Danny Knobler at CBS Sports broke the news about an hour ago that the Reds are in the advanced stages of trade discussions with Cleveland. The Reds would trade Drew Stubbs and DiDi Gregorius for Shin Soo Choo. The report says the Reds would play Choo in centerfield, where he hasn’t played much recently. The […]

Not literally, but the 2013 version. Reds’ GM Walt Jocketty revealed in an interview at Redsfest this weekend that the Reds were on the verge of trading for Ben Revere, a player who is hard to distinguish from Taveras. Revere is a pure slap-hitter. In over 1000 plate appearances, he has only 33 extra-base hits, with no […]

Reading in a couple places today the suggestion that Dexter Fowler might be a possible trade target for the Reds. John Fay speculates: But Fowler is ideal. He hit .300 with a .389 on-base percentage and .474 slugging percentage last year. He made $2.3 million and is abitration-eligible for the second time. He’s only 26 […]

There are reports that the Reds are among the suitors for Shane Victorino. You’ll remember the reports that the Reds nixed a Logan Ondrusek-for-Victorino trade just before the 2012 trade deadline. And yes, if those reports were true and the Reds really did turn down that trade opportunity, it’s precisely as insane as it sounds. […]

Now that the decision on player options is complete (with Ryan Madson and Ryan Ludwick both declining their mutual options), the next order of business is whether to offer arbitration to eligible players currently under team control or non-tender for the 2013 season. Tim Dierkes of MLBtraderumors summarized the Reds arbitration eligible players in a […]

The Reds had six finalists for this year’s Gold Glove awards. In order to perfectly cap off this terrible October, they went — of course — zero for six. People are going to complain about Brandon Phillips losing out to Chicago’s Darwin Barney, but the fact that Jimmy Rollins won at shortstop was a much […]

Over the last few off-seasons, we’ve gone through some key players on the Reds, and discussed how valuable they were. Let’s kick this year’s series off with, possibly, the most polarizing player on Cincinnati’s roster, Drew Stubbs. When we did this two years ago, everyone was pretty optimistic about Stubbs. Two years later, the water […]

As you may remember, back before the season started, I did a series previewing the 2012 season for the Reds. I was even so bold as to make statistical predictions that I pretty much made up. Now that the season is (sadly) over, it’s time to take a look at how I did. Note that […]

Something constructive to take your mind off the NLCS and the Baker extension: The 2013 contract status for the players on the 2012 Reds major league roster and the initial payroll situation. 2013 CONTRACT STATUS Signed – team control, agreed salary amount (2012 > 2013) Joey Votto ($9.5 m > $17 m) Brandon Phillips ($12 m […]

Now that the Reds have signed Dusty Baker to a contract extension, what moves might be next? (Not saying I necessarily support these, only that they fit the Reds pattern.) * The Reds will try to resign Scott Rolen to mentor Todd Frazier at 3B. Rolen still plays an important clubhouse role. The Reds do […]

We had great plans once upon a time, didn’t we? Grand hopes for the future. Remember that interview after the clinching game in 2010 when you said you loved Cincinnati?  We loved you, too, that night. You were our compassionate player manager, our feel good field general.  And we’ll always have that glorious weekend in […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. National League Division Series, Game Two FINAL Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 0 W: B. Arroyo (1-0) L: M. Bumgarner (0-1) BOX SCORE Reds lead series, 2-0 POSITIVES –Bronson Arroyo was simply spectacular: seven shutout innings, allowing only two baserunners (one hit, one walk). Masterful. He was changing speeds and changing […]