The #Reds have activated from the 10-day DL RHP Michael Lorenzen and RHP Tanner Rainey has been recalled from the Triple-A @LouisvilleBats. RHP Raisel Iglesias and RHP Austin Brice have been placed on the 10-day DL. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 23, 2018 Let’s rearrange a few deck chairs. The Cincinnati Reds have activated […]

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, […]

I’ll begin with a confession: Twice in the past 27 years, I actually considered becoming a Dodgers fan. The first time was as a 13-year-old in November of 1991, when Eric Davis was traded. As I touched on this in my introductory Redleg Nation column last year, I’ll let cut and paste do their jobs: […]

The Short Version: Hours after trading Devin Mesoraco for Matt Harvey, the Reds win their ninth game of the season. The trade is clearly a complete success. Final R H E New York Mets (18-16) 2 6 1 Cincinnati Reds (9-27) 7 12 0 W: Castillo (2-4) L: Vargas (0-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box […]

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the next 11 months for the Cincinnati Reds, leading up to Opening Day 2019. The rebuilding process has reached crescendo. It now requires big, calculated expenditures of assets — money and players — on impact upgrades. The Brewers acquisition of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain come to mind. […]

“Stinko” is Spanish for This Offense Stinks. The lifeless Reds have been shutout by Marlins pitching since the first inning of yesterday’s game. That’s 17 innings. A tough left hander will be a challenge for the LH-heavy Reds lineup, especially when Adam Duvall (.167/.248/.380) and Devin Mesoraco (.237/.293/.368) are struggling. The Reds and Marlins meet […]

Today is May Day; but, given the Reds most recent meltdown, no one would fault manager Jim Riggleman if he was heard screaming “mayday! mayday! mayday!” during the seventh inning last night. However tonight is a new night and game; and, the Reds will attempt to set the ship right against the Brewers in game […]

The Short Version: Reds get some timely hitting, including four RBI from Eugenio Suarez, but the bullpen is unable to hang on to the lead (with an assist from some shaky umpiring). Cincinnati loses again. Final R H E Milwaukee Brewers (17-13) 6 9 0 Cincinnati Reds (7-22) 5 7 1 W: Woodruff (1-0) L: […]

The Short Version: One day after collecting 20 hits and 15 runs, the Reds return to form with a one run outing, and the Twins snapped an eight-game losing streak. The Cincinnati Reds: Good For What Ails Ya’. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (6-21) 1 6 2 Minnesota Twins (9-13) 3 8 0 W: […]

The Short Version: I wrote the headline to this recap before the game even started. That makes me sad. Final R H E Atlanta Braves (13-10) 5 13 0 Cincinnati Reds (5-19) 4 12 1 W: Winkler (1-0) L: Shackelford (0-1) S: Minter (1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Nice outing by […]

Too many not-ready-for-prime-time rookies. St. Louis Cardinals 13 • Cincinnati  Reds 4 || Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Stats  Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair […]

The Short Version: A close game becomes a blowout in the blink of an eye because Reds manager Bryan Price decides to give up and put in a garbage pitcher. This is getting really old. That’s the short version. This nonsense is getting really old. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (1-5) 3 13 1 […]