2010 Reds / 2011 Reds / Big Red Machine / Reds - General / Reds History / Reds Trivia

Short Hops

Here’s a few links I’ve found that I believe you’ll find interesting to read while you watch the World Series on what used to be considered the world’s greatest waste of time… — Paul Daugherty interviews former Reds General Manager Wayne Krivsky on the Josh Hamilton–Edinson Volquez trade. I supported the trade at the time … Continue reading

2010 Reds

Our Championship

Tuesday night’s game was thrilling, liberating, life-affirming, and everything else. And it belongs to a whole lot of people who sweated, cried, and suffered over the last ten years. It belongs to Jay Bruce and his hop-off HR, obviously, but also to Dan O’Brien who drafted him in 2005 (along with Travis Wood, Sam LeCure, … Continue reading

2006 Reds / 2009 Reds / 2010 Reds / Reds - General

Trade Deadline Stories

I’m always interested in reading about what goes on behind-the-scenes of baseball front offices. As a bonus to the topic in today’s Baseball Tonight Clubhouse online article, ESPN’s J.P. Ricciardi shares a couple of Reds-related trade deadline stories. First, the Scott Rolen trade was almost undone by technical difficulties. As we were trying to send … Continue reading

Reds - General

Stability

I don’t know what to make of this, but I thought it might trigger some interesting discussion. From a Hal McCoy Q&A over at DDN: Q Isn’t the problem with the Reds the manager (Dusty Baker), as it has been since Jack McKeon was dropped? — Will, Dayton A Let’s see, since McKeon they’ve had … Continue reading

2009 Reds

The Rolen Effect

We aren’t going to rehash the merits of the Scott Rolen trade (again), but there was a very interesting nugget in this John Fay piece (which is substantially what appears in today’s Enquirer): The Rolen trade is Castellini’s latest attempt to change things with one move. It’s along the lines of the hiring of Dusty … Continue reading

2005 Reds / 2006 Reds / Reds - General / Reds History / Reds Trivia

Redleg Trade Review: Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez

July 13, 2006: The Cincinnati Reds trade Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals for Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris, Gary Majewski and Daryl Thompson. The 2005 Reds team was a team of transition. Following the 2004 season, all-time great shortstop Barry Larkin had retired, and Felipe Lopez had moved … Continue reading