12/10/2013 | Jocketty insists Reds are not trying to trade Bailey
There was speculation entering the Winter Meetings about how available Reds pitcher Homer Bailey might be for a trade. The answer has proved to be not very available at all.
12/10/2013 | Reds meet with Arroyo's agent
One pitcher not originally expected to be back in the Reds' rotation for 2014 was free agent Bronson Arroyo. Yet there were developments on Tuesday that showed an Arroyo return was at least possible. The Reds had Arroyo's agent, Terry Bross, in their suite on Tuesday afternoon. There had been no talks since the regular season ended.
12/10/2013 | Club seeking switch-hitting utility infielder
The Reds have an offseason goal to find a backup shortstop to Zack Cozart for their bench. More specifically, general manager Walt Jocketty would like to land a switch-hitting utility infielder that can play shortstop.
12/9/2013 | Ending attempt at comeback, Prior retires
After a series of injuries and several comeback attempts, it appears Mark Prior is ready to call it a career. The right-hander, now 33, was in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday for the Winter Meetings, where he told reporters he was retiring.
12/9/2013 | With roster in flux, Price's managerial style on hold
The Reds will be a different team in 2014. But the degree of difference is all in the details, and it's hard to know how many details are yet to be revealed. That's why Bryan Price didn't always have a direct answer to questions Monday about his managerial philosophies, because the truth is that such philosophies are shaped by personnel, and the Reds' roster is very much in flux.
12/9/2013 | Reds engage in talks, but no deals yet at Meetings
The Reds would like to upgrade offensively and find a potential leadoff hitter. But as often happens, progress was slow out of the blocks Monday on their first day of the Winter Meetings. "A lot of talking," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We've talked to two or three clubs by phone. No meetings yet."
12/9/2013 | At helm of contender, Price embraces expectations
New Reds manager Bryan Price, who met the media at the Winter Meetings on Monday, isn't being handed a rebuilding effort or five-year plan. The blueprint is to challenge for the National League Central title, and then go way beyond. "It's great. I don't mind expectations," Price said.
12/9/2013 | Arroyo exploring options amidst speculation
One of the early rumors from the Winter Meetings on Monday involved free-agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo. Speculation was that he could become a frequent foe of the Reds, because his agent had reportedly scheduled a meeting with the Pirates.
12/9/2013 | Stand Up To Cancer initiative hits home for Reds
Cancer continues to inflict damage on the population, but each year, there are success stories. The Reds had two of them in 2013.
12/8/2013 | Busy Reds plan to be active at Winter Meetings
Although the Reds have been largely low-profile with transactions in recent years during the Winter Meetings, it would be a mistake to assume nothing will happen this week. Cincinnati's baseball operations department -- led by GM Walt Jocketty -- arrived en masse Sunday for the Winter Meetings ready to conduct business.
12/7/2013 | Newly acquired Holmberg makes it to Redsfest
The week has been a whirlwind for new Reds left-handed pitcher David Holmberg. He was acquired from the D-backs on Tuesday in a three-way trade that sent catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Rays.
12/7/2013 | Reds sign catcher Miller to Minor League deal
The Reds announced that veteran catcher Corky Miller was signed to a Minor League contract and invited to big league camp at Spring Training. Miller, who will be 38 in March, had been contemplating retiring as a player.
12/7/2013 | Jocketty talks Choo, Phillips during Q&A
During Day 2 of Redsfest on Saturday, one of the more popular draws is the Hot Stove question-and-answer session for fans. Featured on stage was manager Bryan Price, general manager Walt Jocketty and president/CEO Bob Castellini.
12/7/2013 | Cueto feels 100 percent, hopes to throw soon
Three separate stints on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle limited Reds ace Johnny Cueto to just 11 starts in 2013. Cueto feels confident that the nagging injury is behind him for good.
12/7/2013 | Price receives warm reception at Redsfest
Bryan Price experienced Redsfest for four years as the Reds' pitching coach. As the team's new manager, Price has been front and center during Redsfest 2013 and appreciative of the warm welcome he's received.
12/7/2013 | With Choo likely gone, Hamilton poised to fill void
Billy Hamilton only spent September watching teammate and Shin-Soo Choo, but he made sure to pay close attention to the man he will likely replace as the Reds' leadoff hitter and center fielder. Hamilton wanted to learn from Choo before that as well.
12/6/2013 | Amid trade rumors, Phillips appears at Redsfest
With weeks of trade speculation likely delaying his commitment to attend, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips appeared at Redsfest on Friday night after all.
12/6/2013 | Leake happy to know he has spot in rotation
Coming off of his strongest season in the big leagues, Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake won't have to wonder about his spot this offseason. Leake was 14-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts and 192 1/3 innings -- all career bests.
12/6/2013 | Redsfest carries on despite heavy snowfall
As Redsfest 2013 opened on Friday inside the Duke Energy Convention Center, the city of Cincinnati had declared a snow emergency outside. The first snow storm of the year in the area closed most area schools and left roads a mess. While there still was a decent turnout, the Reds expected lower-than-usual attendance because of the weather.
12/6/2013 | Local BBWAA chapter hands out Reds awards
The Reds announced their 2013 Major League and Minor League award winners for the organization during Redsfest. The local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America named center fielder Shin-Soo Choo the Ernie Lombardi Award winner as the team's Most Valuable Player.
12/6/2013 | At Redsfest, players embrace offseason changes
So much has changed since these guys were last together. As snow fell outside, the Reds gathered inside at the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2013 edition of Redsfest on Friday. It was the first chance for the club to show off what has changed since the team's Oct. 1 elimination from the playoffs.
12/6/2013 | Offense the priority as Reds head south for Winter
Already this offseason, the Reds added bench help in free agent Skip Schumaker, backup catcher Brayan Pena and brought back free-agent lefty reliever Manny Parra. Now it's time to find some more hitters. Here is a quick look at the Reds' situation heading into the Winter Meetings.
12/5/2013 | Votto launches foundation to assist veterans
Reds first baseman Joey Votto publicly launched the Joey Votto Foundation on Thursday with a clear vision -- to help military veterans and active service members in Cincinnati and his hometown of Toronto who cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
12/4/2013 | Reds to open spring slate vs. Goodyear co-tenant
The Reds will open their 2014 Cactus League Spring Training game schedule on Feb. 26, the team announced on Wednesday. The exhibition slate begins with three games in Goodyear, Ariz., against Goodyear Ballpark co-tenants, the Indians, from Feb. 26-28. The Reds will have its "home" opener vs. Cleveland on Feb. 27.
12/4/2013 | Reds GM tries to put Phillips trade talk to rest
Although trade rumors about Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips have persisted for much of the offseason, general manager Walt Jocketty indicated on Wednesday that no deals for his All-Star player were forthcoming.
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