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Cincinnati Reds: What went wrong in 2015?

It’s probably an understatement to say that the 2015 season did not go well for the Cincinnati Reds. With a 64-98 record, the Reds were the second-worst team in baseball and finished last in their division for the first time since 1983. To finish the season, the Reds lost 14 of their final 15 games, which included a 13-game losing streak. All of this occurred with a seemingly solid...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds lose 98 games, short-term future looks bleak

CINCINNATI (AP) Todd Frazier summed up the Reds' worst season in 33 years with two familiar words. ''I'd say: `Rainy day,''' the All-Star Home Run Derby champion said. ''Nobody likes a rainy day. We had a lot of rain delays. A lot of tough days this year trying to put things together.'' Cincinnati fans will remember only one thing fondly about the season: The city hosted the All...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman threw fastest pitch in MLB in 2015 ... and 61 fastest after that

  Cincinnati reliever Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, MLB said after Sunday's regular-season finales. His fastest was fouled off by Minnesota's Brian Dozier on June 29. Nathan Eovaldi of the New York Yankees...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Badenhop’s Reds, Twins, Pirates, Papelbon, more

Burke Badenhop wasn’t expecting this when he signed with Cincinnati last winter. The free agent reliever thought he was joining a club that could contend. Instead, the Reds have floundered. With a lone game left on the docket, the team built by Walt Jocketty is 64-97 and will finish in last place for the first time since 1983. Injuries weren’t the only issue, but they played...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds claim outfielder Tyler Holt from Indians

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds claimed outfielder Tyler Holt off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Kristopher Negron, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on Sept. 8, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. The 26-year-old Holt batted .302 in 101 games with Triple-A Columbus. He was 2-for-20 in nine games with the Indians this season.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier Says The Mets Are The Team To Beat

After getting swept by the Mets over the weekend, Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds says that they should be favorites in the postseason. Frazier says New York’s rotation is the best he’s ever played against, and he compared them to the Braves’ dominating staff during the 1990′s. “I remember watching the Braves back in […]
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard Delivers His Best Performance of the Season

Noah Syndergaard struck out eleven batters while only allowing five hits and two runs during 7.2 dominating innings last night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. It was the best he’s ever looked on the mound as he completely overpowered Cincinnati’s lineup to earn his 9th win of the season. Syndergaard, 22, […]
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 12 Reds 5 (9/25/15)

The Cincinnati Reds barely needed to show up, but if they hadn’t, they would have missed “The Noah and Duda Show.” Noah Syndergaard pitched a masterful seven and two-thirds innings, surrendering five hits, walking none and striking out 11. The only smudge on his night came when he tired in the eighth and gave up a superfluous home run to Brennan Boesch. By that time, the...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier catch leaves Keyvius Sampson in awkward position (VIDEO)

During the bottom of the fourth inning of Tuesday night's Cardinals-Reds game, Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier went a long way to catch a foul pop-up off the bat of St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams. Frazier went over the railing of the camera well to make the sensational catch and ended up having to hold on for dear life. Luckily for him, his pitcher Keyvius Sampson ...
Via The Other Paper
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto: National League's Comeback Player of the Year

Joey Votto was a household name. He was consistently drafted near the top of fantasy drafts. He was a perennial All Star and won the National League MVP. He was idolized around the country — or at the very least in southwest Ohio.   Not only one of the most prolific hitters in baseball, Votto was also consistently healthy. He missed an average of 17 games per season...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Cincinnati Reds

The Reds went into 2015 with dreams of competing in the AL Central and the knowledge that if they didn’t, they wouldn’t have many more shots in the future with the current roster. Instead, they were more than ten games out of the Central lead at the end of May and things never got better as they were surpassed by even the lowly Brewers and were eliminated with nearly a month...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto suspened two games for outburst, will appeal

