Bill Lack and I got together again to discuss the Cincinnati Reds. The overarching question: given the managerial and coaching hires, and the reports that the Reds are very active in free agent and trade discussions, are we really seeing a new direction for the Reds, a more aggressive team that is serious about winning […]

During the offseason here at Redleg Nation I only write a minor league column once every two weeks. Sometimes they are better than others. I can’t tell you how good this one is going to be, because it’s going to be up to you. But I can tell you that I really enjoyed what went […]

Surprise! We already dropped our regular weekly episode, a fun discussion of all things Reds with Freekbass that you won’t want to miss. But since we had some Cincinnati Reds-related Viewer Mail questions that needed to be answered, Jason Linden and I decided to record a special edition of the Redleg Nation Radio podcast. No […]

The Cincinnati Reds’ offseason just keeps getting funkier and funkier, with a complete overhaul of the on-field staff and reports that the Reds are in the mix for a bunch of free agent pitchers. #GetThePitching. Who better to discuss the latest news in Redleg Nation than Reds superfan and musician extraordinaire Freekbass? Back for his […]

If you thought 2019 was going to be just another soul-deadening year of rebuilding for the Reds, think again. This year, the Reds going to wear more unnecessary and commercially available throwback uniforms than any other Major League team. The history minor in me should like this 150th anniversary gimmick. I feel sad for myself […]

Official. The #Reds today named Turner Ward hitting coach on new manager David Bell’s Major League staff. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 6, 2018 I haven’t had a chance to dig into Ward as a batting coach yet. Obviously, they still have to work on the roster, especially pitching. But you have to admit, it’s […]

The Cincinnati Reds unveiled their 2019 plans for a season-long celebration of 150 years of professional baseball in the Queen City. Plans include a number of throwback uniforms…including the awesome blue 1911 uniforms. I never wanted to see the 1995 uniforms again, but most of these are very cool. (You can see the uniforms in […]

Free agency officially kicked off on Friday at 5 p.m. The Reds need starting pitching. You can connect the dots there. Before the dominoes start falling over, it’s time to evaluate all the options and determine who Dick William and Co. will pursue. Part one of this series looked at the best potentially available starters […]

We are optimistic again! After a frustrating season, the Reds are making good decision after good decision so far this off-season. This week, the topic of discussion for Jason Linden and me: why Cincinnati’s hiring of Derek Johnson as pitching coach is a great sign for what the Reds have in store for fans this […]

I don’t know anything about Derek Johnson (47) other than what I’ve read the past few hours and from the Brewers pitchers I’ve watched the past three seasons. Milwaukee fought to keep Johnson. He is highly regarded. The move has been described as “stunning” and “shocking” by baseball writers. It’s nice when the Reds are […]

Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell is starting to fill out his coaching staff, poaching a pitching coach from a division rival: Pitching coach Derek Johnson is reportedly leaving the Brewers to take the same position with the Reds, a source confirmed to’s Mark Sheldon. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal was the first to report […]

Guys and gals, it’s been two months since we last had one of these question and answer sessions. And when I’m busy, these are my go-to because they are easier for me to deal with on my own time schedule. I’ve been busy all week with The Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect List, which started […]