Andy Furman talks with Reds broadcaster and former pitcher Chris Welsh on The Andy Furman Podcast

Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 12:06:06-04

When will the Reds turn it around?

Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh says the team will continue to struggle until the young starting rotation improves.

Andy Furman spoke to Welsh, the former big league pitcher who is now in his 25th year as Reds broadcaster, about his career as a player after graduating from St. Xavier High School, his time as a Reds broadcaster and this year's team. You can hear all of Welsh's analysis and stories on this week's Andy Furman Podcast.

Welsh said one of the challenges is the Reds have three of their five expected starting pitchers on the disabled list.

"With young arms come a lot of mistakes," Welsh said.

Welsh said the Reds need to break the spell of losing by establishing a winning culture, especially in the minor leagues.

Still, Welsh said the starting eight on the Reds is solid.

"I like this ballclub," Welsh said. "If you put a Chicago Cubs pitching staff on this team, you've got a contender over night."

Listen to this episode in the podcast player above.

  • 1:00 - ESPN Layoffs
  • 5:45 - Reds ticket deals and pitching updates
  • 9:00 - FC Cincinnati biting incident
  • 15:00 - U.C. women's basketball facilities controversy
  • 16:40 - Bengals NFL Draft
  • 20:15 - Chris Welsh joins to talk Reds baseball

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