First, I must apologize. Last week, I had the flu and thus no Rain Delay was Regularly Scheduled. Your weekly intake of lame jokes and annoyingly specific pop culture references was stripped right from your hands, and let’s be honest, most of you were probably happy to see it go. But now it’s back! Quiet […]

It’s a fun question to ponder, but settling on an answer was harder than I expected. I’ve never witnessed a no-hitter or perfect game, never seen someone homer four times or collect hit #4,192, and never experienced division-clinching walk-off heroics. After mentally rewinding through three decades of fandom (and taking a quick glance through some […]

I’ll have more to say about the Reds’ annual visit to Southern California in a few days, but for now, a few words about last night’s walkoff loss. (As I got home after 11 p.m. and will leave for today’s game at 11 a.m., please excuse any first-draft typos, mixed metaphors or general illogic.) In […]

This morning, Sam LeCure took to the Twitterverse and said this: I wonder what my career would look like if the Reds had given me as long of a leash as they’ve given some people. Tough to swallow really. He followed up with this: I had great experiences/relationships there and I’ll never spend more time with […]

Twelve players who were on the Reds 25-man Opening Day 2015 roster are no longer with the organization: C: Brayan Peña IF: Kristopher Negron, Chris Dominguez OF: Brennan Boesch, Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker SP: Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Jason Marquis RP: Burke Badenhop, Kevin Gregg, Manny Parra Five players who were chosen for the Opening […]

The World Series is now over, so that means free agency has officially begun. The Reds wasted no time making a bunch of moves this evening. Here they are: — The Reds declined Skip Schumaker’s $2.5 million option for 2016. The Reds will have to pay Skip $500k as a buyout. Skip finishes his two […]

Make sure your seat belts are securely fastened.  The Reds have taken off on a flight to a new and better day. With the trades of four starting pitchers in the last year, they’ve begun the process of rebuilding the team. We fans need to strap in and prepare for the ups and downs. Insert the […]

Final R H E New York Mets (89-67) 8 13 1 Cincinnati Reds (63-92) 1 7 2 W: deGrom (14-8) L: Sampson (2-6) Box Score |Fangraphs Positives: –Joey Votto continued his on base streak with an RBI single in the 6th after two strikeouts to start the game. Votto’s streak now sits at 44 games […]

The Reds (63-91) have lost a lot of games, including seven of their last seven. There are eight games left in the season. Not much else needs to be said here. STARTING PITCHERS All stats are 2015 actuals: PITCHER ERA  FIP HR/9 BB% K% Jacob deGrom 2.64 2.84 0.80 5.0% 26.5% Keyvius Sampson 6.45 4.74 […]

Final R H E New York Mets (86-67) 6 <b12 0 Cincinnati Reds (63-89) 4 11 0 W: Goeddel (1-1) L: Parra (1-2) S: Familia (42) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Four Reds had two hits: Ivan DeJesus Jr. (2-5, run scored), Joey Votto (2-3, walk), Brandon Phillips (2-4, 2 RBI), Eugenio […]

With the 2015 season winding down, the Reds are destined for 90+ losses one year after dropping 86 games. For the second year in a row, the general feeling surrounding the club’s performance seems confined to a limited sorrow-filled breadth ranging between an upcoming trip to the dentist’s office and attending the wedding of a […]

With the Reds’ record being what it is, some of you are wishing for Bryan Price’s team to lose their way to a better draft pick. I understand the logic in rooting for losses now. And I often find myself tempted to pull for rock bottom with the hope it might be the catalyst for […]