Patience Please
2015 Reds

Patience Please

Way back in 2012, the Reds had one of the best rotations in baseball with Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, and Mike Leake all making at least 30 starts. Those were the days. On the backs of those arms (what?), the Reds won 97 games and a division championship. Fast forward three … Continue reading

Adiós, Johnny Béisbol
Cuetomania

Adiós, Johnny Béisbol

They say good-byes come in waves. That’s been true in my experience. I’m bracing for another one. The Reds’ place in the standings and the harsh financial reality of baseball will conspire to produce a tsunami of farewells. With news breaking today that the club has traded Johnny Cueto to Kansas City, it’s started. * * * In … Continue reading

The arms you have
Injuries

The arms you have

When answering a soldier’s question about body armor in a town hall meeting in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld infamously said, “You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” In no way are the contexts comparable. But Rumsfeld’s phrasing was … Continue reading