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 […]

The 66-94 Reds host the 81-78 Pirates in this season’s penultimate game at Great American Ball Park today at 4:10 Eastern time. In this series of season-ending game previews, we took a look at what we’ve learned this year about the position players on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll review what we’ve learned this year about the […]

Way back at the beginning of this fateful season, when some of us were convinced the Reds could sneak into the playoffs, I decided to make some predictions. My crystal ball was full of optimism, hopeful that young players could step forward and that the front office would do something, anything that made sense. I […]

After Eugenio Suarez allowed a grounder to roll between his legs, right after he and Scooter Gennett couldn’t be bothered to hold on to the ball on simple, consecutive tag plays, and right after Suarez airmailed a throw to first base, it occurred to me last night that watching the Reds had become morbid habit, […]

The end of the 2018 season is rapidly approaching, and there are fewer answers in the Reds’ starting rotation than there were at the beginning of the year. It’s the most glaring weakness remaining for the team as it hopes to end its rebuild in the near future. The offense is one of the better […]

It’s the final game of the season against the Cubs (87-61), and the Reds (63-86) will try to end the series on a high note. After starting the season 7-3 against Chicago, Cincinnati has now fallen in its last eight games to their division rival. In the first two games of the current series, the […]

You might recall the Reds sweeping a 4-game series from the Dodgers earlier this season. It kicked off the Era of Good Feels that lasted just long enough to undermine the Reds’ resolve to do what they needed to at the trade deadline. Raisel Iglesais had three saves in that series, the same number he’s […]

As was the case Saturday, the start time of today’s finale to the four-game series with San Diego has been changed. Today’s change is from the original scheduled start time of 1:10 p.m. to 4:10 Eastern time, due to weather considerations. The forecast for the time period during the game: CINCINNATI @Reds FORECAST: Take the […]

A signal that there may still be some desire by the Cincinnati Reds front office and ownership to win baseball games was transmitted at midday today from Great American Ball Park: At a season ticket holder luncheon, Riggleman announced that Tyler Mahle will replace Homer Bailey in the rotation #Reds — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) September […]

Mark Sheldon with the apparent scoop: At a season ticket holder luncheon, Riggleman announced that Tyler Mahle will replace Homer Bailey in the rotation #Reds — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) September 7, 2018 Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly […]

Bill Lack and I decided to identify the positives from the 2018 Cincinnati Reds season, and there are some, if you can believe it! Unfortunately, we were also forced to address the ongoing Homer Bailey saga…plus a retrospective on the incredible life lived by Burt Reynolds. Music for this episode provided by Freekbass, a big […]

The Nation has been consumed by gifs of late and it’s all Chad Dotson’s fault. Well, actually I can’t know that for sure — it could be Jason Linden or Steve Mancuso or one of the other editors with keys to the Twitter machine. Regardless, on September 4, 2018, someone decided to tweet this: Let's […]