After a relatively quiet spring, we finally have some actual news about the Cincinnati Reds. Lots of cuts have been made, players have been released and sent to Triple-A, Nick Senzel will be playing second base at Louisville, and Eugenio Suarez has signed an outstanding long-term contract. Jason Linden and I had some fun discussing […]

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 […]

Asher, we hardly knew thee. Welcome back Stuart Turner. Lisalverto Bonilla replaces Jake Buchanan in the revolving door of freshening up the bullpen with AAA-Louisville arms. RHP Jake Buchanan was optioned to the @LouisvilleBats and RHP Asher Wojciechowski was designated for assignment. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 18, 2017 Implications? Who takes Wojciechowski’s start on […]

According to Reds Twitter: The #Reds have recalled OF @JTWinker23 from the @LouisvilleBats. When he first appears in a game, it will be his Major League debut. pic.twitter.com/DWGYd8Abpb — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 14, 2017 Sure will be interesting to see how they manage his playing time. And at which current starter’s expense. RHP Barrett […]

In July 2014, Arismendy Alcantara was considered one of the top minor league prospects in all of baseball. Baseball Prospectus had him ranked the 18th best prospect in all of the minors at that time, when he was in the Cubs system. He was called up that month, and his performance at the plate did […]

Buried in the box score of Thursday’s Reds-White Sox spring training game was a name you may not have heard. Even if you have, you may not have paid much attention. Lefthander Lucas Luetge (pronounced LIT-key) came out of the Cincinnati bullpen with two out in the bottom of the sixth in relief of Blake […]

The Reds played the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. More fabulous weather. Crisis Day #8: No pitch speed on scoreboard. I move around to different seats during the game. In one location I sat in front of two loud know-it-alls. They covered the entire gamut of mistakes by the Reds. Bailey, Cueto, Bruce, […]

As expected, I think: Jesse Winker optioned to Triple-A Louisville — Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) March 24, 2017 In the back of my mind, I kinda hoped that Jesse Winker would play so well this spring that he’d force the Reds’ hand, and Winker would be the Opening Day starter in left field. Alas, he’s on […]

The Reds B-team made the trip this afternoon to Camelback Ranch to play the Chicago White Sox. The Camelback Ranch facility is gorgeous and shared by the White Sox and Dodgers and about 20 minutes north of Goodyear Ballpark. In a welcome development, last night’s storm that shortened the game with the Cubs brought much […]

The Reds played the world champion Chicago Cubs last night at Goodyear Ballpark. Because the major league game was at night, I took in the AA-minor league game at 1 p.m. The weather was much cooler and overcast. Notes from the AA-game against the Dodgers • It would be hard to overstate how dominating Luis […]

Yesterday, I asked: “What’s up with Raisel Iglesias?” Today, we have an answer, I guess, courtesy of the Enquirer and C. Trent Rosecrans: An MRI showed a bone bruise in Raisel Iglesias’ right elbow, but no structural damage, Reds manager Bryan Price. Iglesias is scheduled to begin a throwing program on Sunday, timing that could […]

Editor’s Note: I hope you will join me in welcoming Clay Marshall to the Redleg Nation family. Clay is an exceptionally talented writer, and I’m really excited that he’ll be giving us his thoughts from the west coast this season. Please make Clay feel welcome! — Chad Dotson “You say yes, I say no You […]