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto appealed a two-game suspension Friday for his home plate tantrum, saying that he didn’t deserve to be ejected from a game let alone suspended. Major League Baseball also fined Votto an undisclosed amount Friday before the Reds’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals. By appealing the suspension, Votto could stay in the starting...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto Slams Helmet, Gets In Umpire’s Face After Ejection (Video)

Joey Votto lost his cool Wednesday night. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes. He immediately slammed his helmet to the ground and got right into the umpire’s face. Votto continued to yell at the umpire well after being ejected. Reds manager Bryan Price came out of the dugout to defend his player and eventually...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto goes nuts after being ejected

    Joey Votto was ejected during the eighth inning of Wednesday’s Pirates-Reds game in Cincinnati for arguing a strike call, and boy did he ever lose his mind. Votto, who was 1-for-3 in the game with two strikeouts, was already ticked about a 1-1 call in the fourth inning. A pitch he thought was a ball was called a strike, giving him a 1-2 count. He ended up punching out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds minor leaguer pulls a Will Ferrell plays all nine spots

The Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, had their division clinched with one game remaining on Sunday. According to, Ray Chang, the team's shortstop was given a decision to start the day, take the day off or play all nine positions. Chang chose the latter, and make a meaningless game for the team a little more interesting. The shortstop had little...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Red-Hot Raisel Iglesias Deserves Roster Spot

September is all about the youth in Major League Baseball Cincinnati Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias has spent time between Triple-A Louisville and the big-league club this season, but lately, he’s been showing his MLB worth. The 25-year-old right-hander has gone three straight games with double-digit strikeouts and four-straight with seven innings pitched, and he’ll take on a...
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan: Royals 'screwed me over' this season

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan has had a crazy year. After getting a September call up in 2014, he became the first pitcher to pitch in both the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year. In 2015, he was up and down with the Royals, being used as a reliever with the big club but mostly a starter in the minor leagues. The Royals traded the hard throwing...
Via The Outside Corner
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Reds’ stadium struck by lightning, scares players, umpires

If there’s one thing I know about baseball, it’s that it and lightning do not mix whatsoever. Whenever there is a storm in the area, the umpires take extra care to make sure the players and fans are safe. At the Cincinnati Reds’ and the Milwaukee Brewers’ game at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, the team was waiting around during a lightning delay. Everyone was minding...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bryan Price might be out as Reds manager after season

    The Cincinnati Reds are having yet another poor season, and it sounds like manager Bryan Price could get the ax. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Price’s job status looks “extremely tenuous” and that most don’t expect Price to be back next season. He also says that Hall of Famer Barry Larkin is rumored to be the most likely successor for the job. Heyman adds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: Cincinnati Reds

It is that part of the year when pennant race positioning becomes the priority for some, while an early look to the next spring is the forced reality for others. It is a chance to book better winter destination vacations for some, emptier seats for most and a chance to for reflection for all. But for any team that has reached this point, it is a time to look at the how, why and what’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman makes Dodgers player fall down with powerful pitch (video)

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws gas. Routinely hurling pitches that are clocked at upwards of 100 mph, it’s no wonder why he’s made even the best hitters in the game look silly at the plate. Enrique Hernandez was his latest victim. After falling behind 0-1 in the count during Thursday’s Reds-Dodgers game, Hernandez took his best hack in an attempt to crush one...
Via The Sports Daily
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, routinely hitting triple digits. In fact, has a filter named after him on its Statcast Leaderboard of fastest pitches thrown this season. When stepping into the batter’s box against Chapman, there’s a good chance you’re going to see his trademark blistering fastball. Based on his swing behind...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds need a youth movement, but it isn't happening

The Cincinnati Reds are a mess. The sit 27.5 games back in the NL Central, 21 back in the Wild Card race, and are further hampered by the fact that the three best teams in the National League currently reside within their division. While they had initially expected to compete for the division this year, it didn’t take long for things to go south as they were more than 10 games...
Via The Outside Corner
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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