Reds Announce Minor-League Signings, Non-Roster Invitations

The Reds have announced 18 non-roster invitations to MLB camp this spring, as C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. That includes a variety of internal players as well as a few outside additions: southpaw Lucas Luetge along with catchers Rob Brantly and Shawn Zarraga. Luetge, 29, spent 2016 at Triple-A for the Angels after spending parts of four seasons in...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
17 hours ago

Reds extend spring invite to 19 non-roster players

The Reds completed Thursday's trade of Rule 5 selection Luis Torrens to the Padres on Friday by announcing that they acquired infielder Josh VanMeter.
1 day ago

Bryan Price: Threat to the Working Man

How much work is too much work? Bryan Price gave an anodyne interview to Zach Buchanan during the Winter Meetings. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. This time around, Price was arguing that minor league pitchers need to throw more in the minors so they’re ready come the big show. We have pitchers that come through our system that throw bullpen sides of 25 to 30 pitches...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Reds pick Luis Torrens, Stuart Turner in Rule 5 Draft; flip Torrens to Padres

Two catchers were picked, but only one will be given a look in Cincinnati Earlier this morning, MLB held it’s Rule 5 player draft, where players who meet certain criteria are eligible to be plucked from the minor league rosters of other teams. Read all about the rules for this here, but just know that it’s essentially a way to keep teams from letting talented players toil and...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Reds use Winter Meetings to gauge market

The Reds talked to clubs and did a lot of listening this week at the 2016 Winter Meetings. But ultimately, general manager Dick Williams and his baseball operations staff left town without a major transaction. That doesn't mean the talking and listening is over, however.
2 days ago

Reds target backstop depth in Rule 5 Draft

The Reds selected a pair of catchers in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning as the 2016 Winter Meetings came to a close.
2 days ago

The Reds five biggest hits of the season

Unlike other sports, it can be difficult for a single MLB player to have much control over the outcome of a game. In the NBA, a star player can typically get the ball in the biggest moments. In the NFL, a QB can elevate the performance of an entire team, and skill position players can potentially make a big play at any moment. In baseball it’s different. Sure a starting pitcher...
Via Red Reporter
3 days ago

Cincinnati Reds Rumors – listening to offers on Anthony DeSclafani and Billy Hamilton

The Cincinnati Reds opened up the 2016 Winter Meetings by listening to offers for Anthony DeSclafani and Billy Hamilton. The Cincinnati Reds are trying to move infielders and possibly relievers, but the other teams are asking about Billy Hamilton and Anthony DeSclafani.  The Reds are trying to turn the corner on their rebuild, but other […] Cincinnati Reds Rumors – listening...
Via Blog Red Machine
4 days ago

Cincinnati Reds plan for the winter meetings in hopes of a good holiday season

The Cincinnati Reds are getting ready for the winter meetings and the potential upgrades to follow. The Cincinnati Reds are getting ready for the winter meetings where the Rule 5 Draft will take place.  They also will meet with free agents and other teams.  It is the best time to make deals and to start […] Cincinnati Reds plan for the winter meetings in hopes of a good holiday...
Via Blog Red Machine
7 days ago

Billy Hamilton, the Absolute Freak

Some people track the passing of time through watching their children. Other people track the passing of time by looking at what time it is, and comparing that to a previous time, from back in the past. I tend to track the passing of time by thinking in baseball terms. I can’t really help it, and sometimes it takes me by surprise. It feels like just yesterday that Billy Hamilton...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds designate Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera for assignment to make space

The Cincinnati Reds designated two of the important parts of their 2016 for assignment to clear roster space. The Cincinnati Reds claimed Juan Graterol from the Los Angeles Angels.  Graterol is a catcher who made his MLB debut in 2016.  He batted .300 in 68 games in Triple-A. They also claimed Gabriel Guerrero from the […] Cincinnati Reds designate Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera...
Via Blog Red Machine
9 days ago

Report: Reds open to dealing Billy Hamilton

Tickets to see Hamilton are probably already off the market. But the same apparently can’t be said of Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Tuesday, the Reds are open to offers for all of their players, including Hamilton. The speedy 26-year-old batted .260/.321/.343 with three home runs, 17 RBIs, and 58 stolen bases in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Reds catcher Johnny Bench launches anti-bullying app

CINCINNATI (AP) Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench has launched a new cellphone app aimed at combatting bullying in schools nationwide. The Cincinnati Reds catcher officially launched his ''Smithfield School App'' on Thursday at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in downtown Cincinnati. The app - named for its sponsor Smithfield Foods - allows teachers and administrators...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds do not intend to trade Joey Votto

Don’t go selling those Joey Votto jerseys just yet, Cincinnati. According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, the Reds have no intention of trading Votto, citing his leadership in the clubhouse along with his talent. The #Reds have no intention of trading Joey Votto, Reds say, citing not only his obvious talent, but his clubhouse leadership. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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