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The 3 Old Reds Fans are Jeff Gilbert, Tom Sizer and Kim Jenerette. We love baseball and the Cincinnati Reds, we talk about the Reds as often as we can and we just might have a good insight or two now and then.


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The 3 Old Reds Fans are Jeff Gilbert, Tom Sizer and Kim Jenerette. We love baseball and the Cincinnati Reds, we talk about the Reds as often as we can and we just might have a good insight or two now and then.






Episode 58: We might be dinosaurs, but this is potentially our best show yet

Yes, that's a long title, but we were long winded. We like a few things we see but we remain relegated to the fact that this team is a ways off. The most talked about players under Reds control aren't in Cincinnati yet, which makes it difficult to see the future. We have an interesting discussion that goes slightly off the rails about potential. And dinosaurs. It's hard to explain. You'll just have to listen.


Episode 57: Lineups, philosophies, rules and hope

We talk about the potential lineup this season (and familiarize Tom with some names), we don't quite drool over the big three at the front of the rotation (but we like them a lot), we talk rebuilding philosophy with varying degrees of liking and trusting it, we learn the new rules and we pick the number of games the Reds will win. Don't get too excited about that last one. Also, random things happen like Billy Hamilton.


Episode 56: Old-man apathy

Yes, it's been a while. Almost as long as the Reds went between wins this season. Well, not quite, but you get the point. Heck, we recorded this at least two weeks ago and are just now getting around to posting it. Yes, we are apathetic. Can you blame us? We agree that the Reds are bad as presently constructed. But we don't completely agree on how to fix it. If you care, give a listen. If you don't care, listen anyway. There are no winners and losers on this podcast. But apathy? Yeah, we're here for that.


Episode 55: The chains are off

The lockout behind us, the Reds are gearing up for another season. Will they be any good? Lots of doom and gloom out there after the trades. But what are the Reds really up to? Will they be terrible? Probably not. Will they make the expanded playoffs? Probably not. But there's baseball and our summer conversations will be fun. And Joey has a new bat.


Episode 54: Hoping the Reds make a late-season splash

The Reds will be back to full strength soon and the bullpen has reinforcements. For that we are glad. We talk about who probably goes when the injured players return. And Kim reminds all that it was Jeff who predicted a winning season.


Episode 53: Chasing the Brewers

It has been too long. But we finally were able to all be in the same place at the same time and talk Reds. Mostly we're waiting to see what happens over the next week against the Brewers. We are hopeful, but we are still crossing our fingers about the bullpen.


Episode 52: 162 games here we come

A full baseball season is upon us, and us Reds fans are a mix of optimistic, cautiously optimistic and guarded. Basically, we have concerns and we're just not sure what all to make of this team. Join Jeff, Tom, Kim and our special guest Nick Carrington as we analyze, wonder, pontificate and make things up and get ready for another riveting season of Reds baseball.


Episode 51: Are the Reds rebuilding or repositioning?

Raisel Iglesias, Curt Casali and Archie Bradley are gone with little in return. Some say the Reds have given up on the 2021 season. What do we say? As curmudgeonly as we can be, you won't find us giving up on 2021.


Episode 50: 'Somebody has to win Game 1'

The Reds are headed to Atlanta for the first round of the playoffs, and we haven't been this excited about a Reds team since 2012. Join us for our 50th episode, which is almost as remarkable of an accomplishment as what the Reds did over the final three weeks of the season. Nobody gave us or the Reds much of a chance to make it this far. Hang in till near the end to hear quite the logical discussion of whether it's more important to win Game 1 or Game 2.


Episode 49: The playoff push

The Reds - yes our Reds - are knocking on the door of the National League playoffs. We're excited, and you should be too. Listen and see what we think needs to happen on the final weekend.


Episode 48: How long is long enough for a starter?

We attempt to answer that question with our less than infinite wisdom. We do get some help from our old friend and coach, Don Callan. He coached a little baseball back in the day, watches the Reds every day and wore a leather helmet the first day he stepped on a football field. Join us for fun, old stories and the laughs that go with them and for a deep dive into what the numbers say about how David Bell manages his pitching staff.


Episode 47: Feels like summer is finally here

Baseball is back this week and so are we. We run down the changes to baseball, discuss the roster and lineup and make some pretty bold predictions for the 60-game season.


Episode 46: Waiting on the season

Jeff and Tom gather via Zoom with a friend who is a Pirates fan. But don't let that scare you. We have a good time talking about what it's like not to have any baseball, let alone the majors. But we are hopeful the season will find a way to start in May even if the division alignments are wacky.


Episode 45: Do the Reds have enough offense?

Will the 2020 Cincinnati Reds win more than 80 games? Are the new position players - Moose and Shogo - enough of an upgrade? Can old Votto be at least a little more like young Votto and not 2019 Votto? Who will be in the outfield rotation? We know thousands are asking. And we're here with answers, or at least muddled thoughts.


Episode 44: #GetTheHitting

It's no secret that the Cincinnati Reds need an offensive boost next season. We compare the Reds to the Cardinals and Dodgers and talk about the kinds of changes we want to see before next season. Please forgive the audio quality. We had some technical issues, but we wanted to post this show anyway. Please hang in there. It's a shorter show than usual anyway. Go Reds!


Episode 43: It's August and the Reds are relevant

The Reds might be only on the fringes of the playoff chase, but that's better than being the completely out of it like the Pirates. We talk about Trevor Bauer the roster shakeup (and Aquino), what this team might do down the stretch (and Aquino) and what next year's roster might look like (and Aquino). Lots of good stuff to talk about this time of year for a change. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Episode 42: Happier than usual at All-Star break

To be in the hunt at the All-Star break is fun for a change. But can the Reds play at a high enough level over the last 75 games to climb into first place or earn a wild-card berth? We figure it's going to take playing close to a .600 level or better. Fortunately none of the other teams in the division look like a 90-win team either. We talk about our all-star pitchers, who we want around next year (and disagree on Puig) and try to guess a little at what the Reds might do. But it's not easy to read their minds. Hang around to the end to hear Part 3 of our look back at the Reds 3-for-5 trade with the Astros in 1971.


Episode 41: Feeling positive about the Redlegs

Positive vibes are vibing around the Reds these days. What should we expect? Hard to say, but we have some opinions of course. We talk about the whole buyer-seller thing at the trade deadline, possible future of the starting rotation, Senzel and many other insightful things. We also take another look back at the big trade in '71 and discuss why we remember Ed Armbrister.


Episode 40: Going batty waiting for this team to hit

We're back after a too-long hiatus with another exciting episode. When will this team hit? Wish we knew the answer. One thing is for sure: the next four weeks are crucial and will determine whether the Reds are buyers or sellers after the All-Star break. We field several questions from listeners, and we wish we had more concrete answers. And we look back at one of the key acquisitions in the big 1971 trade with Houston. Bet you'll learn something or be reminded of something you forgot if you're old enough to remember watching the 1975 and 1976 World Series.


Episode 39: Theoretically the Reds are getting better

In our first episode since opening day, we grade David Bell on his performance as a manager while he's navigated the treacherous lineup waters with a team that hasn't exactly been known for its offense. Of course, we love what we've seen from the pitching staff. We talk about some interesting theories we are developing. Hang in till the end and hear our predictions about whether the Reds can be over .500 a month from now and when we think Senzel will get the call. And in honor of Episode 39 we look at some Reds who wore that number. Some pretty good ballplayers you'll remember.