Eugenio Suarez’s fractured thumb raises anew the issue of when the Reds should call up their top prospect, Nick Senzel. Borrowing from an old post, here’s a quick refresher of the labor framework and math of service time considerations and how they relate to Senzel. Years of Team Control As determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement […]

Yes, I appreciate the irony of an optimistic post about the Reds built around a metaphor of brightening skies while the Opening Day game is rained out. But let’s persist and use the overcast and now unoccupied moment to assess where the Reds stand in relation to being good. Reconstruction of the team progressed too […]

Note: Permit us to introduce Jackson Thurnquist, the newest member of the Redleg Nation family. Jackson will be writing regularly here at the Nation throughout the 2018 season. Please make him feel welcome! Check out the previous installments of our Redleg Nation 2018 Season Preview series: —Shortstop Until last year, the Reds never had to […]

The Reds acquired second baseman Dilson Herrera in a trade for popular former outfielder Jay Bruce back in August of 2016. Herrera has a really nice bat and has been a well-regarded prospect throughout his professional career — and debuted in the major leagues as a 20-year-old back in 2014 — but he’s out of […]

As I noted the last time around, sometimes, I like to poke around the Play Index over at Baseball Reference. If you aren’t a subscriber, I urge you to consider it. I love it. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was thinking about Jesse Winker’s rookie season, which will be 2018. (He’s still a rookie, according […]

I’m sure that at least once in human history, Christmas has fallen on a Monday, but not within my immediate memory. Because I would remember the absolute Mass placement hysteria every single Catholic is experiencing right now. The feast day, which one of Mass obligation, is not waived. And neither is the 4th Sunday of […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Doran, Nick Carrington, the inimitable Mary Beth Ellis, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which particular Reds team was your favorite? Nick D: I was too young to remember the Big Red Machine days, so I will take the 1999 Reds team that won 96 games and missed the […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Kirby, Chris Garber, Clay Marshall, Ashley Davis, and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: When will the Reds return to the playoffs? Nick: I believe the Reds were a healthy rotation away from being a .500 team last year. I think this team returns to the playoffs by 2019. I […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Carrington, Chad Dotson, Chris Garber, Bill Lack and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is your favorite Reds player since 2000? Nick: Don’t make me choose! I loved Ken Griffey Jr. That swing is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. However, the constant injuries meant […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Carrington, Chad Dotson, Chris Garber, Bill Lack and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: What is your best Reds memory ever? Nick: Probably Jay Bruce’s Clinchmas home run. I watch it every year. It had been so long since the Reds had reached the postseason. My father would talk about the […]

The 2017 MLB post-season is upon us and, alas, our beloved Cincinnati Reds did not qualify for any hot playoff action this year. Yesterday, our staff here at Redleg Nation made our playoff predictions, and you all laughed at our sub-par prognostication ability. Now that the respective Division Series’ have begun, we can all settle […]

Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (68-80) 2 7 0 Cincinnati Reds (64-84) 4 9 0 W: Homer Bailey (5-8)  L: Chad Kuhl (7-11)  SV: Raisel Iglesias (27) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Look out, Indians; the Reds are coming for your winning streak record — only 21 games to go! After another losing road trip, Cincinnati […]