Jesse Winker is a good baseball player. He has proven this by being drafted in the top 50, producing in the minor leagues and earning top prospect rankings in both the Reds organization and the entire league. He played very well for the Reds in his brief stint last year, and he played very well […]

Last week’s news that the four-man outfield rotation was over, or at the very least on hold, probably did not come as a surprise to anyone, given how poor the overall performance has been. It makes sense to give three guys consistent reps to try to find their rhythm. The surprise still came, however, as […]

The Reds have stumbled into some tough decisions that need to be made regarding the future of the middle infield. Several names been both added and subtracted from the list of candidates over the past year or two, leading us to the current state of the roster that features Jose Peraza and Scooter Gennett. With […]

A young pitcher struggled for the second consecutive night as Tyler Mahle gave up a 3-0 lead with a bad fourth inning. The Reds offense was shut down by the Giants bullpen and could not muster a comeback, starting another losing streak. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (14-29) 3 7 0 San Francisco Giants (22-21) 5 […]

The #MattHarveyEra has it’s first blemish as the Reds were outplayed by the San Francisco Giants. Sal Romano got hit hard and could not get out of the third inning. The Reds offense showed some life and fought back but the Giants pulled away and snapped Cincinnati’s 6-game win streak. There is potentially salt in […]

Tyler Mahle weathered the storm of lack of control mixed with a sub-par Joey Votto defensive performance. The Reds came through with some run support on the back of Scooter Gennett and pulled away from the Dodgers for their third straight win. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (11-27) 4 9 1 Los Angeles Dodgers (16-21) 1 […]

Coming off last year’s strong performance at the plate, we all knew Eugenio Suarez was the real deal. The Reds knew it and signed him to a 7-year contract extension prior to the season. He definitely knew it and must have thought, hey, if I am going to be good at hitting baseballs, I might […]

Death, taxes, and Joey Votto looking mortal during April. It is an odd thing to guarantee but here we are, the fourth year in a row that Votto looks more like Skip Schumaker than one of the greatest hitters of this generation. For me, Votto’s struggles can be compared to pet peeves we have with […]

Disclaimer: I started writing this post Friday night, right around the time Adam Duvall decided he was going to make me look silly for it. Stats do not include Monday’s game. A quick glance at the Reds offensive production so far in 2018 provides some context for a horrendous start.  Jumping down towards the bottom […]

Opening weekend did not go very well for the Reds as they were swept by the Washington Nationals. The Reds faced a very tall task as the Nat’s top three starters (Scherzer, Strasburg, Gonzalez) all finished in the top six of National League Cy Young Voting in 2017. The Reds offense, as you might expect […]

Cueeeto. Cueeeto. Cueeeto. The chanting started quietly but quickly became audible on the television broadcast. The crowd at McFadden’s, a bar just across the street from PNC Park, joined in. I started to tense up as I was behind enemy lines and did not have much ammunition with the Reds facing an early 1-0 deficit. […]

We are two days away from Opening Day of the 2018 season and I am excited to be back with you this season. Every two weeks I will be taking a deep dive into a topic related to the Reds offense. Matt Wilkes kicked off On the Mound with Matt last week and today is […]