25. May 2015 12:20
Glad to see Votto batting second again. Not happy to see Marquis still in the rotation. BHam batting after the pitcher.
24. May 2015 09:15
The Reds are not going to contend this season. Next season, given the current payroll commitments and projected arbitration raises, the team will be pushing $100M with only 15 players. This is without Cueto, Leake, and Pena. Bailey will also not be available at the beginning of the season. That means that the rotation will consist of DeSclafani as our ace and whatever mix of rookies and free agents the front office throws together. That t... [More]
23. May 2015 15:10
Not sure why I'm such a glutton for punishment but I'll probably watch some of today's game.
21. May 2015 14:39
Ok, so the last five days have sucked. The 2014 World Series participants showed us what a real team looks like, and it wasn't pretty. And as a result, we're suddenly four games under .500 and people are (rightfully) beginning to check out.
Looking at the numbers, though, there's actually some good news. Consider:
- Cueto and Chapman are still Cueto and Chapman, and for the time being, they're still Reds.
- Votto, if not looking fully recovered from last year's struggles, is awfully c... [More]
20. May 2015 16:31
To paraphrase the CSN song Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, "It's getting to the point where it's no fun anymore..."
Judging by the turnout on the blog last night, I'm probably not alone in that sentiment.
As I watched last night's game, I wanted to be a Royals fan. They have a really good young team that's putting up some gaudy hitting and bullpen numbers. I would share them with you but they're just too depressing. Okay, here's one: They lead MLB in doubles with 85. The Reds are dead last with 38. Her... [More]
19. May 2015 17:02
Ashland will be at tonight's game, sporting his Reds gear and rooting for the good guys, so that has to be worth a run or two, right?
Interesting lineup tonight--look how far down in the order Bruce and Mes are batting. And BHam vanquished to #9. Crazy different lineup from Opening Day.
17. May 2015 10:31
(line stolen directly from Jamie Ramsey)
Heston will try and part the Reds’ “C” this afternoon at Great American Ball Park
16. May 2015 13:53
Billy on the bench tonight in favor of Boesch. I'm okay with that. I'm also okay with Ash's idea to have Billy bat right-handed only.
Tonight's game might be interrupted by a pop-up shower or two--hope not. We have a party to attend that is scheduled to be outdoors--uh oh. Hope to be home for the second half of the game, assuming it starts on time.
15. May 2015 09:39
So Lorenzen and Iglasias will BOTH be staying in the Reds bullpen until the Reds need another 5th starter - at that time it's kind of assumed Lorenzen will be the guy to make that start. This will help keep their IP down and allow them to help the big league team which desperately needs help in the pen anyway. I'm cool with all this, actually I think this is what a lot of us mentioned to start the season, it just took the Reds a month or so to get on board with the RO plan.... [More]