The Unfathomable Reality of a (Temporarily) Awful Joey Votto

It’s always a little dicey writing negative articles. Pointing out deficiencies simply isn’t as fun as pointing out strengths, and there’s something that just feels, well, a little wrong about basing work on something a player is trying so hard to do well. That doesn’t feel like it pertains to this article about Joey Votto, however, mostly because he’s always been extremely...
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Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Reggie Sanders v. Aroldis Chapman

First Round Matchup | No. 6 Reggie Sanders v. No. 11 Aroldis Chapman Sanders: A seventh round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 1987, Reggie Sanders spent his first eight seasons in Cincinnati. In his first full season, 1992, Sanders finished fourth in the Rooke of the Year voting behind a few names you may recognize: Eric Karros, Moises Alou […] Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Reggie...
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Cincinnati Reds: Scott Schebler would benefit from stay in minors

A trip to the minor leagues may be the best option for the Cincinnati Reds’ rookie outfielder. Coming into the season, left field was a major question for the Reds, as it has been since Adam Dunn was traded in the middle of the 2008 season. By the end of spring training, Adam Duvall and Scott […] Cincinnati Reds: Scott Schebler would benefit from stay in minors - Blog Red Machine...
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20 hours ago

Reinforcements coming to Reds' rotation

A cavalry of sorts is on the way to bring help to the Reds' beleaguered pitching staff. Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani and John Lamb are all nearing the end of their stints on the disabled list. The trio's return could affect three-fifths of the rotation and reverberate to an overtaxed bullpen that has provided little support.
22 hours ago

Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Todd Frazier v. Aaron Boone

First Round Matchup | No. 6 Todd Frazier v. No. 11 Aaron Boone Frazier: Todd Frazier was a .280 hitter with 75 career minor league home runs in the Cincinnati Reds’ farm system. This prompted both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus to rank him as a top 100 prospect before the 2009 and 2010 seasons. John Sickels of SB Nation […] Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Todd Frazier...
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1 day ago

Moscot battles through sore left shoulder vs. Mets

Three starts into his big league career last season, Reds pitcher Jon Moscot separated his left non-throwing shoulder on a freak play in Detroit. Three starts into his 2016 season while facing the Mets, that same shoulder presented him with soreness for the first time since he had surgery to repair the separation.
1 day ago

Bailey grinds out second rehab start

The second rehab start for Reds pitcher Homer Bailey was not routine and he did not reach his desired innings total. However, that was less about him and more about circumstances out of his control.
1 day ago

Watch Reds CF Billy Hamilton fly through the air to make amazing grab

When it comes to being a great center fielder, speed is a huge factor. That's something Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds has plenty of, and it certainly helped on this play.In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets, Kevin Plawecki scorched a shot to right-center field in what appeared to be a surefire double. But that's where Hamilton lives, and he...
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Reds' Phillips extends hit streak, then hit by pitch, exits

NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been hit in the finger by a pitch from Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and forced to exit the game Monday night. Phillips was nicked in the fourth inning. He fell to his knees on the grass down the third base line, was examined by a trainer and left. X-rays on his left ring finger were negative. Earlier, Phillips beat...
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Reds RF Bruce put on paternity list, RHP Somsen promoted

NEW YORK (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have put right fielder Jay Bruce on the three-day paternity list and called up right-hander reliever Layne Somsen from Triple-A Louisville. Bruce is expected to miss the three-game series against the Mets that started Monday night in New York. It's planned that he'll rejoin the team in Pittsburgh on Friday after an off day. Bruce leads the Reds...
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Cincinnati Reds announcer has good point on Utley rule

Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman is known for telling it like it is. This week he stirred controversy by doing just that. With comments critical of Major League Baseball’s new so-called Chase Utley rule. Brennaman stated on Wednesday that he’s not much of a fan of the c Chase Utley rule. Formally known as rule 6.01(j), it’s a rule that discourages the practice...
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Reds switch up bullpen again, demote Melville

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds reshuffled their struggling bullpen on Friday before the second game of a series against the Cubs, designating right-hander Tim Melville for assignment and calling up right-hander J.C. Ramirez. Melville gave up four runs and two homers in two innings of a 16-0 loss to Chicago on Thursday night. Cincinnati's bullpen had a 6.75 ERA that was worst in the NL...
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Reds had awesome recap of Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter

There wasn’t a whole lot the Cincinnati Reds could say after they were no-hit and blown out by Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs, but the person running the team’s official Twitter account did what he or she could. In addition to being no-hit, the Reds lost 16-0. They did, however, manage to draw four walks and prevent Arrieta from tossing a perfect game. That seems like a good...
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Cincinnati Reds No-Hit by Jake Arrieta

Even though the fell victim to Jake Arrieta throwing the first no-hitter of the season Thursday night, the Cincinnati Reds were able to find a positive in the 16-0 loss. RECAP: #Reds draw four walks vs. Cubs. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 22, 2016 Well played, fellas. Also finding time to tweet, the Los Angeles Dodgers who, as you might recall, got...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Discussing the Cincinnati Reds road pitching woes

From a short distance, Cincinnati Reds fans in Ohio were watching their club play at Wrigley Field. On Apr. 11, Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan took the bump looking to build upon the Reds 5-1 record. Finnegan was pitching a no-hitter into the 7th inning, while holding onto a 3-run lead. For these few hours, fans began to ponder the club’s offensive strength, its pitching staff...
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Cincinnati Reds bullpen issues becoming more visible

The most visible stumbling block for the Cincinnati Reds this season is their bullpen. They have managed to blunder their way through the first two weeks of this season. However, the Reds bullpen issue is nothing new. The Reds have managed to cover up the problem for a few years. For the last few years the Reds had ace Aroldis Chapman up their theoretical sleeve to close out...
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Reds send Iglesias to mound trying to avoid sweep

The Cincinnati Reds arrived in Chicago riding their best start in five years. The Cubs have a chance to exit the series with their best since 1969.After another prosperous night at the plate, they'll seek to complete a three-game sweep against the Reds on Thursday night.Cincinnati was a surprising 5-1 before coming to Wrigley Field and kept the potent Cubs lineup without a hit until...
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Billy Hamilton has Major League Baseball’s fastest home run trot…again

Last year, Major League Baseball introduced new measurements to keep track of different components of baseball that had been previously tough to record. They include spin rate, home run distance, and batted ball speed, to name a few. One component of the game it also measures more accurately than before is home run trot speed. Yesterday, Billy Hamilton set the record for the fastest...
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Film: Eugenio Suarez Experiences Entire Absurdity of Life

For much of Monday evening, the Cincinnati Reds led the Chicago Cubs at the latter’s home park in the city of broad shoulders. Reds left-handed starter Brandon Finnegan didn’t concede his first hit until the seventh inning — and, even after a series of unconvincing appearances by a collection of Cincinnati relievers, that club still held a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Talk About Eugenio Suarez

I would be remiss if I wrote an article about a young player showing ridiculous power in the first week of the season and failed to mention Trevor Story. Consider him mentioned! Hand him the MVP and Rookie of the Year already, stop pitching to him, all that. He’s been great. But here’s someone who’s also been great: a 24-year-old shortstop-turned-third baseman for the rebuilding...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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