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Kristopher Negron has the Fastest Trot of 2014

A quick note to try and match Kristopher Negron’s speed around the bases… Watch the video here. Before Monday night, the quickest trot of the season belonged to Carlos Gomez, who sprinted around the bases at Miller Park in 16.18 seconds on April 1. It was his first home run of the season and came in Game #2. As a Brewers fan (and Gomez fan), I hoped that that time would sit atop...
Via Tater Trot Tracker
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for...
Via MLB Injury News
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Devin Mesoraco the Reds' catcher long term?

Devin Mesoraco has risen among catchers like a rocket this season. He has certainly made a lot of fantasy players happy (including this one) with his sixteen homers in only 244 plate appearances. His .406 wOBA is outstanding and he was an All Star this season. That's pretty heady stuff. But, of course, there are two sides of catching. There is the offensive side, which Mesoraco...
Via The Flagrant Fan
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rookies of the Year thus far

With the season being two-thirds completed, it is time to begin looking into the award races. Major League baseball is stocked full of young talent, so winning the coveted Rookie of the Year award is a great accolade for a promising young player to have. Past winners include the likes of Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper. So who gets the hardware this Season...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who has been hot in the Cincinnati Reds system over the last week?

Let’s take a look at the guys who have been performing extremely well over the last week. The Hitters Argenis Aldazoro | .444/.476/.667 | 21 PA, 2B, HR, 3 steals, 5 runs, 4 RBI The Billings Mustangs have several players on the list this week and Aldazoro was a part of the group that scored 39 runs over a three game stretch during the weekend. He hit an impressive .444 and added...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect

With a guy like Billy Hamilton on first base, you’re likely to get a fastball. That’s a good thing for Todd Frazier, who has traditionally feasted on fastballs. But does Billy Hamilton also make for a distraction at first base? Someone taking off for second base in your peripheral vision doesn’t make for great concentration […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds looking to add a bat but in search of right asset

Hit with a rash of recent injuries to the lineup, it makes sense that the Reds would be interested in bolstering their bats. General manager Walt Jocketty said he would "like to add a bat" but the Reds haven't found anything that "attracts" them yet, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. A few names have circulated surrounding the Reds. One is Tampa Bay'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Four names the Reds may be interested in near trade deadline

If it wasn't already clear before the trip to New York, the Reds are definitely in need of a shot in the arm or two if they want to make a run for the postseason.Unexpected injuries to key players have absolutely decimated the roster and have forced the healthy players still left to adjust accordingly. As we saw on Sunday when a routine popup dropped in for a walk-off single...
Via Redlegs Review
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds interested in acquiring Marlon Byrd

The Cincinnati Reds have been dealing with major injury issues this season, and they are trying to figure out a way to stay in playoff contention down the stretch this season. According to a report from Jim Salisbury, the Reds are interested in acquiring veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd has a four team no-trade clause, but the Reds are not one...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Skip Schumaker

This season the injury bug has constantly attacked the Cincinnati Reds.  Almost daily a new player joins the list of the walking wounded.  But Reds beat writer, Jon Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer, three players appear to be on the comeback trail.Bailey threw a full bullpen. Price expects him to be ready for Tuesday start. Same with Latos #reds— John Fay (@johnfayman) July 18...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade OF Josh Fellhauer to Brewers

The Cincinnati Reds have traded outfielder Josh Fellhauer to the Milwaukee Brewers for “cash considerations” and Milwaukee has sent him to Double-A Huntsville. Fellhauer has been at all levels of the system, peaking at Triple-A in both 2013 and in 2014. His best season came in Double-A in 2012 when he hit .314/.409/.420 with as many walks as strikeouts. That was the same season...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Bats to wear Star Wars X-Wing rebel fighter jerseys (Video)

The Louisville Bats minor league baseball team is holding "Star Wars Night" later this month, and to commemorate the occasion, the team will be wearing special edition jerseys modeled after the X-Wing rebel fighter pilot uniforms.The Bats, who serve as the AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, will be wearing the jerseys for their July 27th for their game against the Charlotte...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Bats to wear Rebel Flight Suit jerseys on team’s ‘Star Wars Night’ (photos)

Minor league baseball teams holding a “Star Wars Night” event at the ballpark certainly is not a new concept. It’s been done time and time again to varying results. But the Louisville Bats — the Class AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds — have upped the “Star Wars Night” game with arguably the best jerseys […] The post Louisville Bats to wear Rebel Flight Suit jerseys...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds eyeing to add hitter at trade deadline

With injuries decimating key players in the offensive lineup, the Reds are being forced to at least consider adding another hitter to the roster at the trade deadline. But who might general manager Walt Jocketty and the club be interested in? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden takes a closer look in his most recent column detailing what he is hearing at the trade deadline.In the piece, Bowden...
Via Redlegs Review
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Pete Rose might have role in 2015 All-Star Game

With the book closed on the 2014 All-Star Game, folks in Cincinnati are already gearing up for the next one in 2015, which will be played inside the cozy corridors of Great American Ball Park.Of course, what would a Cincinnati Midsummer Classic be without the presence of baseball's all-time hit king and hometown hero, Pete Rose? Considering Rose's lifetime ban from baseball...
Via Redlegs Review
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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