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Coming to grips with the recent Reds trades

If you didn’t know, the Cincinnati Reds made two trades last week. In both trades they got rid of a starting pitcher. One of the pitchers the whole fan base loved (Mat Latos) and the other pitcher we liked, but we didn’t cry over the spilled milk (Alfredo Simon). Trades: Cincinnati Reds receive: SS Eugenio Suarez SP Jonathan Crawford (Minors) Detroit Tigers receive: SP Alfredo...
Via The Front Office News
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Cincinnati Reds Retrospective: 1990-1994 Drafts

After nearly a month off this series returns as we look back at the drafts from 1990-1994 for the Cincinnati Reds. The series looks back to see how drafts helped shape the Cincinnati Reds of the past and built toward the future. You can see the entire series here. The 1990 Draft The Reds kicked off a new decade with a quality first pick as they selected catcher Dan Wilson seventh...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Player Profile #179: Devin Mesoraco | C | CIN

Homers, homers, and more homers. That was Devin Mesoraco’s 2014 season in a nutshell. The Reds breakout slugger crushed 25 bombs in just 440 PA and 384 AB, good for rates of one homer every 17.1 PA or 15.4 AB. While the homer total wasn’t elite, the homer rate was. Mesoraco’s 17.6 PA/HR in 2014 was elite  While this chart isn’t very instructive — you knew Mesoraco...
Via Baseball Professor
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Cincinnati Reds OF Narciso Crook

The Cincinnati Reds have some interesting prospects throughout the system, but one of the more interesting players is Narciso Crook. He was just 18-years-old during the 2014 season and had played at a Junior College the season before and was drafted by the Reds in the 2013 draft. At a young age he more than held his own in the Arizona Rookie League where he hit .255/.313/.423 over...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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County goes DIY route to fix Reds stadium seats

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart. Facing costs as high as $5 million, the county hired a local firm to design new seat molds, found a plastics company to make the backs and bottoms and is paying ex-jail inmates and others about $10 an hour to install...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Neftali Soto re-signs and other notes

So, apparently I forgot to schedule a post for this morning. It will be pushed to tomorrow. Baseball Prospectus has up an article this week that I thought would be an interesting share on how important a balanced lineup is in terms of having lefty-righty-lefty. It’s a discussion I’ve seen all over the place, especially with the two Reds best hitters long being Joey Votto and...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

County goes DIY route to fix Reds stadium seats

CINCINNATI (AP) Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart. Facing costs as high as $5 million, the county hired a local firm to design new seat molds, found a plastics company to make the backs and bottoms and is paying ex-jail inmates and others about $10 an hour to install...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Reds new prospects fit into the rankings?

The Cincinnati Reds made some moves last week. It would be a surprise if somehow you missed it. Three of the four players acquired are still eligible for prospect lists. That of course begs the question: Where do the new guys fit in? Let’s look at the original list that came out at the end of October for the Top 25. 1. Robert Stephenson 9. Raisel Iglesias 17.Seth Mejias-Brean...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins interested in Jack Hannahan

The Minnesota Twins are reportedly interested in signing free agent third baseman Jack Hannahan, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 in Minnesota. Wolfson states that the club had previous interest, as recently as two years ago, in signing Hannahan to a deal. Also, Wolfson imagines that the Twins would likely sign the third baseman to a minor-league contract, who would likely...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Hayes dominating in the Dominican Winter League

Cincinnati Reds right handed pitcher Drew Hayes is pitching in the Dominican Republic this offseason and he has been dominating during Winter League play. After his third straight season in Double-A Pensacola where he posted a 4.04 ERA in 71.1 innings he headed south to join Estrellas de Oriente. He made his first appearance on November 11th and allowed a solo home run in 0.2 innings...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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By trading Latos and Simon, Reds create flexibility for one more run

After the Reds traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon on Thursday, you might wonder if general manager Walt Jocketty is beginning a rebuilding project in Cincinnati. At the end of July and when the Reds were officially eliminated from playoff contention, I advocated this team trading off some pieces to get younger and more players under club control, rather than making one last run...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

By trading Latos and Simon, Reds create flexibility for one more run

After the Reds traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon on Thursday, you might wonder if general manager Walt Jocketty is beginning a rebuilding project in Cincinnati. At the end of July and when the Reds were officially eliminated from playoff contention, I advocated this team trading off some pieces to get younger and more players under club control, rather than making one last run...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Cincinnati Reds go from here?

