The days when the Reds (63-85) were atop the NL Central and the Cubs (86-61) were rebuilding seem like centuries ago. Last night, the Reds dropped their seventh straight game to their division foes to make a 90-loss season look even more likely. Cincinnati would have to finish its last 14 games with a 10-4 record […]

Editor: This is the seventh installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series is examining the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! Part 1: Remembering 007’s […]

The Short Version: The Reds jump out to an early lead, but the bullpen wastes an excellent start by Matt Harvey. Final R H E Cincinnati “Not the Big” Reds “Machine” (63-85) 2 9 1 Chicago Fuzzy Cubbies (86-61) 3 7 1 W: Maples (1-0) L: Hernandez (5-1) S: De La Rosa (1) FanGraphs Win […]

As the baseball season winds to an end and attention starts turning to football, the Reds (63-84) are quietly heading to Chicago this weekend looking to make some sort of impact in the NL Central race — even if it’s not the type of impact they hoped for when the season began. They’re set to […]

The Reds are moving their top prospect, Nick Senzel, to the outfield? Jason Linden and I explore the possibilities with that move. Then we checked in on Joey Votto, and tried to put his career in historical context. After answering a listener question (send your questions in mp3 format to chaddotson AT redlegnation DOT com, […]

To my surprise, much of my working hours at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum weren’t in the Hall of Fame and Museum, but out in the ballpark. April. July. October. January. I saw all the months, all the seats in all their configurations, all the tarps and all their positions. No matter when I […]

Recently, I started re-reading The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. In some abstract way, the impetus behind that decision was that I wanted to start writing a baseball novel and how else to pump up your ambition than to read the best baseball novel of all time? (Yes, I will consider The Natural an acceptable answer as […]

Before getting into the meat of this recap, a short story in four parts: I sit down in front of the TV with the Reds game about to start. I open my computer with three tabs: WordPress (this recap), Fangraphs (light reading and stat work), and Twitter (because of course). Anthony DeSclafani mows down the […]

You simply can not predict baseball. The Cincinnati Reds (63-83) will look to unfathomably finish the season 7-0 against the defending National League champion, Los Angels Dodgers (78-66) today at 12:35 PM. The Reds have taken the first two games of this series against the Dodgers who are desperate for wins to stay in the […]

The Short Version: Behind a strong start from Luis Castillo, the Reds win 3-2 to run the season series against Los Angeles to a pristine 6-0. The victory means that it is impossible for the Cincinnati Reds to lose 100 games this year. What a time to be alive. Final R H E Los Angeles […]

The Cincinnati Reds (62-83) will look to continue their domination of the defending NL champs, the Los Angels Dodgers (78-66) at 6:40 PM. The Reds beat the Dodgers to 9-5 last evening to improve to 5-0 against them in 2018. The Reds were however eliminated from the 2018 postseason last night when the Cardinals won. […]

“Don’t sign pitchers to long term contracts” has become a rallying cry for many armchair GMs in the comment sections throughout the internet of baseball. Interestingly, real life GMs might be trending in that direction. Starting pitcher extensions have become more and more rare over the past few seasons, with only six such extensions having […]