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Red Reporter Jan 16, 2017
2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Robert Stephenson is #5

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Robert Stephenson is #5

2017 will be a big year for the hard throwing, oft-wild right hander. Finally, old Bob Steve was worthy enough of your support, as you voted him your number five prospect over the weekend. Robert got extended run in 2016, but 2017 is going to be a make-or-break year for a long time fixture of the top of this list. If he can’t harness the power of his right arm, it’s likely he’ll still be a valuable contributor to the back of the Reds bullpen. But, he’ll have a long leash to start to begin 2017. Onto the list. Taylor Trammell, OF, 19 Highest 2016 Level: Rookie League...
Cincinnati.com Jan 13, 2017
Reds minor leaguer suspended 50 games

Reds minor leaguer suspended 50 games

Reds minor league pitcher Carlos Gonzalez received a 50-game suspension on Friday, as announced by Major League Baseball         
Cincinnati.com Jan 13, 2017
Reds avoid arbitration with Hamilton, Cozart and two more

Reds avoid arbitration with Hamilton, Cozart and two more

The Cincinnati Reds on Friday avoided arbitration all four of their eligible players, including Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton.         
Red Reporter Jan 13, 2017
Zack Cozart agrees to 1-year deal as Reds avoid hearings with all arbitration-eligible players

Zack Cozart agrees to 1-year deal as Reds avoid hearings with all arbitration-eligible players

A solid payday for Cozart’s final year of team control. It appears the offensive improvement Zack Cozart largely maintained in 2016 after his 2015 breakout weighed heavily into his negotiations with the Cincinnati Reds, as the two sides settled on a rather surprising 1-year, $5.325 million contract for the 2017 season on Friday. Cozart to get $5.325 million for one year #reds — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) January 13, 2017 MLB.com's Mark Sheldon broke the news right at the 1 PM EST deadline for the two sides to propose figures, meaning it's likely that this particular negotiation...
Red Reporter Jan 13, 2017
Reds, Billy Hamilton avoid arbitration with 1 year $2.625 million deal

Reds, Billy Hamilton avoid arbitration with 1 year $2.625 million deal

The first huge payday of Billy’s career. Friday marks the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange dollar amounts, and the Cincinnati Reds have four such players with whom they’ll be negotiating terms. Zack Cozart, Blake Wood, Tony Cingrani, and Billy Hamilton constitute the team's arb-eligible portion for the 2017 season, and it was Billy Hamilton who became the first to settle on an agreed upon number with the Reds, as Fan Rag's Jon Heyman reported. Billy hamilton, reds settle at $2.625M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 13, 2017 At $2.625 million,...
Cincinnati.com Jan 13, 2017
Diamondbacks sign JJ Hoover

Diamondbacks sign JJ Hoover

Former Reds relief pitcher JJ Hoover signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he confirmed on Twitter.         
Red Reporter Jan 13, 2017
2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Amir Garrett is your #4 prospect!

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Amir Garrett is your #4 prospect!

Possibly the highest upside pitcher in the system, you all voted for basketball-player-turned-baseball-hurler Amir Garrett as your number four overall prospect. Today, your choices get mashier. Robert Stephenson, SP, 24 Highest 2016 Level: MLB (Reds) Eye-Poppingest Fact: Showed flashes of brilliance and still has a big arm. Most Worrisome Fact: 1.316 WHIP, 4.7 BB/9, and 7.9 K/9 in AAA. BB-Ref Page Alias(es): Bob Steve, Treasure Island, Bobert What else is there to say about Robert Stephenson? He arguably has the most talent and the best arm in the system. He’s tall, he’s strong, and...
Cincinnati.com Jan 12, 2017
Doc: Don't ruin your legacy, Brandon Phillips

Doc: Don't ruin your legacy, Brandon Phillips

Watching Phillips play showed what can happen when a man’s skills mix with a child’s heart, hopefully that will be his legacy         
Red Reporter Jan 12, 2017
Cincinnati Reds links - Reds still interested in Greg Holland, per report

