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Straily settles in, finds quality-start groove

Dan Straily, who was claimed on waivers at the end of Spring Training, is now giving the Reds an opportunity to win more often than not when he takes the mound.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

D-backs' bats go silent after first inning in loss to Reds

CINCINNATI -- Archie Bradley has been good at pitching out of threats lately. With two runners aboard, he couldn't keep one away from Joey Votto, and it cost him a game.Votto extended his post-All Star break surge with a three-run homer off Bradley, and Dan Straily pitched six innings on Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Votto, Barnhart stay hot in opener win

The first inning wasn't kind to either starter in Friday's series opener between the Reds and D-backs. Reds starter Dan Straily allowed two first-inning runs, but his counterpart, Archie Bradley, allowed three, giving up the only Arizona lead of the game as the Reds went on to win, 6-2. The Reds now have won four of their last five games.
Via Reds.com
9 hours ago

Sampson makes first start of 2016 vs. D-backs

Keyvius Sampson makes his first start of the 2016 season against the team he beat for his first Major League win when the Reds host the D-backs Saturday night at Great American Ball Park. The D-backs will start left-hander Robbie Ray, who is coming off a seven-inning shutout performance against the Dodgers in his last start.
Via Reds.com
10 hours ago

Report: Jay Bruce drawing trade interest

It turns out that there may be a new Bruce Almighty in town. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball on Friday, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is drawing trade interest from many teams around the league, including the Indians, the Dodgers, the Rangers, the Blue Jays, and the Nationals. The 29-year-old Bruce is batting .263/.314/.530 for Cincinnati this season with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Reds keep at the trade deadline?

The Cincinnati Reds have virtually one trade candidate this season. It’s not really a question of whether Jay Bruce gets traded, but when and for what in return. Beyond that, trading Zack Cozart and Brandon Phillips would be ideal, but unlikely. There’s no market for a shortstop and there’s no guarantee Phillips agrees to go even […] The post Who should the Reds keep at...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

Watch Billy Hamilton use his ridiculous speed to give the Reds a thrilling walk-off win

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton might not be the most feared hitter, but when he does reach base the slender speedster can cause absolute havoc. He gave us another reminder of that Sunday against the Brewers.With two out in the ninth in a scoreless game, Hamilton was on second base, representing the winning run. Hamilton took off for third and stole it without a throw....
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Bruce’s likely suitors

Will Cincinnati Reds star Jay Bruce land on a club with a familiar face? If the Reds trade him to the White Sox or Nats, the answer is: yes. Additionally, the Dodgers are looking for a big bat in their outfield. With these possibilities, here are three potential landing sites for the Reds 3-time National League All-Star. White Sox The Chicago White Sox could use Jay Bruce to...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB is tired of managers arguing balls and strikes

Manager tirades at umpires have largely become a thing of the past thanks to instant replay taking away most of controversy in many decisions in baseball… except balls and strikes. Managers can still get their money’s worth arguing balls and strikes with the man behind the plate, though those tirades often end in vain, if not with a little entertainment for the fans watching...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Very Necessary Zack Cozart Follow-Up

Every year we go through the same routine. A previously unimpressive player has a couple great months and we wonder if we’re observing something new and meaningful or if it’s simply random variation and the regression monster is coming. I haven’t done a thorough analysis, but I’d imagine a larger percentage of articles written on sites like this during the first months contain...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: an All Star Game recap

Another MLB All Star Game is in the record books. For Cincinnati Reds fans, last night’s game was mostly uneventful. However, there was a lot to recap from last night. Both from the Cincinnati Reds angle and overall. The Reds angle First, it’s fair to think Adam Duvall had a better All Star Game experience than Jay Bruce. Duvall won 3rd place at the Home Run Derby. Plus, while...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: All Star Game will be boring

Cincinnati Reds fans will likely find the 2016 MLB All Star Game a bit boring. In spite of having two Cincinnati Reds representatives in the game. In spite of one representatives , Adam Duvall being featured in the Home Run Derby.  In spite of this potentially being one of the final times we’ll see Jay Bruce in a Reds uniform. In spite of all of those things, there’s a significant...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jay Bruce Defensive Metrics Test

Jay Bruce is going to be traded. That’s a near-certainty. He’s the only player on this year’s market to be (almost) traded not once, but twice by the team for which he still plays. The rumors have been persisting for more than a year now. Bruce is in the last guaranteed year of his contract, the Reds were never in contention, and he’s rebuilt his value with a great first...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is more upheaval coming for the Reds in this lost season?

The Reds’ firing of first-year pitching coach Mark Riggins on Monday was out of character for Walt Jocketty, who is in his final season as the team’s president of baseball operations.Jocketty, even in difficult times, generally has resisted making in-season coaching changes in his 22 years as a lead baseball executive for the Cardinals and Reds.While the removal of Riggins was...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Billy Hamilton scores from second on passed ball thanks to Cubs’ laziness

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is one of those players that you never want to see on the basepaths. He has the speed to score from first on a single or on a pop-up sacrifice fly when standing on third.He can also turn a routine passed ball into a run ... from second base. On Tuesday against the Cubs, catcher David Ross let John Lackey's pitch go between his legs. Ross...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant is first player to ever hit 3 HRs, 2 doubles in a game

This just in: Kris Bryant is good. Bryant won the 2015 NL Rookie of the Year, and is taking things to another level in his second big-league season with the Chicago Cubs. On Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark, Bryant went 5-for-5 at the dish, with three homers, and two doubles. Get this: No one else in major-league history has ever hit three homers...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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