Two weeks
2016 Reds

Two weeks

Pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear two weeks from today, February 18. Plenty of eyes will be on Devin Mesoraco, to see with our own eyes that he’s fully recovered from his hip impingement surgery. There are many interesting story lines on the pitching side, starting with charting the progress of Homer Bailey. If he … Continue reading

The Young Arms
2016 Reds

The Young Arms

The Reds have played 59 consecutive and 105 total games with a rookie starting pitcher this season. Here’s the complete roll call: Anthony DeSclafani (30), Michael Lorenzen (21), Raisel Iglesias (16), Keyvius Sampson (11), John Lamb (9), David Holmberg (6), Josh Smith (6), Brandon Finnegan (3) and Jon Moscot (3). While an organizational transition to … Continue reading

Can the Reds succeed with Brandon Finnegan where they failed with Aroldis Chapman?
2015 Reds

Can the Reds succeed with Brandon Finnegan where they failed with Aroldis Chapman?

We know Brandon Finnegan wants to be a starter. We know the Reds harbor the same feelings. But can prudence and patience prevail over rushed, unsound logic in the Reds’ latest reliever-to-starter experiment? To Bryan Price’s credit, everything we’ve heard points to him pining for Aroldis Chapman to start during his days as Dusty Baker’s … Continue reading

Can a ‘reboot’ lead to contention for the 2017 Reds?
Spotlight on the Future

Can a ‘reboot’ lead to contention for the 2017 Reds?

The Reds’ 2015 campaign can be broken down into four separate segments: Segment 1: The 4-0 start — remember Todd Frazier’s Opening Day thunderbolt? — and Bryan Price’s blow-up. Segment 2: Season-ending injuries to Devin Mesoraco and Homer Bailey as well as a nine-game losing streak in May curtailed any chance the Reds possessed at playoff contention. Segment … Continue reading

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