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Mets are ‘favorites’ to sign Trevor Bauer

Bauer earned $17.5 million last season.

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Wick Terrell

So it must be Didi Gregorius to the Cincinnati Reds

The shortstop market shrank significantly on Tuesday.

After watching Freddy Galvis reach free agency earlier this winter, the Cincinnati Reds became one of several MLB franchises with serious question marks at the shortstop position. Conveniently enough, however, there were a plethora of high-caliber options either in free agency or on the trade market for them to window-shop, the only question being which one they’d choose.

Well, Tuesday afternoon helped their decision process...

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Report: Mets have made record-breaking offer to Trevor Bauer

Bauer is the best pitcher on the free agent market. The reigning NL Cy Young winner posted a 1.73 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, striking out 100 in 73 innings.

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Conflicting reports emerge about Mets' offer to Trevor Bauer

The Mets, Angels and Blue Jays have all been linked to Bauer in recent weeks, and other pitching-needy teams are surely at least keeping tabs on his market.

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Trevor Bauer Rumors: Conflicting Reports Emerge About Mets' Contract Offer

The New York Mets have interest in free-agent pitcher Trevor Bauer , although there are conflicting reports about the team's potential offer...

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Aaron Michael

2021 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: We Have Another Runoff!

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Make up your minds, fools.

Hey, we pretty much had a tie. Well, there was a separation of one vote but that isn’t good enough. So, figure it out. We need a majority rules on this one.

Jacob Heatherly, LHP, 22

Where he spent 2020: Instructs

What excites you: Good velocity, can generate swings and misses with curveball and slider.

What concerns you: Has struggled with command and a high walk rate in the minors.

Fangraphs page

The Reds selected Jacob...

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Wick Terrell

The one (other) thing the Cincinnati Reds aren’t doing this offseason

You’re well aware of the first.

The gross spend of the Cincinnati Reds in free agency at the big league level this winter has constituted, in total, the addition of pitcher Edgar Garcia on a league-minimum deal and the split-contract doled out to Kyle Farmer merely hours after he was technically non-tendered.

That’s it. That’s the joke dot meme.

Just one year removed from breaking from their years-long tradition of avoiding big spending on free agents like the plague, the Reds have...

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Aaron Michael

2021 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Ivan Johnson Is Your #13 Prospect

Now the young man will quickly have to figure it out after a long lay off.

When it comes to finding the the answer at a particular interest group sometimes it’s best to throw just throw stuff against the wall to see what sticks. You never know what prospect will pan out. Ivan Johnson is an interesting, and talented prospect the Reds were able to swipe in the 2019 draft. However, they were probably hoping to get to see more from him at this point in his career, but 2020 was not...

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Wick Terrell

Cincinnati Reds acquire LHP Cionel Perez from Houston Astros

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The lefty brings limited big league experience to the bullpen.

The purge of the Cincinnati Reds roster at the outset of the offseason trimmed their 40-man roster in a thorough fashion, and there was always a wonder how they’d end up using those roster spots as the season neared.

As it turns out, they’re using that flexibility to pluck fringe roster players off other clubs, clubs who are dipping into the free agent market despite fully 40-man...

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Report: Mets increasing focus on signing Trevor Bauer

The Mets have added several big-name players this offseason, including Carlos Carrasco, Francisco Lindor and James McCann. Signing Bauer would be the icing on the cake. 

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Brandon Kraeling

Reds acquire RHP Hector Perez from the Blue Jays

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Welcome to Reds Country, RHP Hector Perez!

The #Reds today acquired Perez from the Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. The 40-man roster is now at 36. pic.twitter.com/HfRhMSDlRW

— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 22, 2021

Add another projectable righty to the pile.

Perez is a victim of a small sample size last year, as he only pitched in 1 2?3 innings at the big league level, his debut. Eric Longenhagen at Fangraphs ranked him #37...

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Trevor Bauer Rumors: Mets 'Aren't Rushing' to Sign Star Free Agent to Contract

While the New York Mets may have interest in Trevor Bauer , they don't appear to be in any hurry to negotiate a deal with the reigning National League Cy Young winner...

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Fred Regorter

Dear Commissioner, is the NL going to have the DH after all?

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Your thoughts...

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Cincinnati Reds fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Despite the baseball season being just a few months away, there are still major decisions left to be made.

Last season, among the many other changes to the shortened season, every team in MLB featured a designated hitter for the first time in...

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These two teams are reportedly frontrunners for Trevor Bauer

The market for free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer appears to be heating up, but two teams may be at the forefront of it. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels are believed to be the teams with the best shot at Bauer at this time.

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Reds interested in four-time Gold Glove SS Andrelton Simmons?

Despite shedding salary for much of the offseason, the Reds are known to be in the market for a shortstop.

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Aaron Michael

2021 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Christian Roa If your #12 Prospect!

An advanced college arm? Yes please!

Christian Roa has yet to throw a pitch for the Cincinnati Reds, well in an actual game, but the high ceiling righty from Texas A&M looks to make noise and quickly rise up the ranks on his quest to become a MLB pitcher.

Ivan Johnson, SS/2B, 22

Where he spent 2020: Alternate site/instructs

What excites you: His offense. Has a little power in the bat and showed a willingness to walk in his first stint.

What concerns you: His hit tool a bit and ability to...

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Dodgers have made contact with Trevor Bauer's camp

It appears the Dodgers have entered the market for top free agent hurler Trevor Bauer.

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Blue Jays could still pursue Trevor Bauer after signing George Springer?

The free-spending Toronto Blue Jays might not be done yet in the free-agent market.

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Blue Jays could still be in on Trevor Bauer despite George Springer signing?

A number of teams across Major League Baseball are interested in Bauer,  including the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Los  Angeles Dodgers, among others.

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Cy Schourek

Ban the Red Hats, Forever

Here’s the thing, we’re not going back to pre-2016. There’s no putting the toothpaste back in the tube when in this case the “toothpaste” is a fascist and white nationalist movement trying to send me to a death camp and, also, is well-represented in Congress.

Acknowledging that, there are two facts to keep in mind.

These no-goodniks wear red hats The team we all love and tolerate also wears red hats

As peaceable Reds fans, we have no choice but to tell the Reds to stop wearing red...

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