1. February 2016 13:57
I've seen numerous people on social media refer to the 2016 Reds as a "minor-league team"--often when describing why they won't attend many if any games this season. They seem to believe that jettisoning Frazier and Chapman, and Cueto and Leake before them, means that the Louisville Bats will be in playing in Reds uniforms at GABP this season.
I want to slap them upside the head for at least two reasons:
1. If by "minor-league team" they mean that our lineup will be filled with green prospects... [More]
24. January 2016 16:57
Here's the latest rumor on Bronson Arroyo. It's not much, but I'll say again that I'd LOVE to have Bronson on the staff this year. http://www.baseballessential.com/news/2016/01/24/sources-bronson-arroyo-throws-for-reds-in-cincinnati/
Gene, I'm guessing you got hit hard with the blizzard in WV. Holding up okay?
6. January 2016 13:17
29. December 2015 21:20
I've been chippy about the Reds this off-season, so allow me a somewhat optimistic musing as this year comes to a close.
Here's something Paul Daugherty wrote in a column today:
26. December 2015 10:20
Time for a new thread yet again.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and can now start counting down the days until pitchers and catchers report (and the Reds' Facebook pointed out that we are exactly 100 days from opening day).
18. December 2015 11:49
Another thread has timed out and left us all hanging as to whether the BP to Washington trade goes through and who would be involved. Thought it was time for another starter, so here it is.
10. December 2015 12:09
I see that we have again timed out, so here is a new thread to talk about who is going, who may be going, who has shot whom, etc.
2. December 2015 10:17
Reds Fest is coming this weekend. Hebron, if you're out there, I know you were looking for tix. I'm sorry to say that the person who shares my season package wanted them, so she had first dibs and got them. Hope you're still able to attend and enjoy.
23. November 2015 11:24
Time for a new thread as the prior one is closed to comments. This will probably be a quiet week on the baseball front, so what better way to usher in Turkey Day than this episode of WKRP that remains one of my all time favorite clips.
[video src="WKRP 'As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly' Thanksgiving.mp4"]
15. November 2015 13:48
I was chagrined the other day when Kimbrel went to the Red Sox for FOUR prospects. I was hoping Boston would be our partner in a Chapman trade, and four prospects sounded like a good haul.
Then I saw who the prospects were. NONE of the four will be ready for the majors next year, and the best of them is a BHam clone (speedy CF w/o power). No thanks.
When we trade Chapman (and I hope it's a when, not if), I hope we get at least one young bat (preferably an outfielder) who can start for us next ... [More]