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Trevor Bell has elected to become a free-agent.

Bell spent most of 2013 in the minors and then almost all of last season on the DL with an elbow issue. He's not likely to find much success moving forward so feel free to ignore him in all fantasy formats.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Oct, 10:48 AM

Sean Marshall is pleased with his progress in shoulder surgery rehab and hopes to begin throwing in November.

The 32-year old veteran has been slowed down by shoulder issues the past couple of years, and went in for shoulder surgery on a torn labrum on June 24th. He's progressing well and hopes into be 100 percent healthy by spring training. If all goes well for him in his rehab, he could be a key piece in the Reds' weak bullpen next season after posting 73 appearances and a 2.51 ERA in 2012.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

10 Oct, 09:42 PMSource

Reds are unlikely to pick up the $4 million option on Jack Hannahan for next season, though no official decision as of yet.

Hannahan hardly played for the Reds this year, and was fantasy irrelevant all year. He is not worth $4 million a year, and his stats indicate that. In 2014, he appeared in 26 games, and had a poor .188 batting average with two RBIs. This goes without saying, but leave Hannahan off your radar come draft time.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

8 Oct, 09:57 PMSource

Kristopher Negron went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Reds win over the Pirates on Sunday. 

Negron had a nice game to end the 2014 season. He ends the year with a .271 average, six long balls, and 17 RBIs. For 2015 purposes, he most likely won't start off as an everyday players, which will diminish any fantasy value he did have.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

28 Sep, 05:04 PM

Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit but retired the rest of the Pirates via strikeout while earning his 36th save of the season for the Reds on Wednesday. 

Chapman was flat out dominant in 2014. After missing the first few weeks of the season due to being struck with a line drive in spring training, he came back to his old form. He ends the year with 36 saves, a 2.00 ERA, and 106 strikeouts in only 54 innings of work. He is the most electrifying closer in the game, he is an elite fantasy closing option, and he will be drafted again next year to do the same for his owners. Great season for Chapman.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

28 Sep, 05:02 PM

Johnny Cueto picked up his 20th win of the season after allowing one run on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over eight innings in the Reds win against the Pirates on Sunday. 

Cueto joins the 20-win club for the 2014 season. Cueto ends the 2014 campaign with a 20-9 record, a 2.25 ERA and 242 strikeouts. He would be in the hunt for the NL Cy Young, if it weren't for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Cueto was a fantasy star this season, and he will be trusted as a #1 starting pitcher in 2015 with a revamped Reds offense.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

28 Sep, 05:00 PM

GM Walt Jocketty said Joey Votto could have played this week, but the Reds want to have him 100 percent for next season.

There was no reason for the Reds to rush Votto back for some meaningless games in the last week of the season. While it is encouraging that Votto will be healthy for the beginning of next year, he's becoming a major injury concern and his fantasy value is only going to decrease heading into next season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

28 Sep, 11:25 AMSource

Kristopher Negron 3B, Brandon Phillips 2B, Todd Frazier 1B, Devin Mesoraco C, Jay Bruce RF, Chris Heisey CF, Jason Bourgeois LF, Zack Cozart SS, (Johnny Cueto P)

28 Sep, 10:06 AM

Alfredo Simon is dealing with a calf strain and can't field grounders or cover first base.

It sounds like Simon's season is likely done, as there is no reason to rush him back. He should be fine for next season.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

27 Sep, 06:08 PMSource

Manager Bryan Price wouldn’t count out Billy Hamilton for Sunday, but did say it’s ‘unlikely’ he’d play.

Hamilton is suffering from a concussion and there's simply no reason to rush him back. Price may not have ruled him out, but it would be stupid to let him play.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Sep, 12:14 PMSource

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