1. Cincinnati Reds Report Cards: Joey Votto

    Unfortunately, especially for the Cincinnati Reds, the baseball season is rapidly coming to a close. Just as in school, a student is issued a final grade for the season, it is within my power ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 246 reads 10 comments

  2. Cincinnati Reds Ride Houston's Nine-Game Losing Streak

    The Cincinnati Reds have used the nine-game losing streak of the Houston Astros as a springboard to tie them for fourth place in the National League's God-awful Central Division...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 57 reads 4 comments

  3. Tom Barlow: Baseball's Unfortunate First Drug Casualty

    In today’s technology-fueled society, if a professional athlete is caught up in a scandal, or meets an untimely demise, we are made aware of it instantly (or so it seems). Obviously that has not always been the case...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 634 reads 6 comments

  4. Does Showalter's MLB Alignment Provide Answers Or Present More Questions?

    Buck Showalter of ESPN has come up with his own version of how to align MLB divisions. First things first. He makes enemies of the entire state of Florida, as task number one is to eliminate two franchises...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 222 reads 24 comments

  5. Why Jonny Gomes Should Be the Cincinnati Reds' Left Fielder in 2010

    Jonny Gomes should be the Reds' left fielder in 2010. A bold statement, but a statement that is borne from facts. Gomes has been used as a part-time outfielder, sharing time with Chris Dickerson, Laynce Nix, and Wladimir Balentien...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 172 reads 8 comments

  6. Is Smokeless Tobacco OK in MLB ?

    Let me preface this article by saying that I do not nor have I ever used tobacco of any kind. Much has been said about athletes—baseball players specifically—being role models for youngsters...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 3,786 reads 7 comments

  7. Is This The End For Jim Thome?

    Is this the end of the line for Jim Thome? Is there nothing left for the big guy to do? Jim Thome is my favorite active player in MLB. I have always found him to be a very solid clutch power hitter with an excellent presence in the clubhouse...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 126 reads 4 comments

  8. MLB: If It's Broke, Fix It!

    It is time for MLB to re-design its scheduling system. No baseball fan in his or her right mind can get worked up watching the last place teams playing each other 15 times in the last three weeks of the season...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 264 reads 57 comments

  9. Is the National Baseball Hall of Fame a Place Just for Altar Boys?

    Baseball fans wake up! After reading an article by my good buddy and colleague Illya Harrell about how Pete Rose, as a manager, ruined the career of Mario Soto, I had to write this...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 370 reads 49 comments

  10. Cincinnati Reds Round-Table No. 6

    My God. Thursday afternoon, after 4:30, the whole staff has gone home for the day. Now I have to call each one of them and do a tele-round table. Whatever it takes...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 67 reads 3 comments

  11. One-Of-A-Kind MLB Records

    There are hundreds or thousands of records throughout the annals of Major League Baseball. Some are team records and some are individual records. Most records are followed by a long list of the next ranking numbers...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 1,905 reads 38 comments

  12. Cincinnati Reds Roundtable No. 5

    Come on in, get a cup of coffee, and have a seat. It is time for our weekly roundtable to begin. After dropping the series to St. Louis, we now find ourselves 15 games below the equator and 13...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 79 reads 7 comments

  13. Top 10 Base Runners in MLB Since 1954

    Selecting the best base runners of any time period is difficult to do. To go prior to 1954 is practically impossible, due to lack of pertinent data...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 4,056 reads 57 comments

  14. So Long Dave Weathers, It Has Been Nice To Know You

    On Sunday afternoon before the Reds beat the Giants, the Cincinnati braintrust was busy finalizing a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. They sent setup man Dave Weathers to the Milwaukee Brewers for a case of Miller and a thug to be named later...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 190 reads 4 comments

  15. Evan Longoria: He Isn't All That!

    Why does everyone think Evan Longoria is the best third baseman in baseball? I just wrote an article about the players I would take if I were starting a team, with no limitations...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 488 reads 98 comments

  16. The Top 10 Switch-Hitters In MLB History

    Switch-hitting is a very valuable asset in the game of baseball. If you can bat fairly well from both sides of the plate, you probably will not be platooned. You will also be immune to situational pitching late in the game...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 14,991 reads 51 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds Roundtable No. 4

    Cincinnati Reds Round-table called to order Thursday, August 6, 2009 Gentlemen, this is a rare instance where we have a round-table conference on a high note...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 134 reads 33 comments

  18. My $171,679,608 MLB Lineup + Verlander

    If I were starting a major league baseball team right now, and could choose whom I want of all the players available, I would look at the situation analytically...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 343 reads 84 comments

  19. Extra! Extra! Reds Drop To Cellar!

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it: The Cincinnati Reds are now in the cellar. It took them all year to do it, but by God they did it! Move over Bucs. Six losses in a row—that ties our season high...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 88 reads 2 comments

  20. An Open Letter To Double E (Edwin Encarnacion)

    First off let me say that I have been one of your harshest critics. All of that came from a place of endearment. You see, I really do like you Edwin. I have become so use to you that I feel like you are 30 or 31...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 206 reads 2 comments

  21. Cincinnati Reds Make Multiple Trades

    It is now official. The Reds are dead, Fred. We have tried to remain supportive, but unfortunately we can't do it by support alone. We could go Pittsburgh on the squad and send them all packing...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 462 reads 9 comments

  22. Three Herd Members on Preseason C-USA All-Conference Team

    Senior tight end Cody Slate has been picked along with two other Thundering Herd teammates to the Conference USA Preseason All-Conference Team, selected by the league's 12 head coaches...

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  23. Cincinnati Reds Roundtable No. 3

    It is Thursday morning and time for Roundtable No. 3. Good to see each of you today, and I can empathize with all those long faces. Buck up boys, things can't actually get much worse...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 87 reads 20 comments

  24. Article No. 100: The Last One ?

    Any time a person arrives at a milestone, it is worth mentioning. I realize I am only one of thousands of writers who have used the Bleacher Report readers as a springboard with which to fan his or her passion...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 139 reads 29 comments

  25. The Perfect Game That Became Imperfect

    Every time someone pitches a perfect game, everyone realizes what a tremendous, albeit lucky feat it is. When I say lucky, I don't mean just plain luck, I mean universal luck...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about almost 5 years ago 251 reads 0 comments