This post contains spoilers about the Netflix Tom Clancy’s Jim Ryan show, or maybe it’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. All I know is, Tom Clancy is somehow involved and I have two pounds of fudge to make before sunup so I’m not looking it up. Anyway, if you don’t like spoilers and haven’t binged this […]

The Reds are deep into the process of hiring their next manager, and Bill Lack and I discuss every angle of the ongoing hiring process. We also answered your questions during a segment of “Viewer Mail,” including a comparison of Reds owners past and present. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds […]

With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

The 2018 season is (mercifully) over. As we direct our gaze towards the upcoming off-season — the most important winter for the Reds in many years — I decided to take a look at some teams who actually made the playoffs, and see if the Reds could learn anything from the way those teams achieved […]

The Short Version: Reds lose their final game of the 2018 season, closing out yet another miserable campaign. Final — 10 innings R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79) 6 10 2 Cincinnati Reds (67-95) 5 5 1 W: Feliz (1-2) L: Stephens (2-3) S: Vazquez (37) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Sal […]

I’m 23. In my lifetime, the Reds have 3 winning seasons I can actually remember — Joe Cheek (@Joe_Cheek) September 24, 2018 I saw this tweet last week and nearly gasped. We all know things have been difficult and disappointing in Redleg Nation for many years. But my experience as a Reds fan beginning in […]

The Short Version: Reds win next-to-last game of the season behind a strong start from Michael Lorenzen. Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (81-79) 0 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (67-94) 3 7 0 W: Lorenzen (4-2) L: Taillon (14-10) S: Iglesias (30) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Very nice outing for Michael […]

The 66-94 Reds host the 81-78 Pirates in this season’s penultimate game at Great American Ball Park today at 4:10 Eastern time. In this series of season-ending game previews, we took a look at what we’ve learned this year about the position players on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll review what we’ve learned this year about the […]

The Short Story: Anthony Desclafani allowed 3 runs through 5 innings; but, a 2 run home run by Eugenio Suarez had the Reds in the game. Then in the sixth inning, Wandy Peralta loaded the bases with no outs; and when the dust cleared, the Pirates had added 2 more runs. With the help of shaky […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]

It’s time for the Cincinnati Reds to get serious. That’s the theme as Jason Linden and I discussed the end of the 2018 season and what the Reds need to do this winter to prove that they are serious about winning. That means acquiring the right pitchers, hiring the right manager, and showing an impatient […]

This won’t be news to any of you, but Cincinnati Reds fans have been pretty miserable for quite some time. With the team limping to the finish line of their fourth consecutive 90-loss season, after 17 losing seasons in the last 22 years…well, it hasn’t been much fun following this baseball team for a long […]