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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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Video: Highlights from Alfredo Simon picking up league-leading 12th win

Your browser does not support iframes.Fans are often prone to quickly assigning blame when things go wrong with their team. But sometimes they forget to give credit where credit is due.With that said, general manager Walt Jocketty should continue to receive praise for his foresight in snatching Alfredo Simon off waivers prior to the 2012 season.To be fair, nobody (including Jocketty...
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Richard Justice calls Reds 'as good as any team' in baseball

Everyone likes a winner. And the Reds have been winning a lot lately.Naturally, their recent surge has demanded that the baseball world take notice. As winners of four straight games, and 25 of their last 38, Cincinnati has effectively managed to close the gap between it and the Brewers from 8.5 to 3.5 games.One national writer who seems to be drinking the Red Kool-Aid is Richard...
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Video: Billy Hamilton's broken bat single sends crowd home happy with walk-off

Your browser does not support iframes.Tuesday was a lot of fun for Billy Hamilton and the Reds as they beat the Cubs not once but twice in the day-night doubleheader.However, the outlook for winning the nightcap appeared grim when Chicago jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Well, that was until the Reds scored in every inning after the fourth to come-from-behind for a 6-5 victory, completed...
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Todd Frazier to participate in Home Run Derby

For the first time since 2000, the Cincinnati Reds will have a player participating in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week in Minnesota.On Tuesday, the field was announced and Reds third basemen Todd Frazier was among the four players selected to represent the National League team.Frazier will become the first Reds slugger since Ken Griffey Jr. to compete in the event and only...
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Video: Watch Jay Bruce smash his third home run in as many days

Your browser does not support iframes.Warning, National League pitchers: You have been put on notice.After ending a dreadful 0-for-26 skid with a game-winning home run on Sunday, Jay Bruce has seemingly caught fire after hammering his third home run in as many games on Tuesday.The mammoth blast came in the bottom of the first inning in Cincinnati's victory over the Cubs in game...
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Video: Top pick Nick Howard talks about signing with the Reds

Your browser does not support iframes.After taking a week off from all baseball activities following the conclusion of the College World Series, Cincinnati's top draft pick Nick Howard is ready to get back on the field.On Monday, the University of Virginia product spoke with members of the local media about what it means to sign and play with the Reds. Last week, Howard agreed...
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Keith Law rips Devin Mesoraco All-Star selection over Buster Posey

In a bit of a surprise, Devin Mesoraco was tabbed for his first career All-Star selection on Sunday when National League manager Mike Matheny decided to include him on the 34-man roster. This was music to the collective ears of Reds Country to see Mesoraco, who was batting .317/.379/.634 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI, be awarded of the distinct honor.One person who was not thrilled...
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Johnny Cueto headlines four Reds headed to All-Star Game

On July 15, Major League Baseball will hold the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field. And we now know that at least four Reds players will have a chance to appear in the game. These players include right-handed ace Johnny Cueto, third basemen Todd Frazier, catcher Devin Mesoraco and closer Aroldis Chapman. For Cueto, Mesoraco, and Frazier, this will mark their first trip to the...
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Video: Jay Bruce puts the Reds up for good with clutch smash

Your browser does not support iframes.Jay Bruce was probably the last guy Reds fans wanted to see at the plate when he strolled to the dish with one out and a runner aboard in the bottom of the eight. After all, Cincinnati's right fielder was riding an 0-for-26 hitless skid entering the at-bat on Sunday.Fortunately, Bruce was able to snap out of the funk by delivering his eighth...
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Projecting which Reds players will be named All-Stars

The rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game won't be revealed until Sunday evening. In the meantime, let's take a stab at projecting which Reds players will make the cut for the National League, shall we?First, let's go over the basics of how the roster for each league is assembled. As you know, the starting lineup for both squads (excluding the starting pitchers) is determined...
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Video: Watch Billy Hamilton provide fireworks with fifth homer of season

Your browser does not support iframes.For a guy not known for his power, Billy Hamilton is sure proving that he's more than just a speedy threat on the base paths.Cincinnati's center fielder put on another impressive display of pop Friday night when he delivered his fifth home run of the season against Kyle Lohse and the Brewers. The blast came in the bottom of the third...
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Video: Reds top hitting prospect delivers walk-off home run

Your browser does not support iframes.While there will be plenty of fireworks on display today for the 4th of July, there was also a fair share in Pensacola last night, as top Cincinnati Reds hitting prospect Jesse Winker delivered a walk-off blast for the Double-A Blue Wahoos. The video above serves as evidence.Winker, rated as the third-overall prospect in Cincinnati's farm...
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MLB Week 14 - Red, White, and Very Blue

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterBaseball is a funny, yet fickle sport. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, something happens that will just blow your mind and leave you dazed, confused, and scratching your head.Last weekend, our beloved Cincinnati Reds traveled to San Francisco and literally “pillaged the village”. Babies were crying, women screaming, and men figuratively...
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Jim Bowden suggests Reds could try to trade for Huston Street

Even the casual Reds fan knows how shaky the bullpen has been in 2014.Entering Thursday, Cincinnati's relief core ranked dead last in K/BB (1.97) and second-to-last in the National League in earned run average (4.24). In other words, not only are Reds relievers surrendering a high proportion of walks relative to strikeouts, but they are also giving up runs by the boatload. Furthermore...
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Billy Hamilton earns Rookie of the Month honors for June

No National League rookie had a better month of June than Billy Hamilton. And now this fact has been legitimatized after Major League Baseball bestowed Rookie of the Month honors to the Reds center fielder and lead-off hitter on Wednesday.Here's the press release from the team detailing the award:The 23-year-old speedster led the N.L. with 14 stolen bases while his 36 hits were...
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Reds deal Jair Jurrjens to Rockies for minor league prospect

Less than two months removed from signing him, the Reds have agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for minor league infielder Harold Riggins. This is according to the fine folks at www.mlbtraderumors.com.A former All-Star for the Atlanta Braves, Jurrjens went 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Louisville. He worked 34...
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Photo: A look at the cap Reds players will wear during home run derby

Later this month, the stars will align in Minnesota as Major League Baseball plays host to the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field.By rule, at least one member of the Cincinnati Reds will be there for All-Star Weekend. However, it's looking more and more like multiple Reds players will suit up for the National League.Of course, the Midsummer Classic is only one of many festivities...
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Reds strike deals with two top draft picks

According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the Reds have reached a deal with first round draft choice (No. 19 overall) Nick Howard, who agreed to sign with the club for a $1,990,500 bonus, which is $100,000 below slot value.Cincinnati also came to terms with second round draft pick Taylor Sparks. The third basemen out of UC Irvine will receive a $972,800 bonus for signing on the dotted...
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Reds soar in newly updated power rankings

On the strength of becoming the first team in history to sweep San Francisco in a four-game series at AT&T Park, the Reds have now won five straight, eight out of nine, and 14 of their last 18 games.Their recent surge has catapulted them into sole possession of second place in the division with a record of 43-38. Although they still remain 6.5 games back of Milwaukee, the Reds...
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Video: Highlights from Homer Bailey's dominant outing versus Giants

Your browser does not support iframes.For a while, Homer Bailey flirted with a third career no-hitter on Sunday.Those aspirations were dashed in the bottom of the seventh inning when the Giants collected a couple of base hits. But that didn't prevent Bailey from turning in a dominant overall outing.All told, the right-hander improved his record to 8-4 by limiting San Francisco...
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