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WHO REALLY IS THE REDS ‘ACE’?

In the grand scheme of things, who a team’s ‘ace’ pitcher is really doesn’t matter, except on Opening Day and the first game of a playoff series.  Most Reds fans have considered Johnny Cueto the teams ‘ace’ for the past … Continue reading

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Stuck On The Ludwick Problem

The Reds move onto Pittsburgh for the weekend, always a team and always a venue that give them trouble.  But the Reds have met the enemy, and it is them, in a sense. They miss Ryan Ludwick. Look, there isn’t … Continue reading

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OPENING AND CLOSING ACT…AND OTHER STUFF

You’ve got to love this.   Apparently Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman spent a few free hours at the MLB Cave in New York City last week.   He starts, Chapman closes in Reds games.  So you’ve got an opening and closing … Continue reading

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NO TIME FOR FUN AND GAMES

In theory, I agree totally with what Dusty Baker is trying to do.  He’s been around the block once and twice and knows he has to keep everyone of the 25 players on the Reds roster sharp and ready, just … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHTS ON A RANDOM WEDNESDAY

Please make all this “what if we hadn’t traded Josh Hamilton” talk stop.   What if Napoleon had B-52 bombers?  What if the sun explodes and we all live off solar energy for three days and then die?   “What ifs” are … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHTS ON A RANDOM THURSDAY

Over/Under on how many of the 10 draft picks the Bengals just selected make either the final roster or the practice squad?   I’m setting it at seven….. The one rookie I really want to see this weekend wasn’t drafted.  Vontaze … Continue reading

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THE REDS DO THE RIGHT THING

The motivation for any team is the win.  Plain, simple, end of story.   Nothing else in the world of sports matters.   For awhile, the past few days, many in the greater Cincinnati area wondered if the Reds would make the … Continue reading

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HERE’S SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR CINCINNATI REDS

What we’re seeing this year from the Reds is eerily (discouragingly?) like what we saw from them last year.  Only worse.    Last year, it seemed as though if the Reds couldn’t hit the long ball,  they couldn’t score.  They’re scoring … Continue reading

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ENJOY BRANDON PHILLIPS THIS YEAR. NEXT YEAR? WELL….

Brandon Phillips isn’t a happy camper out in spring training camp in Goodyear, Arizona.  That’s what he told me last week, while I got a first hand look at the 2012 Cincinnati Reds.   His agent and Reds GM, Walt Jocketty … Continue reading

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5 THINGS THAT MUST HAPPEN THIS SEASON IF THE REDS WANT TO CONTEND

Opening day is six weeks from this coming Thursday.  And if every baseball expert hasn’t bought into the Reds, most if not all have acknowledged they would not be surprised if the Reds win the NL Central. Talking about something … Continue reading

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