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Reds must decide who to protect for the Rule 5 draft by tomorrow

The Rule 5 draft will take place on December 11th at the end of the Winter Meetings, but tomorrow is the deadline for protecting players. The current roster is sitting at 38 players, which leaves two spots available. The team could still create room to add more players (either of their own or for players removed from other teams rosters to create space to protect someone else)....
Via Reds Minor Leagues
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Lois Hudson Named Sheldon 'Chief' Bender Award Winner

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -€” Minor League Baseball announced today that it has selected Cincinnati Reds Director of Minor League Administration Lois Hudson as the recipient of the seventh annual Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award, presented to an individual with distinguished service who has been instrumental in player development. The award has been presented annually since 2008 and is...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mat Latos 2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On December 8, Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, we’ll officially begin our Top 200 Countdown. (We would start on Day 1, but that’s a Sunday and, well, I’ll be watching football.) As the Countdown progresses we’ll receive comments on many of the posts. The comments typically take one of a few different forms: “Great analysis!” (Note: Thanks in advance!) “I mostly agree...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fangraphs Cincinnati Reds Top 20+ Prospects

Fangraphs had a bit of an overhaul of their prospect staff before the offseason began and they were able to bring in Kiley McDaniel as their lead prospect writer. I’m a big fan of Kiley’s work, so I was happy to see him land somewhere that I also really enjoy reading every day. Today he released his Cincinnati Reds Top 20+ Prospects list. Like I have been saying all offseason...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Reds Prospects by Projected WAR

This morning, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Cincinnati Reds. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Cincinnati’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Reds system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three minor leaguers added to Redsfest

Last week we saw the initial Redsfest appearance list and it had more minor leaguers on it, by a wide margin, than the Major League appearance list had. The list has been updated and that’s all changed now. With that said, there are three new minor league names on the list. Tucker Barnhart has been added, as have the second picks by the Reds each of the last two seasons as Michael...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto "doing great" in offseason rehab

The Cincinnati Reds struggled to a 76-86 record this past season in large part to an offense that was 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking ahead, the Reds may look to free agency or trades to improve the offense in 2015, but a big factor could be the health of first baseman Joey Votto. The good news is that he appears to be doing great in his rehab this off season from...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Walt Jocketty on Votto's rehab, 'doing great'

Joey Votto missed the majority of the season last year with a distal strain of the quadriceps near his left knee, and during an off-season where the Reds may look elsewhere for more offense, getting Votto back healthy for next season wouldn't hurt. According to Mark Sheldon at mlb.com, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Votto is 'doing great' in his rehab. "Joey is doing great...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds willing to trade Latos, Leake

The 2014 Major League Baseball offseason has begun in earnest and there are already some crazy rumors flying around. On Monday night reports began to surface that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to make some big-time moves that would reshape their team completely. Jeff Passan is reporting that the Reds are willing to discuss trades for both Mat Latos and Mike Leake. The Reds...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Reds willing to discuss trades for Mat Latos and Mike Leake

Free agency is certainly starting to heat up, just recently Jeff Passan of Yahoo sports reported that the Cincinnati Reds are willing to discuss trades for Mat Latos, and Mike Leake.Lotta talk about Reds SP, and other execs say it's legit: They're willing to discuss Mike Leake and Mat Latos. Johnny Cueto unlikely to go.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 11, 2014Cincinnati...
Via On-Base Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds announce new 3B coach

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today named Jim Riggleman third base coach for the Major League team. Riggleman, 62, joined the organization's player development department in 2012 as manager of the new Class AA affiliate in Pensacola, then in 2013 and 2014 served as manager at Class AAA Louisville. He has been a manager, coach or instructor at the professional level since...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Rumors: Cincinnati setting sights on Morse, Aoki

While the Cincinnati Reds are not expected to make a giant splash this offsesason, Jon Fay is reporting that the team has shown interest in free agent outfielders Nori Aoki and Michael Morse.#455175500 / gettyimages.comJocketty confirmed that Aoki and Morse are the #Reds list of free agents. He prefers to fill add a bat thru free agency over trade.— John Fay (@johnfayman) November...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is A Cespedes For Cueto Deal On The Horizon?

Cueto (L), Cespedes (R)Dave Cameron of the authoritative FanGraphs.com website suggests an interesting—and mutually beneficial—deal between the Red Sox and Reds. Both Yoenis Cespedes and Johnny Cueto will become free agents after this season—at similar $10.5 million salaries in 2015. Great American Ballpark is perfect for right-handed power hitters like Cespedes, Cueto is a...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Mat Latos undergoes stem cell procedure for elbow

The Cincinnati Reds head into this off season with numerous questions following a 76-win season, which placed them fourth in the National League Central. The offense was abysmal, ranked 28th in runs scored, while the pitching was solid with a staff ERA of 3.59. One pitcher who looks to come back healthy in 2015 is Mat Latos, who underwent stem cell procedure for his injured right...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Aaron Fultz

Although former relief pitcher Aaron Fultz played only one of his eight Major League seasons with the Indians, he and the team certainly made the most of his time there. During what would turn out to be the final season of his career, Fultz worked as a key member out of the Tribe bullpen for the 2007 season. A veteran of seven seasons and four Major League teams, Fultz saw opportunity...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
15 days ago  |  Discuss

My Five Favorite 2014 Aroldis Chapman Facts

I noted in my FanGraphs Player of the Year voting explanation that I very badly wanted to find a place for Aroldis Chapman. Ultimately I couldn’t do it, not with Chapman being a reliever and with other guys not being relievers, but I wanted to give Chapman some support for a season that was almost […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Cincinnati Reds

It is always easy for us fans to become an “armchair” general manager of any team, by deciding which players to trade, sign and demote to the minors. Mets360 organized a project, where us bloggers became the general manager of a team for a week. I was assigned the Cincinnati Reds, and had research to do before starting the project. Starting Off When the Reds first come to mind...
Via Mets360.com
17 days 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
23 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
October 17, 2014  |  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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