The entire article is a good read, but about last year’s “big two” on the bench (Valdez/Cairo):
Actually, to describe the performances of Valdez and Cairo as ‘‘holes’’ is kind.
Valdez may have had had the worst offensive season in Reds history — and Cairo wasn’t far behind.
For players with a [...]
Homer Bailey (26) is entering his second of three arbitration years. He is eligible to become a free agent after the 2014 season. Homer has submitted a 2013 salary proposal to the arbitrator for $5.8 million and the club has filed for $4.75 million. Either way, the 2004 first-round draft pick from Texas is [...]
Could someone please forward this article to the Reds’ organization? It makes the case, citing numerous examples, for taking the decision out of the player’s hands when it comes to returning after an injury. The Reds owner, GM, Manager and Medical Staff should carefully read this paragraph, in particular:
“The emotional need of wanting [...]
RNR returns with discussion of some Hot Stove rumors as the Winter Meetings begin. Topics include the outfield situation, what the Reds will do to fill the leadoff hole, and how Aroldis Chapman will be handled this year. It’s the latest episode of Redleg Nation Radio!
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The last hope for Cincinnati, the one silver lining the city has hung on to for over a month, is no longer within grasp.
Todd Frazier, you did what you could.
No World Series. No Cy Young, not even a Gold Glove for Brandon Phillips. But at least there was this, the [...]
Jay Bruce has won the NL Silver Slugger award for outfield, joining Andrew McCutchen and Ryan Braun. Begun in 1980, the Silver Slugger Award is given to the best offensive player in each league at their position. The Reds report:
Major League Baseball on Thursday handed out the Silver Slugger Awards to the top [...]
I refuse to get my hopes up about anything relating to the Reds, but I’d certainly be pleased if the Reds gave Aroldis Chapman a serious look as a starting pitcher. Jon Heyman (take this for what it’s worth) says the Reds are looking to do just that. Go read the piece; evidently, the [...]