All the speculation on whether Bryan Price would return to the Reds as their manager has now concluded. He will be back next year for sure, with an option year included. To most involved with Redleg Nation, we see that as eminently fair. Price hasn’t had the benefit of really playing with a full deck […]

On April 1, 2016, the Cincinnati Reds claimed pitcher Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres. On the surface, this acquisition looked like the Reds were desperate. That assumption would be correct. They were. The Reds pitching staff coming out of Goodyear, Arizona was inexperienced, decimated by injuries and the season was getting […]

Opening Day. Opening Day is one game, at one place and at the Sanctuary City of Baseball on the banks of the Ohio River. To Reds fans and the City of Cincinnati, Opening Day is close to sacred. This is nothing new to readers of this web site or to Reds fans in general. 29 […]

Even some longtime Reds fans have forgotten over time about the big one that got away from wearing a Cincinnati uniform — Vida Blue. That’s right, Vida Blue. In one of his final moves as the Reds General Manager, Bob Howsam traded for the star lefthanded pitcher of the Oakland A’s in December of 1977. […]

The announcement that Pete Rose would be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame came out of nowhere. It makes sense. It’s the right thing to do. And it was led by Reds Owner Bob Castellini. Castellini sometimes let’s his loyalty to those who work for him betray him. But he’s always had his […]

After Bryan Price’s recent outburst on the heels of the Reds losing seven of eight games, I got to thinking about other Cincinnati Reds managers over the years. Specifically, had anything like this happened before? It certainly could have but in these days of social reporting and networking, something like that makes the news instantly […]

Several Reds players appeared on the most recent ESPN Hall of 100, the network’s list of the one hundred greatest players of all time. Here’s my general post on their rankings. I’ve previously covered Barry Larkin (#75), Ken Griffey Jr. (#35) Pete Rose (#38), and Tom Seaver (#22). The numbers in parentheses reflect the player […]

Several Reds players appeared on the most recent ESPN Hall of 100, the network’s list of the one hundred greatest players of all time. Here’s my general post on their rankings. I’ve previously covered Barry Larkin (#75), Ken Griffey Jr. (#35) and Pete Rose (#38). The numbers in parentheses reflect the player ranking on the […]

I had never been. All the years, with Fenway only an afternoon jaunt away—I had stayed away. I had read John Updike’s famous New Yorker piece, Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu and its breathtaking opening paragraph: “Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in […]

Hall of Fame managing 39 years ago today, Pete Rose placed a winning bet on Foolish Pleasure to come in first in the Kentucky Derby. Pete’s success at the track that afternoon threw open the gates to arguably the most pivotal day in the history of the Big Red Machine. Saturday, May 3, 1975 was when Rose, who […]

The club announced their first roster moves last night, cutting the number of players in the big league camp to 44: Optioned to AAA Louisville: RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Daniel Corcino, RHP Chad Rogers, LHP David Holmberg, OF Ryan LaMarre and OF Donald Lutz; Optioned to AA Pensacola: OF Juan Duran, OF Yorman Rodriguez and LHP […]

[This post was written by John Ring, who is the Nation’s correspondent from Afghanistan, where he is serving the entire nation.] It’s all quiet —- some would say too quiet -— on the Reds front. No news on Arroyo. Choo is gone. No trades. Nothing. So while we collectively ponder the state of the current […]