Relief Needed: 5 free agents who could help Braves' bullpen in 2016

With one of the worst bullpens in the majors last season, the Atlanta Braves will be scouring the free-agent market for relief help this offseason. The 2015 numbers speak for themselves: Atlanta ranked among the three worst MLB teams in ERA (4.69, 29th), wins above replacement (-1.0 WAR, 29th), fielding-independent pitching (4.37, 29th), left-on-base percentage (70.4, 28th) and...
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Sean Marshall sends Reds rookies on coffee run

Sometimes when you're sitting around before an early game at Wrigley, you just need some coffee. Cincinnati Reds reliever Sean Marshall had that exact feeling before Wednesday's game in Chicago. So what did he do? He sent the rookies to Starbucks of course! Decked out in their uniforms, a group of Reds rookies trecked through Wrigleyville to pick up coffee for the veterans on the...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds' Marshall plays catch, looks forward to next step

  For the first time since his shoulder surgery, Reds' reliever Sean Marshall threw a baseball. According to, Marshall played catch for about 10 minutes on Wednesday. "I don't know how many throws, probably 75 throws. It felt really good," Marshall told the site.. "From the first throw, the ball was smooth coming out of my hand. My shoulder felt really smooth. I didn't...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall: 'Hopefully this is one of those prayers that was answered'

  Sean Marshall went into surgery for one thing, but ended up having something else done and as a result his career may be resurrected, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Instead of repairing the capsule in his left shoulder, Dr. David Altchek and Dr. Timothy Kremchek cleared out scar tissue in Marshall's left shoulder because that was all that was all that was needed. ...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

More shoulder surgery for Reds reliever Sean Marshall

CINCINNATI (AP) Left-handed reliever Sean Marshall will have more shoulder surgery next week, ending his chances of making a comeback in the final year of his contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds added three years and $16.5 million to Marshall's contract when they got him from the Cubs before the 2012 season for left-hander Travis Wood and two others. The Reds envisioned...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds put pitchers Bailey, Marshall on DL before opening day

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds put starter Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list and left-handed reliever Sean Marshall on the 60-day DL to open roster spots on Sunday, a day before their season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bailey is expected to miss one or two starts while recovering from forearm surgery last September. His DL assignment is retroactive to March 27. Marshall...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Reds look for help in the Rule 5 draft?

We’ve covered the players that the Cincinnati Reds will need to protect from the system to keep them from being drafted in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. What we haven’t discussed is if the Reds should consider drafting someone to help their team for the 2015 season. Well, this afternoon we are going to talk about that. The Reds have several weaknesses on their team...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dreamcast 45: The Offseason Cometh

It’s been FOREVER since we’ve done one of these, and since it’s #45, we’ll dedicate it to Sean Marshall, the former Cubs legend, who got us a useful though flawed piece in Travis Wood and who we hope will bounce back from injury to have a good walk year in 2015.  Like, we don’t want Sean to walk the world (unless it’s against the Cubs), we just want him to have a good...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Want to play fantasy football with the Reds?

The Reds are offering a unique opportunity for fans to team up with some of their favorite players in a fantasy football challenge. Skip Schumaker is hosting an event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday that will include teammates Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Jonathan Broxton, Sean Marshall, Ryan Ludwick, Chris Heisey, Mat Latos and Brayan Pena as captains...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Want to play fantasy football with the Reds?

The Reds are offering a unique opportunity for fans to team up with some of their favorite players in a fantasy football challenge. Skip Schumaker is hosting an event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday that will include teammates Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Jonathan Broxton, Sean Marshall, Ryan Ludwick, Chris Heisey, Mat Latos and Brayan Pena as captains...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects and Their Wrigley Debuts

In years past, rookies have enjoyed success on the road when debuting for the Cubs, but when it comes time to step in the box at The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, they have not fared well. Is it the pressure brought upon them when they are in front of their home crowd? Rookies in the Cubs system should not be scared of playing at Wrigley Field because wherever they play, there...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Reds highlights at the All-Star break

Looking back at some of the most memorable moments of the Reds first half of the 2014 season. 10) Reds top .500 for first time -- It took them more than 13 weeks to get there but the Reds finally pushed their record across the .500 mark on June 23 at Chicago with a 6-1 win against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Devin Mesoraco's grand slam highlighted a 5-run ninth inning as the Reds...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Bullpen edition

