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Who will replace Devin Mesoraco on the bench?

Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds finally placed Devin Mesoraco on the disabled list. Taking his place was reliever Manny Parra, who was activated off of the disabled list. This move was a short term move, but it leaves the Reds bench short. It currently consists of Tucker Barnhart, Kristopher Negron, Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker. A reliever is going to be replaced on the roster...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
53 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Mesoraco on 15-day DL; Cueto examined

CINCINNATI -- The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and filling in as an interleague DH for the past six weeks. They'd been hoping that Mesoraco -- an All-Star last season -- could get better without going on the DL. The hip bothered him when he went through catching drills over the weekend, prompting...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton – baseball player or glorified track star?

An increasingly rare sight in Cincinnati: Billy Hamilton rounding third and heading home. The Cincinnati Reds have been dreadful this year. At 18-25 and in the midst of an 8-game losing streak, they are as far from the team that won the National League Central division title in 2012 as the city of Cincinnati is from the West Coast. Manager Bryan Price is asking to get fired. Last...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/24/15

Louisville won 5-4. Box Score Hernan Iribarren went 1-4 with a triple, RBI and a run. Yorman Rodriguez went 3-4 with a home run (5), 2 runs and 2 RBI. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Chris Dominguez went 2-3 with a solo home run (3) and a steal. Ramon Cabrera went 1-3 with a run. David Holmberg allowed a run in 6.2 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Game Notes...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

5/24 Recap: Votto & Reds Defense Hand Tribe A Sweep

Roster Update: After a long 37 games, the Indians catcher and unofficial captain Yan Gomes has returned to the starting lineup. Since he was originally expected to miss two months, this is great news. To make room, back-up catcher Brett Hayes has been designated for assignment with Roberto Perez heading to the bench. Player of the Game The Reds were able to make contact with Trevor...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: The Good and Bad So Far

Roughly a quarter of the way through the 2015 MLB season, here are a few takeaways for the Cincinnati Reds. As of now they sit at fourth in the NL Central, eight and a half games back of the St. Louis Cardinals behind the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh. They have not been able to score runs, currently 10th worst in the MLB. Their situational hitting has been even worse, batting only...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager Bryan Price ejected...before game starts (Video)

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected from Saturday's game against Cleveland...before it even started.Price began arguing with umpire crew chief Jim Reynolds when he arrived at home plate to exchange lineup cards with the Indians before the game. Speculation was that Price was arguing about the way the strike zone was called during Friday night's game. The argument lasted...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price ejected by umpires before game starts (Video)

Manager Bryan Price might have set a record Saturday for the quickest ejection of all time. The Cincinnati Reds manager was tossed from his team’s game against the Indians before it even began. Price went out to exchange lineup cards and then began talking with umpire crew chief Tim Reynolds before leaving the field. Price...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryan Price gets ejected before game starts

Hey, how many innings did Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price manage today? Try zero – he got ejected before the first pitch after getting into a heated argument with the umpiring crew while bringing out the Reds’ lineup card. Price apparently had an issue with the strike zone called in Cleveland on Friday night by Manny Gonzalez. Here are the zones called by Gonzalez against...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is now the time for the Reds to call up Jon Moscot?

Before the game on Friday against the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was asked about Jason Marquis starting on Monday and he had something rather interesting to say: “I’d probably hold off on answering that question,” Price said. “We have to look at a lot of different things when making a decision. We’re dealing with a veteran player. Disregarding...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquis' next start in jeopardy

  Jason Marquis – like a few other Reds' pitchers – has been struggling lately and as a result of those struggles Marquis' next start, scheduled for Monday appears to be in a bit of jeopardy. "I probably would hold off on addressing that question, really, because we have to look at a lot of different things when it comes to making a decision," Reds manager Bryan Price told Reds...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best 40 Games of Zack Cozart

It probably doesn’t shock you to learn that the three best hitting Reds so far this year all play the infield. Based on what you know about the Reds, it’s only slightly shocking to learn that Jay Bruce isn’t in the team’s top three in wRC+, but Todd Frazier and Joey Votto are obviously right […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball, Week 7 Tools of the Trade: Todd Frazier Rising

View image | gettyimages.com TheFantasyFix.com’s “Tools of the Trade” is a unique guide for owners to use while attempting to make an even trade with their league-mates in a standard 12-team mixed, 5×5 head-to-head or rotisserie redraft league. The values present in this guide are simply the basis for a trade. A full-blown analysis of each team’s strengths and weaknesses...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aroldis Chapman of the Batter’s Box

Aroldis Chapman was a major-league rookie in 2010, but it took no time at all for him to make a name for himself. Joel Zumaya had re-introduced the population to consistent triple digits, but Chapman pushed the limits to the extreme. In his 11th-ever outing, Chapman took the mound in San Diego, and the first […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Great American Ball Park catches fire, fans seated in bleachers evacuated (VIDEO)

The riverboat smokestacks at Great American Ball Park have kept Reds fans entertained since the venue officially opened in 2003. They launch fireworks and flash lights. The smokestacks also shoot fire, which is what happened during Friday night’s game against the Giants. This time, however, the fire did not go out like it was supposed to. With the Giants at bat in the top of...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Smokestack At Great American Ballpark Catches Fire During Reds-Giants (Video)

One of the smokestacks at Great American Ballpark caught on fire during Friday night’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. This embed is invalid" /> Fans in the bleachers near the area were evacuated as the Cincinnati Fire Department was called in to put out the fire. Firefighters putting out the fire now. GABP played 'We...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds ballpark literally caught fire on Friday night

Well, you don’t see *this* every day – during Friday night’s Giants-Reds game, one of the smokestacks that shoots fireworks at Great American Ballpark actually caught on fire in the sixth inning. Insanity. Complete insanity. Thankfully, Cincinnati’s finest were able to put the fire out and restore some semblance of normalcy to the rest of the night. The post Great...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto throws glove at ball behind his back

Reds starter Johnny Cueto had no chance at fielding this grounder up the middle by Brandon Crawford, so he did what anyone would have – threw his glove at the ball behind the back. Valiant effort. http://t.co/QauymxciWy pic.twitter.com/rKk00NsRa2 — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 15, 2015 Luckily for Cueto, Zack Cozart was there to field the ball and throw out Crawford. All’s well...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Iglesias’ Stellar Start

Last afternoon my buddy @fantasybbhero told me to use Raisel Iglesias in DFS (daily fantasy sports) and I honestly overlooked his advice. After watching him pitch against the Braves I now know why he made that recommendation. Last June the Reds signed the 25-year-old Cuban defector to a seven-year, $27MM contract. Before signing he was used primarily as a three inning reliever, but...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Billy Hamilton Should Work on His Bunting

Billy Hamilton is the fastest player in baseball. He’s done some remarkable things on the field with his legs, including scoring on a pop-up that barely left the infield. He currently leads the majors in stolen bases with 17 thefts, and only 12 teams have stolen more bases this year than Hamilton has himself. His […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Votto ejected for throwing helmet, bumping ump

Someone forgot to inform Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto that players are subject to ejection should they throw their equipment. Votto struck out in the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and spiked his helmet in frustration. He was then promptly ejected by home plate umpire Chris Conroy. Reds manager Bryan Price made his way toward the...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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