Minor League Game Review – 7/24/14

Louisville lost 8-1. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 1-4 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-1 with 2 walks and a run. Fabio Castillo threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Adam Russell threw a perfect inning. Ryan Rowland-Smith threw a perfect inning. Game Notes The Bats managed just three hits, all singles by Jason Bourgeois, Neftali Soto and Tucker Barnhart. Brett...
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Dallas Keuchel writes clever message on baseball for heckler

Being taunted by hecklers comes with the territory of being a professional athlete. Often times they are ignored, but every now and then the heckler receives a response. Earlier this season, Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds encountered his heckler and took a selfie with him. Phillips also signed a baseball for the guy with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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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Minor League Free Agents paying off for the Reds

  Each year minor leaguers hit the free agent market after six years with an organization and not being added to the teams 40-man roster. Some guys re-sign with their original team, but some guys choose to head to the market and find a new employer that offers them more money or a better opportunity, or both. The Reds signed quite a few guys that were out there after last season...
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Minor League Game Review – 7/23/14

Louisville won 6-5. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 2-5 with a double, triple,RBI and a run. Ruben Gotay went 1-4 with an RBI. Felix Perez went 1-4 with a run. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a run. Jack Hannahan (rehab) went 4-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and a run. Rey Navarro went 1-4 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 with a run. David Holmberg allowed 2 earned (4 total) in 7 innings...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Phillips begins post-surgery workouts

With the Reds struggling on both offense and defense during a six-game losing streak, any good news is certainly welcome this week. Brandon Phillips is a man who could help them in both areas, and though he is still far away from returning from a thumb injury, the social-media-savvy star offered some encouraging images on Instagram on Wednesday. The brief video comes two days after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Derek Jeter Gift Meter: Cincinnati Reds

During their recent visit to the Stadium this past weekend, the Cincinnati Reds surprised more than a few people when they joined the Derek Jeter Gift Parade.  Up until then, it was assumed (by me, at least) that opposing teams would honor Jeter only on the road.  However, the Reds changed all of that.Jeter received signed jerseys of former Reds captain/shortstops Dave Concepcion...
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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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Cincinnati Reds get competitive lottery 2015 draft pick

Each year for the last few seasons Major League Baseball has held a “competitive balance draft lottery” that gives additional draft picks after the first and second rounds to “disadvantaged” teams either due to small market size or small revenue. If a team falls into the bottom 10 in either of those categories, they are placed into the draft lottery pool. There are six picks...
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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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Reds Injury Update: Zack Cozart, Logan Ondrusek

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was forced out of Tuesday night's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit by a Jimmy Nelson pitch on the right hand. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that X-rays were negative but Cozart is unlikely to play Wednesday. Fay also reports that right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek has been placed on the DL with a strained right...
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Brewers stadium turnstile squashes Reds fan's groin (Video)

A Cincinnati Reds fan received a surprise welcome as he arrived at Miller Park in Milwaukee to watch his favorite team take on the Brewers when a turnstile at the stadium entrance kicked up into his groin. To make things even more awkward, it was all captured live on camera. Fortunately he was OK, but maybe he'll approach that turnstile a little bit slower next time.H/T NIS...
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Minor League Game Review – 7/22/14

Louisville lost 8-5. Box Score Jason Bourgeois went 4-4 with a double and a run. Ruben Gotay went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Felix Perez went 2-4 with a double, run and an RBI. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with an RBI and a run. Jack Hannahan (rehab) went 1-4 with an RBI. Donnie Murphy went 1-4 with a 2-run HR (1). Josh Smith allowed 3 runs in 6 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts....
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Brewers take advantage of Reds' miscues in 5-2 win

After seeing seemingly every break go against them over the course of the past few weeks, things evened out a little bit for the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Three defensive miscues by the Cincinnati Reds paved the way to an early lead, and the Milwaukee Brewers held it the rest of the way in a 5-2 victory at Miller Park. Reds second baseman Ramon Santiago threw a ball away...
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Kristopher Negron has the Fastest Trot of 2014

A quick note to try and match Kristopher Negron’s speed around the bases… Watch the video here. Before Monday night, the quickest trot of the season belonged to Carlos Gomez, who sprinted around the bases at Miller Park in 16.18 seconds on April 1. It was his first home run of the season and came in Game #2. As a Brewers fan (and Gomez fan), I hoped that that time would sit atop...
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Bailey looks to help Reds break out of slump

Cincinnati's Homer Bailey has had a week and a half to recover from a strained right knee that knocked him out of his last start, though it's taking him longer to repair his career numbers against the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-hander will try to continue doing so Tuesday night at Miller Park as the Reds seek an end to a seven-game road losing streak. Bailey (8-5, 4.21...
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Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Devin Mesoraco the Reds' catcher long term?

Devin Mesoraco has risen among catchers like a rocket this season. He has certainly made a lot of fantasy players happy (including this one) with his sixteen homers in only 244 plate appearances. His .406 wOBA is outstanding and he was an All Star this season. That's pretty heady stuff. But, of course, there are two sides of catching. There is the offensive side, which Mesoraco...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rookies of the Year thus far

With the season being two-thirds completed, it is time to begin looking into the award races. Major League baseball is stocked full of young talent, so winning the coveted Rookie of the Year award is a great accolade for a promising young player to have. Past winners include the likes of Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper. So who gets the hardware this Season...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who has been hot in the Cincinnati Reds system over the last week?

Let’s take a look at the guys who have been performing extremely well over the last week. The Hitters Argenis Aldazoro | .444/.476/.667 | 21 PA, 2B, HR, 3 steals, 5 runs, 4 RBI The Billings Mustangs have several players on the list this week and Aldazoro was a part of the group that scored 39 runs over a three game stretch during the weekend. He hit an impressive .444 and added...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Todd Frazier and the Billy Hamilton Effect

With a guy like Billy Hamilton on first base, you’re likely to get a fastball. That’s a good thing for Todd Frazier, who has traditionally feasted on fastballs. But does Billy Hamilton also make for a distraction at first base? Someone taking off for second base in your peripheral vision doesn’t make for great concentration […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Psychological Warfare on the Diamond

Cincinnati Reds CF Billy Hamilton steps into the batters box and immediately the Pirates defense is on high alert. The corner infielders move up to defend the bunt. The middle infielders cheat in a few a steps because they know it will be difficult to throw out the speedy leadoff hitter from the edge of the OF grass. Hamilton shows bunt and takes the pitch from Charlie Morton for...
Via Hidden Vigorish
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds looking to add a bat but in search of right asset

Hit with a rash of recent injuries to the lineup, it makes sense that the Reds would be interested in bolstering their bats. General manager Walt Jocketty said he would "like to add a bat" but the Reds haven't found anything that "attracts" them yet,'s Mark Sheldon reports. A few names have circulated surrounding the Reds. One is Tampa Bay'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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