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Major League Baseball most active team in 2012 offseason #reds


In the past few days there have been more moves by Cincinnati Reds and it is hard to believe Walt Jocketty when he says he is finally done. It feels like the man has done more transactions this offseason then he has in the last five seasons combined. First, they made a trade with Philadelphia Phillies for 2B/SS Wilson Valdez for LHP Jeremy Horst. They signed Nick Masset to a two-year contract to avoid arbitration and they signed LHP Jeff Francis to a minor league deal to add more pitching depth. They also signed RHP Ryne Reynoso, INF Joel Guzman and before that, they signed utility player Willie Harris and are still waiting for the official signing of OF Ryan Ludwick. Let us not forget signing Ryan Madson and trading for Sean Marshall and Mat Latos and other minor league and spring training invites to players that will help bring competition to some of the younger guys. [Source – MLB.com]

This offseason has to go down as the most exciting one I have ever experienced as a Reds fan. (Close to 20 years) No matter the outcome right now I have to say Walt Jocketty has really done a great job on finding players that will help the team win in 2012. With a tight budget he had to be very clever in who he traded for and signed but after all the smoke clears I think he got the best players for what he had available. With upgrades in the starting rotation, bullpen and as closer along with a solid bench upgrade the team is looking great for spring training which is just around the corner.

Another hot topic in the past few days was the Top 100 Prospects of 2012 on mlb.com where Catcher Devin Mesoraco was No. 14 and shortstop Billy Hamilton rated at No. 34.

Do you know these players?


It is time to have some fun and put faces to the names we have been reading about. Cincinnati Reds have a few new faces (and some old) coming to spring training in 2012. For more information about these players, please feel free to click on their pictures. All pictures used are from MiLB.com. If you have seen any of these players play before please leave a comment telling us about them. As most of you already know I am a big Corky Miller fan and I can’t wait to see him at Spring Training.

Tucker Barnhart

Tucker Barnhart

Tim Gustafson

Tim Gustafson

Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher

Ron Mahay

Ron Mahay

Rafael Vera

Rafael Vera

Nick Christiani

Nick Christiani

Kanekoa Texeira

Kanekoa Texeira

Josh Judy

Josh Judy

John Holdzkom

John Holdzkom

Jeremy Horst

Jeremy Horst

Jean Duque

Jean Duque

Donnie Joseph

Donnie Joseph

Daryl Jones

Daryl Jones

Daniel Corcino

Daniel Corcino

Corky Miller

Corky Miller

Clayton Tanner

Clayton Tanner

Clay Zavada

Clay Zavada

Chad Reineke

Chad Reineke

Brian Esposito

Brian Esposito

Andrew Brackman

Andrew Brackman


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Cincinnati Reds Spring Training non-roster invitees


RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Daniel Corcino, LHP Donnie Joseph, C Tucker Barnhart, RHP Sean Gallagher, LHP Jeremy Horst, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Clayton Tanner, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, C Brian Esposito, C Corky Miller and OF Daryl Jones will be the Cincinnati Reds 2012 non-roster invitees. [Source] and also here [Source]


Cincinnati Reds non-roster invitees Minor League stats 2011

Pitchers

Name            Level Age   W  L     IP ERA  WHIP
Nick Christiani AA/AAA 23   4  3   61.1 3.82 1.34
Daniel Corcino       A 20  11  7  139.1 3.42 1.16
Donnie Joseph       AA 23   1  3   58.1 6.94 1.66
Sean Gallagher     AAA 25   5 12  132.0 5.11 1.49
Jeremy Horst       AAA 25   1  4   51.1 2.81 1.07
Chad Reineke       AAA 29   9  7  126.2 3.84 1.44
Clayton Tanner  AA/AAA 23   6 10  122.2 4.18 1.29
Kanekoa Texeira    (*) 25   0  3   30.2 8.80 2.25
(*) - Rk/AA/AAA

Position Players

Name             Level Age   PA    BA   OBP   SLG
Tucker Barnhart      A  20  372  .273  .344  .387 
Brian Esposito  AA/AAA  32  168  .197  .227  .255 
Corky Miller       AAA  35  182  .200  .348  .303 
Daryl Jones     AA/AAA  24  308  .260  .360  .400 

All stats are from baseball-reference.com/minors/

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