1. Cincinnati Reds: Grading the Starting Lineup

    In what can best be described as a very disappointing first half of the season, the Cincinnati Reds ought to feel very fortunate that they are only four games out of first place in a jumbled up National League season...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 652 reads 3 comments

  2. Cincinnati Reds: Chris Heisey Should Be the Everyday Left Fielder

    As an avid consumer of an/all Cincinnati Reds -related news and information, there are fewer "hot button" issues on the team than the current situation in left field...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 92 reads 4 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds: Their Ideal Everyday Lineup

    With a bad team, arranging the batting lineup is akin to rearranging deck chairs on the titanic, but on a contending team like the Reds, I believe there are a few adjustments that could be made that will help the team as a whole...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 992 reads 2 comments

  4. Cincinnati Reds: Zack Cozart, Not Jose Reyes, Is Solution at Shortstop

    A lot of the recent buzz on the trade rumor circuit has centered around Mets' Jose Reyes; and in numerous circles, the Cincinnati Reds have been linked to the dynamic shortstop...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 2,310 reads 14 comments

  5. Cincinnati Reds: What Pitching Depth?

    As we entered the 2011 baseball season, the natural train of thought was to assume that whatever happened last year, would not only be duplicated but perhaps improved on...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 243 reads 3 comments

  6. Walking the Plank: Cincinnati Reds Enter 10 Game Road Trip on a Bad Note

    The recently completed sweep over the Cardinals was a cathartic experience for both players and fans, as the Reds finally proved that they had the mental fortitude to deal with a team that had been tormenting them for years...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 227 reads 4 comments

  7. Cincinnati Reds: It's Time to View Edinson Volquez in a Different Light

    Like many of you, I have experienced a great deal of frustration watching Edinson Volquez pitch this year...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 479 reads 6 comments

  8. Cincinnati Reds: Taking a Look Back at the Month of April

    With the arrival of spring time comes new hope and new energy, among the list of things that philosophers like to wax poetically about this time of the year. For the Reds , it also represented new opportunity...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 3 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  9. Cincinnati Reds' Jonny Gomes: Jonny B Goode

    You gotta love early-season baseball statistics. At Jonny Gomes' current pace, he will end the 2011 season with 58 home runs and 150 RBI...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 450 reads 2 comments

  10. Ramon Hernandez and Ryan Hanigan Provide Catching Depth for the Cincinnati Reds

    Numerous guys on this Cincinnati Reds team are getting a lot of well deserved praise these days. In the infield, you have MVP Joey Votto and gold glovers Scott Rolen and Brandon Phillips...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 388 reads 1 comments

  11. Jim Edmonds: Why the Former Cincinnati Red Is Back to Being a Jerk Once Again

    Finally, once again, Jim Edmonds is the villain. All is right with the world. Admittedly, I felt extremely uncomfortable trying to embrace him with the Reds . I've always felt that Edmonds was an extreme "hot dog" in his prime...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 280 reads 11 comments

  12. Cincinnati Reds: Hurtin' Homer Bailey To Go to DL

    There hasn't been this much anticipation for a Reds season in years, but for anyone who has been paying attention to spring training, the news hasn't been very good and it continues ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 443 reads 1 comments

  13. Cincinnati Reds: Team Can Handle Short-Term Loss of Johnny Cueto

    Recent news surrounding the status of Johnny Cueto , as it pertains to his inflamed shoulder, has Reds fans a bit concerned. It was announced that Cueto will take 7-10 days off before he resumes throwing again...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 452 reads 2 comments

  14. Cincinnati Reds: It's a Make or Break Year for Edinson Volquez

    Heading into 2011, the Cincinnati Reds have a deep rotation, not necessarily loaded with aces, but with arms who are definitely strong enough to get a team through the 162 game ringer...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 424 reads 1 comments

  15. Cincinnati Reds: Concerns Heading Into the 2011 Season

    Coming off of a division title, and with much of the core still young, and with the capabilities of improving, there is a lot to be excited about for Reds fans. On the flip side, however, they are now the "target" in the NL Central...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 804 reads 2 comments

  16. Cincinnati Reds: Can This Team Handle New Expectations in 2011?

    In the 2010 season, the Reds surpassed everyone's expectations, winning 91 games in not only posting their first winning season since 2000, but also making it to the postseason for the first time since 1995...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 449 reads 2 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds: This Is One Organization in Town That Gets It Right

    Only a parking lot separates Paul Brown Stadium from Great American Ballpark, but it may as well be an entire time zone...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 492 reads 0 comments

  18. Bengals vs. Ravens: Different Day, Same Story for Cincinnati

    The Bengals competed hard and put themselves in great position to win the game, but costly mistakes prevented victory. Stop if you have heard that before...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 107 reads 3 comments

  19. MLB Rumors: Why Yankees’ Rafael Soriano, Manny Ramirez Whispers Make No Sense

    Many of the big names in MLB free agency have already signed with teams, and as widely reported, the Yankees haven't had their usual success. A few names still float out there...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 3,172 reads 8 comments

  20. Carson Palmer: Did the QB Save His Job in Bengals Victory Over Chargers?

    In the past few weeks, there has been rampant speculation pertaining to the future Carson Palmer, as the one-time "golden boy" has fallen on hard times...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 898 reads 3 comments

  21. Cincinnati Reds: What We Learned About the Reds from Winter Meetings

    The winter meetings have come and gone, and as predicted, the Reds didn't make any major moves, outside of the Bronson Arroyo, Jay Bruce and Miguel Cairo contracts...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 1,293 reads 8 comments

  22. MLB Trade Rumors: Is Jose Reyes or Prince Fielder the Better Move?

    The annual winter meetings have come and gone, but what happened in those few days will have long-lasting implications...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 1,926 reads 3 comments

  23. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview

    At 1 o'clock Sunday, the Bengals will be in the land of the terrible towel, as the moribund team is set to take on the perennial contender and six time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 696 reads 2 comments

  24. Cincinnati Bengals Prepare for Steelers Week, Bringing Back Painful Memories

    Let's rewind the clock back to early January 2006, when the youthful and talented Cincinnati Bengals were set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. The sky was the limit for the Bengals, or so it seemed...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about over 3 years ago 505 reads 3 comments

  25. Cincinnati Reds Give Bronson Arroyo Contract Extension

    It was recently announced that Bronson Arroyo agreed to a three-year, $35 million contract extension, keeping him in a Reds uniform through the 2013 season...

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