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  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Kyle Schwarber tells Amir Garrett to get off his lawn after strikeout celebration

    Sporting News "Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett tried to fight an entire team by himself earlier this year, so he's certainly not afraid of showing emotion on the diamond. His celebration of a ninth-inning strikeout against the Cubs on Wednesday drew the ire of outfielder Kyle..." September 19

  • Reds' Sonny Gray breaks record Nolan Ryan previously held

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sonny Gray saw Aristides Aquino before Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs and asked a simple question: "Are you going to show up today?" It's been a quiet month for Aquino, the reigning National League player of the month. At least it was before..." September 18

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Nick Senzel Done For Season Due To Torn Right Labrum

    Sportsnaut "Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel’s rookie season has come to an end after suffering a torn labrum in his right shoulder, according to The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans.   September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Michael Lorenzen has been better than Shohei Ohtani

    USA Today "MLB Network's Brian Kenny compared Michael Lorenzen of the Cincinnati Reds to Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels during his "Digging In" segment on MLB Now, and reached the conclusion that Lorenzen has outperformed Ohtani over the past two seasons. "For the..." September 11

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • The Reds' aggressive offseason didn't pan out in 2019, but Cincinnati has a path to contention in 2020

    CBS Sports "Last offseason, the Reds were aggressive in making improvement to their major-league roster, ready to stop the rebuild and get back to contention. Alas, a series of things conspired against them early in the season -- including their own shortcomings, to be clear -- and outside of a huge late..." September 09

  • Giants Claim Wandy Peralta From Reds

    Redleg Nation "Earlier this afternoon the Cincinnati Reds announced two different roster moves. The first was that the San Francisco Giants have claimed left-handed pitcher Wandy Peralta on waivers. The second move was that the team had activated catcher Juan Graterol from the concussion list. For..." September 08

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen accomplishes feat not seen since Babe Ruth

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There have been two players in Major League Baseball history to hit a home run, play center field and earn the win as a pitcher in the same game. Babe Ruth was the first on June 13, 1921.  Michael Lorenzen added his name to the list Wednesday, 98 years after Ruth set the..." September 05

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • Report: At least 5 teams interested in recently released Jeremy Jeffress

    The Score "Multiple teams are reportedly interested in free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was recently released by the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, and even the Brewers are considering signing..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • Yasiel Puig's Successor, Aristides Aquino, Has Exploded from Nobody to Superstar

    Bleacher Report "A month ago, virtually no one knew Aristides Aquino's name. He didn't top any prospect lists, and he hadn't made a mark in the big leagues since signing as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2011. Now, after a scalding August, he's a key cog..." September 03

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • Cardinals upset with Freddy Galvis for jogging across mound

    Hardball Talk "Reds second baseman Freddy Galvis flied out to center field in the fourth inning of the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Cardinals. As he returned to the dugout, Galvis jogged across the pitcher’s mound, which upset Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas as well as his..." September 02

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Reds phenom Aristides Aquino got his bat sent to Cooperstown

    Larry Brown Sports "Aristides Aquino may be just a rookie, but he has already been immortalized in Cooperstown in one sense. The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that they were now in possession of the bat that the Cincinnati Reds phenom used to tie a major league record earlier this..." August 29

  • Aristides Aquino matches NL rookie record for homers in a month

    Hardball Talk "According to Elias Sports Bureau, Reds outfielder tied a National League rookie record for home runs in a calendar month, blasting his 13th August dinger in the first inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins. The three-run shot, off of Sandy Alcantara, opened the..." August 29

  • Reds Release Brad Boxberger

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have released right-handed reliever Brad Boxberger, Kegan Lowe of Baseball America relays. The reunion between the Reds and Boxberger didn’t last long, as they just signed the 31-year-old to a minor league contract Aug. 6. It was the second..." August 28

  • 15 former MLB players who are still playing professional baseball, including Brandon Phillips and Carlos Zambrano

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Minor League Baseball regular season is in its final week of action, and the MLB playoff roster deadline is approaching quickly (Sept. 1). While researching expected September call-ups and searching the list of current free agents, a handful of recognizable names caught our attention..." August 28

  • Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Major League Baseball offseason will be here before anyone knows it. And because this winter's crop of free agents looks relatively weak, trades could be all the rage. We've speculated on the most likely player on each team to be traded during the 2019-2020 offseason. We..." August 28

  • 10 injured players who could impact playoff races with September returns, including Luis Severino and Tyler Glasnow

    CBS Sports "This coming Sunday is Sept. 1, which is the day teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players up to 40 players. The September call-up rules will change next year -- teams will only be able to carry up to 28 players -- but, for now, they are the same as always. Up to 40 active players..." August 27

  • Holy hell, the MLB players weekend uniforms are terrible

    SB Nation "It’s players’ weekend across Major League Baseball, with every player on every team getting to express themselves in several ways, from the nicknames on their backs to the custom shoes on their feet. It’s just too bad they are all wearing pajamas while on the..." August 26

  • Trevor Bauer: ‘I don’t really miss a whole lot about Cleveland’

