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Joey Vot-Whoa

Since the All-Star break, Joey Votto is hitting .399 with a .576 OBP.  His season line is 27 HRs, 70 RBIs, 81 runs, slashing .316/.457/.567.  Or as Reds manager, Bryan Price, would say, "I want to sew a sock puppet in Votto's likeness, then put it on my c*** and--"  Okay, maybe we shouldn't ask Bryan Price, he can't keep things PG-13.  "PG-13 is for a man with a Cavapoo puppy...
Via Razzball
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Reds Slugger Joey Votto Crushes Three-Run Home Run To Give Team Win Over Cubs

If you haven't heard Joey Votto's name much this season it is not because he has not been playing well. He's batting .315, has an OPS of 1.021, and as of Wednesday night he has 27 home runs to his name. So with stats like that how come we haven't heard his name more? Well--because the Reds are not doing so well this season.Going into Wednesday night's game against the Cubs they were...
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs' Baez swings so hard he falls down

Javier Baez was one of the prospects called up by the Chicago Cubs this week when rosters expanded to 40. Baez has a pretty simple rep as a player – he strikes out a lot, and he’s got ridiculous power. So when he came up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s Reds-Cubs game against Aroldis Chapman, with Chicago down 7-4 and two men on base, it seemed pretty obvious that he...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Votto's clutch homer leads Reds to 7-4 win

CHICAGO (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant's two-out error, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-4 Wednesday. Bryant hit a two-run homer in the eighth that made it 4-all. The rookie has 22 home runs and 84 RBIs this season. Cubs closer Hector Rondon (5-3) retired the first two batters in the ninth...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sean Marshall sends Reds rookies on coffee run

Sometimes when you're sitting around before an early game at Wrigley, you just need some coffee. Cincinnati Reds reliever Sean Marshall had that exact feeling before Wednesday's game in Chicago. So what did he do? He sent the rookies to Starbucks of course! Decked out in their uniforms, a group of Reds rookies trecked through Wrigleyville to pick up coffee for the veterans on the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 hours 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
5 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
6 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, 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
6 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
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
7 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
8 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
10 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
12 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
12 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
13 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
13 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
13 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman's heat spawns's ‘Chapman filter’

    How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that 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...
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

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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