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Five Years into Marvin Lewis' Rebuilding, the Bengals Continue to Underachieve

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The days of opening Bengals training camp and expecting good to come of it were short lived. The Marvin Lewis era, so promising not so long ago  

Schedule Favors Reds Climbing Back into Contention … If They Can Beat Bad Teams

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY Bill Peterson | Posted 07/23/2008 Jerry Dowling   


Schedule Favors Reds Climbing Back into Contention … If They Can Beat Bad Teams

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY Bill Peterson | Posted 07/23/2008 The following is offered in the spirit of the late Harry Caray, who might be considered a Wittgensteinian in the circles of baseball commentary, if only baseba  

The American League Is Superior Thanks to the Yanks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Midway through the baseball season, the American League's superiority in big league baseball persists with such radiance that The Wall Street Journal took a stab at explaining it, however feebly.  

Why Do the Tampa Bay Rays Flourish While the Reds Flounder?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
At the end of the 2007 season, the Reds completed their seventh straight year of losing with a 72-90 record. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ended their 10th straight year of losing with a 66  

Cleveland Indians Aren't a Last Place Team ... or Are They?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Nothing is more fun and easy to abuse than a baseball statistic, which is why we do it so freely and often. It's also how we frequently outsmart ourselves. No matter what we learn from quantitat  

Krivsky's Biggest Trade Looks Good Two Years Later

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Way back in the old days, before life was so fast, prudence dictated that no baseball trade could be properly evaluated for at least two years.   

The Chronic Pain That Is Interleague Play

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Because the novelty of interleague play in Major League Baseball has worn off, the arguments for and against it have lost their force. It's just not worth the trouble anymore. We're stuck. But   

Baseball's Draft Is the Riskiest in All of Professional

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Baseball people love quoting Ted Williams saying the hardest thing to do in sports is to hit a baseball, as if Williams could have become an excellent NFL quarterback had he taken the easy way out  

Jay Bruce the Latest Ingredient in Reds Rise

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Jay Bruce might actually be as good as everyone says he is. Watching Bruce's first week with the Reds, all anyone can see is upside, all the way from the action in his movements to his results ag  

The Reds Need More Hitters Like Dunn, Not Fewer

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Whatever happens, Adam Dunn is going to be fine. The Reds can sign him to another contract or not. If not, he goes to a ball club of his choice, perhaps his hometown Houston Astros, who don't hav  

Griffey's Tenure With Reds Mostly a Game of 'What If?'

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
If we had the chance to do it all again, would we? Could we? We paraphrase a cheesy old lyric from Barbara Streisand's 1973 hit "The Way We Were." It's not exactly the right keynote for a di  

Reds Broadcasters Among the Best in the Business

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The local baseball play-by-play man used to distinguish his city, especially back when one might hear the ball game on a half dozen radios as he wandered about town. They used to call him "The V  

Celtics' Resurgence Is the NBA Season's Best Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The NBA playoffs arrive with goodies for every basketball fan -- something old, something new, something borrowed and, best of all, something green. It's good to have the Boston Celtics back. N  

Impatience + Low Bankroll = Chaos for the Reds

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
There comes a point in every club owner's tenure when he makes himself truly responsible for the fate of his franchise. Bob Castellini brought that on himself last week when he fired Wayne Krivs