Cincinnati Sports Links – Morning Reads for 7/9/2014


Mar 3, 2014; Goodyear, AZ, USA; A fan reads a magazine during the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Seattle Mariners at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Morning reads to help you catch up on all the Cincinnati sports news of the past 24 hours:

David Schoenfield at wonders if the 2014 Reds can survive Joey Votto’s absence.. columnist John Erardi says that Chicago Cubs prospect James Russell has ties to the Reds.

In an article on, Manny Randhawa and Teddy Cahill detail a gem from Reds prospect Robert Stephenson.

Steve Watkins at the Cincinnati Business Courier reports that the Reds-Cubs game on Monday night set a season high for television ratings.

  • Worried about Reds’ third baseman Todd Frazier’s second half now that you know he’ll be competing in the Home Run Derby next week?  Don’t be, says SABR authors Joseph McCollum and Marcus Jaiclin.
  • Coley Harvey examines Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s performance against AFC North foes, on

  • Cincy Jungle profiles Bengals’ draft pick, quarterback A.J. McCarron.
  • Stripe Hype‘s Matthew Willson says it’s playoff win or bust for Andy Dalton, Marvin Lewis, and the Bengals in 2014.
    • Cody Strahm at RantSports believes that Marvin Jones is ready to emerge as major threat at WR for the Bengals.