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The month of September is just around the corner and you know what that means don't you? What I'm referring to isn't the beginning of pigskin season, nor the start of Autumn, but rather the time for MLB rosters to expand from 25-man rosters to 40.
The period marks an exciting time for fans of all clubs as contenders get a shot in the arm from up-and-comers while those out of playoff contention get to see what the future may hold. In his most recent column entitled "10 top prospects I would call up now", ESPN Insider Jim Bowden lists speedy Billy Hamilton as the no. 1 prospect he would call up. Here's what he had to say about the Reds farmhand:
Billy Hamilton, SS
Hamilton broke Vince Coleman’s pro baseball record of 145 stolen bases in a single season last week. He’s got 149 154 and counting between high Class A and Double-A. Despite that, the Reds are leaning away from bringing up Hamilton due to roster and service-time issues. And even if ...
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The Reds kicked some Diamondback butt yesterday afternoon, sweeping the three-game series. They’re the first team to reach 80 wins, and the Nationals and the Rangers, who are tied for the second-most wins in baseball, only have 77.
Mat Latos bounced back nicely, allowing 2 hits and striking out 7 in 7.0 innings of work. And the home run bats suddenly woke up, too. Three...
There has been plenty of news and notes swirling around the first-place Reds this week. Here's my attempt at organizing the chaos into one, central location. Enjoy.
+ The hype surrounding Todd Frazier's NL Rookie of the Year bid seems to be growing. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com published a must-read feature piece on the New Jersey native earlier today. You can check...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker sounds willing to ride out a super funk by center fielder Drew Stubbs. "I hope he comes around soon because it's driving him crazy," Baker said. "You've got to tighten your belt and fight. That's what it's all about." After going 1-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 6-2 win over Arizona, Stubbs is...
DAYTON -- Jeff Ferrell experienced a lifetime memory Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field, home of the low Class A Dayton Dragons, a high even higher than a Rocky Mountain high.
On a 3-and-2 pitch, the 21-year-old righthanded pitcher for the West Michigan Whitecaps struck out Joey Votto, the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player for the Cincinnati Reds.
While he was still on...
The Reds became the first team in the majors to win 80 games this season when they downed Arizona, 6-2, on Wednesday. The win also secured a series sweep and gives the team huge momentum heading into their weekend series in Houston. But first the NL-Central leading club will enjoy a much-deserved and much-needed off day on Thursday.
Here are some notable quotes from the...
The biggest news from yesterday was that the Arizona Fall League rosters were announced. Here are the players that the Reds will be sending:
Drew Hayes – RHP
Curtis Partch – RHP
Didi Gregorius – SS
Billy Hamilton – SS
Donald Lutz – 1B
The official roster also notes that the Reds have two pitchers TBA, so there will be some additions from our guys still. The big news from...
PHOENIX Cincinnati showed the baseball world what it thinks of Wade Miley on Tuesday night. With Gerardo Parra on third base and one out in the first inning, Reds manager Dusty Baker played his infield in, the better to choke off a run at the plate.
With 26 outs remaining.
With Johnny Cueto, his best pitcher and a top NL Cy Young candidate, on the mound. Cueto, who had not...
Chris Heisey has been a valuable outfield reserve for the Reds since his arrival in 2010. Last night he homered twice as the Reds completed a sweep at Arizona and became the first team in MLB to reach 80 wins this season. Mat Latos turned in seven strong innings for his 11th win. Meanwhile the second place Cardinals lost at Pittsburgh to fall eight games behind.
Lots of good things happened in the Reds’ win over the Diamondbacks last night.
Johnny Cueto was the first pitcher to reach 17 wins this … [visit site to read more]
Chris Heisey hit two of Cincinnati's four home runs, including the tying two-run shot in the seventh inning, to rally the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Dioner Navarro's solo shot two batters after Heisey's first blast put Cincinnati ahead, Brandon Phillips added a two-run homer in the eighth and Heisey capped the scoring two outs later...
Yesterday, we rolled out Fielding Dependent Pitching in an effort to provide a more thorough evaluation of pitching and run prevention. Today, I want to talk about how FDP can be used to examine the Cy Young races, and specifically, why it illustrates that Johnny Cueto should be the frontrunner for the NL Cy Young Award.
Let’s just start by looking at the value stats of the top...
Bronson Arroyo pitched six strong innings and homered in the sixth inning for the go-ahead run of the Cincinnati Reds' 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Brandon Phillips added an RBI double for the Reds, who remained six games ahead of St. Louis in the NL Central and gave manager Dusty Baker his 400th win with the club.
Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth...
Louisville 4 Toledo 3Bats (51-86), Last place International League West, 31.5 GB-Tim Gustafson (W 5-5, 5.13) threw 6.2 innings of one-run baseball. Jordan Smith got his 13th save.-CF Denis Phipps was 3-4, with a two-run home run (15), and two runs scored. SS Didi Gregorius added a two-run shot (6) of his own.Pensacola 5 Mississippi 2 (Game 1)-Tony Cingrani struck out six and gave...