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Reds: 3 players most likely to improve league-worst batting average

The Reds must improve their league-worst batting average from a year ago. Without bringing in any free agents other than Sean Doolittle this offseason, if the Cincinnati Reds are hoping to improve upon the league-worst .212 batting average from a year ago, they’ll need to rely upon players who are already within the organization. Which […] Reds: 3 players most likely to improve league-worst batting average - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2021 Spring Training Game 5: Reds vs. Royals

Photo by Norm Hall/ What’s with all the evening games? Sonny Gray makes his spring debut tonight against KC!#RedsST ⚾ pic.twitter.com/NTsEp4GreK— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 4, 2021 BIg story in this one is Sonny Gray’s spring debut. After a long offseason of trade speculation, Sonny’s going to be with the Reds in 2021, and will look to be an anchor in the rotation. He’s got the A team behind him, with a formidable top 4 in Winker, Votto, Suarez, and Moose. Shortstop watch: Alex Blandino today. Blandino: 1Strange-Gordon: 1Holder: 1Garcia: 1Farmer:...

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Mike Moustakas entering his second season with the Reds; here are 3 things to know

Mike Moustakas was one of the big free agent signings the Reds made before the 2020 season. Hopefully he can regain his All-Star form in 2021.       

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Luis Castillo survives offseason trade talks and Cincinnati Reds hope he leads rotation

Luis Castillo has lowered his ERA in each of the last three seasons and he's improved his strikeout rate every year.       

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Cincinnati Reds: 3 trade packages swapping Nick Senzel for a shortstop

Might the Reds move on from Nick Senzel this spring? Some of the moves the Cincinnati Reds have made lately have some of the fanbase scratching their head and wondering if something bigger is in the works. Perhaps a trade for a shortstop? One of the bigger trade chips Cincinnati has is centerfielder Nick Senzel. […] Cincinnati Reds: 3 trade packages swapping Nick Senzel for a shortstop - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds add to OF depth with Tyler Naquin signing

One of these players is the guy the Reds acquired. | Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via The former Cleveland OF brings some versatility to the group, too. Tyler Naquin knows Goodyear, Arizona. For each of the last eight Februaries, he has called it home, cruising past The Ziz to ply his trade on the baseball fields in preparation for the Major League season ahead. Today’s news confirms Naquin will make that routine last into a ninth year, as the Cincinnati Reds announced earlier Thursday that he’d been added on a minor league contract with an invited to big...

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The final day before Reds baseball

He stands alone. the Reds are not home... | Photo by Joe Robbins/ Hello again, Goodyear. There has been an endless barrage of waiting for the Cincinnati Reds around these parts. Waiting for another World Series. Waiting for anything akin to even a run at one, for even one postseason series win. More recently, it’s been waiting for the godawful rebuild to finally end. That rolled into waiting for the free agents that were signed for record amounts to pay off, for the evolution of the Reds to hit its next stage. Even that, though, begat more waiting. The 2020 season...

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Cincinnati Reds' Sonny Gray was frustrated at times by offseason trade rumors

Reds pitcher Sonny Gray said it was frustrating at times to hear that his name was floated in trade rumors this offseason.        

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What it means to have Sonny Gray back at the top of the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation

Sonny Gray discussed his trade rumors from the offseason. Even though his name was floated around, Gray is excited to be back in Cincinnati.        

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Cubs sign Pedro Strop to minor-league deal

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports The popular righthander returns, again. Pedro Strop came to the Cubs in one of the best deals in franchise history — the one that also brought Jake Arrieta over from the Orioles in exchange for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. You know, if that deal had just brought Strop it would have been a big win. Pedro is one of the best relievers in franchise history. He departed as a free agent before 2020, signed with the Reds, made four appearances with them and then they released him at the end of August. The Cubs signed him to a...

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Free agency isn’t the only place the Cincinnati Reds didn’t spend this winter

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The tightened budget scaled back in another important area, too. One year removed from the spending spree on which the Cincinnati Reds embarked in free agency, and it already feels as if that splurge will be much more exception than rule in the history books. Thirteen years removed from the then-record 4-year signing of closer Francisco Cordero, the Reds splashed cash on a quartet of proven veterans, doling out what could amount to $164 million in free agent coin to bring them into the fold. This winter, though, they’ve guaranteed something...

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Cincinnati Reds: Jeremy Jeffress should be free agent target

The Cincinnati Reds appear set to enter the 2021 season with Kyle Farmer as the team’s shortstop. Now, the front office should turn its attention to the bullpen. With a lot of turnover, perhaps the addition of a veteran like Jeremy Jeffress would solidify Cincinnati’s relief corps. Cincinnati bolstered the back end of their bullpen […] Cincinnati Reds: Jeremy Jeffress should be free agent target - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: Wishing Trevor Bauer well as he heads to Los Angeles

In the middle of what was the most talked about brawl in recent memory, news was coming across that Trevor Bauer had been traded to the Cincinnati Reds. Fans were wondering if we would get the charismatic right-hander with the rocket arm or would Yasiel Puig’s temper single handedly sink this trade before it was […] Cincinnati Reds: Wishing Trevor Bauer well as he heads to Los Angeles - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds who have deputized at 1B since Joey Votto’s first game

Photo by Jamie Squire/ A Friday List When Joey Votto rolls into camp in Goodyear, Arizona, it will be his 16th big league spring training with the Cincinnati Reds. All the way back in 2006 - back when the Reds facility was in Sarasota, Florida - Votto cruised in as a fresh-faced 22 year old, socked a double as his lone hit in 8 PA in Grapefruit League play, and promptly was shipped off to AA Chattanooga to ply his professional trade that season. Of course, his bat absolutely exploded with the Lookouts, his .956 OPS and 22 dingers there that year rocketing him into Top...

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Cincinnati Reds: Where to turn after Jonathan Villar signs with Mets?

With the top free agents signing elsewhere, it appears that the Cincinnati Reds may enter the season without addressing the shortstop position. Marcus Semien, Andrelton Simmons, and Didi Gregorius had already agreed to new contracts, leaving the free agent market pretty bare. With Jonathan Villar signing with the New York Mets, who’ll play shortstop for […] Cincinnati Reds: Where to turn after Jonathan Villar signs with Mets? - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Why are you so against Kyle Farmer as the Reds starting shortstop?

The Cincinnati Reds set out this offseason to find a starting shortstop. Francisco Lindor was dealt to the New York Mets, and despite trading Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals, it appears that Colorado Rockies’ shortstop Trevor Story is not on the trade block. The front office tested the free agent market and came […] Why are you so against Kyle Farmer as the Reds starting shortstop? - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Biggest 2019 MLB Trade Deadline moves

Zack Greinke to the Astros. Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Yasiel Puig on the Indians. It was a quality MLB Trade Deadline!

Suspension Worthy Reds-Pirates Brawl and 2019 MLB Trade Deadline Mistakes | Time to Schein

Adam Schein reacts to a brawl erupting between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game on Tuesday night. Adam Schein also reviews 2019 MLB trade deadline mistakes.

MLB.com FastCast: Merrifield signs extension - 1/28/19

Whit Merrifield signs a four-year contract extension with the Royals, plus the Reds emerge as trade candidates for catcher J.T. Realmuto About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unite