Today in Cincinnati Reds history… 1908: The Reds execute a trade with the Cardinals, acquiring Art Fromme and Ed Karger in exchange for Admiral Schlei, who had been a somewhat-effective catcher for Cincinnati over the previous five years. Fromme won 19 games the following season, with a 1.90 ERA. Over five seasons in Cincinnati, he […]

Who will be the next Reds Rookie of the Year? Will it be Nick Senzel? Jesse Winker? Shed Long? No one knows for sure. Most Cincinnati Reds who have won that award went on to have pretty good careers. There was Frank Robinson (1956), Pete Rose (1963), Tommy Helms (1966), Johnny Bench (1968). Pat Zachry […]

Back in late June, Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo effectively announced his retirement at season’s end: Bronson Arroyo was placed on the 60-day DL today. Is this the end of the road for the beloved #Reds veteran? He joined @JimDayTV. — FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 26, 2017 Over the weekend, of course, the Reds […]

The Big Red Machine is the greatest team in Reds history (thanks, Captain Obvious) and nearly every key contributor from that era has been honored with induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.  With the induction of Pete Rose last year, the entire Great 8 is in.  The manager is in.  The general manager is […]

I was joined this week by Reggie Sanders, who enjoyed an 8-year career as the All-Star right fielder of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990s. Reggie reminisced on his days with the Reds — his first professional organization — the 1995 Central Division championship season, and why Cincinnati remains special to him and his family. […]

Reds catchers are having a momentous month of August. Devin Mesoraco’s wife gave birth to the couple’s child (Luke) on August 7. Stuart Turner spent last weekend on the paternity list, as he and his wife welcomed their first son. And Tucker Barnhart’s wife is due with their first son later this week.  What was once an […]

Yesterday, we took a look at the 2017 Reds and where they stood among others at their position around the major league. What we discovered was that the Reds really need major upgrades to the pitching staff if they expect to compete in 2017. As I was putting together that piece, I thought it might […]

We at The Nation have lost The Big Bopper. We lost a beloved player, a guy who played every day without a gripe, played hurt and never got involved in drama on or off the field. We lost a big, strong quiet leader who had a connection with Cincinnati Reds fans. We have lost Lee […]

The Cincinnati Reds landscape is littered with pitchers who have contended with injuries. Are we living in a unique period, with fragile pitchers and unsure management? It’s worth remembering that even our most respected and beloved managers — including Fred Hutchinson, Dave Bristol. Sparky Anderson, Davey Johnson and Lou Piniella — have been as perplexed […]

In recent years (with the exception of 2015, of course), the Cincinnati Reds representatives haven’t had success in All-Star games. On Tuesday, Zack Cozart broke an 0-for-25 streak with a single to left field. It was the first hit by a Cincinnati Red in an All-Star game since Scott Rolen singled in Anaheim in 2010. But in the long, storied […]

Jackson Stephens’ major league debut wasn’t brilliant, but it was memorable. And it brought back memories for me and other Reds fans. Jackson got the win against the Cubs, thanks to his two-run single, a presence on the mound, eight strikeouts and some great pitching from the bullpen. The fact that it came against Chicago […]

Largely Unidentifiable Concession Stand Offerings:  A trip to a current Reds game means that an out of town guest may sample the vast majority of the unique cuisine Cincinnati has to offer without leaving Great American Ball Park. Lame. This is sheer laziness on the part of your guest. In my day, we had one […]