Manny Parra is a Reds reliever who could be traded by the end of this month. 2014 did not start off how the Cincinnati Reds had hoped for. Despite having eight players on the disabled list to start the year, many thought that the Reds still had their core players to keep them alive and fighting in the NL Central division. However, that was not the case and in recent weeks have gotten...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds LHP Marshall undergoes shoulder surgery

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall had season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday. Marshall has been dealing with shoulder problems for the last two years. He had no record and a 7.71 ERA in 15 appearances this season. Manager Bryan Price says he was told the surgery went very well. The 31-year-old Marshall is 5-6 with a 3.27 ERA and nine saves in 104...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Clever construction: Reds reliever given incredibly apt pre-surgery gift

A locker in the Reds clubhouse could have been confused for a construction zone Sunday. With Reds reliever Sean Marshall due to have surgery on his left shoulder, his teammates found the most fitting way possible to adorn his locker. "I think Pricey [manager Bryan Price] might have fun with that one," Marshall told Lingering shoulder issues that Marshall has battled since...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Mat Latos returns Saturday, Sean Marshall to DL

The Cincinnati Reds and their fans have waited the entire season to see starter Mat Latos take the mound. The wait is now over. The Reds announced Saturday that they have activated Latos from the disabled list and will start him Saturday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. To make room on the roster, the Reds placed reliever Sean Marshall on the 15-day disabled list. The Reds...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No margin for error

CINCINNATI -- Bryan Price has an issue to deal with when it comes to his bullpen. What has been a strength of the Reds in the past few years has let the first-year manager down through the first two months of the season. The problem showed itself again Saturday night in a 6-3 loss to St. Louis at Great American Ball Park. The Cardinals were able to tack on a pair of insurance runs...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-16) at Cincinnati Reds (11-14)

The Cubs haven’t been swept yet*, so, uh, I guess they got that going for them. The Reds do not enjoy this property, as they are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Barves. Sunday’s loss was capped off (well, pre-capped off) by ejections Reds manager Bryan Price and Homer Bailey, who was on one of his offdays, for arguing a call that was reviewed. Their biggest issue this...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds trying to survive rough bullpen spell

PITTSBURGH -- Bryan Price is dealing with a problem in his first season as the Reds manager that he rarely dealt with as its pitching coach. He's having a hard time finding any consistency from his bullpen. The Reds rank last in the National League in bullpen ERA at 5.77 heading into Tuesday night's game against Pittsburgh at PNC Park. Given that Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Broxton...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds activate Sean Marshall from DL

getty images The Cincinnati Reds have activated Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list. Marshall, 31, is good to go after appearing in two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Louisville. The Reds will place him in a setup role ahead of Jonathan Broxton for the time being. Since being moved to the bullpen full-time in 2010 Marshall has a 2.44 ERA and a  1.10 WHIP in 247 games.
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds activate reliever Marshall

Slowly but surely the Reds are getting healthier. They activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and he should be available when the Reds play the Cubs in the second game of a three-game series in Chicago. The Reds optioned reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Marshall on the roster. Marshall's addition means...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Marshall nearing return for Reds

getty images The Cincinnati Reds are hoping to have left handed reliever Sean Marshall back for next weekend. Marshall will head to Louisville this week where he will play in back to back games for the Bats on Tuesday and Wednesday. The expectation is that the Reds would have the 31-year-old back in time for their road trip to Chicago. One of baseball’s best relief options over...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds start season with Aroldis Chapman and 7 others on DL

The Cincinnati Reds will start the 2014 season with eight players on the 15- and 60-day disabled lists, including hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman's grusome injury on March 19 (videos here) restarted discussion of how pitchers can be protected. Here via the Sports Exchange are the players.Catcher Devin Mesoraco (oblique) - March 212B/OF Skip Schumaker (dislocated shoulder...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds finalize their roster

The Reds finalized their 25-man roster on Sunday in preparation for Monday's opening day game against defending National League champion St. Louis, making three transactions on their 40-man roster to get there. Infielder Jack Hannahan (shoulder) and right-handed pitcher Brett Marshall (finger) were placed on the 60-day disabled list, creating two openings, while reliever Pedro Beato...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: 'I'll take the NL Central for $500, Alex'

ST. LOUIS -- There is no question the Cardinals will enter 2014 as heavy favorites to win the NL Central. They have the deepest lineup, strongest rotation and two of the game's most exciting young arms anchoring the bullpen in Trevor Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez. Questions, however, abound around the rest of the division. So many, in fact, that we figured we would answer some of...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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