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 — 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 […]