Ever since we started this most recent rebuild, the Reds have told us to BE CALM and DON’T WORRY, because (and repeat this with me now) “There is a plan.” This plan allegedly includes graphs and charts and other implements of destruction printed up on glossy paper in an official binder somewhere in Great American […]

The Reds game against the Washington Nationals has been postponed because the first-place home team didn’t want to take another beating at the hands of the baseball juggernaut from Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball announced the eight participants in Monday’s Home Run Derby and the list, to no one’s surprise, includes Super Todd Frazier. The […]

We continue our series of preseason projections today with a player many are expecting big things from in 2015. Todd Frazier was one of the few bright spots from last season as we all know and he enters this season with heightened expectations, primarily that he’ll provide some consistency to a lineup is peppered with […]

[Edit.: Another loyal Nation member files a report from a visiting park. Matt Mallin (Matt WI) attended two games at Miller Park this weekend and wrote this account of his experience. Thanks, Matt! – spm] Greetings from Wisconsin, my fellow Reds fans. I’m an Ohio ex-pat living in Wisconsin for the past six or seven […]

Fair warning: If you’re a card-carrying Homer Hater, save yourself the heartburn and turn the dial to the right. It’s been a bad day for you already and reading this will only make it worse. Following reasonably effective starts against the Brewers and Red Sox, today Homer Bailey finally hit his long stride, pitching his best […]

Let’s recap this afternoon’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 5 Chicago (NL) 0 W: B. Arroyo (11-9) L: C. Rusin (2-2) BOX SCORE POSITIVES — The Reds finished their sweep of the Cubs, who had just taken two of three from the Cardinals. The team is now three games out of first place and one game behind […]

No movie quotes. No rants about payroll inequality. No rimes or song lyrics. Not for this series. We’re talking the St. Louis Cardinals and head-to-head baseball against our … arch rival. Strap in for three sold-out crowds and likely the most intense, exciting and important weekend of baseball so far this season. (Attendance is up nearly 3,000 […]

A year ago on this date, the Cincinnati Reds’ record stood at 42-34 and the team was in San Francisco playing the Giants. In the top of the fifth inning, with a 3-0 lead, Jay Bruce singled on a sharp line drive into right field off of Matt Cain. And Joey Votto slid awkwardly into […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 7 NY Mets 4 W: Simon (4-1) L: Parnell (4-1) S: Chapman (10) POSITIVES — The Reds finished a successful road trip with a sweep of the Mets. The 7-2 road trip gives them an overall record of 29-18. They stand one game behind the Cardinals and a […]

From 2008 to 2011, the Philadelphia Phillies towered above the National League. They won two NL pennants (including destroying the Reds in the 2010 NLDS) and a World Series title. The Phillies won 102 games in the 2011 regular season. It’s worth noting that through those seasons, their payroll grew from $97 million to $172 […]

Here’s the recap of tonight’s titanic struggle… Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 4 W: Arroyo (2-1) L: Horst (0-1) S: Chapman (3) POSITIVES — The Reds picked themselves up after a disastrous road-trip, played solid defense and rallied for scores in the seventh and eighth innings. They now stand at 6-7. — Bronson Arroyo pitched eight strong innings. Other […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 5 Los Angeles (AL) 4 W: Arroyo (1-0) L: Blanton (0-1) S: Chapman (1)  BOX SCORE POSITIVES — Bronson Arroyo continued the streak of excellent starting pitching for the Reds. The Angels bats were finally waking up, but Bronson kept them under control for the most part. He finished […]