Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hump Day reading material



Here we are at the halfway point of another week. If the merciless grind of Monday and Tuesday have wore you down already, not to fear. You now have at your viewing disposal a plethora of Reds-related reading material to recharge your proverbial battery. Read it and weep enjoy.

* Former Red Dontrelle Willis reportedly went AWOL over the weekend, this according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman on Monday. The southpaw left the Baltimore Orioles Triple-A team without telling anyone of his intentions or whereabouts. You can read the full story here.

* The plot thickens even more for this story as Willis filed grievance against the O's on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. That's not a good situation for either side up there in Baltimore. LINK.
* MLB.com's Mark Sheldon recently wrote an excellent feature article on Reds infield prospect Ryan Wright. The 5th-round pick out of the University of Louisville is making a name for himself in Single-A Dayton this year.

* The Reds could soon find themselves with the task of replacing an aging Scott Rolen as their everyday third basemen. Tyler Duma of the Bleacher Report lists some possible candidates to replace him in the following slideshow.

* One columnist is among many who feel the team should remove Willie Harris from the big league roster, immediately. You can view his reasoning here.

* Doug Poe, a contributor on Yahoo! Sports, suggests that the club's key to winning is both a simple and cost-cutting procedure. Find out what he's hinting at by following this link.

* The balloting for the 2012 All-Star Game is now officially open. Here's a link to cast your vote.

* The Redlegs rank in the bottom-third of ESPN.com's new batch of MLB Power Rankings. See exactly where they come in at, as well as the 29 other squads. LINK.

* Which pitcher would you be more worried about right now: Mat Latos or St. Louis' Adam Wainwright? Three ESPN.com writers share their answers to this very question in this post.

* For those of you on Twitter: Tune in later tonight as we'll be tweeting LIVE from the game at GABP. Lisa Braun, the Reds Director of Digital Marketing and Consumer Clubs, was kind enough to hook the Redlegs Review team up with (4) tickets to tonight's game, provide us with on-the-field access to watch the team take batting practice, and to serve as our personal guide to tour both the stadium and the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Rest assured that we'll chronicle our entire experience for you guys to read about in an upcoming post. Stay tuned!

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