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) […]

I’ve been writing this column on and off for the whole season and, periodically, I ask the following question: The Reds are moving — Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) June 25, 2018 This is – by far – the most positive response the question has gotten. This demonstrates clearly that the average fan is concerned only with […]

I am on special assignment this week making sure the ocean is still there, so no Championship Track. Instead, please enjoy this piece about how Joey Votto is good. I spend a lot of time clicking around and playing with numbers and trying to look at the different ways we can define a player as […]

Final (10) R H E St. Louis Cardinals (34-27) 7 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (22-42) 6 13 1 W: Norris (3-1) L: Iglesias (1-1) S: Brebbia (2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Scott Schebler had 4 hits tonight, which is good. He’s doing that thing where he hits the crap out of the ball […]

Things in RedsLand have been so crazy lately that it’s hard to formulate a poll. For instance, I put up a poll asking about the rotation and a few hours later, Homer was headed to the bullpen (the poll results strongly support this move). Anthony DeSclafani just made what will probably be his final rehab […]

It wasn’t an inferno at all, actually, but I’m never not gonna use a pun when I can help it. DeSclafani went 6 1/3 allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with 2 strikeouts. There were a couple of loud home runs – both solo shots – and a lot of ground balls and weak contact. […]