A day after addressing the very public and widespread trade rumors that have surrounded him for the better part of the last year, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce could finally be on the move. In a string of tweets Monday evening, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported a resurgence in the Bruce trade talks. Bruce, apparently coveted by […]

The Arizona Diamondbacks made two major moves this offseason by signing Zack Greinke to the most lucrative contract in baseball history (based on average annual value) and acquiring Shelby Miller from the Braves. The rest of the baseball world immediately panned these deals. Ken Rosenthal (FoxSports) wrote: “The contract is insane, everyone knows it’s insane, […]

It’s not as good as Steve’s “Year in Review” post, but the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this little ol’ website. Here’s an excerpt: About 1,000,000 people visit the Seattle Space Needle every year. This blog was viewed about 3,300,000 times in 2015. If it were the Space Needle, it […]

If you were busy with something else in 2015 and didn’t have a chance to read the 1,000+ posts about the Cincinnati Reds at Redleg Nation, here’s what happened and how we wrote about it. Off-Season Signings and Acquisitions In late January, the Reds signed a 4-year deal worth $28 million with Devin Mesoraco covering […]

[Cutting this list down to 10 was more difficult than yesterday’s list.] #10 – Billy Hamilton’s worsening struggles at the plate Billy Hamilton’s 2015 batting (.226/.274/.289) was even worse than his dreadful 2014. He had the fourth-lowest OBP in the majors, the second-lowest isolated power and the second-lowest contribution to runs scored. The Reds still […]

[Tomorrow, the 10 worst things about the Reds in 2015.] #10 – The 10-year anniversary of the founding of Redleg Nation Chad Dotson started this website on Feb. 28, 2005. #9 – Reds in first place at the end of week one  It’s almost unimaginable in retrospect, but the Reds started 2015 by winning their […]

So long, Todd Frazier. You’re sensational, but you’re gone. If you’ve been even barely conscious over the last couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that the Reds are working the phones, day by day, trying to trade pretty much every asset they have. We can discuss ad infinitum — and I’m sure we will — the […]

Camp opens Feb. 18 when pitchers and catchers report. Position players report five days later. Here’s the full list of who the Reds invited to big league camp today: Pitchers Tim Adleman, Drew Hayes, Cody Reed, Layne Somsen, Nick Travieso, and Zack Weiss. Position players Alex Blandino, Carlton Daal, Phillip Ervin, Joe Hudson, Chad Wallach, […]

My musings on the Todd Frazier trade… The Reds really, really like Jose Peraza, who just may be the next Dee Gordon. The Reds obviously believe in their own scouting of Peraza over the otherwise apparent industry consensus that Peraza’s future is that of a utility player. I’m not going to sit here and write […]

The Reds and Nationals have a deal in place to trade Brandon Phillips to Washington. The Nationals are now working out an agreement with Phillips who has to waive his no trade rights. Reporting by Ken Rosenthal. Trade agreement between #Reds and #Nationals apparently is in place. Talks with Phillips continue, sources say. — Ken […]

The New York Times has three sources confirming that Rob Manfred, the commissioner of baseball, has decided not to reinstate Pete Rose. EXCLUSIVE: MLB commissioner has chosen not to reinstate Pete Rose, @MichaelSSchmidt reports. https://t.co/GftJcNZq99 pic.twitter.com/tBAlkcf4tO — NYT Sports (@NYTSports) December 14, 2015 From the New York Times article: That decision has now gone against […]

The Rule 5 draft is always kind exciting to me because of its all-or-nothing nature. Trading for prospects can be anti-climactic if they’re far away from the majors, but taking a player in the Rule 5 draft means that he has to stay on the big league roster for the entire season, or be returned […]