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Reds' Bourgeois uses anonymity as motivation

Jason Bourgeois' named showed up as "unknown" on the Citi Field scoreboard over the weekend and the outfielder is using the slip-up as motivation for the future. "Of course, the fans in New York will let you know about it," Bourgeois told Reds.com. "I'll make a name for myself. I love that stuff. It keeps me motivated." (h/t Reds.com)
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Goes Klepto on the Base Paths Against Minnesota

Billy Hamilton is pretty darn fast. So fast that if the man is able to get on base he is a definite threat to make it home. What makes him an even bigger threat than most though is that he can do it without anyone else getting a hit. Yes, the man is that good at stealing bases.He proved it once again Monday night by snagging four bags against the Minnesota Twins.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Billy Hamilton the next great base stealer?

Some say Billy Hamilton may be the Road Runner. No matter what you do, he can just outrun the baseball. In his most recent game, he hit a new mark in stolen bases, reaching 40 on the year and we are not even halfway through the season. Hamilton is only getting better and as the stolen bases leader this year, the question deserves to be asked if he will be the next great base stealer...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds outslug Twins, 11-7

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight runs...
Via Fox Sports North
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds get up by 8 runs, hold on for 11-7 win over Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Pelfrey gave up eight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Midseason Minor League All-Star Team

We are just past the midseason point of the minor league season. The first half is over for Dayton, Daytona and Pensacola and they’ve begun their second halves (in these leagues there are 1st half and 2nd half champions that claim playoff spots). Louisville has played 77 games out of their 144 game schedule. Today seemed like a good time to look back and see which players stood...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Frazier gains major ground in All-Star voting

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is making a strong charge late in voting for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. Frazier has moved to within 62,980 votes of the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter for the starting third base spot. In just a couple of weeks, Frazier has come a long way. With 25 home runs and 23 RBI, top five in both of those categories, Frazier is one of the National...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Raisel Iglesias to begin rehab stint in Triple-A Louisville

The Cincinnati Reds will send right handed pitcher Raisel Iglesias on a rehab assignment on Tuesday. He will join the Louisville Bats, who open a home stand tonight. The weather doesn’t look too good at the moment though with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon and evening for Tuesday with an 80% chance of rain. The chances are even higher for Wednesday. Maybe things will...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Johnny Cueto edition

Just a month away from the trade deadline, teams are narrowing down their list of players to make a run for. Sadly for Cincinnati Reds’ fans, Johnny Cueto is one of, if not the most, mentioned names in these talks. Since Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, it has been said that the Reds could not afford to resign Cueto due to the large sum of money owed to Joey Votto, Brandon...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Citi Field scoreboard clueless about Reds player’s name

During Sunday’s Reds-Mets game, an odd thing happened when Jason Bourgeois pinch hit for Cincinnati. The scoreboard at Citi Field read “unknown” instead of his name. Well, that’s embarrassing. The scoreboard eventually switched from “unknown” to “Bourgeois”. There was likely some confusion because of the fact that Sunday was the first game of the year for Bourgeois...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds option Chris Dominguez to Triple-A Louisville

The Cincinnati Reds have optioned utility man Chris Dominguez to Triple-A Louisville. Jason Bourgeois came off of the disabled list, and since he is out of options he must remain with the big league club. Bourgeois also fills out the backup center fielder role left when Kristopher Negron was optioned earlier in the week. After going 0-3 with three strikeouts in his first call up...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Frazier and Arenado vying for 2015 All Star game honors

Todd Frazier and Nolan Arenado are leading primaries for the National League’s starting third base honors in the 2015 All Star game. It’s a two-man race and no one else is remotely in the vicinity. It could be that way for a couple years with both guys under 30. Frazier, 29, is playing his fifth big league season and has nearly eclipsed home run and doubles totals from 2014...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aggression Isn’t the Reason for Joey Votto’s Resurgence

