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  1. Joey Votto is not struggling

    Apr 19, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    The good news: most people don’t think Joey Votto — who leads baseball by a wide margin with 24 walks and a .526 on-base percentage — is really struggling. The bad news: Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman, who has a large audience and is very persuasive, thinks Votto is struggling, according to Reds blog Red Reporter.…

  2. Reds quickly finish off suspended game, winning 1-0 in ninth

    Apr 17, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    After trying and failing to wait out the rains Tuesday night, the scoreless Phillies-Reds game was suspended after 8 1/2 innings. When play resumed Wednesday, the Reds sent four men to the plate and all four reached, ending the game in less than 10 minutes. Zack Cozart singled, Joey Votto walked, Brandon Phillips reached on…

  3. Scoreless in ninth, Phillies-Reds game gets suspended until Wednesday

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    The Phillies and Reds combined on 17 scoreless half-innings Tuesday before rain delayed the game heading into the bottom of the ninth. With no end to the showers in sign, the game was suspended and will be picked up prior to Wednesday’s scheduled series finale. Kyle Kendrick and Homer Bailey battled in the pitcher’s duel…

  4. Yonder Alonso played second base last night

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    yonder alonso second base

    Cincinnati traded Yonder Alonso in part because they had Joey Votto at first base and didn’t think he could hack it defensively at third base or left field. San Diego has been playing Alonso at first base, where he’s perfectly solid, but last night the Padres forced themselves into using him at third base ……

  5. Reds score nine times in ninth to embarrass Cardinals 13-4

    Apr 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Mitchell Boggs

    The joke was on Shin-Soo Choo for most of Monday’s Reds-Cardinals game, as the newly converted center fielder dropped a pair of Yadier Molina flyballs to give St. Louis three of its four runs. Then came the top of the ninth inning. With Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs in a 4-4 game, the Reds exploded —…

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

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:33 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Today was supposed to be the first day that I posted ATH later than I used to. Really: I was going to restore life balance with this one. I watched the Braves game last night but rather than stay up another hour and a half or two hours getting most of the recaps done, I…

  7. Curt Schilling and Alex Cora pick Ryan Howard for NL MVP

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    I’m not lying. Thankfully, the rest made reasonable picks in Joey Votto (17 votes), Buster Posey and Bryce Harper (six), Ryan Braun and Justin Upton (three), Andrew McCutchen (two), and Matt Kemp, Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton (one). Ryan Howard is 33 years old and is still visibly limping from an Achilles injury that caused…

  8. Buster Posey, Giants in “serious” extension talks

    Mar 29, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Buster Posey Getty

    Justin Verlander and Paul Goldschmidt got extensions on the even of the 2013 season. Any room for Buster Posey?   The big question here is whether it would be a “lifetime” deal like the kind Joey Votto and Troy Tulowitzki got or, rather, whether this is a buyout of the arb years and a bit…

  9. 2013 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

    votto getty

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Cincinnati Reds. The Big Question: Is this the Reds’ year? It certainly has that feel. The Reds tallied 97…

  10. The Giants and Buster Posey continue extension talks

    Mar 20, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Posey Getty

    Last week we heard that the Giants and Buster Posey had “exchanged preliminary ideas” about a multi-year deal to buy out his remaining arbitration years. Today Jon Heyman reports that those talks continue, though there is a “decent-sized gap” between the parties. Part of that gap is contract length, with Posey apparently wanting a Joey Votto/Troy Tulowitzki-style decade deal, with…

  11. Overcoming Torre is Team USA’s biggest win yet

    Mar 10, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    Joe Torre

    Four sacrifice bunt attempts in one game. I’d be pretty disgusted if it were the Marlins trying such a thing to beat the Mets in mid-August. But, no, that’s what Team USA did on Sunday on its way to topping Canada 9-4. Technically, it will go into the books at three sacrifice bunt attempts, since…

  12. U.S. rallies late against Canada to advance in WBC

    Mar 10, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    USA v Canada - World Baseball Classic - First Round Group D

    The U.S. rallied late against Canada to advance out of Pool D to the second round in the World Baseball Classic. Canada got on the board early thanks to a two-run home run by Michael Saunders off of U.S. starter Derek Holland. Holland was otherwise solid, allowing just the two runs over five innings of work,…

  13. Giancarlo Stanton not in Team USA’s starting lineup for Sunday’s must-win game vs. Canada

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    stanton getty

    Below are the starting lineups for this evening’s World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Canada. First pitch is scheduled for just after 4:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on MLB Network. TEAM USA TEAM CANADA 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Tyson Gillies, CF 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Taylor Green, 3B…

