Bengals’ Struggles Should Come As No Surprise

Remember all those improvements the Cincinnati Bengals made during the offseason, addressing glaring needs? Of course you don’t; it never happened. It was obvious to everyone who follows the team that the Bengals needed a serious upgrade at safety. Reggie Nelson was fine at one of the spots (although he hasn’t played well for the […]

Putting A Wrap On Reds’ Season; Look Ahead

If you’re a Reds fan, that burn is going to stay with you for quite a while – perhaps until Opening Day. The Reds not only had the Giants on the brink of elimination in the NLDS, Cincinnati was legitimately a good team this year that had a chance to win the World Series. This […]

Marv Needs To Re-Take First-Grade Math

Let’s take a moment to discuss the latest blunder by Marvin Lewis. All right, it’s actually blunders, plural, in this case. The Bengals scored a touchdown to cut the Dolphins lead to 17-12 last Sunday in the early fourth quarter. The obvious choice there was to go for two and attempt to make it a […]

Reds To Face Giants In First Round Of Playoffs

The Cincinnati Reds will play the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 National League Divisional Series. Since nothing comes easy in the playoffs, I don’t mind the matchup for the Reds. The Giants are a good team, but they have some things working against them — such as the shocking decline of pitcher Tim Lincecum […]

Rapid Fire: Bengals Dominate Jags, Move to 3-1

Here are some rapid-fire thoughts after the Cincinnati Bengals’ dominated the host Jacksonville Jaguars to the tune of 27-10 on Sunday. AJ Green is one of the top-5 WRs in the NFL and it’s not even a legit debate: It’s amazing to make such a bold statement so early in his career, but it’s absolutely […]

Bailey Throws 15th No-No In Reds History

Boy was I wrong about Homer Bailey. I didn’t think he was horrible, but I never thought he’d put it together. I thought he was hard-headed and immature. And maybe he was at one point. But he’s turned himself into a mature, humble young man. And more-importantly for the Cincinnati Reds, he’s developed into one […]

Reds Take Central Crown

With their 6-0 blanking of the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in front of a sold-out Great American BallPark crowd on Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds clinched the 2012 NL Central Division championship. It marked the second time in three years that the five-time world champs have accomplished the feat, but this year’s team is so much […]

Reds First 2012 Team To Clinch Playoff Bid

The Cincinnati Reds became the first team in Major League Baseball this season to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Thursday. There are 12 games remaining in the season, but the Reds, at 91-59, have at least a wildcard birth wrapped up. And they can capture the NL Central Division championship for the second […]

Bengals Surge Into First Place!

Talk about a true, yet misleading headline. Enjoy it while it lasts my fellow Bengal sufferers. Cincinnati’s finest professional football team finds itself in a three-way tie for first-place in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. Hey, a three-way with the Ravens and Steelers! Just like you always dreamed about. It’s […]

Bengals Record Prediction, Roster

The Cincinnati Bengals will kick off their 2012 season one week from tonight in Baltimore against the Ravens on Monday Night Football. While the Bengals made the playoffs last season as a wildcard with a 9-7 record and return a young, talented team, I expect a small step backward this season. The team lost 40 […]

Hamilton Sets Steals Record

Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds’ Double-A affiliate has racked up 147 stolen bases on the season, eclipsing Vince Coleman’s professional record of 145. Coleman was also a minor-leaguer at the time and set his mark in 1983. Hamilton accomplished the feat on Tuesday when he swiped four bags for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Hamilton, […]

Reds Trade For Broxton; Surge To 23 Over .500

The Cincinnati Reds did make a relatively big move hours before the trade deadline on Tuesday – it just wasn’t the kind of move anyone predicted. Rather than improving their situation in centerfield and at the leadoff spot in the batting order by trading for a player like Shane Victorino or Denard Span, the Reds […]

Reds Rockin’ 60-40 Mark After 100 Games

With 100 games in the books of the 2012 season, the Cincinnati Reds are 60-40. That’s tied for the best record in all of Major League Baseball along with the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. Just like you anticipated, right? Hey, most Reds fans had high expectations entering this season, but no one could […]

Trade Upcoming For Reds?

As the Cincinnati Reds approach the All-Star break, they find themselves embedded in a three-team race for the National League Central championship. One game past the midpoint of the season, the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place at 46-37, the Reds are second at 45-38 (one game back) and the defending World Series champions, […]

Reds Draft Prep Pitcher Travieso In First Round

The Cincinnati Reds took high school pitcher Nick Travieso with their first-round selection (No. 14 overall) in the 2012 MLB draft. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Travieso is a right-hander whose fastball has been clocked as high as 99 MPH, and regularly sits in the 92-95 range. “I’ve hit it (99) a few times, not just once,” […]