REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reds to go with four-man rotation at closer

How the Reds finish games this season is a question that will not be resolved during Spring Training, and that is by design. Manager Bryan Price isn't looking to have a dedicated closer as the club tries to be more innovative in the mid-to-late innings.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

Rookie season out of sight, out of mind for Reed

When he was at home during the offseason, Reds pitcher Cody Reed could tell people were a little uncomfortable asking him about his rough first big league experience in 2016. So with a dash of self-deprecation, Reed let people know it was OK.
Via Reds.com
8 hours ago

Reds expect to sign Ryan Raburn to compete for backup role

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds expect outfielder Ryan Raburn to pass a physical and sign a minor league deal Sunday, giving them another player to compete for a role off the bench. The 35-year-old Raburn has played for the Tigers, Indians and Rockies. Last season with Colorado, he batted .220 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 113 games. He started 44 games in left field...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Price: Reds' bench situation is wide open

Manager Bryan Price's club was thin with veteran bench candidates until adding Desmond Jennings last week and Ryan Raburn on Friday. Both have Minor League deals with invites to camp, and both are expected to arrive on Sunday. Otherwise, the battles are wide open for Cincinnati's remaining spots.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds links - Spring Training officially begins

Friday links! Position players officially reported to Goodyear, AZ on Thursday, marking the return of the Cincinnati Reds to The Land of the Endless Strip Mall for Spring Training. The World Baseball Classic will throw a minor wrench into the usual happenings for a bit. If anything, though, that gives us an extra week of baseball watching in February that otherwise would’ve been...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

JPEG of the Year: Match 13

Rerss Ehrlenderf vs Joey the Heel Mercifully, Ross Ohlendorf is not with the Reds any longer. It's not like he was Alfredo Simon bad, but Lord have mercy. Joey the Heel is one of my favorite developments in baseball in recent years, so I'm kinda happy that y'all like particular picture of him. vs Poll My wish is that this can you find your path through the universe. I wonder...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Shortstop Zack Cozart one of Reds' last remaining holdovers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Shortstop Zack Cozart expected to be manning the middle of the Cincinnati Reds' infield with veteran Brandon Phillips for the sixth straight season. Instead, the second baseman has been traded, and Cozart knows he could be next. The Reds sent Phillips to Atlanta for a couple of pitchers last week, their latest move in a two-year rebuilding program. Cozart...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Feldman skipping WBC, focusing on Reds rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Scott Feldman won't compete in the World Baseball Classic for Israel, choosing instead to get ready to fill a spot in the Cincinnati Reds' rotation. Feldman said Tuesday that he has turned down the opportunity to pitch in the WBC. The Reds signed him on Jan. 26 to fill the spot that opened when they traded Dan Straily -- their top starter last season -- to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former top picks need breakout year to kick Cincinnati's rebuild into gear

It’s a make-or-break 2017 for several top draftees. The 2012 season easily marks the high water point of Cincinnati Reds success over the last 20 years. The team won 97 regular season games, finally won a pair of playoff games, and were an ill-timed Johnny Cueto injury away from potentially making a deep playoff run. The results of that year are fun to look at now, and will be...
Via Red Reporter
4 days ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1019: Season Preview Series: Red Sox and Reds

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan preview the Red Sox’ 2017 season with Alex Speier of the The Boston Globe and the Reds’ 2017 season with Zach Buchanan of the The Cincinnati Enquirer. Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Red’s Song"Audio interstitial: Neko Case, "Red Tide"Audio outro: Neil Young, "Red Sun" Link to Alex’s article about Boston’s pitching-optimization planLink to...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Homer Bailey undergoes surgery for bone spurs, out 4-6 weeks

According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Buchanan also adds the ten-year veteran will miss between four and six weeks and will most likely start the season on the disabled list.The 30-year-old recently complained during the offseason he was experiencing discomfort...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily trade’s impact for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds will go into the 2017 season without one of last seasons most notable pitchers. In a deal that leaves an interesting impact on the Reds pitching staff. On Thursday the Cincinnati Reds traded Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Straily the Reds get three Marlins minor league prospects. The 2016 season was Dan Straily’s breakout season in the majors...
Via isportsweb.com
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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