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Ranking the Cincinnati Reds farm system

How does the Reds farm system stack up compared to the rest of Major League Baseball?
Via Reds Minor Leagues
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Update On Cincinnati Closer Aroldis Chapman

According to John Fayman the Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 45 pitch bullpen session on Sunday. As far as we know, it went well and he will most likely attempt live batting practice on Wednesday. Assuming the live practice throwing session goes off without a hitch, he should start a rehab assignment in the minors soon after.  For everyone that still took a chance...
Via FF Locker Room
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Reds prospect Donald Lutz hit for the cycle

Prospect Donald Lutz could not be stopped Monday night .Seen in the video above is the German-born slugger ripping a triple against Double-A Jacksonville to record the third cycle of his career. After lining out in his first at-bat, Lutz doubled in the second inning and then again in the fourth. In the eighth, Lutz led off the inning with a solo home run over the right field wall...
Via Redlegs Review
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Somehow Billy Hamilton Went From 1st To 3rd On A Weak Grounder To The Mound

If you haven’t heard, Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton posses a bit of speed. This latest chapter of “Billy Hamilton is so freakin’ fast” came on Monday night when the ridiculously fleet-footed speedster went from first base to third base on a little tapper to the mound by Joey Votto. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano had no idea that Hamilton could...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds CF Billy Hamilton beats out a grounder to 1st base

Tweet Know when you realize that your speed is off the charts? When you can beat out a routine ground ball to first base with no error committed on the play, which is exactly what Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton did Sunday against the Cubs: Your browser does not support iframes. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo played the grounder cleanly but Hamilton is so quick...
Via Los That Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds move up five spots in latest batch of MLB power rankings

Based on the strength of winning five of their last seven games, the Reds moved up five spots in the latest batch of MLB Power Rankings presented by ESPN. They currently rank a modest 19th.Cincinnati turned around its fortunes by winning both series it played this past week. This coming after the club dropped each of its first four series to open the season.In case you are wondering...
Via Redlegs Review
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Billy Hamilton beat out routine grounder to first base for a single

Your browser does not support iframes.Most major league hitters who ground a ball to the first basemen are easy outs. However, most major league hitters are not Billy Hamilton.Watch as the fleet-footed youngster legs out a relatively routine groundball to Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo in the third inning of Sunday's game at Wrigley Field.Hamilton would use his speed shortly...
Via Redlegs Review
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why things are turning around for the Cincinnati Reds

For a Cincinnati Reds team that started the 2014 season with eight players on the disabled list, the goal was to just make it out of April around .500. Their chances to do that looked bleak in the first few weeks of the season, stumbling to a 3-8 record in the first 11 games. However, some missing pieces to their puzzle have been working their way back to the line up and things have...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Schumaker not ready to dive in yet

Infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker is getting close to being able to start a rehab assignment. He's done all the baseball things -- hit, thrown, taken ground balls -- but he knows he has to get over one last hurdle. "I think the issue is the dive," Schumaker said. "Going in headfirst on a pick-off." Schumaker dislocated his left shoulder making a diving...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton?

Speedster Billy Hamilton has had a rough start to the 2014 season to say the least. Two weeks into the season, Hamilton is hitting under the Mendoza line and is struggling to even get on base. These struggles raise the question: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton? Before the season, many fantasy owners projected Hamilton to steal over 70 bases – some even thought he could swipe...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds activate reliever Marshall

Slowly but surely the Reds are getting healthier. They activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and he should be available when the Reds play the Cubs in the second game of a three-game series in Chicago. The Reds optioned reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Marshall on the roster. Marshall's addition means...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Says Pick Up Alfredo

"I know it was you, Alfredo, you broke my heart--because I should have picked you up yesterday. You're nothing to me now. Not a brother, not a friend--but, I'll admit you may be an intriguing add in fantasy baseball this week." Michael Corleone's words for his fantasy team are harsh but true. Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon continued his streak of success yesterday...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips pulls off epic photo bomb

Brandon Phillips has skills -- both on the field, and off. Before Friday's game at Wrigley Field, the Reds second baseman showed off his photobombing skills on some unsuspecting fans. But not just any fans... Phillips leaped in the air to execute a hilarious photobomb on the goalie of the Team USA women's hockey team: Well done, @DatDudeBP.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips’s photobomb game is strong

Tweet Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a pretty good handle on social media. Friday afternoon before the Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 at Wrigley Field, Phillips executed a glorious photobomb on USA Women’s Hockey player Molly Schaus: Sneaky photobomb by @DatDudeBP #hemustdoboxjumps pic.twitter.com/WKhKjyaIxb — Molly Schaus (@schaus729) April 18...
Via Los That Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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