Manager Above Replacement
Price is Right

Manager Above Replacement

Well, we’ve finally shuffled off this mortal coil called Spring Training. George Harrison, who just happens to be one of manager Bryan Price’s favorite musicians, once said, “…it seems as if winter in England goes on forever. By the time spring comes, you really deserve it. ” The late Beatle’s winter lament prompted him to ensconce … Continue reading

Are we relentless?
2014 Reds

Are we relentless?

Based on the off-season moves, it’s fair to say that the Reds front office is counting on the change in managers to provide most of the improvement they seek after last year’s epic September collapse. A healthier Ryan Ludwick, Johnny Cueto and Sean Marshall will help. And OMG! Billy Hamilton. But you can’t wish away … Continue reading

The Opposite of Moneyball
Cold Stove

The Opposite of Moneyball

If you’re tired of reading about the Reds’ disastrous off-season, here’s a sympathetic heads-up to skip this post. Suggestions: Review your notes about wRC+, turn on the Olympics, read this or listen to this. But otherwise, you’ve received fair notice. Yesterday we learned there is an enormous gap between what the Reds are offering Homer Bailey and what the … Continue reading

Reds Fest

RedsFest Recap

Attending the now-annual RedsFest reinforces the fact that the Cincinnati Reds do a lot of things correctly. It’s in a great venue, there are things for kids to do, and a perfect mix of current Reds and former Reds in attendance. The Reds, especially since Bob Castellini took over, do things like this the right … Continue reading