Cold Stove

The peril of moving slowly

The Reds could have traded Aroldis Chapman in July. We don't know exactly what Arizona, Houston and the Yankees were offering then. We won't know how the reported offer by the Dodgers or others early this week... Read More...

John Axford rumor

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com is reporting the Reds have interest in relief pitcher John Axford, although an agreement isn't close. Sheldon: "Last season for Indians and Pirates, Axford was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 ... Read More...

Ready, set, something

Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin this morning and last until Thursday. San Diego hosts for the first time since 1985. Baseball executives have been doing this for 113 years. What started as an i... Read More...

Pete, Homer, Marge and timing

• On this date in 1979, Pete Rose signed a 4-year, $3.2 million free agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, making him the highest-paid athlete in team sports. Rose had played 16 years for the Red... Read More...

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 M... Read More...

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 t... Read More...