Red Reporter "This article is late considering the fact the Max Scherzer news, press conference, and much of the analysis was done last week. I got caught up in the 10th anniversary of Red Reporter, and I sincerely apologize. If you hadn't heard, Max Scherzer signed with the Washington Nationals for 7 years..." January 29
Cincinnati Enquirer "There are still plenty of interesting names out there if the Reds decide to try to bargain shop for free-agent relievers. The list includes three closers from last year: Francisco Rodriguez (44 saves for Milwaukee), Rafael Soriano (32 saves for Washington) and Casey Janssen (25 saves for..." January 28
MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds are nearing a multiyear extension with catcher Devin Mesoraco, MLBTR has learned. With three years and 28 days of Major League service, the 26-year-old backstop had been arbitration eligible for 2015 for the first time and had been under team control through 2017. Mesoraco is a client..." January 26
Red Reporter "Devin Mesoraco is up for arbitration for the first time this offseason. Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the team is working on a deal with their All Star catcher to skip over that process in a big way. Details are scarce right now. All we know is that it's rumored to be a..." January 26
Cincinnati Enquirer "The day pitchers and catchers report to spring training is a day all of baseball looks forward to. It's the official start of spring. Hope springs eternal and all that. But little usually happens that day. Players generally show up, check in and unpack a little. The next day is when the..." January 25
Hardball Talk "Marquis struggled in 2014 with the Phillies’ Triple-A team and posted a rough 4.05 ERA (84 ERA+) and 1.52 WHIP across 117 2/3 innings with the Padres in 2013. The 36-year-old right-hander is doubtful to make any sort of positive impact in 2015 with Cincinnati. Marquis was part of a five-player..." January 21
USA Today "The Cincinnati Reds knew signing Johnny Cueto would be difficult. In the wake of the Max Scherzer deal with the Washington Nationals, it's bordering on impossible. Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year, $210 million deal. Some of the reported details: $50 million signing bonus; Scherzer will be..." January 20
aroldis chapman files for $8.7M, reds at $6.65M
Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010.
Hardball Talk "Reds starter Johnny Cueto finished second in the 2014 National League Cy Young Award balloting (behind winner Clayton Kershaw) after posting an outstanding 2.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 242/65 K/BB ratio across 243 2/3 innings. Cincinnati made the no-brainer move in October to exercise his $10 million..." January 08
MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06
Hardball Talk "Non-tendered by the Reds last month, right-hander Logan Ondrusek has signed with the Yakult Swallows in Japan. Ondrusek is a 6-foot-8 reliever with a 3.89 ERA in 271 career innings as a big leaguer through age 29, but struggled for Cincinnati in 2014 and was due for a raise to more than $2..." January 03
Hardball Talk "Non-tendered by the Reds last month, right-hander Logan Ondrusek has signed with the Yakult Swallows in Japan. " January 02
#Reds with a couple interesting minor league signings: RHP Michael Bowden and LHP Jose Mijares.
Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24
CBSSports.com "While paying especially close attention to the contracts of comparable pitching stars Jon Lester and especially Max Scherzer this winter, Reds ace Johnny Cueto will give the Reds through the winter and spring to try to work something out long-term but plan to cease negotiations once the season..." December 23
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
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
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
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
Source: #Tigers getting Alfredo Simon.
Latos going to #Marlins for DeSclafani and Chad Wallach.
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
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
Sources: #Reds drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.
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
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
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
Price says he's spoken to Votto's recently, expects "zero limitations" to start spring training. #reds
Price says Latos "feels terrific" and Bailey is about a week ahead of scedule. #reds
Price says Latos "feels terrific" and Bailey is about a week ahead of scedule. #reds
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
#Dodgers have traded for Chris Heisey, according to a baseball source.
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
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
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
Blue Jays are, however, working to add a left-handed bat to their lineup. One name they are talking about: Jay Bruce.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.