Reds use Winter Meetings to gauge market

The Reds talked to clubs and did a lot of listening this week at the 2016 Winter Meetings. But ultimately, general manager Dick Williams and his baseball operations staff left town without a major transaction. That doesn't mean the talking and listening is over, however.
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Reds target backstop depth in Rule 5 Draft

The Reds selected a pair of catchers in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning as the 2016 Winter Meetings came to a close.
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Reds feel no pressure to make a move

As the third day of the Winter Meetings wound down, the Reds had irons in several fires for potential moves, but there has yet to be a transaction. That doesn't bother general manager Dick Williams.
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The Reds five biggest hits of the season

Unlike other sports, it can be difficult for a single MLB player to have much control over the outcome of a game. In the NBA, a star player can typically get the ball in the biggest moments. In the NFL, a QB can elevate the performance of an entire team, and skill position players can potentially make a big play at any moment. In baseball it’s different. Sure a starting pitcher...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Rangers Discussed Deal With Reds For Starting Pitching

The Rangers and Reds have discussed a trade potentially involving either Anthony DeSclafani or Dan Straily,’s T.R. Sullivan tweets. Sullivan adds that another option for the Rangers as they attempt to address their rotation could be a reunion with free agent Colby Lewis. The Reds, meanwhile, are interested in reliever Jeremy Jeffress. DeSclafani, it would seem, would be...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Cincinnati Reds interested in reliever Neftali Feliz

Eyeing a former Rookie of the Year to help solidify the team's bullpen. Without digging too deeply into their statistics, it’s pretty safe to say that both Anthony DeSclafani and Dan Straily had solid years as pitchers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2016, right? Certainly there are factors that limited their overall success - Disco’s oblique injury that cost him the early part of...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds Rumors – listening to offers on Anthony DeSclafani and Billy Hamilton

The Cincinnati Reds opened up the 2016 Winter Meetings by listening to offers for Anthony DeSclafani and Billy Hamilton. The Cincinnati Reds are trying to move infielders and possibly relievers, but the other teams are asking about Billy Hamilton and Anthony DeSclafani.  The Reds are trying to turn the corner on their rebuild, but other […] Cincinnati Reds Rumors – listening...
Via Blog Red Machine
2 days ago

Cincinnati Reds links - Anthony DeSclafani trade rumors, Tony Renda outrighted to AAA

Monday links! A couple of interesting nuggets emerged from the Cincinnati Reds lode this afternoon, some albeit shinier than others. Perhaps the most concrete move we can definitively dissect is the team's decision to outright infielder Tony Renda from the 40-man roster and send him to AAA Louisville after he cleared waivers on Monday, according to the team's Twitter feed.  Renda...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Cincinnati Reds plan for the winter meetings in hopes of a good holiday season

The Cincinnati Reds are getting ready for the winter meetings and the potential upgrades to follow. The Cincinnati Reds are getting ready for the winter meetings where the Rule 5 Draft will take place.  They also will meet with free agents and other teams.  It is the best time to make deals and to start […] Cincinnati Reds plan for the winter meetings in hopes of a good holiday...
Via Blog Red Machine
5 days ago

Billy Hamilton, the Absolute Freak

Some people track the passing of time through watching their children. Other people track the passing of time by looking at what time it is, and comparing that to a previous time, from back in the past. I tend to track the passing of time by thinking in baseball terms. I can’t really help it, and sometimes it takes me by surprise. It feels like just yesterday that Billy Hamilton...
Via Fangraphs
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Cincinnati Reds designate Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera for assignment to make space

The Cincinnati Reds designated two of the important parts of their 2016 for assignment to clear roster space. The Cincinnati Reds claimed Juan Graterol from the Los Angeles Angels.  Graterol is a catcher who made his MLB debut in 2016.  He batted .300 in 68 games in Triple-A. They also claimed Gabriel Guerrero from the […] Cincinnati Reds designate Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera...
Via Blog Red Machine
6 days ago

Report: Reds open to dealing Billy Hamilton

Tickets to see Hamilton are probably already off the market. But the same apparently can’t be said of Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Tuesday, the Reds are open to offers for all of their players, including Hamilton. The speedy 26-year-old batted .260/.321/.343 with three home runs, 17 RBIs, and 58 stolen bases in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Reds catcher Johnny Bench launches anti-bullying app

CINCINNATI (AP) Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench has launched a new cellphone app aimed at combatting bullying in schools nationwide. The Cincinnati Reds catcher officially launched his ''Smithfield School App'' on Thursday at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in downtown Cincinnati. The app - named for its sponsor Smithfield Foods - allows teachers and administrators...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds do not intend to trade Joey Votto

Don’t go selling those Joey Votto jerseys just yet, Cincinnati. According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, the Reds have no intention of trading Votto, citing his leadership in the clubhouse along with his talent. The #Reds have no intention of trading Joey Votto, Reds say, citing not only his obvious talent, but his clubhouse leadership. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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