As the Reds’ worst start of the regular season since the Great Depression has unfolded, fans of the team are looking for answers, and in some cases, heads. Everyone from Bob Castellini to Dick Williams to Bryan Price has been roundly criticized here at Redleg Nation and elsewhere. One very important point for everyone to […]

An axiom cited by managers, coaches, players and executives in all sports is that you are never as bad as you look when you are on a losing streak, and never quite as good as you think you are when on a hot streak. Keep that in mind as the Reds continue to search for […]

Most of the civilized world knows today as Friday the 13th. Here in Redleg Nation, though, it may become known as Nick Senzel Day. As our Steve Mancuso reported in a post that was lauded by members of the Cincinnati media for its clarity, today is the date minor league players can be promoted in […]

Another professional team has demonstrated the fruits of going through the dreaded “rebuild” process through which the Reds are currently slogging. The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers have made the NBA playoffs, riding the momentum of a 15-game winning streak at the end of the current season. This is a team that following the 2013 season, decided […]

Should Nick Senzel be developed as a shortstop? Or a third baseman? Or a second baseman? That question has been on the minds of Reds management for weeks. Senzel’s best position is third base, but that spot belongs to Eugenio Suarez, he of the seven-year contract extension. In the press conference announcing Suarez’s new contract, […]

Early in Saturday’s audio webcast of the Reds vs. Giants spring training game, announcers Marty Brennaman and Jeff Brantley discussed how important that day’s starting pitching assignment was for Cody Reed. Marty intimated that the starting rotation was all but set, with Homer Bailey, Luis Castillo, Sal Romano and Tyler Mahle as the first four. […]

The Reds host a San Francisco Giants split squad today at 4:05 p.m. Eastern time. It’s the 40th anniversary of a unique tradition started by the team: 40 Years Ago Today: The Cincinnati #Reds become the 1st #MLB team to wear special green uniforms for St. Patrick’s Day! (March 17, 1978) @UniWatch@PhilHecken#SpringTraining#StPatricksDaypic.twitter.com/dWxXGWYuhi — Baseball by […]

If you think the Reds are alone in making no off-season player acquisitions of any substance, think again. This has been a very slow hot-stove-league season around the baseball world. In particular, the so-called prizes of this year’s free agent class are all still looking for new teams. The top 10 free agents on the […]

As the Reds close out the 2017 home season against the Red Sox today at Great American Ball Park, the stadium crowd will be a “partial sellout,” a term I use to describe professional sports stadiums and arenas with small crowds. Many of the people who will be there today are the kind of Reds […]

One of the most intriguing aspects of sports is surprise performances: major upsets, and individuals and teams performing at a level higher than predicted or ever before seen. One reason they actually play the games is because of the variables in human athletic performance. Clearly one of the amazing and heartwarming stories of this otherwise […]

We had some glimmers of hope in recent weeks that things may be looking up, thanks to home sweeps of the Brewers and Pirates. But the Cardinals stopped by and reminded us that the Reds are still not ready to compete with the better teams. (Maybe if Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle were still in […]

In yesterday’s game preview, we shared a tweet from Joel Luckhaupt which showed the recent performance by Reds starting pitchers under the age of 25. In the wake of Sal Romano’s fantastic 8-inning, 6-strikeout, 0-walk performance Saturday, Luckhaupt updated his statistics this morning: UPDATE: Last 20 starts by #Reds under the age of 25 113 […]