The trade deadline has come and gone. Despite strong reports/rumors for several days that the Reds were entertaining trade offers for Aroldis Chapman and Jay Bruce, it appears that neither was moved. The past few days have included big moments and intense swings. It’s time to wind down a bit.
We have a couple Mike Leake retrospective posts scheduled and analysis on Adam Duvall, the other player in the Mike Leake deal. Those will run this weekend. The posts analyzing the overall deadline strategy taken by the organization will begin on Monday.
Meanwhile, there’s a game tonight. The Reds are going for their fourth win in a row against NL Central leaders when the face the Pirates tonight at GABP. Wesley’s game thread should post shortly.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.