“Filling a current need.” Bryan Price was asked before today’s game if Michael Lorenzen might be used as a starting pitcher. That’s an idea long advocated by many here at Redleg Nation. Lorenzen himself says he would like to start. Price’s response was horrifying. He said, in part: “(Lorenzen’s) not a reliever because we don’t […]

I was happy to see Steve recently reference Norm Charlton’s contributions as a starter during Cincinnati’s 1990 World Championship season. Twenty-seven years later, most Reds fans remember Charlton as a Nasty Boy, a hard-throwing setup man (and occasional Mike Scioscia bulldozer) who set the stage commendably for his fellow Nasties Rob Dibble and Randy Myers. […]

If they stick around long enough, baseball general managers tend to get reputations. Jim “Ralph” Bowden would chase a five tool prospect for years. Wayne Krivsky never met a two-year contract extension he didn’t like. Billy Beane’s approach was detailed in Moneyball, while Brian Sabean is perceived to put more emphasis on scouting and intangibles.  The reality is never this simple, […]

Let’s take a breather from the current product and check in with some notable 2014 Reds that aren’t with the organization anymore, including prospects that were seemingly part of the club’s future. Players listed in alphabetical order. Jonathan Broxton, RP, Milwaukee Brewers Transaction: Traded to the Brewers on August 31 for Kevin Shackelford and Barrett […]

Discussing expectations for 2015, Brandon Phillips said, “Our goal coming to spring training is to win the World Series, and if we stay healthy and go out there and play small-ball and do the right things, I feel like we can achieve our goal as a team.” We know the Reds didn’t stay healthy in […]

“The importance of the shoulder in hitting is underestimated,” says Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Center, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject. ”Trying to re-establish ones mechanics after (shoulder) surgery is a complex process. It’s extremely delicate. It involves rebuilding strength, and all that goes into the swing from the […]

Much attention has been put on the Reds’ situation out there in left field this offseason, leading to the trade for Marlon Byrd. Some think Byrd isn’t a large enough improvement to make a difference in the 2015 Reds. Even if that ends up being the case there still remains another way to drastically improve […]

Reports (Chris Cotillo) indicate the Reds made two roster moves today that surprised no one. First, the club picked up the option on Johnny Cueto’s 2015 contract, paying the starting pitcher $10 million this season. Absent a further negotiated extension, Cueto will become a free agent. Second, they declined Jack Hannahan’s $4 million option and instead […]

Daniel Corcino filled in brilliantly in his first career MLB start, after Reds scheduled starter Mat Latos was scratched because of a bone bruise. Corcino allowed just two hits in six innings, but it wasn’t enough. The Brewers got a walk-off win off Jumbo Diaz, a big win for a struggling team still fighting for a playoff […]

[This post was written by Jux Berg, who has his own website at Bergonsports.com and @bergonsports on Twitter. Thanks, Jux. — spm] An argument can be made that heading into 2014, Cincinnati’s roster was solid enough to return playoff baseball to Great American Ballpark. It just so happened that an incomprehensible ten out of Cincy’s […]

[This post was written by Warren Leeman, better known in these parts and the frozen tundra as Shchi Cossack. He’s decloaked for a moment at our request to elaborate on a comment he wrote a few days ago. — spm] The Old Cossack never throws in the towel on a season until the Reds are […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (61-61) 3 11 0 Colorado Rockies (47-75) 2 6 0 W: Cueto (15-6) L: Ottavino (0-4) S: Chapman (26) Box Score | Play-by-Play | Game Thread | Photos | Win Probability The Reds ended their three game losing streak with a 3-2 win. Cueto pitched 8.0 innings of two run baseball, and the […]