August 31, 2020 at 3:23 pm #137879
Seems a little odd to add Brian Goodwin. The Reds already have more outfielders than places to play them.September 1, 2020 at 9:19 am #138058Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Aquino has been a major disappointment. I guess he was hurt for a while. Hopefully he stays cool for a few more days.September 1, 2020 at 9:24 am #138061
I think the league figured out how to pitch Aquino. He had that one good month last year, but had already slowed down before 2019 ended, as I recall. This year, he has shuttled on and off the roster.September 1, 2020 at 9:29 am #138065Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Truly one of the greatest aspects of baseball. Hitter versus pitcher. Hitter figures out pitcher, pitcher adjusts, hitter readjusts, etc.September 1, 2020 at 9:47 am #138072
The Reds have been a big disappointment so far this year. They were supposed to have a mind blowing offense but it really hasn’t materialized yet. Maybe that is why they picked up Goodwin. I think Bradley was a nice pickup. If the Reds can sneak into the playoffs they could be dangerous in a short series since they can run Bauer, Gray, and Castillo out there but so far they have been underachievers.September 1, 2020 at 1:10 pm #138105September 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm #138106
I have heard all the talk the last two years about the Reds but I remain skeptical until I see it. It may not be until at least 2021.September 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm #138111bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Seems their middle relief is always subpar. They do have a good offense, and some decent starting pitching. But they don’t protect leads all that well, at least it seems that way.September 2, 2020 at 12:55 pm #138272September 21, 2020 at 8:29 am #141113
The Cincinnati Reds: A team to be feared if they continue to surge and reach the postseason. They've won 7 of 8, and would roll into the playoffs with a rotation of Bauer, Castillo (3 ER in 22 innings in Sept.), Gray. Remaining schedule: 3 vs. MIL, 3 at Twins.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 21, 2020September 21, 2020 at 9:09 am #141124
It’s interesting that the Cards pitching is so underrated in these discussions. Losing Hudson is a blow but I’m not sure he’d have started in a 3 game series.
Gm 1 Jack
Gm 2 Waino
Gm 3 KK
Pen: Cmart, Ponce/Hudson (wishful thinking), Gallegos, Gant, Cabrera, Reyes, Helsley, Webb, Miller, Gomber, ??
That’s an extremely formidable pitching staff under postseason conditions. Tony Larussa would have been drooling.September 21, 2020 at 11:54 am #141139so_cal_cards_fanParticipantFree
But if we aren’t ahead of reds and Brewers by two+ games by Sunday, we have two to play Vs Detroit on monday.
I suppose Shildt could save our top 3 for the 3-game playoff series starting Wednesday, but I’m hoping we play the Braves or Cubs. That could be position 6 or 7, as Braves and Cubs will be 2 and 3. So the Detroit games matter little unless we waste our best starters.October 1, 2020 at 2:13 pm #1430241964cardsParticipantPaid - Annual
The Reds fall to the Braves 5-0. They had a decent season. They started slow but came on strong at the end of this short Season. It will be interesting to see what they do this offseason. Their front office has proven they are not afraid to be aggressive.October 1, 2020 at 2:32 pm #143025
Progress. First above .500 record and first playoffs in seven years. My guess is their off-season priority will be to try to keep Bauer.October 1, 2020 at 3:48 pm #143039CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Revenue loss could devastate the Reds unless the owners now decide to dig deep into their own pockets. They didn’t have a lot of margin for error.October 3, 2020 at 11:35 am #143651
I don’t think the Reds will be able to afford Bauer. They took their big shot in 2020 and came up short.October 7, 2020 at 8:47 am #143904October 12, 2020 at 11:53 am #144257October 31, 2020 at 11:01 am #146429October 31, 2020 at 12:42 pm #146441
I can’t imagine that anyone would opt out of anything that they weren’t forced to this year. Probably over half the arbitration eligible guys would struggle to get their arb numbers on the free agent market if they were cut loose this year.November 23, 2020 at 10:49 pm #148100November 24, 2020 at 8:34 am #148119
Does anyone want to win the NLC? Will 81 wins do it? Maybe the Pirates can sneak up and win it since everyone else appears to be shedding salary.December 7, 2020 at 11:46 am #148961
Wow, the Reds just traded their closer… for a 30-year old who had been claimed off waivers and a player to be named later – and the Reds are paying part of Iglesias’ $9.125 MM salary, too!
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) December 7, 2020December 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm #148975
The Reds took their big bite at the apple last year. Now it is time to dump salary. Yikes.December 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm #148980
It’s not that surprising if you take the closer title off it. Of course, Ramirez isn’t as good as Iglesias, but the money is a big factor. Teams wanting to shed money will be accepting little in return for trades.
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