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Video: Another look at overturned call at home plate

Your browser does not support iframes.The Reds defeated the Marlins, 3-1, Thursday night. But the victory didn't come without controversy.With Cincinnati trailing 1-0 in the top of the eighth, Zack Cozart was thrown out easily at home plate trying to score on Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. However, Reds skipper Bryan Price charged out of the dugout arguing that catcher...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 18 - Trade Deadline Edition

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterAnyone know the phone number of a good psychologist?I don't know about you, but these past two weeks habe been nothing short of depressing. Prior to the All Star break, when the Reds were playing terrific baseball, I couldn't wait until Thursday, so I could write my artice. Now I'm like, "Crud, it's Thursday again, how can I find the...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Reds looking to trade Ryan Ludwick?

Could the Reds be seriously looking to trade Ryan Ludwick?According to a report by Bob Nightengale of the USA Today, Cincinnati is willing to part ways with the 36-year-old outfielder and what remains on his contract, by making him available for trade as we approach Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.The #Reds are telling teams LF Ryan Ludwick is available, He's earning...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Walt Jocketty dubbed one of five general managers 'under pressure'

The proverbial seat isn't exactly piping hot for Reds general manager Walt Jocketty. But it's certainly not comfortable either.In the midst of an injury-riddled season, in addition to being mired in a forgettable second half losing skid, Jocketty finds himself in a tough spot this week as the non-waiver trade deadline looms on Thursday. The Reds aren't out of the postseason...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds place Jay Bruce on bereavement list

Jay Bruce will be out of Cincinnati's lineup for at least a few days after the Reds placed the outfielder on the bereavement list Tuesday. The precise reasoning for his placement on the list was not disclosed.Right-handed pitcher Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take Bruce's spot on the active roster. Tuesday marks the fifth separate time Partch has...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Devin Mesoraco slug home run to upper deck

Your browser does not support iframes.Devin Mesoraco is strong. Really strong.This fact of life was put on full display Monday night as the Reds catcher absolutely crushed a pitch to the upper deck for his 17th bomb of the season.Unfortunately, this run was the only one Cincinnati could push across in 15 innings, suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Diamondbacks.
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds take a tumble in latest batch of power rankings

On the heels of losing eight of nine, the Reds have experienced a steep drop in the latest batch of Major League Baseball Power Rankings, released by ESPN.com on Monday.Cincinnati occupied the No. 17 slot in this week's rankings after previously occupying the No. 13 slot just one week before. Their four-spot tumble was tied for the biggest drop of any team in the league.The second...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Reds targeting outfielder Alex Rios for offensive help

Despite losing eight of their last nine, and falling six games back of first place, reports continue to suggest that the Reds are prepared to be buyers as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.With Cincinnati struggling mightily to produce runs, evidenced by the mere 16 they have plated since the All-Star Break, the club's top priority at the deadline is adding a run-producing...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden proposes trade to bring Marlon Byrd to Reds

You don't have to be a baseball expert to notice how badly the Reds need offensive help.Entering Sunday, Cincinnati's depleted offense had mustered just 14 runs in eight games since the All-Star Break. With top hitters Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips expected to be out of the lineup for several more weeks, the need to add an extra bat has become critical if the Reds want...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Phillips makes wish come true for young fan

Your browser does not support iframes.Being sidelined with an injured left thumb isn't keeping Brandon Phillips from making a difference in the community.On Friday, the Reds All-Star second basemen helped make a dream come true in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as 13-year-old Brock Johnson of Winchester, Ohio got an opportunity to hang out with his hero for a day...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Witness ex-Red Dmitri Young's amazing weight transformation

Former Reds slugger Dmitri Young was on hand Friday night at Great American Ball Park to watch two of his former teams do battle on the diamond. And it would be no stretch to say that the 40-year-old has never looked better.Check out this side-by-side photo posted by MLB Cut 4 showing the amazing weight transformation Young has made since the end of his playing days. According to...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayson Stark: Reds will be buyers at trade deadline

Buy or sell? This is a question many Reds fans have been pondering as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Especially after watching their team lose six straight games out of the All-Star Break.One man who may have the answer to this question is ESPN.com senior MLB writer Jayson Stark. On Friday, Stark held an interactive chat session with fans welcoming questions about anything...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 19, 2014  |  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...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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