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Worst Case Rotation
2017 Reds

Worst Case Rotation

Anthony DeSclafani and Homer Bailey are both not going to be ready to go when Opening Day begins. This is not ideal. Correspondingly, I have been tasked* with writing a worst-case scenario for the rotation. And that’s harder than you think. * Editor’s note: who’s the dumb editor that assigned this topic to Jason? csd … Continue reading

Goodyear bound
Spring Training

Goodyear bound

I’m leaving today for Goodyear, flying from Cincinnati to Phoenix via Minneapolis. It’ll be my first time back in Arizona for spring training since 2010, the Reds maiden year in the Cactus League. 2010 turned out to be a pretty good season for the Reds. That January, the club had signed a lanky Cuban pitcher who … Continue reading

Bullpen Sleeper?
2017 Reds

Bullpen Sleeper?

Editor’s Note: I hope you will join me in welcoming Adam Taylor to the Redleg Nation family. Please make him feel welcome! — Chad Dotson One name to watch in the battle for bullpen openings is Barrett Astin. Astin is a 25-year-old, right-handed pitcher and former third round pick out of Arkansas. He was acquired … Continue reading