Matt Harvey pitched for the Reds tonight instead of Robert Stephenson, Cody Reed or Lucas Sims. If it’s the case that the Reds couldn’t attract a decent offer for Harvey before the trade deadline, it’s hard to see that prospect improving much, if at all. How long will the Reds keep giving valuable rotation opportunities […]

It’s a monumental day in Great American Ball Park today: Joey Votto Funko Pop day. If that doesn’t give the Reds (46-58) the motivation to win, who knows what will? First pitch against the Phillies (58-45) is set for 6:40 p.m. ET. Starting Pitchers Name IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Vince Velasquez 102.1 4.05 3.81 […]

Last week’s news that the four-man outfield rotation was over, or at the very least on hold, probably did not come as a surprise to anyone, given how poor the overall performance has been. It makes sense to give three guys consistent reps to try to find their rhythm. The surprise still came, however, as […]

So, last night on Twitter, I made the egregious suggestion that Scooter Gennett was likely not a player to count on over the long term. Correspondingly, my mentions caught fire like dry brush at a fireworks show. Today, we’re gonna do something. We’re gonna look at every player currently playing a prominent role on the […]

Let’s take a brief walk down pre-rebuild memory lane shall we: 2012: Reds win NL Central with record of 97-65, Braves take Wild Card No. 1 at 94-68 2013: Reds take Wild Card No. 2 at 90-72, Braves win NL East with 96-66 record 2014: Reds (76-86) and Braves (79-83) both miss playoffs, respective rebuilds begin By the […]

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 […]