CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Cincinnati Reds 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

04-22

comment icon

26

Rubbing Mud: Bryan Price's Other Sins
by
Matthew Trueblood

04-20

comment icon

3

Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell
by
R.J. Anderson

04-01

comment icon

2

Every Team's Moneyball: Cincinnati Reds: Go Your Own Way, Young Man
by
Brendan Gawlowski

03-20

comment icon

16

Rubbing Mud: The Reds Chose the Wrong Time to Move Cingrani
by
Matthew Trueblood

03-17

comment icon

4

Rumor Roundup: Tony Cingrani Won't Start, to Start
by
Chris Mosch

02-09

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon
by
R.J. Anderson

02-09

comment icon

0

Rumor Roundup: Dayan Viciedo's Home Runs Are the Least Wanted Home Runs
by
Daniel Rathman

02-04

comment icon

8

Daisy Cutter: Welcome Back, Votto
by
Sahadev Sharma

01-28

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: Reds' Mes Around
by
R.J. Anderson

01-05

comment icon

6

Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed
by
R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-12

comment icon

10

Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed
by
R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

12-09

comment icon

5

Fantasy Team Preview: Cincinnati Reds
by
Bret Sayre

11-21

comment icon

26

2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
by
Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

09-19

comment icon

1

Pebble Hunting: Cueto's Quirks
by
Sam Miller

09-12

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
by
R.J. Anderson

09-03

comment icon

3

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 3
by
Matthew Kory

08-18

comment icon

3

Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
by
R.J. Anderson

05-05

comment icon

14

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

comment icon

18

Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
by
Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-10

comment icon

12

Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-10

comment icon

2

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 402: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
by
Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-18

comment icon

11

Transaction Analysis: What We Would Say About a Homer Bailey Extension
by
Sam Miller

02-03

comment icon

35

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

01-21

comment icon

0

Rumor Roundup: Bringing Back Bailey
by
Daniel Rathman

12-04

comment icon

7

Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
by
R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

12-02

comment icon

2

Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North
by
R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

11-22

comment icon

6

Raising Aces: Bush League: Robert Stephenson
by
Doug Thorburn

11-11

comment icon

28

One Move: National League Central
by
Craig Goldstein

10-23

comment icon

1

Transaction Analysis: Le Freak, C'est Chic
by
R.J. Anderson

10-22

comment icon

8

Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline
by
Craig Goldstein

10-07

comment icon

5

Overthinking It: Dusty Baker and the Modern Manager's Survival Manual
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-02

comment icon

9

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap: Pirates 6, Reds 2
by
Colin Wyers

10-01

comment icon

1

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 297: NL Wild Card Game Preview/Adam J. Morris on the Rangers
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

comment icon

13

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-01

comment icon

11

Advance Scouting Series: Shin-Soo Choo
by
Ron Shah

09-26

comment icon

1

What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
by
Daniel Rathman

09-24

comment icon

7

What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications
by
Daniel Rathman

09-23

comment icon

3

What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments
by
Daniel Rathman

09-19

comment icon

11

Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited Responsibly
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-19

comment icon

7

What You Need to Know: Weirdest Baseball
by
Daniel Rathman

09-12

comment icon

2

Skewed Left: Three Narratives About the NL Central's Crowded Playoff Picture
by
Zachary Levine

09-09

comment icon

2

What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts
by
Daniel Rathman

09-06

comment icon

7

What You Need to Know: Thursday's Wild Card Contender Drama
by
Daniel Rathman

09-03

comment icon

2

The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
by
Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

08-30

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 277: C. Trent Rosecrans on Sabermetrics, the Reds, and the Hazards of Beat Writing
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

comment icon

6

Sporer Report: September Scheduling
by
Paul Sporer

06-10

comment icon

17

Pebble Hunting: The Worst a Team Ever Did in the Draft
by
Sam Miller

03-22

comment icon

36

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

03-04

comment icon

0

MLBDepthCharts: Cincinnati Reds
by
Jason Martinez

02-25

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 147: 2013 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
by
Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 22, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Bryan Price's Other Sins

26

Matthew Trueblood

Rant or no rant, it hasn't been a great month for the Reds manager.

Bryan Price went rather out of his mind for a little over five minutes Monday. There’s certainly nothing good to be said about Price in this: his harangue of C. Trent Rosecrans was unprovoked and abusive, ranking somewhere just behind Hal McRae’s violent tantrum some 20 years ago in the all-time ranking of regrettable managerial behavior. Venting about an umpire or a fan base or a dirty slide is one thing; a direct, unwarranted five-minute rebuke of a fellow professional is another. Price’s apology was 10 times too soft for my taste, as was the Reds’ apparent willingness to shrug off the incident without some form of disciplinary action. Still, everyone has ugly moments, and perhaps it’s for the best that everyone appears to be moving on from this one.

Still and all, I think we should have a non-rant-based conversation about Price, who has been employed as an MLB pitching coach or manager for 15 seasons now, almost perfectly continuously. He was the Mariners’ pitching coach from 2001-06, migrated to Arizona from 2007 through early 2009 (when he resigned in support of fired manager Bob Melvin), then took over the Reds pitching staff after that season. He turned around the Reds, although one could also say that the Reds’ scouting and development teams turned around the Reds. In either case, Reds pitchers had a remarkable run from 2010-2013. Price successfully developed Mike Leake as a big-league starter without Leake spending a day in the minors. Homer Bailey made start-stop progress for a time, but eventually broke out, under Price’s tutelage. In 2012, the Reds’ top five starters (Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, Bailey and Leake) made 161 of their 162 regular-season starts, and only a doubleheader cost them the other game. The team’s bullpen was one of the deepest and most dominant in the league in 2012 and 2013, despite relying somewhat heavily on cast-offs and guys who waited until their late 20s or longer to make good in the big leagues.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Rays Grant Balfour Farewell

3

R.J. Anderson

The Rays release their closer, the Dodgers pick up the Reds' scraps, and other roster moves from the weekend.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

How the Reds have converted prospect after prospect into major leaguers.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the external Cuban pursuit of the White Sox and internal player development machine of the Reds.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

Read the full article...

