With the 2015 season winding down, the Reds are destined for 90+ losses one year after dropping 86 games. For the second year in a row, the general feeling surrounding the club’s performance seems confined to a limited sorrow-filled breadth ranging between an upcoming trip to the dentist’s office and attending the wedding of a […]

In Part I of my dialogue with Chris Heisey, the former Reds outfielder and I chatted about him speaking to the Little League World Series runners-up; how he originally wanted to play baseball and basketball at Messiah College; what he has in common with Pirates reliever Tony Watson, Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick, and White Sox […]

It’s been quite a year for Chris Heisey. After spending over nine years in the Reds organization, the outfielder was shipped to the Dodgers in early December for right-handed pitcher Matt Magill. The 30-year-old Heisey spent most of the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City but enjoyed a few cups of coffee with the Dodgers, slashing […]

Last night, Reds fans got to see the downside of an all-rookie rookie rotation. This afternoon, Reds fans got to see the upside of an all-rookie rotation: a very promising young arm. The Reds got off to a quick start this afternoon. Billy Hamilton lead the game off with a single, and then Eugenio Suarez […]

It’s been exactly five years since Brooks Conrad Game. Crazy, right? In that span, the Reds qualified for the postseason more times (three) than they did in the previous 30 years (twice). (A few labor strikes and no Wild Card for much of that time makes that fact look a lot worse than it really is.) On May […]

Let’s take a breather from the current product and check in with some notable 2014 Reds that aren’t with the organization anymore, including prospects that were seemingly part of the club’s future. Players listed in alphabetical order. Jonathan Broxton, RP, Milwaukee Brewers Transaction: Traded to the Brewers on August 31 for Kevin Shackelford and Barrett […]

Johnny Cueto and the Reds got off to a tough start on Sunday afternoon, and could never recover. Cueto allowed three runs in the first inning, with two of them coming off a home run by Kelly Johnson. Despite being hit hard and often in the game, Cueto held the Braves in check for the […]

The Major League Baseball season is not even a month old, but even early trends are worth keeping an eye on. For example, four teams — the Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels and Blue Jays — that make the most sense as partners with the Reds in a potential Johnny Cueto trade are experiencing rotation issues. […]

Discussing expectations for 2015, Brandon Phillips said, “Our goal coming to spring training is to win the World Series, and if we stay healthy and go out there and play small-ball and do the right things, I feel like we can achieve our goal as a team.” We know the Reds didn’t stay healthy in […]

“The importance of the shoulder in hitting is underestimated,” says Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Center, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject. ”Trying to re-establish ones mechanics after (shoulder) surgery is a complex process. It’s extremely delicate. It involves rebuilding strength, and all that goes into the swing from the […]

Much attention has been put on the Reds’ situation out there in left field this offseason, leading to the trade for Marlon Byrd. Some think Byrd isn’t a large enough improvement to make a difference in the 2015 Reds. Even if that ends up being the case there still remains another way to drastically improve […]

The Reds and Zack Cozart reached agreement on a one-year contract for the 2015 season that would pay the shortstop $2.35 million (Sheldon). The agreement avoided an arbitration hearing. Cozart is still under Reds’ team control through 2017. Last season, Cozart earned $600,000. The Reds also reached agreement on a one-year contract with Mike Leake […]