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Johnny Cueto won?t negotiate an extension with the Reds past Opening Day.

Cueto was one of baseball's best last year and the Reds will want to sign their star pitcher past the 2015 season. He is in a contract year and he is going to get paid next offseason, whether it be by the Reds or another organization. Cueto would have garnered more MVP attention if it wasn't for Kershaw's magical season. Cueto went 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA and 242 strikeouts for the Reds last year. He will be one of the top seven pitchers drafted on draft day, and he should reward whoever selects him.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

22 Dec, 09:29 PMSource

Reds signed Jose Mijares to a minor-league deal with an invitate to spring training.

Mijares posted a 4.22 ERA over 49 innings for the Giants last year but actually saw a spike in his strikeout rate. The 3.05 FIP indicates that he pitched better than his ERA would indicate, so the Reds are going to take a chance and see what he can do for them.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

12 Dec, 10:39 PM

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Thursday he met with the reps for starting pitcher Johnny Cueto at the Winter Meetings.

The Reds picked up the $10M option on Cueto this year which was a no-brainer after he posted his first 20-win season and a career-best in innings pitched and strikeouts. He'll want a pretty hefty contract and the Reds know they're going to have to dig deep if they want to lock him up for a few years.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

11 Dec, 02:15 PMSource

Reds are in serious discussions on a trade that would send Alfredo Simon to Detroit.

In his first year as a full time starter Simon put together an impressive season as he went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA on his way to an All-Star nod. Simon does not strike anybody out and fits the profile of Rick Porcello who the Tigers traded this morning to the Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

11 Dec, 11:21 AMSource

Tigers and Reds are discussing a deal involving P Matt Latos.

Though the Reds and Tigers are reportedly discussing a deal for a starting pitcher new rumors are circulating that the Reds and Marlins are in trade talks for Latos. As the Hot Stove continues to burn we should expect a deal to happen shortly.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

11 Dec, 10:16 AMSource

According to MLBlogs.com, the Reds are open to trading closer Aroldis Chapman.

The Reds know that Chapman would command a big time return package. Aroldis has two more years of arbitration-eligibility. The left handed cannon armed closer has put up a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 430 strikeouts in 252 2/3 career major league innings. Trading him could set off an offseason firesale in Cincinnati.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

9 Dec, 12:23 PMSource

Tony Cingrani would be the first choice to join the rotation if a starter is moved this offseason, according to manager Bryan Price.

Cingrani has opened previous years as a starter, but a few different things caused him to leave the rotation. He has often dealt with injuries, and issues with not getting deep into ball games. If a starter were to get moved, he would have to stay healthy and get deeper into games if he wanted to stay in the rotation long term.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

8 Dec, 11:17 PMSource

The Reds have yet to discuss a contract extension with third baseman Todd Frazier.

Frazier had a monster breakout year last season, hitting .273 with 29 home runs, 80 RBI's, and 20 stolen bases. The Reds may wait another season before offering him a long term deal, because he is 28 years old and not eligible for free agency until 2018.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

6 Dec, 07:51 PMSource

Homer Bailey (elbow) feels like his rehab and therapy are going well.

Bailey is recovering from a torn flexor tendon in his elbow, which required surgery. He may not be ready for the start of the season, but it seems like everything is currently going smoothly. He'll begin to start throwing soon, and a more concrete timetable will be established then.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

6 Dec, 07:36 PMSource

Reds signed pitchers Jose Flores, Jose De La Torre, Wilmer Font and Marcus Walden and infielder Irving Falu to minor league deals.

No one too exciting here; not even Flores. We could see him up at some point in the season, and maybe Falu too, but neither would possess any worthwhile fantasy value.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

6 Dec, 12:47 PM

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