The Cincinnati Reds (2-6) will begin a three game series tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5) at 7:05 PM. The Reds lost 3 of 4 over the weekend in Pittsburgh, and as bad as that was, they also lost their best right-handed hitter. Eugenio Suarez will be out for at least […]

Let’s take a breather from the current product and check in with some notable 2014 Reds that aren’t with the organization anymore, including prospects that were seemingly part of the club’s future. Players listed in alphabetical order. Jonathan Broxton, RP, Milwaukee Brewers Transaction: Traded to the Brewers on August 31 for Kevin Shackelford and Barrett […]

Marlon Byrd was a cheap acquisition. With the Phillies kicking in $4 million for 2015, Byrd’s cost to the Reds is just a cool $4 million. Heck, the team is spending more than that to pay a 36-year-old outfielder not to play for them. Byrd’s vesting option for 2016 is unlikely to be triggered. If […]

The baseball winter meetings are taking place this week in Phoenix. With all 30 general managers in attendance, it’s a great time for unfounded rumors and rank speculation, as well as solid reporting, concerning the Reds. Highlights from the last 24 hours: Player Health Walt Jocketty says the reports on the health of Joey Votto, […]

I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  This week I’ll cover the starting pitchers.  I’ll move on to the relievers and then position players in subsequent weeks.  This will be more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of ranking rather […]

Rookie Billings Mustangs   The Mustangs claimed the Pioneer League title by defeating Orem two games to none in the best of three game championship series. They played at home and won 4-3 in 11 innings in the first game. They then swept the series by defeating Orem 6-5 in the second game on the […]

The Reds have announced two new farmhands for next season.  The Reds have obtained RH RP Kevin Shackelford and RHP Barrett Astin from the Brewers to complete the Jonathan Broxton salary dump.  If you were like me and concerned that waiting so long for the two PTNL to be announced would rob you of the […]

All of the Reds minor league teams except for Billings have ended their regular season.  So let’s take a look at how each team finished up. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats finished the year with a 68-75 record.  They finished in last place in the International League West 10.5 games back.  The Bats offense put […]

[This post was written by Jux Berg, who has his own website at and @bergonsports on Twitter. Thanks, Jux. — spm] An argument can be made that heading into 2014, Cincinnati’s roster was solid enough to return playoff baseball to Great American Ballpark. It just so happened that an incomprehensible ten out of Cincy’s […]

Here are some updates and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds claimed Jake Elmore off waivers from the A’s and assigned him to the Bats. Elmore is a 27 year old RH hitting 2B/SS and has seen some time at 3B and even a few games in the OF. He […]

The Reds made some acquisitions to restock the upper part of the farm this week.  Let’s take a look at the new players and other happenings down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds brought in some reinforcements for Bats starting pitching staff after the departure of Chien-Ming Wang last week.  Wang is one […]

Let’s stroll across the farm and see what’s going on this week. AAA Louisville Bats Neftali Soto (.336/.378/.491/.869) has hit very well since being sent down to Louisville.  He’s positioned himself as the best option in the minors right now to help out at 1B with the big club in Joey Votto’s absence.  Ruben Gotay […]