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Red Reporter Dec 17, 2014

Want to write for RR?

Sure you do! As much fun as we have writing for RR, we aren't always able to cover everything. As much news and analysis as we're able to get to, if we had a few extra hands, we could do even more. The ideal candidates would be: Able to help cover news and daily stuff, via Reposters, game previews, recaps, FOs, and any ideas they you may have as to things that would be good for RR Able to help with social media, Facebook, Twitter, that sort of thing Already demonstrated some kind of writing ability, whether that be on another blog or RR's comment section Willing to work for free and/or...
Red Reporter Dec 17, 2014

Reds Announce 2015 Promotional Schedule

Hot Bobble Head Takes The Reds announced the 2015 promotional schedule on Monday via Reds.com.  Like years past, Friday night home games will feature fireworks displays courtesy of Rozzi's - 14 of them in all if you include Game Two.  Sundays will again be Family Sundays, with kids giveaways, as well as a bunch kid-friendly performers running around the Reds fan zone.  The most important thing, however, is the announcement of the bobble head schedule.  This season will feature a record nine (!) bobble head giveaways, all taking place on Saturdays. Todd Frazier - April 11 vs....
Better Off Red Dec 16, 2014

#REDS HOT STOVE LEAGUE AND BETTER OFF RED BASEBALL TRIVIA TONIGHT AT HOLY GRAIL BANKS!

Join us tonight at the Holy Grail Banks for a live episode of the Reds Hot Stove League radio show, hosted by Marty Brennaman and Thom Brennaman.  Immediately following that incredible life-altering experience, prepare to have your mind blown by Better Off Red Baseball Trivia, hosted by yours truly! We’ll get started at 6pm, and […]
Red Reporter Dec 16, 2014

Assessing the Reds LF options

How a series of moves may have pigeon-holed the Reds into signing one particular player. Not long after last week's trades of Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins and Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers, a noted local pundit, friend of the blog, ethics purist, friend of scouts, and expert sabermetrician acknowledged that for all the Reds' efforts, they'd brought back four minor leaguers and still had no left fielder. Well, he was half right. While the additions of Anthony DeSclafani, Eugenio Suarez, Jonathon Crawford, and Chad Wallach did wonders to add needed depth to the Reds system, left field...
Cincinnati.com Dec 16, 2014
Are the Reds running out of free agent OF options?

Are the Reds running out of free agent OF options?

With Michael Morse headed to Miami and Alex Rios to Kansas City, are the Reds running out of options for a left fielder?         
Cincinnati.com Dec 16, 2014
Doc's TML: Do Reds owe explanation for offseason?

Doc's TML: Do Reds owe explanation for offseason?

Paul Daugherty writes: Be thankful for the Bengals' competence. Do the Reds owe you an explanation?         
Cincinnati.com Dec 15, 2014
Quiet since Winter Meetings, what's next for Reds?

Quiet since Winter Meetings, what's next for Reds?

The Reds still have needs after the Winter Meetings. Question is: What can they afford to do?         
Red Reporter Dec 15, 2014

Reds Trade Evaluation: Jonathon Crawford, SP

A former first round pick with high potential, but is the bullpen his future? With the trade of Alfredo Simon, everyone was fawning over Eugenio Suarez because he is a major league ready shortstop.  That in itself would be considered a great return for Simon, but Walt was also able to secure a pitcher with high potential.  Jonathon Crawford, or Johnny Crawfish, as his twitter handle suggests was the 20th overall pick by the Detroit Tigers in the 2013 draft.  Crawford was product of the University of Florida Gators, and as well as a teammate of Anthony DeSclafani who the Reds traded for...
Cincinnati.com Dec 15, 2014
Reds promotions feature nine bobbleheads

Reds promotions feature nine bobbleheads

The Reds are giving away a record nine bobbleheads next season.         
Better Off Red Dec 15, 2014

‘SUPER SATURDAYS’ FEATURING A RECORD NINE BOBBLEHEADS HIGHLIGHT 2015 PROMO SCHEDULE

CINCINNATI (Dec. 15, 2014) — The Cincinnati Reds announced the promotional schedule for the 2015 season that includes nine bobbleheads, 14 fireworks shows and a new kids poster series at 10 Sunday home games. Opening Night – Wed., April 8 – Reds vs. Pirates, 7:10 pm • Reds players and coaches walk the red carpet […]
Red Reporter Dec 15, 2014

Red Reposter - Analytical Monday

Hot links for your Monday perusal. Mondays are the best days for brain exercises, right?  Right.  Today's reposter has a few articles that focus on how teams place value on several of the moving parts of the biggest trades and signings we see every season.  With the recent flurry of moves at last week's Winter Meetings, the timing seemed apropos given that the Cincinnati Reds actually participated in much of it. Monday morning be damned.  Grab some coffee and let's dig in. Calculating the value of a Compensation Pick As most of you know, baseball and the players union restructured...
Red Reporter Dec 15, 2014

When the Sparrow Sings: Pregame

A first chapter look at the debut novel written by Jason Linden. Since we are bunch of intelligent folks here at Red Reporter, and we all love books (getting giddy for the RR book club this year) I am going do a review/summary of a book written by Jason Linden.  Jason is a writer for The Hardball Times, Redleg Nation, and has had his work appear in the Louisville Essentric Observer, ESPN.com, and the Louisville Lip, as well as teaching in the Louisville City Schools where he teaches English and Creative Writing. I just wanted to give the little teacher shout out because teachers are...
Red Reporter Dec 14, 2014

RR Podcast Episode 12 - Winter Meetings Recap

We're back! We're here to talk about the winter meetings, and the eventful day of trading on the grounds of the San Diego Player Exchange. We broke down the Reds' strategy, talked about what they got back, and where we go from there. Listen at the link below, or search for us on iTunes! rr-podcast-13
Red Reporter Dec 14, 2014

Baseball is a Russian import

or at least, that's what someone wants you to think. Imagine that it's a beautiful summer day in Moscow. It's 1987, and the Texas-USSR Musician's Exchange has swept the Soviet Republics and Десять негритят is all over the silver screens. In short, things are weird, the entire worldview that your grandparents were dragooned into is teetering on its edge, and the Soviet Top League for soccer won't start for a while yet. And then you get news about the 1992 Summer Olympics, to take place in rapidly-rebuilding Barcelona. There will be some new sports. Baseball will be one of...
Red Reporter Dec 13, 2014

Reds Trade Evaluation: Chad Wallach, C

A player you may have written off as a scrub, but should reconsider. Anthony DeSclafani was considered the prize of the Mat Latos trade, which makes sense because he looks to win a spot in the starting rotation in 2015.  A player that isn't getting much respect is Chad Wallach, a catcher, and former fifth round pick out of Cal State Fullerton. The Wallach name may be one you have heard before.  Chad is the third son of Major League All Star Tim Wallach, and a brother of two other minor league players.  His brothers never made the majors.  If you remember, Tim was a 5 time All Star, won...

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