Previous installments in the “Contracts for the New Core” series: Billy Hamilton | Eugenio Suarez | Jesse Winker As most of you reading this article know, the 2018 Cincinnati Reds season is basically over. After the worst start to a season in franchise history, and without a roster built to dig out of such a deep […]

Originally, this article was going to have nothing to do with the actual “Sleepless in Seattle” — besides the headline pun — but then I decided to refresh my memory on the movie’s plot and came across this one line summary: “A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find […]

This weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays are using one of their relief pitchers, Sergio Romo, in the first inning of games. I haven’t carefully studied the reasoning for it. At first glance though, regardless of the specific merits, it strikes me as the kind of open-minded thinking in general that I’d want my front office […]

This report from the Reds Caravan was submitted by Joe Rettig, a long-time reader and supporter of Redleg Nation. Rettig has previously reported for us from Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Goodyear, Arizona. Thanks, Joe! This Saturday, I attended the last leg of the Reds Caravan Western Tour. This was a great way for Reds fans […]

[This report was submitted by loyal (and longtime) Nation member and super Reds fan David Johnson, who comments here as “Preach,” and his son Elijah. They attended the Reds Caravan event in Columbus, OH. Lots of great information. Thanks, Preach!] “Sports science is the new Moneyball.” That was the second most interesting quote of the […]

Man, this off-season seems longer than most. There’s nothing going on…and that’s probably the best thing for this organization, or so I’m trying to believe. Either way, it’s unfortunate for a group of devoted writers who like to publish words about the Cincinnati Reds (I’m talking about Redleg Nation here). The club isn’t giving us much to […]

A starting pitcher has a larger impact on a baseball team than does a reliever. That claim is as much a matter of opinion as the operation of addition. Full-time starters throw 180-220 innings in a single season. Healthy relievers typically log 60-75 innings. 200 is more than 70. That’s why organizations tend to put […]

[This report was submitted by loyal Nation member and super Reds fan John Rohrig, who attends caravan events every year. Lots of great information. Thanks, John!] Last night the Reds Caravan East Tour rolled into Charleston, WV after a day of visiting Reds Radio affiliates in Southern WV and Eastern KY. A nice crowd awaited […]

From the Enquirer: Last week the Reds announced some organizational news: TODAY’S NEWS: Today the Reds named Ronnie Ortegon Major League assistant hitting coach, Ryan Jackson minor league hitting coordinator, Jim Riggleman manager at Louisville, Delino DeShields manager at Pensacola, Ken Griffey Sr. manager at Bakersfield, Jose Nieves manager at Dayton, Pat Kelly manager at […]