4-14-14: A 4-8 start isn’t exactly what new Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price took over in the offseason. Jay Bruce, Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton are all hitting under .200 so far, though Cincy did come away with a resounding 12-4 win over Tampa on Sunday, despite scoring just one run in the first two games of the series, combined. The Reds will hope the bats can keep it up with the Pittsburgh Pirates coming to town for a three-game set starting Monday.
4-7-14: Runs have been hard to come by for the Redlegs early on, as Cincy has mustered just 15 runs in the first six games of the season. Joey Votto was wrongly maligned last season for his lack of run production, and he’s not doing anything so far in 2014 to quiet the same critics, with just one RBI thus far. Things won’t be getting any easier for Cincinnati, either, as each of their next three series are against teams that made the playoffs in 2013, starting with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday afternoon.
4-1-14: It was a tough afternoon for most of the Cincinnati Reds’ hitters in their 1-0 loss to St. Louis, but none tougher than that of big-time prospect Billy Hamilton, who finished 0-for-4 on the day with four strikeouts. Not exactly what you’re looking for out of your leadoff hitter. Jonny Cueto pitched well, but took the loss after giving up a solo home run to Yadier Molina in the 7th.
3-27-14: The Cincinnati Reds bullpen is hurting for depth right now as Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshal are still recovering from injuries and Aroldis Chapman took a line drive off his face, which will keep him out anywhere from two to three months. The Reds seem willing to go with what they have in that department unless a deal can be reached on a trade for JJ Putz, who has been rumored to be on the trading block over in Arizona and who had closing experience. The Reds also added Ramon Santiago their 40 and 25 man roster and will have him break spring training camp to be the teams Opening Day utility infielder at age 34. The Reds still remain interested in acquiring Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Did Gregorious for the right package of young players but have yet to reach a deal for the young infielder. The Reds seem willing to go with what they have in 2014 as Opening Day is just a few days away and it will be time for the Reds to make another run at a National League Central division title and a playoff berth.
3-20-14: The Cincinnati Reds are under .500 this season in the Cactus League but have really improved lately with a 5-5 record in their last 10, although they have won five games in a row. Reds ace Mat Latos finally made his spring training debut pitching in a minor league game and had a scare, he rolled his ankle on the 26th pitch of his day. Latos had to be worried after having elbow surgery in October and knee surgery in February and working himself all the way back just to roll an ankle. Latos stayed in to throw five more pitches and felt little to no discomfort in the ankle so good news for him and the Reds. Jonathan Broxton also made his spring debut after battling a right forearm surgery that he had in August. Broxton pitched a perfect inning against the Cleveland Indians and hopes to be back to help solidify the back end of the bullpen with Aroldis Chapman. The Reds have had a tough spring but they are finally getting healthy and getting some big names back and look to be right there again in the National League Central when all is said and done.
3-14-14: The Reds can't stop clowning around during Spring Training. While the team isn't necessarily goofing off, they do have the grandson of Bozo The Clown in the locker room. Pitcher Trevor Bell is a direct descendent of the iconic clown and even has his likeness tattooed on his arm. Bell has admitted to Bozo being his idol.
3-13-14: The Cincinnati Reds were reeling from the loss of Shin-Soo Choo but have quickly replaced him with a young and exciting homegrown talent that has everyone talking in Billy Hamilton. Cincinnati is dead last in the Cactus League but still has plenty to be excited about with Mat Latos on the way back and Aroldis Chapman still throwing triple digits in the bullpen. Homer Bailey was signed to a big time extension prior to the season and helps a strong rotation that also includes Johnny Cueto and Tony Cingrani lead the Reds back to the postseason. Joey Votto is still on the team also last I checked and he along is worth the price of admission.
3-5-14: The Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos, who is been injured with a hurt me through his first bullpen session this week during spring training. In injury news for the Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton has been throwing side both concessions but is still not ready to appear in a game.
1-24-14: Cincinnati had a successful but rough year as they earned one of the two Wild Card spots but lost the play-in game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds have some stud players such as Joey Votto, Matt Latos and Aroldis Chapman who will need to pick up the slack for them after they lost Shin Soo Choo to free agency.
1-7-14: The Cincinnati Reds have been in the middle of a lot of trade rumors but nothing is happened yet. They have said that they have not ruled out trading all-star second baseman Brandon Phillips either. Free-agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo has also not been made an offer and is talking to several teams in the free-agent market.
12-9-13: During this off-season the Cincinnati Reds have experienced many of their players being targeted by other teams including Bronson Arroyo and Brandon Phillips. The Reds recently came out and said that the Yankees used Phillips as a bargaining tool in their negotiations regarding Robinson Cano. Bronson Arroyo is currently in talks with the Minnesota Twins. Last season the Cincinnati Reds 190 games and one of three teams from the National League Central division to make the playoffs. The Reds fell to the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League division series. The National League Central should once again be one of the strongest divisions in baseball and the red should be right in the mix of competing for the division crown.
9-30-13: The National League Central division will send three teams to the playoffs this season and the Cincinnati are one of them. However the Reds have cooled off of late losing three straight games at the hands of the New York Mets. Outfielder Jay Bruce had a good year as far as power numbers are concerned with 30 home runs in 107 RBIs. Over the weekend the Reds will face the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Internet he Redbranch 11th overall in baseball 693 runs scored. With a 49–29 home record the Cincinnati Reds of outscore their opponents by 116 runs throughout the season.
8-22-13: Setup man Jonathan Broxton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right forearm. The injury that will require surgery. Reliever Nick Christiani has been called up from Triple-A Louisville to replace Broxton on the roster. Johnny Cueto was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for Christiani on the 40-man roster.
8/21/13 - In what is arguably the tightest division race in baseball the Cincinnati Reds find themselves in third place In their division what time for the wild-card lead along with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds have done a lot of damage at home with a record of 38 – 21. They are also seven – three in their last 10 games. In last nights loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Joey Votto was 0-4 With two strikeouts. The Reds 3.5 games out of first place in the Central division and will face division rival St. Louis next week in St. Louis. Jay Bruce leads the team and homeruns with 24 on the year.
8/6/13 - The Cincinnati Reds have fallen into third place in the National League Central division. The trail the 1st Pl., Pirates by 6.5 games. This week they will play host to the Oakland athletics.
7/19/13 - The Cincinnati Reds find themselves in third place at the all-star break, mainly due to the strong division that they play in; the NL Central. At 53-42 they are 5 games out of first place and 4 games back in the NL wild card race. After the all-star break they will host the Pirates in a three game set. Offensively the Reds are led by a group of good players each leading in spate categories. Joey Votto leads the team in batting average, hitting .318 while second baseman Brandon Phillips leads the team in RBI’s with 74. As far as homers, the Reds are led by right fielder, Jay Bruce who has 19 of them.
7/7/13 - Three Cincinnati Reds were selected as National League All-Stars. First baseman Joey Votto will make his 4th ASG appearance, second baseman Brandon Phillips will make his 3rd appearance, and LHP Aroldis Chapman will make his 2nd appearance.
6/12/13 - At 39 – 26 Cincinnati Reds lead the wildcard race in the National League. As last year's division winner Cincinnati Reds will look to make a playoff push Behind All-Star first baseman Joey Votto. Currently Votto is batting .328 with 11 homeruns. As one of the best second baseman in baseball Brandon Phillips Has put up strong numbers once again. Is batting .292 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs. This week the Cardinals will take on the Chicago Cubs Followed by seven-game homestand.