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If Cuba opens up, what does it mean for the Reds?

One of the big news items from yesterday, not just in baseball, was that the United States is easing up the embargo on Cuba. Baseball America’s Ben Badler has an article up looking at what some of it all means for Major League Baseball. The actual trade embargo, the thing that would be required to be removed for players to be allowed to come to America/Canada without leaving Cuba...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coming to grips with the recent Reds trades

If you didn’t know, the Cincinnati Reds made two trades last week. In both trades they got rid of a starting pitcher. One of the pitchers the whole fan base loved (Mat Latos) and the other pitcher we liked, but we didn’t cry over the spilled milk (Alfredo Simon). Trades: Cincinnati Reds receive: SS Eugenio Suarez SP Jonathan Crawford (Minors) Detroit Tigers receive: SP Alfredo...
Via The Front Office News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Retrospective: 1990-1994 Drafts

After nearly a month off this series returns as we look back at the drafts from 1990-1994 for the Cincinnati Reds. The series looks back to see how drafts helped shape the Cincinnati Reds of the past and built toward the future. You can see the entire series here. The 1990 Draft The Reds kicked off a new decade with a quality first pick as they selected catcher Dan Wilson seventh...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #179: Devin Mesoraco | C | CIN

Homers, homers, and more homers. That was Devin Mesoraco’s 2014 season in a nutshell. The Reds breakout slugger crushed 25 bombs in just 440 PA and 384 AB, good for rates of one homer every 17.1 PA or 15.4 AB. While the homer total wasn’t elite, the homer rate was. Mesoraco’s 17.6 PA/HR in 2014 was elite  While this chart isn’t very instructive — you knew Mesoraco...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Cincinnati Reds OF Narciso Crook

The Cincinnati Reds have some interesting prospects throughout the system, but one of the more interesting players is Narciso Crook. He was just 18-years-old during the 2014 season and had played at a Junior College the season before and was drafted by the Reds in the 2013 draft. At a young age he more than held his own in the Arizona Rookie League where he hit .255/.313/.423 over...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

County goes DIY route to fix Reds stadium seats

CINCINNATI (AP) Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart. Facing costs as high as $5 million, the county hired a local firm to design new seat molds, found a plastics company to make the backs and bottoms and is paying ex-jail inmates and others about $10 an hour to install...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos’ Wife Finds Out He’s Being Traded On Twitter, Freaks Out

There were plenty of trade rumors about Cincinnati Reds pitchers during this year’s MLB winter meetings, and Dallas Latos didn’t miss a beat. The wife of former Reds starter Mat Latos apparently was watching Twitter diligently Thursday, and she happened to catch the moment her husband was traded to the Miami Marlins. She then frantically live tweeted the whole event. WHO. WHEN...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Reds rotation look like in 2015?

SAN DIEGO -- Now that Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon have been traded, the Reds have openings in their starting rotation. They can also look closer at the prospects of extending the contracts of two other starters who are due to become free agents at the end of next season. Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake are entering the final seasons of their contracts and the Reds would like to keep...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfredo Simon Heads To Detroit After Trade

The Detroit Tigers acquired Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon today, filling the hole left in their rotation after sending Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox in return for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Simon was given his first starting rotation role by the Reds this season, and had a 3.44 ERA over 196 innings. The 33-year-old – who got his first All-Star nomination...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Trade Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon In Deals With Marlins, Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> The Cincinnati Reds have unloaded two starting pitchers. The Reds traded Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins and Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Thursday. Cincinnati has long been considered a potential source of starting pitching given the club’s payroll constraints and the pitchers’ impending free...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers obtain starter Simon in trade with Reds

SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers have obtained pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of young players. Cincinnati got right-hander Johnathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez as part of the deal, announced Thursday on the last day of baseball's winter meetings. Simon, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA last season. Crawford, 23, was a first...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos’ wife Dallas freaks out on Twitter over trade rumors

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos has been at the center of various trade rumors over the past several days, and his wife has not been handling it well. Dallas Latos has been tweeting up a storm this week, openly admitting that she is freaking out and drinking wine in an attempt to deal with trade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds trade Simon to Tigers for 2013 top pick

SAN DIEGO - Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced during the Winter Meetings the acquisitions of 2013 No. 1 draft pick RHP Jonathon Crawford and IF Eugenio Suarez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for RHP Alfredo Simon. "We are excited to be acquiring two players we think will have a positive impact on our organization...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins discussing deal to acquire Mat Latos from Reds

The deal is far from final, but it appears that the Miami Marlins are nearing another trade to bolster their rotation. The club is in talks with the Cincinnati Reds about Mat Latos. at this point, all I can report about #Marlins mystery starter to be acquired today is he's a right-hander 1 yr from free agency. — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 11, 2014 Sources: #Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Willing To Deal Jay Bruce

It has been no secret going into this offseason that the Cincinnati Reds have a large team payroll and are looking to rid themselves of some of the hefty salaries that they have on their hands. Jayson Stark tweeted earlier today that the Reds are willing to trade outfielder Jay Bruce, but it seems a deal will only be done if the Reds are overwhelmed by the offer they receive. Jay...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors: Reds Interested in John Axford

According to Cincinnati Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon, a source told today that the Reds are interested in free agent relief pitcher, John Axford. Axford had a great year in 2011 in which he posted a 1.95 ERA with the Milwaukee Brewers and recorded 46 saves that year as well. Since then, Axford has struggled to find the same success he found in a Brewers uniform in 2011...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Left field bat tops Reds wish list at Winter Meetings

Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings get underway Monday in San Diego. The Reds have some needs to fill, and whether those can be met in the next four days or shortly thereafter, the club is expected to be active while in Southern California. General manager Walt Jocketty's front office staff has undergone some change since the 2014 season ended with the Reds finishing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Preview: Cincinnati Reds

With the Winter Meetings upon us, the speculation for all 30 ball clubs has begun. From the speculation of where Jon Lester will sign to the speculation of whether or not the Boston Red Sox will continue to make moves, fans and general managers alike begin to wonder what the future will look like. The Cincinnati Reds have some big question marks and speculation beginning as the Winter...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto expected to start Spring Training on time

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 this winter to improve the offense in 2015, but a big factor could be the health of first baseman Joey Votto. The good news is that his rehab is going well and is expected to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Reds Have Not Talked Cespedes Deal

According to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have not talked with the Red Sox about a trade for OF Yoenis Cespedes. Fay cites Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty as the source of the report—which essentially shoots down a lot of the TWITTER chatter over the last week that all but "confirmed" a deal that would bring starting pitching back to the Red Sox. Of course a deal involving...
Via FenwayNation
15 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
29 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
November 17, 2014  |  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
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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