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  1. 2014/15 Offseason
  • Reds GM: Payroll to increase again in 2015

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Even with recent trades to cut the Reds' record $114 million 2014 payroll, it will still increase in 2015, said general manager Walt Jocketty. "Our payroll has increased every year, despite what some people are writing or thinking, our payroll is increasing again this year," Jocketty said...." December 18

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • The seats at Great American Ballpark are falling apart, but ex-inmates are fixing them

    Hardball Talk "Great American Ballpark: helping to bankrupt Hamilton County, Ohio AND prematurely falling apart! It’s a win-win. Actually, it’s a win-win-win, because now it’s a job-creator too! Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are..." December 16

  • 8d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #Marlins, #Reds making progress on Mat Latos trade.

  • 8d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Tigers getting Alfredo Simon.

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Latos going to #Marlins for DeSclafani and Chad Wallach.

  • Reds taking, not making calls on Cueto, Chapman

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There's nobody on the Reds roster, general manager Walt Jocketty said on Tuesday, that's untouchable — including Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman. But, he noted, the talks he's had on both have been incoming calls, not outgoing calls. "I don't know where the Chapman stuff came from — when I..." December 10

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014

    Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • 9d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.

  • 9d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #RedSox and #Reds have discussed deal that would send Yoenis Cespedes to Cincinnati, but there's been no recent progress, sources say.

  • Should Marlins go after Aroldis Chapman?

    MLB.com "All offseason the Marlins have made it very clear they are seeking a top of the rotation starter. The ideal candidate is an All-Star caliber pitcher who can eat up innings and keep the club in the playoff picture until Jose Fernandez returns around the All-Star Break. It’s a reach for the sky..." December 09

  • Reds interested in John Axford

    MLB.com "A source told MLB.com at the Winter Meetings on Monday that the Reds have interest in signing veteran free agent reliever John Axford. No deal is close as of yet and the right-hander is also believed to be drawing interest from four other clubs. Last season for Indians and Pirates, Axford was..." December 09

  • Todd Frazier on Kyle Seager’s seven-year, $100 million extension: “I’m aware of it, of course”

    MLB.com "Redsfest is often a time when both fans and players get back into thinking and talking about baseball for the first time during the offseason. That isn't the case for Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, who found himself watching video of his hitting while at home in New Jersey. "I saw the home..." December 07

  • 13d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Price says he's spoken to Votto's recently, expects "zero limitations" to start spring training. #reds

  • 13d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Price says Latos "feels terrific" and Bailey is about a week ahead of scedule. #reds

  • 13d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Price says Latos "feels terrific" and Bailey is about a week ahead of scedule. #reds

  • Royals eye Cabrera, but Reds, Jays and others are also in Melky mix

    CBSSports.com "The American League champion Royals, looking for bats, have been in contact with former Royal Melky Cabrera, although ultimately their small-market budget might make that a tight fit and force them to consider something more cost attractive. Cabrera's market should be strong coming off a season..." December 03

  • 16d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Dodgers have traded for Chris Heisey, according to a baseball source.

  • 17d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Delino DeShields, wanting to become #MLB manager decides to take #Reds Triple-A Louisville managerial job instead of #Twins 1B coach job

  • Reds sign Brennan Boesch

    Hardball Talk "Veteran outfielder Brennan Boesch has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds. Boesch was once a solid regular for the Tigers, but has mostly been stuck in the minors since struggling in 2012. This year he played at Triple-A for the Angels, hitting .332 with 25 homers and a 1.017 OPS in..." November 26

  • Billy Hamilton was good in center, but can he improve?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a periodic series of looks at the Reds position-by-position. Today we look at center field: Billy Hamilton was one of the feel-good stories of the 2014 Reds. He's going to be the center fielder for a long time. He exceeded expectations this year -- particularly until his..." November 26

  • Reds bring former Arizona GM Towers on board

    Covers.com "The Cincinnati Reds added former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers to their front-office staff on Tuesday as a special assistant for player personnel. Towers takes over for Bob Miller, who left after nine seasons with the Reds to become an assistant general manager with the..." November 25

  • 24d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Blue Jays are, however, working to add a left-handed bat to their lineup. One name they are talking about: Jay Bruce.

  • Reds sign Josh Satin

    Hardball Talk "Josh Satin, who spent parts of the past four seasons in the majors with the Mets, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Reds. Satin played well for the Mets in 2013, hitting .279 with a .781 OPS in 75 games, but spent most of this season at Triple-A and struggled in a brief stay in the..." November 22

  • Report: Reds considering dealing high-priced veterans

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Reds are considering lowering their payroll by trading top position players, including slugging outfielder Jay Bruce, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The team has made no secret of its desire to give up one of its starting pitchers, including premier talents such as Johnny Cueto..." November 22

  • Jose Canseco’s Finger Falling Off Apparently Was Bad Prank

    NESN "Jose Canseco is a prankster. Just not a very good one, apparently. After shooting his middle finger off and having it reattached, the former MLB slugger said it fell off again during a poker tournament. He then expressed interest in selling the detached finger on eBay. It turns out the..." November 21

