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

Message sent
2015 Reds

Message sent

Everyone was expecting the B-team lineup today. Reds fans have become so accustomed to the phenomenon that it has a nickname – the Dusty Baker Sunday Special. Social media was atwitter in anticipation and with good reason. Bryan Price had every justification to rest his starters and play the bench. In recent years, the Reds have been … Continue reading

The Reds’ Bad Idea
2015 Reds

The Reds’ Bad Idea

Bryan Price entered the spring with two giant holes in his pitching rotation. Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon were traded away. Then Homer Bailey had offseason elbow surgery and was slow to return. Walt Jocketty gave the Reds six candidates to fill out the rotation: Left-handers Tony Cingrani, David Holmberg and Paul Maholm; right-handers Anthony … Continue reading