Let me tell you something, when I came up with the idea of this column, I really did not think the Reds were about to have their worst start in history. I expected some ups and downs, of course. But this mess came out of nowhere. This was the week when I had planned to […]

The Reds beat Atlanta 10-4. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to watch any of the game. I saw from the box score that Scott Schebler (from the leadoff spot!) hit a home run and that Kevin Quackenbush didn’t pitch. Two good signs. Otherwise Nation, you’ll have to fill in the gaps. UPDATE (via Chad): A little […]

The Cincinnati Reds (3-18) are off to their worst start in the 137 years of the franchise. They will kick off a single series homestand tonight at 6:40 PM with four games against the Atlanta Braves (12-8). The Reds are just 1-7 at home this season, but have won 2 of their 3 games this […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Wilkes, Matt Habel, Jordan Barhorst, Jackson Thurnquist, and Jeff Gangloff. Our Weekly Reds Obsession: Has the slow start to the season caused you to change your opinion of the 2018 Reds, and what will the team’s final record be? Matt Wilkes: My opinion hasn’t changed much. The team is better […]

Well, now that Bryan Price is gone, the Reds are sure to make the postseason! Right? They only have to win…wait, 3-15?!? This man managed the team to 3-15?! Is it even possible to make the playoffs at this point? So the short answer is: Yes and no. Before diving into the various semantics of […]

The rain came down in buckets as we made the drive to Cincinnati on Sunday morning, but I still held out hope that we’d be able to see the Reds play one final time before we flew home. After witnessing Thursday’s slaughter and Friday’s anemic offensive showing (we took a side trip on Saturday), I […]

The Short Version: Sal Romano’s strong start, along with solid work from the Reds bullpen, is paired with another miserable night from the Reds “offense.” Reds drop their ninth game in the last ten. The “rebuild” is stalled. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (3-14) 0 3 1 Milwaukee Brewers (9-9) 2 8 0 W: […]

Fresh off a much needed win last night, the Reds face the Brewers tonight in the second of the current 3 game series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Game time will once again be 7:40pm EDT.  Hopefully your personal sports world is a much happier place thanks to the Reds ending up on the good […]

Sal Romano has the fastball velocity. He has a nice breaking ball to work with, as well. Neither of them are elite pitches, but they give the right-hander a solid foundation to work from. Two-pitch starting pitchers without dominant stuff are rare for a reason, however: it’s hard to keep hitters guessing when they have […]

Too many not-ready-for-prime-time rookies. St. Louis Cardinals 13 • Cincinnati  Reds 4 || Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Stats  Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair […]

Another professional team has demonstrated the fruits of going through the dreaded “rebuild” process through which the Reds are currently slogging. The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers have made the NBA playoffs, riding the momentum of a 15-game winning streak at the end of the current season. This is a team that following the 2013 season, decided […]

Yesterday, I planned to run a poll to gauge how ready the fan base was to stop waiting and have the Reds put their foot on the collective gas. Well, I ran that poll and posting it here is pointless. Essentially the fan base wants the 25 best players on the roster either NOW or […]