As you know, Cincinnati’s 2018 first round pick was Jonathan India, a third baseman from the University of Florida. It has been interesting to watch as the Reds appear to have learned an important lesson from their refusal to try their top prospect, Nick Senzel, at any other position — despite the athleticism to play […]

I’m 23. In my lifetime, the Reds have 3 winning seasons I can actually remember — Joe Cheek (@Joe_Cheek) September 24, 2018 I saw this tweet last week and nearly gasped. We all know things have been difficult and disappointing in Redleg Nation for many years. But my experience as a Reds fan beginning in […]

The Short Version: Reds win next-to-last game of the season behind a strong start from Michael Lorenzen. Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (81-79) 0 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (67-94) 3 7 0 W: Lorenzen (4-2) L: Taillon (14-10) S: Iglesias (30) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Very nice outing for Michael […]

Dick Williams just talked to reporters about the status of the manager search: Dick Williams said Barry Larkin is not a candidate for the #reds managerial position — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) September 25, 2018 Wilkins said #Reds have interviewed 3 internal candidates- Billy Hatcher, Freddie Benavides & Pat Kelly. John Ferrell and Jim Riggleman […]

As the baseball season winds to an end and attention starts turning to football, the Reds (63-84) are quietly heading to Chicago this weekend looking to make some sort of impact in the NL Central race — even if it’s not the type of impact they hoped for when the season began. They’re set to […]

The 1982 baseball season was one of the worst ever for the Cincinnati Reds. They lost 102 games just six years after winning consecutive World Championships. And thanks to the incredible resurgence of the current Reds, a hundred losses isn’t gonna happen in 2018. Far from it. They’re going in the right direction. But you […]

Over the last calendar year, representing 580 plate appearances, Reds shortstop Jose Peraza has hit .287/.339/.366 with 151 hits, 18 doubles and 3 triples, 72 runs scored and 46 RBI. He has stolen 25 bases (and was caught stealing 5 times). Peraza is never going to be Barry Larkin at the plate (and he may […]

Seth Shaner is an occasional contributor to Redleg Nation. His last piece was about Raisel Iglesias, starting pitcher. You can find him on Twitter here. Sparked by the recent effort by the Washington Nationals to turn their season around, one question entered my mind. Do players only meetings work? I’ll give you the short answer. […]

Bryan Price was relieved of his duties on April 19, and since that day, Jim Riggleman has handled the reins. While Price compiled an admirable three wins against 18 losses, Riggleman has risen to the occasion, proving his mettle and superior managerial instincts with a 31-31 record at the helm. Riggleman is the next Sparky […]

Football is often called a “game of inches,” and last night, we all saw how baseball can be, too. Although the Reds (25-44) had plenty of chances to score more than two runs, they were still on the verge of tying the game in the ninth inning with Billy Hamilton on second base and Joey […]

I am on special assignment this week making sure the ocean is still there, so no Championship Track. Instead, please enjoy this piece about how Joey Votto is good. I spend a lot of time clicking around and playing with numbers and trying to look at the different ways we can define a player as […]

With Father’s Day approaching, we wanted to bring you a piece of the book that will hit home with all fathers and sons. This excerpt from The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber is presented with the permission of Triumph Books. For more information and to order a copy, please visit www.triumphbooks.com/Big50Reds. Ken Griffey […]