Earlier today, Steve discussed Joey Votto’s MVP candidacy, and took a sweet little trip down memory lane. The votes have now been tabulated, and the winner announced. Your 2017 National League Most Valuable player is Giancarlo Stanton. Well, maybe he’s your MVP. My MVP is Joey Votto. Votto finished just two points behind Stanton in […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Carrington, Chad Dotson, Chris Garber, Bill Lack and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is your favorite Reds player since 2000? Nick: Don’t make me choose! I loved Ken Griffey Jr. That swing is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. However, the constant injuries meant […]

This weekend — Sunday at 1:30 p.m., to be precise — Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The cap on his plaque won’t have a wishbone-C, but Junior is a Cincinnati legend, and we should all remember him that way. Who can forget that day in February of […]

First, the truth. When Nation editor Steve Mancuso asked for a quick 100-word prediction of the 2016 Cincinnati Reds, I almost wrote: “I hope these Reds aren’t as bad as the team in 1982.” The train wreck in 1982 resulted in a record of 61-101. The Engineer of that debacle was General Manager Dick Wagner. […]

  We asked the writing staff to offer up to 100 words in answer to the question: What would you consider a successful season for the 2016 Cincinnati Reds? They were told they could frame their answers in terms of wins and losses or otherwise. Please add your own answers in the comments section. Here’s […]

In his first year as general manager for the Reds, Walt Jocketty traded Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Remember the Dallas Buck Era? Dunn had become a fixture in Great American Ball Park’s left field. And while the word fixture might conjure up Dunn’s aptitude playing defense in left field, one thing is for […]

The former Red received 437 of 440 votes. That’s more than 99 percent, a record. No word yet on who the three dissenters were. Congrats Junior! Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to […]

Ah, the summer of 1989 … Tim Burton’s Batman was released with Michael Keaton as superhero and Jack Nicholson as the Joker … Robin Williams starred in Dead Poets Society … An album by New Kids on the Block topped the charts … George Michael wrapped up his Faith tour … Dynasty, Moonlighting and Miami Vice finished their […]

Before Mike Leake, I was nothing more than a casual baseball fan. I sat at home keeping score while watching Reds’ games, and yes, I pored over the box scores every sweltering summer morning. But that was always a product of my nerdiness not a true neurosis over the game. Before Mike Leake, I lamented […]

2013 is looking good so far. Despite injuries to their #1 starter, starting leftfielder and cleanup hitter and catcher, the Reds are thick in the race for the Division as Memorial Day awaits. Their MVP is a Boy Named Choo, Votto is hitting like Votto and Bruce looks like he is in the beginning of […]

December 10, 1982: The Cincinnati Reds, seeking to boost their outfield team, traded prospect pitcher Scott Brown to the Kansas City Royals for injured Royals phenom outfielder, Clint Hurdle. In March, 1978, Clint Hurdle made the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine as baseball’s next phenom (see here). He was one of the most hyped rookie […]

November 18, 1970: Reds catcher Johnny Bench wins the first of his two Most Valuable Player Awards. The 22-year-old batted .293 with 45 home runs and 148 rbi, 35 doubles, 97 runs, and a .932 OPS (141 OPS+). Bench led the league in homers and rbi and won his third consecutive Gold Glove for defensive […]