After a slow start that lingered through the month of May, the 2018 Reds offense has shifted into high gear. It has produced the third most runs in the National League. In June and July, our Reds have outscored the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Brewers, even Cleveland. In fact, they’ve put more runs on […]

Billy Hamilton stole second off Yadi Molina on the first pitch.  Hamilton had entered the game in the 7th inning to pinch run for Ryan Ludwick. Todd Frazier drove in Hamilton for the game’s only score. Chris Heisey took Ludwick’s place in left field. Homer Bailey, for the second time in a week, shut out […]

The Reds (41-63) are going to win another game eventually, right? With continued poor starting pitching and little offensive firepower, the team has seldom even been competitive during this ugly 2-14 stretch in the second half, with a run differential of minus-61 in 16 games. With a captivating pitching matchup on tap, they’ll look to […]

The Cincinnati Reds (39-49) are fresh off the all-star break, and will kick off the second half by hosting a four game series against the first place Washington Nationals (52-36). The Nationals cruised through the first half of the season with a 9.5 game lead in the NL East. The Nationals boast one of the […]

I’ll have more to say about the Reds’ annual visit to Southern California in a few days, but for now, a few words about last night’s walkoff loss. (As I got home after 11 p.m. and will leave for today’s game at 11 a.m., please excuse any first-draft typos, mixed metaphors or general illogic.) In […]

So the Reds missed the postseason for the third straight year. That doesn’t mean baseball is over! The MLB Postseason features the best playoffs in professional sports. There are plenty of good story lines, and plenty of former Reds to root for. That is why without further ado, I’ll bring you my third consecutive MLB […]

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The Reds were hoping to leave our nationals capital with a series split with the Washington Nationals. They didn’t come close to that. The Reds were crushed 12-1 on Sunday. Stephen Strasburg no-hit the Reds through 6.2 innings, but was mercifully pulled because he was at 109 pitches coming off the DL. Ramon Cabrera saved the Reds […]

The Cincinnati Reds (29-50) will begin a brutal ten game road trip leading up to the all-star break. First off, the Reds begin a four game series against the first place Washington Nationals (47-32) tonight at 7:05. The Reds have struggled of late. They were just swept at home by the Cubs, and have lost […]

In his first year as general manager for the Reds, Walt Jocketty traded Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Remember the Dallas Buck Era? Dunn had become a fixture in Great American Ball Park’s left field. And while the word fixture might conjure up Dunn’s aptitude playing defense in left field, one thing is for […]

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between MLB and the MLBPA (players’ union) establishes the framework for determining the salary of major league baseball players. Before a player reaches three years of service time, the club – and the club alone – sets the salary, limited only by minimums established by the CBA. The player has […]

Chapman-free news. Reds and Orioles discussing Jay Bruce The Baltimore Orioles have talked about trading for Jay Bruce, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. #Orioles have had trade talks with #Reds on Jay Bruce, but there was no momentum toward a deal as of this evening, sources say. @FOXSports — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November […]

The Reds season obviously didn’t go as well as we would have hoped. That doesn’t mean we have to completely forget about baseball until pitchers and catchers report next February. The 2015 MLB postseason looks like it could bring a couple thrilling weeks. There are a bunch of former Reds playing, and six teams that […]