The Pittsburgh Pirates have become the kind of organization many hope the Reds will become. They have a forward thinking front office that uses both advanced data and excellent scouting to build a strong roster in spite of their resource limitations. The Pirates had a payroll of just over $86 million last season but that […]

The Cubs are making a serious run at the St. Louis Cardinals here in mid-May. The Cubs have won 6 of their last 7 games, and now find themselves just 4.0 games behind the Cardinals. This past week was an impressive response from the young Cubs, who just a week ago went 2-5, including dropping […]

Former Red, Edinson Volquez took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, before Devin Mesoraco broke it up with a leadoff single. The Reds would eventually take a 1-0 lead in the 8th inning, courtesy of another hit by Mesoraco. Jonathan Broxton couldn’t hold the lead in 8th inning though, as he allowed two earned runs […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 19 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 8/9/14 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week: 2) 65-53, 1st Place, 512 RS, 478 RA (+34) The Brewers had an impressive week, taking two of three games from both the Giants and the Dodgers. The result was the Brewers […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 18 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 8/2/14. 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2) 59-51, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB, 409 RS, 407 RA (+2) The Cardinals may have just gone 3-3 over the last week, but they now sit just one game behind Milwaukee. […]

The Reds released their roster for tonight’s Wild Card play-in game. No, none of these guys are on it. Pirates roster is here. Josh Harrison, Princeton High School grad and Cincinnati native made it. Joe West will be the home plate umpire. Here’s an article at FanGraphs discussing West’s strike zone. Burn this into your identity. […]