Devin Mesoraco will keep the backup catcher job in Cincinnati, and recent injuries could keep the Padres’ infield situation fluid for much of April.
The first of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
Ben and Sam discuss Aroldis Chapman’s role and how much control players should have over the way they’re used by their teams.
A look back at what the stats said was in store for Aroldis Chapman when he emigrated from Cuba.
Ben and Sam preview the Reds’ season with Jay Jaffe and Geoff Young, and Pete talks to Cincinnati CBS affiliate sports anchor/reporter Zach Wells (at 18:35).
And how that half-inning happened.
Former Reds supersub Ryan Freel committed suicide on Saturday. Why does his death hurt more than most?
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how the Reds might save some money on Aroldis Chapman, whether certain teams might benefit more from framing than others, and where we would rank Marvin Miller in the pantheon of important historical baseball figures.
Ben and Sam discuss the Reds’ and Angels’ approaches to bullpen-building, how Cincinnati’s philosophy affects Aroldis Chapman’s future, and which way the wind is blowing where the closer role is concerned.
Jason keeps a running commentary as he scouts the decisive game between the Reds and Giants from home.
Can the Giants survive a second elimination game against Cincinnati?
A brilliant start by Bronson Arroyo pushes the Giants to the brink of elimination.
Can the Giants strike back at home behind Madison Bumgarner in the second game of their series?
Two lopsided teams face off in a series with no clear favorite.
Ben and Sam talk about why they haven’t talked about the Reds more often, then discuss whether Anthony Rizzo has proved his critics wrong.
A range of responses from players, coaches, and team executives about the most important qualities for a manager to possess.