1. Cincinnati Reds: 10 Predictions for the 2013 Season

    For the longest time, the Cincinnati Reds were just terrible. As an organization, they were plagued by questionable philosophies in management (Jim “I like outfielders almost ...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 1 year ago 1,126 reads 10 comments

  2. 5 Reasons to Love the 2013 Reds on Valentine's Day

    I have got to be honest...I used to crush Valentine’s Day. Back in high school, when sparks were flying and emotions were running high , V-Day was my bread and butter...

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  3. 3 Key Steps the Bengals Must Take in the Offseason

    To be blunt, the Cincinnati Bengals ' season-ending loss to the Houston Texans was painful to watch. In the first five minutes, I knew they had virtually zero shot of winning...

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  4. Ohio State at Michigan State: What We Could Learn

    Mostly due to the allure of Urban Meyer , my expectations were massive for this season. Finish 12-0. Put the Big Ten on notice. Treat Brady Hoke and TSUN to some good old fashioned blunt force trauma...

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  5. Cincinnati Reds: Walt Jocketty's Main Reason for Acquiring Jonathan Broxton

    On Dec. 23, 2011, the Cincinnati Reds traded for Sean Marshall, and it just didn’t make sense...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 1,976 reads 18 comments

  6. Joey Votto Injury: What It Means for the Reds

    Learning that Joey Votto needed surgery ( via ESPN ) was like taking a kick to the gonads. Blinding pain, followed by a slow and sickening feeling that didn’t stop until it reached the chestal region...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 754 reads 8 comments

  7. Cincinnati Reds: Midseason Report Card

    Way back in March, after being lucky enough to attend Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, I emerged with a full scouting report...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 782 reads 9 comments

  8. NBA Finals 2012: Why LeBron James' 1st Title Won't Mean Anything

    It’s time we all admitted it: LeBron James is about to win his first title. If not tonight, in Game 5, then in the coming days...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 1,211 reads 2 comments

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: 10 Best/Worst Case Scenarios for 2012

    As Organized Team Activities (OTAs) began in NFL cities around the country last week, it would be hard to find a fanbase that is quite as geeked up as Cincinnati’s...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 2,210 reads 3 comments

  10. Cincinnati Reds: 1 Reason Not to Panic

    Not many people love to watch baseball. The casual sports fan thinks the game is too slow. And while even most casual baseball fans love to go to games, the majority find it hard to focus before the playoffs arrive...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 1,722 reads 12 comments

  11. Cincinnati Reds: 10 Early Observations

    I’ll start this with one major caveat: I know we’re only a week into the season. Of course it’s early. Of course things could change in a day...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 1,328 reads 22 comments

  12. Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Prospectus: Two Brothers Debate

    Opening Day is a holiday in my house. A legitimate celebration. Think wild boar on spits, Gandalf shooting fireworks out of his wagon, people throwing plates in the air...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 482 reads 0 comments

  13. Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Wrap-Up: A Scout's Take (10 Observations)

    When my lady and I decided to take a trip to Cincinnati’s Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona , our goals differed a bit...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 713 reads 9 comments

  14. MLB Spring Training: 5 Questions Answered in Cincinnati Reds Camp

    Spring Training is supposed to be about a few things. Old guys shaking off the rust. Young guys getting a taste of the Big League nectar. Regulars suiting up for 250 meaningless innings, while the rest of us drink beer and scan our Twitter feed...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 2 years ago 901 reads 7 comments

  15. 2012 Big Ten Tourney: Predictions and Analysis from a Buckeye Perspective

    I started formulating this column in my mind last week. At the time, I was totally prepared to defile the Ohio State Basketball team with my words. Lethargic, uninspired home losses against Michigan State and Wisconsin were painful enough...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about almost 3 years ago 397 reads 2 comments

  16. MLB Spring Training 2012: 5 Things to Watch in Cincinnati Reds Camp

    In years past, the Cincinnati Reds have had to drag themselves to spring training. They’ve lugged rosters full of has-beens, rookies and overpaid budget-busters to Florida and Arizona ...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about almost 3 years ago 995 reads 11 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds: 5 Keys to Winning in 2012

    Things have been funky in the Domer-Shank household lately. See, this summer was supposed to be similar to last, where my special lady-friend and I would watch anxiously every night ...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 1,075 reads 11 comments

  18. Cincinnati Bengals: Grading the Offseason Moves

    Here’s a riddle: How inexplicably boring/frustrating does Cincinnati’s professional baseball team have to be before fans start actually looking FORWARD to football season? ...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 1,860 reads 2 comments

  19. Cincinnati Reds: 5 Keys to Success in the 2nd Half

    It’s been a curious first half for the Reds , hasn’t it? Curious, of course, in that no one can quite pinpoint the reason why everything has gone down the FREAKING TRASH HOLE...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 653 reads 2 comments

  20. Cincinnati Reds: 5 Potential Impacts of a Jose Reyes Trade

    Baseball is a funny game. Not “ha-ha” funny. That’s reserved for things like professional wrestling and the WNBA. No, baseball is that mind-twisting, face-scrunching kind of funny...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 1,635 reads 11 comments

  21. MLB Trade Speculation: 5 Potential July "Fire Sales"

    As a young Reds fanatic, I imagine I was pretty similar to most of my peers. I wore a baseball cap almost everywhere (a chronology of photos exists out there somewhere, and I’m always sporting a gap-toothed grin and Cincinnati cap du jour)...

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  22. Albert Pujols Speculation: 5 Teams That Could Show Interest If His Price Drops

    In February, Albert Pujols and his agent ended contract talks with the Cardinals . Pujols thought he deserved more money over more years, and frankly, most of the world agreed with him...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 2,187 reads 16 comments

  23. MLB Free Agency: 5 Reasons Albert Pujols Will Be a Chicago Cub

    Over the last few months, I’ve spent some time unpacking the Albert Pujols quandary, aka the biggest dilemma St. Louis has seen since this . (OK, perhaps even bigger...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 13,369 reads 53 comments

  24. MLB Power Rankings: The Top 10 First/Second Base Duos in Baseball

    Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips often mentions that he’s ready to assume a greater leadership role. So, like Reds middle infield captains Davey Concepcion and Barry Larkin before him, he wants the Reds to be “his team...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 3,240 reads 34 comments

  25. MLB Trade Speculation: What Could Chicago Cubs Offer for Albert Pujols?

    Times have been better for the St. Louis Cardinals . After conducting an underachievement seminar over the weekend (they coughed up three straight losses to divisional rival ...

    Reed  Domer-Shank Written by Reed Domer-Shank about over 3 years ago 1,481 reads 10 comments