During a radio appearance in Chicago, the all-time hit leader said he'd be the "happiest guy in the world" if he were removed from MLB's banned list.
Who's on first? Who's on the mound?
The Reds are now using David Holmberg and four other rookie starters following the trades of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake. That hasn't happened in Cincinnati in eight decades. MLB Power Rankings
Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility
"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 this afternoon.
Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is expected to miss four weeks after being diagnosed with a flexor strain in his pitching elbow.
Reds did what they had to do
Cincinnati was able to net five prospects in return for its trades of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake. The Reds did what had to be done, but nothing more, according to Jonah Keri. Grantland: The 30
Finnegan has been up-and-down
In his time with the Royals, Brandon Finnegan has bounced around from the majors to the minors and from the rotation to the pen. With some consistency, he could develop into a middle-of-the rotation starter for the Reds. Top deadline prospects (Insider)
Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick weigh in on the beanball wars from the weekend and much more. Plus, Dennis Lin on the Padres' deadline inactivity and Todd Radom's trivia.
Cincinnati's reboot was half-hearted
The Reds passed on an opportunity to acquire Zack Wheeler and a prospect from the Mets for Jay Bruce. Cincinnati also held on to coveted closer Aroldis Chapman. Olney: Trade deadline recap (Insider)
Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cle
Pirates shut out Reds
Lost in a bench-clearing fight that saw 3 players ejected, plus 2 more 9th-inning ejections, was one of Charlie Morton's best starts of the year for the Pirates. Morton pitched 7 scoreless innings with 7 K's. Box score
Benches clear in Pirates-Reds
Mounting tension over beanings caused the benches to empty in the 8th inning with the Pirates leading 3-0. Marlon Byrd (Reds), Joey Votto (Reds) and Sean Rodriguez (Pirates) were ejected, but it did not appear any punches were thrown. Follow live
Upon further review ... Walker gets HR
At first glance, it looked like Neil Walker's hit was just a lead-off triple to the 4th inning. However, the umpires, under review, determined the ball cleared the fence and hit off a railing. Walker's 10th HR of the season gives the Pirates a 3-0 lead. Follow live
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Jocketty, Reds hit seller's goldmine
After dealing Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, GM Walt Jocketty and the Cincinnati Reds may have had the best deadline of any selling team. GM deadline grades (Insider)
Eugenio Suarez had a sacrifice fly and an RBI double off 14-game winner Gerrit Cole, and the Cincinnati Reds extended their home-field success over the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-3 victory on Sa
Final: Reds 4, Pirates 3
Eugenio Suarez had a double and 3 RBIs, and Aroldis Chapman worked around a bases-loaded situation to get the save, as Cincinnati beat Gerrit Cole for the 3rd time this season. Box score
Reds get to Gerrit Cole again
The Pirates All-Star has gone at least 6 innings in 17 of 21 starts this season. The other 4 have all been against Cincinnati. He was done after 5 innings tonight after allowing 3 runs. The Reds leading 3-1 heading into the 7th. Follow live
Hamilton steals 2 more bases
Billy Hamilton has swiped his 50th and 51st bases of the season tonight, making him the first Cincinnati player with consecutive 50-steal seasons since Eric Davis in 1986-87. The Reds and Pirates are tied in the 4th after Jung Ho Kang evened the score with a solo homer. Follow live
Reds look to continue success vs. Cole
Gerrit Cole has an MLB-leading 14 victories on the year, but is winless against the Reds, who have handed him 2 of his 4 losses. Cole aims to lower his 6.75 ERA in the matchup and maintain Pittsburgh's wild-card lead. Follow live
Could Byrd make a late-season impact?
Marlon Byrd has been around the block enough to provide some production for a contender if traded late in the season. Could the Orioles be interested in acquiring the 37-year-old outfielder? Crasnick: August trade candidates
Cincinnati hangs on to Chapman
The Reds still finished in the top 10 of Dan Szymborski’s rankings, but if they had been able to trade Aroldis Chapman and Todd Frazier for good returns, they might have finished No. 1 Trade deadline rankings (Insider)
In today's notes, Buster Olney looks back at the trade flurry of the past week with some thoughts and relevant links on the primary teams involved.
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