The season is now over. It was not great. It was really, really not great. Mostly because of pitching. I wrote about that here. But there is one aspect of the team fans should feel good about. Because of injuries and slumps, it wasn’t so apparent at the end of the season, but the offense […]

The subheading of today’s column doesn’t refer to the state of the Reds so much as it refers to the progress of this well-meaning series. I’ve taken a few weeks off, as you may or may not be aware, depending on your devotion to my particular kind of ramblings. Not much has happened. The pitching […]

A couple of things have happened lately that concern the Reds and who starts games on the mound. Homer Bailey has returned and Robert Stephenson has been lights-out in Louisville. Also, Matt Harvey is on the way out. Yes, really. No, there is no good argument for keeping him. Given these things, it seemed a […]

I was in Louisville tonight as Scott Schebler started at DH in a rehab appearance. I was able to talk to him after the game. In his comments, he said he felt great, “up until that last swing, felt a little awkward. It was a the first high pitch I had to go after… five […]

Milton says we should just forget that this weekend even happened. Jason LindenJason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the […]

This column feels much more appropriate that it did at the end of April, something for which I could not be more grateful. The Reds, miraculously, look like a team that can compete. If not for the first month of the season, we would all be VERY excited right now. As it is, we’re all […]

I have a piece up at Cincinnati Magazine about the development that has occurred with Jose Peraza this year. Here’s an excerpt: But guess what? At this moment, Peraza is hitting .275/.322/.381. Is that great? No. He was an 89 wRC+, which means he’s about 11 percent worse than the average hitter. But his OBP is […]

Ugh. Why can’t I get a nice, easy, happy recap? Cubs 8, Reds 7 Box Score | Win Probability Good Things that Are Good –Joey Votto, Scooter Gennett, and Eugenio Suarez did exactly what you want them to do every day. the heart of the order was 6-12 with a homer and 3 walks. Too […]

As I think is well-known, I was not a believer when it came to Scooter Gennett at the beginning of the season. I was wrong about that. There’s enough sample now that I buy it. He can hit. Really hit. So, as I proceed with this, know that I am not impugning his offensive skills. […]

White Sox 12, Reds 8 Box Score | Win Probability Good Things that Are Good The offense, in general was pretty excellent. Again. Special awards to Eugenio Suarez for reaching base three times with a homer. Scooter and Duvall both homered, which was also swell. Disco was pretty good tonight. Got bitten by the inherited […]

The Reds – as they have shown us – can hit. The offense isn’t a problem now and isn’t likely to be a problem any time soon. The issue in terms of competing next year is going to be pitching. I know, surprising, right? The challenge thing is always finding enough quality, healthy pitchers to […]

Brewers 6, Reds 1 Box Score | Win Probability Good Things: –Michael Lorenzen. My goodness. Turn him into Otani. I’m only half kidding. Lorenzen pitched three innings, allowing only one run and hit a home run of his own. Not. Bad. At all. The @Reds’ pitchers can swing the bat. #PitchersWhoRake pic.twitter.com/WB2WSshI6x — MLB (@MLB) […]