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 […]

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 —Third Base —Shortstop —Center Field —Bullpen Heading into the offseason, the Reds outfield appeared to be ripe for […]

Previously on “2017 in Review”… —Eugenio Suarez —Zack Cozart —Tucker Barnhart One the surface, looking at Scott Schebler’s 2017 vs 2016, his production appears to be about the same. Some notable similarities include his wRC+, defense, and baserunning. He had a higher WAR, but then, he also saw more playing time, so a higher WAR […]

Entering the 2017 season, two seasons and three surgeries removed from a breakout campaign in 2014, Devin Mesoraco was set to return to the starting catcher role and give the rebuild a nice boost forward. Tucker Barnhart, Mesoraco’s fill in and de-facto starter in 2016, would return to his back-up role. Since not much did […]

Previous: 2017 in Review: Eugenio Suarez Going back to the start of the 2017 season, we can think of three questions that every Reds fan could have been wondering about Zack Cozart. Would he stay healthy? Would he continue to build upon his improvements in the previous injury-shortened seasons? And what would he name his […]

The Reds’ position players overall performance in 2017 was anything but a disappointment. The unit as a whole took a considerable step forward as several players put together career years. Perhaps none was as important to the long-term success of the franchise as Eugenio Suarez. Suarez’s 2017 was a definitive breakout year both at the […]

After back-to-back 90+ loss seasons, improvement was all anyone was reasonably hoping for heading into 2017. As we enter into the final stretch of the season, there has not been much holistic improvement in terms of win-loss record. Individually, some players have shown progress and development while others have not. Amid the crosshairs of expectations […]

After watching Joey Votto get thrown out at home plate last Thursday, it raised the question of Votto’s potential value if he were a better base runner. It’s greedy to want all things from Joey Votto, because he’s a great player as is, but a closer look at his base running value proved interesting. The […]

Recently, I wrote about Tucker Barnhart and how he is an interesting asset for the Reds. The colleague he has split most of the catching duties with, Devin Mesoraco, remains a large unknown due to injuries and missed time. Much has been discussed about Mesoraco and his comeback, as well as Wesley Jenkins proposing trading […]