Okay, yesterday was a fun day (until game time), what with all the transaction speculation. As of today, however, Daniel Ray Herrera is a Brewer, so the Reds have a spot open on the 40-man. Very likely, the Reds are saving that spot to call up a starter when needed later in the week (Chad […]

It’s official: today, the Reds recalled IF Todd Frazier and LHP Matt Maloney, and optioned RHPs Jordan Smith and Edinson Volquez to Louisville. Daniel Ray Herrera’s roster spot remains open, and the Reds are now down a pitcher (at least, they are down from Dusty/Walt’s idea of the proper roster construction). The Reds aren’t done, […]

I hope so…and it appears that Todd Frazier will be joining the team in Philadelphia. Stay tuned. UPDATE: I’m bumping this back to the top to facilitate discussion about all the potential roster moves we are likely to see today. Here’s what we know for sure: –Todd Frazier and Matt Maloney have joined the team […]

According to John Fay, the Reds have cut 8 guys (sending them to the minor league camp): Right-handers Carlos Fisher, Jerry Gil and Jordan Smith and left-hander Daniel Ray Herrera and infielders Yonder Alonso, Zack Cozart, Chris Negron and Todd Frazier. No real surprises here. Jordan Smith being cut this early is a bit of […]

– John Fay has a nice article on Dave Sappelt in today’s Enquirer; lots of it is covering how well he’s played this spring and how he’s still a long shot to make the club. But it also covers how he has to improve: “There’s base running,” Baker said. “There’s throwing. There’s fielding. Things you […]

MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that Arthur Rhodes has reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers. Rhodes had a great season with the Reds last year and will be missed. The Reds do, however, seem to be well equipped to absorb the loss. With the successful return of Bill Bray and the emergence of Aroldis […]

Tuesday night’s game was thrilling, liberating, life-affirming, and everything else. And it belongs to a whole lot of people who sweated, cried, and suffered over the last ten years. It belongs to Jay Bruce and his hop-off HR, obviously, but also to Dan O’Brien who drafted him in 2005 (along with Travis Wood, Sam LeCure, […]

Yesterday, we looked at how the Reds’ Lake Wobegon offense (everybody’s above average) led to the team’s first winning record in a decade. Today, the pitching. Pitching is quite a bit harder to parse than hitting, at least to my meager number-crunching skills. Regardless, we again used the pre-season ZiPS projections, and through-Sunday actual pitching […]

Minor League Player of the Day:  Ronald Torreyes (Dayton) 3-4, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored. AAA Indianapolis 5 – Louisville 3 Eric Eymann went 2-4 with 2 singles and a run scored.  Todd Frazier doubled in 4 at-bats, also scoring a run.   Tied at 3-3 going to the 7th, Daniel Ray Herrera […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Ronald Torreyes(AZL Reds) 3-6, 2 singles, homerun, 3 RBI AAA Columbus 7 – Louisville 3 Dave Sappelt and Chris Valaika had 3 hits each for the Bats.  Sappelt went 3-5 with 3 singles and an RBI while Valaika went 3-4 with 2 singles, a double, an RBI, and a […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Jordan Wideman (Lynchburg) 3-3, 1 double, 1 run scored, 1 RBI AAA Louisville 6 – Toledo 5 Wilkin Castillo, Zack Cozart, and Yonder Alonso had 2 hits each batting in the first 3 slots in the order.  Castillo went 2-5 with a run scored and an rbi, Cozart went […]

Minor League Players of the Day: Danny Hernandez (AZL Reds) 5-5, 4 singles, homerun, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI and Wladimir Balentien (Louisville) 3-5, 2 singles, homerun, 2 runs scored, 5 RBI AAA Louisville 19 – Charlotte 6 I guess the big league team and the AAA club got the memo to score a ton of […]