Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings will be held Monday through Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. (For those who haven’t visited the Gaylord, terming this hotel a gaudy monstrosity fails to do that phrase justice. I attended a high school journalism conference at the Gaylord and found myself […]

Last week I chose the best hitter this season for each team.  This week we’ll see who was the best pitcher this season for each team. AAA Louisville Bats It was hard to choose a winner here, but I’m going with Josh Smith for Bat’s best pitcher.  The 27 year old RH SP posted a […]

For the final time in 2015, the St. Louis Cardinals (88-51) will visit the Cincinnati Reds (57-81). The Cardinals are enjoying the best record in baseball in 2015, and come in with a magic number of 20 to clinch the NL Central. The Reds would love nothing more than to crash the Cardinals party, and […]

The minor league season is quickly drawing to a close.  This week we’ll take a look at how each team is faring in their division races and how some of the players are doing for each of the teams this season. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats currently stand at 63-75 on the season and in […]

The Cincinnati Reds (54-77) finish the three games series and six game road trip with an afternoon game in Wrigley against the Chicago Cubs (75-56). This is the last 2015 game for the Reds in Wrigley, but surprisingly the only Reds game in Chicago with an early afternoon start time. Even the weekend games this […]

Drafted by the Reds with the 14th overall selection in the 2012 amateur draft, Nick Travieso endured an uneven start to his professional career. The 6-2, 225-pound right-hander spent the rest of his draft year with the Arizona League League Reds (21 innings, 4.71 ERA/5.90 FIP, 6.00 K/9, 2.14 BB/9). Travieso, a Florida native, headed […]

In the Reds quest to provide us with the best draft pick possible for us to follow next year, they have grabbed a firm hold on last place in the NL Central.  They now have their sites set on overtaking  Colorado (1 GB), Miami (2 GB), and Philadelphia (3 GB) to obtain the number one […]

The Reds’ 2015 campaign can be broken down into four separate segments: Segment 1: The 4-0 start — remember Todd Frazier’s Opening Day thunderbolt? — and Bryan Price’s blow-up. Segment 2: Season-ending injuries to Devin Mesoraco and Homer Bailey as well as a nine-game losing streak in May curtailed any chance the Reds possessed at playoff contention. Segment […]

Hey, the Reds won one yesterday!  That makes them 2-4 on their 10 game west coast road trip with 4 to go against the Dodgers.  Yeah, the west coast never treats us nice does it?  Oh well, we got the minor leagues to look forward to right?  Let’s see what has been going on down […]

Way back in 2012, the Reds had one of the best rotations in baseball with Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, and Mike Leake all making at least 30 starts. Those were the days. On the backs of those arms (what?), the Reds won 97 games and a division championship. Fast forward three […]

The Reds first deadline trade has been completed and Johnny Cueto is off to Kansas City where he’ll get a shot at being in the post season this year.  The Reds got a pretty good haul of three LH SP in Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed in return.  I’ll touch on where these […]

Pitcher Nick Howard and shortstop Alex Blandino, the Cincinnati Reds top two selections in the 2014 draft, have hit the disabled list while playing for the club’s High-A affiliate, the Daytona Tortugas. A Tortugas spokesman said Thursday morning that Howard is suffering from soreness in his throwing shoulder and that Blandino has a fractured finger. Howard, […]