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Aroldis Chapman’s Taking a Break From his Changeup

The most unfair thing to imagine in baseball is Aroldis Chapman learning a knuckleball. The next-most unfair thing to imagine in baseball is Aroldis Chapman learning a changeup. This year Aroldis Chapman got around to learning a changeup, and things got weird. When we last checked in on June 19, batters had attempted 14 swings […]
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Jack Hannahan activated

The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Washington Nationals on Sunday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Reds to 52-52, six games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Reds scored their only two runs on a double in the ninth inning by catcher Devin Mesoraco. On the injury front, Jack Hannahan was in the lineup for the first time all season, batting sixth...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

No sugarcoating, excuses from Price as Reds offensive woes continue

CINCINNATI -- There was no way to for Bryan Price to sugarcoat Sunday's 4-2 loss by the Reds to the Washington Nationals, so the manager didn't try. "What it came down to is we're not scoring any runs," said Price. That pretty much says it all. It says everything about the Reds, who have lost eight of their nine games since the All-Star break. The Reds have...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite recent adversity, Frazier believes best is yet to come

CINCINNATI -- For most of this season, Todd Frazier's song when he walked toward the batter's box has been Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me to the Moon.' But in recent times, during a seven-game losing streak, it should have been 'Moon River,' because the Cincinnati Reds were up the river without a paddle. So on Saturday afternoon Frazier changed his tune. It was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden proposes trade to bring Marlon Byrd to Reds

You don't have to be a baseball expert to notice how badly the Reds need offensive help.Entering Sunday, Cincinnati's depleted offense had mustered just 14 runs in eight games since the All-Star Break. With top hitters Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips expected to be out of the lineup for several more weeks, the need to add an extra bat has become critical if the Reds want...
Via Redlegs Review
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hannahan closing in on return to Reds

CINCINNATI -- Jack Hannahan watched what Ryan Ludwick went through last year and took note. Ludwick tore a labrum in his right shoulder on Opening Day and it took a diligent rehab process for him return to the Reds lineup in August. Hannahan is hoping his season-long quest to do more than watch his teammates from the bench comes to a conclusion soon. The Reds are re-evaluating Hannahan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds to watch Cuban OF Rusney Castillo today

As first reported by C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will be one of the teams in attendance for Cuban defectee outfielder Rusney Castillo. #Reds will be among the teams at Saturday’s showcase of Cuban OF/SS Rusney Castillo — ctrent (@ctrent) July 25, 2014 Where things get interesting is that he will work out at shortstop, a position he hasn’t really...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Michael Lorenzen can still hit

Notes from some performances last night While technically not a prospect because of too much time in the Major Leauges, Jason Bourgeois has been on a roll lately. Over his last seven games he is 14-32 with three doubles and a triple. In 431 plate appearances for Louisville this year he has just 36 strikeouts to go along with 29 walks and a .285/.31/.383 line while playing center...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Will Walt Jocketty pull the trigger?

The loss of Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips has really hurt this Reds team. For about the last month leading up to the All-Star break, the Cincinnati Reds were playing their best baseball of the 2014 season and had pretty much everyone healthy, after starting the season in an injury filled rut. Their starting rotation was back to health with the return of Mat Latos in early June...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Stark: Reds will be buyers at trade deadline

Buy or sell? This is a question many Reds fans have been pondering as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Especially after watching their team lose six straight games out of the All-Star Break.One man who may have the answer to this question is ESPN.com senior MLB writer Jayson Stark. On Friday, Stark held an interactive chat session with fans welcoming questions about anything...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds should take note from Rangers and test trade market for Jonathan Broxton

With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, the Reds find themselves in a precarious position about whether they are buyers or sellers.Despite riding a six-game losing skid, Cincinnati remains just 5.5 games back of first place and only 4 games back of the second Wild Card spot. On the surface, the Reds seem as though they are still very much in the thick of the postseason...
Via Redlegs Review
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Free Agents paying off for the Reds

  Each year minor leaguers hit the free agent market after six years with an organization and not being added to the teams 40-man roster. Some guys re-sign with their original team, but some guys choose to head to the market and find a new employer that offers them more money or a better opportunity, or both. The Reds signed quite a few guys that were out there after last season...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Devin Mesoraco the Reds' catcher long term?

Devin Mesoraco has risen among catchers like a rocket this season. He has certainly made a lot of fantasy players happy (including this one) with his sixteen homers in only 244 plate appearances. His .406 wOBA is outstanding and he was an All Star this season. That's pretty heady stuff. But, of course, there are two sides of catching. There is the offensive side, which Mesoraco...
Via The Flagrant Fan
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds interested in acquiring Marlon Byrd

The Cincinnati Reds have been dealing with major injury issues this season, and they are trying to figure out a way to stay in playoff contention down the stretch this season. According to a report from Jim Salisbury, the Reds are interested in acquiring veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd has a four team no-trade clause, but the Reds are not one...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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