1. MLB Trade Rumors: With Market Thinning Would Alejandro De Aza Fit with the Reds?

    The latest flurry of trades and signings have left the market threadbare. Teams searching for center fielders are stuck with high-dollar free agents or forced to negotiate a trade...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 2,605 reads 14 comments

  2. Cincinnati Reds: Ryan Ludwick Is Equivocating so What Is Contingency Plan?

    The Cincinnati Reds may just as well have phoned in their appearance at the Winter Meetings. The only thing they did was put an offer on the table to Ryan Ludwick and sit on their thumbs waiting for a reply...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 1,033 reads 7 comments

  3. MLB Winter Meetings 2012: Mediocre Performances = High-Dollar Contracts

    MLB teams apparently are willing to sign high-dollar contracts for mediocre performances. The Winter Meetings are a usual hotbed of deals, fake deals and rumors by the score. This year is no exception...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 902 reads 7 comments

  4. Cincinnati Reds: Is Billy Hamilton the Key to the Reds' Future?

    If you talk about signing an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds , the first question asked is about speedster Billy Hamilton ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 1,489 reads 20 comments

  5. Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto, Where Has All the Power Gone?

    Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto missed 49 games in 2012 due to injury. After his return to the lineup he failed to hit a home run even though he had 105 plate appearances, ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 1,304 reads 20 comments

  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey for Colorado's Dexter Fowler

    The wires were buzzing Sunday about the love the Cincinnati Reds have for Dexter Fowler. The same was said of the Colorado Rockies about Homer Bailey . Will the two loves intertwine to make a deal happen? I don't think so, not those two...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 3,085 reads 11 comments

  7. MLB Trade Rumors: Could the Cincinnati Reds Trade Leake, Stubbs for Alex Gordon?

    For the Cincinnati Reds, the free agent market has dwindled to very slim pickings. Michael Bourn is too expensive, Denard Span is now with the Nationals and B.J. Upton has been gobbled up by the Atlanta Braves...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 6,133 reads 35 comments

  8. Closer Jonathan Broxton and Cincinnati Reds Agree to $21 Million Deal

    According to Joe Kay of the Associated Press, the Cincinnati Reds have signed closer Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million contract. This transaction ties up a loose end and does a couple of things...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 412 reads 7 comments

  9. Cincinnati Reds: If Scott Rolen Doesn't Retire, What Will the Reds Do with Him?

    According to Jayson Stark , Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen has said that he may still want to play in 2013. Stark also said that the Reds "would like him back in some role...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 2,094 reads 12 comments

  10. Cincinnati Reds: Should Mesoraco Have Been Dealt to Padres Instead of Grandal?

    While everyone is waiting with baited breath to see who gets Michael Bourn , or what closer the Cincinnati Reds can sign, I would like to ask a very pointed question...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 1,662 reads 33 comments

  11. MLB Hall of Fame: Should Jeff Kent Be Elected in 2014?

    What are the chances that Jeff Kent will be voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014? I realize the voting is a little over a year from now, but I wanted to see what the consensus was at this point...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 2 years ago 3,696 reads 36 comments

  12. MLB Trade Rumors: Juan Pierre to the Cincinnati Reds?

    Here is a big question for you. Should the Reds trade or buy a player or two, or stand pat and work with what they have? Sounds like an easy question to answer, doesn’t it? You can hear the rumors bouncing off the walls...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 9,034 reads 32 comments

  13. Joey Votto's Injury Leaves Cincinnati Reds Without a .300 Hitter

    It is difficult to imagine a team winning a pennant, or even a division without having an active .300 hitter who is not a pitcher. That is the hand the Reds were dealt when former MVP Joey Votto was scheduled for surgery...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 692 reads 16 comments

  14. Scott Rolen's Return to the Cincinnati Reds Lineup: Pro or Con?

    Scott Rolen began the season as the starting third baseman and cleanup hitter for the Reds . He got injured and came out of the lineup on May 11 with a batting line of .174/.238/...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,045 reads 12 comments

  15. Todd Frazier Has Turned into a Real Gamer for the Cincinnati Reds

    With Scott Rolen still on the shelf there is really no where else to look for a successor other than Todd Frazier. He has really stepped up his game and his power is beyond belief...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,051 reads 11 comments

  16. Johnny Cueto: Has the Cincinnati Reds' Ace Lost His Confidence?

    Johnny Cueto was hit hard and often last night, as the lowly Colorado Rockies dealt him his second loss in his last three starts. The beginning to Cueto's season had the earmarks of a Cy Young Award-caliber year...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,388 reads 7 comments

  17. Todd Frazier's Walk-off Home Run Leads Reds to MLB-Leading 5th Straight Win

    Third baseman Todd Frazier clubbed a solo, walk-off home run last night to extend the Cincinnati Reds' MLB -leading win streak to five. They have knocked the Atlanta Braves out of first place in the NL East by beating them three straight nights...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 924 reads 5 comments

  18. Johnny Cueto Allows the Atlanta Braves to Rip Off His Cape

    Johnny Cueto , who was off to a fantastic start to the season, met his match to the ‘nth’ last night in Atlanta...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 354 reads 4 comments

  19. Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds Send Henry Rodriguez to Blow-Ville

    Waking up on Monday morning, Henry Rodriguez is one of the last people on earth I would want to be. Oh the pain, humiliation and self-loathing that must be going on between his ears...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 631 reads 2 comments

  20. Cincinnati Reds Mediocre Start: Putting a Positive Spin on It

    The Cincinnati Reds have been very inconsistent this young season. Strike that, Your Honor. Let's say it this way: The Reds are playing ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 1,397 reads 17 comments

  21. Sean Marshall of the Cincinnati Reds Gives Me Coco-itis When He Tries to Close

    Francisco Cordero (AKA “Coco”) got me hooked on Maalox when he was with the Cincinnati Reds . Heartburn City was where I was living...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 892 reads 16 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds Revisited: Josh Hamilton and Other Reds Who Have Moved on

    It is usually refreshing to take a look behind us and see what was once there. Baseball teams are no different. Ever since Curt Flood opened the door to free agency with his lawsuit in 1969, players come and players go...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 4,091 reads 29 comments

  23. Cincinnati Reds Prospect Billy Hamilton: Square Peg in Round Hole Syndrome?

    Geez, be stuck in court for two days as an expert witness, and you miss all the B/R excitement. I don't know where to begin...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 2,396 reads 81 comments

  24. Cincinnati Reds Claw Their Way Past Milwaukee Brewers into 2nd Place

    The Cincinnati Reds have been one of the National League's top run-producing teams the past couple years. This year they started off like they were poured out of a molasses jar...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 713 reads 31 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds' Bats Have Now Become a Cause for Concern

    The Cincinnati Reds are off to one of the poorest starts in the National League. Only the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres have a lower batting average after the Reds first nine games...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 2 years ago 450 reads 37 comments