Yesterday, we took a look at the 2017 Reds and where they stood among others at their position around the major league. What we discovered was that the Reds really need major upgrades to the pitching staff if they expect to compete in 2017. As I was putting together that piece, I thought it might […]

Ross Ohlendorf will be pitching for Yakult Swallows in Japan in 2017. Signs for guaranteed $1.6M with 400K in reachable incentives. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 27, 2016 Ross Ohlendorf, a whipping boy for many Cincinnati fans, will take his distinctive windup and pitching motion to Tokyo, Japan, where he’ll play for the Yakult Swallows in […]

Thoughts about a few current events: The Votto-Cueto Moment Last year it was Todd Frazier’s heart-pounding win in the Home Run Derby – the highlight of an otherwise dreary season for Reds fans. Joey Votto’s second at bat against Johnny Cueto last night wasn’t on that grand of a stage. But at least to this […]

Based on a few reported roster moves and injury discussions, it sounds like the Reds have reached a final roster for Opening Day. Starting Eight Devin Mesoraco C Joey Votto 1B Brandon Phillips 2B Zack Cozart SS Eugenio Suarez 3B (Simon trade) Adam Duvall LF (Leake trade) Billy Hamilton CF Jay Bruce RF Thoughts: The […]

Opening Day. Opening Day is one game, at one place and at the Sanctuary City of Baseball on the banks of the Ohio River. To Reds fans and the City of Cincinnati, Opening Day is close to sacred. This is nothing new to readers of this web site or to Reds fans in general. 29 […]

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between MLB and the MLBPA (players’ union) establishes the framework for determining the salary of major league baseball players. Before a player reaches three years of service time, the club – and the club alone – sets the salary, limited only by minimums established by the CBA. The player has […]

With the 2015 season winding down, the Reds are destined for 90+ losses one year after dropping 86 games. For the second year in a row, the general feeling surrounding the club’s performance seems confined to a limited sorrow-filled breadth ranging between an upcoming trip to the dentist’s office and attending the wedding of a […]

Let’s take a breather from the current product and check in with some notable 2014 Reds that aren’t with the organization anymore, including prospects that were seemingly part of the club’s future. Players listed in alphabetical order. Jonathan Broxton, RP, Milwaukee Brewers Transaction: Traded to the Brewers on August 31 for Kevin Shackelford and Barrett […]

Discussing expectations for 2015, Brandon Phillips said, “Our goal coming to spring training is to win the World Series, and if we stay healthy and go out there and play small-ball and do the right things, I feel like we can achieve our goal as a team.” We know the Reds didn’t stay healthy in […]

Improvements have been few and far between this offseason, but this first week of February has had about as much activity as we’ve seen from the Reds’ front office since the Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon trades. Minor league deals have been doled out to Paul Maholm and Kevin Gregg, but Saturday also brought us […]

It’s time to trade Johnny Cueto. If you’d told me that at the end of the 2014 season, I’d have called it blasphemy. If you’d said it after the Mat Latos/Alfredo Simon deals, I’d have urged you to have faith – that Walt Jocketty has a plan. Jocketty insinuated as much himself in his interview […]

It’s rare when you’re anxious in a good way for the next shoe to drop. The Reds front office has assured fans that the trades of Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon and Chris Heisey were just the first move in a two-step solution to the Reds problems this offseason. Presumably, that next shoe will be worn by […]