The starting rotation is a shadow of it's former self
Remember at the beginning of the year when some were saying the Reds could have one of the top 5 rotations in the NL? Now the next three games will be started by Kip Wells, Justin Lehr, and likely Homer Bailey. Micah Owings is being shifted to the 'pen to back up Wells if needed, but if Wells fares well enough Owings could start on Saturday.
Hall o' Famer Hal stopped by Bud Selig's office in Milwaukee
and gives us an insider's view of what it's like. "The most eye-catching piece of furniture is a couch made entirely of baseball bats. The three cushion are actual genuine bases. Fittingly, one of the front supports on the couch is a Ted Kluszewski bat. His nickname was Big Klu and his bat was big, big, big."
Are you planning on going to the Reds-Dodgers series this weekend?
Remember to take an old phone book (if you can find one. Who uses phone books anymore?) and you will get a voucher for a buy-one-get-one-free offer for the MAAARRRRlins game on Sept. 19.
To make room for Corky Miller and Darnell McDonald on the 40-man roster
the Reds shifted Mike Lincoln and Edinson Volquez to the 60-day DL. Can someone explain to me why these kinda things arent done immediately? What are the positives to keeping guys with long-term injuries on the 15-day instead of opening up the spot on the 40-man roster? I'm sure there is some logic to it, because every team does it. I just cant figure out what that is.
RLN continues their series on the trade history of the Reds
today counting down the 10 worst trades in organization history. To my surprise, Frank Robinson is not #1. I had no idea Christy Mathewson was ever a Red. That sucks.
Some good news
Aaron Boone will be promoted to Houston when the rosters expand on September 1st. Boone had open-heart surgery to repair a defect in March and was told at the time that he may never play again. Good on Booney.