Tyler Mahle’s six inning, one hit shutout performance against the Cubs on Monday has Reds fans everywhere dreaming big about this young man. But let’s take that dream even further and ask the question: “Can he win NL Rookie of the Year this season?” It’s not uncommon for pitchers to win the award. In the […]

In the long history of the Cincinnati Reds, there have been seven Rookie of the Year winners. Most were in the 1960s, with three different players winning during that decade. For all but one year (1966), the Reds had a winning record when a Red won the award. Four of the seven were All-Stars the […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Doran, Nick Carrington, the inimitable Mary Beth Ellis, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which particular Reds team was your favorite? Nick D: I was too young to remember the Big Red Machine days, so I will take the 1999 Reds team that won 96 games and missed the […]

Who will be the next Reds Rookie of the Year? Will it be Nick Senzel? Jesse Winker? Shed Long? No one knows for sure. Most Cincinnati Reds who have won that award went on to have pretty good careers. There was Frank Robinson (1956), Pete Rose (1963), Tommy Helms (1966), Johnny Bench (1968). Pat Zachry […]

This week’s respondents are Jason Linden, Wes Jenkins, Bill Lack, Grant Freking, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Will Jesse Winker win the 2018 Rookie of the Year award? Jason: Nope. Because Nick Senzel will. Yes, I’m serious. What I think can be realistically expected from Winker: an OBP right around .400, enough homers […]

The trade deadline is always an exciting time for baseball fans, as contending teams look to add the final pieces for a pennant push and non-contending clubs attempt to shape their rosters for the future. For the better part of the last decade and a half, the Reds have fallen into the latter category, and […]

Billy McCool. Now you have to admit, that’s a cool name. Billy McCool was a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He had good stuff. He was lefthanded. And he had the cool name. He broke in with the Reds in the 1964 season. Fred Hutchinson saw something in the 19-year old McCool he liked. […]

[This report was submitted by Art Austin who attended the Reds Caravan stop in Nashville, TN. Thanks, Art!] Decked in my Reds gear, I got a ringside seat. Questions were solicited. I got three answered. The first one was to the promising prospect, Phillip Ervin, who answered my question: Why  the drop in his batting […]

The Reds took a conservative gamble on Billy Hamilton for the 2014 season. Expecting a rookie to fill both the leadoff position and play centerfield on a contending team is a lot. As the Nation knows, Hamilton got off to a horrible start at the plate. Reds Manager Bryan Price showed a lot of patience […]

2013 is looking good so far. Despite injuries to their #1 starter, starting leftfielder and cleanup hitter and catcher, the Reds are thick in the race for the Division as Memorial Day awaits. Their MVP is a Boy Named Choo, Votto is hitting like Votto and Bruce looks like he is in the beginning of […]

The “save” didn’t become an official statistic in baseball until 1969, although it had been tracked for years. The definition of a save itself was defined in 1960 by Chicago sportswriter Jerome Holtzman but it has been redefined, examined and criticized since. (The first official “save” went to Bill Singer on Opening Day 1969, who […]

November 8, 1894: Future Hall of Famer King Kelly dies of pneumonia in Boston, MA. As baseball-reference.com says, Kelly may have been the most popular player of the 19th Century. Kelly was 36 years-old at the time of his passing, having played his last major league season the previous year. Kelly twice played for Cincinnati […]