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Royals Send Finnegan, Two Prospects To Reds For Cueto

Jul 26, 2015 12:55 PM

The Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Reds on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a ace for the front of their rotation.

The Royals also received cash considerations in the deal, which saw Kansas City send left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed to Cincinnati.

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Terms Agreement

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Ownership Gives Reds Green Light To Sell At Deadline

Jul 23, 2015 2:29 PM

Cincinnati Reds CEO Bob Castellini has given the front office the green light to sell off at the trade deadline.

It remains unclear who will be dealt over the next week, but Johnny Cueto is expected to be moved.

"If it makes sense, but we're not going to give away players," Walt Jocketty said.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Are Interested In Jay Bruce, Justin Upton

Jul 20, 2015 9:50 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in Jay Bruce and Justin Upton as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, according to a report.

Baltimore has also inquired about Carlos Gomez, who is a similar player to Adam Jones in center field.

Dan Duquette is serious about adding an outfield bat, according to Major League sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds Didn't Want Cueto Pitching For Another Team In ASG

Jul 20, 2015 9:25 AM

One of the reasons why the Cincinnati 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.

Cueto didn't make the National League All-Star team as a member of the Reds.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Aroldis Chapman Fastest To 500 Ks

Jul 19, 2015 7:10 PM

Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman has set a major league record for the fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts.

Chapman, who routinely throws over 100 mph, reached the mark when he fanned pinch-hitter Giovanny Urshela to end the 10th inning Sunday in Cincinnati's loss to the Cleveland Indians.

The hard-throwing lefty needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Reds Prefer Not To Package Cueto, Chapman In Trade

Jul 17, 2015 4:33 PM

The Cincinnati Reds would prefer not to package Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman in the same trade.

Cincinnati is believed to be entertaining offers for both pitchers, but there has been no confirmation that they plan to move Chapman.

Chapman still has one season left of club control, while Cueto will hit the free agent market this winter.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Covet Cueto, But Won't Deal Top Prospects

Jul 16, 2015 6:40 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers won't be content with simply another playoff appearance this fall, they have eyes on playing in the World Series.

The Dodgers are short on starting pitching and would love to acquire Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds, according to sources.

However, they won't part with their top young prospects, notably shortstop Corey Seager, to get a deal done.

Tim Kurkjian/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chapman Isn't Worried About Potential Trade

Jul 15, 2015 11:06 AM

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.

The Cincinnati Reds are entertaining offers for the left-handed closer.

"It is something that is part of the game but out of my control," Chapman said, with trainer Tomas Vera translating. "I won't worry about it. It is up to the front office what happens."

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Manfred 'Committed' To Hearing Pete Rose's Class

Jul 14, 2015 5:03 PM

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.

Rose was banned in 1989 for misconduct related to gambling. He submitted a formal request for reinstatement in March.

"There's no change with respect to the process with Pete Rose," Manfred said at a Baseball Writers' Association of America luncheon Tuesday. "The review of the original investigatory material is ongoing. I frankly was surprised at how much material there was to be reviewed. We're taking a fresh look at all of that.

"I remain committed to the idea that Mr. Rose deserves an opportunity to tell me, in whatever format he feels most comfortable, whatever he wants me to know about the issue. I'm sure there will be an in-person meeting. I want to schedule it at a time when I'm comfortable I have a good grasp of all the factual material."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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Bryan Price States Case To Remain Reds' Manager

Jul 14, 2015 4:58 PM

Bryan Price remains confident he's still the "right guy" to get the Cincinnati Reds back in contention.

The Reds are eight games under .500 and more than 15 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. Several Reds have found themselves in trade rumors as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

Price said he understands that he's going to be the focus of scrutiny and be perceived as on the "hot seat'' given the team's uninspired play this season.

"I know the job of a manager is to create a healthy environment where you win on a regular basis," Price said. "That certainly has been challenging in my two years here. I'm not averse at all to being criticized. That's a part of my job and I understand the speculation. I get it.

"I still feel like I am the right guy [for the job] here. I just feel like I have an understanding of what we need to do to turn the corner and to be the type of team and organization we aspire to be."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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Cueto Believed To Be Houston's Top Target
The Astros could look to add before the non-waiver trade deadline and Johnny Cueto of the Reds appears to be their top target, according to people familiar with their thinking.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Todd Frazier Wins Home Run Derby
Todd Frazier edged Joc Pederson in the final round 15-14 to win the Home Run Derby on Monday night in Cincinnati.

Johnny Cueto Throws Tantrum
The frustrated Reds lost to the Marlins by the score of 8-1 on Sunday.

Reds Likely To Deal Jay Bruce?
The Reds could sell off a number of parts this month, but Jay Bruce is as good a bet as anyone to be traded.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros Looking For Hard-Throwing Bullpen Arm
The Astros have one of the better bullpens in baseball, but Jeff Luhnow says he's still on the lookout for additions.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Should Royals Go After Johnny Cueto?
The Royals have a 4.5-game lead in the American League Central, but Christina Kahrl writes that Dayton Moore should look to acquire Johnny Cueto ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Royals Have Interest In Cueto, Leake, Zobrist
The Royals are looking for upgrades on the trade market and have cast a wide net.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Outside The Lines Has Evidence Pete Rose Bet On Games As Player
ESPN's Outside The Lines claims to have betting slips that prove Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player during the 1986 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Can Todd Frazier Sustain His Power Explosion?
The Reds third baseman has a 22.4% home run/fly ball rate, which may be primed for regression.

Owen Watson/Fangraphs

Devin Mesoraco To Have Season-Ending Surgery
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will have surgery on June 29 to repair his left hip impingement.

Yankees, Giants Scouting Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake
The Yankees have more than one need, but they have been scouting the Reds while looking to upgrade their starting rotation.

George A. King III/New York Post

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Reds To Try Devin Mesoraco In Left Field
Devin Mesoraco has been suffering from a hip impingement, which has kept him from working behind the plate.

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds Haven't Indicated Whether They Are Ready To Trade Cueto
The Reds are fading out of the playoff picture, but they haven't indicated to Johnny Cueto's agent whether or not they plan to trade the pitcher.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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