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Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres – April 30, 2024

30 Apr 2024  |  BVM Sports
The Cincinnati Reds secured a win in the first game of their series against the San Diego Padres on Monday night. They aim to continue their winning streak in San Diego with the next game scheduled for 9:40pm ET. The article lists the starting lineups for both teams, featuring players such as Will Benson, Elly De La Cruz, and Fernando Tatis Jr.

Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres

30 Apr 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds secured a victory in the first game of their series against the San Diego Padres and aim to continue their winning streak. The game is scheduled for 9:40pm ET at Petco Park. Key players include Nick Martinez and Yu Darvish, with detailed statistics provided for both. Elly De La Cruz made a notable throw in the previous game, which was tracked at a record-breaking speed. The game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Ohio and MLB.tv, with radio coverage on 700 WLW AM.

Can Reds starter Hunter Greene take the next step?

29 Apr 2024  |  BVM Sports
The Cincinnati Reds' season has just begun, but discussions about Hunter Greene's performance have already become intense. Social media debates range from calls to send him to the minor leagues to claims of his exceptional performance. The article explores these polarized views and the expectations surrounding Greene.

Can Reds starter Hunter Greene take the next step?

29 Apr 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The article discusses the performance and potential of Cincinnati Reds starter Hunter Greene. It highlights the polarized opinions on Greene's improvement, with some arguing he hasn't shown progress in his ERA, while others point to advanced metrics indicating better performance. The piece emphasizes the need for nuance, acknowledging Greene's strengths and areas for improvement, such as reducing home runs and developing additional pitches. Despite mixed results, Greene is seen as a middle-of-the-rotation pitcher with significant upside.

Reds lose Josh Harrison as he opts for free agency

18 Mar 2024  |  Redleg Nation
Josh Harrison, informed by the Cincinnati Reds that he would not make the opening day roster, opted for free agency using his contract's opt-out clause. Harrison, who had a challenging 2023 season with the Philadelphia Phillies, was brought into spring training by Cincinnati on a minor league deal. Despite a decent performance in spring training, he played limited games after March 7th. With Harrison's departure, the Reds have 40 players remaining in camp, including injured players TJ Friedl and Alex Young, with 12 more cuts expected before the season starts.

Spring Game Thread: San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds

18 Mar 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds will host the San Francisco Giants at Goodyear Ballpark with no television coverage but available on 700 WLW radio. The game features lineups for both teams and updates on player changes, including Matt McLain's scratch due to shoulder soreness. The Reds' rotation is nearly set, with one spot remaining for Nick Lodolo, Brandon Williamson, or Andrew Abbott. Josh Harrison opted out of his contract after being informed he wouldn't make the roster, and several players were reassigned to minor league camp. Minor league players Carlos Sanchez and Rhett Lowder received recognition from MiLB.com for their performances.

TJ Friedl has a fractured wrist, to miss Reds Opening Day

17 Mar 2024  |  Redleg Nation
TJ Friedl of the Cincinnati Reds has been diagnosed with a fractured wrist and will miss the Opening Day. The team is considering various options to fill the center field position, including Will Benson, Stuart Fairchild, and potentially minor league players Jacob Hurtubise and Blake Dunn. Reds President of Baseball Operations, Nick Krall, mentioned ongoing internal discussions to determine the best course of action.

Cincinnati Reds sign 18 international prospects

15 Jan 2024  |  redsminorleagues.com
The Cincinnati Reds have signed 18 international prospects on the first day of the 2024 international prospect signing period, with outfielder Adolfo Sanchez and shortstop Naibel Mariano receiving the highest bonuses. The signing period will last 11 months, and while contracts are signed, they require approval from Major League Baseball's Commissioner's Office. Cincinnati has a budget of $6,520,000 for this period, with the possibility to trade for additional pool money up to 60% of the original allotment.

The 2024 Cincinnati Reds ZiPS projections: Who stands out?

13 Jan 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The 2024 ZiPS projections for the Cincinnati Reds suggest a mixed outlook. While the projections favor the team's hitters, with Jeimer Candelario, Spencer Steer, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand leading the pack, the pitching staff is viewed less favorably. Hunter Greene is projected as the best starting pitcher with a 4.31 ERA. The team is expected to be around a .500 team, reflecting a slight improvement over last year's performance. The projections highlight the potential for better performance due to improved pitching depth and fewer injuries.

