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Reds need a youth movement, but it isn't happening

The Cincinnati Reds are a mess. The sit 27.5 games back in the NL Central, 21 back in the Wild Card race, and are further hampered by the fact that the three best teams in the National League currently reside within their division. While they had initially expected to compete for the division this year, it didn’t take long for things to go south as they were more than 10 games...
Via The Outside Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds overpower Tigers in biggest comeback win of season

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips drove in four runs with a home run and a triple during Cincinnati's 10-run sixth inning and the Reds came back from a five-run deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. In the makeup of a game postponed on June 18 by rain, former Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez homered and doubled during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds continue to roll with rookies in rotation

After facing veteran starters in three consecutive defeats, the Detroit Tigers will see an inexperienced pitcher in their next game. The scuffling Cincinnati Reds will have a rookie starter on the mound for the 25th consecutive time in Monday night's makeup game at the Great American Ball Park. Detroit (59-64) was held to five runs after winning the opener of its four-game set versus...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Concern For Chapman?

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 258, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) recap the weekend in baseball and talk about some players who can help down the stretch. Today’s topics include: Some non-Raisel Iglesias pitchers you can pick up for the home stretch Some available corner infielders such as Matt Adams and...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recalled Anderson leads D-backs to sweep of Reds

CINCINNATI -- Chris Anderson pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the Cincinnati Reds to their ninth straight loss, 4-0 Sunday. Welington Castillo and David Peralta homered as Arizona completed its first four-game sweep over the Reds. Cincinnati matched its longest skid of the season. Anderson (6-5) gave up five hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Parra on DL, promote Balester

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds placed left-handed pitcher Manny Parra on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to Wednesday, and promoted right-hander Collin Balester from Triple-A Louisville. Louisville right-hander Donn Roach was designated for assignment to make room on the 60-day roster for Balester, who was 0-0 with a 2.45 earned-run average and seven saves in...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt powers Diamondbacks to 11-7 win over Reds

Goldschmidt, who hadn't homered since July 27, had the seventh multihomer game of his career and finished with four hits and three runs. The Diamondbacks matched last season's total of 31 road wins while sending the Reds to their eighth consecutive loss -- one shy of matching the team's longest of the season. All-Star center fielder A.J. Pollock followed his back-to-back, four-hit...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/21/15

Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score Juan Silva went 1-3 with 2 walks. Bryson Smith went 2-4 with an RBI. Juan Perez went 1-3 with a walk. Michael Lorenzen allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Gwinnett grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Michael Lorenzen settled in after that. The Bats scored a run in the 5th inning and tied the game up in the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 19

The season is winding down with just over a week left in Arizona and two or three weeks left for everyone else. Let’s take a look at those who performed the best over the last week and a day. With the Marlon Byrd trade happening yesterday and the chain reaction of roster moves it caused throughout the farm system I pushed things back a day, so there’s a bonus extra day this...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
5 days ago  |  Discuss

First pitch key to success for Holmberg

David Holmberg didn't have a long history with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the left-hander hopes a meeting with his former team will help him quickly forget about the worst start of his brief major league career. Holmberg and the reeling Reds will try to snap out of their funks Friday night as this four-game series continues at Great American Ball Park. Holmberg made his MLB debut...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds trade Marlon Byrd, call up Ryan LaMarre, promote several others

You try to go out and have a nice bike ride through the park on a gorgeous afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds go out and make all kinds of moves. The biggest news of the day is that the Reds have traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants for minor league reliever Stephen Johnson. More on Johnson below. The Reds, needing to fill the roster spot vacated by Byrd’s...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd traded to San Francisco Giants

Continuing on with the spree of waiver trades, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd has been traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for AA pitcher Stephen Johnson. The Giants’ regular right fielder, Hunter Pence, was placed on the disabled list on August 18th and with Angel Pagan also on the DL, they were in desperate for some outfield help. Just two games out of the...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five memorable moments from Tony Perez's career

As the Reds get set to honor Tony Perez with a statue this weekend, take a look at five memorable moments from his Reds career. 1. Youth springs eternal Tony Perez is one of just three players, along with Hank Aaron and Jason Giambi, to have hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run at the age of 42 or older. Perez hit his pinch-hit, walk-off home run in 1984 at 42 years and 110 days old...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer returns home to Cincinnati: ‘He’s freaking King Kong around here’

Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals are headed to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The road trip offers a rare opportunity for Hosmer to return to his old stomping grounds where he dominated his peers at the high school level. For two summers, Hosmer played for Midland High School, earning a reputation as a man amongst boys. “He’s freaking King Kong around here,” Hiler said...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager: 'We may have a 20-man pitching staff in September'

What the Cincinnati Reds are about to do is not revolutionary. It is purely desperation. With his veteran pitching staff shipped off to new destinations over the last year, Reds manager Bryan Price is left with only one thing to do as rosters are set to expand with September callups. "We may have a 20-man pitching staff in September," Price told MLB.com. The Reds' unusual circumstance...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman's heat spawns MLB.com's ‘Chapman filter’

    How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that MLB.com had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast Leaderboard, which shows individual stats like pitch speed and home run distance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: impact of adding Mike Leake

Late into the night, news broke that the San Francisco Giants traded two minor league prospects (Adam Duvall and Keury Mella) to the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Mike Leake. After the Giants failed to land either Cole Hamels or David Price, rookie Bobby Evans pulled an ideal trade to keep the Giants in playoff contention and to match arms with the Los Angles Dodgers. Once...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Add Mike Leake, Aim to Keep Pace With Dodgers

After a few days of being linked to top-line starting-pitching help like David Price and Cole Hamels — though never showing serious enough interest to land either player — the Giants have gone a less conspicuous route. Although the trade netting them Mike Leake from the Reds for two prospects (one of whom is was at the top […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake in a three-player deal late Thursday night. #SFGiants acquire RHP Mike Leake from #Reds in exchange for minor league IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella — San Francisco Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 days 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
28 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
July 27, 2015  |  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
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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