Opinion: Reds Can Surprise

By: Brent Raines ~Staff Writer~ The season may only be a week old, but the Reds seem poised to surprise many of the experts. Cincinnati was a popular pick to finish last in the strong National League Central by media powers like ESPN and Sports Illustrated (who must not have realized that the Indians are in Cleveland when they picked them to win the World Series). Even though they have cooled down from their 4-0 start, the Reds have shown that last year’s fourth-place finish might have been a fluke. First baseman Joey Votto and right fielder Jay Bruce have … Continue reading Opinion: Reds Can Surprise

Reds’ season falls short of expectations

By: Brendan Burris ~Staff Writer~ Coming into the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Reds were a consensus top-10 team in Major League Baseball and were expected to make a heavy push deep into the playoffs. Sports Illustrated’s pre-season projections stated that the Reds would finish the season with a 91-71 record and a wild-card berth into the playoffs. In reality, the 2014 MLB season turned out to be quite the disappointment to a Reds team with lots of talent, namely Johnny Cueto, Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier, Billy Hamilton and Aroldis Chapman. Instead of finishing with the projected 91-win season, the Reds … Continue reading Reds’ season falls short of expectations