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Scott Schebler settled in, ready to win

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) Scott Schebler needed a year to settle in. Now he's ready to win. A year ago Schebler was new to the Reds and was competing with Adam Duvall, another newcomer, for playing time in left field. "I think the biggest thing is I know people now," Schebler said. "Not knowing anybody here was uncomfortable for me. This year is different. "I really think this...
Via Associated Press
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Signing Anthony DeSclafani long-term would show the Reds have learned from Homer Bailey's extension

Being proactive with their best starter might pay dividends down the road for the Reds. It has become increasingly hard to remember, I know, but there was a once a time when ‘Homer Bailey’ wasn’t the equivalent of a four-letter word in the world of the Cincinnati Reds. Before his litany of arm issues - and before he signed his contract extension - a then 27 year old Bailey...
Via Red Reporter
1 hour ago

Turner looks to make most of opportunity

Reds catcher Stuart Turner had the benefit of already being on the 40-man roster this spring by virtue of his being a Rule 5 Draft selection from the Twins in December.
Via Reds.com
1 hour ago

Williams: Reds have 'optimism for future'

To mark Presidents Day on Monday, MLB.com asked Reds president Dick Williams to convey three main messages to Reds fans going into the 2017 season.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

Reds to go with four-man rotation at closer

How the Reds finish games this season is a question that will not be resolved during Spring Training, and that is by design. Manager Bryan Price isn't looking to have a dedicated closer as the club tries to be more innovative in the mid-to-late innings.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Reds expect to sign Ryan Raburn to compete for backup role

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds expect outfielder Ryan Raburn to pass a physical and sign a minor league deal Sunday, giving them another player to compete for a role off the bench. The 35-year-old Raburn has played for the Tigers, Indians and Rockies. Last season with Colorado, he batted .220 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 113 games. He started 44 games in left field...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds links - Spring Training officially begins

Friday links! Position players officially reported to Goodyear, AZ on Thursday, marking the return of the Cincinnati Reds to The Land of the Endless Strip Mall for Spring Training. The World Baseball Classic will throw a minor wrench into the usual happenings for a bit. If anything, though, that gives us an extra week of baseball watching in February that otherwise would’ve been...
Via Red Reporter
3 days ago

JPEG of the Year: Match 13

Rerss Ehrlenderf vs Joey the Heel Mercifully, Ross Ohlendorf is not with the Reds any longer. It's not like he was Alfredo Simon bad, but Lord have mercy. Joey the Heel is one of my favorite developments in baseball in recent years, so I'm kinda happy that y'all like particular picture of him. vs Poll My wish is that this can you find your path through the universe. I wonder...
Via Red Reporter
3 days ago

Scott Feldman skipping WBC, focusing on Reds rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Scott Feldman won't compete in the World Baseball Classic for Israel, choosing instead to get ready to fill a spot in the Cincinnati Reds' rotation. Feldman said Tuesday that he has turned down the opportunity to pitch in the WBC. The Reds signed him on Jan. 26 to fill the spot that opened when they traded Dan Straily -- their top starter last season -- to...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Effectively Wild Episode 1019: Season Preview Series: Red Sox and Reds

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan preview the Red Sox’ 2017 season with Alex Speier of the The Boston Globe and the Reds’ 2017 season with Zach Buchanan of the The Cincinnati Enquirer. Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Red’s Song"Audio interstitial: Neko Case, "Red Tide"Audio outro: Neil Young, "Red Sun" Link to Alex’s article about Boston’s pitching-optimization planLink to...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Homer Bailey undergoes surgery for bone spurs, out 4-6 weeks

According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Buchanan also adds the ten-year veteran will miss between four and six weeks and will most likely start the season on the disabled list.The 30-year-old recently complained during the offseason he was experiencing discomfort...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily trade’s impact for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds will go into the 2017 season without one of last seasons most notable pitchers. In a deal that leaves an interesting impact on the Reds pitching staff. On Thursday the Cincinnati Reds traded Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Straily the Reds get three Marlins minor league prospects. The 2016 season was Dan Straily’s breakout season in the majors...
Via isportsweb.com
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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