Redleg Nation 2.0

Welcome to Redleg Nation 2.0!

Apparently the domain transfer has mostly taken hold and we’re live at the new site. There will surely be a few internet gremlins running around for a while. And we’ll be testing and trying different layout features at our new home. So hang with us. We trust you’ll find the journey worthwhile when we arrive at the final destination.

First, to log in as a commenter, you’ll need to create a new account. That’s an unavoidable consequence of changing our platform, which we did to enhance stability during peak demand. We regret the difficulties a few of you have had re-joining. But please take the time to re-register, we want to read your opinions.

Second, we’ve got plenty of new, interesting content planned, which we’ll roll out in the time between now and Opening Day. We’ll write about it soon and explain our plans.

Finally, when you have a minute, explore the resources we’ve built into the upper menu. Under SCHEDULES you’ll find links to the Reds game schedule and the broadcast schedule. Under PLAYERS you’ll find links to the 25-man roster (and hyperlinks to the FanGraphs player page for each player), the official 40-man roster and information on the payroll and contract status of the Reds players.┬áThe STANDINGS menu provides a quick link to the standings for all the divisions.

Under THE FARM, you’ll find links for all the Reds affiliate teams; the elaborate Redleg Nation organizational depth chart, produced by Tom Diesman; several sources that rank and discuss the Reds’ Top Prospects; and the Redleg Nation draft tracker, which follows every draft pick made by the organization dating back to 2003.

Under STATS, you’ll find links to up-to-date Reds team hitting, pitching and fielding stats; and links to the basic baseball reference sites, like FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference and Pitch F/X.

Under GUIDELINES, you’ll find our site principles and commenting guidelines. And RN RADIO links to our companion project, Redleg Nation Radio (podcasts).

If you have suggestions for other menu items, or for the site functionality as a whole, please offer them.

Thanks for following us here and we look forward to another great season talking about the Cincinnati Reds at Redleg Nation!

38 thoughts on “Welcome to Redleg Nation 2.0!

  1. Great job guys! Excited for the new season to begin. Thanks for all the work you put into this community, and thanks to the members who keep me constantly engaged and excited for Reds baseball.

  2. When entering comments, the ‘Enter your comment here’ prompt continues to overlay the comments entered into the dialog box and when the dialog box expands to accomodate extended comments, the information initially below the dialog box, overlays the dialog box also. Thsi makes trying to read and edit some of the comment in the dialog box difficult.

    As much as the Old Cossack HATES change, I’m liking the new RLN site. Would it be possible to add more comments to the ‘RECENT COMMENTS’ section?

    A huge Cossack thanks to everyone.

  3. I can’t wait for the season to start. First month could be a collective test of character, but I’m ready for Spring Traning to be over.

  4. I really like that the nested comments are limited. That will make reading the comments less cumbersome and hopefully reduce some of the incessant back-and-forth bickering.

  5. Man, Brett Marshall has looked pretty good. He’s up to 12 IP, 1 ER now this spring. Does that make him the #7 guy now behind Simon? Or does he allow them to make him #6 and keep Simon in the BP? I’d imagine they wouldn’t move him to the BP to fill Chapman’s spot.

    Either way, nice to see a 23-year-old arm waiver claim have some success. Young pitching is gold. Essentially free young pitching is priceless.

    • Marshall wouldn’t be the first trash heap reclamation success for Bryan Price and Ted Power, but a starting pitcher off the trash heap is pure gold. I still think Simon has the #6 starter role locked down with Marshall starting in AAA unless he is needed in the major league rotation. The Reds seem to have multiple good options to add to the major league relief staff if needed and I think the relief staff might be more needed early in the year.

    • I don’t think Bryan even knows what he will do with the final cuts yet (I think WJ wil defer to Bryan to make that call unless it involves moves on the 40 man roster), except to prepare for multiple scenarios. There are still 10 days until blastoff.

  6. So do we have access to use any editing tools and/or tables in our posts? I thought I’d ask before looking like and Idiot Cossack with a bunch of extraneous characters or an unreadable chart included in a post.

  7. Keep up the good work…this is the most fun Reds site around…or any other team for that matter. Thanks to everyone who has contributed a lot of hard work to make this site so interesting and informative.

  8. Oi.. had to add ohio to the end of my user name. Site looks good so far, we’ll have to see how it goes as the first few weeks come along. Is anyone else a bit worried that all our starters have had injuries now?

  9. Greatly appreciate your efforts to make the site even better. Now, if you could just make some of he players better…..

  10. So the 2 runs in 4 innings and the 3 walks isn’t exactly great… but what I am seeing that is real impressive is that Gameday says Cingrani only has 33 pitches through 4 innings. If anything else, at least that’s some serious pitch count management.

      • There used to le links down the right hand side of the site, to other Reds related sites, like blogs, previously posted podcasts, reds minor league affils, etc.
        Also is there a page that lists all of the staff? Thanks!

    • You can find most of that in the top menus. The previous podcasts are listed with RN Radio, the minor league affiliates are under THE FARM with more information than before. We don’t have links to other Reds related sites right now. Our goal was to clean up the front page, preserve and expand on most of that information in a different place.

  11. I really like the bios included with the articles. I guess I’m with ZB regarding the request for a listing of the editors and contributors. Maybe the bios for could be stored and accessed in a tab under the HOME tab?

    • When I get a chance, I’ll make a page that lists the authors and bios. Thanks for the suggestion.

  12. Whoa, whoa. Where are the emoticons? How else to indicate brilliant snark? And does html still work? I’ll test a strikeout .

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