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  1. Maybe Chris Heisey doesn’t really want to play

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:55 PM EST

    Chris Heisey

    Chris Heisey was on the bench for the third time in six games Wednesday, but he didn’t seem to mind. He might actually be in line for more time there after delivering a pinch-hit game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth against the Cardinals. “I can’t really explain why I’m more relaxed pinch-hitting than…

  2. Brandon Phillips on $72.5 million extension: “I cried … this is the best day of my life”

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Brandon Phillips sat out yesterday’s game with a sore hamstring, but still had plenty of reason to celebrate after signing a six-year, $72.5 million million contract extension with the Reds earlier in the day. Here’s some of what an emotional Phillips said at the press conference announcing the deal: I cried about this. This is…

  3. Lance Berkman legs out a triple, sits out with a calf injury

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    lance berkman ap

    Lance Berkman was playing through a finger injury yesterday when he tweaked his left calf muscle legging out a rare triple, leaving the game two innings later. He’s also absent from the Cardinals’ lineup this afternoon, sitting out against right-hander Johnny Cueto and the Reds. Berkman described his calf as “tender” following the game and…

  4. Brandon Phillips sits with sore hammy after landing big contract

    Apr 10, 2012, 6:14 PM EST

    Brandon Phillips

    It’ll be a few days before Brandon Phillips gets to start justifying the Reds’ $72.5 million commitment to him. Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Phillips would miss three or four days because of a sore left hamstring, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay reports. Phillips, for his part, said he was ready to play. “His…

  5. Braves activate Chipper Jones from disabled list

    Apr 10, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones vowed to return in time for the Braves’ home opener after undergoing knee surgery on March 26 and sure enough he’s back in the lineup with three days to spare. Jones ended up missing just four games following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Martin Prado and Juan Francisco…

  6. Reds sign Brandon Phillips to a six-year $72.5 million extension

    Apr 10, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Jim Bowden reported earlier this afternoon that the Reds and Brandon Phillips had a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension in place.  Now it appears to be done, says Ken Rosenthal. That’s just shy of Ian Kinsler money, so it’s probably about right for the market, even if it seems kind of nuts to go that long with…

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

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:56 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 11, Mariners 5: According to Google Translate, a literal translation of “run support” in Japanese is サポートを実行する.  I have no idea if that covers the actual concept of run support, but I bet after last night Yu Darvish knows. He started out his major league debut by giving up four runs in the first inning…

  8. Players with more homers than the Phillies

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:07 PM EST

    Hunter Pence fans

    Jay Bruce Miguel Cabrera Yoenis Cespedes Corey Hart Omar Infante Alex Avila Carlos Beltran Lucas Duda Prince Fielder Aaron Hill Eric Hosmer Adam LaRoche Matt Kemp Nick Markakis Carlos Pena Pablo Sandoval Carlos Santana Josh Willingham Yeah, I’m trolling a bit. But this has been an ugly offensive display. Not only do the 1-3 Phillies…

  9. Chipper Jones could return from DL as soon as tomorrow

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:34 PM EST

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones had no problems after weekend workouts and tested his surgically repaired knee again today, with Mark Bowman of MLB.com reporting that he “felt good” and “could be activated in time to start tomorrow’s game.” Jones underwent what was considered minor knee surgery on March 26 and said all along that he planned to…

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    There were only 14 games yesterday. On a Sunday. Because the A’s and Mariners didn’t play thanks to the Japan Series. Look, I don’t care if you want to start the season in Japan, but there should be a federal law against anything less than a full slate of games on a Sunday.  Anyway: Tigers…

  11. Chipper Jones expected to return before home opener

    Apr 8, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    chipper jones reuters

    After seeing Chipper Jones work out this weekend, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has grown confident that the veteran third baseman will join Atlanta’s starting lineup within the next handful of days. Via David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Definitely the home opener [April 12], based on [Friday’s] workout,” Gonzalez told reporters, “And maybe even sooner…

  12. Chipper Jones felt “real good” after testing his knee against live pitching today

    Apr 6, 2012, 8:49 PM EST

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones has already resumed facing live pitching, less than two weeks removed from arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Jones felt “real good” taking swings against teammate Randall Delgado in a simulated game this afternoon at Citi Field. While the 39-year-old believes he…

  13. It’s been a rough go for closers in 2012

    Apr 6, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Jose Valverde

    Opening Day isn’t even over yet — only 13 games are in the books as of this writing — yet we’ve already seen three blown saves, two from very unlikely sources. The joke yesterday that this might be The Year of the Pitcher again. It doesn’t, however, look like it will be The Year of…

