Jason Linden had an interesting piece over at Cincinnati Magazine yesterday: I know you remember 2010 just as well as I do. The Reds were good. Really good. And it had been a long time since that had happened. Joey Votto won the MVP and Johnny Cueto started to become Johnny Cueto. It was a […]

It’s been exactly five years since Brooks Conrad Game. Crazy, right? In that span, the Reds qualified for the postseason more times (three) than they did in the previous 30 years (twice). (A few labor strikes and no Wild Card for much of that time makes that fact look a lot worse than it really is.) On May […]

For those of you who did not get to watch yesterday’s broadcast, here is some of what was said about the Reds by FOX color commentator Tim McCarver and field reporter Ken Rosenthal. McCarver:  One thing the Reds can do well—among many things—they can is catch the ball. Better than any team in the major […]

We’ll have another fun playoff roster post for you in a bit, but I wanted to chime in with a quick post about how we should not be worried about Johnny Cueto. I’m just going to cut straight to the chase here. 1. For the season, Johnny Cueto has given up a .302 batting average […]

The Cincinnati Reds begin the second half of the season ranked 8th in the National League with 4.21 runs per game, which is right at the league average of 4.22 runs per game. Adjusting for ballpark, the Reds are 11th in the league with a 94 OPS+. How have the Reds gone from the best […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 0 New York (NL) 3 W: M. Batista (5-2) L: E. Volquez (5-7) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –None. NEGATIVES –Two hits and a disappointing, frustrating, maddening season has come to a close. Really, getting shut out on two hits by the immortal Miguel Batista is probably an appropriate way […]

(This post was written by occasional contributor Jeremy Powers.) The Reds will compete in four more series before this year’s all-star weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. The Reds have been pushing for fans to vote up to 25 times at Reds.com, and the Redlegs may potentially have a few starters in this season’s mid-summer classic. Brandon […]

Interleague play has not been kind to the Cincinnati Reds this year. After going 8-7 against American League competition in 2010, the Reds have won only three of 12 so far this year, with six games left to play. They’ve been outscored by a closer margin than their record would indicate, 55-47. What has been […]

I love this: a visual representation of Joey Votto’s awesomeness. Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, […]

Around 2:30 this afternoon, I realized (from Twitter)  that the Reds were playing a day game.  For whatever reason, I’ve had a tough time keeping track of the team this year.  That’s partly due to a busy work schedule and two little kids; partly due to a wife who watches 6 prime-time hours of reality TV […]

Columnist-of-all-trades Joe Sheehan (SI.com, @joe_sheehan, plus archives at Prospectus, ESPN, and Rotowire) also publishes a regular (subscription) newsletter.  This week, he’s giving his bottom-to-top 2011 predictions.  Tonight, he released his top ten. Already pleased that the Reds hadn’t appeared in the first two segments (teams 11-30), I just kept scrolling down farther and farther, trying to find them. […]

The Enquirer/Joseph Fuqua II Per the FayMan’s twitter feed, Homer Bailey has been DL’ed with right shoulder impingement.   He’s supposed to miss two weeks.  Fay quotes Walt Jocketty: “It’s nothing to be alarmed about. If we didn’t take care of it now it would bother him all year.” Forgive me if I’m alarmed anyway. […]