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Reds announce Minor League coaching staffs

The Reds' Minor League affiliates announced their 2017 coaching staffs on Friday, with familiar faces returning to their posts.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

Legendary groundskeeper Schwab honored

Mathias "Matty" Schwab, who was the Reds' park superintendent from 1903-63, will be the recipient of the Gary Vanden Berg Award as the 2017 inductee into the Major League Baseball Groundskeeper's Hall of Fame.
Via Reds.com
9 hours ago

Reds looking for veteran rotation help

Who out there is interesting? As you have probably heard by now, yesterday the Reds traded Dan Straily to the Marlins for what I think is an impressive haul. It added yet another talented young pitcher to an already impressive bunch, but it also created a pretty big hole in the current rotation. GM Dick Williams has said this increases the likelihood of them adding a veteran starter...
Via Red Reporter
11 hours ago

Reds Designate Steve Selsky For Assignment

The Reds have designated outfielder Steve Selsky for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the acquisitions of right-handers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice from the Marlins as part of today’s Dan Straily trade, tweets Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Selsky, 27, made his Major League debut with the 2016 Reds and picked up 54 plate appearances in...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, former Reds miss out

Three different styles, three Hall of Famers nonetheless. Cooperstown, NY — The BBWAA announced the results of their Hall of Fame voting process on Wednesday afternoon, and all five former members of the Cincinnati Reds who were on the ballot failed to be elected. Each of Lee Smith, Edgar Renteria, Mike Cameron, Orlando Cabrera, and Arthur Rhodes were eligible for election - Smith...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Four Reds players reach 1-year deals to avoid arbitration

CINCINNATI (AP) Shortstop Zack Cozart earned a significant raise from the Reds following his return from reconstructive knee surgery for a career season in 2016, one of four arbitration-eligible players to reach agreement on new contracts with the club Friday. Cozart agreed Friday on a $5,325,000, one-year deal with Cincinnati, a boost from his $2,925,000 salary last year. Left...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Phillips vetoed trade to Atlanta in November

If Brandon Phillips is leaving Cincinnati, he’s doing so on his own terms. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the Reds second baseman exercised his no-trade clause to block a trade to the Atlanta Braves in November. The trade may still be possible, at least in theory, but talks are said to be “unlikely to revive.” Phillips, 35, is entering the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 30 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: farewell to a rough 2016

This was a year that’s seen many big moments in the sports world. However, 2016 wasn’t really a year to remember for Cincinnati Reds fans. After another losing season, and more familiar faces leaving the Reds for elsewhere. The Reds look to 2017 now with a team still in the steel beam stage of their rebuilding process. So here’s a look back at the best and worst of 2016...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

25 greatest baseball players who never played in the MLB

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, black players weren’t allowed in Major League Baseball. Before the recent advances in the United States’ relationship with Cuba, it was rare for Cuban players to escape their homeland. Thus, the MLB wasn’t always a perfect sampling of the best players in the world. Even without restrictions, some star international players...
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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