Whatever happened to Cincinnattitude? First there was a moment that ignited Nicholas Castellanos and the Reds. Then it was a T-shirt. Now it's a huge, looming poster at Great American Ball Park, just as Castellanos was a huge, looming presence when he looked down on a Cardinals rookie pitcher at home plate and flexed. But what if that striking image of the Reds season is the high point of the season -- and there's no substance, no strength behind the flex. Cincinnati Enquirer baseball writer Bobby Nightengale joins the Best Podcast in Baseball and St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the Reds, their peripheral contention in the NL Central, and the division at large. Is there a trade that would radically reshape the division race and catapult Cincinnati into the swaggering, bat-flipping, flexing team they say they want to be?
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