A flurry of roster moves today, and it seems like the Cincinnati Reds are getting closer and closer to having the 25-man roster that will take the field on Opening Day later this week. Here are the details: Reds option LHP Cody Reed and INF Alex Blandino to AAA Louisville; send to minor league camp […]

Big news out of Reds camp today, as the club made a number of cuts: Today the Reds optioned to Class AAA Louisville RHP Jackson Stephens and RHP Robert Stephenson; reassigned to minor league camp RHP Dylan Floro, RHP Tanner Rainey, C Joe Hudson, IF/OF Rosell Herrera, OF Ben Revere and OF Mason Williams; released […]

Reds reassigned Nick Senzel to minor-league camp — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 19, 2018 Talked to Senzel. Says he’s going to Louisville and will be primarily at 2B. Story to come soon #reds — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 19, 2018 Lots to unpack here, and we’ll be discussing all the various options over the […]

I kinda loved this quote from Reds pitcher Cody Reed, from Mark Sheldon’s report on yesterday’s spring training victory over the Giants: “Who says I can’t be a starter? Who says I’m not one of the top five guys?” Reed said. “Whoever does, they need to re-evaluate what they’re saying. I’m think I’m good enough […]

No, surely. I’ve been saying for the last few months that Jesse Winker needs to be leading off for the Reds, and he needs to get at least 550 at-bats in the 2018 season. Nothing I’ve seen from him either last year (.298/.375/.529) or this spring (.400/.450/.629, with a mammoth home run) has caused me […]

Early in Saturday’s audio webcast of the Reds vs. Giants spring training game, announcers Marty Brennaman and Jeff Brantley discussed how important that day’s starting pitching assignment was for Cody Reed. Marty intimated that the starting rotation was all but set, with Homer Bailey, Luis Castillo, Sal Romano and Tyler Mahle as the first four. […]

The Reds host a San Francisco Giants split squad today at 4:05 p.m. Eastern time. It’s the 40th anniversary of a unique tradition started by the team: 40 Years Ago Today: The Cincinnati #Reds become the 1st #MLB team to wear special green uniforms for St. Patrick’s Day! (March 17, 1978) @UniWatch@PhilHecken#SpringTraining#StPatricksDaypic.twitter.com/dWxXGWYuhi — Baseball by […]

Whether I was reeling from the cumulative effects of a multi-season rebuild or because I was nonplussed by an offseason in which the Reds’ only notable acquisitions were thirty-something journeymen relievers, I nearly scrapped my annual spring training road trip this year. “I never go to Phoenix to see the Reds play the Diamondbacks during […]

You’ve heard by now, no doubt, in these crucial and fateful times, that our zoo’s baby hippopotamus has been hit on by another zoo’s baby hippopotamus. I don’t even know where to start with this. Yes I do. I’ll begin by putting my foot down. Our Fiona is too young to date. No boys until […]

I was joined this week by my most frequent co-host, Editor Emeritus of Redleg Nation Bill Lack. The discussion keeps returning to the likelihood of the Reds being a .500 club (or better!) in 2018. Bill also asks why there are so few open competitions for spots in the lineup this spring, especially given how […]

In a moment of transparency, Reds manager Bryan Price handicapped the battle for the starting rotation at the onset of Spring Training. Not surprisingly, the top of the rotation was pretty much set in stone, but the way Price laid out the remaining plan let fans know who had a leg up over who for […]

Here are some highlights from today’s 14-12 loss at the hands of the White Sox. If you want to see the box score, here it is. Scott Schebler went 4-4 with a home run (see below) and he’s now hitting .579 this spring. Dilson Herrera was 3-4, so that’s good. Enjoy the highlights, but this […]