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s Scores and Highlights

    Apr 6, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians

    Blue Jays 7, Indians 4: I was invited to go to this game by the Indians, where I would have watched it for free from the Tribe Social Suite. Because of family entanglements I was not able to go, and when I sent the Indians my regrets, I was very sad about it. But 16…

  15. Report: Reds offer Brandon Phillips five-year extension

    Apr 5, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

    brandon phillips ap

    UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the Reds have offered Phillips a five-year deal in the “neighborhood” of $62.5-65 million. In other words, it’s a shade higher than Dan Uggla‘s five-year, $62 million extension with the Braves from last offseason. 5:20 PM: This morning there was talk…

  16. The Reds offered Brandon Phillips a four-year deal

    Apr 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports that the Reds are offering a four-year contract extension to Brandon Phillips. Phillips is on the option year of his last deal and I’m sure the Reds would love to keep him, but he’s probably going to get longer offers once he hits the market. Whether those offers…

  17. And so it begins: Reds bench Chris Heisey on Opening Day

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    Chris Heisey

    Manager Dusty Baker announced his Opening Day lineup on Wednesday, with Chris Heisey nowhere to be found: 2B Brandon Phillips SS Zach Cozart 1B Joey Votto 3B Scott Rolen RF Jay Bruce LF Ryan Ludwick CF Drew Stubbs C Ryan Hanigan SP Johnny Cueto Another notable absence is that of Rookie of the Year hopeful…

  18. Joey Votto’s deal includes a $20 million option for 2024

    Apr 4, 2012, 7:23 PM EST

    Joey Votto

    The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay has the breakdown of Joey Votto’s new 10-year, $225 million contract: 2014: $12 million 2015: $14 million 2016: $20 million 2017: $22 million 2018-23: $25 million per year 2024: $20 million team option with $7 million buyout As reported, that’s $225 million in guaranteed money. On the off chance that…

  19. The top storylines of the 2012 season

    Apr 4, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Rays' Evan Longoria runs to home plate as his teammates crowd around after his 12th inning home run to defeat the Yankees during their American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida

    We have used the word “storylines” around here a whole lot lately. Sorry about that. Until the games start later, it’s all about the narrative.  We can get back to our more natural state — reacting to cool stuff that happens rather than speculating about what will — not long after the Cardinals and Marlins…

  20. Chipper Jones aims to return from knee surgery next week

    Apr 4, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Chipper Jones AP

    Chipper Jones underwent knee surgery just eight days ago, but the future Hall of Famer told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he hopes to be back in the Braves’ lineup at some point next week. April 13 has been the targeted return date, which is the Braves’ home opener against the Brewers,…

  21. Your inaugural Power Rankings

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

    Joe Girardi

    The only thing sillier than predictions about who wins each division several months before the season ends is judging which team is the best before any games are played.  But hey, that’s never stopped me before, so let’s have a Power Ranking, shall we? And yeah, there is that big of a gap between the…

  22. Albert Pujols wants to prove people wrong? About what?

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's first baseman Pujols watches the field during their spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona

    It takes a special kind of person to play the “no one believes in me” card after getting a ten-year, $240 million contract, but Albert Pujols is apparently that special.  From Bob Nightengale at USA Today: “I always have that chip on my shoulder, no matter what kind of success I’ve had,” Pujols says forcefully.…

  23. The HardballTalk Season Preview

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Wilson Opening Day

    Opening Day is upon us.  Well, one of them anyway. We had one in Japan last week. And then the Cardinals-Marlins game and then more staggered Opening Days across Thursday and Friday. It’s all a conspiracy, you know. The red, white and blue decorative bunting industry and its high-powered lobbyists are what made that happen. More…

  24. Dusty Baker finally makes it official: Sean Marshall is the Reds’ closer

    Apr 3, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    For whatever reason manager Dusty Baker was hesitant to name Sean Marshall the Reds’ new closer after Ryan Madson went down, saying: “You just don’t throw somebody in that role.” Marshall made it very clear that he wanted the job and his excellent performance during the past two seasons made it equally clear that he…

  25. Springtime Storylines: Have the Reds built themselves a World Series contender?

    Apr 2, 2012, 10:47 PM EST

    Dusty Baker, Scott Rolen

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Cincinnati Redlegs. The Big Question: Do the Reds have the pieces to compete for the 2012 World Series title?…

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