Hot Stove

Playing the Chapman market

The GM meetings in Florida are over. Note: The San Diego Padres traded their shut-down closer, Craig Kimbrel, to the Boston Red Sox for four prospects. The weekend the Reds were to trade Aroldis Chapman ha... Read More...

Answer in the outfield

The Reds need an outfielder. Maybe two. Left field has been an issue since Ryan Ludwick injured his shoulder on Opening Day 2013. But it's not just LF that presents a concern. Billy Hamilton hasn't proven... Read More...

Phillips Trade Rumor

Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports) is reporting the Reds are talking to several clubs about Brandon Phillips. One specific trade mentioned would send Phillips to Arizona for second baseman Aaron Hill. Phillips has r... Read More...

Sign James Shields?

I don't have time to write a full post on this right now, but the fire is hot, so I'm striking. I read Jeff Todd's report at MLB Trade Rumors this morning speculating that the James Shields market may be wea... Read More...

Marlon Byrd rumor

Jon Morosi (Fox Sports) tweeted that the Reds and Phillies were close on a deal that would have sent OF Marlon Byrd to Cincinnati. Morosi doesn't indicate when these negotiations were taking place. He does say ... Read More...

Solving the two-step problem

It's rare when you're anxious in a good way for the next shoe to drop. The Reds front office has assured fans that the trades of Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon and Chris Heisey were just the first move in a two... Read More...

Trade target: Dexter Fowler

With the eventful winter meetings concluded, many players are on the move. The general consensus of the watchers, however, was that the offensive market moved really quickly and the pitching market is now start... Read More...

Cozart for Duda

The Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon trades accomplished several important goals for the Reds. The moves shed a combined $12.5 million in projected 2015 payroll. The club exchanged two years of team player control (... Read More...