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Price calls Iglesias a stud as the rookie pitcher continues to learn and grow

The Chicago Cubs expect the final month of their overachieving season to be a grind. Apparently ready for the challenge, the Cubs try to build on a impressive comeback victory Wednesday against the visiting Cincinnati Reds. Following a 2-4 trip and Monday's 13-6 thrashing at the hands of the lowly Reds, Chicago (75-56) trailed three different times Tuesday before rookie Kyle Schwarber...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reds outslug Brewers, 12-9

MILWAUKEE -- Joey Votto put the Reds ahead with a two-run home run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-9 Saturday. Trailing 9-8, Votto hit his 25th homer of the year off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (0-3), whose streak of 35 consecutive saves dating back to last season was broken. The Reds added two more runs when Todd Frazier...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds owner on manager: 'We're not making a change this year'

It's been a miserable season for the Cincinnati Reds. They've lost a lot and gutted a veteran pitching staff at the trade deadline. Everybody is frustrated and that includes owner Bob Castellini. But is he frustrated enough to make manager Bryan Price the fall guy? "Bryan is our manager," Castellini told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We're not making a change this year....
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman makes Dodgers player fall down with powerful pitch (video)

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws gas. Routinely hurling pitches that are clocked at upwards of 100 mph, it’s no wonder why he’s made even the best hitters in the game look silly at the plate. Enrique Hernandez was his latest victim. After falling behind 0-1 in the count during Thursday’s Reds-Dodgers game, Hernandez took his best hack in an attempt to crush one...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, routinely hitting triple digits. In fact, MLB.com has a filter named after him on its Statcast Leaderboard of fastest pitches thrown this season. When stepping into the batter’s box against Chapman, there’s a good chance you’re going to see his trademark blistering fastball. Based on his swing behind...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Larkin needs to slow his roll

If the rumors are to be believed, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is ready to leave the television studio and make a triumphant return to the dugout for his hometown Cincinnati Reds, the only team he ever suited up for. Larkin has even gone so far as to begin putting out feelers to former teammates to see if they would be up for joining his coaching staff. There’s just one...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Phillips turns around, toys with Gonzalez while taking lead

Brandon Phillips has discovered a unique way to avoid getting back-picked on first base. During the eighth inning of the Cincinnati Reds' 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Phillips singled with two outs to move Joey Votto into scoring position and potentially spark a two-out rally. In an attempt to ensure he wouldn't kill the Reds' rally by being back-picked at first...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds need a youth movement, but it isn't happening

The Cincinnati Reds are a mess. The sit 27.5 games back in the NL Central, 21 back in the Wild Card race, and are further hampered by the fact that the three best teams in the National League currently reside within their division. While they had initially expected to compete for the division this year, it didn’t take long for things to go south as they were more than 10 games...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds produce their biggest inning in a decade

A five-run deficit quickly evaporated as the Cincinnati Reds bats went off on the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of Monday's makeup game. It all started with a Eugenio Suarez one-out shot to left field -- and that was only the beginning. When all was said and done, the Reds batted around and totaled 10 runs on seven hits -- two home runs, a triple, two doubles and a single -...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recalled Anderson leads D-backs to sweep of Reds

CINCINNATI -- Chris Anderson pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the Cincinnati Reds to their ninth straight loss, 4-0 Sunday. Welington Castillo and David Peralta homered as Arizona completed its first four-game sweep over the Reds. Cincinnati matched its longest skid of the season. Anderson (6-5) gave up five hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 8/21/15

Louisville lost 4-2. Box Score Juan Silva went 1-3 with 2 walks. Bryson Smith went 2-4 with an RBI. Juan Perez went 1-3 with a walk. Michael Lorenzen allowed 3 runs in 7 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Game Notes Gwinnett grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Michael Lorenzen settled in after that. The Bats scored a run in the 5th inning and tied the game up in the...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 19

The season is winding down with just over a week left in Arizona and two or three weeks left for everyone else. Let’s take a look at those who performed the best over the last week and a day. With the Marlon Byrd trade happening yesterday and the chain reaction of roster moves it caused throughout the farm system I pushed things back a day, so there’s a bonus extra day this...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds trade Marlon Byrd, call up Ryan LaMarre, promote several others

You try to go out and have a nice bike ride through the park on a gorgeous afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds go out and make all kinds of moves. The biggest news of the day is that the Reds have traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants for minor league reliever Stephen Johnson. More on Johnson below. The Reds, needing to fill the roster spot vacated by Byrd’s...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd traded to San Francisco Giants

Continuing on with the spree of waiver trades, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd has been traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for AA pitcher Stephen Johnson. The Giants’ regular right fielder, Hunter Pence, was placed on the disabled list on August 18th and with Angel Pagan also on the DL, they were in desperate for some outfield help. Just two games out of the...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Five memorable moments from Tony Perez's career

As the Reds get set to honor Tony Perez with a statue this weekend, take a look at five memorable moments from his Reds career. 1. Youth springs eternal Tony Perez is one of just three players, along with Hank Aaron and Jason Giambi, to have hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run at the age of 42 or older. Perez hit his pinch-hit, walk-off home run in 1984 at 42 years and 110 days old...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer returns home to Cincinnati: ‘He’s freaking King Kong around here’

Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals are headed to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The road trip offers a rare opportunity for Hosmer to return to his old stomping grounds where he dominated his peers at the high school level. For two summers, Hosmer played for Midland High School, earning a reputation as a man amongst boys. “He’s freaking King Kong around here,” Hiler said...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman's heat spawns MLB.com's ‘Chapman filter’

    How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that MLB.com had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast Leaderboard, which shows individual stats like pitch speed and home run distance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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