It’s only May 9th, but the Cubs are already running away with the NL Central. The Cubs have won 7 straight games, and are already 7.5 games ahead of the second place Pirates. Speaking of the Pirates, they been playing great baseball against everyone other the Cubs. The Pirates are currently just 0.5 games out […]

The Pittsburgh Pirates have become the kind of organization many hope the Reds will become. They have a forward thinking front office that uses both advanced data and excellent scouting to build a strong roster in spite of their resource limitations. The Pirates had a payroll of just over $86 million last season but that […]

The Reds and Pirates will meet this weekend for the final series before the All-Star break.  The Reds and Pirates both come into this series hot.  The Reds are 13-6 in their last 19 games, and the Pirates are 12-6 in their last 18 games (although the Pirates did just lose 3 of 4 to […]

The Reds released their roster for tonight’s Wild Card play-in game. No, none of these guys are on it. Pirates roster is here. Josh Harrison, Princeton High School grad and Cincinnati native made it. Joe West will be the home plate umpire. Here’s an article at FanGraphs discussing West’s strike zone. Burn this into your identity. […]