Aroldis Chapman will stay in the Cincinnati Reds bullpen

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds signed Aroldis Chapman to a six-year, $30.25 million contract back in 2010 with the expectation that the Cuban defector would become a starting pitcher. But after three seasons in the bullpen, it looks like the hard-throwing lefty will be staying in the bullpen for the near future ...

San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum back to the rotation?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

On Wednesday night Tim Lincecum all but saved the San Francisco Giants' season by tossing 4.1 innings of relief against the Cincinnati Reds, after starter Barry Zito checked out after just 2.2 innings. Lincecum was brilliant and got the win in Game 4 of the NLDS to extend San Francisco's season after ...

Charlie Sheen Gives $50K to Reds Community Fund and Announces Mayoral Candidacy

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Perhaps most known for his public meltdowns, rock star lifestyle and revolving carousel of porn star girlfriends, Charlie Sheen unveiled his two newest hobbies to the people of Cincinnati earlier this month: philanthropy and politics. A long time baseball fan, Sheen had spoken with the Reds announcers earlier this season when the Reds were playing the ...

Could Aroldis Chapman Be The Next Rube Waddell?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Rube Waddell is the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Not necessarily in terms of statistics, though he is a Hall of Famer and still holds the AL record for most single-season strikeouts by a lefty (349) that he set in 1904. No, Rube is the official patron saint of Rumors and ...

Joey Votto Extension Means The Cincinnati Reds Are All-In

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I can't figure out how I feel about Joey Votto's 10-year, $225 million extension with the Cincinnati Reds. It seems like a good deal in certain respects, but the gamble the Reds are taking on him shouldn't be that big of a deal when this is essentially a regular contract ...

Latest Baseball Trade Deadline News (UPDATED)

Friday, July 29th, 2011

It's Friday night and baseball's trade deadline is Sunday afternoon. That means things are getting tense and heated all around the big leagues. Here's the latest on what's happening right now. Reds and Nationals looking at Bourn The Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals are both said to be interested in adding Houston ...

Wilson Valdez, 1-0

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

This was originally going to be a rant about how the Cubs' terrible pitching managed to get even more terrible on Wednesday night. And then Wilson Valdez and the Phillies came to our collective rescue. With the Phils and Reds locked in an epic 6 hour, 11-minute extra-inning battle (aka 15 minutes ...

Aroldis Chapman Won’t Be Sent Down

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Last year Aroldis Chapman caused quite a stir with his ridiculous velocity readings once he made his Major League debut. This season, the lefty reliever is still lighting up the gun, but he has struggled with location. That has prompted discussion that the Cincinnati Reds might want to send their ...