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  • Reds Sign Buddy Boshers, Felix Jorge

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have landed some additional pitching depth, signing lefty Buddy Boshersand righty Felix Jorge to minors deals, according to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link) and’s Mark Sheldon (Twitter link). Both receive invitations to..." January 16

  • Marty Brennaman announces that 2019 will be his last season

    Hardball Talk "Cincinnati Reds announcer Marty Brennaman announced a few moments ago that 2019 will be his last season in the broadcast booth. Brennaman, 76, has broadcast Reds games since 1974 and stands as every bit an institution among Reds fans as any announcer ever has among his local..." January 16

  • Padres, Reds, Indians Have Discussed 3-Team Scenario Involving Corey Kluber

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres, Reds, and Indians have engaged in discussions regarding a possible three-team trade scenario, according to Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter links). Precise permutations aren’t known, but the concept at play appears to be one that would send..." January 15

  • Reds avoid arbitration with Scooter Gennett, Jose Peraza, Michael Lorenzen, Curt Casali

    Red Reporter "Today, which is Friday, marked the deadline for MLB teams and arbitration-eligible players to come together for a secret handshake, a hot cup of joe, and to reach an agreement on a salary for the 2019 season. Failure to do so by 1 PM ET today would mean that each player’s case would land..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Reds Re-Sign Mason Williams To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced a slew of minor league signings today (Twitter link), including the re-signing of outfielder Mason Williams to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Cincinnati also confirmed its previously reported minor league deals/invites to..." January 10

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t, the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Odrisamer Despaigne inks minors deal with Reds

    Red Reporter "We’re all pretty much stuck in a baseball waiting game at the moment, it would seem. Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Dallas Keuchel all remain unsigned despite the trio seeking somewhere in the vicinity of $700+ million in guarantees from MLB clubs, and that’s the kind of crazy..." January 08

  • Reds ready to rev up 2019 plans "The holidays caused offseason maneuvering for the Reds to ebb somewhat. But things are starting to flow once more now that 2019 has arrived with Spring Training just around the corner. "By virtue of technology, we were able to stay in close communication with each other and other..." January 03

  • Cincinnati Reds sign RHP Anthony Bass

    Red Reporter "The Chicago Cubs granted free agency to a fringe bullpen arm just after the end of the 2017 season, and the Cincinnati Reds proceeded to scoop him up on a minor league contract the first week of 2018. That, you’ll remember, was how the Reds originally landed Dylan..." January 02

  • Report: Free-agent pitcher Derek Holland says Cincinnati Reds have been in contact

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Free-agent pitcher Derek Holland told MLB Network Radio that the Cincinnati Reds have contacted him during this offseason, according to a report via Twitter from MLB Network's Jon Morosi. The 32-year-old Holland has a 76-73 record and 4.44 ERA in 10 big-league seasons, but last..." January 02

  • Where will Cincinnati Reds' top prospect Nick Senzel play next year?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Spring Training begins in February, all eyes will be on top prospect Nick Senzel. It’s clear that the Reds believe he can contribute to the Major League team next season, but there are other questions: Can he play in the outfield? Is he a candidate to start in center field?..." December 31

  • Diamondbacks acquire reliever Robby Scott from Reds

    Arizona Central "The Diamondbacks acquired left-handed reliever Robby Scott from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations on Sunday. Robby Scott has made 73 relief appearances for the Red Sox over the past three seasons before the Reds picked him up off waivers on Dec. 10. He is 3-2 with a 3.91 ERA..." December 30

  • Are the Reds still in mix for Keuchel? "The Reds entered this offseason focused on improving and deepening their rotation, which makes Dallas Keuchel a potential target. Whether Cincinnati actually would meet Keuchel's asking price, however, always was a question, and the club no longer is as desperate for starters..." December 26

  • Wood poised to make impact on Reds rotation "During his time with the Dodgers, starting pitcher Alex Wood experienced the postseason quite a bit, including World Series runs the past two seasons. But with that also came some fluidity to his role. Wood finished the 2018 regular season and postseason working out of the..." December 23

  • What is Reds' angle in blockbuster deal with Dodgers?

