After every World Series, we case the promised land looking for a winning formula. We discover that each champion used a unique combination of pitching, hitting and defense; of run prevention and run production. The bottom line: To hoist pennants, score more runs than you give up. Teams have to figure out which players they […]

This was submitted by Joe Rettig, a long-time reader and supporter of Redleg Nation. You may recall Joe’s report earlier this season about his visit to Busch Stadium in St. Louis. This time, it’s Miller Park in Milwaukee. Thanks, Joe! The rubber match between the Reds and Brewers didn’t go the Reds way on Sunday. […]

Joey Votto is perhaps the greatest Red in the history of all Reds. You may want to say Joe Morgan or Pete Rose or Johnny Bench or Barry Larkin, but you would be wrong because none of them are Joey Votto. Not only is Joey Votto just a step below the great Ted Williams (RIP […]

Final R H E San Diego Padres (50-63) 3 7 1 Cincinnati Reds (47-67) 8 11 0 W: Wojciechowski (3-1) L: Wood (1-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Asher Wojciechowski pitched five very strong — and scoreless — innings before he ran out of gas. He allowed two homers and three runs in […]

Final R H E San Diego Padres (49-62) 3 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (46-66) 11 8 0 W: Wood (1-4) L: Chacin (11-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto. Lord. He’s out of his mind right now. And with Joey, that’s saying a lot. His post-ASG slump seems like a distant memory now. […]

In the midst of the Steroid Era in the early 2000s, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane saw other teams were undervaluing on-base percentage (among many other areas), instead placing a priority on qualities like speed and runs batted in. He realized he could put together a formidable offense without spending on high-priced sluggers and […]

The trade deadline is always an exciting time for baseball fans, as contending teams look to add the final pieces for a pennant push and non-contending clubs attempt to shape their rosters for the future. For the better part of the last decade and a half, the Reds have fallen into the latter category, and […]

It is Monday of All Star week which means it is Home Run Derby Day. In commemoration of the day, Redleg Nation decided to stage its own mythical Reds All Time Home Run Derby. Welcome to Crosley Riverfront Ball Park. The action is about to begin. First, a few words about our rules. Home Runs […]

When the rumor broke Thursday that the Washington Nationals had expressed to the Reds interest in Raisel Iglesias, I had a foot out the door about to leave town for 48 hours. I wrote a short news post and offered a couple sentences about a potential deal. Let me elaborate as we wait for another […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (30-40) 5 13 0 Tampa Bay Rays (38-36) 6 8 0 W: Cobb (6-5) L: Garrett (3-6) S: Colome (20) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Tucker Barnhart had three hits in four at-bats, including a double and a triple, and an RBI. Devin Mesoraco had two hits, […]

I love the MLB Draft, which is a weird sentence to write because the MLB Draft is universally regarded as the most anti-climactic of all the professional sports drafts. It’s just reading names that will likely never amount to much of anything and putting them in the clutches of organization they will probably never play […]

Hamilton, Duvall, Schebler, Winker…four names to occupy three spots in the Reds’ outfield. At the end of the day it’s a good problem to have, but the Reds’ front office will have to make some decisions in the near future regarding what they want their outfield of the future to look like. Although it’s a […]