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2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Taylor Trammell Is Your #6 Prospect!

Now, we'll just have to wait and see if the kid can build on this momentum. Taylor Trammell continues to impress, and there is no doubt of his potential ability.  In fact, Baseball America stated a few days ago that if we were just basing prospect on their future potential only, Taylor Trammell would be the #1 prospect in the system.  Obviously, we don't base lists off only ceiling...
Via Red Reporter
1 hour ago

Inbox: What to expect from Reds' rotation?

There's now less than a month to go before Reds pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 13. As anticipation builds, let's dive into another edition of the Inbox.
Via Reds.com
21 hours ago

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Robert Stephenson is #5

2017 will be a big year for the hard throwing, oft-wild right hander. Finally, old Bob Steve was worthy enough of your support, as you voted him your number five prospect over the weekend. Robert got extended run in 2016, but 2017 is going to be a make-or-break year for a long time fixture of the top of this list. If he can’t harness the power of his right arm, it’s likely he’ll...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Four Reds players reach 1-year deals to avoid arbitration

CINCINNATI (AP) Shortstop Zack Cozart earned a significant raise from the Reds following his return from reconstructive knee surgery for a career season in 2016, one of four arbitration-eligible players to reach agreement on new contracts with the club Friday. Cozart agreed Friday on a $5,325,000, one-year deal with Cincinnati, a boost from his $2,925,000 salary last year. Left...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Cozart agrees to 1-year deal as Reds avoid hearings with all arbitration-eligible players

A solid payday for Cozart’s final year of team control. It appears the offensive improvement Zack Cozart largely maintained in 2016 after his 2015 breakout weighed heavily into his negotiations with the Cincinnati Reds, as the two sides settled on a rather surprising 1-year, $5.325 million contract for the 2017 season on Friday. Cozart to get $5.325 million for one year #reds...
Via Red Reporter
3 days ago

Hamilton agrees to one-year deal

The Reds avoided arbitration with center fielder Billy Hamilton, MLB.com has learned. The two sides agreed to a one-year, $2.625 million contract. Reliever Blake Wood also avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.275 million, sources told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed either transaction.
Via Reds.com
3 days ago

Moscot follows epic trip with journey to recovery

Pitcher Jon Moscot had just packed up his car Thursday morning and begun the journey from his Southern California home to the Reds' Spring Training complex in Goodyear, Ariz. That drive came on the heels of what could be described as a transformative trip to Israel for Moscot.
Via Reds.com
4 days ago

Reds sign RH reliever Louis Coleman to minor league deal

CINCINNATI (AP) Right-hander Louis Coleman agreed to a minor league deal on Tuesday with the Cincinnati Reds, who invited him to big spring training with a chance to win a role in their historically bad bullpen. The 30-year-old reliever went 2-1 with a 4.69 ERA in a set-up role for the Dodgers last season, making a career-high 61 appearances. He spent the previous five seasons...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds To Sign Louis Coleman

The Reds have agreed to a minor-league deal with righty Louis Coleman, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (Twitter link). Details of the arrangement remain unreported. Coleman, 30, tossed 48 frames last year for the Dodgers, working to a 4.69 ERA with 8.4 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9. Despite the unfavorable results, he did at least return to health after an injury-ravaged 2015 season that represented...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago

Report: Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in theory, but talks are said to be “unlikely to revive.” Phillips, 35, is entering the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 30 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: farewell to a rough 2016

This was a year that’s seen many big moments in the sports world. However, 2016 wasn’t really a year to remember for Cincinnati Reds fans. After another losing season, and more familiar faces leaving the Reds for elsewhere. The Reds look to 2017 now with a team still in the steel beam stage of their rebuilding process. So here’s a look back at the best and worst of 2016...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

25 greatest baseball players who never played in the MLB

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, black players weren’t allowed in Major League Baseball. Before the recent advances in the United States’ relationship with Cuba, it was rare for Cuban players to escape their homeland. Thus, the MLB wasn’t always a perfect sampling of the best players in the world. Even without restrictions, some star international players...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds complete front office reorganization under new GM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds completed their front office reorganization on Tuesday, with Dick Williams succeeding Walt Jocketty as general manager. Jocketty announced a year ago that he was moving toward retirement after the 2016 season. He'll be an executive adviser to the club for now. Williams assumes all of Jocketty's duties as general manager and president of baseball operations...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price on Developing (But Not Babying) Pitchers

Bryan Price doesn’t believe in limiting pitchers. That much is clear based on his response to a question I posed during last week’s Winter Meetings. I asked the Cincinnati Reds manager — and former minor- and major-league pitching coach — if there are any changes he’d like to see in the way the organization develops pitchers. I expected a more cautious answer than I received...
Via Fangraphs
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton, the Absolute Freak

Some people track the passing of time through watching their children. Other people track the passing of time by looking at what time it is, and comparing that to a previous time, from back in the past. I tend to track the passing of time by thinking in baseball terms. I can’t really help it, and sometimes it takes me by surprise. It feels like just yesterday that Billy Hamilton...
Via Fangraphs
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Reds open to dealing Billy Hamilton

Tickets to see Hamilton are probably already off the market. But the same apparently can’t be said of Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Tuesday, the Reds are open to offers for all of their players, including Hamilton. The speedy 26-year-old batted .260/.321/.343 with three home runs, 17 RBIs, and 58 stolen bases in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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