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Price optimistic Reds lineup improved

CINCINNATI -- Bryan Price is a pretty honest guy. If the Reds manager doesn't want to give you a direct answer to a question, he'll tell you so. Such was the case Sunday as the Reds closed out their annual caravan with a Select-a-Seat event at Great American Ball Park. Fans came to GABP to buy season tickets and get a chance to have a Q&A session with players, coaches and team...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the batted ball types for Reds minor leaguers

There are five types of batted balls: Fly balls, ground balls, line drives, pop ups and bunts. Generally speaking though, only the bunt is truly attempted to be the specific result on an at-bat. The others are merely a results of an attempt to hit the ball hard. Each batted ball type tends to lead to different results in terms of how often each goes for a hit. Line drives go for...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquez Smith homers in Game 2 of the Mexican Winter League championship

After falling in the first game of the Mexican Winter League playoffs on Wednesday to former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dave Sappelt and Culiacan, the Charros de Jalisco stormed back to win Game 2 of the series and tie things up in the best of seven series. With the game sitting at 3-0 in the seventh inning Marquez Smith came up to the plate with a runner on and put the game out...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose To Be In Attendance at All-Star Game in Cincinnati

According to Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini, Pete Rose will be showing his face this summer at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Despite being considered one of the greatest players of all-time, Rose is not in the Hall of Fame. He was banned from the game in 1989 for betting on baseball and has yet to be reinstated. There was some hope that Commissioner Bud Selig would reinstate...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds owner makes intriguing comment regarding Pete Rose and 2015 All-Star game

Despite a lifetime “ban” from baseball, it appears Major League Baseball’s all time hits king will be on the field for one of the league’s showcase games in 2015.  The All-Star game this year will be held in Cincinnati, and according to Reds majority owner Bob Castellini, their home town hero will be a part of the festivities (via Mark Sheldon on twitter, Reds beat writer...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Billy Hamilton getting stronger for encore season

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton set a Reds rookie record by stealing 56 bases last season, tied for second-most overall in the major leagues. He also wore down as the months wore on, with his hitting and stealing showing a big drop-off. So the 6-foot, 160-pound outfielder is on a weight-lifting regimen this offseason, trying to make his body ready for the extra wear-and-tear of a...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Hamilton ready for jump start on Year 2

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton is ready for 2015 to get started. The Reds center fielder isn't due to report to the team's Goodyear, Ariz., complex for spring training until Feb. 24 but he's headed out west next week to get a jump start on things. Jump starts and Hamilton are synonymous. What Hamilton and the Reds are really looking for this upcoming season is not just that fast start...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds sign RHP Jason Marquis to minor league deal

On Wednesday afternoon the Reds signed veteran right handed pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Marquis last pitched in the big leagues in July of 2013 before going under the knife for Tommy John surgery after suffering an elbow injury. He returned to baseball in 2014 and signed a minor league deal with the Phillies where he made one rookie...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Decision Looms For Cincinnati Reds And Johnny Cueto

A year after finishing 76-86 and fourth place in the National League Central, the Cincinnati Reds enter 2015 with some uncertainty surrounding the future of their franchise. Thus far in the offseason the Reds have been rather quiet and have not pulled off any big name acquisitions either in free agency or via trades. Rather it appears that the club will rely on a mending Joey Votto...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Sign Jason Marquis To Minor-League Deal

The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor-league contract, the team announced. The deal includes an invitation to major-league spring training. Reds have signed RHP Jason Marquis to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 21, 2015 Marquis, 36, sat out the 2014 season...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds agree to minor league deal with righty Jason Marquis

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Jason Marquis have reached agreement on a minor league contract that includes an invite to spring training. The 36-year-old Marquis had elbow-reconstruction surgery in July 2013. He pitched briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate last year, going 3-1 with a 4.63 ERA in eight starts before being released. Marquis...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happens When Billy Hamilton is on Third Base?

