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Cincinnati Reds: Is Todd Frazier the NL MVP of the first half?

For the past few weeks, the Cincinnati Reds have plastered the phrase “#VoteFrazier” all over social media, Great American Ballpark, and the state of Ohio. Todd Frazier has received high praise all around the league and for good reason as he has proven to be one of the most dominant players this season. Frazier is near the top of every offensive category amongst third basemen...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Postgame interviews with Robert Stephenson and Tony Cingrani

Friday night I made the trip down to Louisville for the Bats double header that saw Tony Cingrani and Robert Stephenson start the two games. Cingrani joined the Bats for the day on a rehab assignment and threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and three strikeouts. He sat in the 89-92 MPH range for the game with his fastball and looked good in his two innings. Robert Stephenson had...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds RHP Daniel Wright is turning things around for Pensacola

Coming into the 2015 season Daniel Wright ranked 24th on my Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects List. When the midseason update came around the 24-year-old right hander fell just outside of the Top 25 after having a rough first half of the season. From the start of the season through May 24th, Wright posted a 6.34 ERA in 44.0 innings. From a peripheral standpoint, he actually had strong...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds agree to sign SS Miguel Hernandez for $650K

The Cincinnati Reds have made their second big signing on the international market this afternoon. Earlier today they agreed to terms with outfielder Cristian Olivo for $1,000,000. A little later this afternoon they agreed to terms with shortstop Miguel Hernandez for $650,000. Source: #Reds agree to $650K deal with Venezuelan shortstop Miguel Hernandez @MLBPipeline — Jesse Sanchez...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Aroldis Chapman breaks radar guns

No, not literally. Cincinnati Reds’ closer, Aroldis Chapman, throws the ball really hard however. The 27-year old lefty has been known to frequent triple digits when closing out games for the Reds. Chapman was first introduced to the Majors in 2010, and fans were immediately attracted to his power arm. Chapman looked like the what former Detroit Tigers’ phenom, Joel Zumaya, could...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier: Major League Baseball’s best Third-baseman

((June 24, 2015-Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America) In baseball, third-base is an interesting occupation; it is very physically demanding, the footwork must be more than exceptional, and the position usually associates itself with productive hitters. In spite of pitching dominating baseball as of late, new opportunities have emerged for position players to have an equivalent impact...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto throws 8 strong innings, Reds take series with Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto made his best start yet since returning from a sore elbow, allowing four hits in eight innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday to take their interleague series. The game started 12 hours after the Twins' 8-5 win on Tuesday night following a long weather delay. Minnesota played several rested backups in the quick turnaround...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Marshall plays catch, looks forward to next step

  For the first time since his shoulder surgery, Reds' reliever Sean Marshall threw a baseball. According to Reds.com, Marshall played catch for about 10 minutes on Wednesday. "I don't know how many throws, probably 75 throws. It felt really good," Marshall told the site.. "From the first throw, the ball was smooth coming out of my hand. My shoulder felt really smooth. I didn't...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Price has plan for short bench

The Reds have a short bench right now, but that doesn't seem to overly concern manager Bryan Price. “The good news is having a couple guys on the bench that are pitchers who typically swing the bat," Price told Reds.com. Obviously it's not ideal to have pitcher's as pinch-hitters, but Mike Leake and Michael Lorenzen are both pretty good with the bat and it's certainly better...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds that deserve to be All-Stars

The 2015 MLB All-Star game is two weeks away now and with voting closing on July 2nd, there are still several starting spots up for grabs. The big story of this years’ All-Star Game is the potential of the Kansas City Royals having up to seven or eight starters representing them in Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds. Yesterday, the MLB released updated voting...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Hamilton stealing bases at rapid rate

  Everyone knows Billy Hamilton is fast. Everyone knows he is going to try to steal bases. However, knowing what he going to do and stopping him from doing it are two very different things – a lesson the National League is learning the hard way over and over again this season. In the Reds' Monday night victory, Hamilton stole four bases – bringing his total to 40 this year....
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton, As Advertised

Monday, against the Twins, Billy Hamilton stole four bases. In so doing, he reached 40 steals on the year before anyone else reached 30. Probably even more impressive: Hamilton now has more steals than exactly half the teams in baseball. He has more than the White Sox and Dodgers combined. Over the course of the […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

21 reasons Todd Frazier deserves your All-Star vote

Todd Frazier has gained major ground, moving within 65,000 votes of the lead for the National League starting third base spot. MLB All-Star voting runs through July 2 at 11:59 p.m. Here's why Todd Frazier deserves a starting bid. 1. He's tied for second in the National League in Wins above Replacement (WAR), best among third basemen 2. He's second in the National League in home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Goes Klepto on the Base Paths Against Minnesota

Billy Hamilton is pretty darn fast. So fast that if the man is able to get on base he is a definite threat to make it home. What makes him an even bigger threat than most though is that he can do it without anyone else getting a hit. Yes, the man is that good at stealing bases.He proved it once again Monday night by snagging four bags against the Minnesota Twins.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frazier gains major ground in All-Star voting

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is making a strong charge late in voting for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. Frazier has moved to within 62,980 votes of the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter for the starting third base spot. In just a couple of weeks, Frazier has come a long way. With 25 home runs and 23 RBI, top five in both of those categories, Frazier is one of the National...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Johnny Cueto edition

Just a month away from the trade deadline, teams are narrowing down their list of players to make a run for. Sadly for Cincinnati Reds’ fans, Johnny Cueto is one of, if not the most, mentioned names in these talks. Since Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, it has been said that the Reds could not afford to resign Cueto due to the large sum of money owed to Joey Votto, Brandon...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Citi Field scoreboard clueless about Reds player’s name

During Sunday’s Reds-Mets game, an odd thing happened when Jason Bourgeois pinch hit for Cincinnati. The scoreboard at Citi Field read “unknown” instead of his name. Well, that’s embarrassing. The scoreboard eventually switched from “unknown” to “Bourgeois”. There was likely some confusion because of the fact that Sunday was the first game of the year for Bourgeois...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aggression Isn’t the Reason for Joey Votto’s Resurgence

Joey Votto is a passive hitter. Over the last five seasons, he’s swung at around 40% of the pitches that have been thrown in his general direction. During that same span, the average hitter swung at 45-46% of pitches he faced. Over 2,500 pitches, that’s a difference of about 125 swings, or something like 0.77 […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips takes strike while rubbing his eyes (Video)

Brandon Phillips took a strike while rubbing his eyes as he stepped out of the batter's box during his eighth inning at-bat in Thursday's Cincinnati Reds game at Pittsburgh. Phillips called for time after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson had already began his delivery. The umpire did not grant the timeout, but Phillips stepped out so he could clear his eyes. The pitch was thrown right...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling the Reds on Selling

​ Since 2003, the MLB All-Star Game has been used to determine home-field advantage for the World Series. The only problem is no team knows which league member will be the beneficiary of this edge. With each club guaranteed a representative in the ASG, unlike the old days when managers could stuff the roster, the game has become an important marketing opportunity, a chance...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Reds shouldn’t be sellers at the trade deadline

The 2015 season figured to be a struggle for the Cincinnati Reds, if for no other reason than the competition within the NL Central. The Cardinals and Pirates both projected to be playoff teams, while the Cubs appeared to be an up-and-comer in the division. Meanwhile, the Reds were coming off a 76-win season, had an aging roster and did little to improve during the offseason. Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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