This week at Redleg Nation, we’re running a series of posts celebrating this year’s inductees into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame: Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol, and Fred Norman. Back in 2013, I had a chance to sit down with Fred Norman for a wide-ranging interview for Redleg Nation Radio. It was a lot of […]

I read this morning that ex-Red Alex Johnson had passed away of prostate cancer at the age of 72. Unless you’re of a certain age, you probably don’t remember Alex Johnson as a Cincinnati Red. He only played with the Reds for two seasons, 1968 and 1969. He came over to the Reds from the […]

The Enquirer is reporting that Mat Latos won’t start tonight for Louisville as planned. The team has said manager Bryan Price will address the situation before Tuesday night’s game in St. Louis. Latos last pitched Thursday for Double-A Pensacola, where he allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings. Last night’s game in Columbus […]

From Lance McAlister’s blog: RHP Mat Latos this morning had surgery to repair a tear in the meniscus of his left knee. The surgery was performed in Goodyear by Dr. Timothy Kremchek. Latos is expected to return to his throwing program in ten days. Read more: http://www.espn1530.com/onair/lance-mcalister-7818/four-sweet-words-pitchers-and-catchers-report-12066892/#ixzz2tK0aSd4I A bad start? No big deal? Or a […]

Friend of Redleg Nation Tom Nichols (Dayton Dragons Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting) has written a series of very interesting retrospectives on players and events pertaining to the Dragons. He recently wrote one about Reds phenom Billy Hamilton’s time with the Dragons. Check it out. Bill LackI’ve been a Reds fan since the late […]

The Reds have 8 players in the Arizona Fall League. They’re assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs. As of this writing, they lead the Western Division by a game and a half with a record of 5-2-1 (a tie?) and have won 2 in a row. Pitchers Drew Hayes: After a disappointing season at Pensacola, […]

In an article that makes it sound like “no big deal”…. Reds right-hander Mat Latos, who was passed over for the Wild Card game start in part because he was dealing with bone chips in his elbow, had surgery last week to remove them. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that he’s expected to be fully […]

Game played on 09/08/13 Rookie Billings suspended game and scheduled games were canceled…their season is over. Hope that you’ve enjoyed this season’s Down On the Farm as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you. Thanks for reading. Bill LackI’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to […]

Game played on 09/07/13 Rookie Missoula 3 – Billings 0 Gabriel Rosa, Ronald Bueno, and Jhimmy Lopez collected the only three hits for the Mustangs and none were for extra bases. Luke Moran started and got the loss, going 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts. Fabian […]

Games Played on 9/1/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RHP, Pedro Villarreal, threw 6 innings of shutout baseball against the Indians. He allowed only 2 hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out 8. That runs his record in AAA to 4-9 on the season and his ERA stands at 4.43. His WHIP […]

Games Played on 8/25/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 35 year old Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers and drove in 5 runs with a walk. On the season, Hessman slashline is .240/.326/.496 and hit his 24th and 25th homers. AAA Louisville 8 – Indianapolis 4 Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers […]

Games Played on 8/25/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Reds 2012 #1 draft pick, Nick Travieso threw 6 innings of 6 hit, 2 run (none earned) baseball. He gave up 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. The 19 year old Travieso has struggled at Dayton this season, with a 4.81 ERA […]