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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...
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Reds Minor League Game Review – 7/31/15

No game notes – I’ve been on the road since 2pm and just got to Atlanta at 12:30am – and I’m hitting the road early in the morning to get to Daytona. Louisville won 8-5. Box Score Hernan Iribarren went 2-4 with walk 3 runs. Irving Falu went 4-5 with 2 runs. Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Brennan Boesch went 4-4 with a double, walk and 5 RBI. Juan Silva went...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
20 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
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Making it rain: Phillips has historic night vs. Pirates

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips put on a show Thursday night, and most of the time when we say that we are talking about with the glove, but not this time. This time, Phillips did something that has never been done before with his bat. According to Elias Sports Bureau, since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920, Phillips became the first player in Major League...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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VIDEO: Pedro Alvarez Beats The Shift In Cincinnati

Three True Outcome slugger Pedro Alvarez did his finest, today, to beat the shift put on by the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. The solo shot for El Toro was his 15th of the season and drove in his 50th run. As you can see in the video, the pitch from David Holmberg was an 87 mph “fastball” that just hung up there where El Toro would perceive it as a 32-ounce prime rib...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t lose to the Reds

It’s getting late and I’m still in lab, staring at a post about Joakim Soria (coming up next!) and so I’m going to keep this series preview short. The Pirates have been awful against the Reds this year (2-7). The Reds, in turn, have been awful at baseball this year (45-54, including all those wins against the Pirates). The Reds are going to be dismantled during this series...
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Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn’t look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded despite high interest just a few weeks ago. The flame-throwing lefty had drawn interest...
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Dave Stewart admits to inquiry on Reds' Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline. After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters in Seattle, where the Diamondbacks are playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  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 […]
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Are things turning around for Reds Taylor Sparks in Daytona?

When the Cincinnati Reds drafted Taylor Sparks in the 2014 draft’s second round, the scouting reports that came along with it read something like this: Huge tools, big time power, potentially a plus defender, lots of speed, very aggressive plate approach with questionable pitch recognition skills. Essentially, the reports suggested that Sparks was the ultimate boom-or-bust type...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Robert Stephenson strikes out 10 batters on Tuesday night

Tuesday night saw Robert Stephenson make his best start of the season with the Louisville Bats. The right hander threw 8.0 shutout innings, walking just one batter and allowing three hits. He also struck out 10 batters in the game, which is his fourth double digit strikeout game of the season, but his first with the Louisville Bats. The Cincinnati Reds top prospect lowered his ERA...
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Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Votto's shot, Leake's arm lift Reds past Cardinals 4-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in support of Mike Leake, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday night. Votto is the hottest hitter in the majors since the All-Star break, batting .561. He also walked, singled and doubled, giving him an NL-leading 37 multihit games. Leake (9-5) allowed four hits in eight innings to win his fourth...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce named a finalist for Feller Act of Valor award

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce was named a finalist for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. It is the second time Bruce has been nominated for the award.  The award honors a current MLB player who who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving their country that Bob Feller himself displayed. Feller was one of the first athletes to enlist in the army after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the Johnny Cueto trade

Trade season is now in full swing. The biggest trade of the summer (so far) came down the pike on Sunday, as the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds in exchange for young, lefty hurlers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. As he often does, Jeff Sullivan produced a prompt and excellent write […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

With Cueto dealt, what's the market for other pitchers?

With the market being set for top-end starters and teams looking to add talent for the stretch run, the MLB hot stove is heating up big time. In what will be a daily piece on Sportsnaut until Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline, here are the biggest rumors and stories around the world of Major League Baseball. Bounty for Johnny Cueto was pretty high Courtesy of USA Today Sports...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Are Heavily Scouting Reds Slugger Jay Bruce

Beat reporter Anthony DiComo of, continues to hear that the Mets continue to look at Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and that they are scouting him heavily. Having already shipped off Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals, the Reds have made it known that they are looking to unload their big salaried players as […]
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds officially trade Johnny Cueto to Royals

Well, that was a fun 12 or so of speculation. But finally, Johnny Cueto is a member of the Kansas City Royals. In return, the Cincinnati Reds will receive three pitchers – Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed. Reds trade Cueto to Royals for LHPs Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 26, 2015 Cueto has had a great year for Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams seeking Reds flame-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman

Reds starting pitcher Jose Cueto is expected to be moved before baseball's trade deadline, but Cincinnati also possesses the league's most sought-after reliever, Aroldis Chapman.Whether the Reds actually want to move Chapman is up for debate. According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, one league executive deemed the Reds' price tag for Chapman as "exorbitant."It's clear why contending teams...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto's Trade Value, Potential Suitors

Now that the All-Star break is over, the Cincinnati Reds will look to deal some of their big-name players before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It's clear that the Reds will be sellers, but whether they'll blow the whole team up, fire sale style, remains to be seen.Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman and starter Mike Leake are two likely candidates to be moved...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Redsock Nation cries UNCLE: "It’s all about trade value now..."

Boston, butchers in eight straight losses, is contemplating another August yard sale. They are 12 games out, and the bargain sales signs are up: MUST GO, CLEARING INVENTORY: NAPOLI, VICTORINO, CRAIG... MAKE AN OFFER..."Might as well get something for them rather than release them and eat the money."Gyaaaaaah, this is wonderful. It's like eating ice cream on the crapper. You want...

Fan at Reds game runs onto field, hops fence and exits stadium without incident (Video)

A fan at Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds game completed one of the most well-planned out field invasions/escapes that we have ever seen. 19-year-old Justin Buchanan of Noblesville, Ind., made the two-hour trip to Great American Ballpark to watch the Reds beat the Cubs, and he decided to make things interesting in the eighth inning. As part...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Building for the future, Reds won't be careful sellers at deadline

For the moment, the trade deadline for the Cincinnati Reds amounts to plenty of window shopping. Of course, in this case, it's the Reds prettying up their assets for potential trades. Teams in playoff contention across baseball are closely watching the Reds, who are prepared to split with a number of quality players who could be valuable to teams down the stretch and into the postseason...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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