Over the last calendar year, representing 580 plate appearances, Reds shortstop Jose Peraza has hit .287/.339/.366 with 151 hits, 18 doubles and 3 triples, 72 runs scored and 46 RBI. He has stolen 25 bases (and was caught stealing 5 times). Peraza is never going to be Barry Larkin at the plate (and he may […]

This morning, I received an email from our Great Leader, Chadwick Ulysses Dotson. In it, he pointed me to this post I wrote in December 2016 about Eugenio Suarez. I make some fairly bold predictions in that post for a player who had just finished an overall below average season. Essentially, I said that Suarez […]

Most people make New Year’s resolutions, which means they’re going to add in positive actions or delete negative behaviors, which means they’re all going to be miserable by February if not sooner. It never works. All it does is make those of us who have our own cozy staked-out area at the yoga studio cram […]

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 […]

I’m sure that at least once in human history, Christmas has fallen on a Monday, but not within my immediate memory. Because I would remember the absolute Mass placement hysteria every single Catholic is experiencing right now. The feast day, which one of Mass obligation, is not waived. And neither is the 4th Sunday of […]

Today I had a halfway-finished post which was heavy on the tears and Cozart good-bying. But I can’t handle that right now. How many of you saw more than one second of the Bengals game?  Can you handle that right now?  I didn’t think so.  We’re going to address matters of White Christmas instead, and get […]

Previously on “2017 in Review”… —Eugenio Suarez —Zack Cozart —Tucker Barnhart One the surface, looking at Scott Schebler’s 2017 vs 2016, his production appears to be about the same. Some notable similarities include his wRC+, defense, and baserunning. He had a higher WAR, but then, he also saw more playing time, so a higher WAR […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: What’s the best-case scenario for Anthony DeSclafani? Worst-case? Matt: I think a realistic best case scenario for Disco is that he can get back on the field for an extended amount of time and at least […]

Jason Linden joined me again this week, and we had a wide-ranging discussion about all things Cincinnati. The conversation begins with Adam Dunn’s recent election to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, but most of the discussion is focused on the best case/worst case scenarios for various members of the 2018 Cincinnati Reds. The podcast […]

Tim Adleman, who led the Cincinnati Reds in innings pitched in 2017, has reportedly signed a contract to pitch for the Samsung Lions in Korea. He’ll make more than a cool million dollars on the one-year deal, so it’s probably a great financial decision for Adleman and his family, especially since there’s no guarantee that […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: What’s the best-case scenario for Homer Bailey? Worst-case? Matt: Homer Bailey had a bit of a mixed bag in terms of performance and results in 2017, with much to be desired as far as improvement goes. […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which Reds player who played before you were born do you wish you had been able to watch? Matt: The player that comes to mind first is Joe Morgan. Looking at the WAR numbers make it […]