This week’s respondents are Matt Wilkes, Matt Habel, Jordan Barhorst, Jackson Thurnquist, and Jeff Gangloff. Our Weekly Reds Obsession: Has the slow start to the season caused you to change your opinion of the 2018 Reds, and what will the team’s final record be? Matt Wilkes: My opinion hasn’t changed much. The team is better […]

The first two days of the Jim Riggleman era haven’t looked much different for the Reds (3-17), who are now one loss away from their worst start in franchise history. At the very least, the team showed some fight yesterday, battling back from a three-run deficit to tie the game in the seventh inning and […]

There’s an episode of Cheers where Norm has an interview for his dream job as a beer sampler at a local brewery. At the bar before the interview, Rebecca Howe tells Norm a story of her blowing an interview so badly she ended up singing knick-knack-paddy-whack-give-a-dog-a-bone. Rebecca’s story gets stuck in Norm’s head. When Norm […]

The Reds and Brewers meet today in a 1:40pm matinee at Miller Park to conclude the current 3 game series in Milwaukee.  17 games into the season, the Reds have yet to record consecutive victories; and, on the heels of Tuesday’s loss cannot do so today. However with a win today the Reds could secure […]

Fresh off a much needed win last night, the Reds face the Brewers tonight in the second of the current 3 game series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Game time will once again be 7:40pm EDT.  Hopefully your personal sports world is a much happier place thanks to the Reds ending up on the good […]

Disclaimer: I started writing this post Friday night, right around the time Adam Duvall decided he was going to make me look silly for it. Stats do not include Monday’s game. A quick glance at the Reds offensive production so far in 2018 provides some context for a horrendous start.  Jumping down towards the bottom […]

That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Dominant pitching from Luis Castillo. Hitting up and down the lineup. Sure, the Brewers were without Ryan Braun (back), Christian Yelich (DL oblique), Eric Thames (groin), their starting catcher (DL calf) and backup catcher (DL shoulder). But even if all those guys were healthy, it wouldn’t have helped […]

Tonight the Reds (2-13, 5th place NL Central) open their second road trip of the season versus the Brewers (8-8, 4th place NL Central)  at Miller Park in Milwaukee. As if it weren’t disheartening enough that the Reds already find themselves 9 games off the pace being set by the division leading Pirates, they are […]

The formula for winning is straightforward. First, assemble a group of talented players. That’s the most important variable in the equation. Second, those players need to perform well. To do that, they need to stay healthy. Those are the main factors in success. Roster is reality. Major league managers have little impact on wins and […]

The Short Version: Another effective outing by Homer Bailey, and the bullpen was even good. Another anemic performance by the Reds offense. Rinse. Repeat. Reds are 2-13 on the season, and everything is a disaster right now. Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (9-7) 3 5 3 Cincinnati Reds (2-13) 2 5 0 W: […]

Another professional team has demonstrated the fruits of going through the dreaded “rebuild” process through which the Reds are currently slogging. The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers have made the NBA playoffs, riding the momentum of a 15-game winning streak at the end of the current season. This is a team that following the 2013 season, decided […]

Yesterday, I planned to run a poll to gauge how ready the fan base was to stop waiting and have the Reds put their foot on the collective gas. Well, I ran that poll and posting it here is pointless. Essentially the fan base wants the 25 best players on the roster either NOW or […]