REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cozart, no stranger to speculation, touts health

Already a veteran of in-season trade rumors, Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is now learning what's like to be part of frequent offseason trade speculation. Cozart, 31, is third-year arbitration eligible this winter after he earned $2.93 million this season. He is one year away from becoming a free agent.
Via Reds.com
21 hours ago

Joey Votto Maintains He Wants To Stay In Cincinnati

Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who has a full no-trade clause and $179MM remaining on his contract, maintains that he would prefer to remain in Cincinnati, as MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon writes. Votto produced an outstanding .326/.434/.550 line in 677 plate appearances last season, and it sounds like he wants to remain a Red as long as the team can still find a use for him. The Reds...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds plan for the winter meetings in hopes of a good holiday season

The Cincinnati Reds are getting ready for the winter meetings and the potential upgrades to follow. The Cincinnati Reds are getting ready for the winter meetings where the Rule 5 Draft will take place.  They also will meet with free agents and other teams.  It is the best time to make deals and to start […] Cincinnati Reds plan for the winter meetings in hopes of a good holiday...
Via Blog Red Machine
1 day ago

Reds offer deals to all 4 arb-eligible players

The Reds tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration-eligible players before Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline and did not tender a 2017 contract to three others.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Votto honored by Reds writers as team MVP

On Friday, it was announced during Redsfest that first baseman Joey Votto was unanimously voted as the Ernie Lombardi Award winner as the Reds' MVP.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Billy Hamilton, the Absolute Freak

Some people track the passing of time through watching their children. Other people track the passing of time by looking at what time it is, and comparing that to a previous time, from back in the past. I tend to track the passing of time by thinking in baseball terms. I can’t really help it, and sometimes it takes me by surprise. It feels like just yesterday that Billy Hamilton...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds designate Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera for assignment to make space

The Cincinnati Reds designated two of the important parts of their 2016 for assignment to clear roster space. The Cincinnati Reds claimed Juan Graterol from the Los Angeles Angels.  Graterol is a catcher who made his MLB debut in 2016.  He batted .300 in 68 games in Triple-A. They also claimed Gabriel Guerrero from the […] Cincinnati Reds designate Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera...
Via Blog Red Machine
2 days ago

Cincinnati Reds have decisions to make with tender deadline looming

The Cincinnati Reds have four arbitration eligible players this year and a handful of other non-tender options. The largest tender decision the Cincinnati Reds have to make this year is Tony Cingrani.  He has fallen short of every role that the Reds have ever granted him.  Cingrani earned 17 saves, but was mediocre overall. Numbers […] Cincinnati Reds have decisions to make with...
Via Blog Red Machine
3 days ago

Report: Reds open to dealing Billy Hamilton

Tickets to see Hamilton are probably already off the market. But the same apparently can’t be said of Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton. According to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN on Tuesday, the Reds are open to offers for all of their players, including Hamilton. The speedy 26-year-old batted .260/.321/.343 with three home runs, 17 RBIs, and 58 stolen bases in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes agrees to a massive deal to return to the Mets

The New York Mets have agreed to a four-year, $110 million deal with free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports.Cespedes, 31, recently opted out of the final two years of the three-year contract he signed last offseason with the Mets.With Cespedes back in the mix, New York will return an outfield of Cespedes in left, Curtis Granderon in center and Jay Bruce...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Former Reds catcher Johnny Bench launches anti-bullying app

CINCINNATI (AP) Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench has launched a new cellphone app aimed at combatting bullying in schools nationwide. The Cincinnati Reds catcher officially launched his ''Smithfield School App'' on Thursday at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in downtown Cincinnati. The app - named for its sponsor Smithfield Foods - allows teachers and administrators...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds do not intend to trade Joey Votto

Don’t go selling those Joey Votto jerseys just yet, Cincinnati. According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, the Reds have no intention of trading Votto, citing his leadership in the clubhouse along with his talent. The #Reds have no intention of trading Joey Votto, Reds say, citing not only his obvious talent, but his clubhouse leadership. — Bob Nightengale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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