Reds Have Found Their Closer In Chapman

Something had to give eventually. No one as good as Aroldis Chapman — or as high-paid — remains as a set-up man out of the bullpen for long. Chapman was either destined for a spot in the starting rotation (which was my guess) or the closer’s role. Well, 28 months after the Cuban defector signed […]

Reds Have Found 3B Of Future (And Present) In Frazier

Todd Frazier is getting a trial run as the Cincinnati Reds’ starting third baseman and the rookie is making the most of it. Frazier, 26, nearly single-handedly led the Reds to a 6-3 win over the host New York Mets on Wednesday with the first two home run game of his young career. He’s now […]

Cueto, Chapman Putting Up Video Game Stats

The Cincinnati Reds moved over the .500 mark (13-12) with a 6-1 win over the host Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Johnny Cueto picked up the complete-game victory for the Reds and is now 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA on the season. Any questions about whether Cueto was “truly an ace” have quickly been answered. His […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Phillips Cashes In Too

Here are some quick notes on the Cincinnati Reds, who are off to a 3-4 start to the season. * It was great to see the team sign Brandon Phillips to a 5-year, $60 million extension (6-years, $72.5 million counting the $12.5 million Phillips is making this year) right on the heels of the huge […]

Votto re-signs for 10 years, $225 million

There’s a party going on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years (2023 to be exact). So bring your good times and your laughter too, we’re gonna celebrate your party with you. Come on now, cel-e-bra-tion. Let’s all celebrate and have a good time. (Fast-forward a bit…) Cel-e-brate good times, c’mon! Let’s celebrate. […]

Reds set Opening Day roster

The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2012 season carrying just 11 pitchers as the team set its Opening Day roster on Monday. The season-ending injury to Ryan Madson, coupled with the trade of third baseman Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Triple-A reliever JJ Hoover, made the final cuts somewhat easy for […]

Madson Done For Season

Reds closer Ryan Madson will have Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2012 season, as first reported by John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday. A ligament in Madson’s right elbow is “torn off the bone” according to Fay. The Reds signed Madson to a one-year, $8.5 million contract, which was believed to […]

Opening Day Approaching Fast; Analyzing Spring Stats

The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2012 season on Thursday, April 5, which is just 15 days away. The Reds – who now have 19 spring training games under their belt (8-11) – will host the Miami Marlins on “Opening Day” at 4:05 p.m. ET. (It’s too bad MLB has allowed the tradition of beginning […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Spring heating up

With nearly a full week of spring training games behind the Cincinnati Reds, a few notable items have come to the forefront: Starting lineup set: Manager Dusty Baker appears set on his lineup, and it goes a little something like this: Brandon Phillips – 2B Zack Cozart – SS Joey Votto – 1B Ryan Ludwick/Chris […]

Status Quo For Reds As Pitchers, Catchers Report

No news is good news for the Cincinnati Reds as they begin spring training. No one on the roster suffered an injury during their offseason workouts (knock on wood), there have been no ailments that have popped up the first few days of spring training (keep knocking) and there have been no visa problems with […]

2012 Cincinnati Reds Roster, Record Prediction

Well, it’s about that time. Pitchers and catchers will be reporting for the Cincinnati Reds exactly 10 days from now (Feb. 18). It’s shaping up to be an exciting year in the Queen City and here is a quick rundown on what the 25-man Opening Day roster will look like, including the starting pitching rotation, […]

Reds Sign Madson; Nasty Boys II?

Hello, nasty! The Cincinnati Reds continued their bold offseason by signing the top free-agent closer on the market – Ryan Madson – late Tuesday night. And the Reds didn’t just land the best closer available, they got him at a relatively cheap rate. Multiple reports say that Madson inked a one-year contract that will pay […]

Larkin Making HOF Beginning Of Great 2012 For Reds?

It certainly feels like 2012 is shaping up to be a stellar year for the Cincinnati Reds. On Monday, former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was voted into the Hall of Fame and will be the lone inductee in the ’12 class. Larkin received a whopping 86.4 percent of the vote (it takes 75 percent to […]