1. MLB Matchup: Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto vs. St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols

    This is the first in a series of match-ups that I will be soliciting your opinions on in the coming days. It is interesting to highlight the careers of two players as well as their current performances/abilities...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 908 reads 24 comments

  2. Cincinnati Reds: Aroldis Chapman's Biggest Problem Could Be the Radar

    The first thing that comes to mind when you talk about Aroldis Chapman is 105 mph. That is what he is known for, the fastest pitcher in history. He actually threw one 106 mph recently, although I don’t know how widely accepted that one is...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 1,192 reads 19 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds Mug Chris Carpenter, Sweep Cardinals to Move into 1st Place

    The Cincinnati Reds had a good weekend, leap-frogging the St. Louis Cardinals to gain first place in the National League Central Division. The Cards came to town leading the division by a mere half-game...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 379 reads 7 comments

  4. Cincinnati Reds' Jonny Gomes Is No. 3 in NL SecA, but Is Below Mendoza Line

    Anyone who has read my articles for any length of time knows I am not a strong advocate of Sabermetrics. I have argued tooth and nail with the young bucks in the baseball community about it...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 340 reads 1 comments

  5. Cincinnati Reds: Are They the Best Team in the NL Central ?

    After the first month of the season, are the Reds still the team to beat in the NL Central Division? They have most of the same faces from their division-winning 2010 season...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 793 reads 20 comments

  6. Edgar Renteria: The Cincinnati Reds' Most Pleasant Surprise

    The Cincinnati Reds knew what a great team they had prior to spring training. They realized they had a very good young pitching rotation and a young bullpen anchored by veteran Coco Cordero...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 777 reads 13 comments

  7. Do Matt Holliday, Albert Pujols & Lance Berkman Make the Best Trio in MLB?

    Several teams have very good players in their three, four and five holes in the batting order. However I don’t think any are as good as the St. Louis Cardinals this season...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 1,961 reads 68 comments

  8. Brandon Phillips Bats Cleanup as Cincinnati Reds Thump Milwaukee Brewers

    Now that Scott Rolen has been officially placed on the DL, Cincinnati Reds skipper Dusty Baker moved the lineup around a little bit in the series opener in Milwaukee...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 688 reads 0 comments

  9. Nick Masset Is Culpable for All 4 Cincinnati Reds Losses

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. That is an idiom as old as time itself. The third time is the charm. That is another ancient excuse served up by a two-time loser...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 1,196 reads 31 comments

  10. Josh Hamilton Breaks Arm: That Happens When You Head-First Slide into Home Plate

    Texas Ranger’s center-fielder Josh Hamilton is sitting on the Disabled List with a broken arm pointing blame at his third-base coach...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 3 years ago 1,749 reads 12 comments

  11. Nick Masset's Two Losses Keep Cincinnati Reds Fans off Francisco Cordero

    If Nick Masset is doing nothing else, he is keeping writers and fans off the back of Coco Cordero. Last season, I usually became sick in the ninth inning when I saw the wild bull come in from the bullpen...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 621 reads 6 comments

  12. Chris Heisey Could Make the Cincinnati Reds MLB's First 4-Man Outfield

    After watching the early play of outfielder Chris Heisey , it could be a reasonable plan to institute a four-man outfield...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 1,579 reads 5 comments

  13. Ryan Hanigan Powers the Cincinnati Reds' Three-Game Sweep of the Brewers

    If the Milwaukee Brewers are the chief contenders for the Reds’ NL Central crown, all looks good in the Queen City. The Reds just swept the Brew Crew at Great American Ballpark with a 12-3 pasting that was powered by 19 hits...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 412 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB All-Stars at Each Position by the Letter 'B'

    This is the second article in a twenty-some volume series selecting players at each position by the beginning letter of their last name. Some letters such as I, O, Q, U, Y and Z will probably not field a time...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 440 reads 8 comments

  15. MLB All-Time Stars at Each Position by the Letter: 'A'

    This is the first in a series of probably twenty-some lists. I doubt some letters, such as I, Q, U, Y and maybe Z, will be able to field a team. I may be wrong, we shall see...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 755 reads 10 comments

  16. Cincinnati Reds Trim More Fat: Dontrelle Willis, Jeremy Hermida Sent to Minors

    With Opening Day only three days away, the Cincinnati Reds roster is looking more like the walking wounded than a defending division champion...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 1,880 reads 2 comments

  17. Tampa Bay Rays: All-Franchise Team

    This is the sixth offering in my series of All-Franchise teams. Since Tampa Bay along with Florida are relatively new franchises, I have relaxed the rules a tad for the two. There is no minimum requirement as to tenure with the franchise...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 2,752 reads 7 comments

  18. Cincinnati Reds: Is It Time for Chris Heisey To Take Jonny Gomes' Job?

    Let me preface this article by saying that Jonny Gomes is one of my favorite players on the Reds . I am wondering if being "unofficially" awarded the left-field job prior to the start of camp hasn't sapped the slugger of his hunger...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 76 reads 20 comments

  19. Cleveland Indians All-Franchise Team

    I present to you the All-Franchise Team for the Cleveland Indians. My rules are simple; a player must have played for a franchise for a minimum of five years. All statistics used are while the player was with the franchise...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 3,048 reads 9 comments

  20. Baltimore Orioles Franchise: All African-American Team

    This is the third installment in this series. I am compiling All-Franchise Teams based on African Americans. The idea came to me as the result of a comment made by Joe Morgan who brought to light the decline in African-American players in MLB...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 149 reads 13 comments

  21. MLB Hall of Fame: Making a Belated Case for Tommy John

    Tommy John’s hopes of a bust in Cooperstown have long since died. In 2009, the BBWAA unceremoniously snuffed out his candle and sent him into MLB Purgatory with only 31 percent of the ballots...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 2,811 reads 40 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds Cactus League: Is Anyone Watching Outfielder Dave Sappelt?

    Everyone knows the Reds have a vault of young talent. Everybody knows about Joey Votto, Drew Stubbs, Jay Bruce and Aroldis Chapman...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 1,005 reads 4 comments

  23. MLB Hall of Fame: Will Frank Thomas Make It or Will Big Hurt Get the Big Burn?

    Has the Big Hurt done enough to make it to Cooperstown? If my calculations are correct, he will be eligible for his first ballot appearance in 2014. He passes the eyeball test for sure...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 7,552 reads 79 comments

  24. Cincinnati Reds: Why Bronson Arroyo Should Open Instead of Edinson Volquez

    I was always under the impression that the starting pitcher on Opening Day was the best pitcher on the staff. That was until last season, when Dusty Baker gave the ball to Aaron Harang for a record-tying fifth consecutive season...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 422 reads 26 comments

  25. Baseball Hall of Fame: How Sabermetrics Scream for New Guidelines

    In light of a recent article I wrote concerning Baseball Hall of Fame voting criteria, or lack thereof, I would like to submit the following for your perusal...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 3 years ago 552 reads 23 comments