REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Finnegan aims to follow up gem as Reds hit Arizona

Friday night's matchup between the Reds and D-backs at Chase Field will feature two of the game's most promising young pitchers, with Brandon Finnegan and Braden Shipley taking the mound.
Via Reds.com
5 hours ago

Reds pick up Adleman, but Rangers strike late

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre's 2,900th Major League hit was a game-winner. Beltre's two-out double in the eighth inning drove home Ian Desmond with the go-ahead run, and the Rangers held on for a 6-5 victory over the Reds on Wednesday night at Great American Park.
Via Reds.com
8 hours ago

Hamilton dazzles with another diving snag

What does Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton do for an encore after making one of the best catches of his career? He goes back to work and takes away another hit with another tremendous defensive effort.
Via Reds.com
8 hours ago

Former MU Pitcher Dan Straily 6-0 Since All-Star Break For Cincinnati Reds

Former Marshall University pitcher Dan Straily is having a monster season for the Cincinnati Reds, and improved to 6-0 last night with a win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, 3-0. Straily, who pitched for the Herd in 2008-09 and helped the team to a runner-up finish in the Conference USA Tournament and 30-30-1 […] The post Former MU Pitcher Dan Straily 6-0 Since All-Star...
Via The Herd Insider
20 hours ago

Alejandro Chacin tough as nails as Blue Wahoos closer

A good closer will take you a long way, and few are better in that role in minor league baseball than Pensacola Blue Wahoos star Alejandro Chacin. Chacin did nothing to tarnish that reputation Monday night against Southern League rival Mobile. He retired the side in the ninth inning of a close game, nailing down […] The post Alejandro Chacin tough as nails as Blue Wahoos closer...
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 hours ago

Dan Straily goes 6 innings as Reds beat Rangers 3-0

CINCINNATI (AP) Dan Straily extended his surge since the All-Star break by pitching six innings and Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday night. A day after losing to the Dodgers 18-9, the Reds won a close one against a Rangers team that has been shut out three times in its last nine games. Straily (10-6) hasn't allowed...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds OF Billy Hamilton flashes dazzling speed during beautiful diving catch

Just when you thought there was no way Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Billy Hamilton could top the spectacular catch he made in April at Citi Field, the man did just that on Tuesday evening vs. the Texas Rangers.Using his unfathomable speed to cover a sea of open field, Hamilton completely laid out on the warning track, flew through the air, and crashed into the outfield fence to complete...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Report: Blue Jays, Reds discussed Votto trade last season

Former NL MVP Joey Votto has been a Cincinnati Red for his entire 10-season MLB career. But was he actually close to becoming a Toronto Blue Jay last season? According to a report by Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star on Monday, the Blue Jays and the Reds “were beginning serious discussions” at last year’s trade deadline about a Votto trade. However, talks were said to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart won’t keep up fantasy worth

He was probably never going to be the next Johnny Bench, but Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was an up-and-coming backstop two years ago, having made his first All-Star appearance in 2014. Since then, though, he has appeared in just 39 games and made 101 plate appearances in the last two seasons combined, as injuries […] The post Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart won’t keep...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Reds’ Bryan Price pleads for help to rebuild team

Appearing on MLB Network Radio on Monday morning, Cincinnati Reds’ manager Bryan Price discussed his team’s timetable for contention and suggested that the organization will need to be active to return to relevance: Price on #Reds timetable: Depends on when we can spend $. We've deflated roster, cut back on payroll. Going to have to go […] The post Reds’ Bryan Price pleads...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Cincinnati Reds recall prospect Jose Peraza from Louisville

