Will the losing streak end today? The Reds have dropped nine in a row to the St. Louis Cardinals this season, and 13 consecutive including last season. One good sign, at least from the perspective of this correspondent: This is the third consecutive day that both Scott Schebler and Jesse Winker are starting in the […]

Today’s Reds lineup might be as good as Manager Jim Riggleman can concoct at this point in time. (See below.) He’s riding two hot hands, Scott Schebler batting leadoff and Jesse Winker batting sixth – the opposite of where we would normally expect to see them in the lineup. Batting in the leadoff spot the […]

The 22-41 Reds look for their first win this year against the Cardinals in eight tries in the first of a three-game series tonight on Marvel Super Hero Night at Great American Ball Park. After the game, those in attendance will enjoy a fireworks show featuring a super-hero-themed soundtrack performed live by the Cincinnati Pops. […]

One of the critical aspects of a rebuild cycle such as the one the Reds are currently in is to take a good look at young talent to learn as much as you can about their current abilities and future potential. One name flying way under the radar this season is Alex Blandino. Despite functioning […]

Two former teammates who are both coming back from injuries, Brandon Finnegan and Dan Straily, will be on the mound as the Cincinnati Reds host the Miami Marlins today in the 4:10 Eastern time rubber game of a three-game series. Today’s batting order has an intriguing twist. Jose Peraza leading off and Jesse Winker hitting […]

Devon Mesoraco is the starting catcher for the Reds in today’s 7:10 p.m. Eastern time game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ballpark. If you believe in statistical trends, this does not portend well for the home team’s chances tonight. We saw a tweet the other day that the Reds had lost the last […]

We’re in year four of the rebuild/reboot/insert-your-term-here. For other teams that have been through this process, this year is really the end of the “sorting.” They determine their best eight starting position players, five best starting pitchers, and best relievers, then go into the off-season ready to make upgrades where necessary to take the next […]

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, […]