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Dear Walt

Dear Walt, We’ve been bad. We’ve been petty. Okay, we’ve been downright unreasonable. We’ve called you names. Joke-etty. Mr. Crickets. We admit it. You came to Cincinnati with some... Read More...
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One more holiday season wish

Like others during the holiday season, the children of Redleg Nation have their hopes for the New Year - and wish lists. It's not that we're ungrateful.  We appreciate that Uncle Walt has already delivered ... Read More...
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Mat Latos and the 2012 Reds

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the Reds traded for Mat Latos yesterday. It’s a pretty interesting development, especially given the enormous package they gave up to acquire him. The... Read More...
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Yonder Alonso traded for Mat Latos

According to several sources on twitter, the Reds have traded 1B Yonder Alonso to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Mat Latos.  Latos went 9-14 last season with a 3.47 ERA and 185 strikeouts.  He was 14-10... Read More...
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Reds tender contracts

FYI. Cleaning up some loose ends: The Reds tendered contracts to all six of their arbitration-eligible players on Monday, the deadline to do so. Right-handed pitchers Jose Arredondo, Homer Bailey, Nick Masset... Read More...
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Want Gio Gonzalez?

A lot of Reds fans have pointed to Oakland's Gio Gonzalez as a potential trade target. I don't have any problems with Gonzalez; he'd probably help the Redlegs. Fangraphs, however, has suggested a "low-cost Gio... Read More...
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Options?

Jamie Ramsey over at Better off Red gives a list of Reds who are out of options: Jose Arredondo Bronson Arroyo Homer Bailey Bill Bray Miguel Cairo Carlos Fisher Juan Francisco Nick Masset Brandon Phillips Edin... Read More...
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Reds Need to Pursue James Shields

So, I’ve been reading multiple bits of speculation about what the Reds should/will do this offseason, and I thought it was time to weigh in with what I think the offseason plan should be. But I donâ€... Read More...
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Playin’ GM

Some of you have referenced the piece in the comments already, but over at the Enquirer, John Fay decided to play GM. The moves he suggests basically boil down to this: 1. Thank CoCo Cordero and tell him you w... Read More...
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Arbitration: The 2012 Reds

Free agent signings and trades are the sexy pieces of off-season strategy, but arbitration decisions have an important impact on the final roster.  As the Reds begin to shape their 2012 roster, it's importan... Read More...
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I’ve Got Another Puzzle For You

I don’t know about you, but I feel like Charlie Bucket, standing outside the chocolate factory, wondering what confection is being fashioned inside.  Or perhaps I'm feeling more like one o... Read More...