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Red Reporter 17 hours ago

The Reds need another strike to get back to the top of the division

When the work of baseball stops, the Reds play their best ball In 1966, the Major League Baseball Players Association hired as their executive director former steelworker’s union economist Marvin Miller. Miller succeeded in turning what had been an ineffective company union into arguably the most powerful labor organization in the world. Of course, a natural part of that process would be work stoppages, of which there have been a total of eight so far (three lockouts and five strikes), both during Miller’s tenure and after. Two of those work stoppages were very short. There was an...
Cincinnati.com 18 hours ago
Pete Rose, Las Vegas mayor star in Super Bowl ad

Pete Rose, Las Vegas mayor star in Super Bowl ad

Former Reds great Pete Rose is starring with Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman in a new commercial for William Hill.         
Cincinnati.com Feb 5, 2016
Reds' Top 30 prospects list dominated by pitchers

Reds' Top 30 prospects list dominated by pitchers

Right-hander Robert Stephenson was rated the team’s top prospect by Baseball America for the third straight season, according to the recently published Baseball America Prospect Handbook.         
Cincinnati.com Feb 5, 2016
Reds minor leaguer suspended 80 games for PED usage

Reds minor leaguer suspended 80 games for PED usage

Reds minor-league OF Juan Duran has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.         
Cincinnati.com Feb 5, 2016
Reds hire Lou Piniella as senior advisor to baseball operations

Reds hire Lou Piniella as senior advisor to baseball operations

The Reds announced Friday they have hired former manager Lou Piniella to serve in a consulting capacity.         
Cincinnati.com Feb 5, 2016
J.J. Hoover to make $1.4M next season

J.J. Hoover to make $1.4M next season

The Reds lost their arbitration case with J.J. Hoover and will pay the right-handed reliever $1.4 million next season.         
Red Reporter Feb 5, 2016

J.J. Hoover wins arbitration hearing against Cincinnati Reds

One down, one to go. According to fomer CBSSports.com baseball writer and current MLB Network talking head Jon Heyman, J.J. Hoover has won his arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds. Hoover wins arb case vs reds, gets $1.4M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 5, 2016 The two sides had been a comically small $175,000 apart in their initially submitted figures, which had me initially speculating that the reason why no settlement had been reached for 2016 was because the two sides were discussing a multi-year deal (akin to the one Sam LeCure signed prior to the 2014 season, for...
Red Reporter Feb 5, 2016

2016 RR Community Prospect Rankings: Seth Mejias-Brean is #26!

Seth Matthews Band is the next name on the list, narrowly knocking off Tanner Rainey for #26. Still lots of surprisingly decent names left, so go vote now. Tanner Rainey, 23, RHP Highest 2015 Level: Rookie (Billings)Eye-Poppingest Fact: Mid 90's fastball. 15 games started in 2015, 8.7 K/9Most Worrisome Fact: Lack of experience, age, durabilityAlias(es): Rainey Skies, Tanner Mom, Danny Tanner Rainey, Tanner I Hardly Knew Her BB-Ref Page Tanner Rainey was the Reds 2nd round pick out of West Alabama University with a big arm.  He was a two way player for the Division II West Alabama, leading...
Cincinnati.com Feb 4, 2016
Super Bowl notes: Griffeys hit radio row together

Super Bowl notes: Griffeys hit radio row together

The onslaught of famous athletes descending upon radio row included Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr.         
Cincinnati.com Feb 4, 2016

Cincinnati sculptor Tsuchiya's work to hang on Cooperstown Hall's walls

Tom Tsuchiya will sculpt the likeness of Ken Griffey Jr. and others enshrined at baseball's Hall of Fame.         
Red Reporter Feb 4, 2016

Cincinnati Reds links - Robert Stephenson poised for big leagues in 2016

Thursday links! It feels like we've been waiting for Robert Stephenson's big league debut for eons, but the reality is that the Cincinnati Reds 1st round pick from 2011 won't turn 23 years old until later this month.  Still, there are heavy expectations on his shoulders, since that's what happens when you're the top prospect in a team's system for the better part of two dismal big league seasons.  Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com caught up with the highest ranked arm in on the Reds farm to talk about 2016, a year that in all likelihood will include the first big league start of Bob Steve's career....
Red Reporter Feb 4, 2016

2016 RR Community Prospect Rankings: Jake Cave is #25!

Jake Cave we hardly know ye, but we picked ye. The former Yankee come Reds prospect has nailed down the #25 spot in what ended up being a close race.  Really, they're all getting pretty close because none of us know what we're doing at this point and we're getting bored.  However, we gotta get to #30!  We must prevail! Whoooopieeeee!!!  He's your choices for #26. Tanner Rainey, 23, RHP Highest 2015 Level: Rookie (Billings)Eye-Poppingest Fact: Mid 90's fastball. 15 games started in 2015, 8.7 K/9Most Worrisome Fact: Lack of experience, age, durabilityAlias(es): Rainey Skies, Tanner Mom,...
Red Reporter Feb 3, 2016

Cincinnati Reds links - Another Top 100 prospect list is packed full of Reds

Wednesday links! Scout.com isn't exactly the first place I go to check up on baseball prospects.  Nevertheless, they released their own proprietary Top 100 prospects list yesterday, and the Cincinnati Reds are quite well represented, albeit in a fashion a bit different than most every other list we've seen released this spring.  Each of the usual suspects cracked the list, with Robert Stephenson ranked highest (25) followed by Cody Reed (48), Jose Peraza (52), Jesse Winker (83), Alex Blandino (85), and Amir Garrett (91).  It's the first one of these that Blandino has actually made, and...
Red Reporter Feb 3, 2016

2016 RR CPR: Blake Trahan is #24!

He wins the non Tara-related division. The 3rd round pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette comes in as our 24th best prospect. The former Ragin' Cajun had a solid start to his professional career in Billings, before struggling with his cup of coffee in Daytona. The 22 year-old infielder will hope to use his solid speed, defense, and plate approach to take some steps forward in 2016. Tanner Rainey, 23, RHP Highest 2015 Level: Rookie (Billings)Eye-Poppingest Fact: Mid 90's fastball. 15 games started in 2015, 8.7 K/9Most Worrisome Fact: Lack of experience, age, durabilityAlias(es): Rainey Skies,...
Red Reporter Feb 2, 2016

Cincinnati Reds links for February 2, 2016

Is tanking a problem? It may be coming to an end. As you might have heard, the team that we follow around these parts wasn't very good last year. They aren't, in all likelihood, going to be very good this year. The contending window that was built in the late aughts and pushed open with savvy trades was obliterated by injuries, curious free agency decisions, and most of all, Father Time. But, baseball is cyclical. Things like this happen, from time to time, and bad teams then have the opportunity to get better again by having high selections in the draft. But, there's a feeling in the...

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