Randall Grichuk and Adam Duvall have a lot in common as baseball players. They’ve been corner outfielders for their respective clubs in the NL Central division. Both stand 6’1″. Grichuk weighs 205, Duvall 215. Each of their teams has a fresh backlog of outfielders. The Cardinals recent trade for Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins and […]

Jon Morosi tweeted this bit of rumor news last night: Sources: #Mariners have been in contact with #Rays and #Reds recently in an effort to acquire a starting pitcher. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 13, 2016 How would you rate these three pitchers in terms of willingness to trade? Anthony DeSclafani Brandon Finnegan […]

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 compare to the proposals from five months ago. The secrecy that inherently accompanies unaccepted trade offers protects mistakes of […]

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 appearances. He also pitched for the Cardinals and Brewers during his career.” Plus: Axford still has his fastball velocity […]

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 industry practice for inter-team dialogue is now largely a tradition. The annual convention creates a convenient opportunity for team and player […]

• 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 Reds and had hit .302/.362/.421 in 1978. For the Phillies, Rose switched to first base and hit .331/.418/.430 in 1979, […]

A trade of Jay Bruce is highly unlikely according to one of C. Trent Rosecrans’ trusted sources. (C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Enquirer) CTR: “The reason I don’t believe is first Castellini, but secondly, I don’t think hey’d get enough for Bruce at this point to make it worth while — unless they really believe last year […]

Update: Walt Jocketty said tonight the Reds are “not close on anything” regarding a trade or free agent signing (John Fay). Take that claim for what it’s worth. Here’s what Jocketty was saying (Hint: “not close on anything”) three days before the Reds acquired Mat Latos in 2011. Watching and waiting for the Reds to make […]

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, […]

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 […]

Jayson Stark of ESPN tweets that the Reds aren’t buying (not a huge surprise) but that they are also “dangling” Mat Latos to other teams. To catch up on current events in the NL Central: The Cardinals have traded for SP John Lackey, sending pitcher Joe Kelly and OF/1B Allan Craig to Boston. The Brewers […]

If the Reds actually do something before today’s non-waiver trade deadline at 4 p.m. ET, we’ll post a new thread. For now, use this as an open thread to discuss rumors, missed opportunities and your ideas for what general manager Walt Jocketty should do today. Check back here for updates as the day goes on. […]