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2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Lyon Richardson Is #10!

And by the slimmest of margins.

The 2020 offseason will be known for the epic battle between Packy Naughton and Lyon Richardson for who should be the #10 prospect in the organization. By the tiniest of margins, you decided that man should be Lyon Richardson. The gap of votes for this decision was just four votes. Four. If you think voting doesn’t matter, you’re wrong! Democracy in action! Now, we move to the teens.

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Red Reposter - Reds interested in Brock Holt, sign Jesse Biddle

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Brock Holt’s nickname is ‘Brock Star.’

I’m not making this up. It’s right there on his Baseball Reference page.

Now 31, the Brock Star is a free agent fresh off another solid season serving as the Swiss Army knife of the Boston Red Sox, and his versatility is apparently in pretty high demand this winter. In fact, you can count the Cincinnati Reds among a number of teams who have interest in the shortstop/2B/bus driver/falafel...

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Reds sign former first-round pick Jesse Biddle

The Reds have signed left-handed reliever Jesse Biddle to a minor league contract, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. Biddle’s the second veteran reliever the Reds have added on a minors pact this week. They previously picked up former White Sox standout Nate Jones on a low-risk accord. As recently as 2018, Biddle was a standout in his own right. The former first-round pick (2010, Phillies) fired 63 2/3 innings...

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Aaron Michael

2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Tyler Callihan Is #9!

Scouts love his bat. Will be able to find a position?

Things are starting to get more murky and a bit more weird here in this year’s CPR. Like I said from the get go the top of the order might be an argument but was pretty clear on what names should be there. Now, that we’ve gotten into the bottom part of the top ten variability starts to ramp up a notch. Tyler Callihan is a good prospect and one to be excited for. But, it’s also hard to get excited for a guy that just finished...

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Trevor Bauer trolls Astros with bandage T-shirt

Trevor Bauer has long been one of the most outspoken critics of the Houston Astros. Back in the 2018 season, he accused their pitchers of using substances to increase their spin rate and therefore improve their performance. He has long suggested the Astros were up to no good, and the findings of MLB this week have somewhat validated his criticisms. That’s why it was no surprise to see what Bauer is doing now. The Cincinnati Reds pitcher is selling shirts on his shop mocking the Astros over...

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2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Michael Siani Is Your #8 Prospect!

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The slicking fielding center fielder gets himself into the Top 10.

Michael Siani seems to still have your eye. You jumped him over Tyler Callihan, which MLB.com has as the Reds #5 prospect. Siani does have his question marks, but also is exciting enough to dream on. His glove will definitely play, but we’re looking to see if he can make some jumps in offense. If he can keep his plate discipline while growing into some power a bit that would...

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Wick Terrell

2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Stuart Fairchild is your #7 prospect!

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The former 2nd round pick looks set to take AAA by storm in 2020.

Stuart Fairchild checks in next on the 2020 Community Prospect Rankings, fresh off a blistering finish to a 2019 season that saw him reach AA to much aplomb. A natural CF with a polished college pedigree, odds are he reaches AAA this year, and there’s a slight chance he might even begin the season there depending on how the rest of the team’s OF depth shakes out.

As...

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Cincinnati Reds sign RHP Nate Jones to minor league contract

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Tons of potential, but tons of injuries...which Nate Jones with the Reds end up with?

When a team gets the chance to sign a reliever with a career ERA+ of 135, odds are it’s a chance that’s worth jumping at, especially if it comes with the incredibly low risk of being a minor league deal. That’s precisely what happened last night with the Cincinnati Reds and veteran righty Nate Jones, as the two came to just such an agreement, as The Athletic’s C....

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Philadelphia Phillies claim OF Nick Martini

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The OF had been DFA’d by the Cincinnati Reds last week.

It was a quick six week cameo as a member of the Cincinnati Reds for OF Nick Martini. The 29 year old was claimed off waivers from Oakland at the end of November, but was the unlucky member of the 40-man roster to be designated for assignment last week when the Reds announced the official signing of Shogo Akiyama. And while there was some hope he might slip through waivers and...

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2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Tony Santillan Is Your #6 Prospect!

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The fireballer from Texas finally makes the list.

While his 2019 wasn’t anything to write home about, Tony Santillan is a prospect that still has plenty of shine. You obviously think so because you didn’t sour on him near as much as I thought may be possible. If he can come back out in 2020 and show the control he found in 2018, I think Santillan could make a very fast rise in the Reds system. He has all the tools to make a significant impact,...

