[This report was submitted by Jeff Lamb, from Gallatin TN. He comments as jeffintn on Redleg Nation. He and his son attended the Reds Caravan event at Cool Springs in Brentwood last night and filed this report. Thanks Jeff!] It was our first Reds Caravan so we didn’t know exactly what to expect. We weren’t […]

The announcement that Pete Rose would be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame came out of nowhere. It makes sense. It’s the right thing to do. And it was led by Reds Owner Bob Castellini. Castellini sometimes let’s his loyalty to those who work for him betray him. But he’s always had his […]

The Reds’ front office isn’t generating much news these days. It’s tedium and Ryan Mattheus on the Ohio River. That’s the sleepy nature of rebuild-reboot-recycle, at least as practiced on Joe Nuxhall Way. As a result, Reds fans have become serial users of the off-season snooze-button. Sure, we delight that the Cardinals are in trouble for cheating […]

[5/5] The Reds have been a bad, bad team for large chunks of the past two seasons. They finished with the second-worst record in baseball this year. Injuries indeed played a substantial role. That factor exonerates the manager, who can only play the healthy bodies available to him. The failure to do a better job […]

What a week. After enjoying this week’s All-Star festivities, I simply do not have enough positive things to say about the Reds organization and the City of Cincinnati. But I’m going to try. —– When MLB announced that Cincinnati was going to host the 2015 All-Star Game, I was probably more excited than most. I’m […]

The All-Star break has finally arrived with Cincinnati and the Reds at center stage. The festivities are a wonderful showcase for an organization and city that has put a huge amount of thought and effort into the planning and preparation. We know how to throw a party. But it’s also an appropriate time to uncover […]

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[Or: A story of warring impulses] This is going to be a bit of a departure from how I’ve normally written on this site. I have to confess, I didn’t watch last night’s game. Perhaps it was the delayed start time and the waves of Tuesday rainstorms that also served to dampen my mood. I […]

John Fay, the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, got me thinking yesterday. He wrote about what the Washington Nationals’ enormous contract with Max Scherzer (7 years, $210 million) means for the Reds ability to sign Johnny Cueto to an extension. Fay explained: (a) Cueto is a close enough comparison to Scherzer that the Reds pitcher […]

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings begin this morning and last until Thursday. San Diego hosts for the first time since 1985. Baseball executives have been doing this for 113 years. What started as an industry practice for inter-team dialogue is now largely a tradition. The annual convention creates a convenient opportunity for team and player […]

That would be Bob Castellini. Owner. The man in charge. The Boss. The top dog. The big cheese. The head honcho. If that fact’s been forgotten of late, it was driven home once more by Walt Jocketty shortly after the 4:00pm draft deadline passed the other day. No matter what is expected of the Reds’ […]

“It doesn’t seem like they [the Reds] are going in the tank, like the Houston Astros, but it doesn’t feel like they’re going ALLLLLLLLL INNNNN, does it?”        —Mo Egger All in. They are the two magic words that sometimes sound as if they should be shouted while waving one of J.K Rowling’s magic wands—pointed with […]

Color me concerned. After the Reds fired Dusty Baker, a manager who had led the team to consecutive 90-win seasons and two trips to the post-season,* I had talked myself into the notion that the Reds would be aggressive in reshaping the roster. I was convinced that a team wouldn’t take a gamble on an […]