So how bad is it? It snowed on April 9. In the first week of the 2018 season, the Reds lost as many starting players (2) as they had wins. Manager Bryan Price was still making some head-scratching decisions. Some were saying the season is over after just 8 games. It hasn’t gotten better, as […]

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 […]

Here’s the first wave of roster moves. Expect more soon: The Reds announced this afternoon that outfielder Tyler Holt, infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, catcher Rafael Lopez and right-handed pitchers Matt Magill and Jon Moscot have cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Louisville, thus removing each from the team’s 40-man roster. By all reports, Holt, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The second half of the 2016 season began yesterday, and it couldn’t have gotten here quickly enough, right? I’m sure you’re all excited to see how the last 73 games of the season play out for the ol’ Redlegs. The reason I say that the second half couldn’t get here quickly enough is that it […]

Statcast has unleashed a bevy of new, fascinating data for baseball fans to take in that will only get more interesting and helpful in evaluating players as time goes on. Last week, I broke down a relatively new concept to the world of baseball in spin rates, what they mean for each pitch, and which Reds pitchers […]

With All-Star Game coming up next week, the trading deadline is right around the corner.  It will be interesting to see if the Reds are able to make any moves and what the return from them will be.  Hopefully they will bring some more good young talent our way to stock the farm.  With that, […]

The Reds are on a bit of a roll and have Anthony DeSclafani back in the rotation now.  The bullpen is about to get a boost as Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are due to return from their rehab assignments next week.  We also just had Jose Peraza called up to replace an injured Jordan […]

It is a beautiful June night for baseball with game time temperatures expected to be about 70 degrees. The Cincinnati Reds (21-36) play host to the St. Louis Cardinals (30-27) for the first time this season. It’s the first meeting between these teams since the Reds lost two of three in St. Louis back in mid-April. […]

When the Reds jumped out to a 5-0 lead the collective Redleg Nation mind began to boggle. An improbable five-game winning streak for a last-place club. Searches for pictures of statues holding brooms. Joy over a series sweep against a first-place team, Dusty Baker’s first-place team. The absurd notion that the Reds might be an […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Bengals (17-35) 4 8 0 Denver Broncos (24-27) 17 19 0 W: Gray (3-2) L: Moscot (0-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto hit his ninth home run. That’s three homers in his last five games. Fingers crossed; it appears that Votto is finally heating up. […]