A year ago today, the Reds traded third baseman Todd Frazier, the 2015 Home Run Derby champ and once-future mayor of Cincinnati, to the White Sox in a three-team, seven-player swap. Here are the particulars: Traded from the Reds to the White Sox: Todd Frazier. Traded from the Dodgers to the Reds: prospects Jose Peraza […]

A key and often necessary component of a rebuilding professional sports team is cutting costs. For example, we can say with relative certainty that at least four National League clubs are in some form of a rebuild — the Reds, Braves, Brewers, and Phillies. Via USA Today, those four teams rank 22nd (Reds), 25th (Phillies), 28th (Brewers), and 29th (Braves) in […]

As Jeremy hinted at in the opening installment of Redleg Nation’s Milwaukee Brewers preview series, the race for fourth in the National League Central between the Rebootin’ Reds and the Rebuildin’ Brewers illustrates a philosophical dichotomy between the two clubs and how they are each approaching the refurbishment of their rosters. While each organization has been busy trading some of its more recognizable […]

Seems like just yesterday Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun were bashing their way to 30-homer seasons, doesn’t it? (It’s crazy to think Fielder last played for Milwaukee in the 2011 season.) In any case, in 2015 the Brewers were an undistinguished offensive team; of the 15 National League squads, the Brewers ranked eighth in base […]

While much of the attention this spring has rightfully been dedicated to the injury storylines surrounding the Reds’ pitching staff — Homer Bailey’s elbow, John Lamb’s back, Michael Lorenzen’s elbow — and two key position players (Zack Cozart, Devin Mesoraco), Billy Hamilton’s recovery from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder has been on the relative backburner. […]

The competition surrounding Reds’ rotation is generating most of the hubbub at camp, but with Homer Bailey and John Lamb unfit for the start of the season, a safe assumption can be made that in some order, Anthony DeSclafani, Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, Brandon Finnegan, and Jon Moscot will occupy the five starting spots to […]

A reported three-team trade involving the Reds, Blue Jays, and Angels that would have moved Reds outfielder Jay Bruce to Toronto is “dead” at the moment because of an impediment that occurred during the medical review process, per ESPN’s Buster Olney. In the proposed trade, the Angels — who own the worst farm system ESPN’s Keith Law has ever […]

A day after addressing the very public and widespread trade rumors that have surrounded him for the better part of the last year, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce could finally be on the move. In a string of tweets Monday evening, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported a resurgence in the Bruce trade talks. Bruce, apparently coveted by […]

With a trade of Brandon Phillips appearing unlikely after a pair of offseason misfires to the Diamondbacks and Nationals, Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart are the two remaining Reds regulars who can elicit a few decent assets from another club. The cases of Bruce and Cozart are similar for three reasons: Control Both players are under […]

Through 2,220 innings, 1,087 plate appearances and 279 games played, there is enough information to formulate a trio of proclamations about Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds center fielder: *Billy Hamilton is a sublime defender. *Billy Hamilton is an elite, perceptive base runner. *Billy Hamilton is one of the worst hitters in the major leagues. In an […]

With Ken Griffey Jr. accumulating a record amount of votes in his election to the Hall of Fame Wednesday evening, many Reds fans are left wondering who is the next player who spent a large chunk of their career with the Reds that stands a chance at election to the Hall? The answer is Joey […]

The Aroldis Chapman era ended Monday, as the Reds traded their star closer to the Yankees for four minor leaguers: right-handed starter Rookie Davis, corner infielder Eric Jagielo, reliever Caleb Cotham, and infielder Tony Renda. After Davis, Jagielo is regarded as the second-most important piece in the deal for the Reds. Here’s what we know […]