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Vol 3: NL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

Plenty of headlines came from the NL Central this week. From a big loss for the St. Louis Cardinals to a big prospect’s debut for the Chicago Cubs, the excitement in the Midwest continues to exist.   Chicago Cubs Last week, Kris Bryant made his debut. This week, fellow prospect Addison Russell saw his first big league action. It ended with 3 strikeouts, but Bryant had 3 Ks...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers-Reds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds leaned on their ace to keep pace with Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson in their last meeting with the right-hander. The 25-year-old figures to have better luck this time around against the back end of Cincinnati's rotation. Looking for their first back-to-back victories, the Brewers will turn to their youngest starting pitcher Monday night against Reds right-hander Jason...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Robert Stephenson improving his change up

While watching a start earlier this season on MiLB.tv, I had noticed that Robert Stephenson was throwing his change up a little more often than he had thrown last year. He seemed to have more confident in the pitch, throwing it in several different counts throughout the game. Kourage Kundahl spoke with the right hander a few days ago, looking to get some more information on the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeSclafani looking to stay on roll

Cincinnati Reds rookie Anthony DeSclafani hasn't allowed a run since his season debut, beginning a scoreless inning streak at Wrigley Field last week. The Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta is also off to a solid start to the season, though his worst outing came opposite DeSclafani. DeSclafani looks to continue his dominance in a rematch with Arrieta and the Cubs on Sunday at Great American...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker Hoping to Return as MLB Manager

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, former manager Dusty Baker is looking to return to the Majors in that capacity. Though he has proven to be excellent in turnaround situations (in San Francisco, Chicago and Cincinnati), Baker has applied for three jobs since the Reds fired him: Seattle, Washington and Detroit — three decidedly non-rebuilding situations. In all three cases...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds make several roster moves on the farm

Two injuries have led to several roster moves on the farm. Another move was also made, but it wasn’t as injury related as the first two. Last night, as noted in a post earlier today, Aristides Aquino was hit by a pitch and broke a bone in his wrist. While the move isn’t official just yet, he’s heading to the disabled list and outfielder Jonathan Reynoso will be joining the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds Aristides Aquino hit by pitch, breaks wrist

I’ve been in touch with several sources and all have heard the same thing, but at this point I have been unable to get any official confirmation from anyone with the Cincinnati Reds or the Dayton Dragons. I do trust my sources that relayed the information to me though, so I’m going forward with publishing it. Last night in Dayton the Reds #12 prospect, Aristides Aquino, was...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce given Saturday off, Reds release Dan Johnson

The Cincinnati Reds will give slumping outfielder Jay Bruce the day off Saturday in their schedule game against the Chicago Cubs. On the season Bruce is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three home runs and nine RBI. Getting the start in the place of Bruce will be Brandon Boesch. The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta. Last season Bruce topped 100 RBI for the first time and...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Back to His Base-Stealing Ways Against Cubbies

Thursday night the Milwaukee Brewers pulled off something that no one had done this season to date--they threw out Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton when he tried to steal. So it should come as no suprise that the next time he plays he comes back with a vengeance. Against Jon Lester and the Cubbies he got certainly got some. Through five innings he already has three stolen...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-7) at Cincinnati Reds (8-8)

It’s been an eventful week in Cincinnati, which nearly reached Peak Reds before being eclipsed by whatever **** the Royals have been doing. Reds manager Bryan Price dropped a 77 f-bomb tirade at one of the Reds beat writers for actually reporting on the team instead of shilling/spreading false information for the team. I only regret that this wasn’t followed by Marty Brennaman...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Caught Stealing for First Time This Season

When the Reds called Billy Hamilton up from the minors they knew they were getting a guy that just needed to get on base to become  scoring threat. Heck, if it was possible to steal first he wouldn't even need to hit. The man is that effective when it comes to stealing bases. Heck, in the first four games the man stole seven bags!Thursday night he tried to grab magic number 10,...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred: Pete Rose will be part of All-Star Game

Could Major League Baseball be in the early stages of lifting the lifetime ban from baseball that was imposed against Pete Rose more than 25 years ago? The All-Star Game this summer could be a start. On Thursday, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that Rose will be allowed to take part in some of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Redmond, Price among MLB managers feeling early pressure

