REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

MLB's past, future displayed in Votto's game

The Cubs held Joey Votto to a first-inning single on Wednesday night, ending the Reds' sluggers' streak of reaching base at least twice in a game at 20, one short of the record Williams set in 1948. But at age 33, with his status as one of the best (and smartest) hitters of his generation secure, time remains on Votto's side
Via Reds.com
1 hour ago

Reds mourn passing of longtime scout Bennett

Gene Bennett, a longtime Reds scout who was beloved throughout baseball, passed away on Wednesday in his hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, at the age of 89.
Via Reds.com
6 hours ago

Game 123: Reds at Cubs (8:05 PM ET) Bailey vs. Lackey

Today's Lineups CINCINNATI REDS CHICAGO CUBS Billy Hamilton - CF Ben Zobrist - 2B Zack Cozart - SS Kyle Schwarber - LF Joey Votto - 1B Kris Bryant - 3B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B Scooter Gennett - LF Alex Avila - C Jesse Winker - RF Ian Happ - CF Jose Peraza - 2B Jason Heyward - RF Tucker Barnhart - C Javier Baez - SS Homer Bailey - RHP John Lackey - RHP
Via Red Reporter
6 hours ago

Reds at Cubs, Game 3: Previews and Predictions

Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs 8:05 PM ET Homer Bailey vs. John Lackey Homer had a good bounce-back performance last week, after his 10-run stinker before that. John Lackey goes for the Cubs, who hasn’t given up more than 3 runs in a start since June. The story in this one, though, is that Joey Votto can do something that hasn’t been done since 1948 if he reaches base twice...
Via Red Reporter
8 hours ago

Joey Votto chasing idol Ted Williams, on-base history

He has reached base at least twice in 20 straight games. Before leaving to serve his country in World War II, Ted Williams had already logged a Triple Crown season for the Boston Red Sox, doing so at age 23 in a masterful 1942 season. And, after returning from the war, he added another Triple Crown to his ledger at age 28 with a sparkling 1947 campaign. He twice was the American...
Via Red Reporter
13 hours ago

Tucker Barnhart on Catching

Tucker Barnhart has quietly emerged as one of the better backstops in baseball. He leads MLB catchers in Defensive Runs Saved (14) and fielding percentage (.999), and he’s thrown out 22 of 50 runners attempting to steal. He’s coming around with the bat, as well. The switch-hitter is slashing a solid .271/.340/.398. Lauded for his leadership, Barnhart is becoming an increasingly...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Do the Reds Have in Luis Castillo?

If you’ve watched the Reds recently, you’ve probably noticed that they can score some runs. They’re among the top five or six in the National League no matter which offensive metric you choose for your sorting, and it’s based around a core that may only lose Zack Cozart next year. For this team, then, the future is dependent on pitching — and finding an ace among the many...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gennett, Castillo lead Reds past Cubs 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Scooter Gennett’s sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, and Billy Hamilton singled in a run in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night. After Votto walked for the third time and advanced to third on Adam Duvall’s single off reliever Pedro Strop (3-3), Gennett smacked a line drive...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Reds C Devin Mesoraco out 3-6 weeks with broken foot.

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will be out three to six weeks after he broke a bone in his left foot Monday. Mesoraco, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, was hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs starter Jose Quintana in the second inning of a 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field. Mesoraco is hitting .213 in 56 games with six homers and 14 RBIs. He was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Devin Mesoraco Diagnosed With Fractured Foot

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has once again been hit with an injury, this time a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot, per Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link). More will be known about his prognosis once he is examined by team doctors.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Joey Votto heaves foul ball into stands

Something got into Joey Votton on Monday night.The Cincinnati Reds first baseman had a funny display during his team’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Votto fielded a foul ball and instead of giving the ball to a fan or umpire like most players do, he decided to launch the ball into the stands: What was that all about? We’re trying to figure out what was more bizarre: Votto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto and the Changing Strike Zone

Joey Votto hasn’t made a West Coast swing recently so we don’t have original words to annotate here, but he did say some interesting things to Zach Buchanan at The Cincinnati Enquirer this week, interesting particularly because he said that “This has been documented, so this is not anecdotal here,” and that sort of statement is like catnip around here. Let’s provide the...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton makes ridiculous leaping catch against wall

Billy Hamilton added to his career highlight reel by making a ridiculous catch as he crashed into the outfield wall.In the top of the third inning, Carlos Asuaje hit a shot to center field that looked destined to result in extra bases for the Padres second baseman. Hamilton had other ideas, though. Hamilton tracked the ball as he raced towards the outfield wall and actually overran...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 pick Hunter Greene to make pro debut as hitter, not pitcher

Hunter Greene is getting set to make his professional baseball debut this coming week, but it will be as a hitter, not a pitcher.Greene was the No. 2 overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds in this year’s MLB Draft. He took his signing down to the deadline before agreeing to a deal with the Reds, which pushed his debut back.Greene confirmed with MontanaSports.com that he will make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade Tony Cingrani at the deadline

Monday was a day that kept on giving to Los Angeles. They not only got the nod to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. The Los Angeles Dodgers gained Tony Cingrani from the Cincinnati Reds. Tony Cingrani was dealt just before yesterday’s trade deadline; after spending his entire career so far with the Cincinnati Reds. In exchange the Reds gained outfielder Scott Van Slyke and...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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