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Red Reposter - Interest in Corey Seager, MLB hammers Astros

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Monday links!

MLB trades generally fall into one of three specific categories. If you’re someone who has watched the Cincinnati Reds for years, your recent memory is stuffed with examples of the most common kind, that being bad teams shipping off established veterans to rebuild...err, reboot for a newer, far off window. The second has become slightly muddied due to the increasing importance some teams have placed on the luxury tax, but its premise is...

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2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Jonathan India is your #5 Prospect!

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The 2018 1st round pick rounds out the Top 5.

The 1st round pick of the Cincinnati Reds back in 2018, Jonathan India rode a .414 OBP through his 34 games in Chattanooga after his mid-season promotion to AA in 2019. That was the lone real bright spot of his year, however, as his power numbers largely took a step back last year.

That said, he was up against a tough offensive environment both in Chattanooga and in Daytona, where he spent the bulk of his 2019...

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Reds avoid arbitration with Trevor Bauer

The Reds have worked out a deal with right-hander Trevor Bauer, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). He’ll pitch for $17.5M in 2020 rather than going to a third-straight hearing. The MLBTR/Matt Swartz model projected a beefier raise than the $4.5M that Bauer will ultimately receive. But as Matt explained recently in a detailed breakdown of Bauer’s case, the model’s predicted $5.6M raise (to a $18.6M salary) felt a bit lofty when examining specific recent comps. It’s...

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Cincinnati Reds avoid arbitration with five players, including Trevor Bauer

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Checking in on the five unsigned arb-eligibles at the deadline to submit figures for 2020.

News broke in rapid succession as today’s deadline for teams and players to submit their arbitration figures came and went. It’s always a much easier, less messy thing to come to an agreement on a contract for the upcoming season as this deadline approaches than it is to see the two sides submit figures that are significantly apart, as that...

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Cincinnati Reds avoid arbitration with Michael Lorenzen

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No awkward arbitration hearing for Mikey’s biceps this year.

The deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to submit their 2020 contract offers and demands was today, January 10th, and naturally that led to many instances of the two sides doing serious negotiating. The Cincinnati Reds, in particular, had five such players going through this process this year, and at least they managed to strike a deal with one of them and avoid a potential...

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2020 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Jose Garcia Is Your #4 Prospect!

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The people have spoken and Jonathan India slides.

The last two votes have been the first switch up we’ve really see from where national ranking are putting prospects, and that’s not a bad thing. What we’re mostly seeing from these votes is a valuing of offensive production coupled with defensive positional strength and versatility. I don’t think it means that anyone has really soured on Jonathan India but rather people still have high hopes...

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Reds reportedly showing trade interest in Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager

The Cincinnati Reds came into the winter ripe for an upgrade at shortstop, but they haven’t done much thus far. The club’s biggest move has been picking up the $5.5M option of light-hitting veteran Freddy Galvis. As things stand, Galvis is slated to enter 2020 as the Reds’ starter at short, though they have their sights set on a much more notable option.  Cincinnati has “shown interest in” the Dodgers’ Corey Seager throughout the offseason, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic....

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Report: Corey Seager drawing trade interest from Reds

Signing Mike Moustakas may not be the only upgrade that the Cincinnati Reds make to their infield this winter. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that the Reds have shown interest in Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager all offseason. Seager, who is still only 25 years old, looked sharp last season in his return from Tommy John surgery. He hit .272 with 19 home runs and 87 RBIs. Seager is also on track to become a free agent after the 2021 campaign. The timing here is...

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Friday’s arbitration deadline will help define the Reds budget for 2020

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Will it also reveal any plans for the future?

At noon tomorrow, January 10th, the current arbitration-eligible players across the MLB landscape and the teams who currently control their rights will reach a deadline, one that requires them to have their final contract offers/demands in for the 2020 season. For the Cincinnati Reds, that means a final submission of contract offers for five members of their current roster, headlined by starter Trevor Bauer.

The...

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Cincinnati Reds release full 2020 schedule, complete with start times

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Mark your calendars for some Reds baseball, folks.

We have known for awhile that the Cincinnati Red will begin their 2020 campaign on Thursday, March 26th, with the St. Louis Cardinals in town for Opening Day. What we didn’t yet know until today, though, was how the rest of the 2020 schedule would shake out, particularly regarding the start times for their road games.

That changed today, as the Reds announced the full details of their 2020 slate, so you...

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