[This post was written by loyal Nation member Ron Smith, a regular commenter under the name Old-school. We asked Ron to elaborate on a comment he made a couple days ago that we considered very thought-provoking. And he did! Thanks, Ron!] “We’ve just come to a point where we’re not going to lose anymore” –Bob […]

The Reds minor league teams wrap up regular season play this week.  Two of the teams, Pensacola and Billings will then be competing in their league playoffs.  The AZL Reds were eliminated from the Arizona League playoffs as they lost 8-1 to the AZL Mariners last week in the single first round playoff game. The […]

We’ve got about 4 weeks left in the Minor League season and 3 weeks until the Major League rosters can expand for September call ups.  Hopefully service time issues won’t affect who we’ll get to see called up.  Getting to see some of these prospects we’ve been hearing and reading about is about all we […]

The trade deadline has come and gone.  The Reds dealt Jay Bruce to the New York Mets for 2B Dilson Herrera and LH SP Max Wotell.  Jay Bruce will be sorely missed in the Red’s lineup.  The Reds recalled  OF Scott Schebler (.311/.370/.564/.934 at AAA), who was just named the International League Player of the […]

The Reds are playing some pretty good baseball.  They have now won 2 of 3 in four straight series coming out of the All Star break.  Jose Peraza is a bench player throughout unfortunately.  Maybe Rip Van Jocketty will wake up long enough to pull off a deal or two before the trade deadline that […]

Here are some updates and observations from down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds claimed Jake Elmore off waivers from the A’s and assigned him to the Bats. Elmore is a 27 year old RH hitting 2B/SS and has seen some time at 3B and even a few games in the OF. He […]

Let’s check in down on the Farm and see how the minor league teams are getting along. AAA Louisville Bats Columbus Clippers SP Tyler Cloyd tossed a no hitter yesterday against the Bats in a 13-0 Columbus win.  He allowed no walks, his only blemish was when Donnie Murphy was HBP in the 9th and […]

The Reds made some acquisitions to restock the upper part of the farm this week.  Let’s take a look at the new players and other happenings down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Reds brought in some reinforcements for Bats starting pitching staff after the departure of Chien-Ming Wang last week.  Wang is one […]