As much as I want to write more about the Reds rebuild, or how the team will be good with one or two more prospects, or how maybe we just need (another) management change, I really don’t want to write about that. I can’t take it right now. Writing about the Reds at this point […]

How’s this for an opener: The Reds’ starting rotation is worse than the University of Florida’s, the Reds’ bullpen is better than the one currently at the top of the AL Central standings, and Thom Brennaman is a schoolyard bully. Looks like a three-pitch strikeout of a sentence to me, so let’s break this down […]

Originally, this article was going to have nothing to do with the actual “Sleepless in Seattle” — besides the headline pun — but then I decided to refresh my memory on the movie’s plot and came across this one line summary: “A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find […]

Climb up here on my stoop, dear Redleg Nation reader, and listen to my crotchety old-man impression as I regale you with stories from my high school baseball days. The two best high school baseball players I ever did see were both drafted into the MLB. (Crotchety old men speak in rhyme, right?) One, a […]

By the time you’re reading this, I will have had my college degree conferred, thrown the cap, and taken pictures ad nauseum. In other words, currently I’m probably napping because 7 a.m. is just too early for a college student. Now, before continuing, I would like to apologize for that opening a) if it made […]

If you Google “nick senzel vertigo,” the search engine will return 5,660 results in 0.52 seconds, with the first reading “Vertigo behind him, Nick Senzel ready to help the Cincinnati Reds.” The headline gives false promise, talking about Senzel’s first bout of vertigo, not this current second iteration. For up-to-date information, it only takes looking […]

Let’s take a brief walk down pre-rebuild memory lane shall we: 2012: Reds win NL Central with record of 97-65, Braves take Wild Card No. 1 at 94-68 2013: Reds take Wild Card No. 2 at 90-72, Braves win NL East with 96-66 record 2014: Reds (76-86) and Braves (79-83) both miss playoffs, respective rebuilds begin By the […]

At the top of the 2018 season, the Reds had four prospects in MLB.com’s Top 100 — Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, Taylor Trammel, and Tyler Mahle. On its face, that’s a strong system. I mean a top 10, three top 50, and four total premier prospects: What is there to complain about? But then consider […]

Imagine you’re a Major League Baseball team with a franchise first baseman locked up long term but little to nothing else. You look to the farm and to trades and to the draft to rebuild, hoping to field a competitive team after about a three-year tank. No, you aren’t the Cincinnati Reds, you’re the Atlanta […]

Yakyu shonen — you may not know the words but you know the type. He’s Roy Hobbs, battling back from a gunshot wound to rip the cover off the ball. He’s Henry Skrimshander, perfecting the art of fielding and going from Westish College to the first round of the draft. He’s Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, […]

Well, now that Bryan Price is gone, the Reds are sure to make the postseason! Right? They only have to win…wait, 3-15?!? This man managed the team to 3-15?! Is it even possible to make the playoffs at this point? So the short answer is: Yes and no. Before diving into the various semantics of […]

After 4.0 innings of stellar relief work, Kevin Quackenbush put a fastball on a tee for Nick Williams to break the 5-5 deadlock. I truly cannot be that upset because Reds win this evening would’ve been stealing a victory from the jaws of defeat. No truly, the Reds did not deserve to win today. But […]