It’s the offseason, and because it’s the offseason, we get to hear silly Joey Votto trade rumors. To that end, I tweeted what I thought were a couple of fairly obvious and innocuous observations last week. The thing about Votto trade rumors is this: There are no 1Bs in the Reds' system. None. And they […]

.@Reds claim catcher Juan Graterol off waivers from @Angels, OF Gabriel Guerrero off waivers from @Dbacks. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) November 28, 2016 .@Reds designate catcher Ramon Cabrera, RHP Keyvius Sampson for assignment. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) November 28, 2016 In a series of roster moves today, the Reds claimed claimed outfielder Gabriel Guerrero (Diamondbacks) and catcher […]

The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals have played 18 baseball games this year. Even though the Reds are 24 games below .500, they have played the Cardinals tough, splitting the season series down the middle. This week, with crushing pressure bearing down on the Cardinals, the Reds have won two of three. The two […]

Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (72-74) 9 12 1 Cincinnati Reds (62-84) 7 9 0 W: Antonio Bastardo (3-0)  L: Tony Cingrani (2-5)  SV: Tony Watson (13) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Hitters After getting in a 3-0 hole early, the Reds answered with a run in the bottom of the first inning. Joey Votto […]

After Thursday night’s win over the Reds, the Pirates record stood 69-69. If they had proceeded to sweep the Reds, they would have been just a couple games out of the second NL Wild Card slot. With their next 11 games against the Phillies, Brewers and Reds, the Pirates would have had a decent shot […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (55-77) 0 4 0 Los Angeles Angels (59-74) 3 7 2 W: Nolasco (5-12) L: Finnegan (8-10) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The game went by very quickly. –Once again, Brandon Finnegan had a strong start: 7 innings, two runs allowed on 5 hits. Finnegan struck […]

How about a quick snapshot of what the Reds have been doing since the All-Star break, while we’re waiting for an update on Homer Bailey’s arm? The Reds have played 40 games in the second half of the season, which represents about 1/4 of the full year. Their record in those games: 23-17. Over the […]

In your life, expect some trouble. When you worry you make it double. Cincinnati 2 • Arizona 11 |  FanGraphs  | Sing it note-for-note Homer Bailey pitched one sad inning. For the second start in a row he didn’t strike anyone out. Nor did he give up a walk. The problem wasn’t control. What he did surrender were singles, […]

Jose Fernandez entered play today as one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball, and one of the toughest to hit a home run against. Fernandez 0.65 HR/9 is good for the 7th best in the majors. Ramon Cabrera entered play today with 0 home runs in 100 at-bats in 2016. Cabrera only had 22 career […]

The sick thing about tonight’s win is how close the Reds came to winning the first two games of the series. Nice bounce back team victory after last night’s calamity. Cincinnati 7 • St. Louis 4 |  FanGraphs  | Count Basie – St. Louis Boogie This wasn’t a great night for Brandon Finnegan. In his previous two starts, […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (44-64) 2 6 2 Pittsburgh Pirates (54-53) 3 6 0 W: Watson (2-3) L: Ohlendorf (5-7) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –With the Pirates leading 2-1 in the top of the ninth, Eugenio Suarez led off with a walk. Tucker Barnhart popped up a bunt, and […]

The Cincinnati Reds have played in six baseball series since the All-Star break and have won all of them. This is not easy to do. In fact, if one is to believe what one reads on the interwebs, the Reds haven’t done it since 1999. Two of these past six series were against the San […]