I am on special assignment this week making sure the ocean is still there, so no Championship Track. Instead, please enjoy this piece about how Joey Votto is good. I spend a lot of time clicking around and playing with numbers and trying to look at the different ways we can define a player as […]

Editor: This is the fourth installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! Part 1: Remembering 007’s […]

Imagine, for a minute, that you make it to the major leagues and you’re just 19 years old. Imagine you hit a grand slam home run in your second game. Imagine you win a starting position as a 20-year old and put together a WAR of 6.5 and only one other player in baseball history […]

Editor: This is the third installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! Part 1: Remembering 007’s […]

I recently wrote an article on the worst starts in Reds modern history. The term “modern history” for most Reds fans is the 1956 season– Frank Robinson’s rookie year. But now– after a 3-15 start– the 2018 Cincinnati Reds are reaching very dangerous territory. The 1931 Reds started off 2-17. From 1931-1934, the Reds were […]

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the integration of the Cincinnati Reds roster. Fittingly, the color line was broken in Milwaukee, where the 2018 Reds will be playing tonight. It’s a story told in our new book – The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds. There’s an entire chapter […]

So how bad is it? It snowed on April 9. In the first week of the 2018 season, the Reds lost as many starting players (2) as they had wins. Manager Bryan Price was still making some head-scratching decisions. Some were saying the season is over after just 8 games. It hasn’t gotten better, as […]

Editor: This is the first installment of a season-long series by our resident Reds historian, John Ring. The series will examine the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Cincinnati Reds, a team on the brink (of huge success) playing during a year that it seemed the world was on the brink. Enjoy! 1968. It was a […]

In the long history of the Cincinnati Reds, there have been seven Rookie of the Year winners. Most were in the 1960s, with three different players winning during that decade. For all but one year (1966), the Reds had a winning record when a Red won the award. Four of the seven were All-Stars the […]

As I noted the last time around, sometimes, I like to poke around the Play Index over at Baseball Reference. If you aren’t a subscriber, I urge you to consider it. I love it. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was thinking about Jesse Winker’s rookie season, which will be 2018. (He’s still a rookie, according […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which Reds player who played before you were born do you wish you had been able to watch? Matt: The player that comes to mind first is Joe Morgan. Looking at the WAR numbers make it […]

The Reds’ position players overall performance in 2017 was anything but a disappointment. The unit as a whole took a considerable step forward as several players put together career years. Perhaps none was as important to the long-term success of the franchise as Eugenio Suarez. Suarez’s 2017 was a definitive breakout year both at the […]