A year ago, I wrote about the Reds offseason trade chips because Dick Williams said the front office might pursue pitching help for 2018. As we now know, the Reds didn’t add any starters in the offseason, hoping instead for a return to health and form for Anthony Desclafani, Homer Bailey, and Brandon Finnegan. That […]

Doug Gray and I got together this week to discuss where Nick Senzel and Hunter Greene stand after frustrating seasons for the Reds’ top two prospects. We also talked about which Cincinnati prospects are the most valuable in trade discussions over the upcoming winter, and Doug revealed his Reds minor league players of the year. […]

For years, I’ve followed both Jonah Keri’s and Fangraphs’ versions of establishing top-50 MLB Trade Value lists. Both annual rankings seek to provide an idea of how the baseball industry values its players, creating a sort of “absolute value” for what players could fetch on the open market. It’s a delicate balance of friendly contracts, […]

OF Taylor Trammell (.276/.371/.406/.777 at A+ Daytona) has become the third top Reds prospect to find his way to the DL. Trammell has been placed on the Daytona Tortugas DL with concussion symptoms. He was removed from Tuesday nights game after crashing into the OF wall. Top Reds prospects IF Nick Senzel (surgery for a […]

Hunter Greene gets most of the hype among Reds pitching prospects. Robert Stephenson and Cody Reed are the big names vying for chances in Triple-A. But down in Double-A Pensacola, Tony Santillan is quietly having a breakthrough season. In the process, he’s becoming someone who could conceivably contribute to the big-league club as soon as […]

I’m back from vacation, Jason Linden joined me to discuss the lack of activity at the trade deadline for the Cincinnati Reds. While recording, we discovered that Reds uber-prospect Hunter Greene was injured and is out for the season. It’s not my fault! Lots of fun on this week’s episode. Enjoy! Music for this episode […]

Tonight’s game is rained out. Day-night double-header tomorrow. Still processing the terrible, horrible, no good news about Hunter Greene’s frayed right ulnar collateral ligament. Doesn’t always mean surgery. Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen are clear and present examples where rehab alone was enough. But the injury often does require surgery, eventually. The kind named after […]

Update #Reds will play a split doubleheader tomorrow. https://t.co/oMShNWqdNa — Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) August 3, 2018 In the wake of the Reds’ third straight defeat Thursday night, Manager Jim Riggleman said he, General Manager Nick Krall and Executive Advisor Walt Jocketty would be discussing some matters, including Tyler Mahle’s fourth straight terrible start. There is […]

From the #Reds: RHP Hunter Greene, the Reds’ top pick in the 2017 first-year player draft, today went on Class A Dayton’s disabled list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will not pitch for the Dragons the rest of the season. — John Fay (@johnfayman) August 3, 2018 Steve MancusoSteve […]

The Reds made only one move before the July 31st trade deadline. They acquired OF Preston Tucker (1 for 4 with Reds thus far), SP Matt Wisler (He went 5 IP allowing 1 R, 5 H, and 0 BB with 5 SO in his first start with the AAA Bats.) and SP Lucas Sims (Has […]

When a team allows six home runs in game, its chances of winning are incredibly low. That’s exactly what happened to the Reds last night, and the result went exactly the way one would imagine. The club is now 0-4 against the Phillies this season and could use a strong performance from their pitching staff […]

A few weeks back, I wrote a retrospective of the 2005 Houston Astros, who overcame a dreadful 15-30 start to not only reach the postseason, but make it all the way to the World Series. This year’s Reds club also got off to a 15-30 start, so the Astros seemed like the perfect “best case […]