Late last season, the Reds starting pitching situation looked promising. They had an abundance of young, talented pitchers ready to resuscitate a rotation that was on life support from a couple years of either pitchers past their prime (Bronson Arroyo) or castoffs from other organizations (Asher Wojciechowski, Lisalverto Bonilla, Tim Adleman, etc.). The new-found health […]

So, last night on Twitter, I made the egregious suggestion that Scooter Gennett was likely not a player to count on over the long term. Correspondingly, my mentions caught fire like dry brush at a fireworks show. Today, we’re gonna do something. We’re gonna look at every player currently playing a prominent role on the […]

Last month I discussed what a starting pitching rotation needs to accomplish to successfully complete its role. The conclusion of the post was that the future of the Reds rotation was in the hands of their young arms. If you missed that post or want to refresh your memory, you can read it here. Today let’s take […]

Last night, I was in attendance for Robert Stephenson’s start in Louisville. In the first inning, Stephenson hit Edwin Espinal in the face, breaking his jaw. He also hit the first batter of the second inning and things got very tense for a while. And yet, he went 6 innings on 88 pitches, allowing 1 […]

So, it’s been a rough year. Nothing like the year I thought we’d see. At least, not so far. Though, fortunately, the Reds finally have an actual winning streak going right now. But the issues present with this team are being made painfully clear. Finnegan has been sent down to make room for Matt Harvey […]

The #Reds have acquired RHP Matt Harvey from the Mets in exchange for C Devin Mesoraco and cash. Harvey will join the team later this week in Los Angeles. The Reds have also selected the contract of C Tony Cruz from the Triple-A @LouisvilleBats. pic.twitter.com/n4mCjfbWXK — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2018 This evening, the […]

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the next 11 months for the Cincinnati Reds, leading up to Opening Day 2019. The rebuilding process has reached crescendo. It now requires big, calculated expenditures of assets — money and players — on impact upgrades. The Brewers acquisition of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain come to mind. […]

Two former teammates who are both coming back from injuries, Brandon Finnegan and Dan Straily, will be on the mound as the Cincinnati Reds host the Miami Marlins today in the 4:10 Eastern time rubber game of a three-game series. Today’s batting order has an intriguing twist. Jose Peraza leading off and Jesse Winker hitting […]

Let’s take a brief walk down pre-rebuild memory lane shall we: 2012: Reds win NL Central with record of 97-65, Braves take Wild Card No. 1 at 94-68 2013: Reds take Wild Card No. 2 at 90-72, Braves win NL East with 96-66 record 2014: Reds (76-86) and Braves (79-83) both miss playoffs, respective rebuilds begin By the […]

When the Reds fired pitching coach Mack Jenkins on April 18, they brought in Danny Darwin from Double-A Pensacola to take over the job. One of his goals for the team’s pitching staff: get them to throw inside with more regularity. “We’re going to pitch inside. That’s one thing that needs to happen here, try […]

The Short Version: Reds get some timely hitting, including four RBI from Eugenio Suarez, but the bullpen is unable to hang on to the lead (with an assist from some shaky umpiring). Cincinnati loses again. Final R H E Milwaukee Brewers (17-13) 6 9 0 Cincinnati Reds (7-22) 5 7 1 W: Woodruff (1-0) L: […]

Tonight the Reds (7-21; 5th place NL Central) open a 9 game home stand with the first of three games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (16-13; 4th place NL Central).  Note that the starting time is 7:10pm as weeknight games  have returned to their traditional starting hour until September 6. The Reds will be looking to […]