Yesterday was full of action by the Cincinnati Reds. They ended the Winter Meetings with a bang. Or two in this case. The team traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon for two players each. Coming back in the trades were two right handed pitchers, a shortstop and a catcher. Right handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani and shortstop Eugenio Suarez should both be ready to step onto the Reds...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings 2014: Day 4 Recap

  The final day of the 2014 Winter Meetings did not relent, as teams rushed to fill empty spots on their rosters and secure the big-name trades. Here’s a summary of what happened on the last of what has been a busy and exciting four days. Done deals The Boston Red Sox added to their earlier acquisition of Wade Miley by bringing former Fenway favorite Justin Masterson back to...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds lose two players, gain two in the AAA Rule 5 Draft

While the Cincinnati Reds went through the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft without losing or selecting a player. They were active in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft though. Unlike the Major League portion the rules are much different. The cost is minimal for selection and you won’t see any top prospects selected as they are universally protected by the team. What...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Walt Jocketty’s wife interrupts press conference with phone call (VIDEO)

mlb.com Walt Jocketty’s wife just wondered if he would be home for dinner Thursday as the Reds general manager sat next to Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski to announce the trade that sent Alfredo Simon to Detroit for Eugenio Suarez and Jonathan Crawford. The two general managers held a joint press conference to announce the deal when a phone started ringing.  Both men acted as though...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos’ Wife Finds Out He’s Being Traded On Twitter, Freaks Out

There were plenty of trade rumors about Cincinnati Reds pitchers during this year’s MLB winter meetings, and Dallas Latos didn’t miss a beat. The wife of former Reds starter Mat Latos apparently was watching Twitter diligently Thursday, and she happened to catch the moment her husband was traded to the Miami Marlins. She then frantically live tweeted the whole event. WHO. WHEN...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos Acquired By The Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins have acquired Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds For the second day in a row, the Miami Marlins have made a splash on the trade market by acquiring starter Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for prospect Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach, son of Tim Wallach. The deal brings Latos back to where he grew up as a young kid. It also solidifies...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Reds rotation look like in 2015?

SAN DIEGO -- Now that Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon have been traded, the Reds have openings in their starting rotation. They can also look closer at the prospects of extending the contracts of two other starters who are due to become free agents at the end of next season. Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake are entering the final seasons of their contracts and the Reds would like to keep...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Steamer Doesn’t Like Mat Latos

As was made evident by the Giancarlo Stanton extension, the Marlins are trying to build up to win. On Wednesday, they added Dee Gordon, a player who has been good in one year. On Thursday, they added Mat Latos, a player who has been good in several. There’s another difference, though — in 2014, Gordon […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfredo Simon Heads To Detroit After Trade

The Detroit Tigers acquired Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon today, filling the hole left in their rotation after sending Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox in return for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Simon was given his first starting rotation role by the Reds this season, and had a 3.44 ERA over 196 innings. The 33-year-old – who got his first All-Star nomination...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Trade Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon In Deals With Marlins, Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> The Cincinnati Reds have unloaded two starting pitchers. The Reds traded Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins and Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Thursday. Cincinnati has long been considered a potential source of starting pitching given the club’s payroll constraints and the pitchers’ impending free...
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Tigers obtain starter Simon in trade with Reds

SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers have obtained pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of young players. Cincinnati got right-hander Johnathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez as part of the deal, announced Thursday on the last day of baseball's winter meetings. Simon, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA last season. Crawford, 23, was a first...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos’ wife Dallas freaks out on Twitter over trade rumors

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos has been at the center of various trade rumors over the past several days, and his wife has not been handling it well. Dallas Latos has been tweeting up a storm this week, openly admitting that she is freaking out and drinking wine in an attempt to deal with trade...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Reds trade Mat Latos to Miami for RHP Anthony DeSclafini and C Chad Wallach

The whirlwind day continues in Reds land as the Reds have announced that they have traded Mat Latos to the Marlins for RHP Anthony DeSclafini and catcher Chad Wallach. Anthony DeSclafini He has some big league experience with the Marlins, posting a 6.27 ERA in 33.0 innings in the 2014 season where he had just five walks and 26 strikeouts. Put the Reds defense behind him and I bet...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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