Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day, which means that the Reds will be sporting their green hats, and for once, John Fay will have an answer to his most annoying question posed to him on Twitter. My no.1 piece of baseball memorabilia. My only question is what big-headed (7 5/8) lefty played for the #reds in […]

As a kid in the early 1980s, I’d get to see the Reds on local television maybe 10 times a year. Young Reds fans today have it a lot better — and not just because Votto/Phillips is more exciting than Driessen/Oester.  This week, FOX Sports Ohio announced its 145-game Reds television schedule. As in past years, the […]

If you read the 2013 Redleg Annual, you know that it was a unique product, full of great insights and wonderful writing about our favorite baseball club. If you didn’t read it, you have some explainin’ to do. Well, the Redleg Annual is back, and better than ever. For the low, low price of three […]

I had forgotten all about it. So, naturally, I was surprised when my cell phone rang on that hot, humid and exhausting day. I had driven 650 long miles through the June night to get my son to the only game he would attend at Great American Ballpark in the summer of 2013, the 12:30pm […]

It’s not too late in the day for this, is it? Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and […]

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the Reds beat writers. It’s one thing to be wrong. (And because I offer so many opinions here, I’m wrong plenty of times. Even “loud wrong” as Tony Kornheiser says. Remember this? Commit this thought to heart: The Yankees are going to sign Robinson Cano. The Yankees are going to sign […]

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 […]

You put your left foot in You pull your left foot out Once you looked “all in” Now everything’s in doubt. They’re doing the Hokey Pokey down by the river at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way. Again. Another offseason. Another episode of “Will He or Won’t He.” Yes, sports fans, we’re talking about Aroldis Chapman, a […]

Please post your experiences at the 2013 Redsfest in the comments section. If you have a picture from the event you’d like to share, send it to steve@redlegnation.com. 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 […]

By now, you’ve probably read or heard about Walt Jocketty’s comments yesterday regarding Aroldis Chapman’s role for the Reds in 2014. In case you haven’t, here’s what he said: “We feel we have the depth in our rotation now that we can continue to keep him in the bullpen. That’s probably the plan going into […]

From the NYTimes: Early in the off-season, the Yankees checked in with the Cincinnati Reds about second baseman Brandon Phillips, who has four years left on a six-year, $72.5 million contract. The Reds were not ready to trade him, and the asking price was said to be exorbitant. The Yankees have few of the cheap, […]

Last night at midnight was the deadline for teams to offer (“tender”) contracts for the 2014 season to players on their 40-man roster. Certain players, like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and even Logan Ondrusek, have already signed contracts that cover 2014. Other players, like Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco, are team-controlled and not yet eligible […]