Tony Cingrani might finally be in the position where he's most likely to succeed, but the Reds aren't.

Tony Cingrani is headed to the bullpen for the Reds. He’s not happy about it, but that’s where he’s going. Cincinnati manager Bryan Price announced as much on Monday; Chris Mosch covered the transition in Tuesday’s Rumor Roundup. With Homer Bailey starting the season on the disabled list, there are three open spots in the Reds’ rotation, but Cingrani will no longer compete for one of them. Instead, Price will select three of Raisel Iglesias, Anthony DeSclafani, Paul Maholm and Jason Marquis to chug through opponents’ first 18 or 20 batters early in the season.

It would be too harsh to call this decision stupid or unconscionable, but it seems too little to simply call it wrong. Even if Cingrani weren’t angry about the change, the Reds would have dropped the ball. Chris gave a quick overview of the reasons for the switch—Cingrani’s extreme, fastball-heavy approach, his troublesome medical track record, and the team’s desire to plug permanent solutions into the two permanently vacant rotation spots, rather than get caught in a numbers game when Bailey returns and lose Marquis or Maholm in the process. It’s easy enough to see what the Reds are thinking here. That’s why it’s so frustrating that they missed the mark so badly and botched the decision.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 17, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tony Cingrani Won't Start, to Start

4

Chris Mosch

The Reds move the promising young pitcher to the bullpen, while the Mets have an eye on Brian Matusz.

Reds moving Tony Cingrani to bullpen
After outperforming all expectations during his rookie season, Tony Cingrani’s sophomore campaign was one that he surely wanted to put behind him. Unfortunately for the 25-year-old, his 2015 season is already off to a rough start with Reds manager Bryan Price informing Cingrani on Monday that he will start the season in the bullpen.

Cingrani’s deceptive delivery helped his low-90s fastball generate more whiffs than either Matt Harvey or Shelby Miller in 2013, but the league adjusted the next season and the southpaw was unable to effectively counter. He did mix in his slider and changeup more frequently but still relied on his fastball three out of every four pitches, with opposing hitters squaring the offering up more frequently and with more authority to the tune of a .210 isolated power.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 9, 2015 6:04 am

Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon

0

R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox extend Wade Miley, the Reds land Burke Badenhop, and the Rangers sign both halves of a left-field platoon.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The Reds apparently will pass on the former White Sox slugger, while the Marlins are sniffing Frankie Rodriguez.

Reds considered, likely to pass on Dayan Viciedo
Power hitters can be hard to come by these days, so players who crank 21 homers and collect 46 total extra-base hits don’t often get released the following winter. Dayan Viciedo, who on January 12th agreed to terms with the White Sox on a $4.4 million salary for 2015, became a rare exception to that rule just 26 days later. Chicago ultimately decided to cut him loose and pocket most of the money, save for the $721,311 in termination pay that Viciedo is still owed.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 4, 2015 6:00 am

Daisy Cutter: Welcome Back, Votto

8

Sahadev Sharma

Why the 2015 season will be better with a healthy Joey Votto.

When Theo Esptein was introduced as president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs in November of 2011 he said, "To me, baseball is better with tradition, baseball is better with history, baseball is better with fans who care, baseball is better in ballparks like this, baseball is better during the day. And baseball is best of all when you win."

It’s a bit hokey, but yeah, I can get on board with most of that. However, I would add one more thing to that list: Baseball is better with Joey Votto. The star first baseman has become a favorite in the advanced-stats community and a pariah for some old schoolers who believe he doesn’t do enough at the plate. It’s an oft-debated topic, one that likely got a little worn out at times, but certainly sparked some spirited discussions.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 28, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Reds' Mes Around

2

R.J. Anderson

Cincinnati locks up its breakout catcher, while Jack Z retains his two old pairs of jeans.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 5, 2015 12:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed

6

R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

Marlon Byrd flies to Cincinnati, the Rockies upgrade defensively at catcher, the Cubs add an outfielder, and Manny Banuelos lands in Atlanta after six years in the Yankees system.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

December 12, 2014 12:05 am

Transaction Analysis: The Pitchers the Reds Shed

10

R.J. Anderson, Zachary Levine and Jordan Gorosh

Mat Latos goes to Miami and Alfredo Simon goes to Detroit, and another trade might be coming for the Reds rotation.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

December 9, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Cincinnati Reds

5

Bret Sayre

Injuries doomed the Reds to a fourth-place finish in 2014, but there are still four fantasy studs in the Queen City.

The Reds were coming off two straight 90-plus win seasons heading into 2014, and featured almost exactly the same roster that had vaulted them to consecutive playoff appearances for the first time since 1976 (if you consider losing the Wild Card Game a playoff appearance). However, Bryan Price’s first season as manager was filled with injuries and disappointment—leading to 76 wins and a distant fourth-place finish in the NL Central.

Fortunately for the Reds, returning talent in 2015 is the easy part. Keeping it collectively on the field and productive is going to be a different story. And while they’ve been involved in trade talks for an outfielder—usually dangling one of their soon-to-be-free-agent pitchers—any 2015 success in the Queen City will be heavily based on the names you know bouncing back to the levels you’re accustomed to. And that won’t be helped by their farm system either, which despite having some interesting players, isn’t set up for immediate contribution.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries