The Cincinnati Reds landscape is littered with pitchers who have contended with injuries. Are we living in a unique period, with fragile pitchers and unsure management? It’s worth remembering that even our most respected and beloved managers — including Fred Hutchinson, Dave Bristol. Sparky Anderson, Davey Johnson and Lou Piniella — have been as perplexed […]

Thank God for Tony Cingrani. The lefthanded rookie hurler kept the Redlegs from getting swept out of Washington, DC with a true gem this past Sunday. Six innings of work, no runs, 11 strikeouts and a win. And this didn’t come against the Marlins or Cubs, either. Reds and lefthanded pitchers who are successful don’t […]

I’ve engaged in some wishful thinking on occasion, imagining Zack Greinke in a Reds uniform. Sure, it was unrealistic, but a guy can be a dreamer, can’t he? Well, today there are reports that Greinke has been dealt to a division rival: the Milwaukee Brewers, of all teams. The Brewers still have some flaws, but […]

Anyone wondering whatever happened to 2002 first rounder Chris Gruler – the guy Johnny Bench claimed had better stuff than Tom Seaver? I thought of him today when I saw that 2002 overall #1 (Gruler was #3) Bryan Bullington had a career game yesterday for KC. That was an awful draft all-around, though Zack Greinke […]