Last week’s news that the four-man outfield rotation was over, or at the very least on hold, probably did not come as a surprise to anyone, given how poor the overall performance has been. It makes sense to give three guys consistent reps to try to find their rhythm. The surprise still came, however, as […]

Note: Permit us to introduce Jackson Thurnquist, the newest member of the Redleg Nation family. Jackson will be writing regularly here at the Nation throughout the 2018 season. Please make him feel welcome! Check out the previous installments of our Redleg Nation 2018 Season Preview series: —Shortstop Until last year, the Reds never had to […]

Hamilton, Duvall, Schebler, Winker…four names to occupy three spots in the Reds’ outfield. At the end of the day it’s a good problem to have, but the Reds’ front office will have to make some decisions in the near future regarding what they want their outfield of the future to look like. Although it’s a […]

Welcome to your 100% gorilla mention-free game thread. Tonight’s game three of the Reds (17-35) against the Rockies (24-28) starts at 8:40 PM. BP is out with an owie ankle. It is, in the stirring words of Bryan Price, “not better enough.” THE HORROR This past Halloween, I saw a kid dressed as Donald Trump. I thought, “Cute kid! […]

• Mr. Intangible Reports coming out of Cleveland indicate that Marlon Byrd has tested positive for PED. If they prove accurate, it will be Byrd’s second violation. He was suspended for 50 games in 2012. Byrd is hitting .270/.326/.452 for Cleveland. He played in three of the four games against the Reds, going 5-14, scoring 4 runs […]

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 […]

Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Aroldis Chapman and Todd Frazier have all been sent packing in service to the cause of rebuild-reboot-recycle. Depending on how you look at it, add Marlon Byrd, Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon to the discard pile. Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips remain as significant players that could offer the club a […]

Twelve players who were on the Reds 25-man Opening Day 2015 roster are no longer with the organization: C: Brayan Peña IF: Kristopher Negron, Chris Dominguez OF: Brennan Boesch, Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker SP: Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis RP: Burke Badenhop, Kevin Gregg, Manny Parra Five players who were chosen for the Opening […]

[5/5] The Reds have been a bad, bad team for large chunks of the past two seasons. They finished with the second-worst record in baseball this year. Injuries indeed played a substantial role. That factor exonerates the manager, who can only play the healthy bodies available to him. The failure to do a better job […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (61-84) 3 10 0 San Francisco Giants (77-69) 5 12 1 W: Peavy (7-6) L: Lorenzen (4-9) S: Casilla (34) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –With a sixth-inning double, Joey Votto reached base for the 35th consecutive game. He was 2-4 with two runs scored in […]

[This article was co-authored by Mike Maffie and Steve Mancuso.] Paul Daugherty has authored a paper trail of criticism directed at Joey Votto that stretches farther than one of the slugger’s trademark opposite-field home runs. Daugherty, a sportswriter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, has written columns that questioned Votto’s toughness, willingness to play through injury and then criticized Votto’s […]

Another day, another loss for the Cincinnati Reds. You can mark that down as seven straight losses. Even the cool “Los Rojos” jerseys for Tony Perez weekend couldn’t bring the Reds any good luck. David Holmberg pitched poorly again for the Reds. He gave up a home run to the second batter of the game, A.J. Pollack, […]