Like baseball itself, Spring Training has changed and evolved over the years. Logistically, it sure has for Cincinnati. The Reds left Florida for Arizona in 2010, a move that probably still irks some in the Nation. Apparently, it came down to Sarasota and Goodyear and Reds Owner Bob Castellini didn’t want to pull the trigger. […]

Let’s start with his failures. Jay Bruce’s career with the Reds has been full of them. For example, Bruce has never choked a woman. He’s failed to be arrested for non-payment of child support, a concealed weapon or DUI. He’s never done time for tax evasion. Jay Bruce has never been fined for driving 93 […]

Self explanatory. Game One is tomorrow night. Who wins the series, how many games? Short paragraph explaining prediction. Tie-breaker is number of strikeouts for former Reds pitchers (don’t forget Ryan Madson). Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in […]

The Division Series round has come and gone, and now we move on to the League Championship Series. You really couldn’t have asked for a more exciting LDS round than what we got. The Cubs-Mets will begin the NLCS tomorrow night, but tonight is Game 1 of the ALCS. Both the Blue Jays and Royals […]

The Cincinnati Reds (51-65) return from a ten game West Coast road swing to host four different teams over 10 days at home. The homestand kicks off with a two game series against the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals whose 71-46 record is the best record in the American League. The Reds lost both […]

The Cuetoless Reds (43-53) finish their short 6-game road trip with a three game series in St. Louis. The Cardinals (63-35) currently have a six game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the best record in baseball (3.5 games over the Royals), and the best overall run differential. These two teams have not played since the […]

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 […]

Former Red, Edinson Volquez took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, before Devin Mesoraco broke it up with a leadoff single. The Reds would eventually take a 1-0 lead in the 8th inning, courtesy of another hit by Mesoraco. Jonathan Broxton couldn’t hold the lead in 8th inning though, as he allowed two earned runs […]

Power Rankings Week 1 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 1): 3-3, 3rd Place, 1.0 GB, 17 RS, 22 RA (-5) The Cardinals got off to a great start to the season, taking two of three from the Reds in Cincinnati. They did however struggle this weekend in Pittsburgh, dropping two of three. The Cardinals […]

With Sean Marshall and Johnny Cueto back on the mound, the Reds will confront difficult (in a wonderful way) decisions concerning their postseason roster. The Reds will likely carry eleven pitchers and fourteen position players on their postseason roster. It’s what most teams do and what the Reds did last year and in 2010. [Those eleven […]

It’s an early August Sunday afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds are attempting to sweep their new rivals to the throne, the surprising Pirates. The Elias Sports Bureau says that Cincinnati’s 22 wins in 25 games is a hot streak of historic proportions, one that even Johnny, Tony, Joe & Pete never crafted, a run not […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL San Diego 11 Cincinnati 5 W: E. Volquez (7-7) L: M. Leake (4-7) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –NL Co-Player of the Week Drew Stubbs homered in the first inning. Stubbs’ hot hitting continues, as he went 2-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. –Jay Bruce went 2-3 with two […]