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Why the Reds Are Giving Aristides Aquino One More Shot

Aquino's best asset is an amazing outfield throwing arm. Should the team try him as a pitcher?

Why the Reds’ Field of Dreams Game Was Must-See TV

Cincinnati's dreadful 2022 season took a detour to baseball heaven in Iowa, and all was right with the team and the world for one night.

Remembering the Best Reds Team to Not Win It All

The Big Red Machine was born 50 years ago after Joe Morgan came to Cincinnati in an unpopular trade, but they fell just short in the 1972 World Series.

Godspeed, Luis Castillo

Castillo is one of the best pitchers you'll ever see in a Reds uniform, and it's confounding how so many fans are okay with the club trading away great players year after year.

Which Reds Are Going and Staying at the Trade Deadline?

The prospect return for trading Luis Castillo and others will say a lot about management’s plans for building a winning team.

Seven Reasons to Watch the Reds the Rest of This Season

After a historically bad first half of the season, Reds fans are wondering if they should keep paying attention to this team. I say yes.

Reds Fans Accept Phil Castellini’s Challenge

"Where ya gonna go?" the Reds president asked in April. Three months into the season, fewer fans are heading to Great American Ball Park.

Surprise! The Reds Have Another Breakout Rookie Pitcher

Graham Ashcraft has come out of nowhere to steal the spotlight from rookie phenoms Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo so far this season.

My Pick for the Reds’ All-Star Representative

I’m a sucker for baseball’s midsummer classic, so don’t intrude on my happiness with the reality of this season’s mess.

How Kyle Farmer Became the Reds’ Default Shortstop

The career utility player is quietly having another decent season, even if he isn’t the team’s long-term solution.