Paying The Price: Replay Costs Reds

On Thursday night, MLB's instant replay rules caused more controversy than the league probably hoped for. Because Cincinnati Reds manager didn't challenge the final play of the game immediately, the Cardinals won on a walk-off hit.
Via Sports On Earth
4 hours ago

Three Needs: Cincinnati Reds

After the season concludes, we’ll be looking at every team in the league in depth with MLBTR’s annual Offseason Outlook series.  For the time being, though, we’re taking preliminary big-picture looks at what some of the non-contending clubs will need to focus on as part of our Three Needs series. Let’s jump to the National League Central to look at what the rebuilding Reds...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 hours ago

Flaws of MLB replay system exposed in Cardinals’ victory

The end of Thursday’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals exposed a terrible rule in the MLB replay system. The Cardinals won the game on a walk-off double from Yadier Molina that scored Matt Carpenter from first base. It's a walk-off! #STLCards — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) September 30, 2016 The only problem is that...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds should be relegated to Triple-A for 2017

The Cincinnati Reds can’t seem to get their act together, so maybe they need some help. The Cincinnati Reds should accept assignment to Triple-A for their own good.  If they got relegated, they would be forced to trade everyone making more than a couple of million of dollars.  This would make them rebuild. Joey Votto? Traded.  Homer […] Cincinnati Reds should be relegated...
Via Blog Red Machine
7 hours ago

Price: 'A terrible way to lose a game'

Following a controversial 4-3 walk-off loss to the Cardinals on Yadier Molina's RBI double, Reds manager Bryan Price hustled through the exiting crowd of fans behind home plate to get to the umpires before they reached their locker room. He got to them, but he was too late in his efforts to change the outcome.
13 hours ago

Timing of request key to Reds-Cards dispute

The Cardinals' 4-3 walk-off win over the Reds on Thursday -- a crucial victory as St. Louis works to chase San Francisco in the Wild Card standings -- was laced with controversy, as Yadier Molina's RBI double, by rule, should not have been a game-winning hit at all.
14 hours ago

Heyman: Fallen Jose Fernandez recalled for talent, charm and lack of fear

MIAMI – As the hundreds of stunned, sorrow-filled baseball people filed out of the private funeral here at St. Brendan Catholic Church for a superstar that came 50 or 60 years too soon, the churchgoers sang “God Bless America,” the most perfect song for Jose Fernandez, who realized the American dream, though only for a […] The post Heyman: Fallen Jose Fernandez recalled for...
Via Today's Knuckleball
15 hours ago

Cardinals-Reds game ends in controversy after umps leave field

The St. Louis Cardinals won their game against the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Thursday in controversial fashion that left Cincinnati highly dissatisfied. The game was tied at 3 entering the bottom of the ninth. Yadier Molina was up with Matt Carpenter on first and two outs in the inning. Molina smacked a ball to deep left field that bounced off the second wall at Busch Stadium. In live...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Votto leaves game with cut chin

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto left Thursday night's game at St. Louis in the eighth inning after suffering a cut on his chin while sliding into second base. Votto, who went 3 for 4 in the game, had blood gushing from the cut. He was replaced by pinch-runner Tyler Holt. Votto recorded his 1,400th career hit earlier in the game.
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shorthanded Reds turn to Smith for Cubs opener

For the second time this month, in a series against the Cubs, the Reds rotation will be shorthanded, and Bryan Price and will dip into the bullpen for a starter. Once again it will be Josh Smith, who gets the ball in Friday's opener at Great American Ball Park.
19 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds still have the Walt Jocketty syndrome

Walt Jocketty moved upstairs for the Cincinnati Reds, but nothing has changed. Dick Williams is the general manager of the Cincinnati Reds.  Too bad nobody can tell.  The Reds are still functioning as if Walt Jocketty is in charge.  There was some expected similarities.  He is still in an overview role.  What is going on at Great […] Cincinnati Reds still have the Walt Jocketty...
Via Blog Red Machine
20 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds should promote Jim Riggleman to manager

The Cincinnati Reds need to hire a manager with some big league managing experience. The Cincinnati Reds gave Bryan Price a chance.  He failed as manager of the Reds.  Now it is time to give someone else a chance.  Price can stay around as pitching coach, but not manager. The Reds need someone who knows what […] Cincinnati Reds should promote Jim Riggleman to manager - Blog...
Via Blog Red Machine
1 day ago

Reds scratch Scott Schebler due to hamstring injury

Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder Scott Schebler has been scratched from Wednesday evening’s matchup due to a sore left hamstring. He was in the Reds’ original lineup, batting second and playing center field while now being replaced by Hernan Iribarren. The left-handed hitting Schebler has split time between the Reds and the club’s Triple-A affiliate in Louisville this […] The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Reds system notes: Vincej earns Gold Glove, Adleman wins on road

Zach Vincej wasn’t some highly-touted draft pick coming out of college. The Cincinnati Reds took him in the 37th round of the 2012 draft out of Pepperdine. But sometimes you have players you might not expect as much out of become players who exceed expectations by leaps and bounds. Vincej fits that bill, especially after […] The post Reds system notes: Vincej earns Gold Glove...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2016

Rebuilding season or not, falling short of the playoffs and finishing with a losing record probably means that more things went wrong than went right for a team. This series, however, will focus on those silver linings that each team can take away from an otherwise disappointing season. [Related: “Top Bright Spots” archive] Here are the biggest bright spots for the Cincinnati...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Reds' offense rakes as Cardinals fall 15-2

ST. LOUIS -- Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of the Cincinnati's four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night.Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings. It was his first win since Aug. 19.Steve Selsky went 5-for-5 including a homer, four RBI and scored three runs. He's the first Reds...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Finnegan pitches 5 scoreless innings in Reds' 4-2 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in his final start of the season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Finnegan, obtained...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto Is Playing With His Food

Hi! You read FanGraphs, so you probably like Joey Votto. As such, you’re probably aware that, two seasons in a row, now, Votto has gone crazy in the second half. Last year, he boosted his game by increasing his hits, his power, and his walks. He ran a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. This year, Votto is again running a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. Once...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds eliminated from playoff contention

Yes, Cincinnati Reds fans. The club was officially erased from playoff contention. However, the future is bright for these talented Red Legs. On Saturday, the Reds were mathematically eliminated from any possibility of making the 2016 playoffs. Against division-rival Pittsburgh, yesterday’s 7-3 loss to the Pirates highlighted the not-so-surprising fate of a club that appeared destined...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Cincinnati Reds

With preseason expectations to be the worst team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have to be at least somewhat happy with at least not being that. Unless, of course, they really wanted that No. 1 draft pick. There isn’t much to get excited about with a 62-84 season (although they’ve already won enough to avoid a 100-loss season, a real possibility at the start of the year)...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This the Anthony DeSclafani Breakout We Expected?

Last September, a starting pitcher emerged who would go on to be one of the more popular under-the-radar “breakout” picks of the winter. Acquired from Miami in the Mat Latos trade, Anthony DeSclafani was a 24-year-old with middling results across his 31 starts last year, including a 4.05 ERA and a 12.2-point strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K-BB%). The results on their...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching, Not Throwing, With Dan Straily

“This is a great time to be a baseball player and have all this info,” Reds starting pitcher Dan Straily told me last month when his team came to town. Minutes later, I was talking with a member of his front office who lauded the pitcher as “maybe the most dependable” of his squad. These things are related. It’s taken all that info for the pitcher to mold himself into the...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Cincinnati Reds who’ve had at least 3 All-Star seasons

32 members of the Cincinnati Reds have been selected to at least 3 All-Star games in their MLB careers. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with team
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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