2012 Reds

“Not close on anything.”

John Fay reported a few minutes ago that the Reds are saying a trade isn’t imminent. “We’re not really close on anything,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. Jocketty said something similar on December 14, 2011: “But we’re still not close on anything. It’s very frustrating.” Then two days later, this happened. Within a week, so did this. … Continue reading

2012 Reds / Reds - General

What now?

It seems like only yesterday when all we had to worry about was Todd Frazier’s playing time, a deluge of sacrifice bunts, Juan Pierre and the incredible disappearing Aroldis Chapman. Where did those far happier times go? Welcome Nation, to the new, grim reality of obsessing over Joey Votto’s left meniscus. Obligatory outrage section.The Reds … Continue reading

2012 Reds / Reds - General / Trade Deadline / Willy Taveras OBP Watch

Juan Pierre, no thanks. Shane Victorino, much better.

Buster Olney from ESPN tweeted last night that the Reds have shown interest in Phillies OF Juan Pierre. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports reported last week that the Reds had kicked the tires on Phillies CF Shane Victorino. Presumably, the Reds primary interest in either player would be as a rental lead-off hitter. Neither player is signed … Continue reading