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Cincinnati Reds GM Nick Krall says rumor of Luis Castillo trade is 'completely false'

Reds GM Nick Krall on trade rumors surrounding Luis Castillo: "They are completely false. We intend to have him as a member of our rotation for 2021."        

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NYY News: No, the OTHER Luis Castillo

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ What happens after a big Yankee weekend; diving into the Corey Kluber acquisition MLB.com | Matt Kelly: Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, and Lance Lynn have already been dealt this winter, and there are a few more starters on the trading block making up for an otherwise lackluster free agent class. The Yankees have already inquired on the Reds’ Luis Castillo, and he certainly makes a whole lot of sense given their competitive window and roster construction. CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: The Yankees had a busy weekend, inking DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber...

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Luis Castillo trade rumors: Return from Yankees would be substantial

The Luis Castillo trade rumors are heating up once more despite the Cincinnati Reds signing their ace to an inexpensive contract on Friday. It appears as though the New York Yankees are incredibly interested in prying Castillo away from Cincinnati. It would take a Herculean effort in order to do so, but the Bronx Bombers […] Luis Castillo trade rumors: Return from Yankees would be substantial - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Yankees rumors: How much would Bombers give up for Luis Castillo?

The latest Yankees rumors are centered on a possible trade with the Reds for Luis Castillo, with Miguel Andujar and Clint Frazier considered ‘key’ to deal. After a relatively dormant start to the offseason, the New York Yankees front office got busy this weekend. On Friday, New York finally re-signed their superstar second baseman DJ […] Yankees rumors: How much would Bombers give up for Luis Castillo? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: Michael Lorenzen’s $4.4-million salary is a bargain

According to FanSided’s Robert Murray, the Cincinnati Reds and right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen agreed to a one-year on Friday, avoiding arbitration. No matter how you slice it, this is a bargain for the Reds. Lorenzen, who is entering the final year of team control, was projected by MLB Trade Rumors to take home between $3.8M-$4.4M […] Cincinnati Reds: Michael Lorenzen’s $4.4-million salary is a bargain - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brewers: Why the Diamondbacks Are a Good Trade Partner

Some teams- like the Rays, Cubs, and Reds- seem to be making salary-cutting moves in order to offset pandemic-related financial losses. On the other hand, teams such as the Padres, White Sox, and Mets are loading up on free agents and trade acquisitions, seemingly going all-in. But what about the Brewers? To this point the […] Brewers: Why the Diamondbacks Are a Good Trade Partner - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rays sign top 2021 international free agents

Venezuelan shortstop Carlos Colmenarez and Dominican outfielder Jhonny Piron are big gets. Today officially begins the 2020-21 International Free Agent signing period. In typical years this period begins on July 2, but this year it was delayed until January 15. The Tampa Bay Rays have a $6,431,000 signing bonus pool that is matched only by the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers, and Minnesota Twins. Unlike most recent seasons teams will not be able to trade for additional pool money. This is a practice the Rays have routinely participated in. Any...

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Reds news: Noé Ramirez avoids arbitration with one-year deal

The Reds signed Noé Ramirez to a one-year deal. According to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Noé Ramirez, formerly of the Los Angeles Angels, agreed to a one-year/$1.175M contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. The one-year agreement ensures Ramirez, who was acquired in the the trade for Raisel Iglesias, will not enter arbitration this […] Reds news: Noé Ramirez avoids arbitration with one-year deal - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: The sneaky-good trade for Art Warren

The Reds newest hurler is a University of Cincinnati alum. Art Warren doesn’t have much of a major league resumé, but that didn’t deter the Cincinnati Reds from bringing the Ohio native home in last week’s trade with the Texas Rangers. After being designated for assignment by the Rangers, the Reds front office stepped in […] Cincinnati Reds: The sneaky-good trade for Art Warren - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Reds news: Fans could return to Great American Ball Park in 2021

