With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

The Short Version: Reds lose their final game of the 2018 season, closing out yet another miserable campaign. Final — 10 innings R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79) 6 10 2 Cincinnati Reds (67-95) 5 5 1 W: Feliz (1-2) L: Stephens (2-3) S: Vazquez (37) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Sal […]

The 66-94 Reds host the 81-78 Pirates in this season’s penultimate game at Great American Ball Park today at 4:10 Eastern time. In this series of season-ending game previews, we took a look at what we’ve learned this year about the position players on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll review what we’ve learned this year about the […]

Pie in the face was a staple practical joke in the era of silent movies. Lately, it’s what the Reds have been doing to their fans, losing to the worst teams in baseball. The Reds are now 63-77 under Jim Riggleman, 23-39 since the All-Star break. Cincinnati Reds 3 (66-92) • Kansas City Royals 4 (55-102) Box […]

The Reds swept the Chicago Cubs in a four games series in Cincinnati in June. Since then, before today, the Reds were 1-8 against the Cubs. Today’s win makes the Reds 8-11 for the season series. That’s the best record for the Reds against any NL Central opponent. The Reds are 24-46 in the division […]

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 […]

The Short Version: Reds lose. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (56-74) 6 12 2 Chicago Cubs (75-53) 10 12 0 W: Quintana (11-9) L: Castillo (7-11) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Curt Casali doubled, homered, and drove in three runs. Preston Tucker hit a pinch-hit homer. Eugenio Suarez had two hits […]

Not a surprise the Reds offense would be held in check without Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, Scott Schebler, Jesse Winker and Nick Senzel out of the lineup. Votto and Suarez are in the top 12 in the NL in run production. The Reds head down to Chicago for a 4-game series against the Cubs. Cincinnati […]

The task is simple tonight for the Reds. They must put Monday’s meltdown behind them and  post a win in game 2 of the current series with the Indians to have any hope of taking the 2018 Ohio Cup away from them. What more incentive could the Reds need?Game time  is 7:10pm Eastern at GABP […]

Strange night. The game was tied 2-2 at the start of the 6th inning and 9-2 at the end. Cleveland notched 18 hits and 2 intentional walks. In the 9th inning, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen played right field and singled; and right fielder Brandon Dixon played relief pitcher and retired the top of the Cleveland lineup in […]

Can the Reds (52-65) just play first-place teams the rest of the season? The team pulled off a come-from-behind victory last night on the heels of another strong pitching performance to win the series over the Diamondbacks (64-54). Per Nick Kirby, Cincinnati is now 22-12 against teams atop their respective divisions since May 10. The […]

For years, I’ve followed both Jonah Keri’s and Fangraphs’ versions of establishing top-50 MLB Trade Value lists. Both annual rankings seek to provide an idea of how the baseball industry values its players, creating a sort of “absolute value” for what players could fetch on the open market. It’s a delicate balance of friendly contracts, […]