Dick Williams–the Reds general manager or the guy in charge of the rebuild or the guy who took over for Walt Jocketty or the guy who literally pilots the Reds off-the-field decisions and thus holds a fair amount of importance in this baseball world we choose to inhabit–mentioned the other day that the Reds will be […]

The drip-drip-drip of transactional news continued today. Immediately after the end of the World Series — the Series finished earlier this morning; did you watch it? — teams can begin announcing transactions and eligible players declare for free agency. The Cincinnati Reds had two such players, pitchers Alfredo Simon and Ross Ohlendorf. As expected: Ross […]

Here’s the first wave of roster moves. Expect more soon: The Reds announced this afternoon that outfielder Tyler Holt, infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, catcher Rafael Lopez and right-handed pitchers Matt Magill and Jon Moscot have cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Louisville, thus removing each from the team’s 40-man roster. By all reports, Holt, […]

Over the years, I’ve been pretty fortunate to interview a number of Cincinnati Reds. Since our miserable 2016 season is over, I thought it would be a good time to recap some of the more interesting ones and share them with the Nation. Like Chad and Steve have said, we need some cheering up. So […]

The Reds pitching staff has been largely terrible in 2016. A whopping 31 pitchers (and Tyler Holt) took the mound for the club, allowing an MLB record 251 home runs (as of Tuesday night) and posting a collective 0.0 fWAR as a group, the third-worst mark in baseball history. While the overall numbers make it look […]

Yes, we have known for a long time that Cincinnati’s pitching has been brutal this year. Yes, this staff broke the record for most home runs allowed in a single season. Yes, they’ve been almost impossible to watch at times. But do we really need to keep being reminded? Last week, FiveThirtyEight declared that the […]

Our friend Nick is off traveling the world with his lovely wife — and representing Redleg Nation at the Baseball Hall of Fame, as you can see below! His normal Central Intelligence column, written by Greg Dafler, will run later in the day. Until then, enjoy some nonsense from me… Representing @redlegnation at baseball HOF […]

The Reds (59-82) won last night on Joey Votto’s birthday, which generally would be a very good birthday present to have, but Joey was also the catalyzing factor in the win, so it isn’t even like he got to sit back and enjoy he’s birthday present, he had to earn it himself. Oh well, I’m […]

Final R H E New York Mets (72-66) 5 10 0 Cincinnati Reds (57-79) 0 8 0 W: Colon (13-7) L: Stephenson (2-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The Reds didn’t commit any fielding errors today. (I’m trying hard to look for “good” things to say.) –Nice start by Robert Stephenson in […]

Here in Reds land, it seems there is an eternal debate about whether or not certain players are “worth” their contracts and about whether or not the Reds should give so much of their payroll to a few players and on and on. I thought it was time for a facts-based assessment. There will be […]

On Sunday July 10, Miami reliever Dustin McGowan retired Ramon Cabrera on a routine groundout, closing out a ho-hum 7-3 win and a series sweep for the Marlins. The Reds record stood at 32-57, a dismal 25 games below .500. The All-Star break provided a merciful interruption to their dreary slide into baseball’s cellar. Joey […]

To put it mildly, it’s been a bumpy season for Reds hurlers. At times, the pitching staff — especially the bullpen — has been unwatchable. Things have gotten considerably better as players have returned from injury, but the unit still ranks among the worst in baseball by most measures. The Reds have the highest FIP (5.33), […]