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Inside the Cincinnati Reds' extension talks with Luis Castillo before Mariners trade

Luis Castillo signed a five-year, $108 million contract extension with the Mariners. Inside why the Reds didn't take that path.      

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M’s, Castillo agree on extension

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a contract extension with pitcher Luis Castillo Luis Castillo and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a contract extension, per reports. Jeff Passan says that the deal is five years, $108 million, with a sixth year vesting option that could make the whole deal worth $133 million. Castillo, 29, is a righthanded starting pitcher who the Mariners acquired at the trade deadline from the Cincinnati Reds. Castillo, absent this extension, would have headed into his final year of arbitration...

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5 takeaways from St. Louis Cardinals series win over Reds

It was a very frustrating series offensively for the Cardinals, but they were somehow able to grind out a series win over the Reds.  The Cardinals lost Thursday 3-2. The Cardinals won Friday 6-5. The Cardinals swept the doubleheader, taking the afternoon game 5-1 and the evening game 1-0 in 11 innings. They lost Sunday […] 5 takeaways from St. Louis Cardinals series win over Reds - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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A breakdown of the seven prospects the Cincinnati Reds are sending to the Fall League

Noelvi Marte, the highest-rated prospect the Reds acquired at the trade deadline, is one of seven prospects the club is sending to the Fall League.       

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Mason High product Northcut now property of hometown Cincinnati Reds

Former Mason High School baseball player Nick Northcut is now property of the Cincinnati Reds as part of the Tommy Pham trade.      

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Double the baseball excitement as the Reds and Pirates play two on Tuesday

Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via A full-slate of action! The Cincinnati Reds have selected the contract of pitcher Kyle Dowdy prior to today’s doubleheader action against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dowdy, who picked up a bit of big league experience back in 2019 with the Texas Rangers, had been plying his trade for AAA Louisville, and given that the Reds pitching staff looks eerily akin to March 2020 toilet paper aisles, it’s a perfect match move for both sides. The Reds announced the move earlier today, procedurally noting that they’ve selected him,...

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Stock watch: Which Cincinnati Reds players are building a case for bigger 2023 roles

Following the trade deadline, the main mission for the Reds was evaluating which players should earn bigger roles for the 2023 season.       

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How advice from Eugenio Suárez helped Cincinnati Reds prospect Noelvi Marte

Noelvi Marte, acquired in the Luis Castillo trade, is hitting .330 with 13 homers, 12 doubles, 45 RBI in his last 59 games in High-A.      

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Cubs 9, Reds 3: Hayden Wesneski, your table is ready

Photo by Quinn Harris/ The righthander acquired in trade a month ago made quite an impression in his MLB debut. Now THAT was a major league debut! Hayden Wesneski, acquired August 1 from the Yankees for Scott Effross, threw five shutout innings in his first MLB game, striking out eight, helping lead the Cubs to a 9-3 win over the Reds on a beautiful Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field, ending a three-game losing streak. Much, much more on Wesneski a bit later, but first let’s rewind to the beginning of this satisfying win. Wade Miley came off the injured list Tuesday to...

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Cubs roster move: Wade Miley activated, Luke Farrell designated for assignment

Photo by Adam Hunger/ Miley’s been hurt most of the year, but will get a chance to make some September starts. The Cubs had high hopes for Wade Miley when they claimed his $10 million contract on waivers from the Reds last November. He had posted a 5.5 bWAR season for the Reds in 2021 and if he’d come anywhere close to that, the Cubs would have either a) come closer to contention or b) been able to trade him at the deadline. None of that happened; Miley had a cornucopia of injuries this year and has made only four MLB starts for the Cubs, two of which were quite...

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Reds pitching prospect Chase Petty adds new pitch, stands out in first pro season

Chase Petty, acquired in the Sonny Gray trade, has a 3.57 ERA in 95 2/3 innings between Low-A and High-A this season.      

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Cardinals: Re-ranking the worst contracts in the NL Central

The NL Central has a lot of bad contracts, but which 10 are the most egregious in the Cardinals’ division right now? The St. Louis Cardinals are currently on top of the NL Central and are facing very little competition with the recent fall from grace of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, […] Cardinals: Re-ranking the worst contracts in the NL Central - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Good, bad, and ugly of the Cardinals’ series win over Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals got a series win over the Cincinnati Reds to build on their lead in the NL Central.   It was frustrating at times, but the Cardinals did earn a big series win over the Reds. The Cardinals won 13-4 on Monday. The Cardinals lost on Tuesday 5-1. The Cardinals on Wednesday […] Good, bad, and ugly of the Cardinals’ series win over Reds - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Reds promote prospect Spencer Steer and reliever Fernando Cruz as rosters expand

Infielder Spencer Steer, acquired in the Tyler Mahle trade, is ranked as the No. 98 prospect by Baseball America.       

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Austin Romine's veteran presence is helping the Reds

Before the trade deadline, the Reds were relying on two rookie catchers. 11-year veteran Austin Romine has helped the team since then.       

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