Don’t panic, Reds are one game out

The series with St. Louis went even worse than any Reds fan could have imagined. It might feel like the season is over now and the Reds are 6-7 games back of the Cardinals. However, the fact is they are just one game back and there is plenty of baseball left to be played, including […]

How will Reds’ starting rotation look rest of year?

Going forward, there is no question in my mind that the Reds’ starting pitching staff should be (in no particular order): Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Edinson Volquez and Travis Wood. However, there are some issues there. Number one is that the team wants to limit Leake’s innings – and rightfully so. The 22-year-old […]

Mesoraco’s season nothing less than shocking

I’ll admit it. I had pretty much written off Reds’ 2007 first-round draft pick Devin Mesoraco as a bust. The catcher struggled through his first three professional seasons offensively and wasn’t known as a great defensive player either. However, something has happened to the 22-year-old and that sure makes all Reds fans happy. Combined at […]

Dusty’s lineups are baffling at times

There is a good chance this will be my shortest blog entry ever. I generally like Dusty Baker. He’s not a great manager, but he’s not a bad one either. A lot of people (myself included) will make fun of the term “players manager” (or “players coach”) but that’s exactly what Dusty is. His guys […]

Strasburg show comes to Cincinnati

He’s more than lived up to the hype and Reds fans will get to see him up close tonight. Washington Nationals rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg will make his ninth career start at Great American BallPark this evening as Cincinnati looks for its third straight win (and perhaps a return to first place if the Cardinals […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Hey Now, You’re (Finally) An All-Star Edition

Four Redlegs in Summer Classic: Take notice because it might be a long time before we see this again. Cincinnati will have four representatives in Tuesday’s All-Star Game after Joey Votto won the National League’s “final vote” as expected on Thursday. Joining Votto in Reds uniforms will be the three original members of the team: […]

Wood set to make debut for Reds

Travis Wood was my pick to win the Reds’ No. 5 starter job coming out of spring training. They picked Mike Leake instead. This is why I’m blogging and they are running a baseball team. However, the 23-year-old Wood will make his Major League debut today against the Cubs and I’m very intrigued about the […]

Stubbs is overrated defensively

Drew Stubbs is the worst so-called “great” defensive player I have ever seen. He is a really fast CF who is good (not great) with the glove. He will get to balls that other players wouldn’t … and that’s why I call him good. But anyone who thinks he’s great defensively doesn’t watch enough baseball. […]


Mea culpa! But man it’s fun to be wrong in this case. The Reds – who never seem to play well on the West Coast and get blasted by nobodies like me for doing so – finished off a three-game sweep at Oakland Wednesday afternoon. The Reds are now 40-33, which puts them one game […]

The Return of the National League

  Most of the top prospects in baseball are in the National League, which indicates a power shift in future seasons. The AL has been the better league by far for several years, but that appears ready to change due to the infusion of talent that has hit the NL. Really, when you look at […]


The Reds should just stay home when they have a West Coast trip scheduled. They would at least save on travel costs that way. They never play well out there, but I thought they would at least be able to win a series – or at least a game – against a terrible team like […]

Yonder Alonso looking like a bust?

  Is it time to be completely impolite and call the Reds’ 2008 first-round draft pick Yonder Alonso the “B” word? No, not biatch. The other “B” word: Bust. Oh, you think it’s too early to label him as such? I can understand that point of view. But it’s certainly not too early to wonder […]

Reds Rapid Fire: 6/17

Afternoon delight: Just when it looked like the Reds might be headed for a June tailspin (Mike Leake is beginning to pitch like a rookie and Aaron Harang is still pitching like Aaron Harang) they rebound with a big 7-1 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon to avoid a sweep and remain in sole […]

Reds nab Grandal in first round; is he catcher of future?

The Reds hope they found their catcher of the future when they took Yasmani Grandal with the 12th overall pick of the 2010 MLB draft tonight. Grandal, 21, is 6-foot-2, 205 pounds and hails from the University of Miami. This marks the second time in the last three years that the Reds have drafted a […]

Reds return to first place

And the beat goes on for the Cincinnati Reds in close games. Following Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals – which allowed the Reds to win the series two games to one – the Reds are 5-1 in extra inning games this season. It was a key victory as it allowed Cincinnati to move […]