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Wednesday afternoon news and notes

So, how about that baseball game last night to open up the playoffs? I was pacing at times. I was yelling at the TV over some of the decisions that Ned Yost made on the basepaths late in the game. The only thing that can top that tonight will be someone throwing a no-hitter. Good luck Giants and Pirates. Billings Mustangs general manager Gary Roller was named the Executive of the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Cincinnati Reds 2014 Season Review: Fabian Williamson

Fabian Williamson was brought in by the Cincinnati Reds in August of 2013 from independent ball where he was playing with Laredo in the American Association. The left hander made seven starts for Bakersfield last year and posted a 6.61 ERA in 32.2 innings with 19 walks and 37 strikeouts. It got him back into professional baseball but the numbers weren’t strong, especially for a...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The most popular articles in September

At the end of each month I go back and look at the most popular articles from the month just in case you guys missed something and to give me a general idea of what kind of articles seem to be the most viewed so I can try and figure out what exactly interests you the most. 1. Cincinnati Reds Advanced-A affiliate heading to Daytona The Cincinnati Reds left the California League and...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Rumors: Changes coming to front office

At one point in the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Reds were still in it. Then they weren't and the season was over. The Reds went 76-86, just a year after going 90-72 and making it to the wild card game before losing. They fired manager Dusty Baker and hired Bryan Price. Price's job appears to be safe, as much of the season was marred by injuries, but the Reds are moving...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman’s record-breaking 2014

Aroldis Chapman‘s season started like this… And ended like this after earning his 36th save on the last day of the season… Chapman finished the 2014 season with the all-time record for SO/9 (17.7). The Cuban Missile averaged a record 100.3 mph on his fastball.  For the entire year. The lefty struck out over 52% of the batters he faced, another record. Chapman finished...
Via 60ft6in
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton had predictable season

Billy Hamilton began the season with a lot of pressure to fill some pretty big shoes worn by his Reds' center field predecessor. Hamilton gave the Reds everything they could have asked for with his glove and his legs in the field. He ranked first among all center fielders in defense according to Fangraphs.com. Unfortunately, his offense did not live up to the fielding. The sad...
Via The Flagrant Fan
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Cincinnati Reds make the Pioneer League Top 20 Prospects

Last week Baseball America began rolling out there League Top 20 Prospect lists. The Reds were shutout of the Arizona League rankings, though Gavin LaValley was close to making the list. On Monday the Pioneer League Top 20 was released and the Cincinnati Reds were represented quite well on the list. There are just eight teams in the league, so math would suggest that each team should...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals clinch the Central division title thanks to Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto is not a swine. He's the type of weasel who will attack a man from behind, kick him in the head with metal-spiked feet, and end his career. No, Cueto is not a swine because he has no spine. He's more akin to some sort of invertebrate, slithering in the gutter, waiting to attack. After what Cueto did to Jason LaRue, it was an uncomfortable practice to shift to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Reds can't stay with the status quo anymore

CINCINNATI (AP) After their offense went flat in the closing weeks of the 2013 season that ended with a wild card loss in Pittsburgh, the Reds decided they had to change. No, not the players. The batting coach. And the manager. They fired Dusty Baker after a third playoff appearance in four seasons - their best stretch of success since the days of the Big Red Machine - and figured...
Via AP on Fox
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Cueto gets 20th win in Reds season finale victory over Pirates

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Cueto. The Reds' ace put an exclamation point on his stellar 2014 season by earning his twentieth win. He pitched eight innings, giving up one run and striking out seven. On the season, he has racked up 242 strikeouts, tying him for the National League lead. He has pitched 243.2 innings with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Reds can't afford to keep Cueto and Latos

In a season that was more sourness than light, there was everything to be said for a big crowd on the last day to nowhere. The Reds were never about playing out the string, even though the ball had long since unwound. Players like Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman had a lot to do with that. It was interesting listening to Cueto and Chapman through interpreter Tomas Vera after Sunday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Cincinnati Reds Kristopher Negron takes advantage of opportunity