  • Reds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll

    Fox Sports "It’s public knowledge that the Reds are open to trading a starting pitcher. They need to be proactive, considering four of their starters – Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon – are entering their free-agent years. Such trades, however, are not the only ones the team is..." November 20

  • Reds will be alright in right if Bruce is alright

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a periodic series of looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we look at right field: Jay Bruce is going to be the right fielder -- barring a blockbuster trade that no one sees coming -- and if he's healthy, he's going to play 150-plus games. He was not healthy this..." November 20

  • Reds Release Carlos Marmol

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have released right-hander Carlos Marmol, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. Cincinnati signed Marmol to a minor league deal in May, though he was placed on the restricted list just a few weeks later after he left the team without permission. Paul Kinzer, Marmol’s agent, said his..." November 17

  • Better bullpen a high priority for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If there was one thing the Reds felt good about going into 2014, it was their bullpen. A highly paid, experienced unit, it was supposed to be a strength – not just Aroldis Chapman, but also Jonathan Broxton, Sam LeCure, J.J. Hoover, Manny Parra, Alfredo Simon and even the possibility of a..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • 38d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Lotta talk about Reds SP, and other execs say it's legit: They're willing to discuss Mike Leake and Mat Latos. Johnny Cueto unlikely to go.

  • Don’t expect Johnny Cueto or Mat Latos to be traded this winter

    WEEI Boston "John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, in an interview on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show, said that while he can imagine a scenario in which Reds starters Johnny Cueto and/or Mat Latos are dealt prior to the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, he does not expect either pitcher to be dealt this coming..." November 09

  • 41d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Jocketty confirmed that Aoki and Morse are the #Reds list of free agents. He prefers to fill add a bat thru free agency over trade.

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • 44d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Latos exact quote: “I had stem cells put into my elbow to regrow some of the tissue in the cartilage missing” Sirius 209 XM 89

  • Reds' Walt Jocketty on roster moves: 'Housekeeping'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds officially announced several roster moves Thursday. None were unexpected. The club declined the options on Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan, outrighted Neftali Soto and Trevor Bell off the 40-man roster and exercised the $10 million option on Johnny Cueto. "Housekeeping," Reds general..." October 31

  • Reds decline options on Ryan Ludwick, Jack Hannahan

    Hardball Talk "Cincinnati picking up a $10 million option on Johnny Cueto for next season was a no-brainer decision and at the opposite end of the spectrum so are declining 2015 options on Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan. Ludwick gets a $4.5 million buyout instead of a $9 million option and Hannahan gets a $2..." October 30

  • Cueto’s option picked up

    MLB.com "In moves that were of no surprise, MLB.com has learned Tuesday that the Reds exercised the $10 million 2015 club option for ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and declined options for outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan." October 29

  • 51d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Aroldis Chapman has jumped agencies to Relativity. He's eligible for free agency after 2016 and could smash closer-contract records.

  • Brayan Pena gets Rolex from Max Scherzer for Cy Young

    Detroit Free Press "Brayan Pena didn't think twice when Max Scherzer asked him for his address so he could send him something. Pena, who spent this past season catching and playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds, had enjoyed playing for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 and was glad to play a small role in helping..." October 28

  • 55d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The expectation of sources is that Kevin Towers will soon be hired by the Reds, and work with his good friend Walt Jocketty.

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Who's on first? Reds hope Votto is

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a series of periodic looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we'll look at first base. Joey Votto is obviously the guy. He's going to play every day that he's healthy. And the Reds are convinced he's going to be healthy after missing most of this season with a strain..." October 09

  • Eddie Vedder: Put Pete Rose in Hall of Fame

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Count Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder among those insisting that Hit King Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame. Vedder is known to express his disgust with war during Pearl Jam concerts, but the only "injustice" he mentioned Wednesday night at U.S. Bank Arena was one involving..." October 02

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Cueto gets 20th win in Reds season finale victory over Pirates

    Red Reporter "The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Cueto. The Reds' ace put an exclamation point on his stellar 2014 season by earning his twentieth win. He pitched eight innings, giving up one run and striking out seven. On the season, he has racked up 242..." September 29

  • Reds can't afford to keep Cueto and Latos

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In a season that was more sourness than light, there was everything to be said for a big crowd on the last day to nowhere. The Reds were never about playing out the string, even though the ball had long since unwound. Players like Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman had a lot to do with..." September 29

  • Santiago hits walk-off grand slam for Reds win over Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the end, it may have just been avoiding their 87 loss of the season, but the Reds — and especially Ramon Santiago — didn't see it that way. Santiago gave the Reds a 10-6 victory in 10 innings over the Pirates, who were still hoping to win the National League Central, with a walk-off grand..." September 28

  • Reds extend GM Walt Jocketty

    TSN.ca "The Reds extended general manager Walt Jocketty's contract through the 2016 season on Saturday, giving him a chance to try to dig the franchise out of a disappointing year. Jocketty was promoted to general manger in 2008. They reached the playoffs three times in four years under manager Dusty..." September 28

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