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Baseball Prospectus Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects

Earlier this week we saw the Fangraphs version of the Cincinnati Reds Top 20+ prospects. Today we get the Baseball Prospectus version of their Top 10 Reds prospects. Earlier this fall the head prospect writer and evaluator at Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks, was hired by the Chicago Cubs, and left the site. This is my first chance to get a good look at the type of information and...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Cincinnati Reds shortstop Carlton Daal

As a part of the subscription side of the site I will be including some of the scouting reports from the 2015 Prospect Guide over the winter and leading up to the season. Today is the first of that series and will be looking at the #19 prospect in the Reds system, Carlton Daal. To continue reading this article you will be to be a subscriber to the website's premium content. ...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres among teams interested in Jay Bruce

Getty Images The Reds are looking to trim their payroll and while many have assumed that the team would trade away one of their starting pitchers another option to be moved is Jay Bruce. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Reds have had offers for Bruce but cautions that the team simply is listening to offers rather than soliciting them. The Reds had a payroll of $114...
Via Tireball.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds engaged in trade talks involving Jay Bruce

The Cincinnati Reds started the offseason by apparently offering four of their starters, those being Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon who will be free agents next season. However, they are now “engaging in preliminary discussions” on a deal involving right fielder Jay Bruce, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Bruce is owed $12 million in 2015 and...
Via On-Base Talk
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Reds look for help in the Rule 5 draft?

We’ve covered the players that the Cincinnati Reds will need to protect from the system to keep them from being drafted in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. What we haven’t discussed is if the Reds should consider drafting someone to help their team for the 2015 season. Well, this afternoon we are going to talk about that. The Reds have several weaknesses on their team...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos 2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On December 8, Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, we’ll officially begin our Top 200 Countdown. (We would start on Day 1, but that’s a Sunday and, well, I’ll be watching football.) As the Countdown progresses we’ll receive comments on many of the posts. The comments typically take one of a few different forms: “Great analysis!” (Note: Thanks in advance!) “I mostly agree...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Reds Prospects by Projected WAR

This morning, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Cincinnati Reds. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Cincinnati’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Reds system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto "doing great" in offseason rehab

The Cincinnati Reds struggled to a 76-86 record this past season in large part to an offense that was 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking ahead, the Reds may look to free agency or trades to improve the offense in 2015, but a big factor could be the health of first baseman Joey Votto. The good news is that he appears to be doing great in his rehab this off season from...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Walt Jocketty on Votto's rehab, 'doing great'

Joey Votto missed the majority of the season last year with a distal strain of the quadriceps near his left knee, and during an off-season where the Reds may look elsewhere for more offense, getting Votto back healthy for next season wouldn't hurt. According to Mark Sheldon at mlb.com, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Votto is 'doing great' in his rehab. "Joey is doing great...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto runner-up in NL Cy Young

Johnny Cueto was as good as it got this past season for the Reds but despite becoming the franchise's first 20-game winner since 1988 he still finished as runner-up to Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers in balloting for the National League Cy Young award. The award, based solely on regular season stats, was announced Wednesday night. Kershaw was a unanimous winner, collecting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds willing to trade Latos, Leake

The 2014 Major League Baseball offseason has begun in earnest and there are already some crazy rumors flying around. On Monday night reports began to surface that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to make some big-time moves that would reshape their team completely. Jeff Passan is reporting that the Reds are willing to discuss trades for both Mat Latos and Mike Leake. The Reds...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Reds willing to discuss trades for Mat Latos and Mike Leake

Free agency is certainly starting to heat up, just recently Jeff Passan of Yahoo sports reported that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to discuss trades for Mat Latos, and Mike Leake.Lotta talk about Reds SP, and other execs say it's legit: They're willing to discuss Mike Leake and Mat Latos. Johnny Cueto unlikely to go.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 11, 2014Cincinnati...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds announce new 3B coach

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today named Jim Riggleman third base coach for the Major League team. Riggleman, 62, joined the organization's player development department in 2012 as manager of the new Class AA affiliate in Pensacola, then in 2013 and 2014 served as manager at Class AAA Louisville. He has been a manager, coach or instructor at the professional level since...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is A Cespedes For Cueto Deal On The Horizon?

Cueto (L), Cespedes (R)Dave Cameron of the authoritative FanGraphs.com website suggests an interesting—and mutually beneficial—deal between the Red Sox and Reds. Both Yoenis Cespedes and Johnny Cueto will become free agents after this season—at similar $10.5 million salaries in 2015. Great American Ballpark is perfect for right-handed power hitters like Cespedes, Cueto is a...
Via FenwayNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

My Five Favorite 2014 Aroldis Chapman Facts

I noted in my FanGraphs Player of the Year voting explanation that I very badly wanted to find a place for Aroldis Chapman. Ultimately I couldn’t do it, not with Chapman being a reliever and with other guys not being relievers, but I wanted to give Chapman some support for a season that was almost […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bought Rolex for former catcher Brayan Pena

Brayan Pena, who spent the 2014 season with the Cincinnati Reds, was one of the Detroit Tigers’ catchers last year during Max Scherzer’s 21-3 Cy Young Award-winning season. One year later, Pena has been rewarded for the role he played. On Monday, Pena received an engraved Rolex watch in the mail. He told The Detroit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

The Cincinnati Reds were a very interesting team this year. Finishing with their worst record since 2008, the team failed to make the playoffs after reaching the dance in three of the last four seasons. Looking to rebound from a down year, you have to wonder if the Reds would consider shaking things up. It could start with Jay Bruce. Heading into 2015, there really isn’t much that...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Reds after forgettable season?

Well, we can finally close the book on the 2014 regular season for the Cincinnati Reds. It goes without saying, but this campaign has to go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory.Hopes were high entering spring training as the club returned many of the same roster pieces that led to playoff berths in the two seasons prior. The main change consisted of a shakeup in...
Via Redlegs Review
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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