The trade market is rife with starting pitching talent — much more so than in recent years. For a Cincinnati team desperate to improve its rotation, this is welcome news. The free-agent market for starters is fairly top-heavy, giving the Reds a lot of competition to overcome to sign a big name such as Patrick […]

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 […]

Four series wins in a row. And this one wasn’t against the Atlanta Braves or Last Place LaRussas. The San Francisco Giants are at the top of the NL West in an even-numbered year. This win was against Madison Bumgarner. The Reds are 9-3 since the arbitrary starting-point of the All-Star break. They have tomorrow […]