Bullpen usage is on the rise around baseball. Relievers threw 16,469 2/3 innings last season, setting the MLB record for the second year in a row. (Phillies manager Gabe Kapler seems determined for his team to break that record on its own this season.) The cause is multi-facted. With elbow injuries increasing, managers are trying […]

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 […]

I’m sure that at least once in human history, Christmas has fallen on a Monday, but not within my immediate memory. Because I would remember the absolute Mass placement hysteria every single Catholic is experiencing right now. The feast day, which one of Mass obligation, is not waived. And neither is the 4th Sunday of […]

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 […]

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 […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Carrington, Chad Dotson, Chris Garber, Bill Lack and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Should the Reds trade Raisel Iglesias this offseason? Nick: The Reds should trade anybody in the right deal including Iglesias. He’s a dominant reliever, and contending teams have paid a premium for such talent in the past. […]

The Astros and Cubs — two teams still wearing their uniforms — did it. So will the Reds. It’s when we’ll know for sure that the rebuilding is finally over. Or at least when the Reds front office thinks that moment has arrived. We’ll see those final roster moves. Dick Williams will package a group […]

The 2017 MLB post-season is upon us and, alas, our beloved Cincinnati Reds did not qualify for any hot playoff action this year. Yesterday, our staff here at Redleg Nation made our playoff predictions, and you all laughed at our sub-par prognostication ability. Now that the respective Division Series’ have begun, we can all settle […]

Here’s how one sharpie sees the Reds’ 2018 prospects: “This review by a sportsbook looks ahead to the Reds 2018 season with some of the longest odds to win the NL Pennant (upwards of 100/1) and the World Series (upwards of 200/1). Every year, certain teams vastly exceed expectations (think 2017 Twins), but one common bond […]

Back in late June, Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo effectively announced his retirement at season’s end: Bronson Arroyo was placed on the 60-day DL today. Is this the end of the road for the beloved #Reds veteran? He joined @JimDayTV. pic.twitter.com/ZzJ3GpGC6n — FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 26, 2017 Over the weekend, of course, the Reds […]

With the series win, the Reds have achieved non-contender payback for Atlanta taking two out of three at GABP in early June. The Reds are 5-4 on the road trip and have a three-game winning streak. They go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon on Luis Castillo Day. Welcome back Scott Schebler! The Reds right fielder made […]

Yesterday, we took a look at the 2017 Reds and where they stood among others at their position around the major league. What we discovered was that the Reds really need major upgrades to the pitching staff if they expect to compete in 2017. As I was putting together that piece, I thought it might […]