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The Reds have had a great season, and all they have to show for it is looking up at two teams above them in the standings. At least they have a relatively solid grip on that last wild card spot, though that (thankfully) isn't as great of a position as a team would like. Joey Votto is having another MVP-worthy year but will likely be ignored in the voting if the Reds don't win the division. Luckily, an even more deserving player who had been similarly held back by team performance seems like he has the pole position for the award.
The Reds bullpen was a major source of strength last season…this year it would seem it's not the case. The biggest difference has been the abscence of Sean Marshall, who has been battling shoulder problems all year and might not pitch again this s...
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If the season ended today, the Reds would have a spot in the one game playoff for the post season. Any playoff baseball is good, but the Reds want to also make some noise by taking their division.
Currently the Reds are 2 games because the Cardinals and 6 games behind the Pirates. Popular belief is the Pirates will eventually fade, so as the Reds look to put some wins together, they...
I had planned to run this on Monday morning, but I hit the road and forgot to schedule the post to publish. I will have up another scouting notebook later...
CINCINNATI Xavier Paul and Jack Hannahan said all of the right things Sunday. They said all of the right baseball things after the Reds pulled out a 3-2 win against San Diego in 13 innings at Great American Ball Park.
I dont believe for a second they told the whole truth. They werent lying but they couldnt have been telling the whole truth. Not with Saturday night still fresh...
Fresno Grizzlies 4 @ Iowa Cubs 1
Mike Olt went 0-3.
Yoanner Negrin got the start and was pretty decent. He allowed 3 runs in 6 innings, but only 1 run was earned. In any case, he allowed 5 hits and a walk and struck out 7. Marcus Hatley and Zach Rosscup each went one perfect inning (Hatley fanned 2, Rosscup all 3 he faced), and Alberto Cabrera allowed a run in his inning of work...
Former baseball great Pete Rose completely ruined his legacy over gambling, just about the worst thing you could do while being a player in the sport, at least according to the MLB, who never forgive him for his misdeeds. Many things are shunned upon in baseball, steroid use being the most popular, but players are given second chances all the time. Gambling doesn’t have that luxury.
CINCINNATI It is the time of year when scoreboard-watching is about as prevalent as an ornithologist watching birds.And, of course, there is a similarity with Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker because he is bird-watching ever day, watching the progress or lack of progress of the St. Louis Cardinals.But the Cardinals arent the only team Baker follows because, Its no different...
Cubs minor league third baseman Kris Bryant was promoted to High-A Daytona Monday. (Photo Credit: Darrin Oswald/Idaho Statesman)
The Chicago Cubs promoted 2013 first-round draft pick Kris Bryant to High-A Daytona Monday. While the Cubs continue to struggle offensively after losing 2-0 to the Reds in another quality start for Travis Wood Monday night, this news out of the team’s...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 11th inning and J.J. Hoover provided terrific relief work on his 26th birthday, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night.With no outs and the bases loaded, Choo jumped on the first pitch he got from Eduardo Sanchez (0-1) and lined it into the gap in right-center. Ryan Ludwick and Devin...
I’ve received more emails asking about Kyle Hendricks than any other prospect in recent weeks. Everyone seems to be curious about the Cubs’ right-handed pitching prospect who posted a 1.85 ERA in 21 Double-A starts. Due to popular demand, he leads off this edition of the Prospect Stock Watch. Kyle Hendricks, RHP, Chicago Cubs: The […]
The Cincinnati Reds made the World Series in 1961, where they lost to the New York Yankees. It was the first time they made it to the show since winning the World Series in 1940. This was before the development of the Big Red Machine teams of the late 1960s and 1970s. Former NL and AL MVP Frank Robinson was the best offensive player on that team, but one of the better players on...
The Chicago Cubs have promoted third baseman Kris Bryant, their first pick in the June draft, from short-season Class-A Boise to Class-A Daytona. Bryant was batting .354 with four home runs and 16 RBIs at Boise.
Bryant went 5-for-7 with one double, one triple and three RBIs in a doubleheader Sunday against Vancouver.
He leaves Boise with a 15 game hitting streak, During the hitting...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mat Latos threw eight scoreless innings, and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-0 win over All-Star Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Latos, who had been 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA since the All-Star break, allowed six hits and struck out nine for the Reds, who gained a half-game on idle Pittsburgh...
The Cubs minor league affiliates were a perfect 7-0 Monday night and 2013 International prospect Jefferson Mejia made his professional debut in the DSL. There was plenty of news off the field on Monday. Eric Jokisch and Kris Bryant earned MiLB honors, Bryant was promoted to Daytona along with Kane County 1B Dan Vogelbach, and the Cubs announced the signing of 18-year-old RHP Jen-Ho Tseng,
There was more satisfaction Saturday night for the Cubs than just discovering the art of hitting with runners in scoring position.
For Dioner Navarro it was showing he could produce without taking pregame batting practice by whacking a double to score the go-ahead run in a 6-5 comeback win over the Cardinals.
For Darwin Barney and some other teammates there was motivation to beat...