2011 Reds / The Phenom

50.2 innings

Mike Leake and Aroldis Chapman were highly accomplished 22-year-olds when they arrived as rookies to the Reds’ brand new Spring Training complex in Goodyear, in February 2010. Leake, as a junior the previous year at Arizona State, compiled a 16-1 record with a 1.71 ERA.  He (not Stephen Strasburg) was named 2009 National Player of … Continue reading

Reds - General

Free Agents

According to Mark Sheldon, here is the list of Reds who are now eligible for free agency: Bloomquist, Willie Cairo, Miguel Edmonds, Jim Hernandez, Ramon Lincoln, Michael Rhodes, Arthur Springer, Russ If I were Walt Jocketty, the Reds probably would have finished in last place this year. Also, I would make a push to sign … Continue reading

2010 Reds / RN Radio

Redleg Nation Radio #57: Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin’ toward October

The Reds are staring down the barrel of October, and it’s time for another Redleg Nation Radio podcast. Bill and I discuss everything from Brandon Phillips to Willie Bloomquist to the potential playoff rotation to Dusty Baker’s karma. Enjoy! You can listen with the player at the bottom of this post or right-click here to … Continue reading

2010 Reds

Willie Bloomquist, Cincinnati Red

The Reds have acquired utility man Willie Bloomquist from the Royals for cash.  The headline from our new buddy Rob Neyer is pretty amusing:  “Reds acquire Bloomquist, clinch pennant.”  Rob is understandably perplexed as to why Walt Jocketty would trade for a 684-OPS hitting journeyman, who’s not eligible for the post-season or signed for next year. … Continue reading