With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

Last week’s news that the four-man outfield rotation was over, or at the very least on hold, probably did not come as a surprise to anyone, given how poor the overall performance has been. It makes sense to give three guys consistent reps to try to find their rhythm. The surprise still came, however, as […]

Death, taxes, and Joey Votto looking mortal during April. It is an odd thing to guarantee but here we are, the fourth year in a row that Votto looks more like Skip Schumaker than one of the greatest hitters of this generation. For me, Votto’s struggles can be compared to pet peeves we have with […]

The Reds pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear, AZ for spring training on Valentine’s Day this year, and for once, there’s a fair amount of overlap between the questions long-term couples face every year around this time and the questions the Reds hope to have answered by the time the season starts. Pop a bottle, […]

As Dick Williams has taken on more and more power in the Reds’ front office over the last year, I have found myself suddenly agreeing with more and more of the decisions that Reds have made regarding player personnel. Consider the following events: In June, the Reds had what was generally regarded as the best […]

Here in Reds land, it seems there is an eternal debate about whether or not certain players are “worth” their contracts and about whether or not the Reds should give so much of their payroll to a few players and on and on. I thought it was time for a facts-based assessment. There will be […]

Baseball players have never quite had the reputation of “athletes.” Sure, everyone knows baseball is a sport and superhumans like Bo Jackson and Mike Trout play it, but when Bartolo Colon can jack a dinger at 42 years of age, the overall degree of difficulty just doesn’t seem that high. Instead, baseball is the thinking […]

In his first year as general manager for the Reds, Walt Jocketty traded Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Remember the Dallas Buck Era? Dunn had become a fixture in Great American Ball Park’s left field. And while the word fixture might conjure up Dunn’s aptitude playing defense in left field, one thing is for […]

• Starting pitcher John Lamb had disc surgery in December that will put him behind schedule, possibly mid-April. I was just informed Lamb had disc surgery on his back in December. https://t.co/P6p9TaUwhL — Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) February 9, 2016 Lamb was part of the Johnny Cueto trade with Kansas City. In 10 starts for the […]

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 […]

Musings from Midway, Kentucky on a rainy Friday morning: Dick Williams, Trojan Horse?  Wouldn’t it be delicious irony if the Reds end up modernizing their baseball operation through the jagged path of nepotism? It’s possible, even likely, that had Bob Castellini conducted an open process for finding his next GM the Reds CEO never would […]

For some time now, I thought it might be a good idea to start doing a Mailbag feature here at Redleg Nation. In fact, almost two years ago, I added one of those reminders to my phone so that I wouldn’t forget that I had this great idea to start doing a mailbag feature. Mostly, […]