The Reds (press release) have acquired Tanner Roark from the Washington Nationals in exchange for reliever Tanner Rainey. Roark has been a starting pitcher for the Nationals, for whom he’s made 30 starts and pitched at least 180 innings in the last three seasons.  Last season, Roark had a 4.34 ERA, 4.42 xFIP and 4.27 […]

Interesting names because both are players with one year of control.   #Dodgers, #Reds have talked multiple times, sources tell The Athletic. Different packages being discussed; Puig in play as well as other LAD outfielders, pitchers. Dodgers want to clear money for other pursuits. Puig projected $11.3M in arb, per @mlbtraderumors, Alex Wood $9M. — Ken […]

Ugh. Source: #Reds among teams showing interest in free-agent starter Wade Miley, who worked with current Cincinnati pitching coach Derek Johnson during his breakthrough 2018 season with #Brewers. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 11, 2018 Miley (32) is a free agent. He pitched for the Brewers last year. 76 starting pitchers threw at […]

The Winter Meetings in Las Vegas began today and it didn’t take long for rumors about the Reds to start swirling.  Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting the Reds are shopping Scooter Gennett to: (a) save the estimated $10+ million Gennett is due in arbitration, (b) make room for Nick Senzel, and (c) add […]

It’s still early, but the Reds have a little positive momentum toward 2019. Dick Williams and new manager David Bell have crafted a forward-looking common message. Other than a broadcaster or two, the Reds no longer seem like Shakespeare’s graying Lear howling at cliff’s edge at the shifting currents of baseball. Bell has made clear he […]

Stunning news. New broom sweeping clean. #Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) November 30, 2018 This means the Reds have decided not to go to arbitration for Hamilton’s 2019 services. The speedy CF will become a free agent. Hamilton had been projected to make about $5.9 million in his last […]

News from the #GetThePitching front per Jon Heyman (Fancred Sports):  “The Reds are said to be ‘all over’ Dallas Keuchel. Apparently, Cincinnati believes that he is fit for a small ballpark such as Great America.” Keuchel is a free agent. He turns 31 on Jan. 1. Keuchel just finished several strong years for the Houston […]

In time to talk with the players at Redsfest.  The #Reds today named Freddie Benavides bench coach, Delino DeShields first base coach, Lee Tunnell bullpen coach and Jeff Pickler game planning and outfield coach for manager David Bell. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 28, 2018 Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati a die-hard fan […]

The Reds and Raisel Iglesias announced a new salary agreement this afternoon in the amount of $24.125 million covering the pitcher’s final three seasons with the Reds. It buys out three years of Iglesias’ arbitration. The contract does NOT add an extra year to his time with the Reds.  Iglesias, who turns 29 before Opening Day, […]

Official. The #Reds today named Turner Ward hitting coach on new manager David Bell’s Major League staff. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 6, 2018 I haven’t had a chance to dig into Ward as a batting coach yet. Obviously, they still have to work on the roster, especially pitching. But you have to admit, it’s […]

I don’t know anything about Derek Johnson (47) other than what I’ve read the past few hours and from the Brewers pitchers I’ve watched the past three seasons. Milwaukee fought to keep Johnson. He is highly regarded. The move has been described as “stunning” and “shocking” by baseball writers. It’s nice when the Reds are […]

Baseball fans love to question their team’s manager. We interrogate every decision to bunt, steal a base, or use a pinch hitter. We’re never, ever satisfied with the stupid batting order, playing time decisions, bullpen roles, use of platoons and much more. Second-guessing the manager is as much a part of the national pastime as […]