Home runs, blown saves, and a habit of breaking your heart: these are the things that defined the Reds’ bullpen in 2016. Not even a year later, what was a major detriment for the Reds in 2016 has turned out to be a major catalyst for them in 2017. Stale inconsistent veteran pitching has been […]

During a two-week stretch last April the Reds and Cubs played seven times. If you bracket off a 13-5 Cincinnati win, the Cubs slaughtered the Reds 55-7. Not a typo. Not the Ohio State-Rutgers football score. The Reds began those two weeks 5-1 and finished 9-10. We know the misery that followed. The Cubs went […]

As reported by the Enquirer’s Zach Buchanan: Reds are claiming 1B Christian Walker from the Braves and designating Jumbo Diaz for assignment — Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) March 6, 2017 Jumbo Diaz left for the World Baseball Classic yesterday, and today we discover that he has been designated for assignment: The 33-year-old Diaz is out of […]

The Reds fell 8-2 to the defending American League Champions in the first game at Goodyear this spring. Eugenio Suarez homered in his spring debut, but the Reds were only able to score 2 runs despite 14 hits. Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton, Amir Garrett, Dilson Herrera, and others made their 2017 debuts for the Reds. […]

After yesterday’s heartbreaking loss, the Cincinnati Reds (0-1) return to action this afternoon in a spring training game against their cross-state rival, the Cleveland Indians. The game will be at Cleveland’s spring home…which also happens to be the Reds’ spring home: Goodyear, Arizona. Today’s game will be broadcast by Fox Sports Ohio (in Cleveland) at […]

The 2016 Cincinnati Reds bullpen wasn’t just bad in the first half of the season – they were historically bad. Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated chronicled just how bad: From April 11 through May 5, the unit allowed at least one run in 23 straight games; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, that broke the previous […]

News: The Miami Marlins have a handshake agreement to sell the club for $1.6 billion to a New York real estate developer. Thoughts: Whether or not the sale goes through (and there are concerns the purchaser may not be liquid enough to get the deal approved by MLB), remember this report the next time any […]

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 […]

Dick Williams–the Reds general manager or the guy in charge of the rebuild or the guy who took over for Walt Jocketty or the guy who literally pilots the Reds off-the-field decisions and thus holds a fair amount of importance in this baseball world we choose to inhabit–mentioned the other day that the Reds will be […]

As is now customary, the Reds (the ones under contract at least) hosted their third consecutive Halloween party Sunday night while Game 5 of the World Series played in the background. The tradition was a favorite of Reds from years past, with each iteration from 1996 to 2009 gradually getting wilder and wilder. Austin Kearns […]

The Reds pitching staff has been largely terrible in 2016. A whopping 31 pitchers (and Tyler Holt) took the mound for the club, allowing an MLB record 251 home runs (as of Tuesday night) and posting a collective 0.0 fWAR as a group, the third-worst mark in baseball history. While the overall numbers make it look […]

Final — Game 1 R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (73-74) 10 11 3 Cincinnati Reds (62-85) 4 10 3 W: Taillon (4-4) L: DeSclafani (8-4) S: LeBlanc (1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score   Final — Game 2 R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (74-74) 7 11 0 Cincinnati Reds (62-86) 3 7 1 W: […]