Just because we knew by the second week in May that Bruce would be traded to a CCINOLHP (Contending Club In Search Of Left-Handed Power) doesn’t make it any easier when the longtime Redleg is actually dealt; nor does it make it any easier when he returns to patrol right field in Great American Ballpark wearing another team’s colors.
A few Ohioan Hot Takes on recent developments and what to watch for today: Indians reportedly close to trading for Coco Crisp * The Cleveland Indians are expected to acquire today Coco Crisp from Oakland A’s in a move that provides Cleveland some needed outfield depth ahead of the playoffs. The deal has been widely
Poor attendance sabotaged the lede. I wanted to begin last week’s column on the Cincinnati Reds by spotlighting the club’s post-All-Star break improvement, and something about our true character, and the things we do when no one’s looking. Before I could even type out the punchline – how the Reds roster must be chock full
Like mad scientists blending hazardous chemicals, the mix concocted by this Reds brain trust was a combustible blend that very nearly exploded in historic fashion, but appears now to be a super juice that has Joey Votto batting nearly .450 since the All-Star break, Brandon Phillips poised to post his best offensive numbers in about five years and a pitching staff that now at least on borders on respectable.