Cincinnati Reds sign left-handed pitcher Alex Young for 2024

11 Jan 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed left-handed pitcher Alex Young to a 1-year deal worth $1,160,000, avoiding arbitration. Young, who previously signed a 1-year deal with the Reds in January 2023, pitched in 63 games last season, achieving a 3.86 ERA, a 4-2 record, one save, 20 walks, and 50 strikeouts in 53.2 innings. His performance showed different strengths against right-handed and left-handed hitters, with no significant home and road splits in ERA.

The Reds and drafting pitching: Do they stack up?

09 Jan 2024  |  redlegnation.com
The Cincinnati Reds have a mixed record in drafting and developing starting pitchers, with some successes like Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo but also many failures from their previous rebuild attempt. Since 2012, Reds-drafted pitchers rank 20th in ERA and 26th in FIP, but 16th in innings pitched by starters. Comparatively, the St. Louis Cardinals lead in innings and have the third-best ERA, while the Milwaukee Brewers have the best ERA. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics are at the bottom in terms of ERA and innings, respectively.

Reds add more pitching depth with another signing

05 Jan 2024  |  redlegnation.com
The Cincinnati Reds signed right-handed reliever Alan Busenitz to a new minor league deal. Busenitz, who had previously pitched in Japan for four years, re-signed with the Reds after joining them on January 2nd the previous year. In 2023, he made several appearances for the Reds and the Triple-A Louisville Bats, with a brief stint in the major leagues where he pitched a shutout inning against Cleveland.

Jose Barrero heating up in the Dominican playoffs

04 Jan 2024  |  redlegnation.com
Jose Barrero is performing notably well in the Dominican Winter League playoffs, with a .333/.444/.867 batting line and home runs in consecutive games. Despite struggling during the regular season, his recent performance has been strong. Hector Rodriguez, a Reds prospect, won Rookie of the Year with a .831 OPS. Jeimer Candelario, a Reds free agent signing, has not fared well, going 0-18 in playoff games. The Reds are looking forward to the 2024 amateur international signing period, having previously acquired top prospects through international signings.

Cincinnati Reds sign left-handed pitcher Justin Bruihl for 2024

03 Jan 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed left-handed reliever Justin Bruihl to a minor league contract for the 2024 season, inviting him to big league spring training. Bruihl's 2023 season saw varied performance between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies, with a notable difference in his ERA and pitch usage. The Dodgers are praised for their effective pitching strategies, while the Rockies are criticized for their poor pitching development. Bruihl's performance against left-handed hitters has been significantly better than against right-handed hitters. The Reds are expected to leverage their strong pitching philosophy to optimize Bruihl's performance in the upcoming season.

Do the Cincinnati Reds have too much pitching?

02 Jan 2024  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have significantly bolstered their pitching roster this offseason, signing several new pitchers including Nick Martinez, Emilio Pagan, and Frankie Montas, while also retaining Buck Farmer. With 23 pitchers on the 40-man roster and only 13 spots available on the active roster, the team faces tough decisions ahead. Key players like Alexis Diaz, Andrew Abbott, Graham Ashcraft, Hunter Greene, and Nick Lodolo are expected to secure spots, leaving limited openings for others. Health and performance will play crucial roles in final roster decisions, with some talented pitchers likely starting the season in Triple-A.

Cincinnati Reds #18 Prospect: Julian Aguiar

01 Jan 2024  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
Julian Aguiar, a right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, had a notable 2022 season with Single-A Daytona and High-A Dayton, which earned him a promotion to Double-A Chattanooga in 2023. Throughout the season, he demonstrated improved performance, including a fastball that reaches 97 MPH and a solid slider and changeup. Despite a higher ERA in Double-A, Aguiar's overall stats show promise, with a 3.17 ERA, 265 strikeouts, and only 22 homers allowed in 230.0 innings since being drafted in the 12th round in 2021.

Cincinnati Reds sign starting pitcher Frankie Montas

30 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas to a potential 2-year contract worth up to $34 million. Montas, who previously played for the New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago White Sox, is coming off shoulder surgery but has shown promising performance in the past. The Reds have also designated catcher Austin Wynns for assignment to make room on the roster. This signing is part of the Reds' broader strategy to strengthen their pitching lineup for the upcoming season.

Outfielder Conner Capel signs with the Reds

26 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed outfielder Conner Capel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Capel, who has previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics, had a mixed performance in the big leagues and Triple-A over the past two seasons. Known for his speed and contact hitting, Capel is expected to add depth to the Reds' outfield, primarily as a corner outfielder and potentially as a pinch runner.

