The Reds played the San Diego Padres today at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, AZ. The PSC is home to the Padres and Seattle Mariners. It’s about 30 minutes north of Goodyear. On the drive, you pass the University of Phoenix Stadium that hosts the Fiesta Bowl, occasional Super Bowls and college football national […]

Notes from morning batting practice • Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco hit with the first group. After that were the other guys who were starting in the afternoon game. • Even in batting practice, no one hits like Votto. No pop-ups, no ground balls, nothing soft. Just hard-hit balls all over […]

Yesterday, the Reds played a night game and the minor league games were at 1 p.m. so I was able to catch both. Usually, both the major and minor league games are at 1 pm. It was hot, hot, hot in Goodyear yesterday, a climate shock compared to Ohio. It was especially sweltering in the […]

The Reds play Cleveland at Goodyear Ballpark tonight. The game starts at 6:05 p.m. Pacific time, so 9:05 p.m. in Cincinnati. The game will be televised on FSO. Cleveland is the home team. Here’s the starting lineup for the Reds (Mark Sheldon) – almost all the starters. I’ll be at the game. My seat is […]

I’m leaving today for Goodyear, flying from Cincinnati to Phoenix via Minneapolis. It’ll be my first time back in Arizona for spring training since 2010, the Reds maiden year in the Cactus League. 2010 turned out to be a pretty good season for the Reds. That January, the club had signed a lanky Cuban pitcher who […]

Are you desperate for spring to hurry and get here? Well, here’s a morsel of news, if you’re scoring at home: the Reds extended a spring training invitation to 19 non-roster players today: Cincinnati also announced the invitation of 19 non-roster players to big league camp at Spring Training: catchers Rob Brantly, Chad Wallach and […]

Camp opens Feb. 18 when pitchers and catchers report. Position players report five days later. Here’s the full list of who the Reds invited to big league camp today: Pitchers Tim Adleman, Drew Hayes, Cody Reed, Layne Somsen, Nick Travieso, and Zack Weiss. Position players Alex Blandino, Carlton Daal, Phillip Ervin, Joe Hudson, Chad Wallach, […]

The Reds went one extra last night in Surprise, ultimately calling it a draw with the Rangers at 6 – 6 (box). I was hoping to see our old friend Shin Soo Choo, but He’s dealing with some elbow inflammation (or so the Ranger’s announcers said, I think). But the Rangers didn’t come empty handed, […]

The Cincinnati Reds just posted their roster for Spring Training, including the non 40-man roster invitees. Here’s the link. The names are organized four ways: Alphabetical, by player number, by player position and (interestingly) by service time. 58 Adcock, Nate*……………………….RHP 40 Axelrod, Dylan………………………RHP 34 Bailey, Homer……………………….RHP 16 Barnhart, Tucker…………………………C 27 Boesch, Brennan* ……………………OF 30 Bourgeois, […]

Several people, both here and on Twitter are getting alarmed about the Reds spring training performance. Just an FYI – Spring Records 2010: 12-16 2011: 17-14 2012: 15-17 2013: 13-20 Boy, remember 2011 when the Reds came out of spring with a winning record. Boy that sure was a good year, wasn’t it… Wait, what?… […]

The club announced their first roster moves last night, cutting the number of players in the big league camp to 44: Optioned to AAA Louisville: RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, RHP Chad Rogers, LHP David Holmberg, OF Ryan LaMarre and OF Donald Lutz; Optioned to AA Pensacola: OF Juan Duran, OF Yorman Rodriguez and LHP […]

Today’s the day all players must report to the Reds’ spring training in Goodyear. Billy Hamilton has already stolen eight bases. Who-hoo! Redleg Nation is still anxiously waiting for the Reds to finalize the outstanding issues that are holding up the much-rumored deal with Homer Bailey. Jon Heyman reports this morning the contract will be […]