Billy Hamilton is no longer a member of the Cincinnati Reds, and I’m pretty upset about it. Bill Lack joined me to discuss the Hamilton news, and to ruminate over what will happen if the Reds are unable to land any big-time new players before 2019. Follow us on Twitter: @redlegradio. Music for this episode […]

The trade market is rife with starting pitching talent — much more so than in recent years. For a Cincinnati team desperate to improve its rotation, this is welcome news. The free-agent market for starters is fairly top-heavy, giving the Reds a lot of competition to overcome to sign a big name such as Patrick […]

Like a pot of water under a slow flame, you don’t notice the window closing until the moment reaches full boil. Yet, along the way, there are clues, small bubbles forming below, wisps of steam that announce a full roil is not far off. Such was the temperature of Mat Latos on a beautiful fall […]

Stunning news. New broom sweeping clean. #Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) November 30, 2018 This means the Reds have decided not to go to arbitration for Hamilton’s 2019 services. The speedy CF will become a free agent. Hamilton had been projected to make about $5.9 million in his last […]

Once again, the Cincinnati Reds have three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award at their position…kinda. #Rawlings #GoldGlove Award Finalists – NL CF – @reds @billyhamilton, @brewers Lorenzo Cain, @braves @enderinciartem — Rawlings Sports (@RawlingsSports) October 25, 2018 For the fifth consecutive season, Billy Hamilton is a finalist for the Gold Glove […]

The Short Version: Reds lose their final game of the 2018 season, closing out yet another miserable campaign. Final — 10 innings R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79) 6 10 2 Cincinnati Reds (67-95) 5 5 1 W: Feliz (1-2) L: Stephens (2-3) S: Vazquez (37) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Sal […]

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 […]

The Short Story: Anthony Desclafani allowed 3 runs through 5 innings; but, a 2 run home run by Eugenio Suarez had the Reds in the game. Then in the sixth inning, Wandy Peralta loaded the bases with no outs; and when the dust cleared, the Pirates had added 2 more runs. With the help of shaky […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (66-91) 0 4 2 Miami Marlins (62-93) 6 14 0 W: Trevor Richards (4-9)  L: Michael Lorenzen (3-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Twelve. That’s the number of runs the Reds have scored in their last 10 games. The club continued its end-of-season spiral on Sunday, dropping its third straight game […]

The Short Version: Luis Castillo is exactly who we thought he was. But the Reds still lost. Final — 10 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (66-89) 0 3 0 Miami Marlins (60-93) 1 7 0 W: Barraclough (1-6) L: Hernandez (5-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Outstanding start by Luis Castillo, […]

Way back at the beginning of this fateful season, when some of us were convinced the Reds could sneak into the playoffs, I decided to make some predictions. My crystal ball was full of optimism, hopeful that young players could step forward and that the front office would do something, anything that made sense. I […]