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Cubs Preview, Adrian Sampson, Just Wait 'Til 2025!

At the site yesterday, I published a post that tackled the question of when we can expect the next good Reds team and what to make of the front office's declared strategy of relying on the "prospect pipeline." Here are a few highlights: In recent days, assemb…

 
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Field of Dreams Game, Reds Select Chuckie Robinson, Senzel's Hidden Talent?

The Reds played the Chicago Cubs in the second ever Field of Dreams game on Thursday in Dyersville, Iowa. Despite the physical location being more than 500 miles away from Great American Ballpark and just over 200 miles away from Wrigley Field, the Reds were …

 
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Reiver the Reliever, Reds Mauled by Mets, Field of Dreams

Perhaps nobody got off to a worse start this season than Reiver Sanmartin. After making the Opening Day starting rotation due to injuries to Luis Castillo and Mike Minor, the southpaw got just five appearances before he was demoted to Triple-A. In those five …

 
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Little Town Blues, Meet Levin Stoudt, Roster News, Taijuan Walker

The Cincinnati Reds lost 6-2 last night to the New York Mets. The club's record drops to 44-65 and 2-4 since the trade deadline. The Mets are number one in the NL East, top of the list, head of the heap, king of the hill. After this afternoon's game in Queens…

 
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#303・

India & Moose Injured, More New Faces in the Rotation

Jonathan India (right hamstring) and Mike Moustakas (left calf) both left last night's game against the Mets after suffering injuries only minutes apart.India tweaked the hamstring while running out a grounder in the fourth inning. He stayed in the game to ru…

 
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Reds win series, head to Queens, scouting Bassitt

In front of a hushed capacity crowd in Milwaukee, Reds lefty reliever Ross Detwiler got the signal and reared back. At the plate stood the veteran Andrew McCutchen, represented the tying run with two outs. Detwiler's 94-mph fastball found the top of the zone.…

 
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Harbinger, Greene, Trade Reports, Stephenson, Aaron Ashby

The Reds lost 5-1 to the Brewers last night, making David Bell's club 2-8 against Milwaukee this season. The loss felt like a discouraging sign for what much of the rest of the 2022 season will look like as the club copes with its trade deadline losses. Makin…

 
#300・

Dugger Gets Nod Over Dunn & Williamson, Romine Activated, Papierski Stays

As the Reds return to a five-man rotation, they only needed to fill one spot after the trades of Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle. The writing was on the wall when the team added Robert Dugger to the taxi squad during the trip to Miami, and he will indeed start …

 
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#299・

Barrero Returns to the Majors, Alcántara Stops Reds' Momentum

Shortstop José Barrero was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday to take Brandon Drury's spot on the active roster. This time, he's apparently not in the big leagues to come off the bench. Before Wednesday's game, manager David Bell told the media th…

 
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#298・

Mahle and Drury Traded, Solano and Farmer Stay With Reds, Romine Acquired, Recap

News: Pitcher Tyler Mahle was traded to the Minnesota Twins for infielders Spencer Steer and Christian Encarnacion-Strand and pitcher Steven Hajjar.Analysis: This was not unexpected, as it seemed likely that the Reds would deal Mahle after moving Luis Castill…

 
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Pham Traded, Greene Dazzles, Almora Returns With a Vengeance

News: The Reds traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash.Analysis: As expected, Pham's stay with the Reds lasted only half a season. The 34-year-old is the third player traded by the Reds over the last week, joining fe…

 
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#296・

AL East Champions; Drury, Mahle, Pham latest; More Marlins

I thought there was a good chance the Reds would complete another trade last night, but as of midnight, they hadn't. Here are the latest bits of information being reported. Brandon Drury

 
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#295・

Castillo Sent to Mariners; More on the Naquin Trade; Fraley Returns

Well, the day we've waited for (and dreaded) has arrived. The writing has been on the wall for months that the Reds would shop their ace, Luis Castillo, at the trade deadline. Last night, a deal was finally agreed upon with a familiar trade partner.Castillo w…

 
#294・

Reds Fall to Marlins, Orioles Preview, Barrero Performing, Naquin Traded

Graham Ashcraft got the start for the Reds on Thursday, and pitched into the seventh inning for just the fourth time in his 12 major league starts. After allowing a leadoff single, Ashcraft got three straight strikeouts to end the first inning. He cruised thr…

 
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Luis Castillo cements Reds legacy with a memorable swan song

For the 70th time in his career — and possibly the last as a member of the home team — Luis Castillo took the mound at Great American Ball Park last night. While it wasn't the best start of his career or even his season, Castillo brought the reliable presence…

 
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Reds Waste Strong Greene Start, Silent Bats, Broxton Garrett

Don't say I didn't warn you about Pablo Lopez. The 26-year-old righty limited the Reds to two hits over seven innings as the Marlins evened the series with a 2-1 win. HittingNot much to say here. Jonathan India led the game off with a 68.1 mph single to left …

 
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#291・

Crispy Battered Fish, the Reds Bullpen, Pablo Lopez

Behind a strong start from rookie Nick Lodolo and home run blasts by Brandon Drury and Jonathan India, the Reds beat the Miami Marlins 11-2 in the opener of the four-game series. The Reds are 9-4 in their last 13 games. At 37-58, they are closing in on the Cu…

 
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#290・

Series Win Over Cards, Roster Analysis, Meet the Marlins

How about that. A series win over the stupid St. Louis Cardinals. Over The Cardinals Way. Over The Best Fans In Baseball™.The Reds are 8-4 through a tough stretch of the schedule. Guess it's time to trade all the good players away, right?

 
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Stephenson injury, Reds win, Draft Pick signings, Steven Matz

In an important but expected offseason move, the Reds found veteran Tucker Barnhart a full-time catching gig with the Detroit Tigers and handed the team's primary backstop duties to 25-year-old Tyler Stephenson. Through the season's first two months, the plan…

 
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Mahle Returns, Latest Trade Rumors, Another Series vs. Cardinals

News: The Reds will activate pitcher Tyler Mahle from the injured list this weekend and he'll start against the Cardinals on Sunday.Analysis: As hoped, Mahle's shoulder strain was minor and kept him out for minimal time. He'll make a maximum of two starts bef…