Can the Reds succeed with Brandon Finnegan where they failed with Aroldis Chapman?
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Can the Reds succeed with Brandon Finnegan where they failed with Aroldis Chapman?

We know Brandon Finnegan wants to be a starter. We know the Reds harbor the same feelings. But can prudence and patience prevail over rushed, unsound logic in the Reds’ latest reliever-to-starter experiment? To Bryan Price’s credit, everything we’ve heard points to him pining for Aroldis Chapman to start during his days as Dusty Baker’s … Continue reading

Reds show some fight, but early hole dug by Lorenzen too much to overcome
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Reds show some fight, but early hole dug by Lorenzen too much to overcome

Games like Tuesday serve as a healthy reminder that Michael Lorenzen started exactly zero games during his three years at Cal State Fullerton and tallied only 28 starts in 49 minor league games from 2013-15. Translation: Lorenzen is very much a neophyte when it comes to pitching at the major-league level, and it’s been quite the frustrating … 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

Message sent
2015 Reds

Message sent

Everyone was expecting the B-team lineup today. Reds fans have become so accustomed to the phenomenon that it has a nickname – the Dusty Baker Sunday Special. Social media was atwitter in anticipation and with good reason. Bryan Price had every justification to rest his starters and play the bench. In recent years, the Reds have been … Continue reading