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Blue Jays Ready To Blow The Roof Off “La Belle Province” Once Again

Last spring the Toronto Blue Jays brought baseball back to Montreal in a big way during a weekend of exhibition games versus the New York Mets. The Olympic Stadium turnstiles saw 96,000 baseball enthusiasts come through rejuvenating the sport as if it were days of yesteryear. In a month’s time La Belle Province will once again be the host of another weekend series featuring the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds' depleted rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation. The Reds signed Maholm to a minor league deal and invited him to training camp to see whether he could be a starter again after spending much of last season in the Dodgers bullpen. Cincinnati traded two starters in the offseason and Homer...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #27: Johnny Cueto | SP | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Johnny Cueto won me a ton of money last year. I saw a guy that pitched masterfully since 2011, but admittedly had some health problems. In those three years leading up to the 2014 season he only averaged 144.2 IP and and 22.6 starts. Not exactly the picture...
Via Baseball Professor
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eugenio Suarez seems pegged for Triple-A Louisville

Over the weekend the Cincinnati Reds manager had something quite interesting to say about the Reds shortstop position: #Reds Bryan Price said there’s no competition at SS between Zack Cozart & Eugenio Suarez — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) February 28, 2015 Zack Cozart has never come close to being even a below-average hitter in his Major League career. He’s never registered...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Travieso grabbing attention early on in spring training

Saturday afternoon saw Cincinnati Reds 2012 first round pick Nick Travieso throw live batting practice. Things didn’t start out as well as he’d have liked, but he turned it around quickly and finished strong. Reds manager Bryan Price was impressed with the session, particularly with the control that Travieso was able to show. He’s a physical guy who’s throwing at the bottom...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Season Preview

As we work towards Opening Day, John Pielli will be previewing each team based on past performance, offseason moves, minor league system, and overall outlook for 2015. Today: the Cincinnati Reds. What I liked about the Cincinnati Reds last season was the depth they had in their starting pitching staff. Having the NL’s best non Clayton Kershaw pitcher, Johnny Cueto (20-9, 2.25,...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomer Byrd knows Reds looking for more than offense

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Marlon Byrd knows the Reds traded for him because they think he'll bring them more than just another run producer in left field. Cincinnati is hoping the 14-year veteran also helps with a clubhouse that's still got a lot of young players. Byrd notes that he's been demoted, suspended and traded, so can help everyone learn from his experience. The Reds got Byrd...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Bruce well aware of need for improvement in 2015

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Jay Bruce was lacing up his spikes in the Cincinnati Reds spring training clubhouse and chatting with a writer when teammate Jason Marquis asked, "Why does he want to talk to you?" Bruce smiled and said, "Because I stunk last year, Jason. That's why everybody wants to talk to me. Am I not going to stink is what they are all asking me." That, in a few words, is Jay...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Moscot continues to impress early in spring training

On the first day of throwing for the pitchers, Jon Moscot stood out to Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price. Yesterday guys began throwing live batting practice to the position players and once again, Price was impressed with what he saw from Moscot. He throws efficiently,” Price said. “He throws plenty hard enough. He’s an 89 to 92, maybe a touch better at times. It’s command...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Johnny Cueto’s Next Contract

It seems 2016 will be one of the more financially rewarding off-season’s in recent memory to be a top-tier starting pitcher. Although anytime is a great time to be a top-tier starting pitcher, this offseason, guys like Jordan Zimmermann, David Price, Jeff Samardzija, and a possibility opted-out Zack Greinke will all be on the market—logically vying to be the last player standing...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Profile: Anthony DeSclafani

Soon to be 25 year old, pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, is already in his third organization. Upon being drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 draft by the Blue Jays, and then traded to the Marlins in November 2012 after a single year in Low-A, he managed to make his big league debut in 2014 after only two plus years of minor league experience. Traded once again this past offseason, he...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds pitcher Bailey still recovering, won't be ready for opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey won't be ready for the start of the season as he recovers from surgery on Sept. 5 to repair a torn right flexor tendon. The $105 million right-hander said Wednesday he hasn't had any setbacks since arriving for spring training. Bailey has been limited to playing catch since he reported last week and is scheduled to throw off a mound...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #41: Aroldis Chapman | RP | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Chapman ranked 42nd overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 41 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). Last year during a seemingly innocuous spring training game versus the Kansas City Royals, Chapman’s career and life were seemingly...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Carlos Marmol Mulling Offers From MLB, Asia

Free-agent right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol has received several minor-league offers, but none of have yet to include an invitation to big league spring training, according to a source. The source adds that if he does not get an invitation to big league camp, he will likely head to Asia, where he also has offers waiting for him, there. First reported by Robert Murray of MLB Daily...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton, In the Red

In Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, the protagonist, Hester Prynne, is forced to wear a red "A" on her dress as punishment for committing adultery.  Like Ms. Prynne way back in the 1600s, you too will be heavily penalized if you choose to cheat on your fantasy team by drafting Cincinnati Reds' outfielder Billy Hamilton -- a man with a different red letter on his...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran pitcher Marquis on making Reds starting rotation: 'It's my job to lose'

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Jason Marquis isn't in the Cincinnati Reds spring training camp as a human insurance policy, a guy who lurks in the background hoping everything falls his way. Marquis is in camp to become a member of the starting pitching staff and personally pledges that he plans to be one of them. There are two available spot after the Reds traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #50: Todd Frazier | 1B/3B | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Frazier ranked 60th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 50 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). 2014 was a breakout year for Todd Frazier. After showing glimpses of excellence since his debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, Frazier finally...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto is Just Fine

It’s unbelievable that I am about to tell you about how Joey Votto, 31, needs a bounce back season. That’s right, the very same guy who in eight seasons holds a slash line of .310/.417/.533. Whose walk and strikeout rates are strikingly similar, whose patience at the plate is almost unrivaled, and who is undoubtedly the toughest out in a Cincinnati Reds lineup comprised of...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Cincinnati Reds’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Robert Stephenson RHP: Robert Stephenson may well have one of the best fastball-curveball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently, the Reds are screwed if Joey Votto leads the league in OBP

Long-time Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman is a legend. Yet, this quote about Reds first baseman Joey Votto is…well, it’s downright silly, if we’re being blunt here. "if this guy comes back and is content to lead the lead in OBP again, then this team is in deep trouble,"-Marty on Votto #Reds @700wl — Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) February 13, 2015 Only...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Cincinnati Reds

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Cincinnati Reds. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Badenhop & Perez, Weinstein on Framing, Cowart, Renda, more

Burke Badenhop signed with the Reds yesterday, and he’ll bring more than a sinker with him to Cincinnati. The 32-year-old (as of today) righty will arrive with a sabermetric suitcase stuffed with theories and thoughts. Badenhop has an economics degree and a track record of pitching well in a variety of relief roles. Usage and […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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