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Cincinnati Reds: Grading Joey Votto's disappointing 2019 season Even Joey Votto called his 2019 performance awful. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman faced a difficult season, but what grade does Votto deserve? Joey Vott…
Which Reds are playing in the Dominican Republic and Mexico? In the meantime those players have had a chance to be exposed toother teams and maybe keep a roster spot for the playoffs. If the team wants a light contact great fielding shortstop then Alfredo Rodriguez is ready for the major leagues, right? Since he's never been on the 40 man he's definitely a deep minimum pay player.
Cincinnati Reds awards: The most notable players of 2019 With the 2019 season in the books and the Cincinnati Reds offseason set to begin, it's time to hand out awards for the best performances from the past year…
Quick Hits: Maxwell, Lorenzen, Bauer, Manfred Former Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell is a player known more for his ideological stances than for his performance on the diamond, but that hasn't stopped the backstop from turning a few heads while playing in Mexico this season.
League Championship Series Open Thread The NLCS got off to a good start yesterday evening, with Anibal Sanchez no-hitting the Saint Louis Cardinals into the 8th inning, helping the Nationals take a 1-0 lead. They'll kick off game two today from Saint Louis at 4:08 PM EDT, live on TBS.
Obituary: Sammy Taylor RIP to Sammy Taylor, a catcher for 6 seasons in the late '50s and early '60s. He died on October 8 at the age of 86 in his home town of Woodruff, S.C. Taylor played for the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. Samuel Taylor was born in Woodruff in February 27, 1933.
Cincinnati Reds: Grading Nick Senzel's rookie season Looking back at Nick Senzel's 2019 rookie season as the starting center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds, it was a season of highs and lows, with a few educational moments mixed in between while facing many of baseball's elite starting pitchers.
Reds Offense, Not The Bullpen, Responsible For Struggles In Close Games The Reds bullpen crumbled down the stretch in 2019, but confidence remains high in their core group of high-impact relievers, per Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Cincinnati Reds: Five players most likely to be traded this offseason Which five players on the Reds roster are most likely to be traded this offseason? No fan wants to see their favorite player shipped off to another team. Trades are hard on both the players and the fans, but it's part of the business-side of baseball.
Cincinnati Reds: Grading Amir Garrett's inconsistent 2019 season Amir Garrett came out of the gate in 2019 as one of the most consistent players on a Cincinnati Reds team that struggled at the beginning of the year. Garrett was used as a LOOGY in the early going, but gained the confidence of his manager as the season progressed.
Cincinnati Reds Top Prospects: Ibandel Isabel Coming off of a record breaking season that saw Ibandel Isabel set the Florida State League record for home runs in a season with 35, the Reds sent the power hitting prospect to Double-A. He would join the new affiliate in Chattanooga and continue doing what he's done for most of his career.
Should the Reds go after shortstop Corey Seager? For the Reds it would be an enormous upgrade at a position of absolute need.For his career he's hit.294/.362/.491. This season he posted a.272/.335/.483 line with a league best 44 doubles. He also hit 19 home runs, walked 44 times, and had 98 strikeouts in 541 plate appearances.
Cincinnati Reds: Grading Curt Casali's productive 2019 season Fans were critical of the production received from the catcher position in 2019. However, Curt Casali put together a solid season despite some injuries. Th…
Cincinnati Reds All Questions Answered Thread Once you leave your question below in the comments section and I'm ready to answer it, I will delete it from the comments and add it to the post with the answer. While this is on the minor league side of my work, I'm more than willing to answer questions about the big league squad, or just baseball in general.
Arizona Fall League update: Tyler Stephenson is a Fall Star A look at the Reds youngsters at around the halfway point.
Projected arbitration raises for the Reds are in There are a few things to play with here. First would be, do the Reds pick up the option on Freddy Galvis or do they pay him $1M for the buyout? From a bookkeeping standpoint, that's a difference of $4,000,000.
Cincinnati Reds throwback uniforms - 1999 vs. 1969 Record: 96-67, finished 2nd out of 6 team National League Central division. Did this team matter?: Ultimately, no. Eagle-eyed readers may note that the above win-loss record totals to 163 games, which is one more than the current standard of 162.
Cincinnati Reds: The opener is an intriguing concept for the fifth starter How about an example using players currently on the Reds roster? So, let's assume the Reds were using an opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. With the likes of the left-handed hitting Christian Yelich and Mike Moustakas at the top of the Brewers lineup, perhaps the Reds would open the game with Amir Garrett.
Cincinnati Reds: Five players who are worth projected arbitration salaries Which five are worth the bump in pay? If a player and team have not agreed upon a salary for the upcoming season by the mid-January deadline, both parties will enter arbitration.
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Reds land 3 prospects in the Pioneer League Top 20 And they landed three players in the Top 20 for the league. Often forgotten about because he's been rehabbing his way back from Tommy John surgery, Noah Davis was the top Reds prospect on the list. The 22-year-old right-handed pitcher came in at #8 on the list.
One Hundred Years Ago Today, the Cincinnati Reds Won Their First World Series The Reds beat the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 9, 1919 in the eighth game of an unusual best-of-nine series to take their first championship. It was a series full of surprises - and scandal. At the time, the Reds were a bit of a Cinderella team, having spent the previous two decades never rising higher than third place in the National League.
The 1919 Reds, grand theft victims This essay was first published 18 December 2018; a different version appeared in the Society for American Baseball Research's Black Sox Scandal Research Committee Newsletter later that month, and I still thank editor Jacob Pomrenke-perhaps the most passionate reviewer of the scandal the nation has-for his kindness in accepting it.
Cincinnati Reds: Grading Tucker Barnhart's inconsistent 2019 Season But after seeing a better showing in the second half of the season, I'm inclined to think that given a full season with his new approach at the plate, Tucker Barnhart can make a big impact in the offensive lineup.
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