During the early part of this season, the Reds have reminded me of another Reds team from not long ago: the 2009 team. Why 2009? The Reds finished 78-84, 4th in the NL Central that season, but it was the year before the magical 2010 division championship. The Reds had a number of prospects who […]

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 […]

The 2015 Cincinnati Reds take the field this afternoon for their first Cactus League game when they play Cleveland at 1:05 Arizona time (3:05 ET) at Goodyear Ballpark. You probably saw the lineup yesterday: Billy Hamilton CF Brandon Phillips 2B Todd Frazier 3B Devin Mesoraco C Marlon Byrd LF Jay Bruce RF Zack Cozart SS […]

Reports (Chris Cotillo) indicate the Reds made two roster moves today that surprised no one. First, the club picked up the option on Johnny Cueto’s 2015 contract, paying the starting pitcher $10 million this season. Absent a further negotiated extension, Cueto will become a free agent. Second, they declined Jack Hannahan’s $4 million option and instead […]

I’m going to take a look at the Reds top level minor league depth at seasons end.  Last two weeks I covered the pitchers. This week I’ll look at the catchers and infielders.  This will be more of a who is closest to helping in the majors type of ranking rather than who has the […]

Unfortunately, we won’t be experiencing the dramatic month that the Reds and their fans had hoped, let alone October. Sure, the team still has 25 games left to play, mostly against NL Central rivals. But for those of us cheering for Bryan Price’s Reds, the expectation that the final four weeks would be a head-to-head […]

[This post was written by Jux Berg, who has his own website at Bergonsports.com and @bergonsports on Twitter. Thanks, Jux. — spm] An argument can be made that heading into 2014, Cincinnati’s roster was solid enough to return playoff baseball to Great American Ballpark. It just so happened that an incomprehensible ten out of Cincy’s […]

[This post was written by Joe Atkinson, guest columnist from earlier in the season. Thanks, Joe! — spm] I’m throwing in the towel on 2014. There are two schools of thought right now as to how the Reds should face the future: as a team that still has a chance to win this year, or […]

[This post was written by Warren Leeman, better known in these parts and the frozen tundra as Shchi Cossack. He’s decloaked for a moment at our request to elaborate on a comment he wrote a few days ago. — spm] The Old Cossack never throws in the towel on a season until the Reds are […]

Let’s stroll across the farm and see what’s going on this week. AAA Louisville Bats Neftali Soto (.336/.378/.491/.869) has hit very well since being sent down to Louisville.  He’s positioned himself as the best option in the minors right now to help out at 1B with the big club in Joey Votto’s absence.  Ruben Gotay […]

The Reds travel to Beantown to take on the defending World Series champion Red Sox.  Is it possible to look at this brief two game stint and not think about the 1975 World Series?  I guess that is one of the perks of interleague play.  It allows us to look back at some of the […]