Pleskoff Scouting Report: Jesse Winker

  TEAM: Cincinnati Reds AGE: 22 POSITION: Outfield BATS: Left THROWS: Left HEIGHT: 6-foot-3 WEIGHT: 215 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Cincinnati Reds selected Winker with a supplemental first round pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft. He was the 49th player chosen in the draft. He came to the Reds directly from Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida. ***** STRENGTHS Jesse...
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1 hour ago

Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son is already pretty darn good at baseball

Before the Reds-Dodgers game on Monday, Cincinnati's second baseman Brandon Phillips brought his son to the field for some practice where he proved he has skills far beyond your average 2-year-old (video above.)With his dad pitching, the youngster Micah hit a live pitch past the mound and appears to know how to bunt as well. It certainly helps that he has a 3-time All-Star second...
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Clayton Kershaw's curveball causes Reds' Adam Duvall to lose his helmet

Clayton Kershaw tossed his third shutout of the season on Monday night in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. And he made hitters look absolutely foolish in the process.And Reds left fielder Adam Duvall was exhibit A.Duvall was so utterly fooled by this curveball that he lost his helmet:But perhaps the biggest news from the game wasn't the complete-game effort, the knee-buckling...
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Finnegan picks wrong night for career-best start

Against any other pitcher, Brandon Finnegan might have been able to enjoy the best start of his career. The Reds' lefty threw his first big league complete game and only allowed one run, but the Dodgers still handed the Reds a 1-0 loss on Monday night because Clayton Kershaw was on the mound and threw his third shutout this month.
14 hours ago

Reds trade right-hander Romero to Orioles

The Reds traded Minor League pitcher Franderlyn Romero to the Orioles in exchange for two international signing bonus slots.
17 hours ago

Ohlendorf wins appeal; 3-game suspension lifted

Reds right-hander Ross Ohlendorf won an appeal of his three-day suspension and will not have to miss any time for his May 11 hit-by-pitch of Pittsburgh's David Freese.
19 hours ago

Reds Offer New $59 Summer Ticket Package

As the Reds struggle, a new ticket package is offered for the summer. The Reds season has been abysmal at its best. Currently, the Reds are in the middle of a huge losing streak and with only 15 wins on the season, attendance has also been hurt. According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, the Reds […] Reds Offer New $59 Summer Ticket Package - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine...
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20 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: the discussion to fire Bryan Price

The Cincinnati Reds are facing dark times, and management is looking toward Bryan Price to provide a beacon of hope amid the Reds current 7-game losing streak. Price, who succeeded Dusty Baker for Reds manager in the 2013 winter months, is currently struggling to find answers, while witnessing Cincinnati’s pitching staff post embarrassing numbers in the National League and in...
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Reds prospect Rookie Davis impressing early

Amir Garrett is the most recognizable name on the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos roster. He’s already on the Cincinnati Reds’ 40-man roster and he played in last year’s Future’s Game. Garrett’s numbers haven’t gone unnoticed, but there’s another right-hander in the rotation worthy of some attention. Prior to getting injured, Rookie Davis was having a phenomenal start...
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1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds face rough road trip ahead

The road has not been kind to the 2016 Cincinnati Reds. The Reds have lost 14 road games so far this season. Out of the 17 road games they’ve played so far this season. Now the Reds will be hitting the road for the rest of the month. Along with the first two days in June. The trip will start Monday with a three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Which means nights up...
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Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Eric Davis v. Vada Pinson

Second Round Matchup | No. 3 Eric Davis v. No. 6 Vada Pinson The next second round matchup in our “Best Red Ever” tournament features two premier Cincinnati Reds outfielders. Eric Davis may be considered the better player, but Davis never finished higher than ninth in the NVP voting — Pinson finished as high as third. Davis: Eric Davis’ first round win […] Best Cincinnati...
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1 day ago

The Cincinnati Reds formula for losing games

The Cincinnati Reds almost have losing down to a science. In the course of the season the Reds have nearly twice as many losses than wins. To be exact the Reds will hit the road to Los Angeles with 29 losses so far this year. In just about every one of those losses, one of these four traits can be found.   1. The batters and bullpen shut down… The Reds bullpen can be criticized...
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Reds' Alfredo Simon makes hitter look at 54 mph eephus pitch

Swinging and missing at a 93 mph fastball happens all the time, but sitting with your bat on your shoulder while a 54 mph pitch comes your way? That’s exactly what happened to one unsuspecting Shawn O’Malley of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. That’s because Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon hit him with the devastating fastball-eephus combo and there was little O’Malley...
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Reds promote 3 pitchers from Triple-A Louisville

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds promoted right-handed pitchers Dayan Diaz, A.J. Morris and Josh Smith from Triple-A Louisville before Sunday's game against Seattle. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Reds transferred RHP Anthony DeSclafani and OF Yorman Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list. Another spot opened when the Reds designated RHP Steve Delabar for assignment...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds Have the Worst Bullpen Ever

The Cincinnati Reds just lost two games to the Cleveland Indians by a combined 21 runs, and on May 18 they were finally going to win a game. After trailing 4-1, the Reds had clawed their way to a 7-5 lead heading into the top of the ninth, so they brought in closer Tony Cingrani to close out the game. Reds fans hoped they would finally win a game against their in-state rivals, with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Adleman goes on disabled list; 6 Reds starters out

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds put right-hander Tim Adleman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Friday, leaving Cincinnati with six starters sidelined by injuries. Adleman injured his side on a pitch during the fourth inning of a 7-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, the Reds' eighth loss in nine games. Outfielder Steve Selsky was called up from Triple...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Phillips' Fake Tag Almost Gives Juan Uribe a Heart Attack

When a team is playing the last game of a four-game series and are likely to get swept, the game can get boring. That's the position the Cincinnati Reds were in Thursday night, trailing 6-2 in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians, when one of their players decided to have a little fun. RELATED: BBQ Restaurant Offers Rougned Odor Free Food For Life for Punching Jos...
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Adleman latest Reds starter hurt, leaves game after pitch

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds lost yet another starter to injury when Tim Adleman left after throwing a pitch in the fourth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Adleman reached for his left side after a pitch to Chris Gimenez. A trainer and manager Bryan Price went out to talk to him, and he left the field. The Indians had two runners aboard and led 2-0...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds' bullpen could be the worst in baseball history

Reds reliever Steve Delabar entered Tuesday's game against the Indians in the fifth inning with his team already down 8-0.Delabar came in with the runners on first-and-third and one out. After walking Jason Kipnis to load the bases, Delabar struck out Francisco Lindor. One more out and Delabar was out of the jam.Instead, the 34-year-old reliever walked four straight Indians with...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can We Say About This Reds Bullpen?

It’s important to remember that most everyone is trying their hardest. (Goodness, is this a sad start to a blog post about professional athletes). Disgruntled fans are quick to accuse Player X who’s making a ludicrous Y number of dollars to “play a kid’s game” or “just going through the motions,” but almost always, every player on a major league baseball field is either...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Votto following Bryce Harper's advice to make baseball fun

When Bryce Harper said he wanted to make baseball fun again, his statement had far-reaching effects. In fact, Joey Votto says he has taken Harper’s advice. Votto homered in the first inning of the Reds’ victory over the Brewers on Friday and did a jump celebration with teammate Brandon Phillips, who follows him in the batting order: The Votto-Phillips home run high-five....
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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