The 2017 MLB post-season is upon us and, alas, our beloved Cincinnati Reds did not qualify for any hot playoff action this year. Yesterday, our staff here at Redleg Nation made our playoff predictions, and you all laughed at our sub-par prognostication ability. Now that the respective Division Series’ have begun, we can all settle […]

Last week, I had an opportunity to visit New York City again and it was a blast. (It always is.) Saw a couple of Broadway musicals, a couple of concerts, a Tottenham Hotspur soccer game…and the Reds happened to be in town, as well. I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to check out the […]

[This post was written by loyal Nation member Ron Smith, a regular commenter under the name Old-school. We asked Ron to elaborate on a comment he made a couple days ago that we considered very thought-provoking. And he did! Thanks, Ron!] “We’ve just come to a point where we’re not going to lose anymore” –Bob […]

New York Yankees shortstop (and former Cincinnati Red) Didi Gregorius is out for 6-8 weeks with a shoulder strain. In the wake of that injury, the Yanks are trying to decide whether to pursue an option outside the organization to pick up the slack until Gregorius returns. Enter Zack Cozart, according to this report: While […]

We listen to Thom and The Creeper. We take our cues from Marty and pick up pitching insights from The Cowboy. We experience the sublime Grande-ness of George. I thought it would be interesting to hear what the Reds Buzz sounds like from the perspective of the New York baseball media. Gary Cohen and Ron […]

The Bench 2012 Slash Line*: .235/.286/.347 2013 Projection: .250/.310/.380 2012 WAR: -0.2 2012 WAR/600 PA: -0.1 2013 Best Guess WAR/600 PA: 1.0 Projected Difference: +1.1/600 PA *The 2012 bench for the purposes of the above calculations was: Chris Heisey, Scott Rolen, Xavier Paul, Miguel Cairo, Wilson Valdez, Mike Costanzo, Henry Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius, Willie Harris, […]

Our long lead-off nightmare is over. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Reds GM Walt Jocketty has traded Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius for Cleveland outfielder Shin Soo Choo and utility IF Jason Donald [update: plus $3.5 million to the Reds]. Here’s the most important thing […]

Danny Knobler at CBS Sports broke the news about an hour ago that the Reds are in the advanced stages of trade discussions with Cleveland. The Reds would trade Drew Stubbs and DiDi Gregorius for Shin Soo Choo. The report says the Reds would play Choo in centerfield, where he hasn’t played much recently. The […]

FOX reporter Jon Paul Morosi reports the Reds are drawing considerable interest at the winter GM meetings in CA, since many teams are looking for a shortstop. Jocketty confirmed with Morosi that the Reds would be willing to part with either Zack Cozart or Didi Gregorius, the two shortstops on the Reds 40-man roster, if […]

Something constructive to take your mind off the NLCS and the Baker extension: The 2013 contract status for the players on the 2012 Reds major league roster and the initial payroll situation. 2013 CONTRACT STATUS Signed – team control, agreed salary amount (2012 > 2013) Joey Votto ($9.5 m > $17 m) Brandon Phillips ($12 m […]

I know we’re all in hyper-playoff mode, but didn’t want this nugget from Mark Sheldon to get by us… ST. LOUIS — It’s been hinted and largely expected, but now it will definitely happen next season. Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton is switching positions, going from shortstop to center field. “There are a lot of […]

To wrap up our little series, it’s time to take a look at who will be the last man on the bench. Right now, the Reds have three bench spots locked up. They’ll go to Todd Frazier, Chris Heisey, and the second catcher (probably Dioner Navarro). After that, it gets a little murky. There are […]