Per Reports, our Cincinnati Reds Have Signed Castellanos to a Multi-Year Deal

I’ll have more on this later today with what this means for the 2020 Reds (spoiler alert: contention) and the current roster and what we can expect heading into Spring Training. But I don’t feel like I need to explain that this is a big fucking deal. This is the second Scott Boras client the Reds have wooed into coming to Cincinnati (the other being second baseman Mike Moustakas) this offseason and firmly places them as a legit NL Central contender and possibly more.

Unbelievable. Go Reds.

The New Reds Spring Training/Batting Practice Hat is Here, and I Hate It

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Why do they have to do this shit? Why does everything have to look so goddamn stupid all the time when they introduce special editions of hats? Whatever happened to keeping it simple? Sure, throw a secondary logo on the Spring Training hats for a cash grab. They’ve been successful in doing that in previous years.

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Is that ideal? No. Ideal would be wearing an all-red with a wishbone C and no black drop shadow for every game from the day pitchers and catchers report in February until the World Series parade, but there’s zero chance in hell New Era or the MLB would allow that when they can charge people $40 to wear whatever monstrosity they create year after year.

This year’s version just looks like something you’d get at a flea market in a poor bootleg attempt at a cool hat.

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You can hardly even tell its Mr. Redlegs sliced and diced and squeezed into the iconic wishbone C. Maybe it’s the lighting, but that doesn’t even look like the correct shade of red. But I’m not gonna get all Darren Rovell on you and start talking pantones because I don’t feel like getting stuffed into a locker today. Hell, I don’t even think Pete Rose would wear this thing

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At least from far away and on TV it might look close to what they should be wearing.

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Oh well. I’m way too angry about this on a Thursday night, so I’m gonna just let it go and feel sorry for the poor saps that get sucked into buying one of these for $40 off the clearance rack after the season is over. I’m looking at you, Jefe.

Enjoy your day, morning or evening… whenever you’re reading this. I’ve got coneys to eat.

PS – It looks like this hat was spotted at Koch Sporting Goods on 4th Street in Cincinnati. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. They have so much great gear from every Cincinnati team (current and former) as well as a lot of other great local flavor on top of a plethora of stuff for every team in any league you can imagine. They’re the place to go if you need any custom jerseys as well; they do incredible work. They could use some extra business lately too since some scumbag decided to rob them this week.

Hell isn’t hot enough for whoever did that.

MLB Insider Provides Insight to David Ross Hire and How His Playing Career Will Impact Managerial Career With Cubs

Wow, so you heard it here first. There’s no way to know.

Go Reds.

Eugenio Suarez Ties Galarraga’s Venezuelan Home Run Record, Joins MLB Leaders With 47 Dingers

The City of Cincinnati might be in shambles after the Bengals got bent over a barrel and shown all 50 states by the San Francisco 49ers this afternoon, but that doesn’t mean Eugenio Suarez and the Reds weren’t around to help cheer us up. While we were taking a beating on the NFL front, Suarez was busy hitting home run 46 and 47. Continue reading

Wake Up with Aristides Aquino’s Three Home Run Game

I’m not gonna sit here and tell you I wasn’t devastated when Yasiel Puig was traded to the Indians in a three-team deal that landed Cincinnati Trevor Bauer. It wasn’t because I was upset that Bauer was suddenly a Red, that was actually something that took away the sting a little bit. But there was still a void in my heart for a power hitting, exciting right fielder that we suddenly had no replacement for. Sure, guys like Philip Ervin and Jesse Winker have shown flashes of exceptional play, but Yasiel was Yasiel. They called him the Wild Horse for a reason. Whether he was crushing home runs, showcasing his arm from the warning track or trying to fight the entire Pirates organization, he was fun to watch.

In steps Aristides Aquino. What has he done? Oh, nothing much, just hit 7 home runs in his first 10 MLB games, including tonight’s three home run performance. Continue reading

The Next Four Games Will Decide The Reds’ Fate

Whoooooooooooooooooo buddddddddy……. if you were to tell me the Reds would be playing meaningful baseball vs. the Cubs in August, I would’ve asked how ugly the plane crash was that led to the demise of the Brewers and Cardinals. Like every season, I had false hope, but I think at the end of the day I probably knew the Reds were a year away from being a legit contender in the NL Central. But here we are in August with the Reds 7-games back from the NL Central leading Cubs coming to down for a 4-game series.

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Nick Senzel Left Today’s Game With an “Illness” and I’m Totally Not Freaking Out

The Reds were in a prime position to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers today just in time to instill a false sense of hope and confidence right before the trade deadline. Will the Reds buy or sell? A lot of that depended on how the Milwaukee and Colorado series go.

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BREAKING: DAVID BELL HAS MADE HISTORY

That’s. My. Manager.

He might not have put on an Aaron Boone quality meltdown on an ump, but this is what I fucking love about David Bell. You might disagree with some of his double switches or quick/late hook with starters, but you can never question his commitment to this franchise and his players.

Hey Bobby Cox- David Bell is comin’ for that ass. What a year 2027 is gonna be when David Bell eclipses Bobby Cox’s record of 161 total ejections en route to his 5th or 6th championship (you never know when injuries may derail a season).

Whether it was a strike or not, I understand why Suarez was so mad too. The ump was itching to toss him and there’s no doubt in my mind that he said something to Geno on his way out of the dugout that sparked Round 2 of their beef.

Go Redlegs. Championship run starts today.

Call Me Crazy, but Tonight’s the Night the Reds Turn The Season Around

I know, I know, I know. The Reds have had about a zillion chances to get their season turned around over the last few months. After the 1-8 start we knew it’d be an uphill battle, but luckily the NL Central has been so tight all season that the Reds have been within striking distance despite not being over .500 since March 31st when they were 1-1. Every time we think they’re ready to take the next step and get right back into the hunt, we’re reminded how terrible our offense can be in innings not named ‘the first inning’. Continue reading

Thanks to Scooter Gennett, We Know What the Reds Will Look Like in 2052

FaceApp has taken the world by storm today. To be honest, this could’ve been around forever but today is the first day I’ve heard of it because I saw it all over Twitter and Instagram, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hooked. I’ve checked to see how old I’d look with all different types of facial expressions and how badass I’ll look in my 70s while wearing a Blue Jackets hat and noise cancelling headphones. I ran out of ways to smile/dress/curl my upper lip by noon and it sucked, so I started to wonder what other people would look like when they get old and crusty.. and whatta ya know….

Professional baseball players, they’re just like us!  Continue reading