I don’t even know what to say at this point. I do not understand what is going on. Certainly, Finnegan was not great, but the Cardinals only scored 4 runs today. The Reds should be able to win games like that. There was reason to think the team might regress offensively this year, but this […]

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you hear? The Reds played some baseball badly. BURN IT DOWN!!!! TORCH IT!!!! FIRE SALE!!!!! Going out of business!!! We got your Suarez, 70% off. We got your Votto, FREE! Just carry him out of the store!!!! A few selected items are still at a premium – FOR NOW – but rest assured, […]

The Reds played poorly today and did not win. The pitched poorly and hit poorly. Some thoughts: Certainly, the result of the game is most heavily dependent on the players. However, when a team is struggling like this one, I have no patience for a manager not putting his best lineup on the field. Alex […]

Yesterday, I planned to run a poll to gauge how ready the fan base was to stop waiting and have the Reds put their foot on the collective gas. Well, I ran that poll and posting it here is pointless. Essentially the fan base wants the 25 best players on the roster either NOW or […]

  Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (2-5) 7 11 1 Pittsburgh Pirates (6-2) 4 8 0 W: Peralta (1-0) L: Kontos (0-1) S: Iglesias (2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The top of the lineup. Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, and Joey Votto were a combined 6-10 with 3 walks and all 7 […]

In response to some of the comments on last week’s post that took issue with my politically inspired poll question (it’s still happening once a month, you sour pusses *shakes fist at sky*), I decided to do a poll with more options this week. Let’s take a moment to observe it and then discuss. Trying […]

This is the first edition of a new column I’ll be writing this season, where we look at how the Reds are doing in their quest to return to the playoffs and, just as importantly, how all of you feel about how the Reds are doing, as gauged by Twitter polls we’ll be running throughout […]

This morning, I received an email from our Great Leader, Chadwick Ulysses Dotson. In it, he pointed me to this post I wrote in December 2016 about Eugenio Suarez. I make some fairly bold predictions in that post for a player who had just finished an overall below average season. Essentially, I said that Suarez […]

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 —Second Base —Shortstop —Center Field —Bullpen Third base is perhaps the place the Reds can feel most certain they’ll get […]

I find myself continually conflicted at the whole Billy Hamilton as leadoff hitter thing. I get good and comfortable with it being a bad idea, but then friend of the Nation Joel Luckhaupt publishes this piece with The Athletic. It is subscription only (you should really subscribe to The Athletic if you haven’t). The crux […]

The Angels are, apparently, committed to trying a six-man rotation. This is interesting, but as FanGraphs pointed out, also problematic because of the strain it puts on the roster. I would add that pitchers tend to get hurt, after all, and most teams have a hard time filling a five man rotation. So a six […]

This week, I found myself contemplating the recent declaration that the Reds were finished adding to the roster. So I sat down and looked at the roster as it stands, trying to see what I thought about the decision to stand pat. Tucker Barnhart C Joey Votto 1B Nick Senzel 2B Eugenio Suarez 3B Jose […]