Cincinnati Reds links - Reds still interested in Greg Holland, per report

Thursday links! It’s no secret that the Cincinnati Reds have been scouring the bargain bins for patchwork pitching options, the hope being to bring in a veteran on an inexpensive deal and have him return to his previously solid form. That’s how they landed Drew Storen last week, for instance, and it’s also why they still have interest in Greg Holland, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. As Heyman relays, Holland is seeking "an unusual two-year deal with a one-year opt-out," and the Reds are among a handful of teams that have interest in the former Kansas City Royals closer....
Red Reporter Jan 12, 2017
Figuring out a Hall of Fame path for Joey Votto

Figuring out a Hall of Fame path for Joey Votto

Joey Votto has been the best player on the Reds throughout the entirety of his 10-year career. That can hardly be debated, as he’s led the team in bWAR every full season he’s played, with the exception of 2008, when he was still the most valuable position player, and his tumultuous 2014 campaign. His greatness related to not only his teammates, but his peers around baseball, is just part of the reason we’ve assembled this week of appreciation for Votto here. But as this week winds down, it’s time to take a look at how Votto’s career stacks up against the rest of baseball...
Red Reporter Jan 12, 2017
2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Cody Reed Is Your #3 Prospect

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Cody Reed Is Your #3 Prospect

You got so hot for Reed he had to wipe the steam off his frames. It's kind of up in the air whether or not Cody Reed is still an eligible prospect, but here at Red Reporter we make decisions for ourselves.  Those naysayers know nothin'!  Many people also don't think Cody Reed is the #3 prospect in this system because of his rough MLB debut.  However, you see past convention and stick with your convictions.  Good for you.  A new pitcher will be added to the list. Amir Garrett, SP, 24 Highest 2016 Level: AAA (Louisville) Eye-Poppingest Fact: 144 innings pitched, 2.55 ERA, 3.7 BB/9 Most...
Red Reporter Jan 11, 2017
Joey Votto’s Best 2016 AB’s

Joey Votto’s Best 2016 AB’s

Just Joey doing what Joey does best. It’s ‘We Love Joey Votto Week’ here at Red Reporter, and no such week would be complete without spending a little time watching Votto do what he does best — get on base. Votto has led the National League in OBP five of the past seven years, and finished second to Bryce Harper in 2015. He’s unquestionably the best player in baseball at doing exactly what hitters are paid to do — get on base. We’ve been lucky enough to watch him do that on a nightly basis since 2007, and despite the opinion of a certain HOF broadcaster, let’s hope that...
Red Reporter Jan 11, 2017
JPEG of the Year: Match 4

JPEG of the Year: Match 4

Joey Votto Keeps on Truckin' vs Eugenio Suarez Does His Best Todd Frazier Impression This humble artist is among the unsurprised that a film like La La Land was lauded with such praise at the Golden Globes. In such dark and desperate times, it is only natural for us to crave such extravagant escapism. Life is always more bearable in Technicolor than sepia. So here are some silly pictures of baseball I drew this year. vs Poll Red Reporter is my Garden of the Finzi-Continis Joey Votto Keeps on Truckin Eugenio Suarez Does...
Cincinnati.com Jan 11, 2017
Reds Beat Podcast 15: Baseball America's Top 10 prospects

Reds Beat Podcast 15: Baseball America's Top 10 prospects

Baseball America's J.J. Cooper joins Enquirer Reds beat writers C. Trent Rosecrans and Zach Buchanan.         
Red Reporter Jan 11, 2017
2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Jesse Winker is #2!

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Jesse Winker is #2!

4 straight years in the top 5 for Uncle Jesse Two rankings down, two position prospects in the top two. Uncle Jesse Winker makes his last appearance (probably, hopefully) in the RR CPR, and after spending two seasons at number 1, he drops down to number 2 in our prospect rankings. It was a close race between Winker, Cody Reed, and Amir Garrett, but the outfielder pulled away at the end of the day. Tyler Stephenson joins the list today as we decide on the 3rd best prospect in the system. Amir Garrett, SP, 24 Highest 2016 Level: AAA (Louisville) Eye-Poppingest Fact: 144 innings pitched,...

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