Votto dominates MVP voting

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was named the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player in a runaway vote on Monday. Votto, 27, received 31 of the 32 first-place votes and beat out the likes of Albert Pujols and Carlos Gonzalez for the hardware. Votto led the Reds to the NL Central championship and their […]

Outsiders have no fear of this Reds October

Everyone is writing off the Cincinnati Reds in their playoff series against the Philadelphia Phillies and I absolutely love it. Honestly, if I had to bet my life, I’d take the Phillies to prevail in the best-of-five series. So, let’s get that out of the way right now. How-eh-vuh, I fully think the Reds have […]

Reds’ playoff roster will likely look like this

The Reds have announced their starting rotation for the best-of-five National League Divisional Series against the Philadelphia Phillies – and they announced they would carry a total of 11 pitchers – but they have not yet named their 25-man roster. In a surprise decision Edinson Volquez will get the start in Game One against Roy […]

How the Reds made the playoffs

It’s been a magical season that hopefully will last well into the postseason. Making it even more exhilarating is that not a single Reds fan expected this entering the year. Hell, I thought I was being optimistic predicting an 83-79 season after nine straight losing campaigns. So, what led to the Reds winning the NL […]

Party like it’s 1995: Reds are playoff bound

The Cincinnati Reds clinched the 2010 National League Central Division championship on Tuesday and did it in dramatic fashion courtesy of Jay Bruce’s walk-off home run against the Houston Astros. The only thing about this walk-off, however, is that not a single Reds player walked off the field. Rather, they stayed there for several minutes […]

Easy prediction: Reds will pick up Arroyo’s option

Bronson Arroyo has an $11 million club option in 2011 with a $2 million buyout. Translation: Expect to see him back with the Reds next season. And I think that’s a great thing. The Reds will basically go into spring training of next season with seven starting pitchers. However, how often does a starting rotation […]

Reds 6 up with just 21 left

The Cincinnati Reds haven’t played well lately, but the bottom line is that they are 6 games up on the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the NL Central with just 21 games remaining in the regular season (for the Reds). Cincinnati topped the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in 12 innings Friday night to […]

Chapman’s debut a resounding success

I would say I “saw” Aroldis Chapman throw a 102 MPH fastball tonight in his Major League Baseball debut, but it’s more like I “heard” it. The Cincinnati Reds’ 22-year-old phenom pitched a perfect inning of relief in the Reds’ 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers as they surged to seven games ahead of the […]

Welcome, Cuban Missile

The Cuban Missile is coming to Cincinnati and there is no crisis to speak of. Well, other than perhaps for opposing batters. Aroldis Chapman, the Reds’ 22-year-old sensation from Cuba, will finally be called up to the big club on Tuesday and is expected to give immediate help to the bullpen. The 6-foot-4 lefty racked […]

6 up with 31 games left

Barring a September meltdown, more and more it’s looking like the surprise 2010 Cincinnati Reds will be playoff bound. The Reds surged to a season-high six games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central on Monday with their latest heart-stopping, comeback win. Jay Bruce’s single in the 10th […]

Reds win 12-11 thriller; triple-crown threat Votto strikes again

Just when it looked like they were going to blow a huge lead – one of their few Achilles’ heels this season – the Cincinnati Reds pulled out a 12-11 victory over the host San Francisco Giants in 12 innings on Wednesday. The Reds led 10-1 at one point, but the Giants stormed back to […]

Reds surge to 4.5 games up; Bailey looks great

And the Reds keep on rolling. What a tremendous streak they are on and it couldn’t come at a better time. After being embarrassed in a three-game sweep at the hands of their only contender for the National League Central championship – the St. Louis Cardinals – and falling briefly out of first place, the […]

Reds’ pitching coach Bryan Price doing solid job

It has gotten lost in the shuffle to some extent, but Reds first-year pitching coach Bryan Price has done a solid job this season. (Or perhaps Dick Pole was just so bad that anyone looks great in comparison. But I digress.) And when I say “first-year pitching coach” I mean with the Reds. Price has […]

Leake to the ‘pen; Reds sign first-round pick

Tuesday was quite an eventful day for the first-place Cincinnati Reds. And that was before they even took the field in Phoenix against the Arizona Diamondbacks. First up, the team made the decision to put rookie Mike Leake in the bullpen for the rest of the season. The rationale is they can limit his innings […]