Found August 31, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
Heading into the 2013 season Billy Hamilton was ranked as the 20th best prospect in the game, according to Baseball America. Fantasy leaguers toyed with the idea of drafting the stolen base maven, convincing themselves that the Reds were ready to give the 22 year old an extended look – perhaps even moving him to the outfield (where he has played this year) to find him regular playing time. Well, that didn’t happen, and Hamilton has spent the season in the minors. That is about to change though as Reds’ Beat Writer John Fay has reported via Twitter that Cincinnati will give Hamilton the call on Monday. This year, in his first season of AAA ball, Hamilton is batting .256 with a .308 OBP and a .344 slugging percentage – all career lows as he has struggled to adjust to the quality of competition. With that said, he’s still stealing bags like nobody’s business. His 75 swipes (in only 90 attempts) rank first in the International League by a wide margin – nearly double the 39 from Nationals’ prospect Jeff Kobernus...

Civil rights organization upset with way Reds handled Brandon Phillips tirade

Although Brandon Phillips and beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans have apparently made amends, one civil rights organization is still upset with Phillips, manager Dusty Baker, and the team over the incident, which involved Phillips unleashing a profanity-laced and personal verbal attack on Rosecrans before Wednesday's game. The National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance...

Reds were reportedly interested in signing Edinson Volquez

Volquez said he chose #Dodgers over #Reds, #BlueJays, #Orioles, #Phillies and "a couple more." Said he's willing to start or relieve. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 30, 2013 There was a time in Cincinnati when many thought Edinson Volquez was going to be a star for years to come. This optimism was justified in 2008 when the right-hander posted a 17-6 record...

Reds to offer fans one dollar hot dogs in celebration of attendance

What's better than watching a Reds game at Great American Ball Park? Watching a Reds game at Great American Ball Park while enjoying a hot dog that you only paid one dollar for. That's what. The Reds have announced they will hold a "Dollar Hot Dog Night" in celebration of record-setting fan support. The event will take place next Thursday (Sept. 5) during...

The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton by Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

As the calendar flips to September and the rosters expand, the Reds bring up an outfielder with game-changing speed and the steals to prove it.

Pete Rose and rest of 'Great Eight' to reunite for Joe Morgan weekend

Circle your calendar for next weekend, folks. The key cogs from the Big Red Machine era are set to get together in Cincinnati to pay homage to Joe Morgan's statue dedication.Here is a press release from the Reds... The starting eight members of the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship teams will reunite Sept. 6 and 7 as part of Joe Morgan Weekend. This is...

On this date in Reds history: September 1

Both accounts are derived from Redleg Journal: September 1st, 1954 - In a pre-game stunt, Reds GM Gabe Paul offers $25 to each Reds and Giants catcher who would attempt to catch balls dropped 575 feet from an Army helicopter hovering high above Crosley Field. An additional $100 would be awarded to the willing participant for each ball caught. Only the Giants' Hobie Landrith and...

Phillips, Reynolds lead Reds past Rockies 8-3

Brandon Phillips tripled, homered and doubled in his first three at-bats, Greg Reynolds beat his former team for his first major league win in two years, and the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-3 on Saturday night. Phillips scored three times, drove in two runs and just missed becoming the first Reds player to hit for the cycle since Eric Davis did it against the...

Arroyo hit hard in Reds' 9-6 loss to Rockies

Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo managed to minimize the damage in the first inning, always a good sign considering his dismal history in Coors Field. However, he gave up a three-run homer to Todd Helton in the fourth, part of a barrage of six straight hits Arroyo allowed at the outset of Colorado's five-run inning that he didn't finish. The Rockies beat the Reds...

Rogers stymies Clippers in 2-1 loss

COLUMBUS, OH- The last time Bats' starter Chad Rogers faced the Columbus Clippers, he allowed six runs. This time, a seemingly different Chad Rogers toed the rubber and shut down the Clippers in a 2-1 win for the Louisville Bats. In the aforementioned matchup with Columbus earlier this month, Rogers was shelled by the Clippers. Allowing six runs on six hits in 5.1 innings,...

Minor League Game Review – 8/29/13

Neftali Soto had two hits in a Louisville Bats win on Thursday night.

Nicasio hit hard early, Rockies lose to Reds 8-3

Reds 8, Rockies 3. With AP Photos. Juan Nicasio was in trouble right away. He issued a four-pitch walk to Shin-Soo Choo and served up a triple to Brandon Phillips to start a 25-pitch first inning. The right-hander was gone before he could get out of the fifth. ''I don't think he got loose,'' Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. ''He used the first inning...
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