Good news report from Bryan Price today on the health of first baseman Joey Votto. “Votto has been monitored by Reds strength and conditioning coach Sean Marohn during the offseason. ‘The last report when Sean was up in Toronto earlier this month was very, very good,’ Price said. ‘The strength was outstanding, the stamina was good […]

Let’s recap this afternoon’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 5 Chicago (NL) 0 W: B. Arroyo (11-9) L: C. Rusin (2-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES — The Reds finished their sweep of the Cubs, who had just taken two of three from the Cardinals. The team is now three games out of first place and one game behind […]

It’s been 173 days since Buster Posey hit that grand slam (not that I’ve actually counted). But with Johnny Cueto’s first pitch today, we’ll officially and finally turn the page to 2013. Manager Mike Scoscia, the longest tenured manager in baseball, leads the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim into Great American Ball Park for a […]

The Reds play the Chicago White Sox today at Goodyear Park. First pitch at 4:05 p.m. ET and broadcast by WSAI 1360 out of Cincinnati. Shin-Soo Choo continues to sit out after suffering back spasms on Friday. C. Trent Rosecrans has Choo saying: “There’s no reason to push it right now,” Choo said. “It’s spring training. […]

The Reds travel to the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to play the Colorado Rockies tonight. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET and is broadcast on WLW. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is a partnership of the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The 11,000-seat ballpark, plus […]

After a day off, the Reds play the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in Goodyear. WLW will broadcast the game, which starts at 10:05 ET. JoeyMVP (.522 OBP) returns after playing for Team Canada in the WBC. The Reds’ first baseman had this to say about his experience (per John Fay): “It was good to be […]

One of the loyal members of the Nation pointed out in a comment tonight that MLB posted their first “power rankings” of the season. Here are the top 12 teams: Washington Harpers Los Angeles Angels San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers Toronto Blue Jays Los Angeles Dodgers Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves Texas Rangers Tampa Bay Rays […]

NOTE: The game is being broadcast for free at MLB.com. Let’s welcome Shin-Soo Choo back to the lineup today. The Reds’ lead-off hitter had been held out of a few games due to a sore quadricep muscle. Choo will hit in the DH slot, but not play in the OF. Ryan Hanigan remains sidelined with […]

According to John Fay, JoeyMVP has decided to play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Joey Votto will play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. He will join the team Wednesday. He won’t play against the Reds in Wednesday’s game. Look here for updates later. UPDATE: Mark Sheldon has this quote […]

Loyal members of Redleg Nation provided in-depth, comprehensive coverage of the three Reds caravans last month. We’re hoping to extend that reporting to spring training in Arizona. If any of you attend spring training games and want to file first-hand reports, just send them to me at steve@redlegnation.com and I’ll post them at the site. […]

Mark Sheldon is reporting that Reds’ right fielder Jay Bruce is interested in negotiating an extension that would essentially make him a Cincinnati Reds player for life. Reds right fielder Jay Bruce has long-term commitments on his mind of late — both of the personal and professional variety. In a couple of weeks, Bruce will […]

The 2012 San Francisco Giants rank just above the middle of the National League in hitting, finishing seventh in team OPS (Reds were sixth). Keep in mind the Giants’ home field is severely favorable to pitchers, while the Reds play their games in a Little League park. Nonetheless, San Francisco hit more home scored more runs […]