Starting the Filthy Five
2017 Reds

Starting the Filthy Five

I’m sorry, you don’t trade Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Aroldis Chapman and Brandon Phillips and then give us Scott Feldman. But that’s what happened Monday when Bryan Price announced Feldman would take the mound for the Reds on Opening Day. Major league baseball teams choose Opening Day starters in advance for … Continue reading

Promotions, Hires, New Titles, and Other Exciting Miscellanea! Plus a huge oversight!
2016 Reds / 2017 Reds / Friends of Redleg Nation / Minors

Promotions, Hires, New Titles, and Other Exciting Miscellanea! Plus a huge oversight!

Man, this off-season seems longer than most. There’s nothing going on…and that’s probably the best thing for this organization, or so I’m trying to believe. Either way, it’s unfortunate for a group of devoted writers who like to publish words about the Cincinnati Reds (I’m talking about Redleg Nation here). The club isn’t giving us much to … Continue reading

The Bug
2017 Reds

The Bug

In my recent post on Joey Votto’s Hall of Fame chances, there was some interesting discussion. However, much of it got bogged down in the debate over whether or not Votto’s contract is “too much” of the payroll. While I get where people are coming from with this, there’s a problem in the logic and … Continue reading

What Dick Williams should say
2017 Reds

What Dick Williams should say

Reds GM Dick Williams has been generous in speaking with reporters about his offseason plans, at least in comparison to his predecessor. Williams – understandably – wants to convey a sense of action to calm rumblings that the front office isn’t being aggressive enough. But what folks, including national writers, may not understand about the … Continue reading