Top prospect Jose Peraza is back in the Cincinnati Reds lineup, whose return comes at a time when the Reds are developing steam in the NL. For Cincinnati Reds fans, Peraza joins the Reds, during a period of long-awaited excitement for the club’s struggling 2016 campaign. Despite Cincinnati’s frustrating season, the Red Legs are currently enjoying an upward swing in the National...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Finnegan takes no-hitter into 7th, Reds beat Dodgers 11-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Brandon Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Adam Duvall and Jose Peraza each hit home runs in returns to the lineup and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-1 on Saturday night. Adrian Gonzalez singled to center field leading off the seventh to break up Finnegan's no-hit bid, and that was the only hit against the 23-year-old lefty....
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen hits homer days after his father’s death

It has been a tough week for Cincinnati Reds’ reliever Michael Lorenzen, whose father died earlier this week. Making his return from the bereavement list, Lorenzen put on a performance that drew a smile and some tears from the young pitcher in the most memorable play of his career. With two runners on base and one out, the Cincinnati pitcher drilled a three-run homer in the...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds recall IF Peraza, option RHP Sampson

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have recalled infielder Jose Peraza from Triple-A Louisville and optioned right-handed pitcher Keyvius Sampson to the Bats. Peraza was in the starting lineup at shortstop for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He joined right-fielder Scott Schebler as two former Dodgers prospects in the starting lineup against the team they made...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds pitcher does the unbelievable in his first game since his dad's death

It’s been a terribly tough time for Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen, who lost his father earlier this week.But what happened Friday night put a smile on his face and a few happy tears in his eyes.Lorenzen inherited a two-on, one-out jam in the seventh inning against the Dodgers and retired the first two batters he faced. And then came the real magic. Batting for only the fourth...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Billy Hamilton break the Cincinnati Reds steal record?

Billy Hamilton will not receive a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. But the Cincinnati Reds outfielder may find himself in the history books. For delighted Reds fans, Billy Hamilton’s speed is a lethal weapon and an ever-growing headache for opposing catchers. But do not count on Hamilton to slow down. In fact, fans in Cincinnati should expect their 25-year-old outfielder to chase...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds season now entering dog days

The Cincinnati Reds have reached a point in their season where they can coast by somewhat unnoticed. Even by a large chunk of their own fan base. The Olympics are now roughly halfway through, and the NFL Preseason is now underway. Both have pushed the Reds and Baseball overall into the back corner of the sports world. The dog days of summer and the baseball season are here. The...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happened On Billy Hamilton’s Weakest Contacts?

Exit velocity! We love it! Sorry for shouting. But we do! We love to sort the leaderboards, and we love to write articles using the information gleaned from those leaderboards. This is one right here! Beat writers love to tweet the exit velocity when a player they cover dongs a dinger, and even the folks who don’t always love the application of exit velocity in the public sphere...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Dragons turn insane double play

The Dayton Dragons, a single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, turned one of the most incredible double plays you will ever see on Thursday. With a runner on first, a line drive ricocheted off the pitcher, into the umpire, and over toward second base. The shortstop easily scooped the ball up, stepped on second, and fired to first. Was that a 1-Blue-6-3 double play?! @SportsCenter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

I Found the Worst Thing About the Reds

I’m not really in the business of piling on. We know the Reds haven’t been very good, and we knew the Reds weren’t supposed to be very good. They are openly rebuilding, and while rebuilding teams don’t get to completely neglect the big-league product, it’s not really the priority. We all know how this works. And, say, wouldn’t you know it, but since the calendar flipped...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds Are Making the Most of Their Chances

Seemingly every season, a baseball team scores noticeably more runs that we think they should. I’m not talking about teams that perform better than their preseason projections, but rather the teams that manage to score a lot more runs than their actual in-season numbers suggest they should. If we’re using the shorthand, I’m talking about teams who score more runs than their...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto makes amends after run-in with fan

For the second time in a week, Joey Votto's behavior towards a fan came into question. Luckily this time the Cincinnati Reds first baseman tried to repair relations and was successful in doing so. Votto went into the stands to try making a catch with two outs in the top of the seventh of Tuesday's Reds-Cardinals game. Unfortunately Votto was not able to make the grab as he was somewhat...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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