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  1. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In addition to the box scores, I also watched Bill Clinton last night. No matter what your politics, I hope we can agree that Clinton makes everyone want to listen to their “Siamese Dream” cassette and drive around in their Chevy Cavalier, waiting for their pager to blow up.  Anyway: Nationals 9, Cubs 1: Gio…

  3. R.A. Dickey defeats Cardinals, is first to 18 wins

    Sep 5, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    If R.A. Dickey had fallen back a bit in the NL Cy Young race with his little rough patch after the All-Star break, he’s pretty clearly the favorite again now. Dickey allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday to become the first major leaguer to reach 18 wins this season.…

  4. Joey Votto returns to Reds lineup for first time since July

    Sep 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Houston Astros

    Joey Votto returned from the disabled list yesterday, but wasn’t in the Reds’ starting lineup and didn’t appear in the game off the bench. That all changes this afternoon, as Votto officially completes his comeback from knee surgery by being in the lineup for the first time since July 15. It’ll be interesting to see…

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Orioles Tolleson, Machado, and Betemit celebrate defeating the Blue Jays during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Orioles 12, Blue Jays 0: Zach Britton throwing seven shutout innings + Mark Reynolds driving in four + Yankees losing = First place for the Orioles dudes. Rays 5, Yankees 2: This is that Yankees loss I just mentioned. Freddy Garcia allowed five runs over five. I know this isn’t the case, but as I sit…

  6. Jay Bruce carries the Reds to latest victory

    Sep 4, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    Jay Bruce‘s burden is about to get lighter with Joey Votto expected to rejoin Cincinnati’s lineup Wednesday. Not that it’s bothered him so far. Bruce hit a two-run homer that gave the Reds’ their only runs Tuesday in a 2-1 win over the Phillies. It was Bruce’s third straight game with a homer. He’s hit…

  7. Joey Votto activated from DL, but not in Reds lineup tonight

    Sep 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    After having his return from knee surgery pushed back by one day Joey Votto has been activated from the disabled list, but he’s not in the Reds’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Phillies. Normally teams wouldn’t activate a player and then not play him because it would require sending someone else to the minors,…

  8. Royals prospect Wil Myers named Baseball America minor league player of the year

    Sep 4, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Wil Myers

    Baseball America announced its annual minor league player of the year today and the winner is Royals prospect Wil Myers, who hit .314 with 37 homers in 134 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 21. J.J. Cooper’s lengthy article about Myers includes this interesting tidbit: He joins Paul Konerko, Troy Glaus, Jose Canseco, and…

  9. Reds decide to keep Joey Votto at Triple-A for one more day

    Sep 3, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    joey votto getty

    Joey Votto was expected to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Reds’ lineup today, but his return from two knee surgeries has been delayed for at least one more day. Votto homered Saturday and then took Sunday off, but instead of playing against the Phillies this afternoon he’ll remain at Triple-A for Louisville’s…

  10. Joey Votto goes deep in fourth rehab game

    Sep 2, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

    joey votto getty

    Joey Votto is just about ready for active duty. The 28-year-old first baseman hit a solo home run Saturday in his rehab debut with Triple-A Louisville, finishing 1-for-3 with two strikeouts while feeling no lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired knee. Votto went 1-for-5 with with an RBI and three walks in his first three rehab…

  11. R.A. Dickey tosses five-hit shutout vs. Marlins for 17th win

    Aug 31, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    UPDATE: Dickey and Cueto have some company. Gio Gonzalez just tossed a five-hit shutout of his own vs. the Cardinals for his 17th win. 9:50 PM: R.A. Dickey tossed a five-hit shutout tonight as part of a 3-0 victory over the Marlins, putting him into a tie with fellow National League Cy Young candidate Johnny…

  12. Joey Votto expected to come off the disabled list Monday

    Aug 31, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    There had been some speculation that Joey Votto would rejoin the Reds when rosters expand Saturday, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer now says he expects the former MVP to come off the disabled list Monday instead. That’s when the Reds return home to begin a three-game series against the Phillies and would give…

  13. Catch the Reds-Cardinals series tonight on “Caught Looking” at 9PM on the NBC Sports Network

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    NBC Sports Network

    Tonight’s Caught Looking, airing at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, goes behind the scenes at last weekend’s Red-Cardinals series. Spoiler alert! The Cards took two of three. But that’s OK, because that’s not the point of the show.  Here’s a preview. Note: Brandon Phillips should probably be miked up in every game, always.

