Hal McCoy is rounding home and heading to Reds
spring training for Fox Sports Ohio.
McCoy, 69, who retired in October after 37 years as Reds beat reporter for
Dayton Daily News, starts reporting Tuesday from Goodyear, Ariz., for
McCoy will provide Reds analysis through online chats, stories, Web videos
and regular visits on "Reds Live" pregame and postgame shows.
"This ole fox is hitching up with Fox Sports Ohio to do some things I've
never done before. I'm looking forward to it, and I'm excited about it,"
said McCoy in a statement.
McCoy, who received the Baseball Hall of Fame J.G. Taylor Spink Award in
2002, will cover the team all season by writing several articles a week and
hosting a weekly online chat.
"We hope Reds fans enjoy the Hall of Fame reporting that Mr. McCoy is known
for, along with the multimedia packages we expect to debut this season,"
said Henry Ford, FSO general manager.
McCoy took a buy-out last year after the Daily News eliminated the Reds beat
in a budget cut. He thanked the paper for support through his career,
particularly after a 2003 stroke in left eye left him legally blind.
"I feel as if my fingers have been cut off," McCoy wrote Aug. 6. "I'm not
angry. I just feel as if something good has ended prematurely, and I'm not
completely ready to accept, but must."
BY: JOHN KIESEWETTER
Jonny Gomes has been a free agent since December 12th 2009. Today he signed
a one year major league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The final void on
the 2010 roster has been addressed and filled. The Reds now have a
right-handed power hitter (20 HRs and 51 RBI in 281 ABs last year) to
compliment Jay Bruce's left-handed potential in right field and defensive
Drew Stubbs in center. With no intention of any of those three playing 162
games this season, the combination of Nix, Dickerson, Anderson, Balentien,
Francisco, Heisey, and Fraizer will provide a healthy overflow of talent and
competition.......and fist bumps.
The Cincinnati Reds confirmed the signing of Orlando Cabrera today. The 35
year old veteran will make a base salary of $770,000 with a possible $1.25
million in bonuses for 2010. There is also a $4 million club option for
2011. Playing in the National League for the first time during his 13 year
career, Cabrera will most likely be the No.2 hitter in the Reds' lineup on
opening day having started there 557 times. In the past nine seasons he's
only missed 50 games (Junior missed 51 games in his second season with the
Reds). He has been to the post season five times and won the World Series
with Boston in 2004. He's also won two AL Gold Gloves. Hopefully his
durability experience, expertise, and endurance will be admired and mocked
by the rest of his teammates.
Aaron Miles was also acquired along with a player to be named later in a
trade today with the Oakland Athletics. The A's received Willy Tavares and
Adam Rosales in the trade. Miles is an absolute solid pick up while dumping
over $1 million of Willy Tavares' salary (Willy was immediately designated
for assignment by Oakland). Like Cabrera, Aaron Miles also has a history in
the postseason. He was a member of the 2006 World Champion St. Louis
Cardinals. Miles will add experienced depth to an otherwise inexperienced
1.24.10 BY: MEH
THREE REDS PLAYERS TO WATCH
DURING SPRING TRAINING 2010
Pitchers and catchers
will be reporting to Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona on February 18th and
position players on the 23rd. With openings in the infield, outfield,
starting rotation, and bullpen it will be the usual contention to don a big
league uniform on opening day in Cincinnati.
Drafted in the second round
(79th overall) by the Reds in the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft. While playing
college ball at Ole Miss he was considered one of the best defensive
shortstops in the nation. This guy eats, drinks, and sleeps baseball and
could easily slide into the currently vacant spot between second and third
Drafted 8th overall in
the 2009 MLB draft. While at Arizona State, he was one of only two Sun
Devils to win ten or more games in three straight seasons and to win three
straight PAC-10 conference titles.
Here he talks about the Arizona
The Reds may be his fourth
team in three years, but this Kentucky native has a lot to offer. He led the
minors with 79 stolen bases in 2004 and is finally back in the speedy
National League this year. Let's hope he can patronize center field.
Here is a schedule of games that FSohio will be airing
to prepare us for the 2010 Reds season.
lance mcalister's blog
Mon., Jan. 25th
On September 11, 1985, a sellout crowd at Riverfront
Stadium and a national television audience were watching to see if Pete Rose
could break Ty Cobb’s hit record. After going 0-for-4 the previous night,
Rose didn’t disappoint. He hit a line drive single to left field off San
Diego’s Eric Show on a 2-1 pitch for hit No. 4,192.
Mon., Feb. 1st – 8pm
On October 22, 1975, the Reds faced the Boston Red Sox
in Game 7 of what has been ranked one of the best World Series ever. The
“Big Red Machine” won it in the ninth to clinch the first of back-to-back
World Series championships.
Mon., Feb. 8th – 8pm
After 11 big league years, Tom Seaver was finally able
to cross off one of the few achievements that had eluded him in his
magnificent career with his only no-hitter on June 16, 1978.
Mon., Feb.15th – 8pm
A two-hour, 27-minute rain delay didn’t halt Tom
Browning, who retired all 27 Los Angeles Dodgers he faced in a 1-0 victory
on September 16, 1988. Browning concluded the only perfect game in Reds
history by retiring Rick Dempsey on a fly to deep right field, Steve Sax on
a grounder to shortstop and Tracy Woodson on a strikeout. A throwing error
accounted for the Reds’ only run.
Mon., Feb. 22nd – 8pm
We’re bringing back the re-mastered version of the
classic Reds game from October 12, 1976, when the Reds swept the Phillies in
NLCS Game 3. This special telecast includes original video from NBC synced
with the audio of Reds veteran duo Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall.
Mon., Mar.1st – 8pm On October 14, 1970, the
Reds faced Baltimore in Game 4 of the World Series. The Reds lost the series
but won this game 6-5 thanks to clutch hitting by Lee May and stellar relief
pitching by rookie Don Gullett and veteran Clay Carroll. Featuring a very
young and upcoming Big Red Machine, this game is one of the oldest known
Reds games to exist in its entirety.
Now that football season is dead.....back to the redlegs.