Joey Votto is a passive hitter. Over the last five seasons, he’s swung at around 40% of the pitches that have been thrown in his general direction. During that same span, the average hitter swung at 45-46% of pitches he faced. Over 2,500 pitches, that’s a difference of about 125 swings, or something like 0.77 […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips takes strike while rubbing his eyes (Video)

Brandon Phillips took a strike while rubbing his eyes as he stepped out of the batter's box during his eighth inning at-bat in Thursday's Cincinnati Reds game at Pittsburgh. Phillips called for time after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson had already began his delivery. The umpire did not grant the timeout, but Phillips stepped out so he could clear his eyes. The pitch was thrown right...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto to rejoin Reds rotation Friday

The Reds will get a big boost Friday when ace Johnny Cueto returns to the mound. Cueto, who will be pitching on eight days rest, feels reasted and ready to go after dealing with elbow stiffness. "Everything is on schedule. I'm hoping that there is some noticeable difference when he gets to his pregame," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "When he's in competition, there really haven...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Reds' Chapman shares photos of newborn

Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman has been away from the team on paternity leave, but it appears his baby has been born. Chapman shared the news with the world via a couple photos on Instagram. Have a look: Photo Credit: Rob Leiter MLB Photos via Getty Images
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati Reds has start pushed back once again

The injuries and issues continue to pile up for the Cincinnati Reds.  For the second time in several weeks Reds’ starter Johnny Cueto has had his start pushed back.  The issue is once again the same: elbow soreness. Apparently the Reds simply wanted to give Cueto some extra days off as a precautionary measure.  This has to be a brow raising event for potential suitors of Cueto...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling the Reds on Selling

​ Since 2003, the MLB All-Star Game has been used to determine home-field advantage for the World Series. The only problem is no team knows which league member will be the beneficiary of this edge. With each club guaranteed a representative in the ASG, unlike the old days when managers could stuff the roster, the game has become an important marketing opportunity, a chance...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New evidence shows Pete Rose bet as a player on the Cincinnati Reds

Pete Rose is in a very unique situation. He holds many of baseballs records, won three World Series titles, an MVP award and yet he is not in baseball’s Hall of Fame. He of course is most known for breaking Ty Cobb’s record of most hits in a career, a number that no one ever thought would be topped. Rose, or “Charlie Hustle” was banned from baseball permanently in 1989 when...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: 2015 Edition

We’re nearing the middle of the season, which means that the July 31 trade deadline is slowly approaching. Each year at this time, MLB teams send their scouts to watch the top players that are said to be “on the block”. This year is no different. The Cincinnati Reds are not known as a big trade deadline team, however, they are the center of attention this year. The Reds sit...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier Plays the Hero in Cincinnati Reds Win

CINCINNATI, OH – JUNE 17: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a game winning grand slam home run against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) While other Reds players did some of the work, it was Todd Frazier who did the heavy lifting. Frazier finished the day 2-6 with two homeruns and...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Era Releases All-Star Game Caps Inspired By 19th Century (Photos)

This year’s MLB All-Star Game caps are taking it back to the ’60s. The 1860s, that is. New Era released photos Wednesday of the caps that this year’s All-Stars will wear at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The design is inspired by the pillbox hats of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, as well as the Reds’ mascot. “Over a century ago, Cincinnati’s Baseball Club, known...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Reds shouldn’t be sellers at the trade deadline

The 2015 season figured to be a struggle for the Cincinnati Reds, if for no other reason than the competition within the NL Central. The Cardinals and Pirates both projected to be playoff teams, while the Cubs appeared to be an up-and-comer in the division. Meanwhile, the Reds were coming off a 76-win season, had an aging roster and did little to improve during the offseason. Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto is back, and he’s still amazing

There is a subset of Cincinnati Reds fans, of which I’m told includes their announcers, that criticizes Joey Votto for not being aggressive enough. Joey Votto who was worth over 25 WAR from 2010-2013 (2014 was injury shortened). The narrative is that Joey Votto doesn’t swing enough and when he’s more aggressive at the plate he’s a better player. He’s having a great...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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