  14. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 8, Marlins 4: Bryce Harper hit two homers, bro. Jacob Turner: not really ready for the major leagues yet, bro. Mets 3, Phillies 2: Matt Harvey continues to impress (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 6K). The Phillies pitcher is listed in the box score is named “Tyler Cloyd.” I’m calling b.s.  That’s a…

  15. The Reds are just toying with the rest of the league

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT

    Miguel Cairo

    That’s my feeling anyway. Manager Dusty Baker went so far as to start Miguel Cairo at first base Wednesday, yet the Reds beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 to complete a three-game sweep in Arizona. Cairo, who entered the game with a .168/.198/.264 line in 125 at-bats this season, went 0-for-4. It should be noted that this…

  16. Yunel Escobar has career game in leading Jays past Yanks

    Aug 29, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Yunel Escobar had a homer, three doubles and five RBI Wednesday in the Blue Jays’ 8-5 defeat of the Yankees. The final double, which scored two runs in the ninth, came on a ball that Andruw Jones should have caught. He had it in his glove as he attempted the sliding catch, but he lost…

  17. Joey Votto begins rehab assignment, eyes weekend return

    Aug 29, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    votto getty

    Joey Votto kicked off his minor-league rehab assignment by going 0-for-1 with a walk yesterday at Single-A, saying afterward: “It was good, but I still have a ways to go.” He’ll be back in Dayton’s lineup today and if all goes well Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Votto will likely come off…

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

  19. Cubs finalize $60 million extension with Starlin Castro

    Aug 28, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Starlin Castro

    Making official what was first reported two weeks ago, the Cubs have finalized a seven-year, $60 million contract extension with shortstop Starlin Castro that includes a team option for 2020. Castro is making the minimum salary this season and would have been arbitration eligible for the first time next year. And as a “Super Two”…

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 6, Rays 5: Adrian Beltre was last week’s player of the week after hitting for the cycle one night and hitting three bombs on another. He’s off to a good start for that award again, going 3 for 3 with a homer a double and four RBI. David Price had one of his worst…

  21. Nick Masset experiences yet another setback

    Aug 26, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

    masset getty

    Nick Masset‘s nightmarish 2012 season rolls on. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the right-handed reliever felt renewed discomfort in his shoulder last week during a rehab appearance at Triple-A Louisville. He had an MRI and is waiting for the results to be reviewed by Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek, with the possibility looming…

  22. Joey Votto expected to begin rehab assignment this week

    Aug 26, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    joey votto ap

    Great news this morning out of Cincinnati. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com was informed by club sources that Reds first baseman Joey Votto is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment this week with the Low-A Dayton Dragons and could be cleared to rejoin the active 25-man roster by next weekend if all goes smoothly over the…

  23. R.A. Dickey notches 16th win as Mets snap six-game losing streak

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    R.A. Dickey is still very much alive in the conversation for the National League Cy Young award. The knuckleballer tossed seven innings of one-run ball this afternoon at Citi Field as part of a 3-1 win over the Astros. The strong performance helped the Mets snap a six-game losing streak. Dickey actually got the Mets…

  24. Joey Votto on return timetable: “I don’t think it will be too much longer.”

    Aug 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    There’s still no official timetable for Joey Votto‘s return, but the Reds first baseman finally sounds confident that he’ll be back in the lineup fairly soon. Here’s some of what he told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: I’ve come a long way. I feel like I can’t put day on it. But I feel…

  25. Suspension over, Reds send Devin Mesoraco to Triple-A

    Aug 23, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds

    Devin Mesoraco finished serving his two-game suspension for making contact with an umpire and now the Reds are sending him to Triple-A. Mesoraco has been in the majors all season, but the 24-year-old rookie has struggled while hitting .210 and hasn’t gotten consistent playing time behind veteran starter Ryan Hanigan. Now the Reds will use…

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