The Reds are going to face lots of tough decisions over the next year and half or so, and the choices they make will have a big impact on how fun it is to watch the Reds for the next 5 years or more. I wouldn’t call what to do with Billy Hamilton the toughest […]

Only the greatest promotion idea of all time. It should have worked. Happy Thanksgiving all, from your friends at Redleg Nation. What Reds players – one past and one present – are you most thankful for being able to watch play? Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red […]

It’s important to keep in mind that the interview Mat Latos gave to Ken Rosenthal raised two distinct issues about the Reds. One was Latos’ criticism of the medical/training staff, the second was the shenanigans in the locker room and lack of clubhouse leadership. I. Mat Latos is no more an expert on medical and […]

Former Reds pitcher, Mat Latos, gave an interview to Ken Rosenthal that was published a few minutes ago. Latos was asked about how he could help the Marlins. The pitcher said a veteran player can provide valuable leadership for the clubhouse. He then offered numerous examples of how that leadership was missing in the Reds […]

“It doesn’t seem like they [the Reds] are going in the tank, like the Houston Astros, but it doesn’t feel like they’re going ALLLLLLLLL INNNNN, does it?”        —Mo Egger All in. They are the two magic words that sometimes sound as if they should be shouted while waving one of J.K Rowling’s magic wands—pointed with […]

The Yankees have asked the Reds about Homer Bailey, tweets Dan Barbarisi, one of the Yankee beat writers. Several other writers have speculated that Brett Gardner would be a possible trade match. Gardner plays CF and has experience leading off, so superficially, he’s a good fit for the Reds. The simplicity of the deal may […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Los Angeles 3 Cincinnati 4 W: J.J. Hoover (4-5) L: Brian Wilson (1-1) BOX SCORE POSITIVES — The Reds victory gives them a sparkling and hard-earned 5-1 record on the home stand against two quality teams. They are 19 games over .500 (81-62) for the first time all season and have […]

Think about this for a second. The Reds played a crucial baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals last night. Only one run was scored and it was by Billy Hamilton. As most every Reds’ fan knows by now, Billy Hamilton is one of the top prospects in the Reds’ organization. He was converted from […]

The hottest topic of conversation in Section 130 continues to revolve around whether the team will be able to pull off a meaningful trade.  The national rumor mill has heated up with speculation about the Reds…and GM Walt Jocketty has found himself on the hot seat in the eyes of many.  His recent comment that […]

One of last year’s fastest rising stars in the Reds minor league system got off to a great start in Reds camp during the team intrasquad game on Saturday. Right-handed outfielder Dave Sappelt finished the day 3-for-3 with a double in his squad’s 6-1 win. beat writer, Mark Sheldon, wrote a nice profile piece […]

Today a quote from one of the most colorful players of all-time, Mike “King” Kelly, who starred for the Cincinnati Reds back in 1878-79. Kelly’s answer below is in response to the question, “Do you ever drink while playing baseball?” “It depends on the length of the game.” — Mike “King” Kelly King Kelly led […]

I came across this Bill James quote while researching outfielders this week. (James rates Dusty Baker as the 54th best leftfielder of all time, right behind Hal McRae: …on June 27, 1984, Dusty Baker stole second, third, and home in the same game. The rest of the season he stole only one base. The steals […]