Checking in on Reds prospects in winter leagues

26 Dec 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
Cincinnati Reds prospects have had varying degrees of participation and success in winter leagues. Erik Gonzalez, Hector Rodriguez, and Jose Barrero have seen regular play in the Dominican Winter League, with Gonzalez and Rodriguez posting strong batting averages. Hernan Perez has performed well in the Venezuelan Winter League, while Peyton Gray has been outstanding in the Mexican Winter League, not allowing an earned run in 25 innings. Other players like Noelvi Marte, Francisco Urbaez, and Allan Cerda have had limited appearances. No Reds pitchers have played in the Dominican or Puerto Rican Winter Leagues, and only a few have participated in Venezuela. Carlos Sanchez and Ben Walmsley have represented the organization in the Australian Baseball League.

White Sox reportedly ask Reds for the moon in trade

24 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Chicago White Sox are exploring a trade for pitcher Dylan Cease, who had a significant performance drop in 2023. The Cincinnati Reds have shown interest, but the White Sox's high demands, including top prospects like Rhett Lowder and Chase Petty, have stalled any deal. Cease, not a free agent until after the 2025 season, remains with the White Sox as no team has met the steep asking price. The article compares this potential trade to the Reds' previous acquisition of Edwin Arroyo from the Seattle Mariners, highlighting the difference in trade values.

Reds trade TJ Hopkins to the San Francisco Giants

19 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds traded outfielder TJ Hopkins to the San Francisco Giants after designating him for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Austin Wynns. Hopkins, who was selected in the 9th round of the 2019 MLB draft, excelled in Triple-A with the Louisville Bats but struggled in the majors. The Reds will receive either a player to be named later or cash considerations in return.

Six Cincinnati Reds players get a raise

18 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
Six Cincinnati Reds players received significant bonuses as part of Major League Baseball's $50,000,000 bonus pool for non-arbitration eligible players. TJ Friedl received the highest bonus among the Reds players, followed by Matt McLain, Andrew Abbott, Will Benson, Elly De La Cruz, and Spencer Steer. These bonuses are based on a WAR formula and are funded by MLB, not directly by the Reds. The bonuses represent a substantial raise for these players, with most receiving at least 50% of their 2023 season salary as a bonus.

Reds Longest Homers of 2023 #9: Spencer Steer

18 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
Spencer Steer hit the 9th longest home run for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 season on April 8th against the Philadelphia Phillies. The home run, which had an exit velocity of 108.9 MPH and traveled 438 feet, gave the Reds an early lead. Despite this, the Phillies made a comeback in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the game 3-2. The article provides detailed metrics and context about the home run and its significance.

How hard are the Reds prospects hitting the baseball?

18 Dec 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
The article explores the exit velocity data of Cincinnati Reds prospects, focusing on the 'Best Speed' metric, which averages the top half of a player's batted ball velocities. It highlights the performance of various players, noting that Elly De La Cruz and Cam Collier stand out for their high exit velocities. The data, while insightful, is limited and should not be the sole factor in evaluating player potential. The analysis underscores that hitting the ball hard is beneficial but not the only aspect of a player's overall performance.

Cincinnati Reds sign free agent Austin Wynns

14 Dec 2023  |  www.redlegnation.com
The Cincinnati Reds signed catcher Austin Wynns to a 1-year major league contract, filling the 40-man roster spot of outfielder TJ Hopkins, who was designated for assignment. Wynns, a 33-year-old with experience in the big leagues, has played for multiple teams and is known for his above-average pitch framing but struggles with blocking pitches. The Reds' decision to sign Wynns as a third catching option raises questions, considering his performance and the availability of minor league catchers. TJ Hopkins' future is uncertain as he awaits waiver results after a strong Triple-A season but a challenging stint in Cincinnati.

Reds prospects to play in two 'Spring Breakout' exhibition games

13 Dec 2023  |  redsminorleagues.com
Major League Baseball will introduce exhibition games featuring top prospects from each organization in spring training 2024. The Cincinnati Reds will participate in two of these games, facing the Texas Rangers on March 14th and the Cleveland Guardians on March 16th, both as part of doubleheaders in Arizona. Rosters are not yet set due to potential trades and injuries. These games offer fans a chance to see prospects in major league stadiums rather than on back fields.