Three weeks into the 2015 MLB season, a handful of managers may already be feeling the pressure of making sure their teams fulfill expectations. Is it a coincidence that Reds skipper Bryan Price vomited a bucketful of F-bombs at Cincinnati Enquirer beat reporter C. Trent Rosecrans after his team had lost seven of its past eight games, dropping to fourth place in the NL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Marquis, Strikeout Artist

Guessing the starting pitcher with most strikeouts per nine innings early on in the season should not be too difficult. Clayton Kershaw has struck out more than a batter per inning in his career, and in the early part of this season has shown more of the same, striking out 35 batters in just over […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto is Healthy and off to a Blazing Start

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto struggled with injuries in a 2014 campaign that lasted just 62 games. After playing in all 162 games in 2013 and slugging 24 home runs with a .435 on-base percentage, Votto hit just six longballs with a batting line of .255/.390/.409 before injuries ended his season. Consequently, the Reds suffered, finishing 28th in the major leagues in...
Via Baseball News Source
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Managers like Bryan Price need to quickly learn media's role

 journalism (noun) – the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media; writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation report (noun) – a story in a newspaper or on radio or television that is about something that happened or that gives information about something Cincinnati Reds manager...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager Bryan Price issues expected apology for expletive-ridden rant

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price on Tuesday morning delivered an expected apology for his profanity-laced rant directed at the media on Monday, but stopped short of admitting the message was wrong, only conceding its delivery was inappropriate. “In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe the media coverage of...Read...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager Bryan Price goes on classic expletive-laden tirade

Damn… 77 total expletives, according USA TODAY Sports FTW… Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price gradually delved into the deep abyss of profanity as he was talking with reporters who wanted more details about the earlier Cincinnati Enquirer report that Devin Mesoraco would not be with the team ahead of Sunday’s game. As he was asked if Mesoraco would be available Monday,...
Via Low Brow Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

33% owned Anthony DeSclafani unbeaten through three starts

On the strength of an eight inning, two hit, five strikeout performance against Milwaukee Cincinnati’s 4th starter moved to 2-0 and has reduced his already crisp ERA to a sterling 0.86. He’s struck out 16 in 21 innings to date and has walked just four batters, while allowing just nine hits. That’s the good news on the 25-year-old righty, though, 2014’s numbers are the...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Reds skipper Bryan Price drops 77 f-bombs in rant

Bryan Price is dealing with some early adversity this year with the Cincinnati Reds.  The Redlegs are 1-7 in their last 8 games after starting 4-0 in the NL Central.  And while there’s still an eternity of time left in the season, Price’s frustration boiled over in a conversation with the local media on Monday in Milwaukee. Correction: Price’s frustration didn’t just...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raisel Iglesias Impresses, but Questions Remain

When the Reds signed Aroldis Chapman out of Cuba, a brief attempt was made to make him a starter in the minors, but in the majors, he has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen. Raisel Iglesias, a fellow Cuban import who has been ticketed by some for the bullpen, has already made one more start […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price calls out Jason Heyward for ‘dirty slide’

Tempers flared during the Cardinals’ win over the Reds on Sunday, particularly on the Cincinnati side of the field. Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing that a player was hit by a pitch, but his blood pressure may have started going up earlier in the game thanks to a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton’s Reverse Lineup Protection

You’d think that here in 2015, alongside our flying hoverboards and pill-based meals, we’d have finally eradicated the myth of “lineup protection.” The idea that having a dangerous hitter on deck would give the pitcher incentive to challenge the current batter with hittable pitches lest he walk him and put a man on for the better […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds CF Billy Hamilton is a Base Stealing Maniac!

When the Reds called Billy Hamilton up from the minors last year they knew what they were getting--one seriously fast dude. He proved that last season when he stole 56 bags for the Reds, but he is off to an incredible pace to this season. After four games the speedster has seven stolen bases in seven attempts.You could say he is pretty good at it.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds to have in-stadium nursery

Bringing an infant to a baseball game obviously can be a challenging, arduous and sometimes harrowing ordeal. The Cincinnati Reds apparently are the first team in Major League Baseball to try to do something to lighten the load and make an enjoyable gameday experience more conducive to all involved parties. Reds spokesman Michael Anderson told...Read More The post Cincinnati Reds...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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