Brandon Phillips Thriving as Cincinnati Reds’ Leadoff Hitter


  In the 12 games since Brandon Phillips was switched to the leadoff position, he is putting up some phenomenal numbers. It also has catapulted him to a 12-game hitting streak. After the Reds had lost seven of eight games […]

Reds Win 4th Straight on Joey Votto’s 14th Inning Walk-Off HR

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  The Cincinnati Reds have been finding ways to lose games all season. Coming into Sunday’s game against Washington, they had a Pythagorean of 71-61, although only a .500 record. That is one of the best indicators of the luck, […]

Ramon Hernandez Claimed off Waivers but Retracted by Reds


  Cincinnati Reds’ catcher Ramon Hernandez was claimed off waivers by an unnamed team and pulled back, meaning he will stay with the Reds throughout the 2011 season, according to John Hayman of It brings to mind an adult […]

Nationals vs. Reds: A Battle of Mediocrity?

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  2011 has been a season of frustration for several MLB clubs. The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds are two of them and are facing each other for the last time this season. After mortgaging the farm to obtain […]

Reds Split Doubleheader With Florida Marlins to Win Series

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The Cincinnati Reds lost the first game of a weather-related doubleheader against the Florida Marlins, 6-5 yesterday at Sun Life Stadium (or whatever they call it now). Hurricane Irene had created thoughts about possible evacuations on Thursday, causing the Marlins […]

Yonder Alonso Gets First Start at 1B; Has 4 RBI as Reds Whip Marlins


  Rookie Yonder Alonso has just added more fuel to the fire. The fire, or course, is finding a place to play the strong Cuban. On his first homecoming as a major leaguer, in front of 200+ friends and family […]

MLB’s Silent Destroyer: An Open Letter to Jim Thome


Dear Jim, Congratulations on doing what only a few men have done, and even fewer will do in the future. You climbed Mount 600 with the consistency most could only dream of. Your 600th home run showed up more as […]

Edinson Volquez Flirts With Perfection: What Will The Reds Do With Him?


    Last night Edinson Volquez pitched for the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds Triple A affiliate, against the Toledo Mud Hens. Making his ninth start since being demoted in mid-July, Volquez was perfect through five innings. He was tagged […]

How Much Longer Will the Cincinnati Reds Platoon Ramon Hernandez and Ryan Hanigan?


    Much has been said and written about the two-headed catcher on the Cincinnati Reds known affectionately as ‘Hernigan’. It is simply a confluence of the names Hernandez and Hanigan. Part of the reason that Ryan Hanigan gets as […]

Dontrelle Willis Has Proved To Be A Good Acquisition for the Reds

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    The former Rookie-of-the-Year and Cy Young runner-up, Dontrelle Willis has been up and down in his major league career. He started out in 2003 as a 21-year old rookie with the Florida Marlins after being drafted in the […]

Don’t Blame Sappelt, Alonso or Heisey – The Reds Problem is a Lack of Synergy

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    It is easy to point fingers at players and place unwarranted blame on them. Rookie Dave Sappelt is only hitting .195 but don’t lay the blame completely on him. In his 10 games since being called up from […]

Is Cincinnati Reds’ Johnny Cueto the Best Starting Pitcher in the National League?

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I can already hear the chorus of all the dissenters calling out the names of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum among others. It may come as a surprise to many baseball fans to learn that Johnny Cueto has […]