1. 2010 MLB All Star Rosters: Atlanta's Jason Heyward Is the Worst Pick on NL Team

    What in the name of Babe Ruth is Jason Heyward doing on the National League All-Star squad? Were the voters drunk when they voted or what? Did he make the starting team because of his stellar performance? Don't make me laugh, eh...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 2,752 reads 119 comments

  2. MLB Trade Rumors: Cincinnati Reds- by Cliff Eastham and Illya Harrell

    The Baseball Jimmy with Caesar Cliffius Eastham and Sir Illya Charleton Harrell Illya Harrell: Cliff, As Jerry Reed so eloquently sang in Smokey and the Bandit we, “Have a Long Way To Go and a Short Time To Get There...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 1,012 reads 44 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds Observations: Thanks to Oakland A's for Oiling New Red Machine

    If the New Red Machine needed servicing, vis-à-vis an oil change, they got it at the right time. Fresh (or shall I say stale) from a sweep at the hands of the lowly Seattle ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 195 reads 8 comments

  4. Stephen Strasburg: The Washington Nationals' Next Bob Gibson or Mark Fidrych?

    Is Stephen Strasburg a good pitcher? Absolutely. Isn't his ERA Bob Gibson-ish? So far, so good. Is he a great pitcher? It is too early to say...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 314 reads 12 comments

  5. Sean Forman: Interview with the Mind Behind the Numbers at Baseball-Reference

    If you are a true baseball fan, you're probably a regular visitor to Baseball-Reference.com. If you are a sports writer, you most likely set your sails for Baseball-Reference.com prior to writing your baseball pieces...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 918 reads 0 comments

  6. Cincinnati Reds Observations: The New Red Machine Needs Oiling

    It is much easier to write about the Reds when they are winning and things are going swell. Unfortunately they are not, making the job of Reds sportswriters more tedious and less therapeutic...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 283 reads 20 comments

  7. Cincinnati Reds Have Four of National League's Top Hitters

    Hot hitting has been the reason for the Reds' success to this point. It may astonish you to know that four of the top 11 batters in the National League wear Cincinnati uniforms. That is correct...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 308 reads 4 comments

  8. Cincinnati Reds Lose Second Straight to Giants on Matt Cain's Shutout

    The San Franisco Giants are exploiting the Reds vulnerability, the bullpen.For the second straight night the Reds were either ahead or behind by one when the starter turned the keys to the car over to the bullpen...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 120 reads 2 comments

  9. Francisco Cordero "Steals" Win from Bronson Arroyo as Reds Win 5-4

    Bronson Arroyo was again the victim of bullpen mismanagement. Arroyo has a knack for being the best pitcher in the Central Division one night and the worst pitcher who ever pitched an inning the next night...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 142 reads 10 comments

  10. Baseball Questions On My Mind: A Few Minutes With Cliff Eastham

    Pardon my ignorance. You can still be a "knowledgeable" baseball fan without knowing everything. Just ask me and I will tell you....that I don't know it all. Some things are done for a purpose, just like breathing for example...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 95 reads 9 comments

  11. Jonny Gomes, the Cincinnati Reds Unlikely Hero: Say Hello to Mr. Clutch

    We have all been so impressed with the Reds starting pitchers and depressed about the ass-end of the bullpen, that we have not given notice to the rebirth of Jonny Gomes...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 520 reads 12 comments

  12. The 10 Worst Innings by Active MLB Pitchers

    There is an old saying that goes something like this: "Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you, and some days it doesn't pay to go into the woods." Those words could be used to describe all of the pitchers in this article...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 6,713 reads 12 comments

  13. Enough Is Enough: When Did MLB Become Over-Commercialized?

    Dramatization: A game between the Phillies and the Reds at the Great American Ball Park, as told by Bleacher Report broadcasters Cliff Eastham and Illya Harrell...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 365 reads 28 comments

  14. Francisco Cordero Will Be All That Keeps the Reds From Winning a Pennant

    The Cincinnati Reds have a very good baseball team. That isn't opinion, it is fact. Coming into Atlanta on Wednesday they had won nine of their last 10 games, were seven games above ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 513 reads 13 comments

  15. Homer Bailey Blanks Bucs: First Back to Back Reds Shutouts Since 1989

    The three-game series that the Cincinnati Reds just swept from the Pittsburgh Pirates has shown some wicked good starting pitching...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 200 reads 10 comments

  16. Johnny Cueto Throws One-Hit Shutout as Cincinnati Reds Thump Pirates

    Johnny Cueto pitched a gem of a game last night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, a 9-0, one-hit shutout of the Pirates. It was the third consecutive game in which a Reds starter had a one-hitter through six innings...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 207 reads 7 comments

  17. Yankee Nick Johnson on the DL Again...I Told You So

    New York Yankee Designated Hitter Nick Johnson has been placed on the Disabled List for 15 days.I am not going to pretend to not be the guy who says, "I told you so"...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 179 reads 4 comments

  18. Joey Votto Powers Cincinnati Reds To Series Win Over the Chicago Cubs

    Joey Votto is beginning to show that he is a complete baseball player. The man has tools. In yesterday's come-from- behind win over the Chicago Cubs, Votto sent a 439' rocket into the right field seats...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 187 reads 8 comments

  19. Seattle Mariners' Milton Bradley: The 2010 Version of Jimmy Piersall?

    For a man considered by many to be very talented, Milton Bradley has called eight cities "home" in 11 seasons in MLB. I realize there have been other players who have become "shop worn" over the years...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 1,152 reads 11 comments

  20. Cincinnati Reds' All African-American Team

    This is the second installment of my series, "All African-American Team" for each franchise. I will be alternating American League teams with National League teams. I began with the New York Yankees, and today I proudly bring you the Cincinnati Reds...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 296 reads 29 comments

  21. Does Size Really Matter? Comparing the Cincinnati Reds of 1961 and 2010

    Does size make a difference? An age-old question, where did it start? Was it in a cave, and one little cave boy told the other " Mine is bigger than yours"? It makes little difference where the question came from, it is asked of many different things...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 509 reads 2 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds Sweep Astros, Defeat Perennial Nemesis Roy Oswalt

    The Cincinnati Reds extended their win streak to four games last night at Minute Maid Park and swept their first series of the young season, courtesy of the Houston Astros...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 213 reads 8 comments

  23. New York Yankees All African-American Team

    This is my most recent endeavor. I am compiling All-Franchise Teams based on African Americans. The idea came to me as a result of the recent hiring of Joe Morgan by the Cincinnati Reds...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 2,149 reads 20 comments

  24. Will Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Knock Out Sugar Shane Mosley?

    Has anyone entertained the thought that Floyd Mayweather may knockout Shane Mosley on Saturday night? I didn't think so. Floyd has never been hurt (I mean HURT), but obviously Mosley can't say the same thing...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 1,397 reads 25 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds Come From Behind Again to Snap SD Padres Win Streak

    Ramon Hernandez knocked in the winning run in the last of the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds did what they do best. They came from behind to score the winning run in their last at-bat for the seventh time in eight wins...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about 4 years ago 197 reads 0 comments