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Reds Rumors: Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan options declined by Cincinnati

After finishing the 2014 season with 76 wins and a fourth place finish in the National League Central, the Reds are looking for improvement across the board heading into next spring. With an offense that ranked near the bottom of the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Reds have declined the options on veterans Jack Hannahan and Ryan Ludwick, pictured below. #454227078 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds Rumors: Cincinnati exercises Johnny Cueto's option

The Cincinnati Reds enter the off season coming off a 76-86 record, fourth place in the National League Central. At 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Reds need to bolster the offense before next spring to contend next season. The pitching staff was solid and should continue to be a bright spot next season, as the Reds have exercised the option on ace Johnny Cueto.#456281042...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds decline option on Ryan Ludwick

The Cincinnati Reds have declined the 2015 option on outfielder Ryan Ludwick. Ludwick, 36, would have made $9 million had the option been picked up. Given that the Reds owe him $4.5 million as part of the buyout the team must feel the 36-year-old has nothing left to contribute. A big 2012 campaign landed him a two-year deal worth $18 million from the Reds. After playing in just...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds remove Neftali Soto from 40-man roster

<img title="Order The 2013 Prospect Guide" ` Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds outrighted Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville and cleared a spot on the 40-man roster according to Mark Sheldon of Reds.com. 1B/3B Neftali Soto sent outright to Triple-A Louisville by #reds http://t.co/CkWrzXRGi5 — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) October 29, 2014 On it’s own, that move isn’t...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Reds bring back Cueto, part ways with Hannahan, Ludwick

The Cincinnati Reds made a couple of minor moves on Wednesday. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation's MLB Daily Dish, the team excercised its $10M club option on starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The Reds also reportedly decided upon declining Jack Hannahan's $4M option and bought out the utility infielder's contract for $2M, making him a free agent. The 34-year-old Hannahan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman switches agents

After another successful season, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is making a change off the field. The 26-year-old flamethrower, nicknamed "The Cuban Missile" will be represented by a different agency, switching from Hendricks Sports to Relativity Baseball, according to reports. Chapman saved 36 games with a 1.97 ERA for the Reds in 2014. He avoided arbitration last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bought Rolex for former catcher Brayan Pena

Brayan Pena, who spent the 2014 season with the Cincinnati Reds, was one of the Detroit Tigers’ catchers last year during Max Scherzer’s 21-3 Cy Young Award-winning season. One year later, Pena has been rewarded for the role he played. On Monday, Pena received an engraved Rolex watch in the mail. He told The Detroit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects List: #1-5

To view the entire Top 25 list you can click here (once completed). Today begins the 2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect list. Things are a little bit different this year. I usually begin at the back of the list and work forward, but it seems that a majority preferred to see it go the other direction so we are going to try that out this year. Subscribers will get to see the top...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Phillips, Cozart, Hamilton Gold Glove finalists

CINCINNATI -€“ Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Billy Hamilton were all named Thursday as finalists for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove awards in the National League. Phillips is a four-time winner of the award recognizing defensive excellence, including 2013. The Reds led all of Major League Baseball with a .988 fielding percentage and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

The Cincinnati Reds were a very interesting team this year. Finishing with their worst record since 2008, the team failed to make the playoffs after reaching the dance in three of the last four seasons. Looking to rebound from a down year, you have to wonder if the Reds would consider shaking things up. It could start with Jay Bruce. Heading into 2015, there really isn’t much that...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: 2014’s most disappointing players

Fantasy Baseball had its fair share of breakout players in the 2014 season, ranging from Jose Altuve and Jose Abreu to Corey Kluber and Jake Arrieta. For every steal found in the late rounds of the draft, there was a bust drafted in the early rounds. Before we get into a few of 2014’s most disappointing players, let’s go over the qualifications. To be seriously considered as...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Prospect Jesse Winker returns in style

Although he has not played since July 11th, Cincinnati Reds top outfield prospect, Jesse Winker returned from a wrist injury he suffered in a car accident in a big way in the Arizona Fall League on October 8th.  Winker showed no rust by going 2-3 with two walks, two RBIs, and two runs scored in a victory.Playing in the Arizona Fall League should help him make up for the time he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton had predictable season

Billy Hamilton began the season with a lot of pressure to fill some pretty big shoes worn by his Reds' center field predecessor. Hamilton gave the Reds everything they could have asked for with his glove and his legs in the field. He ranked first among all center fielders in defense according to Fangraphs.com. Unfortunately, his offense did not live up to the fielding. The sad...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Reds after forgettable season?

Well, we can finally close the book on the 2014 regular season for the Cincinnati Reds. It goes without saying, but this campaign has to go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory.Hopes were high entering spring training as the club returned many of the same roster pieces that led to playoff berths in the two seasons prior. The main change consisted of a shakeup in...
Via Redlegs Review
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton set to run away with National League Rookie of the Year Award

Nobody is going to outrun Billy Hamilton on the basepaths. And it would seem as though nobody is going to catch him in the National League Rookie of the Year race either.Entering Monday, the switch-hitting outfielder sat in the proverbial driver's seat to become the first Cincinnati Reds player to win the honor since Scott Williamson accomplished the feat in 1999.Although he...
Via Redlegs Review
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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