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Aroldis Chapman Threw 62 Fastest Pitches In MLB During 2015

Oct 5, 2015 1:33 PM

Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system.

Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, MLB said after Sunday's regular-season finales. 


Chapman's averaged 99.98 on his fastball for the season.


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Reds Could Bring Bryan Price Back For 2016

Sep 29, 2015 4:24 PM

The Cincinnati Reds are considering retaining Bryan Price for the 2016 season despite a disappointing year.

However, no staff decisions will be made until after the season, according to Major League sources.

The belief would be that Price can't be blamed for injuries and trades that depleted the roster.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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Manfred To Make Decision On Pete Rose By End Of Year

Sep 25, 2015 4:24 PM

Rob Manfred told Pete Rose during a meeting on Thursday that he would decide on his request for reinstatement before the end of 2015.

The meeting was held at Major League Baseball's offices in Manhattan.

Rose met Manfred with his representatives for a little less than two hours, but was given no indication of how Manfred plans to rule.

Numerous sources have told ESPN's Outside the Lines they do not expect Manfred to reinstate Rose, who agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an investigation by MLB concluded he bet on games involving his Cincinnati Reds team while managing and playing.

T.J. Quinn/ESPN

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Reds Looking To Add At Least One Starting Pitcher This Winter

Sep 21, 2015 7:06 AM

Walt Jocketty doesn't think the Cincinnati Reds are that far away from contending and is planning to "retool" this winter.

The Reds traded away pitchers Mike Leake and Johnny Cueto at the July deadline to help build for the future.

"This was the time you kind of step back and rebuild it a little ... not rebuild, but retool," Jocketty said. "We're not that far away."

Jocketty says Cincinnati will look to add at least one veteran pitcher this offseason and perhaps more.

Rick Hummel/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brandon Finnegan: Royals 'Screwed Me Over This Year'

Sep 8, 2015 7:15 AM

Brandon Finnegan, who was part of the package the Kansas City Royals sent the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Cueto, isn't happy with how his former team used him this season.

The Royals used Finnegan as both a starter and reliever prior to the trade.

"The Royals kind of screwed me over this year," Finnegan said. "I wouldn't have done what I did if it wasn't for them last year. But you could tell they just didn't have a clue what to do with me."

The Reds declared Finnegan a starter when they acquired him in July. He started games at TCU and later in 2014 with the Royals. In a surprise move Cincinnati will promote him on Tuesday and use him out of the bullpen.

"I like starting," said Finnegan, selected 17th overall by the Royals in the June draft last year. "Once I'm in that mentality, it's one of those things where it can get pretty scary for other people. Getting back into it has been tough, but I've got a great team to do it with. These guys have been very welcoming."

Jonathan Lintner/Courier-Journal

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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Reds Expected To Move On Without Bryan Price

Sep 4, 2015 4:20 PM

Bryan Price's job appears to be in jeopardy with the Cincinnati Reds and many expect the club to move on without the manager.

Barry Larkin has been rumored to be the most likely successor.

Price might not be the only change coming in Cincinnati.

Walt Jocketty seems to be "planning on being there next year," according to someone who has spoken to him recently, but some believe he could move into a different role in the front office.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Owner: Bryan Price Safe With Reds

Aug 28, 2015 12:13 PM

Bob Castellini isn't happy with how the Cincinnati Reds have played, but the owner isn't ready to dismiss Bryan Price yet.

"Bryan is our manager," Castellini told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We're not making a change this year."

Price has one more year left on his contract. The Reds have a starting rotation comprised of solely rookies following July trades of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.

"You look at everything after the season," Castellini said. "But that's not something we're going to get into now. Bryan's our manager."


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Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig Leave Game With Injuries

Aug 27, 2015 7:45 PM

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Reds with a bruised right knee after fouling a pitch off his leg in the third inning.

Yasiel Puig also left the game after pulling up when he beat out an infield single in the ninth inning.

