“It doesn’t seem like they [the Reds] are going in the tank, like the Houston Astros, but it doesn’t feel like they’re going ALLLLLLLLL INNNNN, does it?” —Mo Egger
They are the two magic words that sometimes sound as if they should be shouted while waving one of J.K Rowling’s magic [...]
[The final report from the Redleg Nation on the 2014 caravan tour comes from Mike Bystrek, who attended the event at Great American Ball Park. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to our series of reports - from five states.]
After attending the final stop for the Red’s Caravan that was held at [...]
[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 [...]
Color me concerned. After the Reds fired Dusty Baker, a manager who had led the team to consecutive 90-win seasons and two trips to the post-season,* I had talked myself into the notion that the Reds would be aggressive in reshaping the roster. I was convinced that a team wouldn’t take a gamble on [...]
Attending the now-annual RedsFest reinforces the fact that the Cincinnati Reds do a lot of things correctly.
It’s in a great venue, there are things for kids to do, and a perfect mix of current Reds and former Reds in attendance. The Reds, especially since Bob Castellini took over, do things like this the [...]
General manager Walt Jocketty has made a couple moves so far this off-season, neither with significant payroll implications. In fact, the salaries going to Brayan Pena and Skip Schumaker are roughly equal to what Ryan Hanigan and Xavier Paul would have earned in 2014.
But profound (and big money) decisions – trading Brandon Phillips, [...]
Prepare yourself for Brandon Phillips being traded this off-season. The writing is on the clubhouse wall. And in Cincinnati Magazine.
The on-field case for moving the Reds’ second baseman is fairly straightforward. Declining, though still above-average skills. $50 million better spent elsewhere.
When the trade takes place, rest assured that baseball factors will be [...]