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  1. Best pitching tools in MLB

    Keith Law

    Our evaluation of the best tools in the game concludes with the pitching tools. On Wednesday, we at ESPN Insider laid out the best defensive tools, and on Thursday, we had the best hitting and baserunning tools. Keith Law looks at nine different pitc...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Best defensive tools in baseball -- MLB

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden, Christopher Crawford

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden and Christopher Crawford lay out which players have the best defensive tools in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  3. Could Reds deal for bullpen help?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds appear to have avoided a major catastrophe that might have had long-lasting implications on their 2014 playoff hopes. However, the initial reaction to seeing closer Aroldis Chapman limping off the field following a close play at f...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  4. Reds hoping bullpen returns to form

    AJ Mass

    Reliever J.J. Hoover is 1-4 on the year, with an ERA of 10.03. In 11 outings this season where he was called upon to pitch to more than one batter, only once has he managed to retire every hitter he faced. On Saturday, Hoover gave up back-to-back...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  5. When will Chapman return to Reds?

    AJ Mass

    The comeback of Aroldis Chapman is expected to start its final phase on Thursday as the reliever is scheduled to make his first live appearance on the mound for the Class A Dayton Dragons. According to C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquire...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  6. When will Reds relievers return?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds have been without two key members of their bullpen all season -- Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall -- and it's had an obvious impact. While the starting rotation has an ERA of 2.94, the bullpen has been far less effective in compi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. Broxton to take over ninth for Reds?

    AJ Mass

    With Aroldis Chapman out until at least May after having had a plate inserted in his forehead following getting struck with a line drive during a spring training game, the Cincinnati Reds are not yet certain who might fill in for the closer. On M...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Putz a possibility in Cincinnati?

    Doug Mittler

    Following the frightening scene Wednesday night in which Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face with a line drive, the Cincinnati Reds initially balked at discussing who might fill in as closer. Chapman underwent surgery Thursday and the hope is that...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  9. Who replaces Chapman for Reds?

    AJ Mass

    The news surrounding reliever Aroldis Chapman could have been much worse than it ended up, but the early reports on his status have team doctor Timothy Kremchek saying that the Cincinnati Reds pitcher "could begin working out and throwing in 10 to 14...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  10. Fantasy impact of Chapman's injury

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, there was only one relief pitcher being selected ahead of Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman in ESPN standard drafts. Unfortunately, this will change now that Chapman is likely out until mid-May at least after a scary incident W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  11. Pitcher safety back under the microscope

    Buster Olney

    The impact of the moment hit Salvador Perez instantly, as he saw Aroldis Chapman fall to the ground after being struck by Perez's line drive Wednesday night. Perez raised his hands to his hands to his head: Oh, no. Chapman suffered fractures ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Will Chapman injury inspire change?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds got a huge scare on Wednesday when pitcher Aroldis Chapman was hit by a line drive during the team's game against the Kansas City Royals. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Chapman didn't lose consciousne...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. Wed. Roundup: Cuban impact in MLB

    AJ Mass

    Cuban players have made quite an impact in the major leagues over the last few seasons, from Aroldis Chapman and Jose Fernandez on the mound to Alexei Ramirez and Yasiel Puig at the plate. In 2014, Jose Abreu and Alexander Guerrero may both become ho...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  14. Reds ponder future for Bailey, Chapman

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds and Homer Bailey both seem to be optimistic that an agreement will be reached that would avoid the pitcher's 2014 salary being set by an arbitrator. However, although the Reds say they want to keep Bailey in their rotation for the...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  15. Should Reds shop Chapman?

    AJ Mass

    There's little room for argument that the Cincinnati Reds had one of the league's best rotations in 2013. But as ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes in his Friday blog, for the team to match last season's pitching performance, they'd be better served with...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  16. Thursday Roundup: Cuban SS on display

    AJ Mass

    Several teams, including the New York Mets, are expected to send scouts to the Dominican Republic later this week to see a showcase featuring Erisbel Arruebarruena. The shortstop, who defected from Cuba in November, is 23 years old, and therefore ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013