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  • Reds need to address the massive holes in the rotation if they want to keep up with their NL Central rivals

    CBS Sports "How bad has the pitching in Cincinnati been over the years? The last time the Reds employed someone who made truly great pitches, it was Stalin's minister of propaganda. In 2018, Reds pitchers finished second-to-last in the National League in park-adjusted ERA (so we can't..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Report: Reds interested in Blue Jays' Stroman

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds' search for pitching may be taking them north of the border, as they reportedly have interest in Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. However, Morosi reports the Blue Jays aren't..." November 19

  • Report: Reds inquiring about several front-end starting pitchers

    Yardbarker "The Cincinnati Reds are looking to rebuild after four consecutive seasons with 68 or less wins, and they apparently feel that bolstering their starting rotation is a great place to begin. Jon Heyman of Fancred sports reports that the Reds have been in contact with the Seattle Mariners..." November 17

  • Report: Reds and Yankees Have Discussed Sonny Gray Trade

    12 Up "It's no secret that the Yankees want to get rid of Sonny Gray. The former All-Star has been an abject disaster in pinstripes (at home, at least) and GM Brian Cashman is expected to move the right-hander somewhere (anywhere) this offseason. That somewhere may end up being..." November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Jesse Winker ‘feeling great’ in shoulder rehab

    Red Reporter "It sounds absurd to say it, but 2019 will already be the 8th calendar year in which Jesse Winkerhas been a part of the Cincinnati Reds organization. Since being drafted 49th overall in the 2012 MLB Draft out of high school, he’s long been touted as a plus hitter..." November 13

  • Padres reportedly covet Reds' Suarez

    CBS Sports "Under general manager A.J. Preller's guidance, the San Diego Padres have shown a willingness to make bold moves. That figures to apply to their upcoming winter, too. It's not all that surprising, then, that the Padres have popped up in relation with some of the market's top players...." November 11

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Cincinnati Reds hire hitting coach Turner Ward away from NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds made another big free agent signing Monday, albeit a coach, not a player. The team hired Turner Ward as its hitting coach – Ward spent the last three years as hitting coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Ward hiring comes less than a week after..." November 06

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Reds Exploring Rotation Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "As expected on the heels of public comments from owner Bob Castellini about his desire to enhance the starting rotation, the Reds are showing early interest in the starting pitching market, per both Jon Heyman of Fancred and Jon Morosi of (Twitter links). Both reports list top..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Reds minor leaguer killed, two others injured in car accident in Dominican Republic

    Yahoo! Sports "Three Cincinnati Reds minor league players were involved in a serious car accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday morning that left one dead and another in critical condition, the team announced Saturday afternoon. Pitcher Jairo Capellan has died from the accident. He was 19...." November 04

  • Brandon Dixon, Austin Brice claimed off waivers; Cincinnati Reds claim Matthew Bowman from Cardinals

    Red Reporter "The offseason always features a bevy of transactions and roster moves, and the Cincinnati Reds jumped into that process head-first on Friday with a series of notable moves. They announced that both Brandon Dixon (Detroit Tigers) and Austin Brice (Los Angeles Angels) had been claimed on waivers,..." November 02

  • Dilson Herrera, Mason Williams Outrighted

    CBS Sports "Williams was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday. Dilson Herrera was also outrighted to Louisville, which will allow the Reds to protect two younger prospects from the Rule 5 draft by adding them to the 40-man roster. " November 02

  • Reds hire pitching coach Derek Johnson away from Brewers

    Yardbarker "The Brewers are set for yet another coaching change, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets that pitching coach Derek Johnson is leaving the organization to join the Reds in the same capacity. (’s Adam McCalvy confirmed Johnson's departure in a tweet.) Milwaukee previously saw..." October 31

  • Reds Part Ways With Jim Riggleman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds won’t be keeping Jim Riggleman in the organization in 2019, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports (Twitter link).  The interim manager for much of the 2018 season, Riggleman interviewed for the full-time job before the Reds hired David Bell as their next..." October 28

  • David Bell's working the phones to get the coaching staff in place

    Cincinnati Enquirer "David Bell returned home to Santa Rosa, California after being named the Cincinnati Reds' manager. But, it’s safe to say he has spent much time enjoying the weather.  Instead, he’s giving his cell phone a workout. He’s been working on assembling a..." October 28

  • Reds manager David Bell keeps an open mind toward new trends in baseball

    Cincinnati Enquirer "  David Bell grew up around baseball, watching his dad play in the Major Leagues and talking..." October 26

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • Cincinnati Reds choose David Bell as their new manager

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Three weeks after ending the 2018 season, the Cincinnati Reds picked David Bell as their 63rd manager in franchise history. The Reds will introduce Bell as their manager at a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday. He agreed to a three-year contract with a club option for..." October 21

