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  1. Trade Talks!
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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Reds believe orioles do have prospects to make a Bruce trade. O's also looking at fowler, alvarez. Likely to add 1 hitter.

  • Report: Orioles like Reds' Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Baltimore Orioles like Reds outfielder Jay Bruce in addition to a couple of other players, senior baseball writer and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter, though Rosenthal adds that Baltimore might not have the prospects to land Bruce in a deal with..." February 12

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    The Reds offer condolences to the family & friends of legendary clubhouse mgr Bernie Stowe, who died today at age 80

  • Bernie Stowe, Reds' longtime clubhouse manager, dies at 80

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Plenty of legends walked out of the Reds' clubhouse through the years — from Frank Robinson to Pete Rose to Johnny Bench to Ken Griffey Jr. — but inside the clubhouse, nobody was bigger than Bernie Stowe. Stowe, the team’s long-time clubhouse manager, died on Tuesday at age 80. He is survived..." February 10

  • Reds hire Lou Pinella as a senior advisor to baseball operations

    Hardball Talk "The Reds announced on Twitter that the club has hired former manager Lou Pinella in a consultant capacity as a senior advisor to baseball operations. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer adds that Pinella will also spend time with the team at spring training." February 07

  • Reds hire Lou Piniella as senior advisor

    Red Reporter "If there's one thing the Cincinnati Reds have been good at for the last two years, it's been playing baseball bringing back hearty memories of the good old days. That trend continued on Friday when it was announced that they'd agreed to bring on former manager Lou Piniella as a senior advisor, as..." February 05

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • The Reds show other teams how not to run a rebuild

    MLB Daily Dish "Yesterday we started a feature that will break down each team's offseason. We started with the bottom-of-the-bottom: the Philadelphia Phillies. Now it's time to look at the worst team in the NL Central. Arguably the hardest division in the entire league, the Cincinnati Reds won one more game than..." February 03

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • The future of Devin Mesoraco and the Cincinnati Reds

    Red Reporter "The go-go glory days that saw the Cincinnati Reds win NL Central titles in both 2010 and 2012 came with added baggage, a carry-on of sorts that ushered in something the franchise had not seen in quite some time: stability. A set rotation, a set infield, and the combination of youth and..." February 02

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Brandon Phillips will be Reds' second baseman, Bryan Price says

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips, despite the Reds’ front office’s attempts to trade him this offseason, will most likely be a Cincinnati Red this season -- and he'll be the starting second baseman. As Reds president of baseball of operations Walt Jocketty and manager Bryan Price praised newly acquired second..." February 01

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • Reds' Jonathan Sanchez: Signs minors deal with Reds

    CBS Sports "Sanchez signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Friday, Mark Sheldon of reports. Sanchez hasn't pitched in a major league organization since last April" January 30

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

  • Billy Hamilton on schedule for Spring return "Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is just about ready for Spring Training after an offseason of rehabilitation for his surgically repaired right shoulder. "The rehab is coming along well," Hamilton said Thursday morning at the kickoff for 2016 Reds Caravan. "I'm not 100 percent yet, but close..." January 29

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Hamilton said shoulder not 100 pct yet but will be by opening of camp. Had surgery in September and he's hitting, throwing, lifting #reds

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • Reds' Devin Mesoraco says his surgically repaired hip is no problem leading to spring

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Devin Mesoraco says he’s pain-free and has been doing all the catching drills he needs to do to be ready for spring training, despite his June hip surgery. “I’ve done everything, I’ve been hitting for a couple of months. Catching-wise, I’ve been blocking, throwing, receiving, doing just about..." January 27

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • Nationals, Reds Interested In Bronson Arroyo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals and Reds are interested in veteran starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. We heard rumors earlier today that Arroyo had recently visited Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park. As Rosenthal reminds us (via Twitter), Arroyo bounced around three teams last..." January 25

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    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayBBE

    Bronson Arroyo was in Cincinnati yesterday throwing for the #Reds, per league sources. @johnfayman had mentioned Arroyo being in Cincy.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Reds looking at how Peraza will fit into lineup "The Reds' front office highly coveted infield prospect Jose Peraza, and as it commenced a rebuilding project, it very much liked the idea of having his glove, bat and speed on the roster. That was why Peraza was a big part of the three-way trade from the Dodgers that sent third baseman Todd..." January 20

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • Pete Rose to be inducted into Reds Hall of Fame

    Sporting News "Pete Rose is going into the Hall of Fame. No, Rob Manfred hasn’t had a change of heart. The all-time hits leader will be honored as a member of the Reds Hall of Fame. “Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise,” team..." January 19

  • Marlins offered Ozuna to Rangers, Reds for pitching

    The Score "The Miami Marlins' sustained efforts to move outfielder Marcell Ozuna this offseason reportedly included separate trade offers to the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers in exchange for starting pitchers. According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, the Marlins made specific proposals to both..." January 18

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    Reds, SS Zack Cozart agree to terms on 1-year contract for 2016 season, avoiding arbitration.

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • Report: Reds to sign Cuban SS Alfredo Rodriguez

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have agreed to a deal on 21-year-old Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez, according to a report by’s Jesse Sanchez. “He is a player of interest, but we do not have a deal,” Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty wrote in a text message to the Enquirer on Monday..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

  • Jocketty says it's unlikely Reds trade Phillips

    The Score "Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips doesn't appear willing to be part of the mass exodus from the rebuilding club. The three-time All-Star refused to waive his full no-trade rights in order to accept a deal to the Washington Nationals last month, leaving president of baseball..." January 12

  • MLB's top bullpens: Dominant trio puts Yankees on top

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    #reds also brought back RHP Pedro Villarreal on a Minor League deal and invited him to big league camp.

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Reds sign seven to minor league deals, including RHP A.J. Morris (Pirates) and SS Carlos Triunfel (Giants).

  • Looking Ahead To The 2017 Hall of Fame Class

    Baseball Essential "With the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class consisting of two very worthy members in Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the voters of the BBWAA will have another ballot to cast one year from now. Griffey Jr. received the highest percentage of the vote in history, left off only three ballots, while..." January 07

  • MLB has a billion reasons for new live-streaming deal in China

    Sporting News "MLB's international initiative has targeted all the TVs in China. That's a growth potential of more than 1 billion new fans, the result of a "wide-ranging partnership" announced Wednesday with China-based Le Sports in which major league games will be live-streamed in China for the first..." January 07

  • Hall of Fame may let Ken Griffey Jr.’s plaque feature backwards hat

    Larry Brown Sports "There are two things that stood out about Ken Griffey Jr.: his picturesque swing and his picturesque smile. It wasn’t just his ability to hit and rob home runs on the field that stood out, but also how cool he looked while doing it. Griffey had a smile made for Instagram’s heart button, and his..." January 07

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    SI MLB @si_mlb

    Your first new member of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Mike Piazza

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza elected

    CBS Sports "The National Baseball Hall of Fame has two new members. Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have both been voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, it was announced Wednesday evening. Induction weekend will be held July 22-25 this summer, at the Hall of Fame in..." January 06

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