    Sporting News "The oft-rumored trade between the Reds and Dodgers finally went down Friday afternoon, and the immediate national conversation was about what this six-player deal meant for the team in Los Angeles. Were the Dodgers freeing up space to make a run at Bryce Harper? Was A.J. Pollock now on the..." December 22

  • The Dodgers are treating MLB like the NBA, and it could make them a 2019 World Series contender

    CBS Sports "Magic Johnson owning a share of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a ton of sense. When it comes to making trades, no other Major League Baseball team looks more like an NBA team. The Dodgers' latest NBA-style deal is a seven-player blockbuster with the Reds. L.A. traded outfielders..." December 22

  • Reds Designate Robby Scott

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have designated left-hander Robby Scott for assignment, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports on Twitter. That’ll open roster space for tonight’s big swap. The 29-year-old Scott was recently nabbed through a waiver claim, but he was obviously seen as a..." December 21

  • Dodgers trade Puig, Kemp to Reds in blockbuster deal

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds have made a blockbuster trade that will send outfielder Yasiel Puig to the Queen City. L.A. is sending Puig, outfielder Matt Kemp, left-hander Alex Wood, catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer, and $7 million to the Reds for right-hander Homer Bailey..." December 21

  • Yasiel Puig pens classy thank you to Dodgers and fans on IG

    Sportsnaut "After being traded to the Cincinnati Reds, Yasiel Puig is looking forward to his new adventure while showing gratitude to his former team. Puig took to his Instagram account following the blockbuster trade that sent him packing, thanking the Dodgers for “my first opportunity to..." December 21

  • Reds remain involved on trade talks regarding Corey Kluber

    Sporting News "The Indians could have multiple options if they decide to move Corey Kluber. Cleveland has continued to discuss dealing the 32-year-old ace, according to a report from MLB Network, which cites unidentified league sources. The Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Reds, amongst others, have..." December 19

  • Matt Harvey reaches deal with Angels

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Angels have agreed on a one-year, $11 million contract with former New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, sources confirmed to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. first reported Harvey's contract agreement. Fancred first reported terms of the..." December 18

  • Will a ‘record’ Cincinnati Reds payroll extend beyond the 2019 season?

    Red Reporter "Tanner Roark is a useful arm, one who is a definitive improvement for the Cincinnati Reds in both the ‘has been’ and ‘should be’ departments for the 2019 season with little to no risk. Similary, both Alex Wood and Yasiel Puig would be..." December 17

  • Reds, Nationals, Braves in on Aníbal Sánchez

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Reds, Nationals, and Braves have all expressed interest in free agent starter Aníbal Sánchez. While a clear frontrunner has yet to emerge, it stands to reason that the Braves would have some edge on their competitors as the..." December 16

  • Reds enter Realmuto sweepstakes

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds have entered the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes and are discussing the All-Star catcher with the Miami Marlins, sources told Craig Mish of SiriusXM. A Marlins-Reds deal for Realmuto would include outfielder Taylor Trammell - the Reds' No. 2 prospect as ranked by MLB..." December 12

  • Reds remain active in trade discussions for Gray, Stroman

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds are continuing their relentless pursuit for starting pitching at the winter meetings. Cincinnati remains active in trade discussions with the New York Yankees about Sonny Gray and with the Toronto Blue Jays for Marcus Stroman, sources told MLB Network's Jon..." December 12

  • Dodgers, Reds discussing Yasiel Puig trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to clear money. That could mean that Yasiel Puig has played his final game with the team. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Dodgers have been in talks with the Cincinnati Reds about a number of trades. Puig’s name has been..." December 11

  • Reds inquiring about Inciarte "Reds executives have been reaching out to many clubs and agents to make acquisitions. A source told on Tuesday that those efforts included speaking to the Braves about trading for Ender Inciarte. No deal appeared imminent, however. It was not immediately known what Atlanta..." December 11

  • Reds claim lefty reliever Robby Scott off waivers from Red Sox

    Red Reporter "The MLB Winter Meetings have been going on for just over a day out in Las Vegas, and things are starting to get interesting. As promised, the Reds have made a move to go out and get the pitching, acquiring... checks notes... left handed reliever Robby Scott off waivers..." December 10

  • Royals to sign Billy Hamilton

    Hardball Talk "Jim Bowden reports that the Kansas City Royals are close to agreement with outfielder Billy Hamilton. He says they are “just working through bonuses and pending physical.” Hamilton was non-tendered by the Cincinnati Reds a couple of weeks ago following six seasons with the..." December 10

