Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:22:38 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SPs Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Anthony DeSclafani, Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias will comprise the team's starting rotation to enter the regular season. SP Paul Maholm is competing for a bullpen spot.
Fantasy Tip: Cueto is really the only pitcher in this five that deserves heavy fantasy baseball attention as an ace for your fake staff. The others are all likely just NL-only targets, with DeSclafani and Iglesias possessing intriguing upside.
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:24:51 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake said he is open to discussing a contract extension with the club, although they haven't approached him yet. "I'll be happy to stay in Cincinnati, but I'd also be happy to go to free agency," Leake said. "I'd like for them to show interest. They haven't yet. If they don't have interest, they don't have interest." He does not have a price range in mind for what it would take to sign him.
Fantasy Tip: Leake is expected to begin the season as Cincinnati's No. 3 starter and will be projected to go in the middle rounds of most fantasy leagues.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:42:58 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $9.775 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:08:50 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto is drawing trade interest this offseason, but the Reds would rather deal SPs Mat Latos, Mike Leake or Alfredo Simon, according to sources. However, they are listening on Cueto.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:11:11 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto is unlikely to be traded this offseason, even though the Reds "are listening" to offers on most of their starters. Cincinnati is likely to listen more on SPs Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon, who are all eligible for free agency after next season.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:41:24 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake has thrown more than 200 innings this year for the first time in his career and could be feeling the effects. Following a rough start Sunday, Sept. 14, Leake complained of having a "dead arm."
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:06:23 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (elbow) will not pitch Wednesday, Aug. 13, because of elbow stiffness. Instead Bailey will pitch Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Colorado Rockies. Manager Bryan Price noted it was a precautionary move, and that the injury is not considered serious. SP Mike Leake will pitch Wednesday, followed by Johnny Cueto and Alfredo Simon.
Fantasy Tip: Strategically sitting Bailey Saturday, at hitter-friendly Coors Field, isn't out of the question.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:16:04 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake faces the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 12. He has won his past five decisions against the Bucs.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:15:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake struck out a career-high 12 batters in his win over the San Francisco Giants Thursday, June 26. He allowed a run on four hits in eight innings.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:30:37 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed four hits and a walk while fanning three in eight shutout innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 9.