With a painfully slow and dull free agency, much of the offseason focus in baseball has centered around the Hall of Fame and which players are worthy of election. While candidates like Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Vladimir Guerrero are locks to achieve baseball immortality, there are a number of intriguing players who don’t stand […]

The Reds Hall of Fame announced today the “Modern Player Ballot” for induction into the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The six former Reds players on the ballot are: —Reggie Sanders —Adam Dunn —John Franco —Danny Graves —Scott Rolen —Aaron Boone You need to vote for Reggie Sanders at least once a day, […]

Editor: Today, we bring you a guest submission from Zach Miller (a long-time commenter under the handle of zaglamir). Zach has written a very interesting piece about a topic that is near and dear to all you Votto fans, and we’re happy to feature it here at the Nation. Make Zach feel welcome! There are […]

It’s nearly Christmas and, as such, we should spend time thinking about the greatest gift baseball has given us in the last decade. I speak, of course, of Joey Votto. (Okay, okay, he’s probably really second behind Johnny Cueto’s Instagram). We’ve pretty much all been on Hall of Fame watch with Votto since 2010. We […]

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has been tinkering with their system, and now there is evidently something called the “Today’s Game Era” ballot. The Hall of Fame announced the ten names on that ballot, and two of them were of interest to Reds fans: Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers […]

In case you hadn’t heard, our old buddy Pete Rose was in the news again. He has appealed to the Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility for the writers’ ballot: Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball’s Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was […]

This weekend — Sunday at 1:30 p.m., to be precise — Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The cap on his plaque won’t have a wishbone-C, but Junior is a Cincinnati legend, and we should all remember him that way. Who can forget that day in February of […]

With Ken Griffey Jr. accumulating a record amount of votes in his election to the Hall of Fame Wednesday evening, many Reds fans are left wondering who is the next player who spent a large chunk of their career with the Reds that stands a chance at election to the Hall? The answer is Joey […]

The Kid fell a few votes short of being the first player elected to the Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote. Junior’s accomplishments have been recited many times: He hit 630 home runs, compiled over 83 WAR, won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves at a premium defensive position and seven Silver Sluggers. The list goes on. […]

MLB Network is great, during the season.  Quick Pitch is a fantastic program, allowing me to see all the game highlights without the burden of other sports.  But during the off season, there are only a couple of  things that can entice me to watch – the whole “hot stove” action of trades and free agent […]

The former Red received 437 of 440 votes. That’s more than 99 percent, a record. No word yet on who the three dissenters were. Congrats Junior! Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to […]

Tonight at 6 p.m., the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the 2016 inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. This was Ken Griffey, Jr.’s first time on the ballot. No player has ever been a unanimous selection. Tom Seaver in 1992 received 425 out of 430 (98.84 percent) votes which […]