Winter Meetings Primer
2015 Reds / Getting the Offseason Right

Winter Meetings Primer

Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings will be held Monday through Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. (For those who haven’t visited the Gaylord, terming this hotel a gaudy monstrosity fails to do that phrase justice. I attended a high school journalism conference at the Gaylord and found myself … Continue reading

Patience Please
2015 Reds

Patience Please

Way back in 2012, the Reds had one of the best rotations in baseball with Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, and Mike Leake all making at least 30 starts. Those were the days. On the backs of those arms (what?), the Reds won 97 games and a division championship. Fast forward three … Continue reading

Adiós, Johnny Béisbol
Cuetomania

Adiós, Johnny Béisbol

They say good-byes come in waves. That’s been true in my experience. I’m bracing for another one. The Reds’ place in the standings and the harsh financial reality of baseball will conspire to produce a tsunami of farewells. With news breaking today that the club has traded Johnny Cueto to Kansas City, it’s started. * * * In … Continue reading