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Cardinals clinch the Central division title thanks to Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto is not a swine. He's the type of weasel who will attack a man from behind, kick him in the head with metal-spiked feet, and end his career. No, Cueto is not a swine because he has no spine. He's more akin to some sort of invertebrate, slithering in the gutter, waiting to attack. After what Cueto did to Jason LaRue, it was an uncomfortable practice to shift to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds can't stay with the status quo anymore

CINCINNATI (AP) After their offense went flat in the closing weeks of the 2013 season that ended with a wild card loss in Pittsburgh, the Reds decided they had to change. No, not the players. The batting coach. And the manager. They fired Dusty Baker after a third playoff appearance in four seasons - their best stretch of success since the days of the Big Red Machine - and figured...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds can't afford to keep Cueto and Latos

In a season that was more sourness than light, there was everything to be said for a big crowd on the last day to nowhere. The Reds were never about playing out the string, even though the ball had long since unwound. Players like Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman had a lot to do with that. It was interesting listening to Cueto and Chapman through interpreter Tomas Vera after Sunday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Cincinnati Reds RHP Daniel Wright

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Daniel Wright out of Arkansas State in the 10th round of the 2013 draft. He went to Billings that season and posted a 5.91 ERA in 42.2 innings that all came from the bullpen. Despite the ugly ERA his peripherals were strong as he walked just five batters and he struck out 43 batters. He flashed a good breaking ball during the season and showed a good change...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Reds after forgettable season?

Well, we can finally close the book on the 2014 regular season for the Cincinnati Reds. It goes without saying, but this campaign has to go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory.Hopes were high entering spring training as the club returned many of the same roster pieces that led to playoff berths in the two seasons prior. The main change consisted of a shakeup in...
Via Redlegs Review
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jocketty’s dream of doing nothing is alive and well

The Cincinnati Reds announced the extension of General Manager Walt Jocketty’s contract for at least next season yesterday. Many are wondering how someone who hasn’t done anything that improved the club in almost two years could have been renewed so easily. Thankfully, a mole inside the club leaked us the following transcript of an interview between Jocketty, CEO Bob Castellini...
Via Red Hot Mama
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raisel Iglesias to work out of the bullpen in 2015?

John Fay had an article up yesterday over at the Enquirer about Bryan Price and Walt Jocketty coming back for next season.While the article talks about those two remaining and roster changes coming, tucked away at the very bottom of the article is this: The Reds are counting on Raisel Iglesias, who they signed to seven-year, $30 million contract in June, for bullpen help in 2015...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: First Base

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. Like the first article in this series, it seems like first base is also locked up for the long run. Joey Votto is locked up for the foreseeable future. The odds that anyone in the system winds up playing first for the Cincinnati Reds for any real amount of time is rather small with Joey Votto being in the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Billy Hamilton exits with concussion

Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton robbed Ryan Braun of a home run on Wednesday night, but it came at a price. C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Hamilton hit his head on the padding at the top of the fence in front of the Reds' bullpen when making the spectacular grab in the third inning. The rookie told Rosencrans that it was difficult to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good News and the Bad News for Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price

#455337886 / gettyimages.com Michael Johnson “Look, I’ll tell you this – the only way you can be successful in this game is to be successful,” -Bryan Price- Bad news first; Bryan Price has had a trying year full of injuries to key players, regrettable decisions, puzzling indecisions and a lot of losing. The Reds have loss in every way possible this year… they have experienced...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Mat Latos won't make another start

The Cincinnati Reds enter the final six games of the 2014 season with a disappointing record of 72-84, fourth in the National League Central. They are 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and a respectable 16th in team ERA. One pitcher who is done for the season is right-handed Mat Latos, who has been suffering from a bone bruise in his right elbow.#455041020 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto's return uncertain

The Cincinnati Reds entered Sunday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a record of 71-84, fourth in the National League East. With the Reds out of the playoff picture, there isn't much for the Reds to play for. All eyes are on Joey Votto, who continues to try and return from a quad injury, but his return this season remains uncertain.#455724860 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds strike minor league affiliation deal with Daytona, ends partnership with Bakersfield

After failing to renew their contract with the Bakersfield Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds are set to have a new Advanced-A affiliate come 2015 beyond. And the affiliate will hail from The Sunshine State.The following is a press release sent out by the Reds detailing the new deal:DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have...
Via Redlegs Review
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Cincinnati Reds

The NL Central was supposed to be a three-team race between the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds this year. St. Louis and Pittsburgh fulfilled their expectations, but Cincinnati fell off in a major way. Coming into the season, the Reds were viewed by some as a better club than the Pirates. The team showed what it was capable of at its best, going 18-10 in June and getting as close...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton set to run away with National League Rookie of the Year Award

Nobody is going to outrun Billy Hamilton on the basepaths. And it would seem as though nobody is going to catch him in the National League Rookie of the Year race either.Entering Monday, the switch-hitting outfielder sat in the proverbial driver's seat to become the first Cincinnati Reds player to win the honor since Scott Williamson accomplished the feat in 1999.Although he...
Via Redlegs Review
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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