    Hardball Talk "Reds starter Trevor Bauer has struggled in four starts with the Reds since the Indians dealt him on July 31. Entering Sunday, the right-hander allowed 16 runs (15 earned) on 23 hits and eight walks with 30 strikeouts in 23 innings. That’s an ugly 5.87..." August 26

  • Cincinnati Reds shortstop José Iglesias among best two-strike hitters in the league

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In an era when players are striking out more than ever, Reds shortstop José Iglesias stands out for his ability to hit well with two strikes. Iglesias ranks second in the National League with a .265 batting average in two-strike counts, trailing Washington’s Howie..." August 25

  • Trevor Bauer: MLB needs to 'let players have personalities' to attract younger fans

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For one weekend every season, Major League Baseball players are given a larger platform to show their personalities. They can wear custom cleats and bats. They can bring their phones to batting practice for a behind-the-scenes look on social media. Tucker Barnhart, a self-described..." August 25

  • Reds' Aristides Aquino homers again to set yet another record

    CBS Sports "The Reds took on the increasingly miserable Pirates on Friday night in Pittsburgh, and Cincy rookie slugger Aristides Aquino didn't take long to once again go yard. Yep, that's Aquino's 12th home run in just his 22nd career game played. Suffice it to say, that's a..." August 24

  • 6 Players We Still Can't Believe Weren't Traded at the MLB Deadline

    12 Up "We know how boring this MLB trade deadline was even with the Zack Greinke deal. There was a surprising amount of inaction from fringe contenders who decided to stand pat rather than sell. Plenty of players who should have gotten a change of scenery didn't, but these are the six players we..." August 23

  • The Future Star Who Got Away From Each MLB Team

    The Ringer "Gio Urshela spent the past few weeks showing his previous employers what they’re missing. In four games against the Blue Jays, for whom Urshela played 46 uneventful games last year, the Yankees third baseman tallied six hits, including three home runs; in four games against..." August 23

  • How players are using uniform numbers to break MLB's unwritten rules

    ESPN "For more than two years, Mallex Smith didn't tell anyone on his team why he wore No. 0. Back in January 2017, Smith found himself in a whirlwind of trades in one day, going from the Braves to the Mariners -- for all of 77 minutes ("Some of the best 77 minutes of my..." August 23

  • MLB Players Will Wear Cleats Designed By Little League World Series Teams This Weekend

    Uproxx "One of the many highlights of the Little League World Series in Williamsport is a collaboration between the World Series and Major League Baseball, where two MLB teams play in the tiny Pennsylvania town and give kids a personal look at the big leagues. With that event in the books and..." August 23

  • Reds Activate Tyler Mahle, Place Jesse Winker On IL

    Yardbarker "The Reds have activated right-hander Tyler Mahle from the injured list and sent outfielder Jesse Winker to the IL (retroactive to Monday) with a cervical strain, the team announced. Mahle will head to Triple-A Louisville. Mahle missed just over a month with a hamstring injury. Prior..." August 22

  • How Yankee are giving Sonny Gray treatment to J.A. Happ

    Newark Star-Ledger "It took until Sonny Gray got shelled for the last time before Yankees manger Aaron Boone’s public confidence in Gray wavered. Prior to that, no matter how bad the results were for the right-hander, Boone would point to the positives. Then, on Aug. 2, 2018, the..." August 22

  • MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

    ESPN "Major League Baseball in a memo warned about the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement pills after at least two players this year were suspended for performance-enhancing drugs and claimed the banned substances found in their urine came from the unregulated products,..." August 21

  • Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching

    USA Today "For years, it was perhaps the noblest surrender in sports, a rare raising of the white flag that mixed comedy, camaraderie and selflessness. Now, the sight of a position player climbing the mound to record the final outs of a lopsided major league game is an almost routine occurrence,..." August 21

  • Reds and Pirates Were Already Issued Intense Warnings Ahead of Upcoming Weekend Rivalry Series

    12 Up "Forget the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals rivalries. There is no greater beef in baseball right now than the one between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. Less than a month ago, the Reds and Pirates were involved in a..." August 21

  • Several home run records will fall this season

    Beyond The Boxscore "51 was a foreign number to me. At the age of seven, an emboldened 51 on the back of a baseball card simply didn’t belong in the home run column. It was absurd and grotesque. Hitting 50 bombs was something I read about in baseball history books (yeah, I was a weird second grader). It..." August 20

  • Each MLB Team's Most Boneheaded Decision of 2019

    Bleacher Report "With trade season over and the postseason still a good distance in the future, now is a perfect time to second-guess decisions Major League Baseball teams have made in 2019. Specifically, we've attempted to pinpoint each team's most boneheaded choice since the season properly..." August 20

  • 10 active MLB players who would make great managers after they retire

    CBS Sports "It's no secret that active managers and coaches are getting younger each and every year. Most recently, front-offices have become more open to hiring recently retired players to lead their clubs. With a higher reliance on analytics and less dependency on the Xs and Os, the..." August 20