It’s a fun question to ponder, but settling on an answer was harder than I expected. I’ve never witnessed a no-hitter or perfect game, never seen someone homer four times or collect hit #4,192, and never experienced division-clinching walk-off heroics. After mentally rewinding through three decades of fandom (and taking a quick glance through some […]

There are only two things guaranteed to make me cry: 1) Listening to the Hamilton soundtrack all the way through; and 2) watching clips of servicemen and women surprising their loved ones for the holidays. I don’t know what that list says about me or my emotions but I also don’t care because yesterday both of […]

With a bolstered cadre of arms, bullpen management has become a hot topic in the Nation. How should Rasiel Iglesias be used to limit his risk of injury? What about Michael Lorenzen? Is Tony Cingrani the closer? Why does Bryan Price continue to use Ross Ohlendorf in high-leverage circumstances? Different managers take different approaches to […]

With Sean Marshall and Johnny Cueto back on the mound, the Reds will confront difficult (in a wonderful way) decisions concerning their postseason roster. The Reds will likely carry eleven pitchers and fourteen position players on their postseason roster. It’s what most teams do and what the Reds did last year and in 2010. [Those eleven […]

Left my office in midtown Manhattan to watch my last Reds game of the season Tuesday night, Game 161, officially.  Watched Jay go deep one more time; saw Joey… well, just be Joey once more; and of course, watch Coco do the all too familiar.  Remember that phrase Marty had for Arthur Rhodes after he’d finish […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 6 W: J. Garcia (11-7) L: H. Bailey (7-7) S: J. Motte (2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –In the seventh inning, uber-prospect Devin Mesoraco made his major league debut. On the first pitch, Mesoraco doubled off the wall. Welcome to the big leagues, Devin Mesoraco! –Edgar […]

(This post was written by occasional contributor Jeremy Powers.) The Reds will compete in four more series before this year’s all-star weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. The Reds have been pushing for fans to vote up to 25 times at, and the Redlegs may potentially have a few starters in this season’s mid-summer classic. Brandon […]

I hated Chemistry class in high school. Just hated it and couldn’t wait until it was over. When I got to The University, I was forced to take a certain number of classes in math/science; I loaded up on math and took the minimum number of science hours that I was permitted. That boiled down […]

GM Walt Jocketty says the Reds saved some money by not signing Arthur Rhodes. That’s a good thing, and it’ll help the Reds address some weaknesses on the roster, right? Right? “What we’re looking for is veteran outfielder, preferably a left-handed hitting outfielder and an infielder who can back up at shortstop,” Jocketty said. Jocketty […]

MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that Arthur Rhodes has reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers. Rhodes had a great season with the Reds last year and will be missed. The Reds do, however, seem to be well equipped to absorb the loss. With the successful return of Bill Bray and the emergence of Aroldis […]

The Reds have been in talks with the agents for Joey Votto and Jay Bruce about locking both up for the long-term: Tulowitzki’s money could come into play, particularly with Votto. “It probably will to some extent,” Jocketty said. “It’s a different situation. They already had him signed for three years. They thought it was […]

Evidently, the Reds have not offered arbitration to shortstop Orlando Cabrera or LOOGY Arthur Rhodes. Not offering arbitration to Cabrera doesn’t surprise me, but I’m a bit taken aback at the Rhodes decision. They can still up negotiate with either one of the players, and I would hope they will do their best to re-sign […]