As you know, Cincinnati’s 2018 first round pick was Jonathan India, a third baseman from the University of Florida. It has been interesting to watch as the Reds appear to have learned an important lesson from their refusal to try their top prospect, Nick Senzel, at any other position — despite the athleticism to play […]

If you missed it the first time around, you’ll have another chance to listen to my long(ish) interview with John Kiesewetter on Cincinnati’s WVXU-FM about the book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds.” With the Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival coming up on Oct. 20, WVXU-FM’s […]

The Reds interviewed Tampa Bay Rays coach Rocco Baldelli (37) this week, according to sources from the team. Baldelli’s major league career as a player spanned eight seasons, 2003-10, mostly as a centerfielder for the Rays. He has worked in the Rays organization since retiring, including three years as the first base coach and last […]

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is a reporter who Walt Jocketty and Bob Castellini will have in their old paper rolodexes. Either would be comfortable whipping open a flip phone and giving Sherman an off the record quote.  #Reds are said to be looking more for face of franchise type as manager so […]

In this episode, Jason Linden and I break down the latest news about the Cincinnati Reds. That includes good news about Cincinnati’s top prospect, Nick Senzel, and some bad news as well. Also: the latest on the Reds managerial search, and some encouraging thoughts about the process. Even better: another edition of Viewer Mail! Music […]

This post contains spoilers about the Netflix Tom Clancy’s Jim Ryan show, or maybe it’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. All I know is, Tom Clancy is somehow involved and I have two pounds of fudge to make before sunup so I’m not looking it up. Anyway, if you don’t like spoilers and haven’t binged this […]

Well, this is just wonderful. Nick Senzel, the Reds’ top prospect who they refused to promote to the majors last April, now needs surgery on his elbow (after missing the end of the season with a broken finger). Details from the Enquirer: Senzel told the Enquirer that he needs surgery to remove bone spurs in […]

The template couldn’t be clearer.  Take a look at the managers leading teams that remain in the postseason, each hired in the last four years.  Craig Counsell, 48, Milwaukee Brewers (2015-18) A.J. Hinch, 44, Houston Astros (2015-18) Dave Roberts, 46, LA Dodgers (2016-18) Alex Cora, 42, Boston Red Sox (2018) They had a combined three […]

The minor league season has been over for about a month now. For me, it’s been a weird stretch of time where I don’t know how to even go about life on a daily basis without seven games to follow. No baseball involving minor leaguers, however, has ended it’s cruel stretch in my (and your) […]

#Reds will interview Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo and Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their manager opening this coming week, according to Reds sources. That brings the total to 10 interviewed for the job — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) October 6, 2018 Marc Sheldon has a post with information on Charlie Montoya […]

The Reds are deep into the process of hiring their next manager, and Bill Lack and I discuss every angle of the ongoing hiring process. We also answered your questions during a segment of “Viewer Mail,” including a comparison of Reds owners past and present. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds […]

The latest in the Reds manager search from Dick Williams (per John Fay) this afternoon is that the team has contacted Eduardo Perez, but he isn’t scheduled for an interview. The end of the month is still the target date to get a new manager in place. They’ll work through this round of interviews before […]