The Cincinnati Reds originally acquired Kristopher Negron in August of the 2009 season as the return from Boston when they moved Alex Gonzalez to the team. Negron was granted free agency after the 2012 season but signed immediately with the Reds, opting to remain in the organization after getting a cup of coffee with the team in the 2012 season that totaled four games and five plate...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Cincinnati Reds RHP Daniel Wright

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Daniel Wright out of Arkansas State in the 10th round of the 2013 draft. He went to Billings that season and posted a 5.91 ERA in 42.2 innings that all came from the bullpen. Despite the ugly ERA his peripherals were strong as he walked just five batters and he struck out 43 batters. He flashed a good breaking ball during the season and showed a good change...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 162: Reds 4 Pirates 1

To put it bluntly, this game was every stupid thing that I was afraid it was going to be. Gerrit Cole was phenomenal for the Pirates; he got into a little trouble in the first inning in part due to a Brandon Phillips bloop single, escaped the jam with only one run allowed, and then cruised through the next six innings without breaking a sweat. He was painting with 98 mph fastballs...
Via WHYGAVS?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Johnny Beisbol's Day

CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto vs. Gerrit Cole in Game 162 of the season. Reds vs. Pirates. It's exactly what the MLB schedule makers had in mind. The only thing missing from the scenario was the Reds weren't going to the postseason no matter what the game's result. They'll quickly want to put this season behind them. On Sunday, though, they got to relish for one last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds win final game 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pirates couldn't stop Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card. Pittsburgh needed to beat the Reds and have the Cardinals lose later in the day at Arizona to pull even for first place...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Reds after forgettable season?

Well, we can finally close the book on the 2014 regular season for the Cincinnati Reds. It goes without saying, but this campaign has to go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory.Hopes were high entering spring training as the club returned many of the same roster pieces that led to playoff berths in the two seasons prior. The main change consisted of a shakeup in...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds win final game 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pirates couldn't stop Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card. Pittsburgh needed to beat the Reds and have the Cardinals lose later in the day at Arizona to pull even for first place...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds turn the page on 'humbling' season

CINCINNATI -- It was the last day of school and with the way the season went the Cincinnati Reds were like most kids -- glad the school year is over. Before Sunday's final game against the Pittsburgh Pirates most of the Reds were tossing items into large cardboard boxes in front of their lockers, mail and equipment and trinkets that they had gathered over the course of the embarrassing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago hits walk-off grand slam for Reds win over Pirates

In the end, it may have just been avoiding their 87 loss of the season, but the Reds — and especially Ramon Santiago — didn't see it that way. Santiago gave the Reds a 10-6 victory in 10 innings over the Pirates, who were still hoping to win the National League Central, with a walk-off grand slam. It was his second homer of the season and first career grand slam. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago hits first career grand slam in Reds comeback

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago hits first career grand slam in Reds comeback

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates take advantage of Reds misplay, gain crucial victory

Nearly a year after Johnny Cueto dropped the ball, Jay Bruce simply missed it. One reason the Cincinnati Reds are not playing meaningful baseball this fall is the poor performance of Bruce this season. Thought as of a core player for the Reds, Bruce has suffered through a dreadful season offensively and defensively, and it continued in a 3-1 Pirates victory Friday. After Josh Harrison...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No looking back for Reds' Aroldis Chapman

CINCINNATI -- March 18 is a date that's hard to forget for anyone associated with the Reds. It was the night Aroldis Chapman has put behind him as remarkably well as he's put together a historical season. Chapman suffered multiple fractures to his skull just above the left eye and nasal region that night after being struck with a line drive off the bat of Kansas City catcher...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco: The next Johnny Bench?

Some might say that Devin Mesoraco wears his feelings on his sleeve and if he doesn't he certainly wears them on his chest. The red jersey Mesoraco wears under his Cincinnati Reds uniform every game says, "I Play to Win." That he does. And while the Reds haven't done a whole lot of it this year, the 26-year-old catcher has done his part and sprinkled in a whole...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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