Billy Hamilton is no longer a member of the Cincinnati Reds, and I’m pretty upset about it. Bill Lack joined me to discuss the Hamilton news, and to ruminate over what will happen if the Reds are unable to land any big-time new players before 2019. Follow us on Twitter: @redlegradio. Music for this episode […]

The constant offseason preoccupation for the Reds is, as our deposed leader “Chairman” Chad Dotson says, “hashbrown get the pitching.” (I am still feeling out ways to make fun of Doug, I’ll settle on something soon.) There are – as is widely acknowledged – a variety of ways to approach it, with some even suggesting […]

The trade market is rife with starting pitching talent — much more so than in recent years. For a Cincinnati team desperate to improve its rotation, this is welcome news. The free-agent market for starters is fairly top-heavy, giving the Reds a lot of competition to overcome to sign a big name such as Patrick […]

Like a pot of water under a slow flame, you don’t notice the window closing until the moment reaches full boil. Yet, along the way, there are clues, small bubbles forming below, wisps of steam that announce a full roil is not far off. Such was the temperature of Mat Latos on a beautiful fall […]

The Reds are “all over” free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel, according to reports, and Jason Linden and I have a lot to say about it. The Reds have also filled out their major league coaching staff, and we can finally close the book on the Jay Bruce trade. Plus: Viewer Mail! Follow us on Twitter: […]

News from the #GetThePitching front per Jon Heyman (Fancred Sports):  “The Reds are said to be ‘all over’ Dallas Keuchel. Apparently, Cincinnati believes that he is fit for a small ballpark such as Great America.” Keuchel is a free agent. He turns 31 on Jan. 1. Keuchel just finished several strong years for the Houston […]

Have you ever been to Redsfest? I have, as you can tell from the picture above, featuring our ol’ buddy Dusty Baker with the 2009 version of Chad Dotson. If you’ve been, you know that Redsfest is one of the best things this organization does every year. It’s a first-class celebration of Reds fandom, and […]

In time to talk with the players at Redsfest.  The #Reds today named Freddie Benavides bench coach, Delino DeShields first base coach, Lee Tunnell bullpen coach and Jeff Pickler game planning and outfield coach for manager David Bell. pic.twitter.com/o0mQidRUVO — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 28, 2018 Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati a die-hard fan […]

Doug Gray and I discussed the new Raisel Iglesias contract, then dove head-first into a countdown of Doug’s just-released list of the top 25 prospects in the Reds organization. Follow us on Twitter: @redlegradio. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big Reds fan and a friend of Redleg Nation. http://traffic.libsyn.com/redlegnation/RNR_237.mp3 You can listen […]

I mean, I guess it makes sense from a professional sports focus standpoint, but it’s always made me sad that families tend to play football rather than our national pastime on Thanksgiving. Why? It’s cold out there, with leaves that aren’t even pretty anymore, whereas indoors tends to have alcohol and at least Chex Mix […]

Nearly three weeks have passed since free agency started, and few dominoes have fallen to this point. The Reds have been linked to several notable pitchers thus far, including Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel, and J.A. Happ. As of now, though, the team isn’t strongly connected to any players outside of the basic “Team X is […]

Bill Lack and I got together again to discuss the Cincinnati Reds. The overarching question: given the managerial and coaching hires, and the reports that the Reds are very active in free agent and trade discussions, are we really seeing a new direction for the Reds, a more aggressive team that is serious about winning […]