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Reds Raisel Iglesias impressive in AFL debut

The Cincinnati Reds $27M investment in Cuban RHP Raisel Iglesias was in action for everyone to see for the first time as he took the mound on Monday afternoon for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. It was the first of two scheduled appearances for the right hander in the AFL before he is heading to Puerto Rico. The first appearance couldn’t have gone much better...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds to replace third base coach Steve Smith

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have decided to replace third base coach Steve Smith. The rest of the staff is expected to return following a rough season. Smith joined the Reds last season. He worked in the Mariners' system with Bryan Price, who was promoted to manager last season. The Reds did not announce his replacement on Monday. Bench coach Jay Bell was a candidate...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday afternoon news and notes

Baseball America released their Cincinnati Reds draft report card today, and you will need to be a Baseball America subscriber to read it, but John Manuel seems to like the group quite a bit as he had plenty of good things to say about the 2014 class. I missed this one last week but it’s better late than never. Mark Sheldon had up an article at Reds.com on Pedro Villarreal making...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raisel Igelsias to the AFL and then Puerto Rico

C. Trent Rosecrans reported over the weekend that Cincinnati Reds Raisel Iglesias would be pitching in the Arizona Fall League this upcoming week before heading to the Puerto Rican Winter League where he will pitch. The league in Puerto Rico doesn’t open until the 30th. Iglesias is scheduled to pitch today and on Thursday for the Surprise Saguaros and then will go to Puerto Rico...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

The Cincinnati Reds were a very interesting team this year. Finishing with their worst record since 2008, the team failed to make the playoffs after reaching the dance in three of the last four seasons. Looking to rebound from a down year, you have to wonder if the Reds would consider shaking things up. It could start with Jay Bruce. Heading into 2015, there really isn’t much that...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: 2014’s most disappointing players

Fantasy Baseball had its fair share of breakout players in the 2014 season, ranging from Jose Altuve and Jose Abreu to Corey Kluber and Jake Arrieta. For every steal found in the late rounds of the draft, there was a bust drafted in the early rounds. Before we get into a few of 2014’s most disappointing players, let’s go over the qualifications. To be seriously considered as...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Rumors: Ace Johnny Cueto wants to remain in Cincinnati

If Cincinnati Reds' ace, Johnny Cueto, were to have gotten any run support this season, he would have had a great shot at winning the Cy Young.  Entering a bargain option year in 2015, he is sure to be a hot commodity after at the end of next year.#456455022 / gettyimages.comWhile it will be difficult for the Reds to retain him, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com is reporting that Cueto...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Prospect Jesse Winker returns in style

Although he has not played since July 11th, Cincinnati Reds top outfield prospect, Jesse Winker returned from a wrist injury he suffered in a car accident in a big way in the Arizona Fall League on October 8th.  Winker showed no rust by going 2-3 with two walks, two RBIs, and two runs scored in a victory.Playing in the Arizona Fall League should help him make up for the time he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Who's on first? Reds hope Votto is

This is another in a series of periodic looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we'll look at first base. Joey Votto is obviously the guy. He's going to play every day that he's healthy. And the Reds are convinced he's going to be healthy after missing most of this season with a strain of his distal left quadriceps. Given that Votto missed all that time,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds approve sale of Nippert minority interest

CINCINNATI -- On October 3, 2014, the Cincinnati Reds approved the sale of a minority interest in the club by The Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust to Mr. Frank Cohen. Louise and Louis Nippert began a 46-year ownership interest in the Reds when they bought into the club as part of an investors' group in 1966. The Nipperts ultimately purchased a majority interest in the Reds in 1973...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Season Thoughts and Musings About 2014 Campaign

Well, the dust has settled on what turned out to be a tumultuous season for our beloved Reds. And the clearing of dust and a little time gone by has allowed us all to look back and reflect on what exactly went wrong, or better yet, what can be done to ensure the same results don't happen in 2015.Here are some jumbled thoughts I have of the recent campaign:+ There was a strong...
Via Redlegs Review
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton had predictable season

Billy Hamilton began the season with a lot of pressure to fill some pretty big shoes worn by his Reds' center field predecessor. Hamilton gave the Reds everything they could have asked for with his glove and his legs in the field. He ranked first among all center fielders in defense according to Fangraphs.com. Unfortunately, his offense did not live up to the fielding. The sad...
Via The Flagrant Fan
21 days 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
22 days 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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