Buy Low, Sell High: First Baseman

This is part of a series of posts looking at buy low and sell high candidates at the All-Star break.  It’s based on looking at the difference in fantasy value from the first half of the season and projected fantasy value for the second half (using the Steamer projections published at FanGraphs). Buy Low 1. Joey Votto The $225M Canadian hitting machine has been a disappointment...
Via Batting Leadoff
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds looking to add a bat but in search of right asset

Hit with a rash of recent injuries to the lineup, it makes sense that the Reds would be interested in bolstering their bats. General manager Walt Jocketty said he would "like to add a bat" but the Reds haven't found anything that "attracts" them yet,'s Mark Sheldon reports. A few names have circulated surrounding the Reds. One is Tampa Bay'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds interested in acquiring Marlon Byrd

The Cincinnati Reds have been dealing with major injury issues this season, and they are trying to figure out a way to stay in playoff contention down the stretch this season. According to a report from Jim Salisbury, the Reds are interested in acquiring veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd has a four team no-trade clause, but the Reds are not one...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brayan Pena enjoys multi home run night at Yankee Stadium

Your browser does not support iframes.Brayan Pena did everything he could in Cincinnati's bid to knock off New York at Yankee Stadium on Friday. And his effort included recording the first multi home run game of his major league career.Filling in at first base for the injured Joey Votto, Pena provided plenty of firepower by launching a pair of solo home runs of Yankees pitching...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Health, handling Cards among Reds keys to second half

The Reds get back to the business of chasing down a third NL Central division title in five years Friday in New York against the Yankees. The Reds have survived early injuries and bounced back from being as many as six games under .500 and 8 1/2 games out of first place to come out of the All-Star break with a 51-44 record, just 1 1/2 games behind division leader Milwaukee and one...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend discussion: You’re the GM of the Reds, What do you do?

With how the Reds roster has shaped up over the last few days, I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion for the weekend. Brandon Phillips is on the disabled list for at least six weeks. Joey Votto is on the disabled list for who knows how long? You are within reach for both the National League Central and one of the two NL Wild Card spots. Put yourself in the shoes...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds weathering injuries as Pirates come to town

The Cincinnati Reds were in an offensive rut late last week, but that seemed to be nothing more than a minor hindrance for a team that was at least healthy after three months of dealing with some fairly major injuries. Suddenly, they have two more. With Brandon Phillips joining Joey Votto on the disabled list, the Reds look to stay positive Friday night as they open a key series...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals prepare for life without Yadi, perhaps baseball's most irreplaceable player

ST. LOUIS -- The Reds' best player, Joey Votto, is out indefinitely. Pirates ace Gerrit Cole just returned to the disabled list one start after coming off of it. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been in and out of the lineup with a sore back. But no team in the NL Central will be dealing with a more devastating injury than the Cardinals, who just lost arguably the most irreplaceable...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds will (again) have to overcome injuries to stay in NL Central race

CINCINNATI -- The National League Central, home of three postseason teams from last season, was expected to be a tight division race this season. That was before the Milwaukee Brewers got off to the hottest start in baseball and threatened to make everyone chase second place. Things have gotten much more interesting in the past couple weeks and that was before the news that second...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds keep on winning but injuries adding up

The Cincinnati Reds have put up some big offensive numbers without slugger Joey Votto, though that could become increasingly difficult if two more key hitters have to miss time. Billy Hamilton and Brandon Phillips could be out as the Reds go for their season-high sixth straight victory Thursday against the struggling Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park. Even though Votto has...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto Needs His Legs

We talk a fair bit about Joey Votto in these electronic pages. Some may say we do it too much, perhaps. But it’s for a reason. It’s not that he’s paying us to — he’s not paying me at least. He’s simply a somewhat-fascinating specimen as far as baseball players go. He’s smart, he’s a […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Joey Votto on DL again due to quad injury

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back on the disabled list. In his return, Votto hit .250 with a .699 OPS in 23 games, but the same quadriceps injury that put him on the shelf in May, has put him back on the shelf in early July. The Reds announced today that Votto would be […]
Via Full Scale Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ambulance Chasers, Week 15: A Votto-mless Pit in Cincinnati

It was just a couple of months ago that I discussed Cincinnati Reds' first baseman Joey Votto, and what his fantasy value would be the rest of the season. At the time, he was on the DL nursing a quad injury, and had yet to resume on-field activities.  I basically approached the situation this way: if you own him, trade him; if someone else in your league was growing tired of...
Via Razzball
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto placed on DL

As expected, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been officially placed on the disabled list. C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted the move, as well as the activation of Brayan Pena from the paternity list:Votto to DL, Pena back, Barnhart stays #Reds— ctrent (@ctrent) July 8, 2014Over the weekend, it became clear that Votto's quad injury was still...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

With Votto heading to DL, how will Reds approach first base spot?

