When the Reds fired pitching coach Mack Jenkins on April 18, they brought in Danny Darwin from Double-A Pensacola to take over the job. One of his goals for the team’s pitching staff: get them to throw inside with more regularity. “We’re going to pitch inside. That’s one thing that needs to happen here, try […]

The post-Price era begins today. What should’ve been a routine off-day in the middle of April turned into quite the eventful ordeal yesterday, as the Reds (3-15) fired manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins after an abysmal start to the season. Today will mark the first game with former bench coach Jim Riggleman […]

This week’s respondents are Jason Linden, Bill Lack, Chris Garber, Steve Mancuso, and me (I’m Chad Dotson). Our Weekly Reds Obsession: How hot is Bryan Price’s seat? Jason: I have no idea how hot his seat is. I really don’t think he’ll be managing the Reds next year, but if he isn’t let go in […]

Editor’s Note: I hope you will join me in welcoming Adam Taylor to the Redleg Nation family. Please make him feel welcome! — Chad Dotson One name to watch in the battle for bullpen openings is Barrett Astin. Astin is a 25-year-old, right-handed pitcher and former third round pick out of Arkansas. He was acquired […]

To me, 2016 was a disastrous baseball season for the Cincinnati Reds. They finished in last place. They were no-hit. They blew leads. Their bullpen wasn’t just bad but historically bad. And while it’s true that no one expected anything from the Reds last year, it was still a painful thing to watch or listen […]

I spent the Independence Day weekend in our nation’s capital (Washington, D.C., for those of you who flunked Civics), and it was a good time, as always. I lived in that town for three years during the 90s, and it holds a special place in my heart. Since I was with my family on this […]

The Reds have fired pitching coach Mark Riggins, according to a report from Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here is the report: The Cincinnati Reds have fired pitching coach Mark Riggins, the team announced Monday morning. He will be replaced by bullpen coach Mack Jenkins, with Triple-A pitching coach Ted Power taking over Jenkins’ […]

Have you listened to the most recent episodes of Redleg Nation Radio? If not, you really should do that. Bill Lack sat down for some very interesting conversations about the upcoming season with Devin Mesoraco, Chris Welsh, and Mack Jenkins in the last few weeks. We’ve mentioned it before, but our friends over at the […]

Our Bill Lack was joined by Reds bullpen coach Mack Jenkins in the latest edition of Redleg Nation Radio. It’s an enlightening conversation you won’t want to miss! You can listen with the player at the bottom of this post or right-click here to download the mp3 file to listen at your leisure. For links […]

You may have heard that the Reds hired a new manager. His name is Bryan Price. He used to be Cincinnati’s pitching coach, but then the Reds fired their previous manager (that guy’s name was Dusty Baker), and Price was installed as the field general. What’s that, you say? You already knew all this? Well, […]

Cleaning up some loose ends from the last couple of days; here’s this, from Mark Sheldon: Longtime organizational man Mack Jenkins had never heard of the job of assistant pitching coach in the big leagues before, certainly not on the Reds. But when the role was offered, he was more than happy to accept. “I’m […]