REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Price encouraged by rotation health pre-camp

At Spring Training last year, the Reds lost two starting pitchers early to injury and before April was over, they had lost 4/5 of the rotation to the disabled list. Heading into camp for the upcoming season, manager Bryan Price was optimistic.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Unity, study hot topics at Reds' pitching summit

The Reds are calling this week's workouts a "pitching summit." While the term sounds like meeting of pitchers of different disciplines seeking to make peace and levy sanctions on rogue knuckleballers, manager Bryan Price's vision is team building and unity.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds links - Minor League Ball’s Top 20 Reds prospects

Thursday links! The one, and only real ‘knock’ on top Cincinnati Reds prospect Nick Senzel has been his potential home run power at the big league level. No, it’s not a ‘can he actually hit a ball over a fence’ knock, since anyone who’s seen the kid rake knows that’s going to happen at least a few times, regardless. Rather, it’s that the rest of his game is so danged refined that...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Reds Caravan 2018 comes rolling into a town near you

Catch all your favorite (hopefully) Reds players, prospects, broadcasters, and front office personnel next week! The Reds will kick off their annual Caravan Tour a week from today, where select members of the team, broadcast crew, former players, and front office personnel will break up and visit different cities in Reds Country that may not normally get to see their favorite Reds...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Reds Caravan finale at Florence Mall

Via Reds.com
2 days ago

2018 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Jose Siri is your #6 prospect!

The owner of the Midwest League’s longest hit streak cracks the top-10 for the first time. Jose Siri makes his debut in the Community Prospect Rankings at number 6. I guess tearing up the Midwest League and having all the right tools will do that for you. Siri’s departure from the ballot brings on a catching prospect who had his best minor league season derailed by an injury. ...
Via Red Reporter
3 days ago

Cooperstown 2018: Scott Rolen

SCOTT ROLEN    First Year on Ballot PLAYING CAREER: Philadelphia Phillies (1996–2002), St. Louis Cardinals (2002–2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008–2009) and Cincinnati Reds (2009–2012). ACHIEVEMENTS: Career .281 batting average, 2077 hits, 316 home runs and 1287 RBI in 17 seasons. In  2011, became just the fourth third baseman (Mike Schmidt, George Brett and Chipper Jones) with 2000...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2018: Scott Rolen

SCOTT ROLEN    First Year on Ballot PLAYING CAREER: Philadelphia Phillies (1996–2002), St. Louis Cardinals (2002–2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008–2009) and Cincinnati Reds (2009–2012). ACHIEVEMENTS: Career .281 batting average, 2077 hits, 316 home runs and 1287 RBI in 17 seasons. In  2011, became just the fourth third baseman (Mike Schmidt, George Brett and Chipper Jones) with 2000...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sign Vance Worley

The Reds have signed righty Vance Worley to a minors deal, per a club announcement. He’ll receive an invitation to the MLB side of spring camp.Worley, 30, contributed 71 2/3 innings over a dozen starts and another dozen relief appearances last year for the Marlins. He ended the season with an unsightly 6.91 ERA, though his peripherals suggest there was some poor fortune baked into...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five Cincinnati Reds stories of 2017

2017 was a rough year for the Cincinnati Reds on the field. Though the Reds had some triumphs along with their struggles. Here’s a look at some of 2017’s biggest Reds related stories. 1. Farewell Zack Cozart Earlier this month Zack Cozart was traded by the Reds to the Los Angeles. Where he will join an increasingly talented team. This comes after one of the best season of Cozart...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick hits: Could Machadao drama have been avoided?

In a dramatic and suspenseful article, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required and recommended) chronicles the recent harrowing life-or-death race to get Astros first base coach Rich Dauer to Houston Methodist Hospital. On the day of the Astros’ championship parade, Dauer was present at the official ceremony to honor the team. He began to stagger as if drunk and stepped...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton trade talks between Giants and Reds ongoing

The Giants and Reds are reportedly continuing to discuss a trade centered around speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton.Last month, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported that the Giants had interest in acquiring Hamilton to bolster their outfield. It appears that is still the case as Morosi followed up on his initial report by saying discussions between the two teams are still ongoing. Hamilton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sign RP Jared Hughes

The Reds announced that they’ve signed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2020 season as well. Hughes, who was non-tendered by the division-rival Brewers earlier this month, is a client of SSG Baseball.More to come. The Reds announced that they’ve signed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes to a two-year contract with a club option...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Cozart signs three-year deal with Angels

The Los Angeles Angels seem determined to field one of the best defensive teams in baseball next season, and signing Zack Cozart should help them accomplish that goal.On Friday, the Angels announced that they have signed Cozart to a three-year contract. Ken Rosental reports that the deal is worth a total of $38 million. Cozart played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds last season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

What the Cincinnati Reds should look for this offseason

The Winter Meetings are wrapping up in Orlando and they’ve featured many headlines. For the Cincinnati Reds they offer one specific question. What’s the Reds game plan for the future? This is a question asked a lot over the past few years. With the Reds still in the thick of their rebuilding process. Trade wise this process mostly features the Reds unloading big name talent. Such...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Piccoli and Rodriguez return to Elevate-KHS for 2018 after breakout seasons

Elevate-KHS has renewed for 2018 with Mexican sprinter Alfredo Rodriguez and Canadian climber James Piccoli. Both riders had breakout seasons in 2017 for the first-year US Continental team. Piccoli, 26, rode with Amore & Vita in 2014 and H&R Block in 2015 before stepping back to the amateur level with a Canadian team in 2016 and the first part of this year. His performance...
Via Cycling News
November 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: JD Martinez seeking $200 million in free agency

Outfielder J.D. Martinez is aiming high in free agency.ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported Wednesday that Martinez’s agent, Scott Boras, has given interested teams the impression that Martinez will be seeking a deal in the neighborhood of $200 million in free agency. Martinez can ask, but he may be disappointed. Only eight position players have been given contracts like that, and all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds guide to the 2017 Postseason

The 2017 MLB Postseason is now in full swing. Like 26 other teams, the Cincinnati Reds are left to watch and learn. For the Reds, there is plenty to watch and learn from. First, players and fans get to watch many former Reds shine in October. The New York Yankees have former Reds infielders Todd Frazier and Didi Gregorious. Plus, the flame throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. Tony...
Via isportsweb.com
October 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Cincinnati Reds Baseball Operations Data Scientist

Position: Cincinnati Reds Baseball Operations Data Scientist Location: Cincinnati Description: Work with the Manager of Baseball Analytics to implement the department’s research and development efforts within new and existing applications. We envision the person in this position to play a major role in the creation of new baseball analytics concepts with the ultimate goal of enhancing...
Via Fangraphs
October 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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