Things are starting to look up, as the Reds are 9-6 since the miserable start to the season. Jason Linden and I got together this week to discuss the Reds as they stand today, and talk about what to expect for the rest of the season. One question of interest: when is the last time the Cincinnati Reds had a one-two punch at the top of their starting rotation as good as Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray? 

We also reveal the results of Round of 32 voting in RNR Madness, a 68-team tournament to name the most valuable player in Reds history. Plus, full analysis of all Sweet Sixteen matchups in the World’s Most Dangerous Bracket Competition.

(Please forgive me for the quality of my voice. I’m under the weather and I did my best. Also, I really tried to edit out the moments when I was struggling, but if I missed any, I’m sorry.)

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4 Responses

  1. RojoBenjy

    Looking at the rest of the bracket, I call the winner in Johnny Lee Bench.

  2. jreis

    man, these are some tough matchups Chad. Frank Robinson vs Eric Davis. Barry Larkin versus George Foster. wow!

    • Chad Dotson

      It’s getting much more difficult!

  3. Armo21

    Jason,

    I believe Dietrich is arbitration eligible for 2020 still. So I think he will be here next year.

    Trammel, Senzel, Winker, Schebler, Irvin will all be in the mix for next year’s outfield.

    Peraza is the guy who looks like he could be the super sub IMHO. He plays everywhere including CF. Adequate SS but not MLB caliber as full time starter.

    Jose Iglesias is a guy that the reds should target to extend. I think extending JI on 2-3 year deal would be huge bargain for the Reds, awesome defense and good offense. He is low cost and only 29 years old.