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Reds Rumors: Cincinnati exercises Johnny Cueto's option

The Cincinnati Reds enter the off season coming off a 76-86 record, fourth place in the National League Central. At 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Reds need to bolster the offense before next spring to contend next season. The pitching staff was solid and should continue to be a bright spot next season, as the Reds have exercised the option on ace Johnny Cueto.#456281042...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds decline options on Ryan Ludwick, Jack Hannahan

Cincinnati picking up a $10 million option on Johnny Cueto for next season was a no-brainer decision and at the opposite end of the spectrum so are declining 2015 options on Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan. Ludwick gets a $4.5 million buyout instead of a $9 million option and Hannahan gets a $2 million buyout instead of a $4 million option, both of which are very pricey buyout figures.
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds decline option on Ryan Ludwick

The Cincinnati Reds have declined the 2015 option on outfielder Ryan Ludwick. Ludwick, 36, would have made $9 million had the option been picked up. Given that the Reds owe him $4.5 million as part of the buyout the team must feel the 36-year-old has nothing left to contribute. A big 2012 campaign landed him a two-year deal worth $18 million from the Reds. After playing in just...
Via Tireball.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cueto’s option picked up

In moves that were of no surprise, MLB.com has learned Tuesday that the Reds exercised the $10 million 2015 club option for ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and declined options for outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan.
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds remove Neftali Soto from 40-man roster

<img title="Order The 2013 Prospect Guide" ` Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds outrighted Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville and cleared a spot on the 40-man roster according to Mark Sheldon of Reds.com. 1B/3B Neftali Soto sent outright to Triple-A Louisville by #reds http://t.co/CkWrzXRGi5 — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) October 29, 2014 On it’s own, that move isn’t...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Reds bring back Cueto, part ways with Hannahan, Ludwick

The Cincinnati Reds made a couple of minor moves on Wednesday. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation's MLB Daily Dish, the team excercised its $10M club option on starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The Reds also reportedly decided upon declining Jack Hannahan's $4M option and bought out the utility infielder's contract for $2M, making him a free agent. The 34-year-old Hannahan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman switches agents

After another successful season, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is making a change off the field. The 26-year-old flamethrower, nicknamed "The Cuban Missile" will be represented by a different agency, switching from Hendricks Sports to Relativity Baseball, according to reports. Chapman saved 36 games with a 1.97 ERA for the Reds in 2014. He avoided arbitration last...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brayan Pena gets Rolex from Max Scherzer for Cy Young

Brayan Pena didn't think twice when Max Scherzer asked him for his address so he could send him something. Pena, who spent this past season catching and playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds, had enjoyed playing for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 and was glad to play a small role in helping Scherzer win the American League Cy Young Award. Pena said Scherzer had told him in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bought Rolex for former catcher Brayan Pena

Brayan Pena, who spent the 2014 season with the Cincinnati Reds, was one of the Detroit Tigers’ catchers last year during Max Scherzer’s 21-3 Cy Young Award-winning season. One year later, Pena has been rewarded for the role he played. On Monday, Pena received an engraved Rolex watch in the mail. He told The Detroit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects List: #1-5

To view the entire Top 25 list you can click here (once completed). Today begins the 2015 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect list. Things are a little bit different this year. I usually begin at the back of the list and work forward, but it seems that a majority preferred to see it go the other direction so we are going to try that out this year. Subscribers will get to see the top...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Phillips, Cozart, Hamilton Gold Glove finalists

CINCINNATI -€“ Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Billy Hamilton were all named Thursday as finalists for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove awards in the National League. Phillips is a four-time winner of the award recognizing defensive excellence, including 2013. The Reds led all of Major League Baseball with a .988 fielding percentage and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jay Bruce Be A Viable Trade Target?

The Cincinnati Reds were a very interesting team this year. Finishing with their worst record since 2008, the team failed to make the playoffs after reaching the dance in three of the last four seasons. Looking to rebound from a down year, you have to wonder if the Reds would consider shaking things up. It could start with Jay Bruce. Heading into 2015, there really isn’t much that...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: 2014’s most disappointing players

Fantasy Baseball had its fair share of breakout players in the 2014 season, ranging from Jose Altuve and Jose Abreu to Corey Kluber and Jake Arrieta. For every steal found in the late rounds of the draft, there was a bust drafted in the early rounds. Before we get into a few of 2014’s most disappointing players, let’s go over the qualifications. To be seriously considered as...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Reds after forgettable season?

Well, we can finally close the book on the 2014 regular season for the Cincinnati Reds. It goes without saying, but this campaign has to go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory.Hopes were high entering spring training as the club returned many of the same roster pieces that led to playoff berths in the two seasons prior. The main change consisted of a shakeup in...
Via Redlegs Review
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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