It’s hard to overstate the importance of the next 11 months for the Cincinnati Reds, leading up to Opening Day 2019. The rebuilding process has reached crescendo. It now requires big, calculated expenditures of assets — money and players — on impact upgrades. The Brewers acquisition of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain come to mind. […]

Baseball’s free agent market has been slow to clear this offseason. Spring training is seven weeks (!) away and only a quarter of the top 80 free agents have inked deals. Zack Cozart’s contract with the Los Angeles Angels was an exception. Other than locking up relief pitchers, clubs are being patient. Front offices are […]

Baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orland wrap up today. Check here to see the latest developments, such as they are. 10 am: The Brad Keller Era came and went. The Reds chose Keller, a RHP from the Diamondbacks, in the Rule 5 draft. Then they traded him to the Kansas City Royals. Brad, we hardly knew ya. […]

Day Three of the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Check here throughout the day for news, rumors and related developments. 8 am: Boomlet in reporting about the organization’s efforts to convince Japanese 2-way phenom Shohei Ohtani to become a Red. Zach Buchanan reports on the pitch materials and process the Reds went through. Mark Sheldon’s story […]

The Reds and Giants are engaged in trade negotiations that are advanced far enough they’ve been described as “serious” according to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The San Francisco Giants, a team with an obvious hole in center field, are engaged in serious discussions to acquire speedster Billy Hamilton from the Cincinnati Reds, a […]

Baseball’s Winter Meetings started yesterday in Orlando. We’ll update Reds-related rumors from today on this thread. Check back during the day. If you see a report we haven’t included yet, post it in the comments and we’ll add it. Starting with a couple reports from the West Coast: 10:25 pm (12/11): This column by Susan […]

Baseball’s Winter Meetings started today in Orlando. We’ll update Reds-related rumors from today on this thread. Check back during the day. If you see a report on the interwebs that we haven’t included yet, post it in the comments and we’ll add it. 11 am: So far, there’s a Joel Sherman report about a possible […]

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. That’s where the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings take place next week. Front office personnel, player agents and reporters gather for five days, beginning Sunday. Think of the winter meetings as the sport’s offseason starting flag. It’s a ritual more than a century old. The […]

Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports: Sources: #SFGiants have shown interest in #Reds CF Billy Hamilton on trade market. Bobby Evans looking for ways to improve outfield defense; Jackie Bradley Jr. is another option, as previously reported. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 13, 2017 Hamilton is 27 years old and entering his […]

According to Mark Sheldon: #reds added a righthanded reliever today — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) November 8, 2017 Quackenbush is about to turn 29. He was in the Padres organization last year and split time between the big league club and AAA. His xFIP in 26.1 innings for the Padres was 5.10. He had a […]

When the rumor broke Thursday that the Washington Nationals had expressed to the Reds interest in Raisel Iglesias, I had a foot out the door about to leave town for 48 hours. I wrote a short news post and offered a couple sentences about a potential deal. Let me elaborate as we wait for another […]

Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting the Washington Nationals are interested in Raisel Iglesias. Sources: #Nationals showing interest in #Reds closer Raisel Iglesias. He has a 1.59 ERA, 15 of 16 in save opportunities. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 6, 2017 The Reds should not rule this out of hand. Remember, […]