Once again this season — in addition to my duties here at the Worldwide Leader for Reds Commentary and Analysis — I made a commitment to write about the Cincinnati Reds for Cincinnati Magazine.   Here’s an excerpt of my most recent piece for the Magazine: What’s the plan here? Were they planning to call […]

The official Reds Twitter account @Reds has followed on the announcement of Bryan Price’s replacement as Reds manager with a series of Tweets featuring quotes from GM Dick Williams and interim manager Jim Riggleman. The theme of the day is that this is a time for urgency; and, the team should must not be comfortable […]

As the Reds’ worst start of the regular season since the Great Depression has unfolded, fans of the team are looking for answers, and in some cases, heads. Everyone from Bob Castellini to Dick Williams to Bryan Price has been roundly criticized here at Redleg Nation and elsewhere. One very important point for everyone to […]

Cueeeto. Cueeeto. Cueeeto. The chanting started quietly but quickly became audible on the television broadcast. The crowd at McFadden’s, a bar just across the street from PNC Park, joined in. I started to tense up as I was behind enemy lines and did not have much ammunition with the Reds facing an early 1-0 deficit. […]

If you are only following my work here at Redleg Nation, you’re missing out. While I love Redleg Nation and the crew we have here, every single day I’m writing about the Cincinnati Reds farm system over at RedsMinorLeagues.com. While I was out in Goodyear covering the minor league side of spring training, I had […]

Baseball fans tend to forget just how hard this game is at the highest level. We expect prospects that succeed in the minors to transition to the Major Leagues seamlessly. That doesn’t happen often. A pitcher’s development is rarely linear. He may have several peaks and valleys in a short period of time or struggle […]

Should Nick Senzel be developed as a shortstop? Or a third baseman? Or a second baseman? That question has been on the minds of Reds management for weeks. Senzel’s best position is third base, but that spot belongs to Eugenio Suarez, he of the seven-year contract extension. In the press conference announcing Suarez’s new contract, […]

Quantifying how hot any particular manager’s or front office executive’s or face of the franchise’s seat is at any given time is a foolhardy endeavor with no good answers. Unless you are the owner of the franchise. Then it’s not so much a hot seat as much as how you’re going to do payroll for […]

[This report was submitted by loyal Nation member and super Reds fan John Rohrig — who comments here as WVRedlegs — who has reported for RN from the Charleston caravan stop each of the last few years. Lots of great information. Thanks, John!] Friday night, January 26, 2018, the Reds Caravan East Tour leg rolled […]

Over at Fangraphs, Jeff Sullivan has organized a couple of polls, the results of which give us a glimpse into what Reds fans think of the people who are running the franchise. Today, Sullivan released the “Complete Team Ownership Ratings,” which is this: It should be very obvious that we don’t actually know that much […]

You are really going to want to read this outstanding piece by Zach Buchanan in the Enquirer. It’s about the off-season training work that Reds legend Barry Larkin does, in Orlando, with players around baseball, including Cincinnati prospects Shed Long and Jesse Winker. We’ve heard about the training sessions — dubbed B-Lark University by Mariners […]

Today was the deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures with all arbitration-eligible players: By 1 p.m. ET on Friday, teams were required to exchange salary figures with all of their remaining arbitration-eligible players. But the significance of that deadline varies depending on the club. For many, it’s simply a landmark in the […]