I love the MLB Draft, which is a weird sentence to write because the MLB Draft is universally regarded as the most anti-climactic of all the professional sports drafts. It’s just reading names that will likely never amount to much of anything and putting them in the clutches of organization they will probably never play […]

San Francisco entered this series at rainy Great Kamino Ball Park sporting the second-worst offense in the major leagues and the #25 ranked pitching staff by ERA. They’d stumbled to a 11-18 record, buried at the bottom of the National League standings. Tonight, the Giants looked every pathetic bit like the worst team in the […]

During the early part of this season, the Reds have reminded me of another Reds team from not long ago: the 2009 team. Why 2009? The Reds finished 78-84, 4th in the NL Central that season, but it was the year before the magical 2010 division championship. The Reds had a number of prospects who […]

So the Reds missed the postseason for the third straight year. That doesn’t mean baseball is over! The MLB Postseason features the best playoffs in professional sports. There are plenty of good story lines, and plenty of former Reds to root for. That is why without further ado, I’ll bring you my third consecutive MLB […]

The Reds season obviously didn’t go as well as we would have hoped. That doesn’t mean we have to completely forget about baseball until pitchers and catchers report next February. The 2015 MLB postseason looks like it could bring a couple thrilling weeks. There are a bunch of former Reds playing, and six teams that […]

With the 2015 season winding down, the Reds are destined for 90+ losses one year after dropping 86 games. For the second year in a row, the general feeling surrounding the club’s performance seems confined to a limited sorrow-filled breadth ranging between an upcoming trip to the dentist’s office and attending the wedding of a […]

With Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft approaching — and in turn, the 10th anniversary of the much-hyped first round of the 2005 draft that included Reds outfielder Jay Bruce — I thought it would be a fun exercise to go through the first round — I also included compensation picks — of each draft […]

It’s been exactly five years since Brooks Conrad Game. Crazy, right? In that span, the Reds qualified for the postseason more times (three) than they did in the previous 30 years (twice). (A few labor strikes and no Wild Card for much of that time makes that fact look a lot worse than it really is.) On May […]

“It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” — Henry Aaron The notion that speed matters only so much is a well-known truism in baseball. And yet, every time baseball people catch a glimpse of human beings running at an exceptionally quick […]

Discussing expectations for 2015, Brandon Phillips said, “Our goal coming to spring training is to win the World Series, and if we stay healthy and go out there and play small-ball and do the right things, I feel like we can achieve our goal as a team.” We know the Reds didn’t stay healthy in […]

The Reds will travel to Denver for a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies beginning on Thursday evening. The Rockies have the worst record in Major League Baseball at 46-74. This is a crucial series for the Reds, who will enter play on Thursday 5.5 games back in the NL Central, and 3.5 games back […]

In 2009, Chris Heisey was named the Reds minor league player of the year after hitting .314/.379/.521 with 22 HR between AA and AAA (posted a 180 wRC+ at AA, 115 wRC+ at AAA). Heisey was called up to the Reds in May of 2010, and was used as a backup outfielder and pinch hitter […]