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Cincinnati Reds sign RHP Silvino Bracho to minor league deal

Cincinnati Reds sign RHP Silvino Bracho to minor league deal

Photo by Eric Espada/ He’ll get an invite to spring training, too. The road back from Tommy John surgery is rarely linear. That’s been the case for righty Silvino Bracho, who emerged as a solid relief option for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018 before going under the knife in spring of 2019 due to UCL damage, and that paired with the pandemic-shortened 2020 season have limited him to just 5.1 IP at the big league level ever since. The Cincinnati Reds are hoping he can turn back the clock to his pre-surgery days, back when he pitched to a 3.19 ERA, 3.26 FIP, and 1.19...
Dec 7, 2022
Cincinnati Reds select C/OF Blake Sabol from Pirates in Rule 5 Draft

Cincinnati Reds select C/OF Blake Sabol from Pirates in Rule 5 Draft

Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Intra-division drama! A lefty-swinging catcher who popped 19 homers between AA-AAA last season, participated in the esteemed Arizona Fall League, and has a career minor league OPS of .849? Sounds pretty awesome to me! Of course, that may not be what the Cincinnati Reds have in mind with their newest addition - that would be Blake Sabol, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was taken by the Reds 4th overall in this year’s Rule 5 Draft. The #Reds have selected OF Blake Sabol from the Pirates in the MLB Rule 5...
Dec 6, 2022
Cincinnati Reds land 7th overall pick in first ever MLB Draft Lottery

Cincinnati Reds land 7th overall pick in first ever MLB Draft Lottery

Tribune News Service via Welp! The MLB Draft Lottery is not a place any team would like to be. Composed of the 18 teams that did not make the postseason in the previous season, it’s a consolation prize, a consortium of teams who simply were not good enough to get the job done when last presented with the opportunity. The new lottery system imposed this year is, at least, a way to attempt to stem the wave of mass tanking across the league. Rather than simply dole out the top pick to the team that tried hardest to be terrible, the lottery at least gives chances to a)...
Dec 6, 2022
Cincinnati Reds interested in free agent Andrew McCutchen, per ESPN report

Cincinnati Reds interested in free agent Andrew McCutchen, per ESPN report

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ A former NL MVP for some lineup depth? The title above gives half of this away, but let’s have some quick fun with numbers. Player A: .277/.369/.469 (.838 OPS); 25 HR, 18 SB Player B: .269/.376/.459 (.835 OPS); 21 HR, 12 SB ... As the Winter Meetings rage on in San Diego and reps from the 30 Major League Baseball teams do their best to navigate the sharky waters of big-ticket free agency, we’ve already seen some blockbuster action. Trea Turner signed with Philadelphia for 11 years and $300 million, while Justin Verlander inked with the Mets for...
Dec 5, 2022
Cincinnati Reds Winter Meetings Update - Monday Edition

Cincinnati Reds Winter Meetings Update - Monday Edition

Photo by George Gojkovich/ ... The New York Mets have nearly $87 million of their 2023 payroll tied up in a pair of starting pitchers who’ll be pushing 40 years old, as their addition of Justin Verlander pairs him with Max Scherzer to form a potent, albeit graying 1-2 punch atop their rotation. That’s the biggest news of the early machinations of the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings. Since it ties Scherzer for the highest average annual value in the game’s history - and since it’s signing a reigning Cy Young winner to replace Jacob deGrom, who signed with Texas -...
Dec 4, 2022
MLB Winter Meetings Hot Stove Extravaganza Open Thread

MLB Winter Meetings Hot Stove Extravaganza Open Thread

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Will the flood of signings and trades begin? Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds has officially requested to be traded, and good for him. Aaron Judge is reportedly set to command a nine-year contract in free agency after his mammoth 2022 season. Carlos Rodon has a third of the league chasing his signature, and the Cincinnati Reds are one of the 30 Major League Baseball teams that exist on this planet (reportedly). Folks, baseball’s Winter Meetings officially begin today in San Diego, and the transaction world is anxious about their...
Dec 2, 2022
Players on the Cincinnati Reds roster who had more than 3 hits in a big league game in 2022

Players on the Cincinnati Reds roster who had more than 3 hits in a big league game in 2022

Photo Illustration by Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via A Friday List On most Fridays around here, we list. On most Fridays around here, we list incompletely. Today, however, is not your average Friday. With Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings just a day away in sunny San Diego, teams across the baseball landscape have been actively trying their damnedest to get better, to improve their rosters, and to get ready for the upcoming 2023 season. That means it’s high time we took a more concrete, more complete look at the Cincinnati Reds, taking full stock...
Dec 1, 2022
Cincinnati Reds land pick in Competitive Balance Round A in upcoming MLB Draft

