Bailey off DL, may start this weekend

The Reds activated pitcher Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list on Thursday, which should clear the way for him to make his long-awaited 2016 debut this weekend. To clear a spot on the 25-man roster, outfielder Kyle Waldrop was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
14 hours ago

Reds set to ink undrafted gem Friedl past deadline

The Draft signing deadline may have passed on July 15, but it appears the Cincinnati Reds aren't quite done. has learned Cincinnati will officially sign University of Nevada-Reno outfielder TJ Friedl for an undisclosed bonus. The Reds have not confirmed any deal is in place.
14 hours ago

Fan says Joey Votto ruthlessly rejected young fan who asked for his gloves

The Cincinnati Reds capped their series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a 2-1 win on a night Madison Bumgarner pitched eight strong innings, and Reds star first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. During the game, a young fan sitting in the front row asked the four-time All-Star and 2010 MVP to hand over his batting...
Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

GAME OF THE WEEK PREVIEW: Reds @ Padres 7/29

GAME OF THE WEEK PREVIEW: Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres, 7/29/16, 10:40 PM EST, Petco Park For the Reds: With a 40-61 record, Cincinnati is in the beginning stage of rebuilding their franchise. With trade talks looming for a possible deal for OF Jay Bruce, the Reds will have to lean heavily on the bats of Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, while hoping Billy Hamilton gets on...
Via Legends On Deck
23 hours ago

Jay Bruce giving his stock big boost as trade deadline nears

SAN FRANCISCO — Jay Bruce insists he isn't sitting around and savoring his home run streak."There's no time for that," he said. "You do that in this game and it's too late."Bruce homered in his career-high fifth straight game, connecting off Madison Bumgarner and leading Dan Straily and the Cincinnati Reds over the slumping San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday.Bruce hit his 25th...
Via Associated Press
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Reds prospect Scott Schebler hits for the cycle

Cincinnati Reds prospect Scott Schebler hit for the cycle on Tuesday, helping the Louisville Bats to a 4-3 International League victory over the Charlotte Knights in 10 innings. The Bats registered a total of eight hits in the contest, with Schebler collecting five of them. He drove in two runs and scored two more, including […] The post Reds prospect Scott Schebler hits for the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Reds 'picking up the pace' on Jay Bruce trade talks

The Reds have “picked up the pace” on trade talks surrounding slugging right fielder Jay Bruce and are talking to “at least” four teams, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in exchange for Bruce, who is in the midst of an outstanding rebound campaign at the plate. Bruce, 29, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery early...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

SAGNOF Report: Even Miranda Is Adding Hamilton

Today is the first time that I can look at Billy Hamilton and say, "now is the time if he was available in a league I was in, I would add him."  Chances are some ****** canoe has been sitting on him all year, playing him sporadically and reaping the semi-benefits of him.  Watching him recently and correlating that into his last nine games, he has 9 stolen bases and looks to be...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeSclafani excelling against tough road opponents

SAN FRANCISCO -- Veteran right-hander Jake Peavy will seek to extend two impressive streaks when the San Francisco Giants open a week-long homestand Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds.The National League West leader and NL Central last-place team met in May at Cincinnati, with the Giants winning two of three.Watch Game 1 of the 1976 World Series Monday at 6:30 p.m.The Reds...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jay Bruce drawing trade interest

It turns out that there may be a new Bruce Almighty in town. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball on Friday, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is drawing trade interest from many teams around the league, including the Indians, the Dodgers, the Rangers, the Blue Jays, and the Nationals. The 29-year-old Bruce is batting .263/.314/.530 for Cincinnati this season with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto Is Still Pretty Good at Baseball

Last week, I wrote about the disproportionate impact a disastrous April can have on our perceptions of a player. The example I used then was Ken Giles, who has largely put an awful first month of the season behind him and returned to being a dominant reliever. Now seems like as good a time as any to talk about another player who struggled mightily in April: Joey Votto. As Owen...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds feeling comfortable with healthy bullpen

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds figured that when the starting rotation got healthy, the bullpen would stabilize itself. That's been the case of late.The return of Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen, who were projected starters prior to beginning the season on the disabled list, has given manager Bryan Price a lot more flexibility."We have different pieces now with Iglesias and...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Billy Hamilton use his ridiculous speed to give the Reds a thrilling walk-off win

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton might not be the most feared hitter, but when he does reach base the slender speedster can cause absolute havoc. He gave us another reminder of that Sunday against the Brewers.With two out in the ninth in a scoreless game, Hamilton was on second base, representing the winning run. Hamilton took off for third and stole it without a throw....
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB is tired of managers arguing balls and strikes

Manager tirades at umpires have largely become a thing of the past thanks to instant replay taking away most of controversy in many decisions in baseball… except balls and strikes. Managers can still get their money’s worth arguing balls and strikes with the man behind the plate, though those tirades often end in vain, if not with a little entertainment for the fans watching...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Very Necessary Zack Cozart Follow-Up

Every year we go through the same routine. A previously unimpressive player has a couple great months and we wonder if we’re observing something new and meaningful or if it’s simply random variation and the regression monster is coming. I haven’t done a thorough analysis, but I’d imagine a larger percentage of articles written on sites like this during the first months contain...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: an All Star Game recap

Another MLB All Star Game is in the record books. For Cincinnati Reds fans, last night’s game was mostly uneventful. However, there was a lot to recap from last night. Both from the Cincinnati Reds angle and overall. The Reds angle First, it’s fair to think Adam Duvall had a better All Star Game experience than Jay Bruce. Duvall won 3rd place at the Home Run Derby. Plus, while...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: All Star Game will be boring

Cincinnati Reds fans will likely find the 2016 MLB All Star Game a bit boring. In spite of having two Cincinnati Reds representatives in the game. In spite of one representatives , Adam Duvall being featured in the Home Run Derby.  In spite of this potentially being one of the final times we’ll see Jay Bruce in a Reds uniform. In spite of all of those things, there’s a significant...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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