The Reds four full season minor league teams open play two weeks from now. The AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos, A+ Daytona Tortugas, and A Dayton Dragons all begin play on Thursday, April 5th. The AAA Louisville Bats start their season the following day on Friday, April 6th. I figured it would be best to not […]

Projections in baseball are a funny thing. For the most part, they’re a crapshoot. As hard as it is to hit a round ball with a round bat, it’s even harder for us to try to predict just how successful a given player will be at hitting a round ball with a round bat, not […]

The Astros and Cubs — two teams still wearing their uniforms — did it. So will the Reds. It’s when we’ll know for sure that the rebuilding is finally over. Or at least when the Reds front office thinks that moment has arrived. We’ll see those final roster moves. Dick Williams will package a group […]

In the midst of the Steroid Era in the early 2000s, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane saw other teams were undervaluing on-base percentage (among many other areas), instead placing a priority on qualities like speed and runs batted in. He realized he could put together a formidable offense without spending on high-priced sluggers and […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (44-64) 0 4 1 Pittsburgh Pirates (52-56) 6 13 0 W: Chad Kuhl (4-7)  L: Sal Romano (2-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast For only the second time in 10 games against the Pirates this season, the Reds lost tonight. It wasn’t a particularly entertaining game, as Pittsburgh dominated in […]

OF Jesse Winker, .314/.395/.408/.803 at AAA, will get an extended shot at starting in RF for the Reds to replace Scott Schebler who has been placed on the DL with a sore shoulder. The Winker call up has been long overdue in my estimation, and I must say I’m both pleased and shocked to see […]

We are now just about a third of the way through the schedule for the full season minor league teams.  The MLB draft is just two and half weeks away and the Reds again have the 2nd overall pick.  The Reds two Rookie league teams will begin play the week after the draft.  We might […]

The first month of the season has passed and there is nobody at AAA beating down the door to be promoted to the majors.  Jesse Winker’s high AVG and OBP could sorely be used at the top of the Reds lineup but with Duvall and Schebler hitting well ahead of him, he’s going to have […]

With Tony Cingrani going on the DL for an oblique strain, reports on Twitter indicate the roster spot will be filled by outfielder Phil Ervin. Sam Dykstra, reporter for MiLB had it first: #Reds No. 20 prospect Phillip Ervin is being recalled for his MLB debut. .882 OPS, 3 HR in 14 G for @LouisvilleBats: […]

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 […]

The Reds minor league teams wrap up regular season play this week and next.  Three of the teams, Pensacola, Billings, and the AZL Reds will all then be competing in their league playoffs and Daytona is still holding on to slim hopes of qualifying for the FSL playoffs. Today, September 1st, is the day that […]

There is about two weeks left in the Minor League season and one week until the Major League rosters can expand for September call ups.  Let’s hope we get to see some new faces when they expand the rosters.  Let’s see what is happening down on the farm. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats have a […]