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A couple of ex-Reds top list of 'five best-hitting pitchers'

In a bit of irony or coincidence, given Cincinnati's recent offensive woes, a pair of former Reds topped a dubious list highlighting the five best-hitting pitchers of the last 25 years.The list, based on adjusted OPS and at least 200 at-bats, was whipped up by the fine folks at ESPN.com and features Micah Owings at No. 1 with Dontrelle Willis right behind him at No. 2. A fine...
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MLB Week 17 - Somnambulism

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterTranscript from a possible phone call Wednesday afternoon around 4pm local time in Milwaukee.Operator: "9-1-1, what's your emergency?"Caller: "I'd like to report a disturbance at Miler Park"Operator: "What seems to be the problem"Caller: "There's 25 men wearing Cincinnati Reds uniforms sleepwalking all over...
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Reds should take note from Rangers and test trade market for Jonathan Broxton

With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, the Reds find themselves in a precarious position about whether they are buyers or sellers.Despite riding a six-game losing skid, Cincinnati remains just 5.5 games back of first place and only 4 games back of the second Wild Card spot. On the surface, the Reds seem as though they are still very much in the thick of the postseason...
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Reds awarded competitive balance pick for 2015 draft

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball handed out 12 extra picks for the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft via the Competitive Balance Lottery. As fate would have it, the Reds received one of them.The good news is the Reds will receive the first competitive balance pick in Round B (which will take place in between the second and third rounds). The bad news is Cincinnati missed out on the chance...
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Report: Reds continue trade talks with Phillies involving Marlon Byrd

According to a report by Jim Bowden, the Reds and Phillies remain in trade talks involving veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd.Cincinnati has been one of several teams rumored to be interested in Byrd as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. It goes without saying, but the Reds desperately need a power threat in their lineup. And the 36-year-old Byrd would seemingly provide...
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Skip Schumaker leading fantasy football event for a great cause

On the same day Skip Schumaker was announced as a finalist for MLB's Heart & Hustle Award, another announcement has been made involving the veteran's role in leading a fantasy football event for a great cause. Here is more on that story from the Reds...Skip Schumaker is hosting a fantasy football challenge that will include 9 teams captained by Cincinnati Reds players...
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Four names the Reds may be interested in near trade deadline

If it wasn't already clear before the trip to New York, the Reds are definitely in need of a shot in the arm or two if they want to make a run for the postseason.Unexpected injuries to key players have absolutely decimated the roster and have forced the healthy players still left to adjust accordingly. As we saw on Sunday when a routine popup dropped in for a walk-off single...
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MLB Week 16 - Break Time

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterAll-Star breaks not only are good for players, they’re pretty good for fans too! My family and I just returned from our first vacation in quite a long time. It’s been twenty years since we visited Huntsville, Alabama, and Nashville, Tennessee, wow have things changed! Thank God for OnStar turn by turn navigation! Once I figure out how to transfer photos...
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Reds shower Derek Jeter with farewell gifts

Although just visiting, the Reds decided to capitalize on their opportunity to honor Derek Jeter this weekend at Yankee Stadium.On Saturday, Cincinnati paid homage to New York's longtime shortstop by gifting him with signed jerseys from former Reds captains Barry Larkin and Davey Concepcion, as well as a photo from 2003 when he was named captain of the Yankees while playing...
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Reds trade minor league prospect to Brewers for cash considerations

It went under the radar, but the Reds made a trade on Friday.According to Milwaukee's player development account on Twitter, the Reds agreed to swap minor league prospect Josh Fellhauer in exchange for cash considerations from the Brewers. The 26-year-old outfielder was hitting .239/.338/.313 in split time between Double-A and Triple-A this season.In 2013, Fellhauer slashed ...
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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...
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ZiPS projections don't bode well for Johnny Cueto, Alfredo Simon in second half

By any account, Johnny Cueto and Alfredo Simon have had excellent seasons so far, which recently culminated into trips to the All-Star Game.But at least one national baseball guy doesn't believe either pitcher can sustain their success for the remainder of the year. And that guy is ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski after tabbing both Cueto and Simon among players fantasy baseball owners...
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Robert Stephenson named among top 50 prospects in baseball

If you haven't heard Robert Stephenson's name by now, as a Reds fan, you should probably get yourself acquainted with the 2011 first round draft pick.The 21-year-old right-hander out of California is widely regarded as the top prospect in Cincinnati's farm system. With a fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s and an ideal frame for a starting pitcher (6-foot-3, 200-pounds)...
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Report: Reds eyeing to add hitter at trade deadline

