The Reds and Raisel Iglesias announced a new salary agreement this afternoon in the amount of $24.125 million covering the pitcher’s final three seasons with the Reds. It buys out three years of Iglesias’ arbitration. The contract does NOT add an extra year to his time with the Reds.  Iglesias, who turns 29 before Opening Day, […]

Official. The #Reds today named Turner Ward hitting coach on new manager David Bell’s Major League staff. pic.twitter.com/3CowgYNQIF — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) November 6, 2018 I haven’t had a chance to dig into Ward as a batting coach yet. Obviously, they still have to work on the roster, especially pitching. But you have to admit, it’s […]

Baseball fans love to question their team’s manager. We interrogate every decision to bunt, steal a base, or use a pinch hitter. We’re never, ever satisfied with the stupid batting order, playing time decisions, bullpen roles, use of platoons and much more. Second-guessing the manager is as much a part of the national pastime as […]

Before we get to the merits of the David Bell hire, let’s pause a minute to talk process. Of course, with most billion-dollar businesses, this aspect would be a foregone conclusion. But as we learned with the last manager search, not so much for the Reds.  Dick Williams’ recent pursuit of a new manager began […]

From David Bell’s introductory press conference [video link] and a few one-on-one interviews afterward shown on FSO: The local media (FSO) and ownership have their narrative about a local boy coming home. Bell’s introduction included describing Bell a “real Reds hire,” a “Cincinnati native,” a “Cincinnati guy,” his “family ties” to father and front office […]

The Cincinnati Reds have conducted twelve interviews in the ongoing search for a manager. Last week, it was reported that the Reds were going to narrow down the candidates and conduct a second round of interviews: The second round of interviews is expected to begin next week. According to Williams, no one has been told […]

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is a reporter who Walt Jocketty and Bob Castellini will have in their old paper rolodexes. Either would be comfortable whipping open a flip phone and giving Sherman an off the record quote.  #Reds are said to be looking more for face of franchise type as manager so […]

The template couldn’t be clearer.  Take a look at the managers leading teams that remain in the postseason, each hired in the last four years.  Craig Counsell, 48, Milwaukee Brewers (2015-18) A.J. Hinch, 44, Houston Astros (2015-18) Dave Roberts, 46, LA Dodgers (2016-18) Alex Cora, 42, Boston Red Sox (2018) They had a combined three […]

The latest in the Reds manager search from Dick Williams (per John Fay) this afternoon is that the team has contacted Eduardo Perez, but he isn’t scheduled for an interview. The end of the month is still the target date to get a new manager in place. They’ll work through this round of interviews before […]

I’m 23. In my lifetime, the Reds have 3 winning seasons I can actually remember — Joe Cheek (@Joe_Cheek) September 24, 2018 I saw this tweet last week and nearly gasped. We all know things have been difficult and disappointing in Redleg Nation for many years. But my experience as a Reds fan beginning in […]

The 66-94 Reds host the 81-78 Pirates in this season’s penultimate game at Great American Ball Park today at 4:10 Eastern time. In this series of season-ending game previews, we took a look at what we’ve learned this year about the position players on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll review what we’ve learned this year about the […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]