So how bad is it? It snowed on April 9. In the first week of the 2018 season, the Reds lost as many starting players (2) as they had wins. Manager Bryan Price was still making some head-scratching decisions. Some were saying the season is over after just 8 games. It hasn’t gotten better, as […]
This week’s respondents are Jason Linden, Bill Lack, Chris Garber, and Chad Dotson. Our Weekly Reds Obsession: What is your favorite Opening Day memory? Jason Linden: Last year was the first time I actually got to go to Opening Day and it was pretty great. The Reds lost, of course, and that was pretty predictive […]
As I noted the last time around, sometimes, I like to poke around the Play Index over at Baseball Reference. If you aren’t a subscriber, I urge you to consider it. I love it. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was thinking about Jesse Winker’s rookie season, which will be 2018. (He’s still a rookie, according […]
The trade deadline is always an exciting time for baseball fans, as contending teams look to add the final pieces for a pennant push and non-contending clubs attempt to shape their rosters for the future. For the better part of the last decade and a half, the Reds have fallen into the latter category, and […]
It’s that time of year, Reds fans: The Reds announced Tuesday that their 2017 Caravan will be on the road Jan. 26-29 with stops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee. Fans will have an opportunity to see and interact with current and former players, Minor League prospects, front office staff and broadcasters. Each […]
Opening Day. Opening Day is one game, at one place and at the Sanctuary City of Baseball on the banks of the Ohio River. To Reds fans and the City of Cincinnati, Opening Day is close to sacred. This is nothing new to readers of this web site or to Reds fans in general. 29 […]
[This post was submitted by Nation member Mike Wagner. Thanks, Mike!] This season, the Saint Louis Cardinals decided to have their “Christmas in July” celebration on July 28th, which, of course, managed to be one of the hottest and humid days of the summer. Temperatures ranged from 100 to 110 degrees with the humidity, even […]
The Reds took a conservative gamble on Billy Hamilton for the 2014 season. Expecting a rookie to fill both the leadoff position and play centerfield on a contending team is a lot. As the Nation knows, Hamilton got off to a horrible start at the plate. Reds Manager Bryan Price showed a lot of patience […]
What happens when you trade away the majority of your major league caliber talent, and are then confronted with putting almost half of your rebuilt roster on the disabled list? You have the 2013 Miami Marlins. The Marlins were the last team in the National League to reach 10 wins and have been the worst […]
Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays has to start with the brain trust of Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and the manner in which they manage payroll, expe— Chad: Uh, Richard, you’re supposed to be previewing that OTHER Florida team. [awkward silence] Me: Oh. [sigh] Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays […]
Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL — 11 innings Cincinnati 5 Miami 4 W: L. Ondrusek (4-2) L: C. Zambrano (7-10) S: J. Broxton (2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Ryan Ludwick singled in the game-winning run in the eleventh inning. Ludwick 2 RBI) had three hits; Dioner Navarro and Didi Gregorius also had three hits, plus […]
Friend of RN Tom Nichols continues with his preview of this year’s Dayton Dragons team:
Hands on Deck: Junior Arias, Sean Buckley.
The third base position has produced some outstanding players since the Dragons began play in 2000. Two Dragons third basemen have reached the major leagues to date. Juan Francisco led the Midwest League in home runs with the Dragons in 2007 when he belted 25, the fourth highest total in team history. Five years earlier, Edwin Encarnacion, who had just joined the Reds organization in a trade with the Texas Rangers, enjoyed a strong season in Dayton, batting .282 with 17 home runs, 73 runs batted in, and 25 stolen bases. Encarnacion was in the big leagues by 2005 and was dealt to Toronto in the Scott Rolen trade in 2009. Francisco reached the majors late in 2009 and is battling this spring for the 25th spot on the Reds roster, out of options.