With injuries decimating key players in the offensive lineup, the Reds are being forced to at least consider adding another hitter to the roster at the trade deadline. But who might general manager Walt Jocketty and the club be interested in? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden takes a closer look in his most recent column detailing what he is hearing at the trade deadline.In the piece, Bowden...
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Selig: Pete Rose might have role in 2015 All-Star Game

With the book closed on the 2014 All-Star Game, folks in Cincinnati are already gearing up for the next one in 2015, which will be played inside the cozy corridors of Great American Ball Park.Of course, what would a Cincinnati Midsummer Classic be without the presence of baseball's all-time hit king and hometown hero, Pete Rose? Considering Rose's lifetime ban from baseball...
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National League falls despite contributions from Reds All-Stars

The National League wasn't able to muster enough offense to overcome the American League in Tuesday's All-Star Game. And thus relinquished the chance to gain homefield advantage for the World Series. But the Reds were certainly well represented in the annual affair.Alfredo Simon was the first Red to make an appearance in the game when he hurled one inning of relief in the...
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Video: Todd Frazier sports iON camera to capture sights, sounds of Home Run Derby

Your browser does not support iframes.In case you missed it, Todd Frazier came extremely close to winning the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby last night after getting knocked out by Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes in the final round.Frazier was kind enough to give us all a glimpse at his first-person view of the event and the end result is this roughly two-minute video clip from MLB.com.Check...
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Pair of Reds prospects shine in Futures Game

A pair of Cincinnati Reds prospects played a hand in helping the United States edge out the World, 3-2, in the 2014 Futures Game on Sunday.Top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson hurled a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth while top hitting prospect Jesse Winker added a double and scored a run.Winker, 20, is batting .289/.399/.521 with 15 home runs, 20 doubles and 57 RBI in...
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Video: Relive Kris Negron belt his first major league home run

Your browser does not support iframes.The Reds were able to overcome injuries this weekend to take two out of three against the pesky Pirates. But they wouldn't have been able to do so without the unlikely contribution from recent call-up Kris Negron.Watch as Negron promptly delivers the first home run of his major league career in the second inning off Francisco Liriano. Negron...
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Zack Cozart named best defensive shortstop in baseball for first half

As much grief as Zack Cozart gets for his lack of offensive production, the 28-year-old native of Memphis is probably the most sure-handed player on the Reds when it comes to defense.Simply put, Cincinnati's starting shortstop just does not make many mistakes. He's been a human vacuum at the six hole in 2014 and people around baseball are finally beginning to take notice...
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Video: Billy Hamilton defies logic with nifty move to avoid tag

Your browser does not support iframes.Even if you don't like baseball, I think anyone can appreciate the excitement that Billy Hamilton brings to the stadium night in and night out.Hamilton wasted no time in electrifying the home crowd on Friday when he pulled off a mind-boggling move to avoid being tagged out in the first inning on a bunt attempt.If you haven't seen it,...
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Video: Aroldis Chapman sets all-time record en route to nailing down save

Your browser does not support iframes.Aroldis Chapman made history Friday night when he entered the game and promptly notched a strikeout in his 40th consecutive appearance.This broke an all-time record previously held by Bruce Sutter among MLB relievers.Chapman also had a streak of 34 straight appearances with a strikeout from 2011-12. That streak in itself is good enough for fourth...
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Jayson Stark dubs Billy Hamilton first half Rookie of the Year

In the race for National League Rookie of the Year, there is Billy Hamilton and then there is every other National League rookie in a very distant second.Numbers don't lie. Either do our eyes. Hamilton has without a doubt been the best rookie in the Senior Circuit this season. So it should come as no surprise that ESPN's Jayson Stark dubbed Hamilton as his NL ROY for the...
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MLB Week 15 - Can't Win 'Em All

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterJust like the Greek mythological creature the Phoenix, regenerating from the ashes of its predecessor, our beloved Cincinnati Reds have risen from the abyss of mediocrity to have a stellar final six weeks of the first half of the 2014 season. (Yeah, I’m trying to get nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.)After the Reds 3 – 0 loss at San Diego last Wednesday...
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Brandon Phillips expected to miss six weeks after thumb surgery

Despite Thursday's extra innings loss, the Reds still managed to take four out of five against the depleted Cubs this week. But it didn't come without a price.Brandon Phillips left Wednesday's game early when he dove for a ball and got his glove caught underneath him. Initial reports suggested Phillips had simply sustained a sprained thumb. However, according to source...
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