Cincinnati Reds add two international free agent pitchers

12 Dec 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
The Cincinnati Reds signed two international free agent pitchers, Ryjeteri Merite from the Netherlands and Samuel Perez from Panama, just before the end of the 2023 international signing period. Merite, a left-handed pitcher, is relatively new to pitching and has a fastball in the mid-80s, while Perez, a right-handed pitcher, has a fastball in the high 80s and is still developing his secondary pitches.

Is Shohei Ohtani's decision the spark for a Reds trade?

08 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds are actively involved in the starting pitching market, engaging in both free agency and trade talks. They lost out on Sonny Gray to the St. Louis Cardinals and Eduardo Rodriguez to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The trade market has been slow, with teams waiting for Shohei Ohtani's decision, which is expected soon. This decision could trigger more trade activity, with the Reds linked to pitchers like Dylan Cease and Shane Bieber. The article highlights the potential impact of Ohtani's decision on the trade market and the Reds' strategy moving forward.

Cincinnati Reds sign free agent Jeimer Candelario

07 Dec 2023  |  redlegnation.com
The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a 3-year, $45 million deal with free agent infielder Jeimer Candelario, with an option for a fourth year at $60 million. Candelario, who played for the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs in 2023, achieved a career high of 22 home runs. The signing raises questions about the team's infield configuration, as Candelario has only played at first and third base, positions already occupied by other Reds players. The situation suggests potential trades or other moves may be forthcoming.

Cincinnati Reds add four players in the Rule 5 Draft

06 Dec 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
The Cincinnati Reds were active in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft, selecting four players and losing one. Donovan Antonia was picked by the New York Mets. The Reds added left-handed pitcher T.J. Sikkema from the Kansas City Royals, outfielder Alexander Ovalles from the Tampa Bay Rays, and infielder Levi Jordan. The article provides detailed statistics and performance summaries for each player.

Cincinnati Reds almost win draft lottery, will select 2nd overall

05 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds, who finished the 2023 season with an 82-80 record, will select 2nd overall in the 2024 MLB draft due to the draft lottery system. This is a significant improvement from their projected 14th spot, providing them with an additional $4,500,000 in draft pool money. The Reds have historically been adept at utilizing their draft pool to secure higher-ranked players. The draft will take place in mid-July 2024, and this development is seen as positive news for the team.

Erik Gonzalez signs with the Cincinnati Reds

05 Dec 2023  |  redlegnation.com
The Cincinnati Reds have signed free agent infielder Erik Gonzalez to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Gonzalez spent the 2023 season in Triple-A and has previously played for Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Miami. He is currently performing well in the Dominican Winter League. With a deep roster of shortstops, Gonzalez is expected to play shortstop in Triple-A for the Reds and provide versatile bench support if needed.

Reds continue to show interest in acquiring Dylan Cease

04 Dec 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds are actively engaged in trade talks with the Chicago White Sox to acquire starting pitcher Dylan Cease. Despite coming off a challenging season, Cease's previous performance and potential make him a valuable target. The Reds see him as a significant addition to their rotation, with his contract extending until after the 2025 season. The article highlights Cease's past achievements, including his near Cy Young Award win in 2022, and discusses his projected salary and arbitration status.

Cincinnati Reds #8 Prospect: Carlos Jorge

01 Dec 2023  |  redsminorleagues.com
Carlos Jorge, a prospect for the Cincinnati Reds, has shown exceptional offensive skills in his career, excelling in average, power, and base-stealing. After a strong start with the Single-A Daytona Tortugas in 2023, he experienced a slump but rebounded with impressive stats through August 9th. Promoted to High-A Dayton, Jorge initially struggled but improved over time. His scouting report indicates potential as a 5-tool player, with above-average hitting, fringe-average power, plus speed, and the ability to play both second base and center field effectively.

What does the Nick Martinez signing mean for the Reds?

30 Nov 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed pitcher Nick Martinez, potentially impacting their rotation strategy. Martinez, who has an opt-out after the first year, could either bolster the rotation or add depth to the bullpen. This move may push one of the current starters out of the rotation or to Triple-A Louisville. It also allows the Reds to be more patient with developing pitchers like Connor Phillips, Lyon Richardson, Carson Spiers, and Chase Petty, who need more time in the minors. The signing aims to provide depth and flexibility, ensuring the team can handle the inevitable injuries and performance issues that arise during the season.

Reds sign pitcher Nick Martinez to a 2-year deal

30 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed pitcher Nick Martinez to a 2-year deal, with an opt-out option after the first season. Martinez, who previously played for the San Diego Padres, has shown versatility as both a starter and reliever. His advanced stats, such as groundball rate and exit velocity, are impressive. The Reds' plans for his role remain unclear, but his addition adds depth to their pitching staff.

