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 […]

The first seven games, non-bullpen content Do whatever mental gymnastics necessary to bracket off the bullpen for a minute. The Reds are 5-2 and have won series against the Phillies and Pirates. They’re tied for second in the division. In both their losses, they were ahead in the 8th inning. Beyond the record – we […]

The World Series is now over, so that means free agency has officially begun. The Reds wasted no time making a bunch of moves this evening. Here they are: — The Reds declined Skip Schumaker’s $2.5 million option for 2016. The Reds will have to pay Skip $500k as a buyout. Skip finishes his two […]

Final R H E New York Mets (86-67) 6 <b12 0 Cincinnati Reds (63-89) 4 11 0 W: Goeddel (1-1) L: Parra (1-2) S: Familia (42) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Four Reds had two hits: Ivan DeJesus Jr. (2-5, run scored), Joey Votto (2-3, walk), Brandon Phillips (2-4, 2 RBI), Eugenio […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (61-84) 5 9 1 Milwaukee Brewers (77-69) 3 7 0 W: Finnegan (1-0) L: Davies (1-2) S: Chapman (31) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –First big league start for Brandon Finnegan, who was acquired from Kansas City in the Johnny Cueto trade, and it went pretty […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (60-83) 3 7 2 San Francisco Giants (76-68) 5 7 0 W: Kontos (3-2) L: Sampson (2-5) S: Casilla (33) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Ramon Cabrera was 4-4 tonight with a double. Good for that kid. –In the seventh inning, Jay Bruce absolutely destroyed a […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (88-52) 0 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (58-81) 11 13 1 W: Lamb (1-3) L: Garcia (8-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The Reds scored eleven. The Cardinals scored zero. This is a good thing. An almost unbelievable thing, really. –How about Todd Frazier, who may […]

The Reds’ 2015 campaign can be broken down into four separate segments: Segment 1: The 4-0 start — remember Todd Frazier’s Opening Day thunderbolt? — and Bryan Price’s blow-up. Segment 2: Season-ending injuries to Devin Mesoraco and Homer Bailey as well as a nine-game losing streak in May curtailed any chance the Reds possessed at playoff contention. Segment […]

Ryan Mattheus gave up a leadoff walk in the bottom of the tenth. A single, bunt, intentional walk and fly ball later, the Arizona Diamondbacks had won the game and the series. The good news is that Aroldis Chapman was warmed up and available to pitch the 11th inning if the Reds got the lead. […]

The Cincinnati Reds (47-56) have won four of their last six games against the top two teams in the NL Central. The Reds are using five rookies in the starting rotation and looking for their second straight series win against the St. Louis Cardinals (67-38). The Cardinals want revenge after being shut out in each […]

With news today that Manny Parra has been placed on the disabled list, a number of people have asked the legitimate question: Why did the Reds wait so long to trade Parra? That seems like a reasonable inquiry, so we combed the internets and found not just one, but the ten best reasons. Here’s the […]

The Cincinnati Reds (40-49) begin a series of four games over the next three days against the Chicago Cubs (49-41). The Cubs are currently in third place in the division and 8 games out of first place. They do hold a slim one game lead over the Giants for the second wild card spot. STARTING […]