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Podcast: Aristides Aquino hits everything, but the Cincinnati Reds fall flat

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Our eyes should probably turn to 2020, unfortunately.

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MLB: AUG 14 Reds at Nationals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s impossible not to be utterly, completely fascinated by what we’ve seen out of Cincinnati Reds rookie Aristides Aquino in his barely two weeks of being a big leaguer. He’s set record after record for quickest MLB player in history to reach X number of dingers, and when he’s hit them, they’ve freaking flown the hell out of the stadium.

He’s precisely the kind of player on whom Reds fans can dream, especially considering the big league club has stumbled and bumbled their way through what otherwise could have been a pivotal stretch of games, doing most everything they could to eliminate themselves for good from the 2019 playoff race.

Still, there’s a lot to like about this current roster as it barrels towards 2020, especially given how the front office has navigated through both the trade deadline and this newfangled claim-only waiver season to begin to build a roster that looks even better for next year.

Both BK and Mitchell Clark - the one and only Arkansas Reds Fan - joined me to cast a pod about these and other topics on Thursday, and did so while Sonny Gray was spinning a gem, the St. Louis Cardinals were losing, and right before Bryce Harper socked a walk-off grand slam to sink the Chicago Cubs. Hey, if we’re going to be miserable again, at least we can bask in its glory.

You can find the latest RR Podcast episode by either clicking this here highlighted text, or by smashing that big orange play button on the embed below. Thanks for turning on, tuning in, and dropping it like it’s mild.