MLB may allow Reds fans back to Great American Ball Park. So far, so good. At this time last year, Reds Country was excited to get the 2020 season underway. After signing big-name free agents Mike Moustakas, Nick Castellanos, and Shogo Akiyama, Cincinnati Reds fans couldn’t wait to pack into Great American Ball Park on […] Reds news: Fans could return to Great American Ball Park in 2021 - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: Adding Corey Kluber is unnecessary

The Reds starting rotation is good enough without Corey Kluber. Cincinnati Reds fans are quite familiar with Corey Kluber’s work. During his nine-year career with the Cleveland Indians, Kluber posted a 4-0 record and a 1.80 ERA against Cincinnati while striking out 26 batters over 30 innings of work. Now a free agent, Kluber worked […] Cincinnati Reds: Adding Corey Kluber is unnecessary - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds free agent target - RHP Tyler Chatwood

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ *If healthy, which is an issue more often than you’d like. The last time anyone witnessed pitcher Tyler Chatwood on a big league mound, it was shortly before the photo above was taken. He was in the midst of a start in Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds, one in which he’d put up zeroes while recording seven outs, only for a forearm issue to send him to the sidelines where he’d remain for the rest of the 2020 season. Chatwood, now 31 years old, was forced to file that as his final start of the 3-year, $38 million contract he...

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Corey Kluber should be on the Cincinnati Reds radar for 2021

Photo by Tom Pennington/ At least, you’d certainly hope so. The Cincinnati Reds watched their Cy Young Award winning pitcher walk into free agency earlier this offseason, and to date have done zero adding-back to replace him. On top of that, they also lost a mid-rotation stalwart to free agency, too, while their presumptive #5 starter for the 2021 season is coming off an injury riddled year that limited him to just 14.1 IP. In other words, the Reds should be very much in the market to add to their starting rotation, although we’ve seen throughout the course of this...

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Reds rumors: Trading Eugenio Suárez would bring the most in return

Most fans won’t want to hear the latest Reds rumors involving Eugenio Suárez. I know this is likely to make most Cincinnati fans angry, but if the latest Reds rumors are true, dealing Eugenio Suárez makes the most sense. MLB insider Jon Heyman recently reported that the Cincinnati Reds are open to listening to trade […] Reds rumors: Trading Eugenio Suárez would bring the most in return - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Reds: Yankees slow pursuit of DJ LeMahieu may take Didi Gregorius away

The Yankees may steal Didi Gregorius away from the Reds. According to MLB.com, free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu has become dismayed by the New York Yankees’ slow pace this offseason and is now entertaining other offers. If LeMahieu does not re-sign with the Bronx Bombers, Didi Gregorius may be New York’s backup option. That would […] Reds: Yankees slow pursuit of DJ LeMahieu may take Didi Gregorius away - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Cincinnati Reds should trade for Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez

Photo by Ron Schwane/ Of course they should. Everybody should. Eugenio Suarez is a 3B, one with a few dinger records to his name already. Mike Moustakas, penciled in at 2B nowadays, was long a 3B by trade, one with numerous accomplishments on his ledger. Nick Castellanos has played far more career games at 3B than at any other position, while Nick Senzel was drafted as - you guessed it - a 3B. The single most obvious hole in the current Cincinnati Reds roster is a rough and ready shortstop. This, though, is an article about acquiring another 3B. This last week saw the...

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RedsXtra: Evaluating the trade value for the Cincinnati Reds' top players

The trade market has been busy this offseason. Which one of the Reds' top players has the most trade value?        

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And we wake up from our Francisco Lindor dream

Photo by Ron Schwane/ He’s a Met. The Cincinnati Reds have needed a shortstop for some time. For some time, the best shortstop on the planet has been on the trade block, a certainty to be moved elsewhere before he reached free agency. The dots were not hard to connect. They were right freaking next to one another. It’s been a pipe dream here, there, and everywhere within Reds country that Francisco Lindor maybe, perhaps, possibly could head south from Cleveland to be the Next Great Reds Shortstop. Those dreams, however, shattered abruptly on Thursday, as cash-poor...

