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+ If you had to take a straw poll about who the MVP of this Reds squad is through the first six weeks of the season, Shin-Soo Choo would have to be at the top of the list. The 30-year-old has been all that and a bag of chips since joining the organization. Anna McDonald has a nice little piece on him over at ESPN.com that I recommend for you all to read.
+ Johnny Cueto is making progress. He threw a 25-pitch bullpen session before Monday's game against the Braves. He still needs one more injury-free session before he can make a rehab start, writes C. Trent Rosecrans. Cueto has been on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle since mid-April.
+ The Mat Latos trade promises to be one which is reviewed constantly while he is playing for the Reds. After all, Cincinnati did give up four pretty solid players to acquire the right-hander. MLBTR.com recently provided a nice overview of how the deal has panned out so far for both the Padres and Reds. I think it is a relatively f...
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In case you went to bed early Tuesday night, and neglected to watch the Reds-Braves game until the final out, you missed one heck of a finish at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati essentially snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after overcoming a deficit against arguably the best closer in baseball in Craig Kimbrel. The Reds trailed...
THE FRIENDLY SKIES
Us commoners are lucky to get a tiny bag of peanuts or a package containing three Lorna Doone cookies on a cross-country flight. And compared to us laypeople, Major League Baseball players are kings when it comes to the grub options they have in their fancy schmancy planes. On Sunday, Dallas Latos (@DallasLatos), the wife of Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos, tweeted a picture of...
Video: Inside Teddy Kremer's magical day
One of the best baseball moments of the season was delivered to us by Reds honorary bat boy Ted Kremer, a lifelong fan who has Down syndrome, and third basemen Todd Frazier.
On April 18, per the request of Ted, Frazier blasted a two-run homer in Cincinnati's route of the Marlins at Great American Ball Park. Frazier...
It's always been a safe bet that air travel is a more enjoyable experience for professional athletes than it is for the rest of us working stiffs, and on Sunday night, Dallas Latos, the wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos, confirmed it for the remaining doubters.
Latos, riding on the Reds' charter flight home following the team's weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs...
Mexoraco’s home run was just barely over the wall, which is just fine with these front-row fans. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)Last game
Reds win 5-4. It took back-to-back home runs from Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo, but it was all awesomeness. Read the game wrap here.
It’s the rubber match this afternoon. The Reds have won all of their home series so far this year, so...
Taking a look at what has possibly been the reasoning behind the struggles of Billy Hamilton in 2013.
Billy Hamilton is one of the most intriguing prospects in baseball. In a game where home runs are king, Hamilton’s speed still excites the imagination in a Pete ‘Wheelie’ Wheeler way. Drafted in the second round in 2009, Hamilton stole our hearts. Then he stole 103 bases in 2011; and then a minor league record 155 last season. Yet his speed isn’t enough to keep him from...
CINCINNATI Dusty Baker calls it part of the perils and dangers of the game because, in reality, the pitcher is a target for any good hitter.
Baker was talking about the possibilities of a pitcher getting hit with a line drive, a subject brought to the forefront Tuesday when Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ was wheeled off the field after Tampa Bays Desmond Jennings lined one off Happs...
CINCINNATI Dusty Baker learned a lesson a long time while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He learned it from a pretty good source.
I was told a long time ago dont start looking at your accolades, said the Reds manager. Dont look until youre through.
Baker got the advice from Sadaharu Oh, the man who has hit more home runs than any other professional player on the planet....
Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit two-out homers in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Mesoraco connected for his first career pinch-hit homer off Craig Kimbrel (0-1), who blew a save for the second time in five days. Kimbrel went to a full count on Mesoraco before the catcher homered into the first...
CINCINNATI Donald Lutz arrived in the major leagues last Monday, but he really arrived nearly a week later, a windy Sunday afternoon in Wrigley Field where he was patrolling left field with about a dozen sea gulls.After going 0 for 6 after his call-up from Class AA Pensacola, Lutz banged his first major-league hit, drove in his first major-league run and stole his first major-league...
The Cubs and Reds game wasn’t pretty on Sunday, and the below pretty much sums up the entire series so far. Reds’ players Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips collided in the outfield as they both went after an Alfonso Soriano pop fly and Choo got the worst of it as the deflected ball hit him squarely in the face. Two runs scored on the play top bring the Cubs just down 4...
The former hockey player from Friedberg, Germany, sits in the visiting dugout at Wrigley Field and looks out onto one of the most famous lawns in America.
Donald Lutz, his chin burrowed in a grey Cincinnati Reds hoodie to ward off the damp cold one recent afternoon, is asked what it means that he's here, steps away from where Babe Ruth called his shot.
Andrelton Simmons spent an unexpected day off making an adjustment to his swing.
So far, it's working, and that's partly why the Atlanta Braves are trying to win a road series with the Cincinnati Reds for the first time in over four years Tuesday night.
Simmons is known for his impressive fielding at shortstop -- he's yet to make an error in 126 chances this season -...
Win probability said the Reds had a 4.3 percent chance of winning when Devin Mesoraco stepped to the plate against Craig Kimbrel. There were two outs and nobody on base. Win probability obviously didn’t know Craig Kimbrel was pitching.
According to Tom Tango’s run frequency calculator, given Kimbrel’s career .154/.240/.208 line against, a run is expected to score off Kimbrel...