The time between now and the July 31 trade deadline may prove as consequential as any two weeks of the Reds multi-year rebuilding process. The team is close to being a contender. That seemed unimaginable in April. But we Reds fans now sense in our bones the wait is months, not years, for a team in […]

Thoughts about a few current events: The Votto-Cueto Moment Last year it was Todd Frazier’s heart-pounding win in the Home Run Derby – the highlight of an otherwise dreary season for Reds fans. Joey Votto’s second at bat against Johnny Cueto last night wasn’t on that grand of a stage. But at least to this […]

The first seven games, non-bullpen content Do whatever mental gymnastics necessary to bracket off the bullpen for a minute. The Reds are 5-2 and have won series against the Phillies and Pirates. They’re tied for second in the division. In both their losses, they were ahead in the 8th inning. Beyond the record – we […]

Twelve players who were on the Reds 25-man Opening Day 2015 roster are no longer with the organization: C: Brayan Peña IF: Kristopher Negron, Chris Dominguez OF: Brennan Boesch, Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker SP: Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis RP: Burke Badenhop, Kevin Gregg, Manny Parra Five players who were chosen for the Opening […]

Major league teams had to finalize their 40-man rosters on Friday afternoon, which means they could start picking over unprotected players in other organizations. The Reds took quick advantage. As their first acquisition of the off-season, the club signed right-handed relief pitcher Blake Wood (30) to a major league contract yesterday. The terms of the […]

Musings from Midway, Kentucky on a rainy Friday morning: Dick Williams, Trojan Horse?  Wouldn’t it be delicious irony if the Reds end up modernizing their baseball operation through the jagged path of nepotism? It’s possible, even likely, that had Bob Castellini conducted an open process for finding his next GM the Reds CEO never would […]

For some time now, I thought it might be a good idea to start doing a Mailbag feature here at Redleg Nation. In fact, almost two years ago, I added one of those reminders to my phone so that I wouldn’t forget that I had this great idea to start doing a mailbag feature. Mostly, […]

The World Series is now over, so that means free agency has officially begun. The Reds wasted no time making a bunch of moves this evening. Here they are: — The Reds declined Skip Schumaker’s $2.5 million option for 2016. The Reds will have to pay Skip $500k as a buyout. Skip finishes his two […]

Make sure your seat belts are securely fastened.  The Reds have taken off on a flight to a new and better day. With the trades of four starting pitchers in the last year, they’ve begun the process of rebuilding the team. We fans need to strap in and prepare for the ups and downs. Insert the […]

[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 […]

Two streaks of note ended tonight. The Reds snapped their 13-game losing streak. Joey Votto saw his 48-game on-base streak end, tied with Pete Rose for the Reds all-time record. Reds 3 Pirates 1  |  FanGraphs  | John Fay on Bryan Price Brandon Finnegan made it through 6 innings for the first time this year. He threw […]

Final R H E New York Mets (86-67) 6 <b12 0 Cincinnati Reds (63-89) 4 11 0 W: Goeddel (1-1) L: Parra (1-2) S: Familia (42) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Four Reds had two hits: Ivan DeJesus Jr. (2-5, run scored), Joey Votto (2-3, walk), Brandon Phillips (2-4, 2 RBI), Eugenio […]