With Father’s Day approaching, we wanted to bring you a piece of the book that will hit home with all fathers and sons. This excerpt from The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber is presented with the permission of Triumph Books. For more information and to order a copy, please visit www.triumphbooks.com/Big50Reds. Ken Griffey […]

Pop quiz, hotshot. Who beat out George Foster for a roster spot on the Big Red Machine in 1973? Who won consecutive batting titles while in the Reds minor league system for Three Rivers (Class AA) and Indianapolis (Class AAA) in 1971 and 1972? (Imagine the hype if this had been done by Nick Senzel, […]

The Short Version: Billy Hamilton had another of his Billy Days, Eugenio Suarez homers again, Joey Votto drives in two runs, and the Reds salvage a game of the series in Pittsburgh. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (26-45) 8 13 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (35-36) 6 11 0 W: DeSclafani (2-1) L: Musgrove (2-2) S: […]

After an uninspiring loss on Saturday, the Reds (25-45) are back at it again on Father’s Day to try salvaging one win from their three-game series against the Pirates (35-35). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. ET in PNC Park. Starting Pitchers Name IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Anthony DeSclafani 10.0 5.40 3.40 24.4% […]

The Short Version: Reds lose. Again. But at least Brandon Dixon hit his first MLB homer. That was fun for him, one would imagine. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (25-45) 2 7 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (35-35) 6 10 1 W: Nova (4-5) L: Castillo (4-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Jesse […]

Football is often called a “game of inches,” and last night, we all saw how baseball can be, too. Although the Reds (25-44) had plenty of chances to score more than two runs, they were still on the verge of tying the game in the ninth inning with Billy Hamilton on second base and Joey […]

The Reds failed to extend their 3-game winning streak, falling to the Pirates in the struggle for 4th place in the NL Central. Joey Votto missed a game-tying extra-base hit by one foot with two outs in the 9th.  Cincinnati Reds 2 (25-44) • Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (34-35) Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Statcast || Reds Hitter Statcast Matt Harvey was OK. He gave […]

After only two games played so far this week, the Reds (25-43) will be back on your TV or radio all weekend long. They head to Pittsburgh for the next three days to face a Pirates team heading in the opposite direction. While the Reds have won their last three games, the Pirates (33-35) have […]

Previous installments in the “Contracts for the New Core” series: Billy Hamilton | Eugenio Suarez | Jesse Winker | Scooter Gennett Like much of the young pitching the Cincinnati Reds have featured this year, Tyler Mahle’s season has been filled with ups and downs. He’s sporting an xFIP of 4.16 through 75 innings pitched in 2018, […]

As much as I want to write more about the Reds rebuild, or how the team will be good with one or two more prospects, or how maybe we just need (another) management change, I really don’t want to write about that. I can’t take it right now. Writing about the Reds at this point […]

On this week’s episode, I had a great conversation with author John Erardi about his latest book, “Tony Perez: From Cuba to Cooperstown.” It’s a fantastic read, and our conversation was a lot of fun as we dug into Perez’ life and career and much more. You can purchase the book at all area bookstores, […]

I am on special assignment this week making sure the ocean is still there, so no Championship Track. Instead, please enjoy this piece about how Joey Votto is good. I spend a lot of time clicking around and playing with numbers and trying to look at the different ways we can define a player as […]

Billy Hatcher has become somewhat of a position coach legend in Cincinnati over the years. From fans adorning their shirts with his caricature, to him constantly garnering praise by the local media, everyone seems to love “Hatch”. The love fest with Billy Hatcher is well deserved. This is his 13th year in the Reds organization. […]