few days, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has spent nearly $11 million dollars building a strong pitching staff and increasing the optimism of Pirates fans...

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  6. Cincinnati Reds: Will Ryan Ludwick Play Every Day?

    Foxsports.com and CBSSports.com have reported that the Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with free-agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick ...

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  7. Cincinnati Reds: Can Thomas Diamond Be a Gem for the Reds?

    In 2004, Thomas Diamond , out of the University of New Orleans, was the Texas Rangers ' first round draft pick. The Rangers were high on Diamond, and according to MLB...

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  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Closer Ryan Madson to Cincinnati Reds

    Yesterday, Cincinnati Enquirer reporter John Fay reported time was running out for closer Francisco Cordero to work out a deal with the Cincinnati Reds...

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  9. MLB Free Agents 2012: Reds Interested in Cubs RP Kerry Wood

    Kerry Wood enjoyed a fine season in 2011, posting 3-5 record with a 3.35 ERA in 55 games with the Chicago Cubs . Now he will have to decide if he wants to stay in Chicago or go to one of the four other teams reportedly interested in him...

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  10. Cincinnati Reds: Was Shortstop Paul Janish Worn Down Last Season?

    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer thinks Cincinnati Reds shortstop Paul Janish 's problem last year was that he was worn down. Fay wrote in his article "How about Janish as a backup?" that "Janish is lean and tends to get worn down...

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  11. Pittsburgh Pirates: Did Trevor Bauer Tell the Pirates Not to Draft Him?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates selected hard-throwing UCLA right-hander Gerritt Cole as the No.1 2011 MLB draft pick...

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  12. Pittsburgh Pirates: Should the Bucs Have Given Up on Steve Pearce?

    In 2010, Steve Pearce came into the Pittsburgh Pirates camp in the best shape of his career, and his hard work did not go unnoticed. Pirates president Frank Coonelly was pleased with his development...

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  13. Ross Ohlendorf, Did Arbitration Rules or Injuries Lead to His Release?

    On Wednesday December 7, 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates released starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf. In 2009, Ohlendorf posted a 11-10 record with 3.92 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. He was possible the best pitcher in the Pirates rotation...

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  14. Andrew McCutchen: Is the Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder the Real Deal?

    In 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates rookie center fielder Andrew McCutchen made a big splash and won the hearts of Pirates fans. He posted great numbers while playing for one of the worst teams in the league, batting ...

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  15. MLB Free Agents 2012: Should Cincinnati Reds Pursue Outfielder Coco Crisp?

    The Cincinnati Reds are in need of an everyday left fielder, and veteran outfielder Coco Crisp is available...

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  16. Manager Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates Putting Things into Perspective

    Last season Pirates manager Clint Hurdle developed a positive outlook in Pittsburgh by gaining the trust of his players...

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  17. Cincinnati Reds: Billy Hamilton, Reds Future SS or Outfielder?

    The Cincinnati Reds are very high on their 2009 No. 2 draft pick, shortstop Billy Hamilton. The only question seems to be, what position is he best suited for? While Zack Cozart ...

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  18. Cincinnati Reds: Is GM Walt Jocketty in a State of Desperation?

    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported in his article, " Reds get Latos at steep cost," that the Reds have acquired Mat Latos from the San Diego Padres ...

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  19. Cincinnati Reds: Have the Reds Given Up on SS Paul Janish?

    According to the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay , Paul Janish is currently the Reds ' backup shortstop, for now...

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  20. Cincinnati Reds: Andrew Brackman Damaged Goods or Potential Star?

    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer , the Cincinnati Reds have signed North Carolina State standout and New York Yankees 2007 No.1 draft pick Andrew Brackman ...

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  21. Cincinnati Reds: Manager Dusty Baker Knows the Game of Baseball

    In October of 2007 the Cincinnati Reds hired Dusty Baker to manager their ball club, which had not been to the post-season in 12 years...

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  22. Cincinnati Reds: Walt Jocketty Deciding Which Direction the Reds Go

    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty was busy this week at the Winter Meetings, however, he left Dallas frustrated. Monday evening Mark Sheldon of MLB...

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  23. Pittsburgh Pirates: Will Erik Bedard Be the Ace of the Rotation?

    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in his article " Pirates make $4.5 million deal with left-hander Bedard" that according to industry sources the Pirates not ...

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  24. MLB Trade Rumors: Cincinnati Reds Interested in Jair Jurrjens

    John Heyman of the MLB network reported that the Cincinnati Reds are very interested in right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens...

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  25. Cincinnati Reds: Should Bill Bray Be the Closer in 2012?

    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer believes that the Cincinnati Reds should stay in house in their search for a closer and give Bill Bray first try...

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