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Cincinnati Reds rumors: What to do with Johnny Cueto

As it sits now, the MLB trade deadline is two months away and the Cincinnati Reds have one huge decision to make. What should they do with star pitcher Johnny Cueto? Cueto is in the final year of his contract and will be looking for quite the significant pay raise this offseason. Cueto wants to be paid like the ace that he is and it’s well deserved. The Reds do not have the best...
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton: Time to stop hitting left handed?

Today marks a bit of a change for the site. It’s still going to cover the minor leagues on a daily basis, and nothing from that standpoint is going to change. What will change is that once or twice a week I will also be adding in some thoughts on the big league club. The 2015 season has gotten off to a very rough start for Billy Hamilton at the plate. The switch hitter is batting...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Reds Scout Who Nearly Landed Derek Jeter To Go With Barry Larkin

      You’ve probably never heard of Reds’ scout Gene Bennett, but he nearly had the team draft two MLB Hall of Fame shortstops in seven years. Bennett, who is from Portsmouth, Ohio, was on the trail of Barry Larkin as a high school player and eventually talked the team into drafting the future HOFer. What you might not know is how the Reds would’ve also landed Derek Jeter...
Via Busted Coverage
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Potential Landing Spots For Johnny Cueto

Where will Johnny Cueto be pitching come the trade deadline? The Cincinnati Reds received some good news today (May 26th) when their ace and perennial Cy Young candidate, Johnny Cueto‘s MRI showed that he has no structural damage to his elbow but there is some minor inflammation. Cueto will miss a start, maybe two but nothing more. Cueto has made 9 starts going 3-4 with an ERA...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Japan's 143 mph pitching machine is stupid

The fastest MLB recorded pitch was 106 MPH by Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds in 2010. Which makes this dude (2:00 minute mark) facing the Shizuoka Prefecture pitching machine (the world’s fastest at a pitching speed of 230 km/h or 143 mph) at the Shizuoka Prefecture Mihagino Batting Center...insane.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return...
Via Bob's Blitz
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Cincinnati is streaking into the red

The Cincinnati Reds are the current owners of a nine game losing streak and 18-26 record and the fourth position in the National League Central Division, already 10.5 games out of the division lead. That number represents the third biggest hole at this point of the year better than just their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers (13.5 GB) and the Oakland Athletics (12.5 GB). What makes...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/25/15

Louisville lost 11-2. Box Score HErnan Iribarren went 1-4 with a double and a walk. Chris Dominguez went 2-4 with an RBI and a run. Jose Constanza went 2-4 with an RBI. Nick Christiani threw 1.1 shutout innings with a walk and a steal. Game Notes The game started out well enough for Jon Moscot, allowing just a run through the first three innings, but the 4th and 5th innings saw...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce still confident

  The Reds have lost nine in a row, their longest losing streak since 1998, and although not much has gone right in Cincinnati lately, Jay Bruce remains confident. “I look forward to it turning around,” Bruce told “It can go nine in a row the other way. The biggest deal is, when that opportunity comes, we have to be ready for it.” Bruce has been doing his part...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will replace Devin Mesoraco on the bench?

Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds finally placed Devin Mesoraco on the disabled list. Taking his place was reliever Manny Parra, who was activated off of the disabled list. This move was a short term move, but it leaves the Reds bench short. It currently consists of Tucker Barnhart, Kristopher Negron, Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker. A reliever is going to be replaced on the roster...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Mesoraco on 15-day DL; Cueto examined

CINCINNATI -- The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and filling in as an interleague DH for the past six weeks. They'd been hoping that Mesoraco -- an All-Star last season -- could get better without going on the DL. The hip bothered him when he went through catching drills over the weekend, prompting...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton – baseball player or glorified track star?