When I first dreamt this post up, I figured the title would somehow include the phrase, “Billy Hamilton Effect.” That was before I discovered Eno already wrote a post called “Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect” back in July. Point is, there are a lot of unusual ways in which Billy Hamilton affects the […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds agree to 1-year deals with Zack Cozart, Mike Leake

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have agreed to one-year deals with shortstop Zack Cozart and right-handed starter Mike Leake, leaving three Cincinnati players in arbitration. They were still trying to get deals with catcher Devin Mesoraco, third baseman Todd Frazier and closer Aroldis Chapman. All three were All-Stars last season. Cozart made $600,000 last season when he batted .221 in...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds’ Nasty Boys will be featured on MLB Network Presents

MLB Network Presents is the network’s newest original feature series, spotlighting a variety of stories throughout the game of baseball. The second edition of MLB Network Presents will air Tuesday, January 20th at 9 PM, and will feature the 1990 Cincinnati Reds and their famous Nasty Boys bullpen trio. Plenty of interviews from people close to the 1990 Reds will be aired, including...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds closer helps Cincinnati area school get new locker room

Aroldis Chapman recently made a generous donation to the men's volleyball team at Mount St. Joseph University. The team was in need of a new locker room, and Chapman stepped in to help. Chapman, who defected from Cuba in 2009 has befriended one of the players on the team-- €”Cesar Trigo de Serrano, a senior from Miami, Florida whose parents are also from Cuba. Chapman has been...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did Todd Frazier Steal All Those Bases?

I’m gonna go ahead and write about Todd Frazier again. I wrote about Frazier last week, with a focus on the combination of both power and speed he displayed in 2014. According to a metric devised by legendary historian Bill James in an attempt to quantify one’s combination of power and speed, Frazier’s Power/Speed was […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #130: Homer Bailey | SP | CIN

Because I find charts and images to be more digestible, below I present to you a pair of charts that show the tumultuous 2014 season Homer Bailey endured: Chart 1: ERA and xFIP by Month Bailey’s xFIP remained stable but his ERA consistently improved Chart 2: K% and BB% by Month Bailey’s K% alternated between good and bad months On the first chart we see Bailey started...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Announce Non-Roster Invitees

The Cincinnati Reds announced 19 non-roster invitees that will be attendance at Spring Training. #Reds announce 2015 #SpringTraining Roster: http://t.co/f7pTvZoyEO pic.twitter.com/3noH9EqaeD — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 12, 2015 The Reds have a nice crop of former 1st round draft picks and players with MLB experience in their non-roster crop of players. Look for Jose Mijares...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cincinnati Reds Should Trade Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds is one of the most dominant closers in baseball, yet trade rumors continue to circulate around him. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Aroldis Chapman creates fear every time he steps on the mound. As a left-handed closer standing at 6-4 and commonly featuring 100 mph heaters, it’s fair to suggest most at-bats against him are, in...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds are going nowhere fast

What’s going nowhere fast and red all over? The Cincinnati Reds, of course! After a 76-win season, the Reds have seemingly adopted the bold strategy of maintaining the status quo. Their offseason thus far has consisted of just three moves of any note: trading away Mat Latos, trading away Aldredo Simon and trading for Marlon Byrd. That’s two moves with an eye on rebuilding...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Marlon Byrd, Ben Lively, and Deception

The Phillies just traded Marlon Byrd to the Reds for a pitcher that couldn’t crack Cincinnati’s top ten prospect lists. Could the Phillies have done better than Ben Lively for their asset? The answer to that question depends on deception. Even though Byrd’s old, he’s been an above-average player the last two years, and he’s […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds acquire Marlon Byrd, for some reason

Fresh off of selling off two-fifths of their rotation and making no other offseason moves of note, the Cincinnati Reds have chosen to trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Phillies. Sources: #Phillies and #Reds have a deal involving Marlon Byrd. RHP Ben Lively one of players headed to PHI. Announcement coming today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 31, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies, Reds were close on Marlon Byrd deal

It’s been a quiet offseason in Philadelphia, which might be a good thing when you consider some of the ill-advised moves that Ruben Amaro has made in the past. However, the Phillies do need to continue their rebuilding process after trading Jimmy Rollins earlier this month, and outfielder Marlon Byrd would be the easiest player for them to move. The Phillies and Reds were reportedly...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds willing to trade Latos, Leake

The 2014 Major League Baseball offseason has begun in earnest and there are already some crazy rumors flying around. On Monday night reports began to surface that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to make some big-time moves that would reshape their team completely. Jeff Passan is reporting that the Reds are willing to discuss trades for both Mat Latos and Mike Leake. The Reds won’t...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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