Dan Straily in the big picture in Cincinnati

Waiver claim Dan Straily may arguably be the best Reds pitcher in uniform right now. Aside from Brandon Finnegan, no one on the team has thrown more innings than Straily. He’s boasting a team-best 2.98 ERA, a second-best WHIP of 1.12 and 52 strikeouts, also the most on the team. Straily has been everything the Reds could have hoped for and more, and the details surrounding his...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds’ offense needs a new approach

With an offense that’s among the worst in the league, it’s time for the Cincinnati Reds to finally embrace OBP. It’s pretty tough to score runs without getting on base. The Reds are making that abundantly clear. The team is in the currently in the midst of a 10-game losing streak during which runs have […] Cincinnati Reds’ offense needs a new approach - Blog Red Machine...
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10 hours ago

Reds' pair among top prospect performers Thursday

A look at the best performances from top prospects on Thursday.
18 hours ago

Reds’ RHP Steve Delabar accepts outright assignment to Triple-A

According to a statement released by the club on Thursday, Cincinnati Reds’ relief pitcher Steve Delabar has cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Louisville.  Originally designated for assignment by the club on May 21, the veteran right-hander will not be forced from the Reds’ organization after all as he heads back down to Triple-A. Prior to his...
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22 hours ago

The Reds Have Been the Anti-Cubs

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If we can take some liberties with this, let’s describe the Cubs as an action. An extremely powerful and overwhelming action! It’s an action that seems borderline unstoppable. With that in mind, the opposite of the Cubs is the Reds. The Cubs have been good at pretty much everything. The Reds, meanwhile, have been bad...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Votto trying to get up to speed on changeups

For years, Reds first baseman Joey Votto seemed to be a hitter with few weaknesses. This season, not only have opposing pitchers found his shortcomings, they've exploited them.
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds lose 10th straight despite Dan Straily’s 11 Ks

Another lifeless offensive performance sent the Cincinnati Reds to their 10th straight loss. The Reds just can’t break out of their funk. When the offense gets some runs on the board, the bullpen implodes. When the starters throw a well-pitched game, the offense disappears. The latter was the case on Wednesday, as the Reds’ losing […] Cincinnati Reds lose 10th straight despite...
Via Blog Red Machine
1 day ago

Joey Votto booed by Dodgers fans for stomping paper airplane

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto drew the ire of the crowd at Dodger Stadium Tuesday after he aggressively stomped on a paper airplane that landed in the infield during the 7th inning of his team’s 8-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The fact that the paper airplane was tossed from the upper deck in left field — in foul territory no less — should have elicited a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Straily working to go deeper into games

Scott Kazmir's first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers has thus far been a letdown. Dan Straily's first with the Cincinnati Reds has been a pleasant surprise, and he hasn't even been with the club for two months.They'll go at it Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium in the finale of a three-game series with the Dodgers seeking a sweep and the Reds just content with ending a nine-game...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Tony Perez v. Ted Kluszewski

Second Round Matchup | No. 4 Tony Perez v. No. 5 Ted Kluszewski The next second round matchup in our “Best Red Ever” tournament features two of the better hitters in Cincinnati Reds history. Perez: Tony Perez’s first round win (96 percent of the vote) over Jim Maloney in our Best Cincinnati Reds Ever tournament — along with a detailed write-up — can […] Best Cincinnati...
Via Blog Red Machine
2 days ago

Duvall homers, Reds lose 9th straight

LOS ANGELES (AP) Joc Pederson doubled in the tying run and then scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night, extending the Reds' season-high skid to nine straight.The Dodgers' eight-game winning streak against the Reds is their longest active run against any opponent and their...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son is already pretty darn good at baseball

Before the Reds-Dodgers game on Monday, Cincinnati's second baseman Brandon Phillips brought his son to the field for some practice where he proved he has skills far beyond your average 2-year-old (video above.)With his dad pitching, the youngster Micah hit a live pitch past the mound and appears to know how to bunt as well. It certainly helps that he has a 3-time All-Star second...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: the discussion to fire Bryan Price

The Cincinnati Reds are facing dark times, and management is looking toward Bryan Price to provide a beacon of hope amid the Reds current 7-game losing streak. Price, who succeeded Dusty Baker for Reds manager in the 2013 winter months, is currently struggling to find answers, while witnessing Cincinnati’s pitching staff post embarrassing numbers in the National League and in...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds face rough road trip ahead

The road has not been kind to the 2016 Cincinnati Reds. The Reds have lost 14 road games so far this season. Out of the 17 road games they’ve played so far this season. Now the Reds will be hitting the road for the rest of the month. Along with the first two days in June. The trip will start Monday with a three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Which means nights up...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds formula for losing games

The Cincinnati Reds almost have losing down to a science. In the course of the season the Reds have nearly twice as many losses than wins. To be exact the Reds will hit the road to Los Angeles with 29 losses so far this year. In just about every one of those losses, one of these four traits can be found.   1. The batters and bullpen shut down… The Reds bullpen can be criticized...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Alfredo Simon makes hitter look at 54 mph eephus pitch

Swinging and missing at a 93 mph fastball happens all the time, but sitting with your bat on your shoulder while a 54 mph pitch comes your way? That’s exactly what happened to one unsuspecting Shawn O’Malley of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. That’s because Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon hit him with the devastating fastball-eephus combo and there was little O’Malley...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds promote 3 pitchers from Triple-A Louisville

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds promoted right-handed pitchers Dayan Diaz, A.J. Morris and Josh Smith from Triple-A Louisville before Sunday's game against Seattle. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Reds transferred RHP Anthony DeSclafani and OF Yorman Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list. Another spot opened when the Reds designated RHP Steve Delabar for assignment...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds Have the Worst Bullpen Ever

The Cincinnati Reds just lost two games to the Cleveland Indians by a combined 21 runs, and on May 18 they were finally going to win a game. After trailing 4-1, the Reds had clawed their way to a 7-5 lead heading into the top of the ninth, so they brought in closer Tony Cingrani to close out the game. Reds fans hoped they would finally win a game against their in-state rivals, with...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Adleman goes on disabled list; 6 Reds starters out

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds put right-hander Tim Adleman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Friday, leaving Cincinnati with six starters sidelined by injuries. Adleman injured his side on a pitch during the fourth inning of a 7-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, the Reds' eighth loss in nine games. Outfielder Steve Selsky was called up from Triple...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Phillips' Fake Tag Almost Gives Juan Uribe a Heart Attack

When a team is playing the last game of a four-game series and are likely to get swept, the game can get boring. That's the position the Cincinnati Reds were in Thursday night, trailing 6-2 in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians, when one of their players decided to have a little fun. RELATED: BBQ Restaurant Offers Rougned Odor Free Food For Life for Punching Jos...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can We Say About This Reds Bullpen?

It’s important to remember that most everyone is trying their hardest. (Goodness, is this a sad start to a blog post about professional athletes). Disgruntled fans are quick to accuse Player X who’s making a ludicrous Y number of dollars to “play a kid’s game” or “just going through the motions,” but almost always, every player on a major league baseball field is either...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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