  • Bell appears to be fave for Reds skipper "David Bell is the front-runner to be offered the Reds' managerial position, a source told's Jon Paul Morosi on Saturday. Bell, currently the Giants' vice president of player development and a former manager in the Reds' Minor League system from 2009-12, has..." October 20

  • Joe Girardi Withdraws From Reds’ Managerial Search

    MLB Trade Rumors "Joe Girardi has withdrawn from the Reds’ managerial search, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). He had the inside track on the job, per the report, but will instead continue working as a television analyst for the time being. It is not clear at this point..." October 19

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Bell, Girardi, Ausmus advance in Reds manager search "Three Reds managerial candidates have cleared the first hurdle and have reached the second round of interviews with the club, learned on Wednesday via sources. Joe Girardi, Brad Ausmus and David Bell have all moved through for stronger consideration. It remains unclear if..." October 17

  • What we’re looking for in the next Cincinnati Reds manager

    Red Reporter "We all know with 100% certainty the things we do not want to see from the next manager of the Cincinnati Reds. We don’t want to see him play that one guy who goes 0 for 4, intentionally walk the dude before the guy who whomps a dinger, go to the bullpen when the starter..." October 15

  • Reds interview Rocco Baldelli for manager "Rays coach Rocco Baldelli was the 12th candidate to interview for the vacant Reds managerial position when he met with the club this past week, a source told on Sunday. Baldelli, 37, is currently Tampa Bay's Major League field coordinator under manager Kevin Cash after he..." October 14

  • Reds looking to hire high-profile manager

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Reds are one of several MLB teams in the market for a new manager, but they have a specific type in mind. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Reds are aiming to hire a high-profile name that can be associated with the franchise, and have already..." October 12

  • Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel needs surgery on elbow, out 4-6 weeks in offseason

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Learning the outfield throughout the past month, Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel was hopeful that he could continue playing his new positions in the Arizona Fall League. Instead, he won’t be able to play at all. Senzel told..." October 11

  • Reds Claim Juan Graterol

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced Wednesday that they’ve claimed catcher Juan Graterol off waivers from the Twins after he’d been placed on outright waivers. Cincinnati already had a pair of open 40-man roster spots, so not corresponding move is necessary. Graterol, 29, only appeared in..." October 10

  • Just how much money do the Cincinnati Reds have to spend this winter?

    Red Reporter "Back in the 2015 season, the Cincinnati Reds sported a payroll north of $115 million, the highest mark in team history. Of course, since that time they’ve shed established player after established player as part of their massive rebuild, and in doing so shed the large salaries..." October 10

  • Veteran starting pitchers the Cincinnati Reds could target in trades

    Red Reporter "Yesterday we kicked around the idea that the Cincinnati Reds might be able to solve their starting pitching woes not by adding better starting options, but rather by using their ineffective starting options less and less. Of course, it’s just hair-brained enough to ensure..." October 09

  • Reds Acquire Ryan Lillie

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have acquired right-hander Ryan Lillie from the Marlins for international bonus money, per C. Trent Rosecrans of the Athletic (Twitter link). Lillie, 22, was a fifth round pick of the Marlins in the 2017 draft.  Though he showed plus command (1.12 BB/9 for Low-A..." October 07

  • Cincinnati Reds to interview at least 3 more managerial candidates, including Joe Girardi

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds are moving to the next phase of their managerial search and will begin interviewing candidates outside the organization. Joe Girardi, David Bell and Brad Ausmus will receive interviews, a club source confirmed Wednesday. There could be more candidates interviewed..." October 03

  • MLB's Mat Latos Hit with Restraining Order, Allegedly Terrorized Ex-GF

    TMZ "Mat Latos -- an ex-MLB pitcher who made $28 mil in the bigs -- has been ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after allegedly slashing her tires and threatening to kill her.  TMZ Sports has obtained court docs which show Mat's ex-girlfriend went to authorities..." September 28

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • Forget the manager search, Cincinnati Reds need to look for starting pitching

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The search that is getting all the attention in Redsland, of course, is the one for the next manager. But the more important search – at least as far as 2019 is concerned – is going to begin a little further down the line. That’s when the Reds begin then..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • Reds to interview John Farrell for open manager's job

    NBC Sports Boston "John Farrell has laid low publicly since being let go as Red Sox manager last October, but that may be changing soon. The Reds -- whom Farrell joined as a scout in March -- have a managerial opening, and he's on their list If he gets it, it would be Farrell's third..." September 26

  • Matt Harvey open to signing with all but one MLB team in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey is keeping his options open when it comes to his upcoming free agency. Well, most of his options, anyway. Harvey pitched on Tuesday for the Cincinnati Reds, allowing three runs over five innings in a 4-3 loss. The start marked Harvey’s last of the year for..." September 26