With or without the new contract that multiple sources are now reporting, Homer Bailey was likely to pitch in a Cincinnati uniform this year. So his five-year extension shouldn’t affect your expectations much for the Reds’ 2014 season. But Bailey’s deal should clearly make the Reds a stronger team beyond 2014, because as Jeff [...]
Pitchers and catchers report Friday. The rest of the team reports a week from tomorrow. The first game is a week later, against Cleveland.
Mark Sheldon has an excellent introduction to the Reds spring training. It’s quite comprehensive in discussing the roster, expected lineup, rotation, bullpen. It talks about the players who have left [...]
If you’re tired of reading about the Reds’ disastrous off-season, here’s a sympathetic heads-up warning to skip this post. Suggestions: Review your notes about wRC+, turn on the Olympics, read this or listen to this.
But otherwise, you’ve received fair notice.
Yesterday we learned there is an enormous gap between what the Reds are offering Homer Bailey and [...]
[This report was filed by Robert Meyer from the event in Nashville, TN. Robert breaks some news this afternoon, as I believe he is the first person to have ever asked Walt Jocketty why he didn't block the Pirates from acquiring Marlon Byrd. If you want to know Jocketty's answer to that and several [...]
[This report was filed by Drew McMurray who attended the Western Tour stop in Evansville, Indiana.]
It was very cold in Evansville today. However, no polar vortex could keep Reds fans from coming out to convince the powers that be that Evansville should be considered a regular stop on the annual Reds Caravan. The [...]
[This was originally written as a comment by one of our readers, Nate Carter, who writes under the name hotto4votto. I thought it would make an interesting new thread. Thanks to Nate for his thoughtful and extensive comment and giving us permission to use it this way. -- SPM]
While we have a forum [...]
There’s a scene at the end of the movie, and in it, our hero unfairly takes the blame for the deeds of others. He’s last seen hurtling through the darkness, a city in hot pursuit for its pound of flesh.
That essentially describes the public relations plight of our local general manager. Fallen hero. [...]