1. What Does Chris Heisey Have To Do to Get More Playing Time?

    I love this guy. To me, he is the definition of a true "gamer." No true role has been defined for him. He plays all over the outfield, is asked to do a variety of things, and never receives consistent playing time...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 288 reads 5 comments

  2. Pack Up The Van, Kids, We're Going To CALIFORNIA!

    And so it begins. The Dreaded West Coast Trip (yeah, that deserved all caps) is upon us. After yesterday afternoon's finale against the Marlins, the Reds packed up the WV bus, and began their cross-country jaunt...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 247 reads 1 comments

  3. Cincinnati Reds: Moving On

    Much has been written and said pertaining to the events at Great American Ballpark this week. A two game Reds lead has now turned into a one game deficit. Additionally, the national media is starting to pile on them as well...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  4. Cincinnati Reds: The Pitching Depth in This Organization Is Incredible

    We all remember the horror show that was Jimmy Haynes, the maddening inconsistencies of Kyle Lohse, and the general awfulness of Eric Milton. Looking at what this franchise has now, that seems like a long-ago era...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 594 reads 3 comments

  5. Heeerrrrreee's Jonny! No, Wait, Where Did He Go?

    As we approach the stretch run, in what has been a banner 2010 season thus far, much has been made of the struggles of Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce, and how their trials and tribulations may affect the Reds chase for the postseason...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 290 reads 4 comments

  6. Cincinnati Reds Take Two of Three Against a Great Braves Team? I'll Take It!

    Much of the weekend buzz in Reds Nation was over the fact that no significant moves were made by the organization at the trade deadline...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 293 reads 1 comments

  7. Terrell Owens: Who Stands to Benefit the Most From T.O.'s Presence?

    When you add a player of Terrell Owens' caliber, it can benefit many around him. Even if he's aging and not what he once was, his reputation and presence should go a long way in helping everyone else out...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 429 reads 1 comments

  8. Cincinnati Reds: Is the Bullpen Improving?

    According to Websters: "A temporary holding area for prisoners." Take a look at the Reds' inconsistent bullpen performances throughout the course of the season thus far, and make your own jokes...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 253 reads 3 comments

  9. Cincinnati Reds Only Manage a Split vs. the Nats? Disappointing

    It should be noted, as the Reds are seven games into the second half of their season, that division races are rather tense affairs. Why do I point this out? Simply put, we Reds fans aren't used to this...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 141 reads 3 comments

  10. LeBron James: The Romance is Over

    Ever since “The Decision” I’ve been hearing much of the same mantra: “It’s not the fact that he left. It’s HOW he left.” At first, I was a leading supporter of that statement...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 700 reads 6 comments

  11. When Will Cincinnati Start to Believe in the Reds?

    Something greatly disappointed me Sunday, more so than the result of the game, or the fact that the Cardinals leapfrogged the Reds to get back into first place...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 195 reads 4 comments

  12. Breaking Down the Cincinnati Reds' Second-Half Schedule

    As we kick off the second half of the season, while the Reds endured a four game sweep at the hands of the Phillies, they played well enough in the prior two series of the 11-game road trip to keep them afloat...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 509 reads 4 comments

  13. Cincinnati Reds First-Half Recap and a Look Ahead

    Back in April, if you would have told me that this team would be 49-41 at the All-Star break and in first place, I would have asked for some of whatever goofy gas it was that you were inhaling...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about almost 4 years ago 273 reads 2 comments

  14. Travis Wood Introduces Himself to Reds Nation

    Was that Mike Leake on the mound today? The poise was there, the confidence was there, as was the 6'0 frame, curly hair, and slight goatee, but it was not the straight to the "bigs" phenom...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 626 reads 2 comments

  15. NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron, Wade, Bosh Discuss Teaming Up? Say It Ain't So!

    Miami is a pretty good place for a bunch of 20-somethings to congregate, but according to sources, it wasn't a day at the beach for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Apparently, the trio met over the weekend to discuss their basketball futures..

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 310 reads 3 comments

  16. Brian Leonard: The "X' Factor

    As Bengals fans are well aware, last year's offensive attack wasn't exactly a harmonious symphony. Clearly, Cedric Benson was the main cog on that side of the ball, but the aerial assault ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 542 reads 1 comments

  17. Maturing Brandon Phillips Big Key to Cincinnati Reds Success

    When you are an uber-obsessed fan like me, who watches the majority of the games, you pick up on a few nuances along the way...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 403 reads 6 comments

  18. Attending a Live Baseball Game Today vs Yesteryear: The Seismic Shift

    When did going to a live Major League Baseball game, where scores of fans were equipped with a beer and a scorecard, become a social event for the rich and affluent, where a game just ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 183 reads 1 comments

  19. Is It Really Necessary To Play the Cleveland Indians So Often?

    Interleague play is a strange beast. For every full ballpark for the Mets vs. Yankees, and Cubs vs. White Sox showdowns, you have these strange, arbitrary matchups that don't draw ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 56 reads 4 comments

  20. Edinson Volquez Working His Way Back

    Lost in the Aroldis Chapman mania, the fast start to the big league career of Mike Leake, and the talent in the young arms of Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey, there is a nearly forgotten ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 124 reads 1 comments

  21. Cincinnati Reds Sleepless in Seattle

    In a city like Seattle that is overflowing with coffee, there is no excuse for being listless. What is it about the west coast that haunts the Reds? Does the hotel staff not fluff ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 69 reads 3 comments

  22. Zydrunas Ilgauskas: What's Next for Big Z?

    After watching the Lakers win the title, and observing the euphoria from the podium, I couldn't help but think what a moment like that would have meant for not just the Cavaliers, but Zydrunas Ilgauskas, in particular...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 676 reads 3 comments

  23. Ryan Hanigan Is Badly Missed By the Cincinnati Reds

    When Ryan Hanigan went on the disabled list with a broken hand on May 29th, it wasn't something that people in many circles discussed...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 326 reads 7 comments

  24. Three Cheers for Arthur Rhodes and the Cincinnati Reds

    In the collective trash heap that thus far is the 2010 Cincinnati Reds bullpen, one man stands tall and proud...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 352 reads 4 comments

  25. Johnny Be Good: Cueto Shows a Lot of Heart

    Baseball can be a cruel game. The numbers are the numbers, and they never lie. If you look at the boxscore from Saturday night's 11-5 Reds victory over the Royals, it will show you ...

    Michael Hammons Written by Michael Hammons about 4 years ago 90 reads 2 comments