Reds Have Found Their Closer In Chapman

Something had to give eventually. No one as good as Aroldis Chapman — or as high-paid — remains as a set-up man out of the bullpen for long. Chapman was either destined for a spot in the starting rotation (which was my guess) or the closer’s role. Well, 28 months after the Cuban defector signed […]

Reds Have Found 3B Of Future (And Present) In Frazier

Todd Frazier is getting a trial run as the Cincinnati Reds’ starting third baseman and the rookie is making the most of it. Frazier, 26, nearly single-handedly led the Reds to a 6-3 win over the host New York Mets on Wednesday with the first two home run game of his young career. He’s now […]

Cueto, Chapman Putting Up Video Game Stats

The Cincinnati Reds moved over the .500 mark (13-12) with a 6-1 win over the host Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Johnny Cueto picked up the complete-game victory for the Reds and is now 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA on the season. Any questions about whether Cueto was “truly an ace” have quickly been answered. His […]

Bengals Third-Day Draft Recap: Charles A Fourth-Round Steal?

The Cincinnati Bengals appeared to land one of the biggest steals of the third day of the 2012 NFL Draft when they selected tight end Orson Charles from Georgia in the fourth round (No. 116 overall). Charles (6-2, 251, 4.7) was ranked as the third-best TE in the draft by the vast majority of draft […]

Bengals Get Good Value On Second Day With Still, Sanu

On the second day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected defensive tackle Devon Still from Penn State, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from Rutgers and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson from Clemson. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Still – who was projected as a late first-round pick by some – was taken in the second round […]

Bengals Draft Kirkpatrick, Zeitler In First Round

With their two first-round picks in the 2012 NFL Draft – Nos. 17 and 27, respectively – the Cincinnati Bengals chose cornerback Dre’ Kirkpatrick from Alabama and offensive guard Kevin Zeitler from Wisconsin. The Bengals originally had the 21st overall pick, but traded it to New England for the Patriots’ first-rounder (the Zeitler pick) and […]

Bengals Rapid Fire: Staying Active As Draft Nears

The Cincinnati Bengals have made three more key signings and a trade since last we left you. The free-agent signings included offensive guard Jacob Bell, outside linebacker Manny Lawson and cornerback Terence Newman. The trade sent 2008 first-round draft bust Keith Rivers to the New York Giants in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Phillips Cashes In Too

Here are some quick notes on the Cincinnati Reds, who are off to a 3-4 start to the season. * It was great to see the team sign Brandon Phillips to a 5-year, $60 million extension (6-years, $72.5 million counting the $12.5 million Phillips is making this year) right on the heels of the huge […]

Votto re-signs for 10 years, $225 million

There’s a party going on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years (2023 to be exact). So bring your good times and your laughter too, we’re gonna celebrate your party with you. Come on now, cel-e-bra-tion. Let’s all celebrate and have a good time. (Fast-forward a bit…) Cel-e-brate good times, c’mon! Let’s celebrate. […]

Reds set Opening Day roster

The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2012 season carrying just 11 pitchers as the team set its Opening Day roster on Monday. The season-ending injury to Ryan Madson, coupled with the trade of third baseman Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Triple-A reliever JJ Hoover, made the final cuts somewhat easy for […]

Bengals Actually Having Decent Offseason

Mea culpa! Just when it looked like the Bengals were having an extremely-poor offseason – even for their cheap/incompetent standards – they finished somewhat strong on the free-agent front. They didn’t make any earth-shattering moves, but they made some solid signings. Among that group included five free agents from the outside, and five players that […]

Madson Done For Season

Reds closer Ryan Madson will have Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2012 season, as first reported by John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday. A ligament in Madson’s right elbow is “torn off the bone” according to Fay. The Reds signed Madson to a one-year, $8.5 million contract, which was believed to […]

Opening Day Approaching Fast; Analyzing Spring Stats

The Cincinnati Reds will open the 2012 season on Thursday, April 5, which is just 15 days away. The Reds – who now have 19 spring training games under their belt (8-11) – will host the Miami Marlins on “Opening Day” at 4:05 p.m. ET. (It’s too bad MLB has allowed the tradition of beginning […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Spring heating up

With nearly a full week of spring training games behind the Cincinnati Reds, a few notable items have come to the forefront: Starting lineup set: Manager Dusty Baker appears set on his lineup, and it goes a little something like this: Brandon Phillips – 2B Zack Cozart – SS Joey Votto – 1B Ryan Ludwick/Chris […]