2014 Reds

The Baker Ceiling

As crushing as last season’s postseason loss to the Giants was, I wrote that Dusty Baker deserved to be rehired. Not that he was necessarily the best guy for the job, only that he’d earned his return with 97 wins in a season when Votto’s knee and Madson’s elbow had shredded. In the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Billy McCool, Cordero and Chapman: A History of Reds Closers

The “save” didn’t become an official statistic in baseball until 1969, although it had been tracked for years. The definition of a save itself was defined in 1960 by Chicago sportswriter Jerome Holtzman but it has been redefined, examined and criticized since. (The first official “save” went to Bill Singer on Opening Day 1969, who … Continue reading

2013 Reds / Blogging / Reds - General / The Nation Reports

Redleg Nation Needs You!

We’re excited to announce a new project – The Nation Reports – where our commenters write original content for the site concerning the upcoming Reds caravan tours. The Reds have planned three routes with a total of 15 public stops over 2,800 miles, taking place Jan. 24-27. • The Northern Tour, with stops in Athens, Parkersburg, … Continue reading