Redsfest takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The hours are 3-10:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Latest details here. For those who’ve never attended before, Redsfest is a gigantic indoor fair, including autograph and photo booths with current and former Reds players, interactive games, giveaways, game-used […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 2 W: M. Leake (8-4) L: J. Hellweg (0-3) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Hey, that Mike Leake is pretty good. Leake pitched into the ninth inning today, giving up two runs on four hits in eight and a third. –Good to see Shin-Soo Choo have a good […]

The Cincinnati Reds are moving up in class. After feasting for more than two weeks on teams with losing records, the Reds (31-19) now begin a 13-game stretch against clubs with records on the smiling side of the standings, starting with a unique four-game home/away series against Cleveland (27-22). MLB has reduced the length of […]

The off-day seems like a reasonable time to take a detailed look at where the Reds stand with one-sixth of the 2013 season in the record books. Sample sizes remain too small to offer meaningful extrapolation forward, but we can certainly make comparisons of the situation now to that of a month ago. And a […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 13 St. Louis 4 W: S. LeCure (1-0) L: M. Boggs (0-1) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –I just love spoiling the Cardinals’ home opener. –The Reds were battling all day, drawing to within one run of the Cards on three different occasion, but trailing all the way. Then, in […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL — 13 innings Los Angeles (AL) 3 Cincinnati 1 W: M. Lowe (1-0) L: J. Hoover (0-1) S: E. Frieri (1) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Reds baseball is back! –Johnny Cueto was very, very good today: 7 innings, three hits, one run, nine strikeouts. Classic Cueto, and it was fun […]

Welcome to the end of this series. I hope everyone has enjoyed it. I’ve certainly enjoyed reading your comments and I’ve really appreciated all the feedback from you. Last year, when I made this update, a lot had changed. Ryan Madson was hurt. Todd Frazier was sent down. This time, well, not much has changed. […]

Herewith is Grantland’s 2013 NL Central Preview.  Jonah Keri explains why Cincinnati is the favorite, bows down before the baseball’s resident hitting savant, and warns that a drop in defense and a less than serendipitous year from the starting rotation could leave the Reds in a dogfight with the Club that Must Not Be Named. […]

Shin-Soo Choo 2012 Slash Line: .283/.373/.441 (Stubbs: .213/.277/.333) 2013 Projection: .290/.380/.450 2012 Stubbs WAR: 1.3 2013 Best Guess Choo WAR: 4.0 Projected Difference: +2.7 2013 Floor: 2.0 2013 Ceiling: 6.0 It is absolutely no secret that the Reds expect to be better from the leadoff spot in the order this year. I mean, really, who […]

Loyal members of Redleg Nation provided in-depth, comprehensive coverage of the three Reds caravans last month. We’re hoping to extend that reporting to spring training in Arizona. If any of you attend spring training games and want to file first-hand reports, just send them to me at steve@redlegnation.com and I’ll post them at the site. […]

Spring Training isn’t as dramatic as it was years ago. There was genuine competition for jobs, rotations were being established, and many times this lasted into the last week of spring training. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen anymore; it’s just that with long term contracts and the salary structure of the game, it […]

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 […]