The Reds flung a lot of mud at the wall in 2018. They smeared Homer Bailey hoping he’d stick around long enough to justify his long term contract. The Reds tossed a crumbled up, dried out heap of Brandon Finnegan wishing he’d come together and cling to the starting rotation. They rolled up and slung […]

Scooter Gennett: the man, the myth, the legend. Flash in the pan or bonafide MLB All-Star? By now it shouldn’t even be a question if Scooter Gennett is a quality MLB player or not. He’s backed up a really good 2017 with an arguably better 2018. He leads the NL in average and is 2nd […]

New day, same old Robert Stephenson. Since being called up from Triple-A Louisville two weeks ago Robert Stephenson has pitched in two games for a total of 5 and 2/3 innings. In those games Stephenson has an ERA of 7.94 and a total of 9 walks. Yes, you read that correctly…9 walks. Stephenson has been […]

Breathe in, hold for five seconds, and…release. Woosah. What a wild first half for the Reds. After starting the year 3-18 (kind of hard to believe, right?) they battled back and finished the first half 43-53. The Reds saw a manager get fired, the Opening Day starter get injured, the offense turn from joke to […]

Isn’t it funny how quickly things can change? In the sports world, we fans have a tendency to put each game and each decision under a microscope. A bad month means the Reds are failing in their attempt to rebuild. Another loss and another weird decision lead us to question the organization and their leadership. […]

Billy Hatcher has become somewhat of a position coach legend in Cincinnati over the years. From fans adorning their shirts with his caricature, to him constantly garnering praise by the local media, everyone seems to love “Hatch”. The love fest with Billy Hatcher is well deserved. This is his 13th year in the Reds organization. […]

Losing isn’t the problem. Losing is the by-product of what happens on the field. It’s what happens when Sal Romano gives up 5 runs in 6 innings. Losing it what happens when Scooter Gennett makes a throwing error or when Jose Peraza fails to get on base. Most of us expected the Reds to lose […]

The Harvey effect is real. Since acquiring Matt Harvey from the Mets on May 8th the Reds have won 6 of 7 games. They just recently had their longest win streak of the season snapped and have looked like a completely different team than they did two weeks ago. Harvey’s pitching expertise has clearly rubbed […]

Jose Peraza has had a good month. Over the past 28 days (24 games) Peraza is batting .337 with a .360 OBP and .823 OPS. If the season were only 24 games old, Peraza would be top 5 in the National League in batting average, top 30 in OBP, and have a higher OPS than […]

The Reds are in a bad place right now. I know it, you know it, and the front office knows it. The Reds’ starting pitching has been awful, their bullpen has been subpar, their defense has been anemic, and their offense has been atrocious. The Reds are last in all of baseball in run differential […]

Reds baseball, and Opening Day more specifically, has been a central theme of my family ever since I can remember. It’s been woven into the fabric of my family’s life and has provided the back drop for some of my fondest memories and major life events. I can remember like yesterday my late mother forging […]

In the days leading up to Opening Day, we’ll be previewing The State Of The Reds at every single position on the field. Check out the previous installments of our Redleg Nation 2018 Season Preview series: Catcher | Shortstop | Second Base  | Bullpen Since 2014 center field for the Cincinnati Reds has been branded with Billy Hamilton’s spectacular defense and his […]