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Winter Meetings Preview: Cincinnati Reds

With the Winter Meetings upon us, the speculation for all 30 ball clubs has begun. From the speculation of where Jon Lester will sign to the speculation of whether or not the Boston Red Sox will continue to make moves, fans and general managers alike begin to wonder what the future will look like. The Cincinnati Reds have some big question marks and speculation beginning as the Winter...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Wasn’t Billy Hamilton a Base-Stealing Dynamo?

Shortly before people were making too much of the Mets signing Michael Cuddyer, people were making just enough of the Royals very nearly winning the actual World Series. It was an enjoyable race for a championship, and a part of the Royals’ game that got an incredible amount of attention was their habit of stealing […]
Via Fangraphs
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton finishes runner-up in NL Rookie of the Year balloting

CINCINNATI -- There aren't too many things that are slow when it comes to Billy Hamilton but a slow September cost him the National League Rookie of the Year award. New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom won the award, announced Monday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America. deGrom received 26 of the 30 first-place votes and totaled 142 points in the balloting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie of the Year!

2014 NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER! The Baseball Writers Association of America have named Mets righthander Jacob deGrom the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year. He received 26 of the 30 first place votes and was second on the other four. DeGrom beat out Reds OF Billy Hamilton and Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong. “I’m truly honored to receive this award and would like to thank the...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds, Indians shutout in Gold Glove awards

The Reds had one of the best defenses in all of Major League Baseball in 2014 but they were shut out when this season's Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced Tuesday night. Center fielder Billy Hamilton, second baseman Brandon Phillips and shortstop Zack Cozart were National League finalists for the top defensive honor at their positions but lost out. Phillips was seeking a fifth...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cueto, Hamilton up for NL awards

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is a finalist for National League Rookie of the Year while Johnny Cueto is in the top three in Cy Young voting. The announcements were made on Tuesday night as the Baseball Writers Association of America named their awards finalists. Hamilton is attempting to become the Reds first National League Rookie of the Year since pitcher Scott Williamson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Players choose Hernandez over Kluber, DeGrom over Hamilton

If the player votes mirror next week's announcement of the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards, then it doesn't bode well for the Indians' Corey Kluber and Reds' Billy Hamilton. The MLB Players Choice Awards were released Monday night as Seattle's Felix Hernandez won the AL Award for Outstanding Pitcher and the Mets' Jacob DeGrom was selected the NL's Outstanding Rookie. The players...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Cincinnati Reds

It is always easy for us fans to become an “armchair” general manager of any team, by deciding which players to trade, sign and demote to the minors. Mets360 organized a project, where us bloggers became the general manager of a team for a week. I was assigned the Cincinnati Reds, and had research to do before starting the project. Starting Off When the Reds first come to mind...
Via Mets360.com
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds State of the Farm: Outfield

To view all articles from the State of the Farm Series you can click here. The Cincinnati Reds outfield has one opening in it immediately as left field seems to be up for grabs given how the position was handled in the 2014 season. Jay Bruce and Billy Hamilton are both locked up for several more seasons and at the very least, both players have job security for the 2015 season. Louisville...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Phillips, Cozart, Hamilton Gold Glove finalists

CINCINNATI -€“ Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Billy Hamilton were all named Thursday as finalists for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove awards in the National League. Phillips is a four-time winner of the award recognizing defensive excellence, including 2013. The Reds led all of Major League Baseball with a .988 fielding percentage and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom, Travis d’Arnaud Make Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Jacob deGrom and Travis d’Arnaud have been named to the Baseball America All-Rookie Team. Along with the Reds Billy Hamilton, they make up the only three National League players on the list. Here’s how they profiled d’Arnaud: The 25-year-old d’Arnaud lived up to offensive projections, though it took the backstop a floundering first half and return to Triple-A Las Vegas to...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton had predictable season

Billy Hamilton began the season with a lot of pressure to fill some pretty big shoes worn by his Reds' center field predecessor. Hamilton gave the Reds everything they could have asked for with his glove and his legs in the field. He ranked first among all center fielders in defense according to Fangraphs.com. Unfortunately, his offense did not live up to the fielding. The sad thing...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds CF Billy Hamilton is the real-life Willie Mays Hayes, but better

