The Cincinnati Reds have kicked off their winter meetings on Monday afternoon by making a waiver claim. They picked up left-handed reliever Robby Scott from the Boston Red Sox. This move was first reported by Ken Rosenthal. Robby Scott is a 29-year-old reliever with limited big league action. Most of his time in the Major […]

The Winter Meetings in Las Vegas began today and it didn’t take long for rumors about the Reds to start swirling.  Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting the Reds are shopping Scooter Gennett to: (a) save the estimated $10+ million Gennett is due in arbitration, (b) make room for Nick Senzel, and (c) add […]

Editor: This is the eighth installment (of nine) of a year-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series is examining the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! Part 1: […]

Reaching deeply into my political science degree, I offered the following analysis  concerning the funeral of George H.W. Bush this week: As you can see, I am squeezing every penny’s worth of value out of my parents’ tuition money. Sharp-eyed The Readers will notice that the image of Awkward Pew is taken from a DVR […]

Billy Hamilton is no longer a member of the Cincinnati Reds, and I’m pretty upset about it. Bill Lack joined me to discuss the Hamilton news, and to ruminate over what will happen if the Reds are unable to land any big-time new players before 2019. Follow us on Twitter: @redlegradio. Music for this episode […]

The constant offseason preoccupation for the Reds is, as our deposed leader “Chairman” Chad Dotson says, “hashbrown get the pitching.” (I am still feeling out ways to make fun of Doug, I’ll settle on something soon.) There are – as is widely acknowledged – a variety of ways to approach it, with some even suggesting […]

It’s still early, but the Reds have a little positive momentum toward 2019. Dick Williams and new manager David Bell have crafted a forward-looking common message. Other than a broadcaster or two, the Reds no longer seem like Shakespeare’s graying Lear howling at cliff’s edge at the shifting currents of baseball. Bell has made clear he […]

The trade market is rife with starting pitching talent — much more so than in recent years. For a Cincinnati team desperate to improve its rotation, this is welcome news. The free-agent market for starters is fairly top-heavy, giving the Reds a lot of competition to overcome to sign a big name such as Patrick […]

It’s a mini-episode, in which Doug Gray and I discuss the big news for the future of Redleg Nation dot com. Regular episode will still drop on Friday! Follow us on Twitter: @redlegradio. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds fan and a friend of Redleg Nation. http://traffic.libsyn.com/redlegnation/RNR_239.mp3 You can listen to […]

This is my 6,059th post at Redleg Nation. It’s also the most difficult one that I’ve had to write. I turned the lights on at Redleg Nation with this post back on February 28, 2005. It’s been a wild journey with all of you and some incredible writers for nearly a decade and a half. […]

Like a pot of water under a slow flame, you don’t notice the window closing until the moment reaches full boil. Yet, along the way, there are clues, small bubbles forming below, wisps of steam that announce a full roil is not far off. Such was the temperature of Mat Latos on a beautiful fall […]

Stunning news. New broom sweeping clean. #Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) November 30, 2018 This means the Reds have decided not to go to arbitration for Hamilton’s 2019 services. The speedy CF will become a free agent. Hamilton had been projected to make about $5.9 million in his last […]