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MLB Reacts - Baseball’s latest ginormous contract extension

MLB Reacts - Baseball’s latest ginormous contract extension

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Oh, the ginormity! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Cincinnati Reds fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Earlier this week the San Diego Padres and star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. agreed to an enormous contract extension worth a reported $340 million over 14 years. Tatis Jr. is entering only his third year in the majors, but has already emerged as one of the game’s young stars. However, baseball fans around the country aren’t...
Feb 24, 2021
The Red Report 2021 - Noe Ramirez

The Red Report 2021 - Noe Ramirez

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The former Angels bullpen workhorse brings some interesting qualities to Cincinnati. Fast Facts Born December 22, 1989 (Age 31). Entering seventh big league season with third different team. Attended college at California State Fullerton, the same grounds once stomped by a list of recent Reds that include Michael Lorenzen, Dylan Floro, Chad Wallach and Christian Colon. Dead ringer for Otto Mann. Organizational History Fourth round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2011. Debuted on July 3, 2015. Selected off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels...
Feb 23, 2021
Dee Strange-Gordon eyeing Cincinnati Reds shortstop spot

Dee Strange-Gordon eyeing Cincinnati Reds shortstop spot

Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Why shouldn’t he? Mike Moustakas was a career 3B who had started a grand total of 40 games at 2B before the Cincinnati Reds signed him to a record contract to, well, be their 2B for awhile. Nick Senzel was drafted as a 3B/2B before being switched quickly to the outfield. Eugenio Suarez plays 3B after a career spent as a SS, and we’ve even seen Jesse Winker - long lauded as a defense-last corner outfielder - get reps on purpose in CF. If there’s an organization out there in Major League Baseball that appears willing to give...
Feb 23, 2021
The Red Report 2021 - Sean Doolittle

The Red Report 2021 - Sean Doolittle

Carmen Mandato-USA TODAY Sports A look at the newest Reds relief pitcher. Fast Facts Born on September 26, 1986 in Rapid City, South Dakota. You know who else was born in South Dakota, known worldwide as “The Best Dakota” (is it though??)? Former Reds relief prospect Layne Somsen! Somsen was the third South Dakota State Jackrabbit to make his debut in MLB, joining fellow relief pitcher Blake Treinen... who, like Doolittle, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics. We bring our facts full circle here at Red Reporter. Doolittle, however, spent his formative years in New...
Feb 22, 2021
The options in Cincinnati Reds bullpen, or lack thereof

The options in Cincinnati Reds bullpen, or lack thereof

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ How a unique scenario may help mold the Opening Day roster. While we can vent endlessly about the lack of spending done by the Cincinnati Reds in any effort to upgrade their shortstop position over the winter (we will again, I’m sure), there’s another distinct area on their roster that saw a large exodus with few imports, too: The bullpen. Gone are Raisel Iglesias and mid-season acquisition Archie Bradley, two arms that have long been anchors in their respective roles. Add in that Michael Lorenzen seems poised to earn a spot in the starting...
Feb 19, 2021
How these Cincinnati Reds got in The Best Shape of Their Lives [TM]

How these Cincinnati Reds got in The Best Shape of Their Lives [TM]

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ A Friday List Spring Training is upon us, with pitchers and catchers having officially reported to Goodyear as the first iteration of the 2021 Cincinnati Reds. Birds there are chirping, the sound of baseballs being cracked by bats echoes through the Arizona canyons, bloggers are repeatedly pondering whether to capitalize Spring Training or simply refer to it as spring training, and lean, mean, baseball machines are sveltely fitting into their uniforms better than they ever have before. It’s an annual tradition, the latter. After the grind of a...
Feb 18, 2021
Cincinnati Reds add to OF depth with Tyler Naquin signing

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...
Feb 18, 2021
2021 Spring Training roster preview: Part 2 (Hitters)

2021 Spring Training roster preview: Part 2 (Hitters)

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ If you missed part 1 yesterday, we went over the pitching staff as it looks right now. There aren’t as many new faces on the offensive side of the ball, but there are some names to know about as spring games start in less than two weeks. The Catchers Tucker Barnhart Tyler Stephenson Deivy Grullón Rocky Gale Chris Okey Mark Kolozsvary Chuckie Robinson No real surprises here. The thing to watch with this group will be if Tyler Stephenson can win the starting job, but my expectation is that both Barnhart and Stephenson will be on the roster...
Feb 17, 2021
2021 Spring Training roster preview: Part 1 (Pitchers)

2021 Spring Training roster preview: Part 1 (Pitchers)

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ It may not feel like spring in the Queen City, but it’s warm and sunny in Arizona, where the Reds will be gathering later this week. We’re less than two weeks away from spring training games! I’m going to start by looking at the pitchers in camp today, which will consist of the players on the 40-man roster, the players invited to spring training on minor league deals, and the Reds minor leaguers who we’re likely to see in games (but due to COVID protocols, won’t actually be in big league camp). Categories are how...
Feb 17, 2021
The final day before Reds baseball

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...
Feb 16, 2021
Cincinnati Reds add RHP Cam Bedrosian on minor league deal

Cincinnati Reds add RHP Cam Bedrosian on minor league deal

Photo by John McCoy/ The veteran will compete for a spot in a revamped Reds bullpen. Pitchers and catchers are slated to report to spring camps across the country this week, and today the Cincinnati Reds added another name to their list. Cam Bedrosian, a veteran righty reliever formerly of the Los Angeles Angels, was signed to a minor league contract with an invite to camp in Goodyear, Arizona. The Reds announced the move themselves on Twitter. The #Reds have signed to a minor league contract and invited to Major League spring training camp RHP Cam Bedrosian....
Feb 15, 2021
Free agency isn’t the only place the Cincinnati Reds didn’t spend this winter

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...
Feb 14, 2021
Shorten the MLB season? Heck no!

Shorten the MLB season? Heck no!

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Survey says: y’all want a full 162 game season, come hell or high water. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Cincinnati Reds fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Much about the 2021 MLB season is still unknown, but the league appears to be moving forward despite concerns over COVID-19. Last season the season was more than cut in half to only 60 games. There doesn’t seem to be a need for the 2021 season to be shortened to that degree, but...
Feb 12, 2021
Cincinnati Reds who have deputized at 1B since Joey Votto’s first game

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...
Feb 11, 2021
Cincinnati Reds host St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day, full 2021 schedule released

Cincinnati Reds host St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day, full 2021 schedule released

Photo by Kirk Irwin/MLB Photos via It’s official...until the inevitable changes. Despite the constant rankling between Major League Baseball and its Players Union over the length and nature of the the game, it appears the 2021 MLB schedule is officially official. The Cincinnati Reds confirmed as much on Thursday, releasing their complete 162 game slate - one that will feature an Opening day tussle with the St. Louis Cardinals. The #Reds' 2021 schedule is now complete with all game times! Viewable: https://t.co/W0xkxcObDb Printable: https://t.co/yHFJ2M5CmI...