Today in Cincinnati Reds history… 1970: The Reds acquired Bill Harrelson and Dan Loomer from the Angels in exchange for Jack Fisher. I’m not sure why I’m even wasting your time by mentioning this deal, except that none of the players ever played in the majors again after this trade. Fisher had gone 5-5 with […]

The Cincinnati Reds landscape is littered with pitchers who have contended with injuries. Are we living in a unique period, with fragile pitchers and unsure management? It’s worth remembering that even our most respected and beloved managers — including Fred Hutchinson, Dave Bristol. Sparky Anderson, Davey Johnson and Lou Piniella — have been as perplexed […]

Every spring, even the most cynical fans allow for fleeting moments of optimism. After all, projections are based on past performance, and there’s always the possibility of multiple players having breakout seasons and carrying their teams to unexpected postseason glory. It happens nearly every year – prior to last season, for example, Baseball Prospectus guesstimated […]

All the speculation on whether Bryan Price would return to the Reds as their manager has now concluded. He will be back next year for sure, with an option year included. To most involved with Redleg Nation, we see that as eminently fair. Price hasn’t had the benefit of really playing with a full deck […]

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has been tinkering with their system, and now there is evidently something called the “Today’s Game Era” ballot. The Hall of Fame announced the ten names on that ballot, and two of them were of interest to Reds fans: Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers […]

After Bryan Price’s recent outburst on the heels of the Reds losing seven of eight games, I got to thinking about other Cincinnati Reds managers over the years. Specifically, had anything like this happened before? It certainly could have but in these days of social reporting and networking, something like that makes the news instantly […]

From ESPN.com: Nationals manager Davey Johnson plans to rest his regular players if Washington clinches the NL East — and he doesn’t care one bit what anyone else thinks. The Nationals entered Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a magic number of six for clinching the division title. The rest of Washington’s regular-season opponents […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 2 Washington 1 W: J. Cueto (9-5) L: R. Detwiler (1-3) S: F. Cordero (24) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Johnny Cueto was excellent: 8+ innings, one run allowed on six hits, striking out five and walking none. The only blemish was a leadoff homer he allowed in the bottom […]