Eric Thames Without The Reds

Yes, ThamesGraphs is still in full force. I’ll write about someone else eventually. You know the Thames story by now. You probably also know that a lot of it has been written against the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers have played seven games against the Reds already, and in those seven games, Thames has launched 8 of his 11 home runs. He’s slugging 1.400 against them, and it...
Via Fangraphs
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds activated Devin Mesoraco. What now?

What the Reds can hope to get out of their former All Star catcher. Barring a rainout or an unexpected play-in for a playoff play-in appearance, the Cincinnati Reds have exactly 302 games to play before Devin Mesoraco will become a free agent. Between his first paycheck for this year and the time those 302 games have been played, the Reds will have paid him $20.45 million, but at...
Via Red Reporter
18 hours ago

Reds Activate Devin Mesoraco

The Reds have announced the activation of catcher Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day DL. To create room on the active roster, righty Barrett Astin was optioned back to Triple-A. [RELATED: Updated Reds Depth Chart] It has been exactly one year since Mesoraco last suited up at the major league level. This time last year, he was struggling to a .140/.218/.160 batting line over 55 plate...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
21 hours ago

A closer look at the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff

What has worked, and what certainly hasn’t. It’s never a good thing when you see a starting pitcher allow more baserunners than outs he can record, unless that pitcher happens to be facing the Cincinnati Reds when it happens. Yesterday, the Reds watched as that scenario played out for one of their own, as Rookie Davis was shelled for 11 hits and walked a batter while only recording...
Via Red Reporter
21 hours ago

Inbox: Are any Reds arms Louisville-bound?

Will the Reds send Robert Stephenson or Cody Reed to Triple-A Louisville? Mark Sheldon answers questions from Reds fans in the latest Inbox.
21 hours ago

Farmers Only: A Little PSA And Gavin LaValley Dingers

Also, don’t forget Tyler Stephenson is a thing. To Our Daily Readers: If you don’t care, skip the paragraphs and get your daily fill. Find the prairie dogs. This is NOT for the people that read Farmers Only on a regular basis. We thank you. You're awesome. The rest is for a select few that have decided to criticize us for writing trivial humor. I’d also like to thank...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Impressive HRs can't get Reds out of early hole

Eric Thames finally went a day without pummeling the Reds for a home run. Reds hitters responded by hitting four long balls on Wednesday, yet none of them put a real dent in the outcome during a 9-4 loss to the Brewers.
1 day ago

Mesoraco returns as Reds visit St. Louis

For the second time this month, the Cardinals and Reds will hook up for a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Cincinnati won two of three games in the previous series April 7-9, but there will be a noticeable difference on Friday.
1 day ago

Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story.After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16 million deal over the offseason, and he’s just about made the contract well worth it already...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern League Player of the Week: RHP Jimmy Herget – Reds

From the beginning of the 2017 Minor League season, players have been tearing it up with hot at bats, and while searching through the various leagues, I came across a pitcher that is just as hot, shutting down opponents one inning at a time. In 2015, the Cincinnati Reds drafted right hander Jimmy Herget out of the University of South Florida in the 6th round of the June MLB Draft...
Via Legends On Deck
3 days ago

Bronson Arroyo goes 6 innings, leads Reds over Cubs 7-5

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo goes 6 innings, leads Reds over Cubs 7-5 (Apr 23, 2017)

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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Bronson Arroyo’s unique new role

Bronson Arroyo’s return to the Cincinnati Reds had some scratching their heads. However, despite not having the pitching strength he once had. Arroyo could serve a truly worthwhile purpose for the Reds. Arroyo could be a veteran mentor giving guidance to the litnay of rookies on the Reds pitching staff. A role Scott Rolen unofficially had on offense while with the Reds. One the...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan becomes 4th Reds starting pitcher on DL

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds hot start shows their potential

At the moment the Cincinnati Reds are the best team in baseball. Granted we’re only a week in and expectations are that this won’t last. Yet, these Reds are showing some hope for future success. It’s worth remembering that last year the Reds started on a good note. Then they quickly crashed, burned and never really recovered. For all anyone knows this might happen again this...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lessons from the Cincinnati Reds opening series

Great news for Cincinnati Reds fans, they have a winning record. Granted only three games have gone by so far this season. Yet, those three games could forecast interesting things about this team. The Reds won two out of three against the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this week. Winning the second and third games of the series, after losing on Opening Day. Going into tonight, the...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan Improves, Again, Probably

With the switch from the standard PITCHf/x pitch-tracking system to Trackman, a few missteps are to be expected. Dave Cameron, for example, recently pointed out that we have to be careful about reporting velocity right now. Jeff Zimmerman gave us a way to convert old velocities into today’s reality, and Tom Tango offered up way to use current readings to approximate velocities...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Lorenzen’s Officially a Two-Way Player

A couple weeks ago, Zach Buchanan wrote an article with the following headline: Can Michael Lorenzen be a two-way player? Spring training is full of headlines that begin with words like “can” or “will” and that end with a question mark. The regular season is for settling. It’s still that early part of the regular season where people will watch a game between the Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds prospect posted drug videos to Snapchat before suspension

Ian Kahaloa has to be the prime example for young athletes about why you need to be worried about what you post to social media.The Cincinnati Reds prospect was suspended 50 games by MLB on Tuesday after a second positive test for drugs of abuse. Given some of his postings to Snapchat, the positive drug tests should not come as a surprise.A Twitter user posted videos last month that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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