Enjoy this guest post by longtime reader Seth Shaner. You can find him on Twitter here. Thanks, Seth! Four outfielders. Three outfield positions. Early returns with the Reds’ 2018 outfield rotation weren’t favorable for then-manager Bryan Price or interim manager Jim Riggleman. I understand the idea that it would be better to be able to get […]

I’ll begin with a confession: Twice in the past 27 years, I actually considered becoming a Dodgers fan. The first time was as a 13-year-old in November of 1991, when Eric Davis was traded. As I touched on this in my introductory Redleg Nation column last year, I’ll let cut and paste do their jobs: […]

All offseason, we’re all going to be talking about the same thing. How can the Reds get from where they are to where they want to be. I mean, we feel okay about he offense, but they have a primary infielder who was below replacement level and an outfielder who continually falls well short of […]

Every spring, even the most cynical fans allow for fleeting moments of optimism. After all, projections are based on past performance, and there’s always the possibility of multiple players having breakout seasons and carrying their teams to unexpected postseason glory. It happens nearly every year – prior to last season, for example, Baseball Prospectus guesstimated […]

Editor’s Note: I hope you will join me in welcoming Clay Marshall to the Redleg Nation family. Clay is an exceptionally talented writer, and I’m really excited that he’ll be giving us his thoughts from the west coast this season. Please make Clay feel welcome! — Chad Dotson “You say yes, I say no You […]

This time of year is always tough. Football season is ramping up, the weather has hinted that it might start to cool off a bit here soon, and the kids have gone back to school. Even those of you who are not either a student or a parent have, at the very least, spent a […]

What a week. After enjoying this week’s All-Star festivities, I simply do not have enough positive things to say about the Reds organization and the City of Cincinnati. But I’m going to try. —– When MLB announced that Cincinnati was going to host the 2015 All-Star Game, I was probably more excited than most. I’m […]

The start of a new week brings barely a tweet about the Reds’ search for a new manager. Apparently the Reds’ brass is in Arizona, which happens to be where Bryan Price lives this time of year. One theory on the timing is the Reds won’t make an announcement until after the World Series. Another […]

2013 is looking good so far. Despite injuries to their #1 starter, starting leftfielder and cleanup hitter and catcher, the Reds are thick in the race for the Division as Memorial Day awaits. Their MVP is a Boy Named Choo, Votto is hitting like Votto and Bruce looks like he is in the beginning of […]

It’s an off-day, so here’s an open thread to discuss whatever you’d like. I want to begin with a quick project, first. I have two brothers who currently live in China. Earlier this afternoon, one of them emailed me and said they were sitting up (it was 2 AM at the time, over there) and […]

The public voting for the Reds Hall of Fame has started. The Nominees: Jeff Brantley Sean Casey John Franco Danny Graves Hal Morris Paul O’Neill Reggie Sanders Scott Sullivan You can vote for no more than 3. Bill LackI’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Milwaukee 6 Cincinnati 7 WP: Ondrusek (1-0) LP: Axford (0-1) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –What a finish. Ramon Hernandez lined a ball over the right field fence with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a three-run homer that gave the Redlegs a dramatic come-from-behind victory on Opening Day. […]