  • Reds Reportedly Interested In Trading Scooter Gennett

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds are interested in dealing second baseman Scooter Gennett, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription link). Though the hometown hero had previously seemed to profile as an extension candidate, Cincinnati president of baseball operations Dick..." December 10

  • Reds are not close to a contract extension with potential trade chip Scooter Gennett

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest decisions facing the Cincinnati Reds this offseason involves the future of All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett. Gennett is one year away from free agency and it stands to reason that, if the rebuilding Reds are unable to sign Gennett long-term, they should trade..." December 08

  • Reds Reportedly “Pursuing” A.J. Pollock

    MLB Trade Rumors "As they continue to seek ways of boosting their roster for the 2019 campaign, the Reds are “pursuing” free agent center fielder A.J. Pollock, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). Additionally, Heyman notes, the Cincinnati org is still in on southpaw Dallas..." December 06

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Report: Reds have interest in Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians have received plenty of interest in their starting pitchers already this offseason, and the Cincinnati Reds are said to be among the teams who are exploring a possible deal with them. Jon Morosi of reports that the Reds are open to making a..." December 04

  • Votto gearing up for return to form in 2019 "Joey Votto may have had a 2018 season that he'd like to forget, but the first baseman didn't let go of it even after playing in the Reds' 162nd game. No, Votto instead ruminated on what went wrong and is determined to make '19 a vast improvement. Votto batted..." December 02

  • Reds Non-Tender Juan Graterol, Jordan Patterson and Aristides Aquino

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Reds chose not to tender contracts to Juan Graterol, Jordan Patterson and Aristides Aquino, making them free agents. Per Mark Sheldon of, the Reds have interest in re-signing all three to minor league deals (Twitter links). It’s been quite the..." December 01

  • Hamilton brings unique skills to free agency "The Reds non-tendered outfielder Billy Hamilton on Friday, choosing to part ways with one of baseball's premier baserunners and outfield defenders rather than go through a final year of arbitration. For all of his obvious talents, it's not terribly difficult to see why this..." December 01

  • Cincinnati Reds will part ways with center fielder Billy Hamilton

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With another projected salary bump through arbitration, the Reds will not offer a contract to center fielder Billy Hamilton before the non-tender deadline Friday, according to club sources. The move will send Hamilton into free agency and end his time in the Reds’..." November 30

  • Reds Claim Jordan Patterson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have claimed outfielder/first baseman Jordan Patterson from the Mets, per a club announcement. He was only recently claimed by the New York organization from the Rockies. Clearly, the Mets had hoped to stash Patterson off of their 40-man roster. Instead, he’ll hang on..." November 29

  • Reds Reportedly Have Serious Interest In Dallas Keuchel

    Fancred Sports "The Reds are said to be “all over” Dallas Keuchel. Apparently, Cincinnati believes that he is fit for a small ballpark such as Great America. Of course they have to get Keuchel to feel that way. The word is, he wouldn’t mind the big stage, never mind the big..." November 29

  • Bryce Harper and the Reds would make for one big run-scoring machine

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Even the..." November 29

  • Reds, A's Among Teams 'Thought to Have Interest' in Matt Harvey

    Bleacher Report "Matt Harvey may not get the big payday this winter that he once envisioned, but there still appears to be some interest in the former All-Star pitcher on the market. Jon Heyman of Fancred reported on Wednesday that the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics are among the..." November 23

  • Matt Harvey’s free-agency market starts to take shape

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s first foray into free agency won’t be the nine-figure bidding war once expected long ago, but there will be a market for the right-hander. FanCred reported on Wednesday that the A’s and Reds, who Harvey pitched for last season, are among the teams..." November 22

  • Reds add J.R. House and Donnie Ecker to coaching staff

    Red Reporter "Today the Reds added the third and fourth members to David Bell’s emerging coaching staff. J.R. House will join the coaching staff as the third base/catching coach, while Donnie Ecker will report to hitting coach Turner Ward as assistant hitting..." November 21

  • Reds keep closer Raisel Iglesias with 3-year contract

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds and right-handed reliever Raisel Iglesias have agreed to a new three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Iglesias had 30 saves last season after posting 28 the season before. The deal signs Iglesias through his..." November 21

  • 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