Reds agree to contract extension with Tucker Barnhart
2017 Reds

Reds agree to contract extension with Tucker Barnhart

From Zach Buchanan: “The Cincinnati Reds and catcher Tucker Barnhart have agreed to a four-year extension with a fifth-year option, the team announced Friday morning. The deal guarantees Barnhart $16 million, according to a source. He’ll receive a $1.75 million signing bonus, and will receive the following salaries throughout the course of the deal: 2018: $4 … Continue reading

Spring Revisited
2017 Reds

Spring Revisited

In my first Redleg Nation post during spring training, I posed the question  “Is a better tomorrow for the Reds here yet?”.  The answer clearly has been no. But have the Reds at least taken steps forward in answering the questions about a building better tomorrow which confronted them this spring? What new questions do … Continue reading

Thunder road
2017 Reds

Thunder road

After every World Series, we case the promised land looking for a winning formula. We discover that each champion used a unique combination of pitching, hitting and defense; of run prevention and run production. The bottom line: To hoist pennants, score more runs than you give up. Teams have to figure out which players they … Continue reading

Catcher Crunch
2017 Reds / Reds History

Catcher Crunch

Reds catchers are having a momentous month of August. Devin Mesoraco’s wife gave birth to the couple’s child (Luke) on August 7. Stuart Turner spent last weekend on the paternity list, as he and his wife welcomed their first son. And Tucker Barnhart’s wife is due with their first son later this week.  What was once an … Continue reading