I’m not criticizing the Reds, at least not the initial move. It’s possible to disagree with something the Reds do and still believe they made a reasonable decision given the circumstances. But I never liked the Matt Harvey trade. When Harvey was traded to the Reds on May 8, he became part of a team […]

Ian Happ was the 9th overall pick in 2015. The Cubs had Happ play 2B and all three OF positions in his time in the minor leagues. This season, Happ has 355 PA without having more than 36 starts at a single position. Kris Bryant was the 2nd overall pick in 2013. Bryant made 75 […]

Today is Wednesday which means the third and final game of the current series between the Reds and Indians is on tap tonight at GABP. The Reds chances of garnering the 2018 Ohio Cup are gone, washed down the Ohio river by a deluge of  Indians runs in the first 2 games of the series.  […]

If you posed the question of “who is on the 40-man roster today that won’t be in November?” at the end of June, outfielder Aristides Aquino had to be in the conversation – and probably near the top of the list. In the 65 games between the start of the year and the end of […]

The Short Version: Sal Romano surrendered six runs in the first two innings, and the game was over at that point. Fun, right? Final R H E Cleveland Indians (68-51) 8 10 0 Cincinnati Reds (52-68) 1 5 0 W: Kluber (15-6) L: Romano (7-10) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The task is simple tonight for the Reds. They must put Monday’s meltdown behind them and  post a win in game 2 of the current series with the Indians to have any hope of taking the 2018 Ohio Cup away from them. What more incentive could the Reds need?Game time  is 7:10pm Eastern at GABP […]

Earlier this year, Matt Wilkes gave us an in-depth look at the collective arsenal for Reds pitching.  Today, we will look at the Reds offense and see who has been most effective at hitting each type of pitch. A quick refresher on the metrics that I used. There are two Pitch Type Linear Weights that […]

Strange night. The game was tied 2-2 at the start of the 6th inning and 9-2 at the end. Cleveland notched 18 hits and 2 intentional walks. In the 9th inning, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen played right field and singled; and right fielder Brandon Dixon played relief pitcher and retired the top of the Cleveland lineup in […]

The 2018 battle for the Ohio Cup resumes tonight at GABP as the Reds (52-66; 4-6 last 10) meet the Indians (66-51; 7-3 last 10) in the first game of a 3 game set. The Reds took 2 of 3 from the Indians in Cleveland back in July and need to at least repeat that […]

Here’s my latest piece for Cincinnati Magazine. You’ve all heard the curious statement by Reds’ president of baseball operations Dick Williams about the “winning culture” around the Reds. I have a little different response to that quote, and that’s the focus of this week’s column. Here’s the conclusion: And management needs to be doing everything […]

The Short Version: Arizona longballs doomed the Reds in Sunday’s series finale, but the Reds still won two of three. So that’s not bad. Final R H E Arizona Diamondbacks (65-54) 9 10 1 Cincinnati Reds (52-66) 2 7 0 W: Godley (13-6) L: Castillo (6-10) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Jose […]

Can the Reds (52-65) just play first-place teams the rest of the season? The team pulled off a come-from-behind victory last night on the heels of another strong pitching performance to win the series over the Diamondbacks (64-54). Per Nick Kirby, Cincinnati is now 22-12 against teams atop their respective divisions since May 10. The […]