Puig left a game last week in Oakland with tightness in his right hamstring. He missed 38 games earlier this season with a strained left hamstring.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said removing Gonzalez was a precautionary measure. Gonzalez said "absolutely, 100 percent" when was asked if he will return to the lineup Friday night against the Cubs.

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Giants Acquire Marlon Byrd From Reds

Aug 20, 2015 4:41 PM

The San Francisco Giants have acquired Marlon Byrd from the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati will receive Double-A right-hander Stephen Johnson.

The Giants will likely option Ryan Lollis to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Byrd.

Dieter Kurtenbach/KNBR

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds Have Had 'Zero Conversations' About Waiver Trades

Aug 19, 2015 1:33 PM

The Cincinnati Reds haven't discussed possible waiver trades with other clubs this month, according to Walt Jocketty.

"We've had zero conversations at this point," Jocketty said.

Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker, Brayan Pena and Manny Parra are among the players on Cincinnati's roster that would likely clear waivers.

John Fay/Cincinnati Equirer

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Reds Had Cueto Trade Done With Another Team Before Royals Stepped In
Walt Jocketty told MLB Network Radio that he nearly dealt Johnny Cueto to an undisclosed team before the Royals stepped in with a better offer.

MLB Network Radio

Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Aroldis Chapman
The Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mets, Reds Worked Overnight On Bruce Deal
The issue between the two clubs as of Thursday night was whether or not Zack Wheeler alone was enough to complete a trade.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Giants Acquire Mike Leake From Reds For Adam Duvall, Keury Mella
Mike Leake was 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts for the Reds this season.

Sources: Mets Trying To Land Jay Bruce
If the Mets are able to land Bruce, Zack Wheeler would most likely be headed to the Reds.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Diamondbacks Waiting For Answer From Reds On Chapman
The Diamondbacks made a proposal to the Reds for Aroldis Chapman and are awaiting an answer, according to a source.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Sources: Blue Jays Considering Mike Leake
Toronto is looking for the best trade in terms of pitcher and acquisition cost.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Reds Examining Offers For Aroldis Chapman
It remains to be seen if the Reds are committed to trading the closer in the manner they were with Johnny Cueto, who was dealt on Sunday.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds
Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar
If the Tigers determine they can remain in the American League Wild Card race, they have eyes on Mike Leake.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Royals Send Finnegan, Two Prospects To Reds For Cueto
Johnny Cueto is 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA this season.

Ownership Gives Reds Green Light To Sell At Deadline
It remains unclear who will be dealt over the next week, but Johnny Cueto is expected to be moved.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Orioles Are Interested In Jay Bruce, Justin Upton
Dan Duquette is serious about adding an outfield bat, according to Major League sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Reds Didn't Want Cueto Pitching For Another Team In ASG
One of the reasons why the Reds didn't trade Johnny Cueto prior to the All-Star break is that they didn't want him pitching in the All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park for another club.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Aroldis Chapman Fastest To 500 Ks
Aroldis Chapman needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts.

Reds Prefer Not To Package Cueto, Chapman In Trade
Aroldis Chapman still has one season left of club control, while Johnny Cueto will hit the free agent market this winter.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Dodgers Covet Cueto, But Won't Deal Top Prospects
The Dodgers won't be content with simply another playoff appearance this fall, they have eyes on playing in the World Series.

Tim Kurkjian/ESPN

Chapman Isn't Worried About Potential Trade
Aroldis Chapman, who pitched late for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at his home ballpark, may soon be changing addresses.

Associated Press

Manfred 'Committed' To Hearing Pete Rose's Class
Rob Manfred remains "committed" to giving Pete Rose a thorough hearing in Rose's bid for reinstatement to the game, and that he plans to meet with Rose at a yet-to-be-determined date.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Bryan Price States Case To Remain Reds' Manager
Bryan Price remains confident he's still the "right guy'' to get the Reds back in contention.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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