The Reds will be back to full strength soon and the bullpen has reinforcements. For that we are glad. We talk about who probably goes when the injured players return. And Kim reminds all that it was Jeff who predicted a winning season.
It has been too long. But we finally were able to all be in the same place at the same time and talk Reds. Mostly we're waiting to see what happens over the next week against the Brewers. We are hopeful, but we are still crossing our fingers about the bullpen.
A full baseball season is upon us, and us Reds fans are a mix of optimistic, cautiously optimistic and guarded. Basically, we have concerns and we're just not sure what all to make of this team. Join Jeff, Tom, Kim and our special guest Nick Carrington as we analyze, wonder, pontificate and make things up and get ready for another riveting season of Reds baseball.
Raisel Iglesias, Curt Casali and Archie Bradley are gone with little in return. Some say the Reds have given up on the 2021 season. What do we say? As curmudgeonly as we can be, you won't find us giving up on 2021.
The Reds are headed to Atlanta for the first round of the playoffs, and we haven't been this excited about a Reds team since 2012. Join us for our 50th episode, which is almost as remarkable of an accomplishment as what the Reds did over the final three weeks of the season. Nobody gave us or the Reds much of a chance to make it this far. Hang in till near the end to hear quite the logical discussion of whether it's more important to win Game 1 or Game 2.
We attempt to answer that question with our less than infinite wisdom. We do get some help from our old friend and coach, Don Callan. He coached a little baseball back in the day, watches the Reds every day and wore a leather helmet the first day he stepped on a football field. Join us for fun, old stories and the laughs that go with them and for a deep dive into what the numbers say about how David Bell manages his pitching staff.
Jeff and Tom gather via Zoom with a friend who is a Pirates fan. But don't let that scare you. We have a good time talking about what it's like not to have any baseball, let alone the majors. But we are hopeful the season will find a way to start in May even if the division alignments are wacky.
Will the 2020 Cincinnati Reds win more than 80 games? Are the new position players - Moose and Shogo - enough of an upgrade? Can old Votto be at least a little more like young Votto and not 2019 Votto? Who will be in the outfield rotation? We know thousands are asking. And we're here with answers, or at least muddled thoughts.