With one week of Spring Training games in the books, our appetites for the baseball season have surely been whet. Names familiar and unfamiliar have gotten in some work and some interesting storylines have emerged, though the sample sizes are far too small to make any adequate judgments. Thus, in the true spirit of internet […]

The 2015 Cincinnati Reds take the field this afternoon for their first Cactus League game when they play Cleveland at 1:05 Arizona time (3:05 ET) at Goodyear Ballpark. You probably saw the lineup yesterday: Billy Hamilton CF Brandon Phillips 2B Todd Frazier 3B Devin Mesoraco C Marlon Byrd LF Jay Bruce RF Zack Cozart SS […]

Much attention has been put on the Reds’ situation out there in left field this offseason, leading to the trade for Marlon Byrd. Some think Byrd isn’t a large enough improvement to make a difference in the 2015 Reds. Even if that ends up being the case there still remains another way to drastically improve […]

I like to be contrary. I can’t help it. When the Reds were down, I generally wrote a bunch about what was going right or what figured to turn around soon. Now that the Reds are up, it’s time (for me) to look at what isn’t going right. This column, therefore, is about all that is […]

The Reds are 4-5 through the first nine games of this 10-game homestand, and they need a win this afternoon to even up both the homestand and the series against the Dodgers. STAT OF THE DAY Johnny Cueto is second @Reds pitcher since 1914 (Gary Nolan, 1967) to have a pair of games in a […]

A win over Milwaukee in today’s series finale will make this a day long remembered in Cincinnati. Search your feelings and you’ll know this to be true. It’s been a long while, though not quite a thousand generations, since the Reds were above .500, but with a victory today, they would be 15-16. Others may […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds  (10-11) 5 6 1 Pittsburgh Pirates  (9-13) 2 6 3 W: Simon (3-1, 1.30 ERA, 3.82 FIP)     L: Morton (0-3)     S: Broxton (3)  Box Score  |   Play-by-Play    |    Photos    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability Positives The Reds win moved them to 1.5 games ahead of the Pirates and […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds  (2-5)  3  10  1 St. Louis Cardinals  (4-3)  5  9  0 W: Wacha (1-0)   L:  Cingrani (0-1) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Photos    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability The Good Brayan Peña had three hits. Ryan Ludwick had two hits. Nick Christiani pitched two shutout innings of relief. The Reds scored […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds  (1-4)  3  7  1 New York Metropolitans  (2-3)  6  6  0 W: Torres (1-0)   L:  Hoover (1-1)  HR: Ludwick (1), Phillips (1) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Photos    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability  The Good Johnny Cueto threw another great game, giving up five hits and three walks over seven innings. He […]

By now the bench has been a source of strife among Reds fans for several years. In a way, that’s nice. If you’re arguing about the bench players, it means a lot of other things are going wrong. Still, I know I’m not the only wondering what Skip Schumaker gives that (for instance) the recently […]

The club announced their first roster moves last night, cutting the number of players in the big league camp to 44: Optioned to AAA Louisville: RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, RHP Chad Rogers, LHP David Holmberg, OF Ryan LaMarre and OF Donald Lutz; Optioned to AA Pensacola: OF Juan Duran, OF Yorman Rodriguez and LHP […]