This week’s respondents are Nick Carrington, Chad Dotson, Chris Garber, Bill Lack and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Should the Reds trade Raisel Iglesias this offseason? Nick: The Reds should trade anybody in the right deal including Iglesias. He’s a dominant reliever, and contending teams have paid a premium for such talent in the past. […]

It’s a fun question to ponder, but settling on an answer was harder than I expected. I’ve never witnessed a no-hitter or perfect game, never seen someone homer four times or collect hit #4,192, and never experienced division-clinching walk-off heroics. After mentally rewinding through three decades of fandom (and taking a quick glance through some […]

Dick Williams–the Reds general manager or the guy in charge of the rebuild or the guy who took over for Walt Jocketty or the guy who literally pilots the Reds off-the-field decisions and thus holds a fair amount of importance in this baseball world we choose to inhabit–mentioned the other day that the Reds will be […]

We’ve known the condition from the start as Chapmania. It’s about to come to an end in Cincinnati. According to various sources, the Reds front office is aggressively shopping Aroldis Chapman at the GM meetings in Florida. The team’s closer of the last four years may be moved in the next 72 hours. There ought to […]

The Reds are not having a good season. The team has a lot of holes, many of them caused by injury. But the Reds do have some elite players. Joey Votto is a superstar. Todd Frazier is having an MVP type of season. Johnny Cueto has been a Cy Young caliber pitcher for several years now. […]

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 […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 7 W: J. Axford (6-6) L: A. Chapman (3-5) BOX SCORE –With the Reds on the verge of a win that would have lifted them to second place in the NL Central, Aroldis Chapman blew it, surrendering a walkoff homer to Jonathan Lucroy. Ugh. For the […]

The “save” didn’t become an official statistic in baseball until 1969, although it had been tracked for years. The definition of a save itself was defined in 1960 by Chicago sportswriter Jerome Holtzman but it has been redefined, examined and criticized since. (The first official “save” went to Bill Singer on Opening Day 1969, who […]

I hadn’t written about this subject, because I really wanted the whole issue to go away. I should have known better than to be optimistic about that. Here’s our friend Dave Schoenfield from ESPN: Manager Dusty Baker — and the players — think Aroldis Chapman should remain the team’s closer; general manager Walt Jocketty, with […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 5 Houston 3 W: S. Marshall (3-3) L: F. Cordero (0-2) S: A. Chapman (19) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Sweep! –Another nice outing by Homer Bailey (ruined by Ondrusek, but more on that later). Bailey pitched seven shutout innings, giving up four hits, striking out seven. He did walk […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 4 Houston 2 W: M. Leake (4-6) L: F. Cordero (0-1) S: A. Chapman (18) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –With the Reds down 2-1, the Astros brought in our old friend Francisco Cordero to close out the game. I think you know what happened next. Zack Cozart single. Drew […]

The sun came out in Cincinnati today. It’s appropriately obscured a bit by the clouds, but it nonetheless is warmly shining through my windows. We learned yesterday of Ryan Madson’s torn and bloody right elbow joint, and with it the sad reality that his much-anticipated career with the Reds is over before it began. The […]