CINCINNATI -- The decision the Cincinnati hoped they wouldn't have to make was made Tuesday morning -- Joey Votto is resting uncomfortably on the disabled list. "They did a full work-up on Joey yesterday (Monday) and it is the same injury (strained quadriceps) that has exacerbated," said manager Bryan Price. "There is more soreness and the issue has continued....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds racking up wins

The Cincinnati Reds are tied for the best record in the NL over their last 25 games, and the wins could keep flooding in with the Chicago Cubs in town for a few more days. The Reds will aim for two more victories in Tuesday's doubleheader as the clubs continue a five-game set at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati (46-42) is 17-8 since June 11, matching Pittsburgh for the top...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Time To Drop Votto?

In Episode 91, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Review the show on iTunes and enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate to StubHub! Click here for details. Today’s topics include: Whether Joey Votto is entering waiver wire territory...
Via Baseball Professor
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce gets first crack at 1B as Votto remains sidelined

CINCINNATI -- It was 3 o'clock Monday afternoon and down on the Great American Ball Park infield Jay Bruce was absorbing a crash course on the finer points of first base. What was going on? Well, when the lineup board in the press box was checked, Bruce was listed as the Cincinnati Reds first baseman. Emergency situations call for a scramble and this one is definitely a scramble...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds open five-game home set with Cubs

Jay Bruce finally delivered for the Cincinnati Reds after a rough few days at the plate. They may need him all the more with Joey Votto sidelined again. After hitting his first homer in two weeks, Bruce and the Reds open a five-game home set against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Bruce had gone a career-worst 0 for 26 before belting a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto likely headed back to DL, season in question

Cincinnati Reds All Star first baseman, Joey Votto, is porbably headed back to the DL, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:Sources: #Reds' Votto likely headed back to DL with same injury as before - strained left quad.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 6, 2014 Votto was on the DL from May 16 to June 10. Since his return, he has hit .250/.354/.345 with no homers, and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto's especially clean locker sparks trade rumors

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto might need to start keeping a messy locker if he wants to avoid being the subject of trade rumors in the future. Despite the fact that Votto has a full no-trade clause in his contract, rumors began to spread quickly on Sunday morning before the Reds-Brewers game that the slugger had been traded. Votto was given the day off against Milwaukee...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Joey Votto Gets a Day Off, Maybe More

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was not in the lineup today leading to speculation that he may be headed back to the disabled list with the same injury that put him there there the first time earlier this season, a left quad problem. He’s 1-for-his-last-11 and 6-for-37 over his last 11 games. In 23 games since his return from the DL, Votto is batting .250 with 11 RBIs...
Via Baseball News Source
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Interest in Votto's status remains intense

CINCINNATI -- It didn't take Sherlock Holmes with a magnifying glass saying, "Elementary, my dear Watson," to know that something was up Sunday morning in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse. Some of the clues indicated that perhaps Joey Votto was going on the disabled list, but that was not the case. Votto was given Sunday off but he was not placed on the disabled list....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MVP Says Anthony Rizzo Is Best First Baseman In The Game

Posted to Chicago CubsA lot of comparisons have surfaced between the Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo and the Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto due to their playing styles, but they also happen to be good friends. Recently they spent a week in Florida together. “We spent most of the week playing pickup football and ­swimming,” Votto said. “Most of it was pickup football.” Votto...
Via Sports Mockery
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds’ Player Gives Drunk Fan A Hilarious Message Written On The Ball

Posted to Random Shiz“Dear Drunk Guy, Thank You 4 All the Love & Support, Now take this ball and shut the phuck up!! :)” So what happened before this? The story is told by Reddit user by the name “Placenta_Claus”. “My brother attended the Pirates/Reds game tonight (that’s him on the left) and decided to get drunk and do some heckling. He started on Joey Votto earlier...
Via Sports Mockery
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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