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A week ago I thought it was almost a foregone conclusion that the Cincinnati Reds would run away with the division this season. But now, having fallen into 2nd place with the Cardinals charging, the Reds have to approach this year’s trade deadline with ambition. While the core of the roster needs to remain unchanged it is time to make a move that will push Cincinnati into the playoffs, and potentially the World Series.
The big name that has been swirling around the rumors involving the Reds so far this season has been Carlos Quentin. Despite recent injuries, and a slight lack of playing time so far this season, there is no one on the market that would fit Cincinnati’s needs as well as Quentin.
With the exclusion of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, the Reds lineup has been devoid of power hitting that it has become known for. The addition of Quentin would bring in a new power bat and a true clean-up hitter for the Reds, something they desperately need. This could change the lineup completel...
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Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has quickly become one of the hottest names among the minor league circuit this year and the main reason can be summed up in one word: SPEED. Hamilton's knack for swiping bases at an alarming rate has many scouts, coaches, and fans alike anxiously awaiting his arrival to the big show, whenever that may be.
The switch-hitting shortstop is currently...
We've reached the halfway point of the 2012 MLB regular season, or at least darn close to it, and that means it's time to hand out some midseason hardware. Tom Verducci of SportsIllustrated.com weighed in with some of his awards picks earlier this week, and a couple of Reds received some ink.
Heading his list of National League MVP contenders were none other...
Rodriguez is off to a good start in Louisville.
Louisville 7 Indianapolis 5
Bats (32-57), Last place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Chad Reineke struck out seven and gave up three earned runs in five innings. J.J. Hoover (W 2-0, 1.10) got the win with 2.1 scoreless innings. Donnie Joseph picked up the save (4) though he did allow one earned run in his inning.
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Tony La Russa was back on the offensive in his battle with Reds skipper Dusty Baker over the lack of Reds players on the NL All-Star roster, saying he feels "betrayed."
Mike Leake was brilliant after a rough first inning.
Just a couple of days ago, Reds followers were joining in
with the rest of baseball in poking fun at the Dodgers’ inability to muster any
offense. The past two nights, however, the Reds did their best Dodger Blue
impersonation as the offense went missing in action. On Wednesday, the Fourth
of July ended up...
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing two games because of inflammation in his left knee. Votto went 2-for-4. But he ran noticeably slower. "It's not 100 percent," he said. "But I can play. It's good enough to go without causing anymore trouble." After 80 games, anyone who plays as much as Votto is...
Last night Mat Latos went out against Edinson Volquez in an obvious opportunity to evaluate whether the Reds or the Padres got the better of the trade for the two pitchers.
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Mat Latos seems to be fitting in well with the Cincinnati Reds.
Edinson Volquez is finally receiving the support he hoped for from his San Diego Padres teammates.
Coming off consecutive complete games, Latos looks to help the visiting Reds prevent Volquez and the Padres from extending their season-high winning streak to six games Friday night in a matchup of pitchers traded for each...
Bronson Arroyo pitched a three-hitter, and Ryan Hanigan, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart homered to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night.
Arroyo (4-5) threw his first complete game of the season. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters for the Reds' fifth shutout, but the first solo effort by a starting pitcher.
Arroyo allowed singles to...
An unexpected source of offense has the injury-riddled Los Angeles Dodgers gaining momentum.
Mike Leake is looking to put a stop to it and continue his own.
Luis Cruz will try to continue providing a spark for the Dodgers and help them win back-to-back games for the first time in almost a month Wednesday night against Leake and the Cincinnati Reds.
Los Angeles (45-37) has won two...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo pitched a three-hitter, and Ryan Hanigan, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart homered to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night.
Arroyo (4-5) threw his first complete game of the season. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters for the Reds' fifth shutout, but the first solo effort by a starting...
Written by: Andrew WittryThere is no shortage of bad blood in the Cincinnati Reds v. St. Louis Cardinals rivalry. On August 10, 2010, a heated exchange between Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina turned into a bench-clearing scrum between the N.L. Central rivals. Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto ended up getting pinned up against the net behind home...
Despite how well Mat Latos has been pitching with the Reds the off-season trade may go down as one of San Diego’s best if both 1B Yonder Alonso and C Yasmani Grandal stick as regulars to go along with pitchers Edison Volquez and Brad Boxberger. Elsewhere in the system another big month for Tommy Medica in Lake Elsinore and who is Yeison Asencio?