Category Archives: Reds

Billy Hamilton has picked it up

Billy Hamilton started the season going 0-for-12 and then 1-for-7. After going 0-for-4 on April 14 against Pittsburgh, the Reds’ rookie center fielder and leadoff hitter was batting a hapless .140. Since then, however, Hamilton has picked it up considerably. … Continue reading

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Johnny Cueto is back and better than ever

It’s easy to forget that a year ago, Johnny Cueto was hopping on and off the disabled list, making just 11 starts, winning just five games, pitching a grand total of 60.2 innings.

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A quick five-spot on Reds’ Bryan Price

Five quick things on Bryan Price, introduced as the Reds’ new manager: 1. Let me going on the record as liking the hire. The 51-year-old Price has done a terrific job with the Reds pitchers and appears to have great … Continue reading

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Report: Reds to name Bryan Price manager today

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Reds pitching coach Bryan Price will be named the team’s new manager today. It’s a good choice. Price has done a tremendous job with the Reds pitchers and while he may not be the … Continue reading

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Reds could actually be looking to deal Brandon Phillips

A couple of weeks ago a fellow media member passed along a rumor that the Reds were looking to unload second baseman Brandon Phillips, he of the 100-RBI season but a tempestuous personality. I didn’t believe it. I’m starting to … Continue reading

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Tennessee marching band director fired for “whining”

Tennessee has fired the band director who complained about the marching band’s reduced role at UT football games. AP reports that Gary Sousa was relieved of his duties Monday by university president Jimmy Cheek. ”You will not earn my support … Continue reading

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Mid-day links: Steve Spurrier, the brat

Some mid-day notes and links: – Steve Spurrier is a brat. That’s the crux of Pat Jordan’s compilation of quotes, anecdotes and original interviews concerning the South Carolina football coach who is 19-1 against Kentucky. “He was always a pain … Continue reading

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With Dusty Baker out, where do the Reds turn next?

There was no Friday freak-out this morning when Twitter dropped word that the Reds had pink-slipped skipper Dusty Baker. Never mind that Cincinnati’s sweatband-loving manager had guided his team to the playoffs three of the past four years. The Reds … Continue reading

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Should the Reds trade Aroldis Chapman?

In my post-mortem on the Cincinnati Reds, I say the Wild Card losers lacked toughness and leadership. On his blog, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty goes through the Reds lineup position-by-position with suggestions, etc. It pains him to say it, … Continue reading

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There’s nothing unfair about a Wild Card game

With the listless Reds’ 6-2 loss to the Pirates last night in the National League Wild Card game, heard some talk about the supposed unfairness of a one-game, winner-take-all format to a baseball playoff. Here’s the thing: It’s supposed to … Continue reading

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