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 […]

We’re a week into the Minor League full season team’s schedule. The Major League Reds can’t seem to win a game these days. Let’s see how their minor league teams are faring thus far.   AAA Louisville Bats The Bats had a 3 – 3 record and in 3rd out of 4 in the International […]

In the days leading up to Opening Day, we’ll be previewing The State Of The Reds at every single position on the field. Check out the previous installments of our Redleg Nation 2018 Season Preview series: —Catcher —Second Base —Third Base —Shortstop —Center Field —Bullpen Heading into the offseason, the Reds outfield appeared to be ripe for […]

Over at the Enquirer, Zach Buchanan has the list of all the non-roster players who have been invited to the Cincinnati Reds 2018 spring training camp: The only players guaranteed spots in big-league spring training are those on the 40-man roster. … The rest is filled with prospects not yet on the 40-man or players […]

OF Jesse Winker, .314/.395/.408/.803 at AAA, will get an extended shot at starting in RF for the Reds to replace Scott Schebler who has been placed on the DL with a sore shoulder. The Winker call up has been long overdue in my estimation, and I must say I’m both pleased and shocked to see […]

On Tuesday night, I was in the press box with the Bats here in Louisville and I had the chance to talk with Delino DeShields and Jesse Winker. One of the things I’ve noticed in watching minor league players and talking to people around the organization is that the most interesting players are those who […]

There are now two weeks of the season in the books now for the full season minor league teams. Amazingly, that’s about one tenth of the season. Despite that, remember that sample sizes are still pretty small, regular hitters still only have about 40 – 50 PA or so and you can see a guys […]

The first week of the minor league season has come to a close. This is a pretty exciting year to be following the Reds minor league players since they are pretty deep in talent and there are interesting players to follow at each level of the minors. It’s time to check in and see who’s […]

I don’t want to detract from my ode to Bronson Arroyo, but the news is flying fast and furious today. There is a report from Josh Norris of Baseball America that Rookie Davis is going to be in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day rotation: Source tells me RHP Rookie Davis has made the #Reds MLB […]

A few weeks ago at a social gathering filled with awkward small talk and eventual exhaustion, I was forced to make conversation with a group of people, only one of whom I knew beforehand. Where the situation could have so easily turned to the weather or music tastes or staring at your shoes during the […]

We are just past the halfway point in the full season minor league schedules and there has been some recent shuffling around of players.  Let’s see what all is going on down on the farm this week. AAA Louisville Bats The Bats have a 39-39 record and are in 3rd place in the International League […]

The Reds are on a bit of a roll and have Anthony DeSclafani back in the rotation now.  The bullpen is about to get a boost as Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are due to return from their rehab assignments next week.  We also just had Jose Peraza called up to replace an injured Jordan […]