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

Winter Meetings Primer
2015 Reds / Getting the Offseason Right

Winter Meetings Primer

Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings will be held Monday through Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. (For those who haven’t visited the Gaylord, terming this hotel a gaudy monstrosity fails to do that phrase justice. I attended a high school journalism conference at the Gaylord and found myself … 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