The Top 5 Behaviours Next-Generation Leaders Need to Adopt for Success

30 Nov 2023  |  www.tharawat-magazine.com
The largest wealth transfer in history is underway, with over $74 trillion being transferred to next-generation leaders. Family business leaders face challenges in succession planning and maintaining legacies. Older leaders must relinquish control and develop a multi-generational purpose, while younger leaders should adopt five key behaviors: maintaining confidentiality, finding their voice, engaging in teamwork, acquiring knowledge, and developing a strategy. These behaviors are essential for sustaining family businesses and ensuring long-term success. The Family Business Consulting Group offers resources and peer groups to support this transition.

Cincinnati Reds #7 Prospect: Ricardo Cabrera

29 Nov 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
Ricardo Cabrera, the Cincinnati Reds' top international signing in January 2022, had a challenging start to his career but quickly turned things around, showcasing impressive offensive skills throughout the 2023 season. Despite some defensive struggles and a leg injury, Cabrera demonstrated his potential with a .346 batting average, .475 on-base percentage, and .531 slugging percentage, along with 24 stolen bases. While his future may see a shift from shortstop to third base, his overall athleticism and hitting prowess make him a standout prospect for the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds sign free agent reliever Emilio Pagan

29 Nov 2023  |  redlegnation.com
Emilio Pagan has signed a 2-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, as reported by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, Jon Heyman of the New York Post, and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The contract is worth $16,000,000 and includes a player option and performance bonuses. Pagan, a right-handed reliever, had a successful 2023 season with the Minnesota Twins, posting a 2.99 ERA over 69.1 innings. The Reds, with one of the lowest payrolls for the 2024 season, are looking to build on their 82-win season by adding to their young talent. Pagan's signing is seen as a first step in this process, with the Reds likely to pursue additional pitching staff enhancements.

Reds targeting former Cy Young winner in trade talks

28 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds are engaged in trade discussions for former Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber with the Cleveland Guardians, as reported by Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The Reds are also in talks with Tampa Bay about Tyler Glasnow. Bieber, who won the Cy Young Award in 2020, has seen a decline in performance and health since then. He is under team control for the 2024 season with an arbitration number projected at $12,200,000. Glasnow, who had a career high of 120.0 innings pitched for Tampa Bay with a 3.53 ERA, is entering his final year before free agency. The two pitchers have different styles and expected trade values, with Glasnow likely to draw more interest due to his higher strikeout rate.

Reds infielder Noelvi Marte injured, exits winter league game

26 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
Noelvi Marte, an infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, sustained an injury during a winter league game in the Dominican Republic while playing for Gigantes del Cibao. After extending his hitting streak to four games, Marte injured his hamstring while stealing second base and had to be assisted off the field. There is no immediate update on his condition, and it remains uncertain if he will return to play before the end of the Dominican Winter League's regular season. The situation may prompt the Reds to intervene depending on Marte's recovery.

Cincinnati is bringing back two former Reds for 2024

26 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed two former players, Reiver Sanmartin and Alex Blandino, to minor league deals for the 2024 season. Sanmartin, a left-handed pitcher, spent most of the 2023 season on the injured list and underwent Tommy John surgery in July. His deal includes an invite to big league spring training. Blandino, an infielder, previously played for the Reds and spent the 2022 season in Triple-A with San Francisco and Seattle. He did not play affiliated ball in 2023 but participated in the World Baseball Classic for Nicaragua.

Reds engaged in Jonathan India trade talks with Red Sox

21 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds are in discussions with the Boston Red Sox regarding a potential trade involving Jonathan India. The Reds have a surplus of infielders, creating a competitive environment for playing spots. India, who is arbitration-eligible and set to earn more than his peers, is a key trade candidate. The Reds' low payroll and India's higher salary make him a likely candidate for trade, despite the team's need to maintain a competitive roster.

Brandon Phillips is on the 2024 Hall of Fame ballot

What kind of pitchers are the Reds looking for?

20 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds are evaluating their pitching options for the 2024 season, focusing on adding reliable starters rather than high-risk, high-reward pitchers. Despite having a promising group of young pitchers, the team seeks to bolster its rotation to ensure depth and stability. Financially, the Reds have the capacity to make significant signings, as indicated by their current payroll and recent statements from team executives. However, the exact strategy remains unclear, with potential acquisitions ranging from solid starters to versatile swing men.

