I’m leaving today for Goodyear, flying from Cincinnati to Phoenix via Minneapolis. It’ll be my first time back in Arizona for spring training since 2010, the Reds maiden year in the Cactus League. 2010 turned out to be a pretty good season for the Reds. That January, the club had signed a lanky Cuban pitcher who […]

Remember when Steve Jobs invented the iPhone and then invented Siri and then uninvented the idea of a personal assistant because he had already invented the iPhone and Siri? Well, Bronson Arroyo clearly didn’t know anything about that, because he made the highly questionable to decision to hire a living, breathing personal assistant and as […]

Most people make New Year’s resolutions, which means they’re going to add in positive actions or delete negative behaviors, which means they’re all going to be miserable by February if not sooner. It never works. All it does is make those of us who have our own cozy staked-out area at the yoga studio cram […]

Friends, I have to ask your forgiveness. You see, last week, I provided a post that claimed to be a list of all the players both FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference agreed were worth at least 5.0 WAR on Reds teams that lost at least 90 games. That is, they were the best players on the crappiest […]

As is now customary, the Reds (the ones under contract at least) hosted their third consecutive Halloween party Sunday night while Game 5 of the World Series played in the background. The tradition was a favorite of Reds from years past, with each iteration from 1996 to 2009 gradually getting wilder and wilder. Austin Kearns […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remember Aroldis Chapman? He was good. For a long time, especially on our podcast, I’ve been lamenting the fact that Aroldis was never really given an opportunity to be a starter for the Reds. Yes, I know he started in spring training for three consecutive years, but it’s the biggest “what might have been?” in […]


The Reds were hoping to leave our nationals capital with a series split with the Washington Nationals. They didn’t come close to that. The Reds were crushed 12-1 on Sunday. Stephen Strasburg no-hit the Reds through 6.2 innings, but was mercifully pulled because he was at 109 pitches coming off the DL. Ramon Cabrera saved the Reds […]

The Reds offense kept rolling, as they scored seven runs, and banged out 12 hits. Suarez, Cozart, and Duvall all homered for the Reds. Brandon Finnegan kept the Nationals offense in check, holding them to just one run over 6.1 innings. The win was the Reds third straight, which is their longest winning streak since […]

Would ya look at that? The Cincinnati Reds (19-35), having won 3 of the last 4 games against the offensive juggernaut known as the Colorado Rockies, return home to face the Washington Nationals (33-21) for a three-game weekend series. Three out of four in a row for series victory. #Awesometastic! The Reds haven’t done that […]

Bracket off Saturday and the combined score was 33-1. Leave out one inning and it was 39-7. That’s Ohio State vs. Kent State in college football. Tiger vs. the field at the 1997 Masters. It’s the Allies vs. the Axis in World War II. Thorough, complete devastation. For Reds fans, watching the Chicago Cubs obliterate […]