The Reds four full season minor league teams open play two weeks from now. The AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos, A+ Daytona Tortugas, and A Dayton Dragons all begin play on Thursday, April 5th. The AAA Louisville Bats start their season the following day on Friday, April 6th. I figured it would be best to not […]

John Sickels is one of the best, most experienced analysts when it comes to prospects. Yesterday, he posted his list of Top 20 prospects in the Reds system. Go read the entire post. But read his grading scale carefully before you decide he’s got certain players too low. Sickels’ conclusion about the Reds’ system overall: […]

The Astros and Cubs — two teams still wearing their uniforms — did it. So will the Reds. It’s when we’ll know for sure that the rebuilding is finally over. Or at least when the Reds front office thinks that moment has arrived. We’ll see those final roster moves. Dick Williams will package a group […]

Following a loss in the series opener last night, the Reds (61-80) are back at it tonight to face the Mets (61-79) for the second of four games this weekend in Citi Field. To avoid a losing record, Cincinnati needs to go at least 20-1 over the last 21 games. I think they can do […]

The Reds sweep the Brewers who are a team in the playoff hunt. That’s nice, but it’s not helping the Reds outlook in next years draft. They are now on pace for a 70 -92 record for the season. This would currently be good for the 7th spot in next year’s draft. They’re going to […]

With the ill timed injuries to Scott Feldman and Zack Cozart, the Reds are pretty much standing on the sidelines this year watching the other teams being active as we approach this years trade deadline.  Meanwhile, the Reds are currently in line for the 4th overall pick in the baseball draft next June.  At least […]

OF Jesse Winker, .305/.386/.391/.777 at AAA, is back in Louisville. Winker will remain there to get regular playing time while he waits for a spot to open up for him in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Dick Williams will be entertaining offers for whatever healthy pieces he has left in an effort to improve the club before the […]

This is how it’s supposed to work. Strong starting pitching followed by a shutdown bullpen. Following that precise recipe yesterday and today produced a series win against the Arizona Diamondbacks and — no kidding — a winning road trip. The Reds enter the All-Star Game break with a 39-49 record. That’s good for last place […]

It’s a busy week for the Reds down on the farm. There are lots of player promotions to cover. Let’s start with the players recently promoted from the farm up to the Reds. OF Jesse Winker, .317/.399/.411/.810 at AAA, got the call up to the Reds to provide an extra bat for the bench and […]

The AAA All-Star Game will be on July 12th. You can vote for your favorite Bats here. Pensacola will be hosting the AA Southern League All-Star game on June 20th. Players were selected by a vote of league field managers, radio broadcasters, general managers and print media. The Blue Wahoos will be well represented by […]

A few weeks ago at a social gathering filled with awkward small talk and eventual exhaustion, I was forced to make conversation with a group of people, only one of whom I knew beforehand. Where the situation could have so easily turned to the weather or music tastes or staring at your shoes during the […]

Playoffs Pensacola defeated the Mississippi Braves 6-5 in the first game of a best of five Southern League Division playoff series.  They unfortunately then lost three straight games to the Braves (5-0, 9-2, and 4-2) and are now eliminated from the Southern League playoffs. Billings swept the Great Falls Voyagers two games to none (7-3 […]