A question for the off day … Should the Reds aggressively shop Scooter Gennett at the trade deadline? Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed […]

Jeff Passan of Yahoo News reported just after 8 a.m. ET this morning that the Reds and Miami Marlins were “near” a deal involving starting pitcher Dan Straily. The report indicates the Reds would receive two pitching prospects back – Luis Castillo (24) and Austin Brice (24) – along with a third player. Sources: Marlins […]

A reported three-team trade involving the Reds, Blue Jays, and Angels that would have moved Reds outfielder Jay Bruce to Toronto is “dead” at the moment because of an impediment that occurred during the medical review process, per ESPN’s Buster Olney. In the proposed trade, the Angels — who own the worst farm system ESPN’s Keith Law has ever […]

A day after addressing the very public and widespread trade rumors that have surrounded him for the better part of the last year, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce could finally be on the move. In a string of tweets Monday evening, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported a resurgence in the Bruce trade talks. Bruce, apparently coveted by […]

Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Aroldis Chapman and Todd Frazier have all been sent packing in service to the cause of rebuild-reboot-recycle. Depending on how you look at it, add Marlon Byrd, Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon to the discard pile. Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips remain as significant players that could offer the club a […]

The Reds have signed Alfredo Rodriguez, a free agent from Cuba, according to a report by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The Reds have not confirmed the deal. Rodriguez is 21 years old and a talented defensive shortstop. The reported contract is for $6 million, which puts the Reds well over the limit for international signings and […]

This post is narrow. It’s just a few early musings about today’s trade. It doesn’t address the Reds off-season taken all together. That can wait for a little while. Over the next couple days, we’ll run detailed scouting reports of the players the Reds got in return for Chapman. I also can’t promise this stream […]

This news lands out of nowhere: https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/681584962957651968\ No word yet on return. Stay tuned. Update on the return: Yankees have acquired Aroldis Chapman from the Reds for RHPs Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and INFs Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 28, 2015 Official: Reds Trade Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees […]

My musings on the Todd Frazier trade… The Reds really, really like Jose Peraza, who just may be the next Dee Gordon. The Reds obviously believe in their own scouting of Peraza over the otherwise apparent industry consensus that Peraza’s future is that of a utility player. I’m not going to sit here and write […]

instant reaction – a good, although tough, deal for #reds — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) December 16, 2015 My summary: Reds got the best prospect of the 6 who appear to be traded in the deal. Dodgers' got better overall haul. — JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) December 16, 2015 Jose Peraza keeps getting passed around like […]

Jon Heyman of CBS has it first: todd frazier goes to white sox — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 16, 2015 Also, C Trent Rosecrans: Todd Frazier is pet of the White Sox – Dodgers trade #Reds — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) December 16, 2015 More later, as return is announced. The Reds are receiving three […]

The Reds and Washington Nationals are in trade discussions concerning Brandon Phillips, according to Ken Rosenthal (Fox), citing major league sources. Phillips is owed $13 million in 2016 and $14 million in ’17 in the final two years of a contract that he signed in April 2012. The market since has inflated, and it is […]