Seth Shaner is an occasional contributor to Redleg Nation. His last piece was about the Reds’ outfield rotation. There I was, waiting for my gas tank to fill up on a scorching July day in Ohio, when I came across a blog post on the Cincinnati Enquirer Facebook page. The headline grabbed me with the […]

The Reds play the LA Angels today at Goodyear Ballpark. Game time is 3:05 p.m. ET. Radio broadcast on WSAI-1360. Here is the Reds lineup: Billy Hamilton CF Cliff Pennington SS Joey Votto 1B Eugenio Suarez 3B Phil Gosselin DH Scooter Gennett 2B Tucker Barnhart C Patrick Kivlehan RF Ben Revere LF Sal Romano makes […]

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 […]

Lots of interesting decisions are going to be made today with respect to the composition of Cincinnati’s 40-man roster: The deadline to protect players on the 40-man roster is Friday. Those eligible for the Rule 5 Draft include anyone not on the 40-man roster who was signed as an 18-year-old in 2012, or at 19 […]

The drip-drip-drip of transactional news continued today. Immediately after the end of the World Series — the Series finished earlier this morning; did you watch it? — teams can begin announcing transactions and eligible players declare for free agency. The Cincinnati Reds had two such players, pitchers Alfredo Simon and Ross Ohlendorf. As expected: Ross […]

So long, John Lamb. We barely knew you. I confirmed reports that #reds traded LHP John Lamb to Rays for cash considerations. @JonHeyman reported 1st. — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) November 2, 2016 The Cincinnati Reds have traded Lamb to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player named Cash Considerations. I can’t find any […]

The Cincinnati Reds made some roster moves today: #Reds transactions for Thursday. 40-man roster is now full, plus Alfredo Simon on the 60-day DL. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 27, 2016 So John Lamb has been designated for assignment. Lamb is out of options, but with the lefty having undergone recent back surgery, I […]

One of the most important decisions facing the Cincinnati Reds front office is whether to use Michael Lorenzen in the starting rotation or assign him to the bullpen. Issue: Lorenzen pitched for the Reds as a starter in 2015 and as a reliever in 2016. It is beyond debate Lorenzen was more effective in 2016. Behold […]

Yes, we have known for a long time that Cincinnati’s pitching has been brutal this year. Yes, this staff broke the record for most home runs allowed in a single season. Yes, they’ve been almost impossible to watch at times. But do we really need to keep being reminded? Last week, FiveThirtyEight declared that the […]

The Reds pitching staff has had a tough time this season. They currently sport the fourth worst ERA (4.89) and are dead last in both xFIP (4.79) and pitcher WAR (-0.9). They also just set a Major League record for home runs allowed and we have twelve games left (raise the banner!). We’ve seen some improvement […]

How about a quick snapshot of what the Reds have been doing since the All-Star break, while we’re waiting for an update on Homer Bailey’s arm? The Reds have played 40 games in the second half of the season, which represents about 1/4 of the full year. Their record in those games: 23-17. Over the […]

On Sunday July 10, Miami reliever Dustin McGowan retired Ramon Cabrera on a routine groundout, closing out a ho-hum 7-3 win and a series sweep for the Marlins. The Reds record stood at 32-57, a dismal 25 games below .500. The All-Star break provided a merciful interruption to their dreary slide into baseball’s cellar. Joey […]