Everyone knows That Guy. He’s the one who eats pizza with soy sauce and calls its a superfood. He’s the one who does the robot transitioning into the worm whenever he’s forced to dance. The one who played four sports in high school and still talks about it. That Guy is always the subject of water […]

Just when you thought that the Reds ordeal with Aroldis Chapman was over, it isn’t. The best arm on the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff was destined for a trade a week ago for much-needed prospects. No longer would Reds fans be frustrated at the lack of use of Aroldis Chapman out of the bullpen (an […]

Musings from Midway, Kentucky on a rainy Friday morning: Dick Williams, Trojan Horse?  Wouldn’t it be delicious irony if the Reds end up modernizing their baseball operation through the jagged path of nepotism? It’s possible, even likely, that had Bob Castellini conducted an open process for finding his next GM the Reds CEO never would […]

For some time now, I thought it might be a good idea to start doing a Mailbag feature here at Redleg Nation. In fact, almost two years ago, I added one of those reminders to my phone so that I wouldn’t forget that I had this great idea to start doing a mailbag feature. Mostly, […]

With the 2015 season winding down, the Reds are destined for 90+ losses one year after dropping 86 games. For the second year in a row, the general feeling surrounding the club’s performance seems confined to a limited sorrow-filled breadth ranging between an upcoming trip to the dentist’s office and attending the wedding of a […]

We know Brandon Finnegan wants to be a starter. We know the Reds harbor the same feelings. But can prudence and patience prevail over rushed, unsound logic in the Reds’ latest reliever-to-starter experiment? To Bryan Price’s credit, everything we’ve heard points to him pining for Aroldis Chapman to start during his days as Dusty Baker’s […]

With the win last night, The San Francisco Giants (76-68) have a four game winning streak as they try to climb back into the playoff picture: seven games out with 18 to play. The Cincinnati Reds (60-83) are looking to sink those plans in the Bay City. STARTING PITCHERS PITCHER ERA FIP HR/9 BB% K% […]

In Part I of my dialogue with Chris Heisey, the former Reds outfielder and I chatted about him speaking to the Little League World Series runners-up; how he originally wanted to play baseball and basketball at Messiah College; what he has in common with Pirates reliever Tony Watson, Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick, and White Sox […]

Games like Tuesday serve as a healthy reminder that Michael Lorenzen started exactly zero games during his three years at Cal State Fullerton and tallied only 28 starts in 49 minor league games from 2013-15. Translation: Lorenzen is very much a neophyte when it comes to pitching at the major-league level, and it’s been quite the frustrating […]

We’ve all been sentimental here at Redleg Nation about Johnny Cueto being traded to Kansas City. I’ve personally drowned my sorrows as much as anyone. Reds fans everywhere are waxing poetic about Cueto, what he has meant to the club, and how he will go down in franchise history. Mike Leake has now been traded […]

They say good-byes come in waves. That’s been true in my experience. I’m bracing for another one. The Reds’ place in the standings and the harsh financial reality of baseball will conspire to produce a tsunami of farewells. With news breaking today that the club has traded Johnny Cueto to Kansas City, it’s started. * * * In […]

Everyone was expecting the B-team lineup today. Reds fans have become so accustomed to the phenomenon that it has a nickname – the Dusty Baker Sunday Special. Social media was atwitter in anticipation and with good reason. Bryan Price had every justification to rest his starters and play the bench. In recent years, the Reds have been […]