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Yankees Potential Free Agent Target: Jake Arrieta

Photo by Mark Brown/ The Yankees could snag a former Cy Young winner on a discount. On April 1st of 2016, Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs became just the 35th pitcher in big league history to throw at least two no-hitters with his 16-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds. After winning the NL Cy Young the previous season, he made the lone All-Star Game of his career in 2016, and finished ninth in Cy Young voting for the second time. Following a steady downward trend over the following four seasons, he too is coming off the worst season of his career. According to Baseball...

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Cincinnati Reds: Expect a much better Wade Miley in 2021

Wade Miley has all the incentive in the world for a bounce-back season with the Reds in 2021. It’s safe to assume Wade Miley‘s 2020 season did not go how he or the Cincinnati Reds had envisioned. After signing as a free agent before the 2020 campaign, Miley made just one start, and a dreadful […] Cincinnati Reds: Expect a much better Wade Miley in 2021 - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: Might Jesse Winker be traded this offseason?

Could Reds outfielder Jesse Winker enter the trade conversation? It seems strange that while the Cincinnati Reds have been reportedly shopping players this offseason that Jesse Winker‘s name has yet to emerge. Sonny Gray, Luis Castillo, and Eugenio Suárez have all heard their names mentioned in possible trade scenarios, but Winker has yet to draw […] Cincinnati Reds: Might Jesse Winker be traded this offseason? - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cincinnati Reds: 3 bold predictions for remainder of the offseason

The Reds have had an active offseason tush’s far. What’s next? With the Padres recent surge, you could make the case that San Diego has had the most active offseason to this point. However, very few teams have been involved in as many offseason trade rumors and transactions as the Cincinnati Reds. What might the […] Cincinnati Reds: 3 bold predictions for remainder of the offseason - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Why the Reds should Trade Tyler Mahle instead of Sonny Gray

The Reds should find a way to give up Tyler Mahle, not Sonny Gray. While teams are making moves in the news and on their rosters, (looking at you, Padres), the Cincinnati Reds are under the expected annual microscope to make moves this offseason. This slide however brings with it the pressure and expectations to […] Why the Reds should Trade Tyler Mahle instead of Sonny Gray - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The one thing I hope the Cincinnati Reds leave in 2020

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Never, ever to return. The 2020 Cincinnati Reds finally got off the Cy Young Award schneid in 2020, as Trevor Bauer took home the trophy after a brilliant campaign of pitching. Those Reds finally spent money in free agency, which was refreshing (if short-lived). They even made the ‘playoffs,’ too, their quick exit only a slight damper on the excitement we got to experience from afar during their regular season stretch run. There were undeniably positives with the most recent vintage. A flawed team, still, but one that still had a lot going for...

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Trevor Bauer says he's 'learning so much' about his free agency from Jon Heyman's tweets

Trevor Bauer rejected the Reds' one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer in November.        

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Cincinnati Reds: What would it take to trade for Trevor Story?

The Reds need to make a trade for Trevor Story. The Cincinnati Reds have yet to make a move to indicate where they will find their shortstop for the 2021 season. Will it be José García, Kyle Farmer or a proven veteran like Didi Gregorius? Perhaps the best course of action is to make a […] Cincinnati Reds: What would it take to trade for Trevor Story? - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Shopping for pitching in the NL Central

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Three NL Central teams are looking to shed salary and rebuild — which pitchers might make sense for Minnesota? Aside from the Padres post-Christmas trade aggressiveness, the offseason has gotten off to a slow start, much like last year. To this point, a lot of the offseason rumor mill has centered on three teams in the National League Central division where the Cubs, Pirates, and Reds have all publicly signaled they are looking to trade away established veterans. Each of the teams has completed a significant trade thus far...

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Reds unlikely to trade Sonny Gray to Padres after Blake Snell dealt

The Padres are now an unlikely destination for Reds starter Sonny Gray. Well, you can mark San Diego off the list of places Sonny Gray may be playing next season. Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres pulled off a blockbuster deal that sent former Cy Young award winner Blake Snell to […] Reds unlikely to trade Sonny Gray to Padres after Blake Snell dealt - 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