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Cincinnati Reds: 2016 Offseason Report Card

Cincinnati is not just coming off a seasonally bad year in 2015. The city’s beloved Redlegs had a historically bad year last season. Sporting a dismal 64-98 record, the Reds finished with the second-worst record in all of baseball (one game behind the Philadelphia Phillies), all while assembling a roster they thought was playoff-worthy. At least Philadelphia knew is was trashing...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds reunite with Piniella, Hoover turns nasty

From a distance, watching on a cold December day in 2002, Cincinnati Reds fans saw their home crumble to the ground. In a few seconds, Riverfront Stadium, host to the Big Red Machine and the once-in-a-lifetime championship teams of the 1970’s, including their wire-to-wire 1990 World Series Champions, transformed into a cloud of smoke on the horizon of the Ohio River. As the smoke...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Hoover gets raise in arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) -- Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year. Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. The team had argued for $1,225,000. Cincinnati had not gone to salary arbitration...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds outfield prospect Duran suspended for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances. Duran tested positive for Drostanolone, Stanozolol and Nandrolone, the commissioner's office said Friday. He became the first player penalized under the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Players improve to 2-0 in arbitration as J.J. Hoover beats Reds

PHOENIX -- Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year.Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. The team had argued for $1,225,000.A 28-year-old right-hander, Hoover was 8-2 with...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoover beats Reds in arbitration, improving players to 2-0

PHOENIX (AP) Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year. Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. The team had argued for $1,225,000. A 28-year-old right-hander, Hoover was...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever J.J. Hoover and Reds argue salary arbitration case

PHOENIX (AP) J.J. Hoover and the Cincinnati Reds argued their salary arbitration case Thursday, with the reliever asking for a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million and the team arguing for $1,225,000. A decision by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek is expected Friday. A 28-year-old right-hander, Hoover was 8-2 with a 2.94 ERA, winning his first seven decisions...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

KATOH Projects: Cincinnati Reds Prospects

Previous editions: Baltimore / Boston / Chicago AL / Chicago NL. Last week, lead prospect analyst Dan Farnsworth published his excellently in-depth prospect list for the Cincinnati Reds. In this companion piece, I look at that same Cincinnati farm system through the lens of my recently refined KATOH projection system. There’s way more to prospect evaluation than just the stats...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price: You can expect Brandon Phillips to stick with the Reds

Despite their best efforts to trade him, Brandon Phillips will be in a Cincinnati Reds uniform in 2016.According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the second baseman has used his no-trade clause to veto power to deny trades to the Nationals and Diamondbacks.The Reds have also acquired their second baseman of the future in Jose Peraza, but according to manager Bryan Price, Phillips will...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds are rebuilding, but optimism persists

It was the shot heard ’round Cincinnati. On Dec. 16, 2015, the Reds sent beloved third baseman and face of the franchise Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox as part of a three team deal with Chicago and the Los Angeles Dodgers that netted the Reds prospects infielders Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon, as well as outfielder Scott Schebler. Frazier was the face of the city for many...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds

Other clubs: Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Red Sox, White Sox. I share the view of many fans in wondering if the return from the Todd Frazier deal was justified, even though I do think Jose Peraza and Scott Schebler are valuable prospects. Even if all three (Brandon Dixon being the third) were busts, the Reds have amassed quite an assortment of high-upside and -floor prospects...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Breakthrough Candidate: Raisel Iglesias

In 2015, there were fewer pitchers (74) qualifying for the AL and NL ERA titles than in any season going back to 1995 (70). In any given season, the number of first-time ERA qualifiers is about a quarter of that population. This last year was no exception, as 18 pitchers qualified for the ERA title for the first time. What was unique about 2015 was the high quality of those first...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds catcher Mesoraco says he's healthy, hip is 'no problem'

Expectations for Cincinnati Reds catcher Devon Mesoraco had some high expectations entering the 2015 season.In 2014, the now 27-year-old was an All-Star, hitting .273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI. His 2015 season was cut short, however, after a hip impingement caused him to have surgery after just 23 games.That hip injury is now looking like a thing of the past -- he told the Cincinnati...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds seek Jocketty, Joey, and Jay for leadership

