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 […]

The Reds flung a lot of mud at the wall in 2018. They smeared Homer Bailey hoping he’d stick around long enough to justify his long term contract. The Reds tossed a crumbled up, dried out heap of Brandon Finnegan wishing he’d come together and cling to the starting rotation. They rolled up and slung […]

The Short Version: I dunno what to tell you. This isn’t fun. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (65-88) 0 2 0 Milwaukee Brewers (87-66) 7 7 0 W: Gonzalez (9-11) L: Harvey (7-9) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Scooter Gennett reached base three times, on a single and two walks. (He […]

The Reds swept the Chicago Cubs in a four games series in Cincinnati in June. Since then, before today, the Reds were 1-8 against the Cubs. Today’s win makes the Reds 8-11 for the season series. That’s the best record for the Reds against any NL Central opponent. The Reds are 24-46 in the division […]

1987 was Eric Davis’ best season. His combination of power, speed and defense produced 7.9 WAR at age 25. That’s the highest single-season total for any Reds position player since. He mashed 37 homers, stole 50 bases and drew 84 walks. Davis won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger. It was also the year the […]

My latest column for Cincinnati Magazine explores whether Bob Castellini’s ownership team is meddling in the decisions of the baseball operations department: Last week, I opined thusly: Dick Williams is a smart guy. Reds general manager Nick Krall is smart. There is no reason to believe they don’t understand the perils of short-term decision-making at […]

Here’s my latest piece for Cincinnati Magazine. You’ve all heard the curious statement by Reds’ president of baseball operations Dick Williams about the “winning culture” around the Reds. I have a little different response to that quote, and that’s the focus of this week’s column. Here’s the conclusion: And management needs to be doing everything […]