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 […]

Back on August 28th, Reds beat writer Zach Buchanan quoted Reds GM Dick Williams in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here’s a quick excerpt: “We’d like to get the most talented player we can get,” said Reds general manager Dick Williams. “We’ll just have to see what that money level is. I think we’d rather concentrate our […]

The Reds finally looked somewhat competent last night against Milwaukee, slugging their way to an 8-6 victory. They good guys will look to keep up the hot bats tonight in game two, slated to start at 7:10 EST. Starting Pitchers Name IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Chase Anderson 89.1 2.92 4.32 23.3% 7.5% Luis Castillo […]

As I touched on a little this morning in my Three Up, Three Down column, the Reds are now solidly in last place in the NL Central. None of us would have been surprised about this fact entering the season. I’d be willing to bet a few of us would be surprised, however, if someone told […]

Like the entirety of the Reds 2017 season, this past week has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. We finally saw Homer Bailey pitch on a major league mound for the first time in what seems like forever – only to see him chased from the game in the second inning. We saw Brandon […]

It’s been a rough couple of weeks in Redleg Nation. After losing nine straight, the Reds finally snapped their losing streak tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hope seems to be just over the horizon – young players are finally getting their shot, and old players might be ready to hang them up. Players we […]