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Making it rain: Phillips has historic night vs. Pirates

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips put on a show Thursday night, and most of the time when we say that we are talking about with the glove, but not this time. This time, Phillips did something that has never been done before with his bat. According to Elias Sports Bureau, since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920, Phillips became the first player in Major League...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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VIDEO: Pedro Alvarez Beats The Shift In Cincinnati

Three True Outcome slugger Pedro Alvarez did his finest, today, to beat the shift put on by the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. The solo shot for El Toro was his 15th of the season and drove in his 50th run. As you can see in the video, the pitch from David Holmberg was an 87 mph “fastball” that just hung up there where El Toro would perceive it as a 32-ounce prime rib...
Via Baseball Essential
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Don’t lose to the Reds

It’s getting late and I’m still in lab, staring at a post about Joakim Soria (coming up next!) and so I’m going to keep this series preview short. The Pirates have been awful against the Reds this year (2-7). The Reds, in turn, have been awful at baseball this year (45-54, including all those wins against the Pirates). The Reds are going to be dismantled during this series...
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Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 16

Here’s a look at the Cincinnati Reds prospects who performed the best over the last week of play throughout the farm system. The Hitters Name Level PA 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG Alex Blandino A+ 18 3 0 1 4 1 3 .375 .389 .750 Argenis Aldazoro A+ 21 3 0 0 0 2 1 .368 .429 .526 Blake Butler RK- 17 1 0 1 3 1 4 .400 .412 .667 Hector Vargas RK+ 15 3 1 0 3 1 1 .357 .400 .714 Montrell...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn’t look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded despite high interest just a few weeks ago. The flame-throwing lefty had drawn interest...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart admits to inquiry on Reds' Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline. After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters in Seattle, where the Diamondbacks are playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin trade chips

The market has moved forward as we approach the trading deadline, but its shape is still difficult to make out, especially in terms of hitters. We have seen the mega-deal, with franchise cornerstone Troy Tulowitzki moving from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays. We have seen the rental, with Ben Zobrist helping the […]
Via Fangraphs
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Are things turning around for Reds Taylor Sparks in Daytona?

When the Cincinnati Reds drafted Taylor Sparks in the 2014 draft’s second round, the scouting reports that came along with it read something like this: Huge tools, big time power, potentially a plus defender, lots of speed, very aggressive plate approach with questionable pitch recognition skills. Essentially, the reports suggested that Sparks was the ultimate boom-or-bust type...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds Robert Stephenson strikes out 10 batters on Tuesday night

Tuesday night saw Robert Stephenson make his best start of the season with the Louisville Bats. The right hander threw 8.0 shutout innings, walking just one batter and allowing three hits. He also struck out 10 batters in the game, which is his fourth double digit strikeout game of the season, but his first with the Louisville Bats. The Cincinnati Reds top prospect lowered his ERA...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruce named a finalist for Feller Act of Valor award

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce was named a finalist for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. It is the second time Bruce has been nominated for the award.  The award honors a current MLB player who who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving their country that Bob Feller himself displayed. Feller was one of the first athletes to enlist in the army after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn takes the mound for Cardinals' series opener vs. Reds

The Cincinnati Reds sit 19 games behind the first-place St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central and are aware contending clubs will continue calling ahead of Friday's trade deadline in an attempt to poach some of their talent. Johnny Cueto became the first to be sold off. The Reds allowed their most runs in six years just hours after the trade was announced and now look to avoid a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With Cueto dealt, what's the market for other pitchers?

With the market being set for top-end starters and teams looking to add talent for the stretch run, the MLB hot stove is heating up big time. In what will be a daily piece on Sportsnaut until Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline, here are the biggest rumors and stories around the world of Major League Baseball. Bounty for Johnny Cueto was pretty high Courtesy of USA Today Sports...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Are Heavily Scouting Reds Slugger Jay Bruce

Beat reporter Anthony DiComo of, continues to hear that the Mets continue to look at Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and that they are scouting him heavily. Having already shipped off Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals, the Reds have made it known that they are looking to unload their big salaried players as […]
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds officially trade Johnny Cueto to Royals

Well, that was a fun 12 or so of speculation. But finally, Johnny Cueto is a member of the Kansas City Royals. In return, the Cincinnati Reds will receive three pitchers – Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed. Reds trade Cueto to Royals for LHPs Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 26, 2015 Cueto has had a great year for Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto's Trade Value, Potential Suitors

Now that the All-Star break is over, the Cincinnati Reds will look to deal some of their big-name players before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It's clear that the Reds will be sellers, but whether they'll blow the whole team up, fire sale style, remains to be seen.Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman and starter Mike Leake are two likely candidates to be moved...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Redsock Nation cries UNCLE: "It’s all about trade value now..."

Boston, butchers in eight straight losses, is contemplating another August yard sale. They are 12 games out, and the bargain sales signs are up: MUST GO, CLEARING INVENTORY: NAPOLI, VICTORINO, CRAIG... MAKE AN OFFER..."Might as well get something for them rather than release them and eat the money."Gyaaaaaah, this is wonderful. It's like eating ice cream on the crapper. You want...

Fan at Reds game runs onto field, hops fence and exits stadium without incident (Video)

A fan at Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds game completed one of the most well-planned out field invasions/escapes that we have ever seen. 19-year-old Justin Buchanan of Noblesville, Ind., made the two-hour trip to Great American Ballpark to watch the Reds beat the Cubs, and he decided to make things interesting in the eighth inning. As part...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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