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Cueto makes debut, Badenhop hit hard as Indians win 9-3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto made his spring debut and allowed one hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings on Thursday. But reliever Burke Badenhop got hit hard in his Reds debut, giving up five runs while retiring only two batters and the Cleveland Indians pulled away to a 9-3 victory. Badenhop allowed Jose Ramirez's two-run single and Yan Gomez's two...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Reds Raisel Iglesias’ first appearance

When the Cincinnati Reds signed right handed pitcher Raisel Iglesias late last summer he didn’t head out and begin pitching right away. He took some time off before heading out to the Arizona Fall League to make seven appearances. He was impressive, not allowing a run in the span, striking out seven batters, allowing one hit and walking three batters. On Wednesday afternoon he...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

3/4/15 Reds Spring Training Game Recap

The Cincinnati Reds lost the second game of spring training to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon, falling 4-2. Here’s how the minor leaguers performed in the game: Chad Wallach walked in his lone plate appearance. Chris Dominguez went 1-2 with a double and an RBI. Irving Falu went 1-1. Anthony DeSclafani was charged with an unearned run in 2 innings with 2 strikeouts...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zack Cozart Named Reds Starting Shortstop

When the Cincinnati Reds traded for Eugenio Suarez this off-season, there was an immediate sense that the plan was to name Suarez the starting shortstop. That speculation was quickly put to rest when Reds manager Bryan Price said the plan was to continue forward with Zack Cozart as the starter at shortstop. Cozart had about as dismal an offensive season as one can have when he...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake remains himself as another year begins

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- He speaks softly, slips around the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse with a light foot, almost unnoticed, pretty much speaking only when spoken to first. Isn't that the way with most Quiet Assassins? Nearly every year Mike Leake is The Forgotten Man, a guy who goes about his work day like an invisible man. He is a wisp. "He doesn't puff his chest out and need to be noticed...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days 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
5 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
6 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
10 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
10 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
13 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
14 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
20 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Burke Badenhop Signs With Cincinnati For 1 Yr.

Burke Badenhop, one of the few successful performers on the 2014 Red Sox, has signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The pact also hold a mutual option for 2016. Badenhop hurled 70.2 innings for The Carmine Hose, posting a 2.29 ERA. He gave up just 70 hits and 18 earned runs in his outings and was a solid late-inning choice for John Farrell. With all the shoring up...
Via FenwayNation
25 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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