With the Reds playing better baseball over the last two months (the weekend series against the Pirates notwithstanding), there’s been more talk of seriously competing in 2019. The team, of course, still has a few missing pieces to the puzzle to find before that can happen, though — primarily finding a rotation of reliable starting […]

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the next 11 months for the Cincinnati Reds, leading up to Opening Day 2019. The rebuilding process has reached crescendo. It now requires big, calculated expenditures of assets — money and players — on impact upgrades. The Brewers acquisition of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain come to mind. […]

At the top of the 2018 season, the Reds had four prospects in MLB.com’s Top 100 — Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, Taylor Trammel, and Tyler Mahle. On its face, that’s a strong system. I mean a top 10, three top 50, and four total premier prospects: What is there to complain about? But then consider […]

Since the 2017 season mercifully ended for the Cincinnati Reds, I’ve had this sticky thought that keeps popping into my head. It’s an image I have of a competitive Reds team in 2018, a contender for the Wild Card, and it requires just three simple moves by club management: 1. Insert Jesse Winker into the […]

This week’s respondents are Jason Linden, Wes Jenkins, Bill Lack, Grant Freking, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: What’s the best-case scenario for the 2018 Cincinnati Reds? Worst-case? Jason: The best case scenario is that they contend. Meaning that: Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel, Luis Castillo, Homer Bailey, and Three Other Starters perform to their […]

It’s playoff time, so things are kinda quiet in RedsLand. Sure, we can root for some former Reds, but you may have noticed that no current Cincinnati Reds are participating in the Major League Baseball post-season. Did you notice that? While we’re waiting for the Magical Cincinnati Wild Card Season of 2018, there will be […]

Narratives separated by eight months: February 2017: The Reds finished 68-94 last season, fifth place in the National League Central division. The club’s starting rotation enters 2017 with considerable uncertainty: (1) veteran pitcher who didn’t pitch until June, but who started every turn afterward; (2) quality veteran who was injured last season, hopes to return […]

Well, it’s October and the Reds (67-94) are still playing baseball! After another frustrating season for the ol’ Redlegs, game 162 is here. Even in another 90-loss year, it’s always a little sad when the baseball season comes to an end. And while it’s been a frustrating campaign at times, there have certainly been some […]

Another day, another pitcher injury: The Cincinnati Reds have shut down rookie right-handed starter Rookie Davis due to a right hip impingement, Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday. Surgery is being looked at as a possible solution, per a team source, but has not been decided upon yet. Davis said the issue has been bothering […]

The Reds expect their rotation to improve in 2018 and how could they not. This season, the Reds gave 46 combined starts to Lisalverto Bonilla, Bronson Arroyo, Tim Adelman, and Asher Wojciechowski. Next year, they expect to pitch only guys who may have a future as starters with the team. A couple of weeks ago, […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (79-72) 9 11 0 Cincinnati Reds (66-86) 2 6 0 W: Luke Weaver (7-1)  L: Rookie Davis (1-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast On Tuesday, rookie Jackson Stephens hit a wall when facing the St. Louis Cardinals lineup for the second time. It was déjà vu on Wednesday night. […]

The Cincinnati Reds (66-85) will try to bounce back from last night’s 8-7 extra inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (78-72) in the second game of this three-game series tonight at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is at 7:10 ET. The Reds missed a golden opportunity to crawl with a half game of […]