REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Votto maintains hot hitting at Miller Park

Joey Votto could not explain why Miller Park has become a hitting home away from home and didn't seem to be all that concerned that he has routinely tormented the Brewers.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

Brewers can't build on Santana's homer in loss to Reds

MILWAUKEE -- Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Continuing his dominance of the Brewers this season, Straily (14-8) allowed just one run on five hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts against...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Straily, Votto's HR lead Reds past Brewers

Dan Straily has been the Reds' best starter all season long, and he pitched to form against the Brewers on Saturday night.
Via Reds.com
9 hours ago

Cingrani's struggles vs. first batter continue

It's paramount for relievers to enter games throwing strikes, but that's been elusive more often than not for Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani, especially as of late.
Via Reds.com
12 hours ago

Brandon Phillips On Future

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips took advantage of his no-trade clause last winter to block a deal to the Nationals. If the Reds attempt to move Phillips again during the upcoming offseason, the 35-year-old isn’t sure which approach he’ll take. “That one thing that’s not really on my mind. I’m just trying to finish the season strong and whatever happens, happens. I...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds refuse low end veterans a pitcher’s chance

With the major league staff in disarray three pitchers deserved a September look with the Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Reds have had a bad pitching season.  They are searching high and low for pitchers to start and relieve to end the season.  Yet, they didn’t bother to look to Louisville for some help. The Reds’ […] Cincinnati Reds refuse low end veterans a pitcher’s...
Via Blog Red Machine
20 hours ago

Column: Reds must find room for future

Several notable Reds prospects weren’t called up this September, and the reason was playing time. Middle-infielder Dilson Herrera, baseball’s No. 46 prospect Amir Garrett and No. 56 prospect Jesse Winker have all ended their seasons prematurely. “Playing time goes into it,” said Cincinnati Reds General Manager Dick Williams to The Cincinnati Enquirer’s C. Trent Rosencrans...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ballpark doesn’t actually play like a minor league field

The Cincinnati Reds are giving up and hitting home runs at an historical rate. The Cincinnati Reds just set a new record for home runs allowed in a season.  Their top three starting pitchers are all among the leaders in home runs allowed in the second half of the season.  It turns out that GABP […] Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ballpark doesn’t actually play like a minor...
Via Blog Red Machine
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds begin the task of trading Brandon Phillips

The Cincinnati Reds can’t get caught off guard this off-season when trying to move Brandon Phillips. The Cincinnati Reds have three legitimate options for their everyday second baseman and none of them are named Brandon Phillips.  Last off-season the Reds tried to trade Phillips twice, but he blocked the deal.  Now the Reds need to […] Cincinnati Reds begin the task of trading...
Via Blog Red Machine
1 day ago

Joey Votto Is Playing With His Food

Hi! You read FanGraphs, so you probably like Joey Votto. As such, you’re probably aware that, two seasons in a row, now, Votto has gone crazy in the second half. Last year, he boosted his game by increasing his hits, his power, and his walks. He ran a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. This year, Votto is again running a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. Once...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Hamilton, Reed on disabled list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds placed center fielder Billy Hamilton and left-handed pitcher on the 15-day disabled list. Both moves are retroactive to Sept. 5, leaving both players eligible to be activated on September 20. Hamilton hasn't played since Sept. 4 because of a strained left oblique. Reed hasn't pitched since Aug. 29 for Triple-A Louisville because of low back spasms.
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This the Anthony DeSclafani Breakout We Expected?

Last September, a starting pitcher emerged who would go on to be one of the more popular under-the-radar “breakout” picks of the winter. Acquired from Miami in the Mat Latos trade, Anthony DeSclafani was a 24-year-old with middling results across his 31 starts last year, including a 4.05 ERA and a 12.2-point strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K-BB%). The results on their...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto’s big birthday breakout

Many of us celebrate our birthday by blowing out the candles. However, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto does it another way. And, the Reds are benefiting from his methods. On Sept. 10, Joey Votto celebrated his 33rd birthday. As history illustrates, birthday guests usually greet the birthday boy or girl with applause, kind gestures, and warm wishes. However, Votto was met...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Cincinnati Reds who’ve had at least 3 All-Star seasons

32 members of the Cincinnati Reds have been selected to at least 3 All-Star games in their MLB careers. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with team
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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