Back on August 28th, Reds beat writer Zach Buchanan quoted Reds GM Dick Williams in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here’s a quick excerpt: “We’d like to get the most talented player we can get,” said Reds general manager Dick Williams. “We’ll just have to see what that money level is. I think we’d rather concentrate our […]

The Cincinnati Reds (53-74) will try to avoid being swept at GABP to the Chicago Cubs (68-57) tonight at 7:10. The Reds pitching has allowed 22 runs through the first two games. The Reds will send rookie Sal Romano to the mound tonight. Starting Pitchers PITCHERS IP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP fWAR Sal Romano 45.2 […]

A season ago, the Cubs lead the MLB in walks with 656 on their way to winning the World Series. Pitchers simply have to throw strikes to the Cubs, or they will take walks all day long. Pitchers cannot get by with tempting pitches outside of the zone very often. The first seven pitches that […]

The Cincinnati Reds (9-8) will host the Chicago Cubs (9-7) today at 1:10. The Reds lost a heartbreak last night, 6-5 in 11 innings. The Reds have now lost six of their last eight games. The Reds have now fallen to second place in the NL Central, a half game behind the Cubs. Starting Pitchers […]

The Cincinnati Reds (29-47) continue their seven game homestand as they begin a three game series against the Chicago Cubs (48-26) tonight at 7:10. The Reds lost the first three games of the homestand against the Padres, but were able to get a 3-0 win yesterday in the series finale. The Cubs still hold a […]

I am back covering the NL Central after a week off. I hope you can excuse me for missing last week, but I feel like getting married is a pretty decent excuse. Thanks to Steve for his very kind congratulatory post, and for all those who sent their best wishes. Our old friend Richard Fitch […]

The Cubs only went 3-3 this last week! They even got swept in a doubleheader at home to the Padres. They did however take 2 of 3 from the Pirates over the weekend, and are now a ridiculous 15-3 against the NL Central in 2016. The Cubs still by far have the best record (27-9) […]

The Cincinnati Reds (8-7) begin a four game series at Great American Ball Park tonight against the first place Chicago Cubs (11-4). The Reds are coming off a series win against the Colorado Rockies. The Reds did however get swept last week by the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cubs come into town with the […]

[Central Intelligence will be a day early this week, since the Cardinals and Pirates begin the 2016 season on Sunday. – Editor] 2016 will be another intruging year in the NL Central. The young rising starts in Chicago are the new favorites, but the Cardinals and Pirates are right there as well. The Cardinals have won […]

A few weeks ago, I, along with eleven other baseball nuts, created a dynasty fantasy baseball league meant to last for five years. Now, the idea behind the league was to draft once and never again. It would be a dynasty league in the truest sense of the word. I say this because a five-year […]

“Pitching wins championships”: that’s the phrase that weak hitting teams use to validate their fringy playoff chances. You can’t have it all, these GMs seem to say, so might as well focus on what gives us the best shot at having it all. But as seen from Nick Doran’s post this morning, the Cubs have […]

The Reds season obviously didn’t go as well as we would have hoped. That doesn’t mean we have to completely forget about baseball until pitchers and catchers report next February. The 2015 MLB postseason looks like it could bring a couple thrilling weeks. There are a bunch of former Reds playing, and six teams that […]