Over at the Enquirer, Zach Buchanan has the list of all the non-roster players who have been invited to the Cincinnati Reds 2018 spring training camp: The only players guaranteed spots in big-league spring training are those on the 40-man roster. … The rest is filled with prospects not yet on the 40-man or players […]

Tonight the Reds (62-82) return to the Central division pennant race in the first of a three game series versus the 2nd place Cardinals (75-68) in St Louis. Back from the living dead, the Cardinals find themselves just 2 games in arrears to the division leading Cubbies and 3.5 games behind the second NL wildcard […]

The Reds have activated Jesse Winker from the DL, and added Deck McGuire and Keury Mella. Barrett Astin designated for assignment. — Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) September 12, 2017 As you see from the crack reporting of Zach Buchanan, the Reds have activated Jesse Winker from the disabled list. Interestingly, he’s in tonight’s lineup (in right […]

A two-part narrative is developing around the Reds bullpen. It’s a simple story with a scary ending. First part: The bullpen has been bad lately and getting worse. Second: That’s because the relievers are getting tired from being used too much. The villain in this story is a shady cabal known as the Starting Rotation. […]

Kevin Shackelford is the closer for the Louisville Bats. In his first 11 relief appearances this season, he pitched scoreless baseball in ten of them. His stats, despite this small sample, are pretty good– 14 innings pitched, 7 hits and earned run average of just 2.08. His only flaw has been control; in those 14 […]

Another week in the books, and almost like clockwork, the Reds as a whole are down again. Their week on paper wasn’t as bad as it felt when watching the games – they took one of two at home against the powerful New York Yankees, and then flew to San Francisco to get a taste of their […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (19-18) 3 11 2 San Francisco Giants (15-24) 8 9 0 W: Samardzija (1-5) L: Adleman (2-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Billy Hamilton, Joey Votto, and Jose Peraza had two hits each (Votto had a double and Peraza had a triple). Scooter Gennett drove in two runs. […]

A little over twelve hours after Friday’s game ended with a walk-off home run from Buster Posey in the 17th inning, the Reds and Giants are at it again at 4:05 ET for the third game of this four game series. Kudos to you if you watched all 17 innings last night/this morning. I did […]

Tonight the Reds will try  to gain a series split as they conclude this two games series against the Yankees and wrap up a 9 game homestand. The good news is that no matter what happens tonight, this has been a positive homestand for our favorite home team. Depending on what transpires tonight at GABP, […]

Final R H E New York Yankees (21-9) 10 13 2 Cincinnati Reds (17-15) 4 11 1 W: Tanaka (5-1) L: Davis (1-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The Reds got their share of hits tonight. That’s something, I suppose. –Joey Votto was 2-4 with a homer and 3 RBI. He is very good at […]

“Now I think we’re at the point where we’ve got a 40-man roster full of young exciting players. … You’re using young players you think are going to be part of your future. … Instead of doing what we were doing last year, where you’re trying to plug in with … the guys who were […]

Things haven’t gone well for the Reds in the first two games of this series. Collectively, the pitchers haven’t pitched well; and the hitters have hit well.  Just about whatever could go wrong has gone wrong. But today is another day; and, the Reds get one more chance to set things right in a matinee […]