It’s time for the Cincinnati Reds to get serious. That’s the theme as Jason Linden and I discussed the end of the 2018 season and what the Reds need to do this winter to prove that they are serious about winning. That means acquiring the right pitchers, hiring the right manager, and showing an impatient fan base that they are willing to go “all-in.”

Jason also makes a comment at the end of this podcast that ensures he’ll never be invited back to participate.

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Join the conversation! 6 Comments

  1. A couple of things.
    1. The Reds need to win 2 of 3 to finish with 68 wins.
    2. They are not signing Dallas or Corbin. Not happening.
    3. They will spend a lot of money on Matt, even though it is stupid.
    4. They are probably signing Rigleman to the manager.
    5. They will keep Nick in the minor until he becomes a minor league free agent.
    6. They will lose 90 games for the foreseeable future, and you will still root for them, as will I.
    (much easier to root for the Rox living here, but Reds fan for life)

  2. Reds front office needs to get away from the Walt Jocketty “Let them come to us” strategy when it comes to making deals. They need to create relationships with and engage clubs with win-win deals. Reds should seek deals with Phi, SD, NYM and Atl as well as others this offseason.

    • Yep your right but nobody wants our players cause if they were that good don’t you think other teams would have them.Ever team that hasn’t money to throw away has a window where they can win so they do what have to do to win.They sometimes over pay but they never stand pat such as the Brewers in our division or even the Bucs who went out and got Archer and did in my opinion overpay,We had nobody anybody else wanted.Go through our 8 guys and our pen and who would you want.Teams with money to throw away just do that and make trades anyway just because if it fails they do it again until they get it right.Nobody wants our guys except us.

    • Maybe deals with the Padres and Mets and every other ML club, but the rebuilds of the Phillies and Braves regarding starting pitching have succeeded while the Red’s starting pitching rebuild has failed.

  3. The patience of the Red’s fan base is exhausted. It’s on empty. Bob Castellini’s incompetent meddling and the inability and or unwillingness of the front office to make deals as led to this.

    Like you said, they’ve turned off a whole generation of fans. Perhaps several generations.

  4. Bottom line, everyone knows, we need pitching, starting pitching. I could even understand doing something what I heard the A’s did this year, pitch the starters until the 3rd time around comes up, then bring in the relievers, at most short leash after the first batter for the 3rd time.

    I would say at minimum two #3 guys.

    I would dump Homer. He should not be on this team the next time it’s a winner.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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