CINCINNATI -- In the classic baseball movie Major League, there is a character played by Wesley Snipes named Willie Mays Hayes, whose personal mantra is, "I hit like (Willie) Mays and I run like (Bob) Hayes." Hayes is the movie version of Cincinnati Reds rookie center fielder Billy Hamilton. They even vaguely look alike and certainly are built alike. Hayes, though, can't use his...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton's season may be over with concussion

CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton's season may have come to a crashing halt Wednesday night. Hamilton did not play in Thursday's 5-3 win by the Reds over Milwaukee at Great American Ball Park because of a concussion suffered Wednesday night. With just three games left in the regular season and the Reds out of the playoff picture, there isn't any reason to push for Hamilton's return if...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Billy Hamilton exits with concussion

Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton robbed Ryan Braun of a home run on Wednesday night, but it came at a price. C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Hamilton hit his head on the padding at the top of the fence in front of the Reds' bullpen when making the spectacular grab in the third inning. The rookie told Rosencrans that it was difficult to concentrate...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Billy Hamilton make another great catch

Billy Hamilton was known as an offensive weapon because of his base-stealing ability in the minor leagues, but the speedy Reds rookie has made a big impact defensively in his first season in the big leagues. The latest example came Wednesday night when he ranged far to his right and leapt at the fence to snag a ball off the bat of Ryan Braun in the top of the third inning in Cincinnati...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

ESPN’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Jacob deGrom will be shut down for the season and will not make his final start against the Astros. An organizational source reported the news to Rubin and it appears deGrom’s pursuit of the National Leagues Rookie of the Year Award will end with 22 starts and a brilliant 2.63 ERA. His final record for the 2014 season is 9-6. He pitched 178...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton set to run away with National League Rookie of the Year Award

Nobody is going to outrun Billy Hamilton on the basepaths. And it would seem as though nobody is going to catch him in the National League Rookie of the Year race either.Entering Monday, the switch-hitting outfielder sat in the proverbial driver's seat to become the first Cincinnati Reds player to win the honor since Scott Williamson accomplished the feat in 1999.Although he...
Via Redlegs Review
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Not DeGrom Or D’Arnaud For NL Rookie Honors?

Why not Jacob deGrom? Or Travis d’Arnaud? Usually, the Rookie of the Year Award goes to hitters, as the writers tend to favor offense and the everyday player. When it comes to that, deGrom’s stiffest competition could come from teammate d’Arnaud, who leads NL Rookies with 13 homers and is second with 40 RBI, despite a .243 average in 102 games. DeGrom: Viable NL Rookie candidate...
Via New York Mets Report
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton Had To Learn To Play Defense, Too

One of the more fascinating stories of last winter was the Cincinnati Reds’ intention to replace the departing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo with the completely unproven Billy Hamilton. While it obviously made sense that Cincinnati had no intention of paying Choo anything like what he got from Texas — a move that looks great right now […]
Via Fangraphs
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton eyeing unexpected Gold Glove

CINCINNATI -- When fans talk about Billy Hamilton, the conversation almost always is about his flashing feet on the basepaths -- his stolen bases and his warp speed as he races from first to home in world class time. But how about his flashing leather? How about those diving catches and those leaps against the wall to snag potential home run balls? Is it Gold Glove calibre? Can a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tag! You’re it!

Billy Hamilton improves his future chances for being safe at first by taking out the … [visit site to read more]
Via Red Hot Mama
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton collides with umpire on infield hit

Your browser does not support iframes.Cincinnati Reds right fielder Billy Hamilton accidentally ran into the first base umpire after legging out an infield single to lead off Tuesday night's game in Baltimore.Hamilton made a full sprint to beat out the underhanded toss to first by Orioles pitcher Bud Norris on a close play. However, Hamilton was unable to avoid the collision with...
Via Holdout Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Jake Arrieta (7-5). Cincinnati stole three in a three...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Jake Arrieta (7-5). Cincinnati stole three in a three...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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