St. Louis Cardinals* 93-56 – Pittsburgh Pirates 89-60 4.0 GB Chicago Cubs 87-62 6.0 GB Cincinnati Reds 63-85 29.5 GB (E) Milwaukee Brewers 63-86 30.0 GB (E) *clinched playoff berth Chicago Cubs The Cubs had a big week. They took 3 of 4 from the Pirates, and 2 of 3 from the Cardinals. They have […]

The Cardinals had to place Matt Holliday on the DL, but they are the only team in the MLB with 40+ wins. The Pirates and Cubs keep hovering around at 6.0 and 6.5 games back, and the two teams hold the #1 and #2 wild card spots. It is looking more and more likely that […]

We hear often that the St. Louis Cardinals are God’s gift to major league baseball. We hear they do everything the right way. The national media never misses the chance to put the saint in St. Louis. Right now, the Cardinals are the class of the NL Central in the standings. They have won the […]

Welcome to the second week of Central Intelligence, the column of the happenings around the NL Central (published each Monday morning).  Last week, I gave you a preview of each team. This week, we will roll out the preseason NL Central power rankings, I’ll give you my predictions, the All-NL Central preseason team, and the […]

GM Walt Jocketty confirmed that the Reds have been in discussions with the Rockies. In addition to the discussions that we mentioned earlier, Jocketty said they also were involved, briefly, in Matt Holliday talks: Jocketty said the Reds did talk to the Rockies about Matt Holliday, who is Oakland A’s-bound. “Definitely,” he said. Did it […]

At least according to John Fay and the Denver Post… But he thinks it would cost Johnny Cueto, at least. Bill LackI’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in […]

–The Reds will be looking for a big right-handed bat in the off-season, evidently. Matt Holliday and Magglio Ordonez are names mentioned that might be available in trade, but I can’t see either of those happening. The only free agent that fits that bill is Pat Burrell, but he’s just like Adam Dunn. If he […]