The Reds play the LA Dodgers today at 4:05 p.m. ET at Camelback Ranch, a beautiful facility the Dodgers share with the Chicago White Sox. The game will be televised nationally on the MLB Network, you can watch the online stream on MLB.tv and the Reds radio broadcast is WLW-700. The Reds lineup will face […]

[This post was submitted by loyal Nation member Warren Leeman, otherwise known as Shchi Cossack. Thanks Cossack!] By my count from the Old Recliner, the Reds now have 38 players on the 40-man roster, so there is room to add players and make starting rotation moves necessary to begin the season.  Bryan Price previously identified […]

The competition surrounding Reds’ rotation is generating most of the hubbub at camp, but with Homer Bailey and John Lamb unfit for the start of the season, a safe assumption can be made that in some order, Anthony DeSclafani, Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, Brandon Finnegan, and Jon Moscot will occupy the five starting spots to […]

The Reds’ front office isn’t generating much news these days. It’s tedium and Ryan Mattheus on the Ohio River. That’s the sleepy nature of rebuild-reboot-recycle, at least as practiced on Joe Nuxhall Way. As a result, Reds fans have become serial users of the off-season snooze-button. Sure, we delight that the Cardinals are in trouble for cheating […]

Twelve players who were on the Reds 25-man Opening Day 2015 roster are no longer with the organization: C: Brayan Peña IF: Kristopher Negron, Chris Dominguez OF: Brennan Boesch, Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker SP: Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis RP: Burke Badenhop, Kevin Gregg, Manny Parra Five players who were chosen for the Opening […]

The Reds announced today that they have non-tendered three players: Ryan LaMarre (OF), Pedro Villarreal (SP/RP), and Ryan Mattheus (RP). This means that those players become free agents effective immediately. The deadline to non-tender players is tonight at 11:59 PM. Mark Sheldon reported that the Reds could chose to bring all three players back on minor […]

I generally like Jim Kelch and Chris Welsh in the TV booth. But during the first game tonight, there was a five-minute stretch of the broadcast with a real Alice in Wonderland quality. Kelch felt the need to clarify the Reds hadn’t yet been eliminated from the postseason, despite the team being 20.5 games out […]

On the surface, labeling Pedro Villarreal a “garbage man” is patently unfair. Villarreal, after all, is a professional baseball player with 65.1 innings pitched in the best baseball league in the world. When one considers that a very small amount of pro ball players advance to the major leagues, and that an even smaller amount of […]

Two teams that are a combined 47.5 games out of first place shouldn’t be allowed to play for 4 hours. If the Geneva Convention doesn’t prohibit it, it should. The game featured a pop-up bunt that fell in for a hit to drive in a run, a ground out on a check swing on a […]

I don’t know which deity we’ve angered. But it’s the one that in the seventh inning turned Todd Frazier’s certain three-run homer into a soul-crushing out. Perhaps a sacrifice 0f social evil is in order. Those commercials for ambulance-chasing attorneys that run on FSO would do. It was appropriate in this absurd game that when […]

Today, the Reds fielded a lineup that was absent Votto, Hamilton, and Pena, giving it a decidedly B-Team feel. They lost. Pirates 3  Reds 0  |  Box Score  |  Win Probability Graph Good Things Keyvius Sampson had a very solid first major league start. He pitched five innings, walking only one and striking out six. He […]

Mike Leake dominated the Cubs, leading the Reds to an easy win in the opening game. In the night game, Taylor Teagarden, a light-hitting (.154) catcher with 13 at bats this year, managed a hit off Aroldis Chapman giving the Cubs a split on the day. I know the Reds didn’t face the Cubs’ two best […]