1. Ramon Hernandez: Former Reds C Hernandez Signs with Colorado

    Ramon Hernandez 's stay in Cincinnati is over. The Colorado Rockies have signed him to a two-year $6.5 million deal, according to multiple sources. Hernandez was riddled with injuries, but performed well during his time with Cincinnati...

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  2. Pittsburgh Pirates: Garrett Jones Should Play First Base

    Garrett Jones has led the Pittsburgh Pirates in home runs two of the last three seasons, yet he still battles for a position. It is puzzling to me why the Pirates continue to overlook the asset that Jones is to this club...

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  3. Pittsburgh Pirates: 2012 Bullpen Appears to Be Set and Strong

    The Pittsburgh Pirates ' bullpen appears to be strong but lacking southpaws. The leader is obviously Joel Hanrahan, but he will have many suitable arms joining him in the pen...

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  4. Pedro Alvarez: Should the Pittsburgh Pirates Move Him to First Base?

    Pedro Alvarez was the top-rated player entering the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. Scouts described him as a polished and poised hitter with power...

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  5. Cincinnati Reds: 5 Reasons the Reds Should Re-Sign Ramon Hernandez

    On Tuesday the Commissioner's Office and the Major League Players Association agreed to alter the Draft pick compensation rules on five Type A free agents...

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  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Would Carlos Zambrano Fit into the Reds Rotation?

    Chicago Cubs new general manager Theo Epstein is willing to allow their ace, Carlos Zambrano, to earn his way back. The last two seasons Zambrano has clearly been frustrated with his performance, as well as his teams...

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  7. Pittsburgh Pirates: Is GM Neal Huntington's Job on the Line?

    In May, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports columnist Ron Cook took what he called a hard look at the Pirates and their GM in his article " Pirates are being steered in a familiar direction...

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  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Cincinnati Reds Looking for Andrew Bailey to Close?

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty appears to be looking outside the organization for their next closer. In October Jocketty declined Francisco Cordero 's $12 million club option and Thursday Mark Sheldon of MLB ...

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  9. Pittsburgh Pirates: Can Brian Burres Bolster the Pirates Rotation?

    In November 2010, Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly spoke about improving the Pirates pitching for 2011, particularly the starting rotation...

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  10. World Series Champions: The 1987 (Hubert Humphrey Metrodome) Minnesota Twins

    There were three keys to the 1987 Minnesota Twins success: Power: First baseman Kent Hrbeck (34), right fielder Tom Brunansky (32) and third baseman Gary Gaetti (31) all hit 30 or more home runs, and center fielder Kirby Puckett added 28...

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  11. Cincinnati Reds: Is Rich Harden a Good Fit for the Reds?

    The Cincinnati Reds appear ready to enter 2012 without their closer Francisco Cordero. On October 31, 2011 Reds GM Walt Jocketty declined the 2012 option on Cordero and told him to check the market...

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  12. Cincinnati Reds: Who Is the Reds Future Everyday Catcher, Mesoraco or Grandal

    The Cincinnati Reds have high expectations for two of their young backstops, which likely will cause controversy in the near future...

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  13. Jay Bruce :The Cincinnati Reds Believe He Is Gold Glove Material

    Tuesday night Major League Baseball announced the 2011 winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove awards. Jay Bruce , the Cincinnati Reds right fielder, was missing from the awards list...

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  14. Cincinnati Reds Send Closer Francisco Cordero to the Market

    Monday the Cincinnati Reds' and general manager Walt Jocketty declined Francisco Cordero 's 2012 option. Mark Sheldon of MLB ...

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  15. World Series Champions: 2006 St. Louis Cardinals #40 of the Last 40

    In the count down of the last 40 World Series champions, the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals rank No. 40. As difficult as it is to rank teams over a 40 year period, this club clearly is the weakest...

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  16. Cincinnati Reds Radar Should Include Veteran SS Rafael Furcal

    Tuesday night the St. Louis Cardinals declined their $12 million option on veteran shortstop Rafael Furcal , making him a free agent...

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  17. St. Louis Cardinals: Where Do the 2011 Cards Rate Among the Last 40 Champs?

    The St. Louis Cardinals finished a roller coaster season Friday night, defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2, earning the 11th world championship in the club's history...

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  18. Northwestern Football: Wildcat Seniors Not Up to Pat Fitzgerald's Challenge

    Saturday, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald shook up his defense and challenged the seniors. Fitzgerald apparently had seen enough poor defense of late and benched four of his defensive regulars...

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  19. Cincinnati Reds: Is 2012 the Year for Brad Boxberger to Close

    Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Brad Boxberger is pitching well in the Arizona Fall League and making his case for the Reds closer position. Francisco Cordero has been the Reds closer for the last four seasons and enjoyed a very strong 2011 campaign...

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  20. Penn State's Offense Should Break Through Against the Northwestern Wildcats

    Saturday is homecoming for the Northwestern Wildcats (2-4) and they will host the No. 22 Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1) at Ryan Field. The Wildcats enter the game with one of the worst pass defenses in the nation...

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  21. Cincinnati Reds: Is Now the Time for Juan Francisco?

    On July 31, 2009, the Cincinnati Reds acquired Scott Rolen for Edwin Encarnacion and a minor league player. Rolen has performed well for the Reds, leading them to a division title in 2010...

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  22. Cincinnati Reds: Can Bronson Arroyo Bounce Back in 2012?

    What a difference a year makes. Just ask Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo . At the completion of the 2010 baseball season Arroyo had to be feeling very good...

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  23. 2011 World Series: Rangers Look to Fire Lightning at Berkman and the Cardinals

    In January ESPNDallas reported Lance Berkman told AM 1560 in Houston that the Texas Rangers 2010 success was a fluke...

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  24. Northwestern's Confused Defense Leads to a Disappointing 41-31 Loss to Iowa

    Saturday night at Kinnick stadium, the Iowa Hawkeyes took advantage of a confused Northwestern defense, and handed them their fourth consecutive defeat...

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  25. Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects: How Do They Rate

    Jonathan Mayo ranks Reds' 2007 number one draft pick, catcher Devin Mesoraco, their No. 1 prospect. Joining Mesoraco on the top ten list are, in order of ranking: 1B/OF Yonder ...

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