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Benches Clear In Pirates-Reds Game With Everyone Acting Like Tough Guys (Video)

When the temperatures rise in August, often so do tensions in Major League Baseball. For teams with little or nothing to play for, the dog days of summer cna be time when tempers flare, which is what happened Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati. The Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates were all kinds of fired up after Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips took exception to being plunked with a...
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Cincinnati Reds Minor League Scouting Notebook

This week in the Cincinnati Reds Scouting Notebook we are going to look at two players that are having very different seasons, but both are showing some things to keep an eye on. Right handed pitcher Wendolyn Bautista has dominated in the Arizona Rookie League for the Reds, while outfielder Narciso Crook has struggled to find some consistency with the Dayton Dragons but continues...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Fighting for the split

More fun times in Cincinnati! These next two videos show the same thing, but one is the Pirates feed and the other is the Reds feed. The perspectives are….different. Look, I hate getting into this stuff. We’ve been over it a bunch of times before, especially with the Reds. A couple of thoughts, though: The Reds had a right to be upset. Marlon Byrd was hit way up high last...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
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RHP Sal Romano to Pensacola and RHP Josh Smith to Louisville

With the Reds announcing that Keyvius Sampson will start on Sunday for the Cincinnati Reds, it left open a spot in the rotation in Louisville. Right hander Josh Smith was promoted from Double-A Pensacola to join the Louisville Bats where he will presumably fill the spot in the rotation. Taking his spot in Pensacola is right hander Sal Romano, who is coming up from Daytona. For now...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Reds problem

Gerrit Cole is 0-3 against the Cincinnati Reds this year. He is 14-2 against everyone else. To be fair, it’s not as if Cole was terrible on Saturday – the bigger problem was the Pirates’ inability to hit a pretty iffy pitcher in Raisel Iglesias, and the defense let Cole down quite a bit. The Pirates were not charged with an error, but Cutch turned a single into a triple by...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
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RHP Keyvius Sampson to start on Sunday for the Reds

It’s been a big week for right handed pitcher Keyvius Sampson. On July 24th he went out and had the best start of his year, tossing 8.0 shutout innings for the Louisville Bats. Later in the week he was called up by the Cincinnati Reds and made his big league debut on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a perfect inning while striking out two batters. Earlier today...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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San Francisco Giants: impact of adding Mike Leake

Late into the night, news broke that the San Francisco Giants traded two minor league prospects (Adam Duvall and Keury Mella) to the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Mike Leake. After the Giants failed to land either Cole Hamels or David Price, rookie Bobby Evans pulled an ideal trade to keep the Giants in playoff contention and to match arms with the Los Angles Dodgers. Once...
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Giants Add Mike Leake, Aim to Keep Pace With Dodgers

After a few days of being linked to top-line starting-pitching help like David Price and Cole Hamels — though never showing serious enough interest to land either player — the Giants have gone a less conspicuous route. Although the trade netting them Mike Leake from the Reds for two prospects (one of whom is was at the top […]
Via Fangraphs
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Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake in a three-player deal late Thursday night. #SFGiants acquire RHP Mike Leake from #Reds in exchange for minor league IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella — San Francisco Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
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Making it rain: Phillips has historic night vs. Pirates

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips put on a show Thursday night, and most of the time when we say that we are talking about with the glove, but not this time. This time, Phillips did something that has never been done before with his bat. According to Elias Sports Bureau, since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920, Phillips became the first player in Major League...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t lose to the Reds

It’s getting late and I’m still in lab, staring at a post about Joakim Soria (coming up next!) and so I’m going to keep this series preview short. The Pirates have been awful against the Reds this year (2-7). The Reds, in turn, have been awful at baseball this year (45-54, including all those wins against the Pirates). The Reds are going to be dismantled during this series...
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Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn’t look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded despite high interest just a few weeks ago. The flame-throwing lefty had drawn interest...
Via Rumors and Rants
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Dave Stewart admits to inquiry on Reds' Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline. After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters in Seattle, where the Diamondbacks are playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin trade chips

The market has moved forward as we approach the trading deadline, but its shape is still difficult to make out, especially in terms of hitters. We have seen the mega-deal, with franchise cornerstone Troy Tulowitzki moving from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays. We have seen the rental, with Ben Zobrist helping the […]
Via Fangraphs
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Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
Via The Outside Corner
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Bruce named a finalist for Feller Act of Valor award

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce was named a finalist for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. It is the second time Bruce has been nominated for the award.  The award honors a current MLB player who who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving their country that Bob Feller himself displayed. Feller was one of the first athletes to enlist in the army after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With Cueto dealt, what's the market for other pitchers?

With the market being set for top-end starters and teams looking to add talent for the stretch run, the MLB hot stove is heating up big time. In what will be a daily piece on Sportsnaut until Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline, here are the biggest rumors and stories around the world of Major League Baseball. Bounty for Johnny Cueto was pretty high Courtesy of USA Today Sports...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Are Heavily Scouting Reds Slugger Jay Bruce

Beat reporter Anthony DiComo of, continues to hear that the Mets continue to look at Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and that they are scouting him heavily. Having already shipped off Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals, the Reds have made it known that they are looking to unload their big salaried players as […]
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds officially trade Johnny Cueto to Royals

Well, that was a fun 12 or so of speculation. But finally, Johnny Cueto is a member of the Kansas City Royals. In return, the Cincinnati Reds will receive three pitchers – Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed. Reds trade Cueto to Royals for LHPs Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 26, 2015 Cueto has had a great year for Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams seeking Reds flame-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman

Reds starting pitcher Jose Cueto is expected to be moved before baseball's trade deadline, but Cincinnati also possesses the league's most sought-after reliever, Aroldis Chapman.Whether the Reds actually want to move Chapman is up for debate. According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, one league executive deemed the Reds' price tag for Chapman as "exorbitant."It's clear why contending teams...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto's Trade Value, Potential Suitors

Now that the All-Star break is over, the Cincinnati Reds will look to deal some of their big-name players before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It's clear that the Reds will be sellers, but whether they'll blow the whole team up, fire sale style, remains to be seen.Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman and starter Mike Leake are two likely candidates to be moved...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Redsock Nation cries UNCLE: "It’s all about trade value now..."

Boston, butchers in eight straight losses, is contemplating another August yard sale. They are 12 games out, and the bargain sales signs are up: MUST GO, CLEARING INVENTORY: NAPOLI, VICTORINO, CRAIG... MAKE AN OFFER..."Might as well get something for them rather than release them and eat the money."Gyaaaaaah, this is wonderful. It's like eating ice cream on the crapper. You want...

Fan at Reds game runs onto field, hops fence and exits stadium without incident (Video)

A fan at Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds game completed one of the most well-planned out field invasions/escapes that we have ever seen. 19-year-old Justin Buchanan of Noblesville, Ind., made the two-hour trip to Great American Ballpark to watch the Reds beat the Cubs, and he decided to make things interesting in the eighth inning. As part...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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