Tyler Mahle, bless his soul, blanked the Chicago “Cubs Gonna” Cubs for 6.0 innings this past week, allowing only one pseudo-hit to Javier Baez. It was a masterful performance, with a dollop of drama and a whole heaping serving of legacy-building. There was the Anthony Rizzo hit by pitch, replete with Chris Welsh’s underrated “you […]

When the Reds spent their second-overall selection on two-way, high-schooler Hunter Greene last July, they were locking in the future at the top of their rotation, picking a flamethrower with 102-mph fastball and comps to Babe Ruth, Doc Gooden, and even LeBron James. But Hunter won’t sniff the big leagues until 2022 most likely, and […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Doran, Nick Carrington, the inimitable Mary Beth Ellis, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is the best Reds pitcher of the last 40 years (since 1977)? Nick D: In my mind it comes down to Jose Rijo versus Johnny Cueto. I loved me some Mario Soto back in […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Carrington, Chad Dotson, Chris Garber, Bill Lack and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is your favorite Reds player since 2000? Nick: Don’t make me choose! I loved Ken Griffey Jr. That swing is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. However, the constant injuries meant […]

There’s a theater in St. Louis that all through the summer and up until Halloween screens cult classic films every weekend at midnight. Each weekend brings a different film and a different crowd. There was Office Space, The Room, and My Neighbor Totero already this year. The whole event culminates in a two-weekend extravaganza for The Rocky Horror Picture […]

The trade deadline is always an exciting time for baseball fans, as contending teams look to add the final pieces for a pennant push and non-contending clubs attempt to shape their rosters for the future. For the better part of the last decade and a half, the Reds have fallen into the latter category, and […]

Friends, I have to ask your forgiveness. You see, last week, I provided a post that claimed to be a list of all the players both FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference agreed were worth at least 5.0 WAR on Reds teams that lost at least 90 games. That is, they were the best players on the crappiest […]

The arrival of the 2010 season generated plenty of excitement for fans of the local ball club. All-Star talent was deployed across the field, from youngsters Joey Votto and Jay Bruce to veterans Scott Rolen and Brandon Phillips. Four-fifths of Dusty Baker’s rotation had been settled. Aaron Harang, Johnny Cueto, Bronson Arroyo and Homer Bailey would […]

They say good-byes come in waves. That’s been true in my experience. I’m bracing for another one. The Reds’ place in the standings and the harsh financial reality of baseball will conspire to produce a tsunami of farewells. With news breaking today that the club has traded Johnny Cueto to Kansas City, it’s started. * * * In […]

The Cincinnati Reds (25-31) look for their third win in a row and their third in a row against the Philadelphia Phillies (22-37) tonight. It’s a rematch of game #3 starters last week as Aaron Harang gets the start for the Phillies against Anthony DeSclafani. STARTING PITCHERS 2015 stats for tonight’s starters: PITCHER ERA FIP […]

George Grande announcing. Aaron Harang on the mound. Reds trying to stay out of last place in NL Central. Tonight feels like 2007. — Jason Brown (@brown_jason) June 4, 2015 The Reds were able to beat up on a former member of their own, and avoid being swept in Philadelphia. The Reds scored 6 runs […]

The Cincinnati Reds (22-29) play to avoid a series sweep at the hand of the Philadelphia Phillies (21-33) tonight at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Aaron Harang gets the start for the Phillies against his former club. STARTING PITCHERS 2015 stats for tonight’s starters: PITCHER ERA FIP HR/9 BB% K% Anthony DeSclafani 3.41 3.94 0.6 10.2% 16.7% […]