An increasingly rare sight in Cincinnati: Billy Hamilton rounding third and heading home. The Cincinnati Reds have been dreadful this year. At 18-25 and in the midst of an 8-game losing streak, they are as far from the team that won the National League Central division title in 2012 as the city of Cincinnati is from the West Coast. Manager Bryan Price is asking to get fired. Last...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5/24 Recap: Votto & Reds Defense Hand Tribe A Sweep

Roster Update: After a long 37 games, the Indians catcher and unofficial captain Yan Gomes has returned to the starting lineup. Since he was originally expected to miss two months, this is great news. To make room, back-up catcher Brett Hayes has been designated for assignment with Roberto Perez heading to the bench. Player of the Game The Reds were able to make contact with Trevor...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: The Good and Bad So Far

Roughly a quarter of the way through the 2015 MLB season, here are a few takeaways for the Cincinnati Reds. As of now they sit at fourth in the NL Central, eight and a half games back of the St. Louis Cardinals behind the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh. They have not been able to score runs, currently 10th worst in the MLB. Their situational hitting has been even worse, batting only...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager Bryan Price ejected...before game starts (Video)

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected from Saturday's game against Cleveland...before it even started.Price began arguing with umpire crew chief Jim Reynolds when he arrived at home plate to exchange lineup cards with the Indians before the game. Speculation was that Price was arguing about the way the strike zone was called during Friday night's game. The argument lasted...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price ejected by umpires before game starts (Video)

Manager Bryan Price might have set a record Saturday for the quickest ejection of all time. The Cincinnati Reds manager was tossed from his team’s game against the Indians before it even began. Price went out to exchange lineup cards and then began talking with umpire crew chief Tim Reynolds before leaving the field. Price...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryan Price gets ejected before game starts

Hey, how many innings did Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price manage today? Try zero – he got ejected before the first pitch after getting into a heated argument with the umpiring crew while bringing out the Reds’ lineup card. Price apparently had an issue with the strike zone called in Cleveland on Friday night by Manny Gonzalez. Here are the zones called by Gonzalez against...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquis' next start in jeopardy

  Jason Marquis – like a few other Reds' pitchers – has been struggling lately and as a result of those struggles Marquis' next start, scheduled for Monday appears to be in a bit of jeopardy. "I probably would hold off on addressing that question, really, because we have to look at a lot of different things when it comes to making a decision," Reds manager Bryan Price told Reds...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best 40 Games of Zack Cozart

It probably doesn’t shock you to learn that the three best hitting Reds so far this year all play the infield. Based on what you know about the Reds, it’s only slightly shocking to learn that Jay Bruce isn’t in the team’s top three in wRC+, but Todd Frazier and Joey Votto are obviously right […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aroldis Chapman of the Batter’s Box

Aroldis Chapman was a major-league rookie in 2010, but it took no time at all for him to make a name for himself. Joel Zumaya had re-introduced the population to consistent triple digits, but Chapman pushed the limits to the extreme. In his 11th-ever outing, Chapman took the mound in San Diego, and the first […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Great American Ball Park catches fire, fans seated in bleachers evacuated (VIDEO)

The riverboat smokestacks at Great American Ball Park have kept Reds fans entertained since the venue officially opened in 2003. They launch fireworks and flash lights. The smokestacks also shoot fire, which is what happened during Friday night’s game against the Giants. This time, however, the fire did not go out like it was supposed to. With the Giants at bat in the top of...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds ballpark literally caught fire on Friday night

Well, you don’t see *this* every day – during Friday night’s Giants-Reds game, one of the smokestacks that shoots fireworks at Great American Ballpark actually caught on fire in the sixth inning. Insanity. Complete insanity. Thankfully, Cincinnati’s finest were able to put the fire out and restore some semblance of normalcy to the rest of the night. The post Great...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Billy Hamilton Should Work on His Bunting

Billy Hamilton is the fastest player in baseball. He’s done some remarkable things on the field with his legs, including scoring on a pop-up that barely left the infield. He currently leads the majors in stolen bases with 17 thefts, and only 12 teams have stolen more bases this year than Hamilton has himself. His […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Votto ejected for throwing helmet, bumping ump

Someone forgot to inform Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto that players are subject to ejection should they throw their equipment. Votto struck out in the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and spiked his helmet in frustration. He was then promptly ejected by home plate umpire Chris Conroy. Reds manager Bryan Price made his way toward the...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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