The Reds have made a habit of picking pitchers up off the scrap heap and later flipping them for promising young players who have shaped today’s roster. In 2014, they turned Alfredo Simon, a former waiver-wire addition, into eventual third baseman of the future Eugenio Suarez. In 2017, they dealt another waiver claim, Dan Straily, […]

Let’s take a brief walk down pre-rebuild memory lane shall we: 2012: Reds win NL Central with record of 97-65, Braves take Wild Card No. 1 at 94-68 2013: Reds take Wild Card No. 2 at 90-72, Braves win NL East with 96-66 record 2014: Reds (76-86) and Braves (79-83) both miss playoffs, respective rebuilds begin By the […]

Yes, I appreciate the irony of an optimistic post about the Reds built around a metaphor of brightening skies while the Opening Day game is rained out. But let’s persist and use the overcast and now unoccupied moment to assess where the Reds stand in relation to being good. Reconstruction of the team progressed too […]

The Reds and Eugenio Suarez have reached a deal on a 7-year contract. The Reds already had control of Suarez (26) through the 2020 season. So this buys out three years of arbitration and four years of free agency. The club option in 2025 would be a fifth year. Details from C. Trent Rosecrans: $2M […]

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. That’s where the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings take place next week. Front office personnel, player agents and reporters gather for five days, beginning Sunday. Think of the winter meetings as the sport’s offseason starting flag. It’s a ritual more than a century old. The […]

Final R H E New York Mets (57-74) 4 10 3 Cincinnati Reds (56-76) 14 15 0 W: Romano (4-5) L: Flexen (3-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Great first inning for the Redlegs set the tone for the evening. The Mets scored one in the top half, and Zack Cozart got […]

Over the past 15 months, no pitcher has started more games for the Reds than Tim Adleman. While that sentence alone tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the ongoing state of the rebuild, this is not an attempt to question the decision-makers who sent a 29-year-old who’s rarely mentioned as a […]

When the rumor broke Thursday that the Washington Nationals had expressed to the Reds interest in Raisel Iglesias, I had a foot out the door about to leave town for 48 hours. I wrote a short news post and offered a couple sentences about a potential deal. Let me elaborate as we wait for another […]

Editor’s Note: I hope you will join me in welcoming Clay Marshall to the Redleg Nation family. Clay is an exceptionally talented writer, and I’m really excited that he’ll be giving us his thoughts from the west coast this season. Please make Clay feel welcome! — Chad Dotson “You say yes, I say no You […]

We watch baseball because it’s fun. The strategy on and off the field invigorates us. Not only is the game fun, but we connect to family and friends through baseball and its tradition. As the World Series winds up every year, I always find myself fearing the long, cold, baseball-less winter that emerges. In the […]

As Dick Williams has taken on more and more power in the Reds’ front office over the last year, I have found myself suddenly agreeing with more and more of the decisions that Reds have made regarding player personnel. Consider the following events: In June, the Reds had what was generally regarded as the best […]

Reds GM Dick Williams has been generous in speaking with reporters about his offseason plans, at least in comparison to his predecessor. Williams – understandably – wants to convey a sense of action to calm rumblings that the front office isn’t being aggressive enough. But what folks, including national writers, may not understand about the […]