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Chapman named All-Star reserve, Cueto part of Final Vote

Aroldis Chapman has been named to the National League All-Star team. This will be Chapman's fourth appearance as he joins third baseman Todd Frazier as the two representatives from the Cincinnati Reds. So far this season, Chapman is 3-3 with a 1.78 ERA in 35.1 innings pitched with 16 saves. One more Red has a chance of joining the team as starting pitcher Johnny Cueto's fate will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds RHP Mark Armstrong to the DL with elbow soreness

The Cincinnati Reds 15th ranked prospect, RHP Mark Armstrong has been placed on the disabled list with a sore elbow for the second time in the last six weeks. The right hander went on the disabled list in early June following a start on the 1st against Lansing with what was called a sprained elbow. He returned to the mound on the last day of June against Great Lakes, throwing 5...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yorman Rodriguez called up by the Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds made a set of roster moves this afternoon. The team optioned right handed pitcher Josh Smith to Double-A Pensacola. Taking his place on the roster is outfielder Yorman Rodriguez. Rodriguez made his Major League debut last September, but has spent the entirety of his 2015 season in the minor leagues with the Triple-A Louisville Bats. He’s hit .272/.310/.432...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Ohio Announces 11 Days of 2015 MLB All-Star Cincinnati & Reds Programming

Lineup starts Monday, July 6 and airs daily through Thursday, July 16 CINCINNATI, Ohio --€“ As the city of Cincinnati prepares to roll out the red carpet for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, FOX Sports Ohio is pleased to announce special Cincinnati Reds and MLB All-Star programming starting Monday, July 6 and airing all day, every day leading up to the All-Star Game on FOX (on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds Robert Stephenson & Jesse Winker make Midseason Top 50Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus released their Midseason Top 50 Prospects list this morning. Two Cincinnati Reds prospects made the list. Right handed pitcher Robert Stephenson cracked the list at #23 overall, which is actually a drop from his pre-season ranking of 16. Personally, I believe he’s improved his stock this season versus last season (which you can read about later today when I...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

During Saturday’s game between the Brewers and Reds, Cincinnati’s speedster Billy Hamilton apparently lost his supply of bubble gum while in center field. Fortunately, his Milwaukee counter part provided ample replacements. Your browser does not support iframes. The note accompanying the pieces of of gum read, “I see you dropped all your gum so I...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Is Todd Frazier the NL MVP of the first half?

For the past few weeks, the Cincinnati Reds have plastered the phrase “#VoteFrazier” all over social media, Great American Ballpark, and the state of Ohio. Todd Frazier has received high praise all around the league and for good reason as he has proven to be one of the most dominant players this season. Frazier is near the top of every offensive category amongst third basemen...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Aroldis Chapman breaks radar guns

No, not literally. Cincinnati Reds’ closer, Aroldis Chapman, throws the ball really hard however. The 27-year old lefty has been known to frequent triple digits when closing out games for the Reds. Chapman was first introduced to the Majors in 2010, and fans were immediately attracted to his power arm. Chapman looked like the what former Detroit Tigers’ phenom, Joel Zumaya, could...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier: Major League Baseball’s best Third-baseman

((June 24, 2015-Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America) In baseball, third-base is an interesting occupation; it is very physically demanding, the footwork must be more than exceptional, and the position usually associates itself with productive hitters. In spite of pitching dominating baseball as of late, new opportunities have emerged for position players to have an equivalent impact...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Marshall plays catch, looks forward to next step

  For the first time since his shoulder surgery, Reds' reliever Sean Marshall threw a baseball. According to Reds.com, Marshall played catch for about 10 minutes on Wednesday. "I don't know how many throws, probably 75 throws. It felt really good," Marshall told the site.. "From the first throw, the ball was smooth coming out of my hand. My shoulder felt really smooth. I didn't...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Price has plan for short bench

The Reds have a short bench right now, but that doesn't seem to overly concern manager Bryan Price. “The good news is having a couple guys on the bench that are pitchers who typically swing the bat," Price told Reds.com. Obviously it's not ideal to have pitcher's as pinch-hitters, but Mike Leake and Michael Lorenzen are both pretty good with the bat and it's certainly better...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds that deserve to be All-Stars

The 2015 MLB All-Star game is two weeks away now and with voting closing on July 2nd, there are still several starting spots up for grabs. The big story of this years’ All-Star Game is the potential of the Kansas City Royals having up to seven or eight starters representing them in Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds. Yesterday, the MLB released updated voting...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Hamilton stealing bases at rapid rate

  Everyone knows Billy Hamilton is fast. Everyone knows he is going to try to steal bases. However, knowing what he going to do and stopping him from doing it are two very different things – a lesson the National League is learning the hard way over and over again this season. In the Reds' Monday night victory, Hamilton stole four bases – bringing his total to 40 this year....
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton, As Advertised

Monday, against the Twins, Billy Hamilton stole four bases. In so doing, he reached 40 steals on the year before anyone else reached 30. Probably even more impressive: Hamilton now has more steals than exactly half the teams in baseball. He has more than the White Sox and Dodgers combined. Over the course of the […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

21 reasons Todd Frazier deserves your All-Star vote

Todd Frazier has gained major ground, moving within 65,000 votes of the lead for the National League starting third base spot. MLB All-Star voting runs through July 2 at 11:59 p.m. Here's why Todd Frazier deserves a starting bid. 1. He's tied for second in the National League in Wins above Replacement (WAR), best among third basemen 2. He's second in the National League in home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Goes Klepto on the Base Paths Against Minnesota

Billy Hamilton is pretty darn fast. So fast that if the man is able to get on base he is a definite threat to make it home. What makes him an even bigger threat than most though is that he can do it without anyone else getting a hit. Yes, the man is that good at stealing bases.He proved it once again Monday night by snagging four bags against the Minnesota Twins.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Johnny Cueto edition

Just a month away from the trade deadline, teams are narrowing down their list of players to make a run for. Sadly for Cincinnati Reds’ fans, Johnny Cueto is one of, if not the most, mentioned names in these talks. Since Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, it has been said that the Reds could not afford to resign Cueto due to the large sum of money owed to Joey Votto, Brandon...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Citi Field scoreboard clueless about Reds player’s name

During Sunday’s Reds-Mets game, an odd thing happened when Jason Bourgeois pinch hit for Cincinnati. The scoreboard at Citi Field read “unknown” instead of his name. Well, that’s embarrassing. The scoreboard eventually switched from “unknown” to “Bourgeois”. There was likely some confusion because of the fact that Sunday was the first game of the year for Bourgeois...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips takes strike while rubbing his eyes (Video)

Brandon Phillips took a strike while rubbing his eyes as he stepped out of the batter's box during his eighth inning at-bat in Thursday's Cincinnati Reds game at Pittsburgh. Phillips called for time after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson had already began his delivery. The umpire did not grant the timeout, but Phillips stepped out so he could clear his eyes. The pitch was thrown right...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling the Reds on Selling

​ Since 2003, the MLB All-Star Game has been used to determine home-field advantage for the World Series. The only problem is no team knows which league member will be the beneficiary of this edge. With each club guaranteed a representative in the ASG, unlike the old days when managers could stuff the roster, the game has become an important marketing opportunity, a chance...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Reds shouldn’t be sellers at the trade deadline

The 2015 season figured to be a struggle for the Cincinnati Reds, if for no other reason than the competition within the NL Central. The Cardinals and Pirates both projected to be playoff teams, while the Cubs appeared to be an up-and-comer in the division. Meanwhile, the Reds were coming off a 76-win season, had an aging roster and did little to improve during the offseason. Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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