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Giants ding and dong the baseball, defeat Reds 9-5

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The Reds have compiled quite a stable of exciting young arms in recent years, and the spring is the best time to see what they might have to offer. The newest addition to that stable is Luis Castillo, a 24-year-old fireballer who was acquired from the Marlins in exchange for Dan Straily a few weeks ago. Castillo made his spring debut...
Via Red Reporter
15 hours ago

Peraza, Herrera lead offense for Reds

The Giants slugged three home runs on Sunday to power their way to a 9-5 victory over the Reds at Goodyear Park. San Francisco has opened Cactus League play with a 3-0 record, while Cincinnati fell to 0-3. Conor Gillaspie hit a two-run homer in the second inning, and Joe Panik added a two-run blast in the third. Another two-run shot came in the fourth inning from Jarrett Parker.
Via Reds.com
16 hours ago

Adleman battling for spot in Reds rotation

As several Reds starters suffered injuries during Spring Training one year ago, Tim Adleman moved up the pecking order, despite being a non-roster invitee. But when Adleman was given a chance to start, it couldn't have been much worse.
Via Reds.com
17 hours ago

Reds' Duvall trying to build on impressive 2016

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Adam Duvall is hard at work in the Arizona desert, looking for an encore to his breakout season for the Cincinnati Reds. For the slugging outfielder, the biggest key is the smallest details. "You don't try to repeat anything," Duvall said. "You've got to get your work in. You've got to stay focused and try to do the little things right. To go back, that's...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds star Votto says he's energized by team's youth movement

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Youth dominates the Cincinnati Reds' roster this spring. Maybe that's helping rekindle Joey Votto's intensity and competitive edge. ''Last year, I felt like I was on the border of being burned out,'' the first baseman said. ''I didn't feel like that this offseason.'' The Reds went 68-94 last year, tied with San Diego for the worst record in the National...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storen ready to fill any role in Reds bullpen

There has been a debate brewing for a while over how closers should be used, and how managers should use their bullpens to get to the ninth inning. Some skippers go by the traditional standard -- hold the closer until the end. But, is it better for the best reliever to get three outs with no runners on base for a save in the ninth, or to be used in the highest-leverage situation...
Via Reds.com
20 hours ago

Spring Training 2017 Game 3: Reds vs. Giants

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants Sunday, February 26, 2016 3:05 PM EST Tim Adleman v. Matt Moore *** Lineups REDS GIANTS Jose Peraza 2B Jimmy Rollins SS Dilson Herrera DH Joe Panik 2B Joey Votto 1B Brandon Belt 1B Adam Duvall LF Jarrett Parker RF Desmond Jennings CF Mac Williamson LF Scott Schebler RF Conor Gillaspie 3B...
Via Red Reporter
20 hours ago

Reds get hits, can't score runs in loss to Cleveland

They're now on pace to never ever win a game, ever. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Look, Eugenio Suarez knows that the top prospect in the Cincinnati Reds system is a fast-moving recent draftee whose primary position is also 3B. He's a savvy guy, and he obviously reads Red Reporter. So, perhaps it's no surprise that he came out swinging to impress to start his...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

2017 Team Previews: Cincinnati Reds

Welcome to the 2017 Razzball Team Previews! You’ll find everything you need to know about each team to get yourself ready for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. And I do mean everything, everybody. We’ve got line-ups, charts, numbers, projections, questionable questions, smarter answer, potent potables and well, that’s a lie. No potables here, but plenty of potent fantasy...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds OF Duvall trying to build on 2016 season.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Adam Duvall is hard at work in the Arizona desert, looking for an encore to his breakout season for the Cincinnati Reds. For the slugging outfielder, the biggest key is the smallest details. ''You don't try to repeat anything,'' Duvall said. ''You've got to get your work in. You've got to stay focused and try to do the little things right. To go back, that...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds testing things out at Spring Training

The Cincinnati Reds face the San Francisco Giants in their first Spring Training game today. With Opening Day on the horizon, the Cincinnati Reds have an opportunity to start fresh in Arizona. Usually spring training games don’t leave big impressions on fans. After all they’re exhibitions, they don’t technically count for a darn thing. This year for the Cincinnati Reds, these...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto's making certain he'll be in top shape for entire season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When Joey Votto announced in late December that he would not play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, he issued a somewhat puzzling statement. “There were some aspects of my performance in 2016 that I have decided were lacking,” the Reds’ first baseman said. “I would like to use 2017 Spring Training for preparation.” What the heck was Votto...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Tony Cingrani Needs a New Pitch, Is Working on It

We know early spring-training coverage, February coverage, is littered with Best Shape of His Life stories. While there’s no database to the track the impact and predictive power of these stories, the general sense is they generally do not correlate with dramatically better performance in the following season. In a FanGraphs chat a couple weeks ago, one questioner asked me to...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1019: Season Preview Series: Red Sox and Reds

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan preview the Red Sox’ 2017 season with Alex Speier of the The Boston Globe and the Reds’ 2017 season with Zach Buchanan of the The Cincinnati Enquirer. Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Red’s Song"Audio interstitial: Neko Case, "Red Tide"Audio outro: Neil Young, "Red Sun" Link to Alex’s article about Boston’s pitching-optimization planLink to...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Homer Bailey undergoes surgery for bone spurs, out 4-6 weeks

According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Buchanan also adds the ten-year veteran will miss between four and six weeks and will most likely start the season on the disabled list.The 30-year-old recently complained during the offseason he was experiencing discomfort...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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