General manager Dick Williams landed value for Dan Straily, but that potential payoff is likely years down the road. Trading away Brandon Phillips actually doesn't hurt Cincinnati's ZiPS evaluation much.
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Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson have already produced in the majors, but they're not the only prospects who can help their clubs this season.
Scott Feldman said Tuesday that he has turned down the opportunity to pitch in the World Baseball Classic for Israel, choosing instead to get ready to fill a spot in the Reds' rotation.
Stephenson made a less-than-impressive debut in the majors last year, so all eyes will be on him to redeem himself this upcoming season.
The Cincinnati Reds have an opening at second base after they traded Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves for a pair of pitching prospects.
Jason Heyward to center? Matt Wieters to L.A.? And who is Francis Martes? Position changes, trades and breakthroughs will make news before Opening Day.
By dealing Brandon Phillips, the Reds part ways with a former All-Star in the last year of his contract to clear space for their infield of the future.
Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst
According to club sources Phillips passed physical. He also gets no-trade protection from #Braves and assignment bonus.
Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst
The Atlanta Braves have acquired second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. For the Reds this was about giving him a graceful exit. They had no leverage so they didn't ask for much of anything in return. The Braves became a good fit for Phillips and the Reds didn't want to stand in his way, although they could have. This trade was vastly preferable to a release after going through what would have been an awkward spring since Reds are committed to going with Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera at second. This trade is not a win for the Reds in terms of return which is close to nothing according to sources from both teams. Just avoiding tough times and getting on with with Reds rebuilding good enough reasons for them to make the trade. For the Braves they get a gold glove second baseman who can still play and a solid place holder until Braves top prospect Ozzie Albies is ready in 2018. The reason we are not releasing names of players going to Cincinnati is this deal has the final hurdle of a physical on Phillips and it's not a slam dunk at this point. Would not be fair to name the 2 other players if the physical doesn't pass and the trade falls through.
Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. The second baseman is headed to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-player trade.
Invitations to camp can mean first glances for prospects and last chances for veterans like Josh Hamilton. Who should be on your spring scorecard?
Thanks to torn labrums in both hips and another one in his shoulder, Devin Mesoraco played in only 39 games during the first two years of his four-year, $28 million contract with the Reds. It appears 2017 will be a now-or-never proposition for him.
Cincinnati has signed former Tampa Bay Rays top prospect Desmond Jennings to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Thursday.
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey won't throw for four to six weeks and will probably start the season on the disabled list.
Joey Votto is a great student of hitting and finished with a .326/.434/.550 line in 2016. It's possible that the 33-year-old could still put up a .400 OBP at age 40.
A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.
The rebuilding Reds have assembled a promising crew of likely big leaguers, and drafting Nick Senzel last year gave them a potential All-Star.
Dustin Pedroia getting down and dirty. Trea Turner's speed. Nelson Cruz's power. Put those all together and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017.
Sky is the limit for Taylor Trammell
Trammell's advanced approach at the plate for a kid his age (19) could lead to him becoming a top 50 prospect next offseason, Keith Law writes. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)
Some skills you can't teach, and these players are proof of that. Which star's natural talent is most impressive? Weigh in now.
The Reds may look to add a veteran catcher as insurance behind Tucker Barnhart and Devin Mesoraco.
From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?
The Pirates and the Brewers have star prospects, the Reds have depth, the Cards always find gems and the Cubs still have talent. When it comes to farm systems, this division is baseball's best.