Climb up here on my stoop, dear Redleg Nation reader, and listen to my crotchety old-man impression as I regale you with stories from my high school baseball days. The two best high school baseball players I ever did see were both drafted into the MLB. (Crotchety old men speak in rhyme, right?) One, a […]

A series of minor transactions were announced by the Reds today, beginning with pitcher Luke Farrell, who has been claimed by the Chicago Cubs off waivers: RHP Luke Farrell has been claimed off waivers by the Cubs. The #Reds 40-man roster is currently at 36 players. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 4, 2017 The Reds […]

[This post was written by loyal Nation member Ron Smith, a regular commenter under the name Old-school. We asked Ron to elaborate on a comment he made a couple days ago that we considered very thought-provoking. And he did! Thanks, Ron!] “We’ve just come to a point where we’re not going to lose anymore” –Bob […]

I love the MLB Draft, which is a weird sentence to write because the MLB Draft is universally regarded as the most anti-climactic of all the professional sports drafts. It’s just reading names that will likely never amount to much of anything and putting them in the clutches of organization they will probably never play […]

Tonight opens a stretch of Reds games against teams whose records are worse than theirs. The Phillies, in fact, are tied with the Marlins for the worst record in the majors at 16-29. Their team ERA of 4.80 is worse than the Reds’ 4.70, and the bullpen has been a real problem for Manager Pete […]

There are several Reds-related items worth reading today, so I thought I’d collect them into one post here for your convenience. You can thank me later. First, Zach Buchanan has an update on Dilson Herrera’s shoulder: Second baseman Dilson Herrera and right-hander Nick Travieso are both working back from shoulder ailments, but there’s no hard […]

A few weeks ago at a social gathering filled with awkward small talk and eventual exhaustion, I was forced to make conversation with a group of people, only one of whom I knew beforehand. Where the situation could have so easily turned to the weather or music tastes or staring at your shoes during the […]

Reds GM Dick Williams has been generous in speaking with reporters about his offseason plans, at least in comparison to his predecessor. Williams – understandably – wants to convey a sense of action to calm rumblings that the front office isn’t being aggressive enough. But what folks, including national writers, may not understand about the […]

Lots of interesting decisions are going to be made today with respect to the composition of Cincinnati’s 40-man roster: The deadline to protect players on the 40-man roster is Friday. Those eligible for the Rule 5 Draft include anyone not on the 40-man roster who was signed as an 18-year-old in 2012, or at 19 […]

Yes, we have known for a long time that Cincinnati’s pitching has been brutal this year. Yes, this staff broke the record for most home runs allowed in a single season. Yes, they’ve been almost impossible to watch at times. But do we really need to keep being reminded? Last week, FiveThirtyEight declared that the […]

The Reds minor league teams wrap up regular season play this week.  Two of the teams, Pensacola and Billings will then be competing in their league playoffs.  The AZL Reds were eliminated from the Arizona League playoffs as they lost 8-1 to the AZL Mariners last week in the single first round playoff game. The […]

We’ve got about 4 weeks left in the Minor League season and 3 weeks until the Major League rosters can expand for September call ups.  Hopefully service time issues won’t affect who we’ll get to see called up.  Getting to see some of these prospects we’ve been hearing and reading about is about all we […]