Cincinnati Reds land pick in Competitive Balance Round A in upcoming MLB Draft

Photo by Andy Lyons/ That’s better than Comp Round B! Given their ever-shrinking payroll’s impact on their revenue and on-the-small-side market size, the Cincinnati Reds are perennially in the mix for earning Competitive Balance Round draft picks for each edition of the Major League Baseball Draft. Round A is composed of selections after the completion of Round 1, while Round B follows the completion of Round 2, meaning Round A picks carry much, much more value. The Reds fell into Round A again this year, as MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo relayed earlier today, and...
Nov 30, 2022
Red Reposter - Danny Graves, new Reds Hall of Famer

Red Reposter - Danny Graves, new Reds Hall of Famer

Wednesday links! Danny Graves saved 182 games as a member of the Cincinnati Reds across 9 seasons with the club, and to date remains the team’s all-time leader in the category. He’s also fifth all-time in pitching appearances with the club, and since he’s been out of Major League Baseball since 2006, I guess I just assumed he was already a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. I don’t really pay attention to the Reds Hall of Fame, in case you didn’t notice. Anyway, Gravy will be part of the team’s HoF going forward, as he earned induction alongside former GM...
Nov 29, 2022
The case for the Cincinnati Reds extending Tyler Stephenson

The case for the Cincinnati Reds extending Tyler Stephenson

Photo by Elsa/ Not physically - that would likely be illegal. Monetarily! From yesterday: When he’s been in-gear and in-lineup, however, he’s looked every bit the part of one of the very, very few people on the planet who can catch his ass off and sock opposing pitchers, too - since the start of the 2020 season, there have been 51 MLB catchers who’ve logged at least 450 PA and his 119 wRC+ in that span ranks tied for 9th with Willson Contreras, for instance. The ‘he’ hero in that statement is Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson. His topical offensive...
Nov 28, 2022
Cincinnati Reds sign catcher Luke Maile to one-year deal

Cincinnati Reds sign catcher Luke Maile to one-year deal

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The backup catcher has been found. The would-be reunion with free agent Tucker Barnhart appears to be over for those hoping he’d return to the Cincinnati Reds. As the team entered the offseason, one of their biggest priorities was augmenting their depth at the catching position after Barnhart’s departure and resident starter Tyler Stephenson’s injury-filled 2022 season. They weren’t going to trade from depth or spend much to address it, of course, but something better than the dismal production they got from last year’s options was a...
Nov 28, 2022
The case for the Cincinnati Reds trading Tyler Stephenson

The case for the Cincinnati Reds trading Tyler Stephenson

Photo by Andy Lyons/ It’s gross. I’m aware. This headline is terrible. It’s a valid thought, but I hate it. You should hate it, too. Don’t hate me for putting in writing, though - hate the Cincinnati Reds for making you think it before I write it. With last week’s trade of Kyle Farmer to the Minnesota Twins, the Reds embarked even further into their deep, dark rebuild, one that has trimmed the payroll down nearly to the levels of the Oakland A’s and Tampa Bay Rays. All that remains at this point are a few arb-eligibles set to make barely twice the...
Nov 28, 2022
MLB Winter Meetings 2022 Primer

MLB Winter Meetings 2022 Primer

The ball here is the Winter Meetings. Jake Fraley here is the Reds. | Photo by Andy Lyons/ Where the Cincinnati Reds will again be one of the 30 MLB teams that are MLB teams Between the years-long pandemic and last winter’s lockout of the players by Major League Baseball, we’ve not seen a ‘normal’ offseason in quite some time. Barring another unforeseen, last minute interruption, we’ll finally be given that again this year, with MLB’s Winter Meetings in San Diego next week something of a celebration of administrative and transactional events to which we can...
Nov 26, 2022
A Kyle Farmer appreciation post

A Kyle Farmer appreciation post

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Kyle Farmer. The 2019 Major League Baseball season officially introduced Kyle Farmer as the league’s resident smorgasbord. After joining the Cincinnati Reds as a relatively overlooked piece of the deal that also brought in Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood from the Los Angeles Dodgers, he took the world of those who keep score by storm, eventually logging time at each of 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, pitcher, and catcher on the year. He announced his presence in a large way by socking a 3-run tater against the Miami Marlins on April 9th, marking his single-game high...
Nov 24, 2022
Great Thanksgiving Names in Baseball History

Great Thanksgiving Names in Baseball History

A Friday List on a Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving, folks. It’s the best, really. A feast day on a Thursday, every year, with three days built-in on the backside for further stuffing and recovery. Enjoy a fire in the fireplace, cram delicious food into every nook and cranny you can muster, laugh hard, and revel. Watch ‘The Last Waltz.’ Try those beers you’ve been meaning to try. Enjoy it all, all your Perfect Plates™. Perfect plate don't @ me pic.twitter.com/HReHd00qBM— Vanity Jer (@80HD_Theatre) November 23, 2017 On this almost-Friday, we celebrate an incomplete...

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