The formula for winning is straightforward. First, assemble a group of talented players. That’s the most important variable in the equation. Second, those players need to perform well. To do that, they need to stay healthy. Those are the main factors in success. Roster is reality. Major league managers have little impact on wins and […]

As the Reds’ worst start of the regular season since the Great Depression has unfolded, fans of the team are looking for answers, and in some cases, heads. Everyone from Bob Castellini to Dick Williams to Bryan Price has been roundly criticized here at Redleg Nation and elsewhere. One very important point for everyone to […]

So how bad is it? It snowed on April 9. In the first week of the 2018 season, the Reds lost as many starting players (2) as they had wins. Manager Bryan Price was still making some head-scratching decisions. Some were saying the season is over after just 8 games. It hasn’t gotten better, as […]

The nightmare continues for the Reds. The Cincinnati baseball team is now 2-11, continuing their worst start since 1955. Tyler Mahle started strong for the Reds, but got beat around in the 6th inning and they were quickly down 5-0. The Reds battled back and cut it to 5-3. They got the tying run to […]

Jason Linden joined me this week to discuss the Cincinnati Reds’ horrific start, and whether anything can be salvaged from this season. (Short answer: plenty to be optimistic about.) We also discussed the managerial failings of Bryan Price, and his future with the Redlegs. That was a less optimistic conversation. Music for this episode provided […]

The Reds are off to a miserable 2-9 start. The roster may be far from ideal, but it is becoming more and more likely that Bryan Price will not survive the 2018 season as the Reds manager. The bizarre decisions he has made over the first 11 games have turned even Price’s biggest supporters against […]

The Short Version: There really is no short version. It was a 12-inning game and in all the confusion of extra innings and bunts and pinch-hitting pitchers, I originally forgot to write the short version. So here it is: Reds lose. Final — 12 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (2-9) 3 11 1 Philadelphia […]

The Cincinnati Reds (2-8) will try to avoid being swept in the city of brotherly love by the Philadelphia Phillies (5-5) tonight at 7:05 PM. The Reds bullpen spoiled a terrific start last night by Homer Bailey. The Reds have continued their worst start since 1995, when the Reds started 2-8 that season also. The […]

Four pitchers and an outfielder walk into a bar. The outfielder orders drinks for all of them, setting the table so to speak. The first pitcher knocks his drink over while the second spills his all over his front. The third, seeing his friends’ mishaps, takes his nice and slow, making sure to hit his […]

The Short Version: The Reds are shut out on one hit by Pirates starter Jameson Taillon, and Eugenio Suarez breaks his thumb. Can things get any worse? Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (2-6) 0 1 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (7-2) 5 11 0 W: Taillon (2-0) L: Mahle (1-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score […]

The Short Version: A close game becomes a blowout in the blink of an eye because Reds manager Bryan Price decides to give up and put in a garbage pitcher. This is getting really old. That’s the short version. This nonsense is getting really old. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (1-5) 3 13 1 […]

Cueeeto. Cueeeto. Cueeeto. The chanting started quietly but quickly became audible on the television broadcast. The crowd at McFadden’s, a bar just across the street from PNC Park, joined in. I started to tense up as I was behind enemy lines and did not have much ammunition with the Reds facing an early 1-0 deficit. […]