10:58 AM EST, Sun January 17, 2021
3 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: Luis Castillo is the best bargain money can buy

To say the Cincinnati Reds are getting an incredible bargain for Luis Castillo in 2021 is a vast understatement. La Piedra signed a one-year deal worth $4.2M on Friday, securing his spot in the rotation provided Cincinnati does not deal their ace in the coming weeks. The following comparison should eliminate any doubt that the […] Cincinnati Reds: Luis Castillo is the best bargain money can buy - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

Reds: Comparing Amir Garrett’s $1.5-million salary vs the best closers

Raisel Iglesias, the Cincinnati Reds closer for the past several seasons, was shipped off to the Los Angeles Angels earlier this offseason. Moving forward, the team has yet to name its closer for the upcoming season, but Amir Garrett has not been shy about his intentions to lock up that position heading into the 2021 […] Reds: Comparing Amir Garrett’s $1.5-million salary vs the best closers - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 16, 2021

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
Jan 15, 2021

Reds news: Amir Garrett, Tyler Mahle, and Jesse Winker receive raises

The trio of Reds will collectively take home $6.85M in 2021. The Cincinnati Reds have signed nearly every one of their arbitration-eligible players. Earlier today, Noé Ramirez got things rolling, signing a one-year/$1.175M contract. Michael Lorenzen inked a one-year/$4.4M deal as well. The trio of Tyler Mahle, Jesse Winker, and Amir Garrett each agreed a […] Reds news: Amir Garrett, Tyler Mahle, and Jesse Winker receive raises - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2021

Reds news: Michael Lorenzen agrees to $4.4-million contract

Michael Lorenzen and the Reds avoided arbitration. Our friend Robert Murray from FanSided brings good tidings to Reds Country this afternoon. The Cincinnati Reds and right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen have reported agreed on a one-year deal worth $4.44M. The question now becomes, will Lorenzen be a starter or a reliever in 2021? Today is the […] Reds news: Michael Lorenzen agrees to $4.4-million contract - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2021

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
Jan 15, 2021

Cincinnati Reds: DJ LeMahieu agreement paves the way for Didi Gregorius

The Reds competition to sign Didi Gregorius is shrinking. DJ LeMahieu is set to sign a six-year/$90M contract with the New York Yankees. That’s great news for the Cincinnati Reds. Why? Didi Gregorius, arguably the best shortstop on the open market, was said to be New York’s contingency plan in the event LeMahieu signed elsewhere. […] Cincinnati Reds: DJ LeMahieu agreement paves the way for Didi Gregorius - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2021

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
Jan 14, 2021

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
Jan 14, 2021

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
Jan 14, 2021

Top 5 Cincinnati Reds killers since 1970: The hitters edition

Since 1970, these five hitters have given Reds pitchers and fans more sleepless nights than they care to remember. How many times have Cincinnati Reds fans uttered a collective sigh when St. Louis’ Yadier Molina or Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun stepped to the plate with runners on base in a pressure situation? Let me answer that […] Top 5 Cincinnati Reds killers since 1970: The hitters edition - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 13, 2021

Reds rumors: Cincinnati involved in negotiations with Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien, according to the latest Reds rumors, has been in negotiations with the Cincinnati front office. To what extent remains to the seen, but according to former Reds GM and current contributor to The Athletic Jim Bowden, Cincinnati has been involved in negotiations with shortstop Marcus Semien. These Reds rumors are sure to bring […] Reds rumors: Cincinnati involved in negotiations with Marcus Semien - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 11, 2021

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
Jan 11, 2021

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
Jan 9, 2021

Cincinnati Reds: Jonathan India needs to be on Opening Day roster

It’s time for Reds prospect Jonathan India to make his presence felt. Cincinnati Reds prospect Jonathan India has spent the last three seasons in the Reds minor league system, including a spot at the alternate site during last year’s pandemic-shortened season. India was drafted to potentially be the future at third base for Cincinnati, so now is […] Cincinnati Reds: Jonathan India needs to be on Opening Day roster - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More