No to Nori
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No to Nori

When the Reds declined Ryan Ludwick’s 2015 option, they assured the club would be in the market for a new starting left-fielder. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed this weekend that Nori Aoki and Michael Morse are priority targets, indicating the club preferred to acquire a LF through free agency rather than by trade (John Fay, … Continue reading

More swings and misses
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More swings and misses

Last year, the Cincinnati Reds were the only major league team that didn’t make a single move in July or August. Today, they once again failed to complete a trade before the expiration of the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s not as terrible of an outcome for the team as last year, but it’s still plenty disappointing. Before … Continue reading

Trade speculation
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Trade speculation

The Reds have been connected in trade rumors today to outfielders Marlon Byrd (Phillies) and Alex Rios (Rangers). Presumably, either would play LF for the Reds. Here are averages of two slash line “rest of the season” projections and their current defensive runs saved for 2014, plus those stats for Ryan Ludwick: Byrd: .262/.317/.437, +6 … Continue reading