Johnny Cueto didn’t give up an extra base hit, just four singles – none of which was hit particularly hard. I don’t believe there was anything wrong with Cueto today other than the emotion of it being the last game he’ll pitch for the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. It’s hard to command […]

It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to trade Mike Leake. It’s the right decision to […]

If there was an All-Star team for city-wide event hosts, Bob Castellini and the city of Cincinnati would be Mike Trout. Kudos to them for throwing a gracious, thoughtful, fabulous affair. The bottom line was the guests had fun. In the end, the only thunder rumbled off of Todd Frazier’s bat and the only lightning flashes came […]

Let’s play a simple game: pairing two tradeable Reds and picking a team that would be the best destination for the set of players. (After all, the Reds best chance at a big return is for the club to package players.) Since Todd Frazier is not on the trading block, we’ll keep the list to […]

The All-Star break has finally arrived with Cincinnati and the Reds at center stage. The festivities are a wonderful showcase for an organization and city that has put a huge amount of thought and effort into the planning and preparation. We know how to throw a party. But it’s also an appropriate time to uncover […]

Chin up. Raisel Iglesias is going to be a good starting pitcher. Really good. Iglesias has shown flashes of dominance in several of his starts as he did today through four innings. That he hasn’t been able to sustain it is understandable. Iglesias didn’t pitch last year as he made his way to Great American […]

Jay Bruce has emerged from the depths of a nightmare April (.181/.310/.403) and has performed well enough from May until the present day to rebuild most — if not all — of whatever trade value he may have lost during his disastrous 2014 campaign. Don’t believe me? Well, let’s check on how Bruce’s 2015 numbers […]

Final R H E Minnesota Twins (40-36) 7 9 0 Cincinnati Reds (35-40) 11 17 0 W: Adcock (1-1) L: Pelfry (5-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Hey there, offense. Good to see you. The Reds scored 11 runs today on route to victory. Here is the complete list of Reds players who reached base at […]

The Steve Miller Band was scheduled to play a concert at Citi Field at the end of today’s game. You may be familiar with the reference in their most famous song The Joker to the pompatus of love. Turns out that Steve Miller just made up the word pompatus. Made it up. Kind of like the […]

It would be wrong to complain about the Reds offense lately. They’ve scored the third most runs this month in the National League. But tonight, they were stymied by Justin Nicolino who was making his first major league start. Less than three weeks ago, the 23-year-old gave up 7 earned runs in 3 innings to […]

Final — 13 innings R H E Detroit Tigers (34-32) 4 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (30-35) 8 16 0 W: Badenhop (1-2) L: Krol (1-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Todd Frazier homered in the fourth inning to give the Reds a 2-0 lead. Then, in the bottom of the 13th, Frazier […]

Here’s the conventional wisdom about J.J. Hoover: Hoover had two pretty good years (2012, 2013) in the Reds bullpen, then was terrible last year. Marty Brennaman recently referred to Hoover’s 2014 season as one of the worst any reliever has ever had. Hoover has bounced back strongly this year. That’s the standard tale and there’s a superficial […]