Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has plenty of heavy lifting ahead of him this off-season in formulating the Reds’ roster for 2014 and beyond. Whether or not to trade Brandon Phillips is just part of his challenge.
But now that the rumor we reported yesterday morning, that Ryan Hanigan would be traded to the [...]
A few years ago, when I first started writing for Redleg Nation, I did a series of pieces about players who we knew were going to be with the team for a while. In the two and a half seasons since then, the makeup of the team has changed significantly AND we have more [...]
Several sources are now reporting that the Reds have reached agreement with free agent catcher Brayan Pena (31) on a two-year contract. Update: Now official. The exact provisions aren’t available yet, but Enrique Rojas (ESPN) estimates that the Reds will pay Pena $1.25 million in 2014.
Pena is a journeyman backup catcher, having spent parts [...]
I’m going to try something here. I’m not going to editorialize at all. I am going to give you some information. Below is a chart with every Red who hit at least 100 times this year. There are three columns after each name. the first is % of pitches outside the zone they swung [...]
For the fourth time in ten years, the Cardinals will represent the National League in the World Series. Does that make you hot, Reds fan? It should. The Redlegs have won the NL Central twice in the last four years, but let’s not kid ourselves, okay? The Cardinals are the standard bearers for excellence [...]
Prepare yourself for Brandon Phillips being traded this off-season. The writing is on the clubhouse wall. And in Cincinnati Magazine.
The on-field case for moving the Reds’ second baseman is fairly straightforward. Declining, though still above-average skills. $50 million better spent elsewhere.
When the trade takes place, rest assured that baseball factors will be [...]
Hi kids, how’s it going? So, the season’s over for the Reds and that’s a bummer. As you may remember, the last few years, I’ve done preseason projections. In 2012, I did pretty well. This year was tougher for a variety of reasons, but I’m still willing to hold myself accountable. Let’s start with [...]