Looking onto the freshly-watered grass of Goodyear Ballpark, sparkling on a cold Arizona morning with the smell of new beginnings and the call of summer beckoning in the distance, one will gaze upon the image of an empty field. This park, the official spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club, though currently vacant, will soon welcome a sea of Reds players, personnel...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds Should Not Be Done Rebuilding (Part 2)

Embed from Getty Images Last week, I made a case that the Cincinnati Reds should not be finished rebuilding  by highlighting two players–Zach Cozart and Homer Bailey–that the Reds could look to trade by July. This week, I will highlight two more players that the Reds should consider trading, although both seem unlikely or controversial. EUGENIO SUAREZ What? Trade a young...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Bronson Arroyo throws for Reds in Cincinnati

Free agent right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo was recently in Cincinnati to throw for the Cincinnati Reds, according to league sources. No deal between the Reds and Arroyo is close, sources said. Arroyo is believed to be one hundred percent healthy from Tommy John surgery, as he told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark earlier in the offseason that […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects by Christopher Crawford and BP Prospect Staff

Robert Stephenson is the best Reds prospect since Paul Robeson; click to find out who the other nine are.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds to induct Pete Rose into team’s Hall of Fame

For those clamoring to get MLB all-time hit leader Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame, you sort of got your wish today. Rose hasn’t been introduced into Cooperstown (he’s still banned) but the Cincinnati Reds announced he will be joining the Reds Hall of Fame, and will be introduced during the 2016 Reds HOF Induction Weekend. Pete Rose to be inducted into the Reds Hall of...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Numbers: Cincinnati Reds

(This is part of a series on retired numbers, with somewhat of a focus on Retired Number Bandits — players who wore a number that was later retired at any point after the person for whom it was retired first wore it. See the introduction for more information and explanation on Bandits.) The Cincinnati Reds have […]
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

THE REDS SHOULD NOT BE DONE REBUILDING

Embed from Getty Images The Cincinnati Reds two obvious trade candidates are Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips. However, Phillips vetoed a trade, and last week I made the case that the Reds should keep Jay Bruce until he (hopefully) reestablishes his value. So should the Reds stand pat on the trade front until July? The easy answer is “yes”, but there are several other players...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds shortstop Zack Cozart agrees to $2.925M, one-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart reached agreement on a $2,925,000 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 30-year-old Cozart, who received a raise from his $2.35 million salary last season, batted .258 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs in 53 games and was off to a great start while healthy before a right knee injury in June ended his season and required...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Top 20 Prospects

Three years ago the Reds were winning the National League Central with 97 wins and prospects appeared to be merely trade-bait for the next crucial piece to put them over the postseason hump. Instead, Cincinnati slowly declined before plummeting to the second-worst record in baseball last season, finally, as some fans would say, prompting a […]
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Burning Questions for the Cincinnati Reds in 2016

Barring some herculean performances from myriad unheralded players, the Reds and their fans know their place in 2016: Near and maybe at the bottom. Now seemingly forever ago, Cincinnati had won at least 90 games three times in a four-year span, topping out at 97 wins and a first-place finish in 2012, but the Reds have […]
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Classic Threads: Cincinnati Reds

Classic Threads takes a look at the long history of the Cincinnati Reds Being a native of Ohio (though raised an Indians fan), I always loved the red and white look of the Cincinnati Reds. This has been a team that’s used a clean, simple look to their uniforms. Let’s take a look at one […]
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds sign Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez

According to a report from MLB.com, the Cincinnati Reds have signed 21-year-old Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez.As MLB.com notes, Rodriguez is 5-foot-10, 195 pounds and posses good speed -- he clocked in at 6.6 seconds on his 60-yard-dash.Since this signing will count against the Reds' international signing pool, they will incur a penalty for going over their allotted pool. It...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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