What to make of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton?

In 2013 Billy Hamilton was the consensus as the Cincinnati Reds’ No. 1 prospect. Three years later and disappointment, underachievement, and last place have fans wondering if he should still be in the team’s future. Billy Hamilton was a prized second round pick of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2009 draft. After selecting near-sure-thing in college […] What to make of Cincinnati...
Via Blog Red Machine
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Reed, Reds can't recover after falling behind early

Following two games where they took early leads before seeing the Reds tighten matters, the Cubs scored first and never looked back on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. Three home runs, including an inside-the-park homer by Anthony Rizzo, and plenty of add-on runs kept them trucking for a 9-2 victory over the Reds and a three-game series sweep.
2 hours ago

Jay Bruce Might Finally Get Traded

Jay Bruce‘s tenure with the Reds has reached the kids in the back seat asking “Are we there, yet?” stage. It feels like he should have been traded a while ago, yet here is, again a trade target and again a player Cincinnati can move to help its rebuilding process. The team has a $13 million on Bruce for next year, so they theoretically still control him for another year and...
Via Fangraphs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Anthony Rizzo hits inside-the-park home run off Billy Hamilton’s face

Here’s an absolutely bonkers sequence of events in the world of baseball. In Wednesday’s afternoon matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, Anthony Rizzo hit what appeared to be a routine pop fly to left field. Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton and Adam Duvall both aggressively went for the ball, but got crossed up. Duvall outright missed the ball, and it slid past...
Via The Comeback
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Reds sent JJ Hoover back to minors after rough outing

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds optioned reliever J.J. Hoover to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, a few hours after his latest rough outing set a club record. Hoover gave up five runs, including Javier Baez's grand slam, in the 15th inning of a 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. It was the second grand slam allowed by Hoover this season and his sixth career, a club record. Hoover...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds unable to complete comeback, fall in 15 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) Kris Bryant singled home the tiebreaking run in the 15th inning and the Chicago Cubs used three pitchers in left field while beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Tuesday night in the longest game of the season for both teams.With the Cubs out of position players, relievers Travis Wood and Spencer Patton (1-0) alternated between left field and the mound in the 14th inning...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds take NL’s best team to extras, still lose

The Cincinnati Reds’ oft horrendous pitching was actually good Tuesday night. Yet it still was not good enough as J.J. Hoover faltered once again in a 7-2 15-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs. The Cincinnati Reds have now lost eight of their last 10 games dropping their season record to 29-49 after J.J. Hoover came in […] Cincinnati Reds take NL’s best team to extras, still...
Via Blog Red Machine
19 hours ago

The All-Star case for Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce has been dismal for the Cincinnati Reds over the past two seasons. But that should not prevent him from being a 2016 All-Star … and his numbers suggests he deserves it. The Cincinnati Reds are terrible. At 29-48, they have the second worst record in the National League and with younger players getting […] The All-Star case for Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce - Blog Red...
Via Blog Red Machine
23 hours ago

The Reds’ Pursuit of Historical Ignominy

Last night, Kris Bryant became the first player in Major League history to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game. His offensive barrage was part of a five homer attack by the Cubs — Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo also went yard last night — in their 11-8 win over the Reds. But while Bryant’s game was indeed spectacular, we also shouldn’t be too surprised that...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant is first player to ever hit 3 HRs, 2 doubles in a game

This just in: Kris Bryant is good. Bryant won the 2015 NL Rookie of the Year, and is taking things to another level in his second big-league season with the Chicago Cubs. On Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark, Bryant went 5-for-5 at the dish, with three homers, and two doubles. Get this: No one else in major-league history has ever hit three homers...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hard Week for Reds Top Pitching Prospects

Major League Baseball’s learning curve differs for every player. Some players require years of polishing in the minor leagues while some players, like Mike Leake, never throw a minor league pitch before making their MLB debut. It varies. The Cincinnati Reds currently have their top pitching prospects log-jammed at the top of the system. Cody Reed, Robert Stephenson and Amir Garrett...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Report: Dodgers have discussed trading for Jay Bruce

The Los Angeles Dodgers have serious questions in their outfield and are contemplating a trade for Jay Bruce, according to a report. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Sunday that the Dodgers are looking at the Reds outfielder as a potential acquisition to bolster their lineup. Sources: #Reds’ Bruce a consideration for #Dodgers. Ethier’s return uncertain; Pederson only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Examining Adam Duvall’s breakout season

Going into the 2016 season, Adam Duvall of the Cincinnati Reds was viewed as nothing more than a platoon player who would share the left field duties with Scott Schebler. Duvall quickly changed that perception of himself, as he wound up winning the job outright by late April, proving he could hit both lefties and righties with equal effectiveness. Now that he’s been given the opportunity...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds reinstate right-handed reliever Lorenzen from 60-day DL

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have reinstated right-hander Michael Lorenzen from the 60-day disabled list. Cincinnati made the move before Wednesday's game at Texas. Right-hander Alfredo Simon was put on the 15-day DL with a muscle strain, a move retroactive to June 16. Lorenzen made four scoreless relief appearances while on a rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds’ Eugenio Suarez has no idea he fielded a groundball

In the second inning of the Rangers-Reds game on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas’ Adrian Beltre hit a groundball to the left side that took a funny hop. Cincinnati third baseman Eugenio Suarez still was able to stay with the hop and field the ball… but he had no clue that the ball was in his glove. It resulted in a pretty embarrassing moment for Suarez,...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds possible All-Stars: Duvall and Bruce

If you are a Cincinnati Reds fan, remove the brown bag of shame, since the Reds are aiming to send Adam Duvall and Jay Bruce to San Diego. Both outfielders are the bright stars, within the dark midnight sky, which currently overshadows the Reds 2016 season. Following Sunday’s shutout loss in Houston, Cincinnati has lost 4-of-5 games, and travels to Texas with a 27-43 record. However...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Reds’ Cody Reed Before His Debut

When Cody Reed takes the mound on Saturday he’ll likely be wearing the same pair of rec specs he’s worn since his sophomore year of high school. Reed donned the glasses after he had a hard time picking up signs from his catcher — especially during night games — as a freshman and has continued to wear them as a pro. Though, when Reed is pitching well, it’s opposing hitters...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Cody Reed to make MLB debut Saturday

The Cincinnati Reds announced yesterday that left-hander Cody Reed will make his highly-anticipated Major League debut on Saturday against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Reed, the Reds’ No. 2 prospect and No. 34 overall per Baseball America, will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to replace Daniel Wright in the rotation for the foreseeable future. In 11 starts with...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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