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DeSclafani impressive for Reds in 5-0 win over Rangers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Anthony DeSclafani struck out nine in six impressive innings, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman fanned two in his one inning of work, and the Reds got five hits off starter Ross Detwiler in a four-run second. DeSclafani was acquired from Miami in the offseason trade that sent...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani strikes out nine Rangers on Wednesday

It may have just been a spring training game, but newly acquired Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani looked in midseason form on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers. The right hander threw 6.0 shutout innings with nine strikeouts against Texas, though he did run into some trouble in the sixth inning as he walked two batters after allowing a double, but he got out of...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds minor league news and notes for Wednesday afternoon

There were quite a few Reds minor league related articles that popped up around the internet over the last 24 hours. Michael Lorenzen was listed as one of the most underrated prospects in the game at Beyond the Box Score by Joseph Werner. He notes that Lorenzen didn’t put up numbers that jump out at you, but that he put up the numbers he did at the level he did with the little...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Ben Klimesh lights up the radar gun in spring training

The Cincinnati Reds game ended in a tie after 10 innings on Monday night and just about everyone hates ties, but it provided a good opportunity to get an extra pitcher into the game. For the Reds that turned out to be right hander Ben Klimesh. Klimesh is coming off of a season where he had 77 strikeouts and 21 walks in 61.2 innings. Those are strong numbers, but his ERA between...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips is not down with OBP

So I guess this is why Brandon Phillips doesn’t go by @DatDudeOBP on Twitter. When asked if he was down with OBP, the Reds second baseman basically said, “No, you know me.” While talking to USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, Phillips spoke out against the increased emphasis on a player’s on-base percentage among baseball writers and broadcasters. What’s amusing is who he...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips: Stats, analytics are messing up baseball

Count Brandon Phillips as part of the anti-analytics group of athletes. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale wrote a terrific article juxtaposing Cincinnati Reds teammates Phillips and Joey Votto, both of whom have had a terrific careers despite polar opposite approaches at the plate. Phillips is a swinger who has never walked more than 46 times in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips Says On-Base Percentage Ruining Baseball

When I was a young(er) man playing in a competitive fast-pitch softball league some years ago, the team I played for had plenty of individual talent, but we were always prone to a series of mental and physical errors that would open the floodgates for a big inning for the opposition. Several coaches tried to harness our talent and produce a team whose results matched its potential...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds ace Cueto returns to Dominican to be with ailing family member

  Cincinnati Reds opening day starter Johnny Cueto has returned to the Dominican Republic to be with a family member having health issues. Manager Bryan Price said on Friday it's unclear when Cueto will rejoin the club. He's scheduled to pitch the season opener in Cincinnati on April 6 against Pittsburgh. Cueto was scheduled to start on Friday against the Giants in Scottsdale. Anthony...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Reds' Iglesias, scout's honor strong as vow bound in matrimony

  It was Mark Snipp’s eighth wedding anniversary, but where was he on Dec. 17, 2013? In Merida, Mexico on a last-minute assignment. In Merida, Mexico to watch a Cuban defector, pitcher Raisel Iglesias, showcase his right arm. Snipp, a high-level scout for the Cincinnati Reds, originally had figured that December would be a safe time for a baseball man to get married. But when...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

2014 was a year to forget for the Cincinnati Reds. After making the playoffs in 2013 as a wild card team, the Reds regressed significantly last season due to injuries and underperforming players. Coming into 2015, the Reds are looking to get back on track and compete once again in the NL Central. Although they didn’t compete for a division title a season ago, they still had an...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Cingrani, Now In A Position To Succeed

Tony Cingrani is going to the Reds bullpen, having already been ruled out of the Cincinnati starting competition. If that’s a surprise, it’s only because after they shed Alfredo Simon and Mat Latos over the winter, the team might now actually start the season with one (or both!) of Paul Maholm and Jason Marquis in the […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Are the Cincinnati Reds Putting Anthony Cingrani in the Bullpen?

The Cincinnati Reds won just 76 games last season, largely due to a Joey Votto injury and Jay Bruce hitting .217.  Their offense was near the bottom in most categories, saved from last by Todd Frazier, but the pitching staff was average to above average, thanks to Johnny Cueto having a Cy Young type season.  But instead of making changes to the offense, which they attempted...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds and Playing It Too Safe

Over the winter, the Reds remade their starting rotation, trading away both Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon, getting younger and cheaper players back in return for a pair of arms headed into their walk years. However, they declined to go into a full rebuild, keeping both Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake despite the fact that […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few breaks here and there.  What swings the Reds into the projected cellar is that the rest of the division is either markedly...
Via World Series Dreaming
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds outfielder Kyle Waldrop loses shoe while legging out triple (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds outfielder Kyle Waldrop lost his shoe while legging out a triple during Friday night's Catcus League spring training game against the L.A. Dodgers.In the top of the fourth, Waldrop ripped the extra-base hit to right center field and was halfway between second and third when his right shoe went flying off behind him. The second...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding Value: Jesse Winker | OF | CIN

Getty Images I’m a big believer in finding value wherever you can in fantasy baseball. Often times that value lies in players who are coming off a horrific previous season or injury, or it’s a prospect that may or may not see significant playing time in the majors. Two great examples of this are Nick Markakis and Derek Holland. Both players are being vastly undervalued, in my...
Via Baseball Professor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview and Prediction

The way the Reds dealt with their four free-agent-to-be starters was supposed to indicate their intentions for the upcoming season. By trading Mat...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and the Back Leg

Last year, Cincinnati’s two middle of the order bats both had back leg injuries that robbed them of much of their power. Because of the complicated nature of swing mechanics, maybe it’s not surprising that both sluggers were affected differently by left leg injuries. But they did suffer. “I saw a lot of ground balls […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds minor leaguer arrested after allegedly assaulting woman

Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Tannier Rahier, a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft by Cincinnati, was arrested in Arizona on Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman. He was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to injury, and has since been released. The details from the Arizona Republic are disturbing. Glendale police...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds began what could be a long, slow slide to the bottom of the NL Central in 2014, finishing with 76 wins — only three ahead of the Cubs for last place. Injuries killed what promised to be a strong lineup. General manager Walt Jocketty probably should have begun a roster renovation, and did trade Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon for young talent during the offseason...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto is Just Fine

It’s unbelievable that I am about to tell you about how Joey Votto, 31, needs a bounce back season. That’s right, the very same guy who in eight seasons holds a slash line of .310/.417/.533. Whose walk and strikeout rates are strikingly similar, whose patience at the plate is almost unrivaled, and who is undoubtedly the toughest out in a Cincinnati Reds lineup comprised of...
Via The Sports Post
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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