1. Shin-Soo Choo and the Cincinnati Reds 2014 Outfield Dilemma

    When the Reds sent Drew Stubbs to Cleveland and Didi Gregorius to Arizona in a three-team deal that brought Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, it was assumed the team would let Choo walk into free agency after the season ended...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 4,593 reads 44 comments

  2. Dusty Baker and the Cincinnati Reds: On the Road Again

    Dusty Baker 's Reds currently own the third-best record in the National League, 2.5 games behind the Cardinals and one full game behind San Francisco ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 73 reads 5 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds: Donald Lutz and the Left Field Revolving Door

    Dusty Baker , through no fault of his own, has penciled his lineup with 27 different left fielders in his five-plus years as Cincinnati Reds skipper...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 1,867 reads 4 comments

  4. Cincinnati Reds Ace Johnny Cueto to Make Rehab Start Thursday

    The good folk in Cincinnati Reds Country are crossing their fingers. Like Pedro Cerrano , some have given thought to a sacrificial live chicken...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 507 reads 4 comments

  5. Dusty Baker: Your Cincinnati Reds World Series Window Is Closing

    Dusty Baker 's sweet tooth for giving guys chance after chance to prove themselves capable of a role which they are not well suited has driven a many Reds ' fan mad. There are times where conspiracy theories pop into our heads...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 1,582 reads 27 comments

  6. Cincinnati Reds Debate for Tony Cingrani or Mike Leake

    Assuming Johnny Cueto's injury is no worse than the Reds ' brass claims, what will the Reds do with Tony Cingrani? That's a no-brainer—keep him in the rotation. Outside of Mat Latos, he's been pitching like the ace of the staff...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 1,519 reads 13 comments

  7. Tony Cingrani: Why He May Toss a Silver Lining on the Cueto Injury

    It is never good news when a team's ace pitcher goes down with an injury. But that is just what happened to the Reds on Saturday night when Johnny Cueto left Saturday night's ballgame versus the Pirates with a lat strain...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 1 year ago 1,384 reads 7 comments

  8. Cincinnati's Homer Bailey Pitches No-Hitter Versus Pittsburgh Pirates

    Alex Presley, at 9:35 p.m., on Friday night, harmlessly popped Pittsburgh's last out high into shallow center. It landed in the glove of Reds' second baseman Brandon Phillips to preserve a no-hitter for Homer Bailey ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about almost 2 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  9. MLB All-Star Rosters 2012: Tony LaRussa's Lame Excuse for Excluding Johnny Cueto

    Was Tony LaRussa drunk again when he tried to explain why Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher, Johnny Cueto, was not on the National League's All-Star game roster? According ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 1,223 reads 6 comments

  10. Tony Turncoat: LaRussa Snubs Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips

    The first question fans of National League baseball should be asking themselves is: Why is a guy with no vested interest in who wins or loses the All-Star game allowed to manage the ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 615 reads 6 comments

  11. Cincinnati Reds Starting Pitchers Pave Way to Hot May

    Which National League team has won more games over its last 30 contests than the Reds ? Answer: nobody. Both the Reds and the Dodgers sport 19-11 records. Hottest team in all of baseball? The Reds...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 325 reads 1 comments

  12. Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce Lead the National League's Best Defense

    Scoring errors is the only subjective statistic in baseball. Yes, there are obvious ones. But it doesn't take into account plays that could not be made by another team's defense, nor plays made that others could not make, which are scored errors...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 921 reads 4 comments

  13. Cincinnati Reds: Dusty Baker Needs to Give Chris Heisey the Job in Left

    When Reds' General Manager Walt Jocketty inked his St. Louis boy Ryan Ludwick back in February, it was assumed Chris Heisey would see most of the action in left field—unless Walt's heyday guy, Ludwick, produced numbers circa 2008...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 536 reads 14 comments

  14. Cincinnati Reds Should Send Mike Leake Down, Give Jeff Francis the Call

    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake, he of the 0-5 record and 7.00+ ERA, needs to be sent packing to Louisville. He has been nothing short of wretched in his six starts this season...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 574 reads 10 comments

  15. Cincinnati Reds: Aroldis Chapman and Logan Ondrusek Head the NL's Best Bullpen

    A little before spring ball started, the Cincinnati Reds signed Ryan Madson as the heir apparent to closer Coco Cordero. There was excitement in Reds Country. Fans who had watched the overpaid, overweight, nail-biter closer Cordero were thrilled...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 908 reads 14 comments

  16. Cincinnati Reds: Dusty Baker, Bat Joey Votto Third and Jay Bruce Cleanup

    Dusty Baker is holding the Cincinnati Reds back with his constant mismanagement. Traditional baseball thinking says, bat your best hitter third, and your best power hitter fourth...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 576 reads 19 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds: Why They Should Look to Shop Prospect Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton is not a human being. No, seriously—the guy is Thor. In fact, he probably had to turn down the role in this weekend’s super-duper feel-good flick, "The Avengers...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 270 reads 47 comments

  18. Cincinnati Reds: Zack Cozart and the Kids Are Looking All Right

    It’s easy to be a Reds fan constantly focused on the negative—especially early in the season. But, you know, the home team has been looking pretty good lately...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 2 years ago 1,937 reads 34 comments

  19. Cheap Baseball Cards: Looking for Worthless Rookies Is Fun!

    After Christmas I tossed a few coins into my PayPal account with the intention of winning online auctions. It took nearly a month, but I scored three boxes of Topps wax packs from the years 1988, 1989 and 1990...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 2 years ago 773 reads 0 comments

  20. Mat Latos Traded to the Cincinnati Reds Via San Diego Padres—Fully Digested

    Mat Latos is now a member of a Cincinnati Reds team that was in desperate need of a top-of-the-rotation pitcher. In layman terms, Latos is the ace arm who will lead the club to the NL Central crown, and possibly much further...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 2 years ago 622 reads 11 comments

  21. MLB Trade Rumors: Cincinnati Reds Need Pitching...Or Do They?

    Going into the 2011 season, the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff was suppose to be a strong-suit. Looking at 2012, at best, it is tattered...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 2 years ago 1,018 reads 10 comments

  22. MLB Trade Rumors 2012: Yonder Alonso to Stay with Cincinnati Reds...Hopefully

    Yonder Alonso can flat-out hit a baseball. This is not debatable. He can rake it in the 80th-percentile range of any major league batter in the game today. That may be debatable—but probably not...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 2 years ago 1,292 reads 13 comments

  23. MLB Free Agents 2012: Andrew Brackman To Sign with Cincinnati Reds

    Pitcher Andrew Brackman , a 2007 No. 1 draft pick by the New York Yankees , is headed to the Cincinnati Reds . The 2011 edition of Baseball America Prospect Handbook ranked him as the No...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 2 years ago 733 reads 11 comments

  24. Cincinnati Reds: James Shields on His Way to Town? Please Say It Ain't So!

    James Shields will be a human pitching machine if he makes his way to Great American Ball Park. So GM Walt Jocketty and owner Bob Castellini, please, if you are going to trade for him, give up not more than a couple rolls of pre-1983 pennies...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 2 years ago 919 reads 17 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds: Besides Joey Votto, Who Do These Guys Think They Are?

    Unless you've forgotten to pay the electric bill, by now you have seen the Jay Bruce monster shot that gave the Cincinnati Reds their first division title in 15 years...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about almost 4 years ago 990 reads 7 comments