“Don’t sign pitchers to long term contracts” has become a rallying cry for many armchair GMs in the comment sections throughout the internet of baseball. Interestingly, real life GMs might be trending in that direction. Starting pitcher extensions have become more and more rare over the past few seasons, with only six such extensions having […]

Another year, another sub-optimal season for Billy Hamilton at the plate. Hamilton, who owns the most plate appearances of all the Reds outfielders, is having the fourth worst offensive season among qualified players with a wRC+ of 64. His sub .300 OBP has seemingly put an end to his days as a leadoff hitter. He’s […]

In today’s Contracts for the New Core post, we’re going to shake things up a bit by talking about a player not currently in the Red’s organization. After all, most teams who win the World Series do so after making some pretty big moves. While I don’t think it’d be impossible to build a championship […]

Previous installments in the “Contracts for the New Core” series: Billy Hamilton | Eugenio Suarez | Jesse Winker | Scooter Gennett Like much of the young pitching the Cincinnati Reds have featured this year, Tyler Mahle’s season has been filled with ups and downs. He’s sporting an xFIP of 4.16 through 75 innings pitched in 2018, […]

Previous installments in the “Contracts for the New Core” series: Billy Hamilton | Eugenio Suarez | Jesse Winker As most of you reading this article know, the 2018 Cincinnati Reds season is basically over. After the worst start to a season in franchise history, and without a roster built to dig out of such a deep […]

Previous installments in the “Contracts for the New Core” series: Billy Hamilton | Eugenio Suarez On March 26th, just days before the 2018 season would officially start, the Philadelphia Phillies signed prospect Scott Kingery to a six-year, $24 million dollar contract. The signing stuck out for obvious reasons – Kingery would become just the second drafted […]

After the Reds locked up Eugenio Suarez for a better part of the next decade (a deal I kinda-sorta predicted in the first installation of this series, btw), I thought it’d be a while before the Reds extended another player. Devin Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart both got their extensions, Joey Votto is here for the […]

The Reds will be facing an uphill battle as they try to end their season-opening three game losing streak today.  They’ll start their second series of the 2018 season against a second straight National League powerhouse in the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies come into the series with a 2-2 record, having split their season opening […]

In a moment of transparency, Reds manager Bryan Price handicapped the battle for the starting rotation at the onset of Spring Training. Not surprisingly, the top of the rotation was pretty much set in stone, but the way Price laid out the remaining plan let fans know who had a leg up over who for […]

[In the days leading up to Opening Day, we’ll be previewing The State Of The Reds at every single position on the field. Today, we begin with a look at perhaps the most important defensive position: shortstop] Coming out of the 2017 season, and throughout most of this past offseason, the Shortstop position was seen […]

A couple of weeks ago, I took a look at the projections for the Reds offense. Things weren’t all that great. That’s fine, because as we all know, the Reds pitching staff over the past few years has been lights out. A big part of all three World Series championships in the past five years, when […]

Projections in baseball are a funny thing. For the most part, they’re a crapshoot. As hard as it is to hit a round ball with a round bat, it’s even harder for us to try to predict just how successful a given player will be at hitting a round ball with a round bat, not […]