  14. Canada and Mexico brawl figuratively and literally; Canada wins

    Mar 9, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

    Canada v Mexico - World Baseball Classic - First Round Group D

    Canada kept its second round World Baseball Classic hopes alive with an emphatic 10-3 victory over Mexico today. Coming off an eight-inning 14-4 defeat at the hands of Italy, a game that was called early due to the mercy rule, Canada bounced back with impressive hitting performances by designated hitter Justin Morneau and right fielder…

  15. Italy does it again, drubs Canada 14-4 in eight innings

    Mar 8, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    Mario Chiarini, Mike Costanzo

    Pool D underdog Italy claimed its second win in two days Friday, spanking Canada 14-4 and closing in on a spot in Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic. Mario Chiarini delivered a hit to the gap in the bottom of the eighth to invoke the mercy rule in the contest. It was Italy’s second…

  16. Joey Votto decides to play for Team Canada in WBC

    Mar 4, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    After waiting as long as possible to see whether his surgically repaired knee felt good enough to play Joey Votto has decided to join Team Canada for the World Baseball Classic. That’s good news, bad news for Reds fans. On one hand the fact that Votto feels strong enough physically to play in some exhibition…

  17. How good can Giancarlo Stanton be?

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Despite a right knee injury that kept him out of 25 games between July and August, and a September strained oblique that cost him nine games, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton still hit 37 home runs. While the Marlins began pawning off parts of their roster, sending Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers, Stanton became an offensive…

  18. Joey Votto still hasn’t decided if he’s playing in the World Baseball Classic

    Feb 28, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Division Series - San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Five

    World Baseball Classic games begin this weekend, yet Joey Votto still hasn’t made a decision about whether he’ll play for Team Canada. Votto’s status for the tournament is in question because of the pair of knee surgeries he had last season, but he’s healthy enough to have played in five spring training games for the…

  19. 2013 World Baseball Classic rosters are here

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

    world baseball classic logo

    The final rosters for next month’s 2013 World Baseball Classic were just revealed on MLB.com. The only real big surprise is that first baseman Joey Votto is listed under the heading for Team Canada. He hasn’t fully committed yet to playing and probably won’t make that decision until the event draws a bit closer. The…

  20. Insurance issue to keep Troy Tulowitzki from playing in World Baseball Classic

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Troy Tulowitzki made it clear that he wanted to play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic despite missing most of last season following groin surgery, but the decision has been taken out of his hands by an insurance company. Tulowitzki has $140 million remaining on his long-term contract and the Rockies have…

  21. Joey Votto’s status in limbo for World Baseball Classic

    Jan 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    votto getty

    Joey Votto is hoping to play for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but he underwent knee surgery last summer and must pass a physical for insurance purposes before he’s given the go-ahead. This according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. “We have every reason to believe there will be no issue whatsoever,” Team…

  22. Shin-Soo Choo heads to Reds, Trevor Bauer lands with Indians in three-team mega-trade

    Dec 11, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

    choo getty

    That three-team mega-trade between the Indians, Reds and Diamondbacks has been made official. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has the breakdown: Reds get: OF Shin-Soo Choo INF Jason Donald Indians get: SP Trevor Bauer OF Drew Stubbs RP Bryan Shaw RP Matt Albers Diamondbacks get: SS Didi Gregorius RP Tony Sipp OF Lars Anderson Declaring…

  23. Joey Votto’s surgically-repaired knee isn’t 100 percent yet

    Dec 7, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT

    Division Series - San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Five

    Joey Votto required two procedures on his left knee this summer and wasn’t much of a power threat upon his return, going homerless in 25 regular season games and five postseason contests. During an appearance at the annual Redsfest today, Votto told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that while he’s making progress, his knee still isn’t…

  24. The Reds are interested in doing long term deals for Homer Bailey and Mat Latos

    Dec 5, 2012, 9:10 AM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Last season the Reds did long term deals for Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips. Now they’re thinking about locking up some pitching: they want to do long-term deals for Homer Bailey and Mat Latos, reports John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Bailey and Latos look to be long-term parts of the Reds rotation, with each…

  25. Todd Frazier “penciled in” as Reds’ starting third baseman

    Nov 19, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

    Todd Frazier, Josh Thole

    Todd Frazier spent this year filling in for an injured Scott Rolen at third base and an injured Joey Votto at first base, but with Rolen either retiring or signing elsewhere as a free agent the Reds’ third base job is his for the taking in 2013. “Right now, Frazier would be penciled in as…

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