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 [...]
The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners have played against one another only nine times, so Reds fans may be a bit unfamiliar with their weekend foe.
Ichiro doesn’t play for them. Neither does Ken Griffey Jr. for that matter. The Mariners (37-48) are in fourth place in the AL West and 12.5 games behind the [...]
It was a hot August night in 2005 BC (Before Castellini). Griffey Jr. was healthy again, or as close to healthy as he ever would get wearing Red. I was taking my 9 year-old son, Zachary, to watch his beloved Redlegs on a perfect evening for baseball. The San Francisco Giants were in town [...]
From today’s Cincinnati Enquirer, here is Paul Daugherty:
By the time he left here, traded to Texas for some kid pitcher with attitude issues, Josh Hamilton somehow had gone from thrill-a-minute heartwarmer to entitled eggshell. The Reds dealt him for Edinson Volquez, a trade that is just a few floors and a fast elevator [...]
Maybe Scott Rolen isn’t done. Maybe, like Jack Nicklaus back in 86, who stared at an Atlanta newspaper opinion piece taped to his refrigerator declaring him “Gone. Done. Finished. Clubs are too rusty” —and came roaring out of the pines and the past to win the Masters one more time—well, maybe Rolen too has [...]
This morning, we looked at the rawest of projections for Joey Votto and concluded that the Reds are at least somewhat likely to get their money’s worth from him. But giving Votto a “typical” aging trend only tells us so much. After all, not all players are created equal.
To start, we’re going to [...]
For November 29th, three brief notes of historical significance….
November 29, 1966: According to baseball-reference.com’s bullpen section, on this date a Chicago circuit court jury awarded pitcher Jim Brewer $100,000 in damages as a result of an on field fight with former Reds second baseman Billy Martin back in 1960.
I have seen various [...]