Cincinnati Reds non-tender Nick Senzel, Derek Law, and Reiver Sanmartin

17 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds decided to non-tender Nick Senzel, Derek Law, and Reiver Sanmartin, making them free agents for the 2024 season. Senzel, who excelled against left-handed pitching but struggled against right-handers, was projected to earn $3,000,000. Law, who had a solid season with a 3.60 ERA, was projected to earn $1,400,000. Sanmartin, recovering from Tommy John surgery, was not arbitration eligible and would have earned the league minimum. These moves reduce the Reds' 40-man roster to 37 players.

Reds Notebook: Bally Sports Ohio, the Cy Young, and more!

16 Nov 2023  |  redlegnation.com
The Diamond Sports Group, which operates Bally Sports Networks, is in bankruptcy court, but Bally Sports Ohio, partially owned by the Cincinnati Reds, is not part of the proceedings. Despite considerations to drop the Reds, their game ratings were high. Bally Sports plans to broadcast games for most MLB teams next season, excluding the Guardians and Rangers. Deals with NBA teams have been approved, while negotiations with the NHL are ongoing. MLB seeks a more defined broadcast plan from Bally Sports. The Reds' games are expected to remain on Bally Sports Ohio until at least the end of 2024, but future revenue uncertainties could affect team spending. The Atlanta Braves, part of a publicly traded company, reported profitable third-quarter results, which may reflect positively on the Reds' financials. Former Reds pitchers Sonny Gray, Kevin Gausman, and Luis Castillo placed in the top five for the American League Cy Young Award, won by Gerrit Cole.

Three Reds rookies got Rookie of the Year votes

14 Nov 2023  |  redlegnation.com
The Rookie of the Year Award was announced with Corbin Carroll winning in the National League. Three Cincinnati Reds rookies, Matt McLain, Elly De La Cruz, and Spencer Steer, received votes but did not make the top three. McLain finished 5th, Steer 6th, and De La Cruz tied for 7th. The Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player Awards are to be announced in the following days.

The Rule 5 Draft: Decision Day for the Cincinnati Reds

14 Nov 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
The Cincinnati Reds face crucial decisions regarding their 40-man roster to protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Rece Hinds and Jacob Hurtubise are strong candidates for addition due to their impressive performances. Hinds, a top prospect, showed significant improvement mid-season, while Hurtubise had a breakout year despite concerns about his exit velocity. The Reds' current roster already includes numerous outfielders, complicating decisions. Pitchers Christian Roa and Jose Acuna are also potential additions, though each has distinct strengths and weaknesses. The Reds have three open spots and may engage in trades to optimize their roster.

Cincinnati Reds sign catcher/first baseman P.J. Higgins

13 Nov 2023  |  Redleg Nation
The Cincinnati Reds have signed P.J. Higgins for the 2024 season on a minor league deal with an invite to big league spring training. Higgins, a 30-year-old catcher and first baseman, has previously played for the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2023, he performed well in Triple-A, hitting .306/.382/.476. The Reds aim to replace their Triple-A catchers who left for free agency, positioning Higgins as a potential third catching option for the major league team.

Reds MiLB Notebook: Ricardo Cabrera to play in Australia

11 Nov 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
Ricardo Cabrera, a top Cincinnati Reds prospect, will play for the Perth Heat in the Australian Baseball League this winter. Cabrera, who recently turned 19, had an impressive minor league season and will join other young talents like Jai Hewitt and Nehomar Ochoa Jr. in Australia. Other Reds prospects, including Darcy Longstaff and Ben Walmsley, are also participating in the league with different teams. Most games will be available to watch for free on the Baseball+ App or online.

2024 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects: 1

10 Nov 2023  |  www.redsminorleagues.com
The article presents the top five prospects for the Cincinnati Reds in 2024, highlighting their strengths, areas for improvement, and performance statistics. Noelvi Marte, Rhett Lowder, Edwin Arroyo, Connor Phillips, and Cam Collier are featured, with detailed evaluations of their skills and potential. The piece emphasizes the players' backgrounds, including their acquisition and development within the Reds' system, and sets the stage for upcoming detailed scouting reports.

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Volleyball: The Hottest Ticket at Rio Olympics

09 Dec 2015  |  BBC
The article discusses the high demand for volleyball tickets at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, indicating that it is the most sought-after event by Brazilians, even more than the men's 100m final featuring Usain Bolt or football with Neymar. The journalist, Doug Gray, explores the reasons behind volleyball's popularity in Brazil.
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