With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

Everyone knows it. Me, Chad, The Nation, everybody. The Reds need to obtain a veteran starting pitcher who can reliably show up on the mound every fifth day, give them (dare I say?) 180 innings of work and anchor the pitching staff. Given that the Reds are a small market team, getting one through free […]

There’s a theater in St. Louis that all through the summer and up until Halloween screens cult classic films every weekend at midnight. Each weekend brings a different film and a different crowd. There was Office Space, The Room, and My Neighbor Totero already this year. The whole event culminates in a two-weekend extravaganza for The Rocky Horror Picture […]

After waving silent bats for 8 innings, the Reds struck for two runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game. Then Devin Mesoraco, batting for the first time tonight, blasted a 99-mph fastball to left center for a walk-off homer. In play run(s). ‘Twas an exciting start for the home stand. Before […]

Sammy Ellis passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. Most of the Nation has probably never heard of Sammy Ellis. He only pitched for the Reds from 1963-1967. He’s not in the Reds Hall of Fame. But for three pivotal years, Sammy Ellis was an integral part of the Cincinnati Reds as a right-handed starting […]

No, it’s not an off-day. That’s when we usually post the latest edition of NSRT, but with the way the Reds are playing these last couple of games, we kinda wish it were an off-day, right? I have a lot of dumb things on my mind, so let’s do this… –The Reds’ bullpen is not […]

The trade deadline rapidly approaches, and I expect the rumor mill to start spitting out nonsense at any moment. The Reds could use some help in a couple of areas, and we’re already hearing that they’ll look for relievers (again), but get ready for the silly season. That’s not why I’m gathering you here today, […]

The state of the Nation is strong.  For now.  Will it stay that way? No, I’m not talking about the team. The Redlegs are in tall clover right now. Out of town tryouts in Arizona are underway for the team that won 97 last year. Leading roles have been cast. Understudies will be determined during […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Milwaukee 6 Cincinnati 3 W: R. Wolf (13-9) L: B. Arroyo (8-12) S: J. Axford (43) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Joey Votto went 3-4 with three RBI. That guy is simply a joy to watch every single night. A great, great player. –Brandon Phillips had a couple of hits. NEGATIVES […]

The first-place Milwaukee Brewers come to town today to face a Reds team that has won three in a row. Bronson Arroyo will face Randy Wolf, and Arroyo will be looking to avoid giving up a homer. Should Arroyo surrender a longball, however, he’ll set the Reds record for most homers allowed in a season, […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 7 Colorado 12 W: A. White (2-1) L: M. Maloney (0-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Chris Heisey went 3-4 with two homers, two RBI, and three runs scored. –Heisey’s second home run came in the fifth inning. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce promptly homered after that, giving the Reds […]

My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball away from the bat. Satchel Paige In 2004 Eric Milton won 14 games for the  Philadelphia Phillies. He also allowed 43 home runs which, amazingly, wasn’t the most allowed in the game that season (Jamie Moyer, 44) but nevertheless, that total WAS the 5th most HRs […]