Matt Wilkes and I have started Reds Content Plus (RC+) a new site for hard-core Reds fans.

Matt and I want to be clear that we are not leaving Redleg Nation. Our commitment to the great community here that Chad, and now Doug, has cultivated remains the same as ever. Redleg Nation’s everyday content is consistent, diverse and informative. The civil back-and-forth of the comment section is unique and valuable. We’ll continue to contribute as always.

Our new site will build on what you find here. The emphasis at RC+ will be using Statcast and other new, advanced data for in-depth analysis of player performance, David Bell’s strategies and front office decisions. RC+ will help you make sense of what’s going right and what’s going wrong with our favorite team. Matt’s focus will be on pitching, Matt Habel will tackle team and individual defense, I’ll handle the hitting. You’ll also hear an occasional podcast from Wes Jenkins.

RC+ is a Patreon site, which means there are small monthly fees to access different kinds of content. You can cancel whenever you want and five months gets you through the baseball season.

Matt and I look forward to the challenge of tackling the new information about the Reds that’s out there and analyzing it in a way that’s clear and coherent. We would appreciate your support.

Reds Content Plus is advanced analysis about Cincinnati Reds baseball, paired with smart and respectful discussion.

Please take a look at what RC+ has to offer. It may surprise and excite you.

— Steve and Matt

15 Responses

  1. Steve Mancuso

    Everything at the new site is unlocked right now. You can read the articles we’ve posted so far. Hope you’ll take a look at it. Happy to answer any questions.

  2. Jefferson Green

    Thanks, Steve. If it is like what you guys have done here, it will be quality and I will learn a lot. I will check it out.

    • Steve Mancuso

      Great. Let me know what you think.

  3. Jonathan Linn

    Btw: I tried to check it out and it’s still locked.

    • Steve Mancuso

      Thanks for the heads up. I think they’re all open now.

  4. RichS

    Sorry to be an agnostic, but all of this data info ruins the game. What are you advancing here? Would Aaron have hit 2000 homers if he had your info? Would the Big Red Machine have won ten World Series if they simply knew how to shift the defense on each player? Where is all this heading? Please, let’s not turn this into a computer game for robots! Sorry!

    • Steve Mancuso

      I hope you’ll agree there’s no one correct way to enjoy baseball. The good news is you’ll never have to read anything at our new site if you don’t want to.

  5. Seat101

    Sounds great!

    But judging by the reduced amount of comments here, civility is gone.

    I wish you success

    • TR

      I’m puzzled by how a reduced amount of comments leads to the disappearance of civility. As a long, long-time Reds fan, the civility and knowledgeable comments overall on Redleg Nation is one of the primary reasons I tune in everyday. I wish Matt and Steve success with their new blog.

      • Seat101

        You’re looking at it as wet roads cause rain.

        The decreased civility means fewer posters. Take a look at any of the game threads or recaps. You’ll see what I mean.

        Gresham’s Law as applied to blog posts.

    • Pete

      Seat – your comment has merit; however, personally I have been MIA for 3 years due to the poor performance of the team. The current club has me excited so I’m watching/listening to games and following the Reds right here with you guys. The good old days may not be as civil as we remember. Winning cures many ills including lack of interest.

      • Seat101

        Pete, I hope you’re right. Even with the setbacks this year it’s been a much more fun team to watch and talk about, I think, yet that doesn’t show up in the comments

        Hi David, like you that more winning is on its way. I read the precaps and the recaps. I just don’t bother to comment very much anymore.

      • Pete

        Just speaking for myself, I enjoy your comments/thoughts and have through the years. I hope you will continue to lend your voice to the discussions as often as you’d like. Just like skeptics and naysayers, we need optimist the same if not more so.

  6. CFD3000

    Steve and Matt – I’ve learned a lot from your more analytical perspective on the Reds and baseball here at RLN and look forward to investigating the new site. I have no doubt it will be well executed, and hope it’s a great success.

    • Matt Wilkes

      Thank you! We appreciate the support.