Whether I was reeling from the cumulative effects of a multi-season rebuild or because I was nonplussed by an offseason in which the Reds’ only notable acquisitions were thirty-something journeymen relievers, I nearly scrapped my annual spring training road trip this year. “I never go to Phoenix to see the Reds play the Diamondbacks during […]

There’s a theater in St. Louis that all through the summer and up until Halloween screens cult classic films every weekend at midnight. Each weekend brings a different film and a different crowd. There was Office Space, The Room, and My Neighbor Totero already this year. The whole event culminates in a two-weekend extravaganza for The Rocky Horror Picture […]

Over the past 15 months, no pitcher has started more games for the Reds than Tim Adleman. While that sentence alone tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the ongoing state of the rebuild, this is not an attempt to question the decision-makers who sent a 29-year-old who’s rarely mentioned as a […]

The trade deadline is always an exciting time for baseball fans, as contending teams look to add the final pieces for a pennant push and non-contending clubs attempt to shape their rosters for the future. For the better part of the last decade and a half, the Reds have fallen into the latter category, and […]

Yesterday, we looked at how the Reds’ Lake Wobegon offense (everybody’s above average) led to the team’s first winning record in a decade. Today, the pitching. Pitching is quite a bit harder to parse than hitting, at least to my meager number-crunching skills. Regardless, we again used the pre-season ZiPS projections, and through-Sunday actual pitching […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Kris Negron (Louisville) 1-2, double, 2 RBI AAA Durham 4 – Louisville 2 (Game 5; Durham wins series 3-2) For the third consecutive season, the Durham Bulls have ended the Louisville Bats season.  This time it comes in the decisive game 5 of the first round of the playoffs.  Jeremy […]

Games Played on 09/10/10 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville LF Todd Frazier: He went 1 for 4 with a seventh inning two run HR that provided the winning margin for the Bats. AAA Louisville 2 – Durham 1 (The Bats lead the 5 G series 2-1) Todd Frazier went 1 for 4 with […]

Sorry guys, I got busy at work yesterday and was unable to publish the Down on the Farm report.  I am making up for it today by recapping the last 2 days of minor league games. Minor League Player of the Day for Monday: Billy Hamilton (Billings): 3-4, homerun, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, 5 […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Dave Sappelt (Louisville) 3-5, 2 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored. AAA Louisville 8 – Toledo 0 Yonder Alonso (12th), Danny Dorn (11th), and Devin Mesoraco (3rd) each homered for the Bats in the win.  For Alonso and Mesoraco, their homeruns were their only hits of the […]

Micah Owings was designated for assignment today to make room on the forty-man roster for Yasmani Grandal. I’m not surprised — I predicted as much last night in the thread linked above — but I’m disappointed nonetheless. Micah Owings is one of the good guys, and he’s never really been given a good opportunity by […]

Games Played on 08/11/10 Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton P Jacob Johnson: He got no decision as he went 6 IP and gave up 0 R on 1 H and 1 BB with 8 K. AAA Louisville 4 – Toledo 3 Todd Frazier went 3 for 4 with a 2B. Wladimir Balentien went […]

Games Played on 08/06/10 Minor League Player of the Day: AZL Reds 1B Jaren Matthews: He went 3 for 3 with a 2B and 2 BB. AAA Louisville 8 – Norfolk 7 Todd Frazier went 2 for 3 with 2 BB and a SB. Wladimir Balentien went 3 for 5 with a 2B. Chris Denove […]