As you know, Cincinnati’s 2018 first round pick was Jonathan India, a third baseman from the University of Florida. It has been interesting to watch as the Reds appear to have learned an important lesson from their refusal to try their top prospect, Nick Senzel, at any other position — despite the athleticism to play […]

In this episode, Jason Linden and I break down the latest news about the Cincinnati Reds. That includes good news about Cincinnati’s top prospect, Nick Senzel, and some bad news as well. Also: the latest on the Reds managerial search, and some encouraging thoughts about the process. Even better: another edition of Viewer Mail! Music […]

Well, this is just wonderful. Nick Senzel, the Reds’ top prospect who they refused to promote to the majors last April, now needs surgery on his elbow (after missing the end of the season with a broken finger). Details from the Enquirer: Senzel told the Enquirer that he needs surgery to remove bone spurs in […]

The season is now over. It was not great. It was really, really not great. Mostly because of pitching. I wrote about that here. But there is one aspect of the team fans should feel good about. Because of injuries and slumps, it wasn’t so apparent at the end of the season, but the offense […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]

A year ago, I wrote about the Reds offseason trade chips because Dick Williams said the front office might pursue pitching help for 2018. As we now know, the Reds didn’t add any starters in the offseason, hoping instead for a return to health and form for Anthony Desclafani, Homer Bailey, and Brandon Finnegan. That […]

In my latest column over at Cincinnati Magazine, I tried to figure out how to summarize the 2018 Reds season. The sub-headline over there is a pretty good description of the column: “Despite another last place finish, the Reds actually improved this season -— but fan patience is hanging by a thread.” I’m here to […]

Way back at the beginning of this fateful season, when some of us were convinced the Reds could sneak into the playoffs, I decided to make some predictions. My crystal ball was full of optimism, hopeful that young players could step forward and that the front office would do something, anything that made sense. I […]

Doug Gray and I got together this week to discuss where Nick Senzel and Hunter Greene stand after frustrating seasons for the Reds’ top two prospects. We also talked about which Cincinnati prospects are the most valuable in trade discussions over the upcoming winter, and Doug revealed his Reds minor league players of the year. […]

The minor league season is now complete as we await for the Arizona Fall League to begin play on October 9th. The Reds had three farm teams compete in post season competition. The AA Pensacola team qualified for the playoffs by clinching a 2nd half wild card spot. They lost the first round best of […]

The end of the 2018 season is rapidly approaching, and there are fewer answers in the Reds’ starting rotation than there were at the beginning of the year. It’s the most glaring weakness remaining for the team as it hopes to end its rebuild in the near future. The offense is one of the better […]

The days when the Reds (63-85) were atop the NL Central and the Cubs (86-61) were rebuilding seem like centuries ago. Last night, the Reds dropped their seventh straight game to their division foes to make a 90-loss season look even more likely. Cincinnati would have to finish its last 14 games with a 10-4 record […]