A year ago, I wrote about the Reds offseason trade chips because Dick Williams said the front office might pursue pitching help for 2018. As we now know, the Reds didn’t add any starters in the offseason, hoping instead for a return to health and form for Anthony Desclafani, Homer Bailey, and Brandon Finnegan. That […]

The minor league seasons are beginning to wrap up with three of the Reds Rookie level teams, (Greeneville Reds, AZL Reds, and DSL Reds) having already seen their seasons come to an end. The regular season ends for the remaining five teams next week. The AAA Louisville and A Dayton team’s season will end after […]

For years, I’ve followed both Jonah Keri’s and Fangraphs’ versions of establishing top-50 MLB Trade Value lists. Both annual rankings seek to provide an idea of how the baseball industry values its players, creating a sort of “absolute value” for what players could fetch on the open market. It’s a delicate balance of friendly contracts, […]

OF Taylor Trammell (.276/.371/.406/.777 at A+ Daytona) has become the third top Reds prospect to find his way to the DL. Trammell has been placed on the Daytona Tortugas DL with concussion symptoms. He was removed from Tuesday nights game after crashing into the OF wall. Top Reds prospects IF Nick Senzel (surgery for a […]

The Short Version: Sal Romano and the Reds pitchers hold the Mets to four hits, while Phillip Ervin and Scooter Gennett lead the Reds offense in a 6-1 win in New York. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (50-64) 6 10 0 New York Mets (46-65) 1 4 0 W: Romano (7-9) L: Vargas (2-8) […]

The Reds made only one move before the July 31st trade deadline. They acquired OF Preston Tucker (1 for 4 with Reds thus far), SP Matt Wisler (He went 5 IP allowing 1 R, 5 H, and 0 BB with 5 SO in his first start with the AAA Bats.) and SP Lucas Sims (Has […]

When a team allows six home runs in game, its chances of winning are incredibly low. That’s exactly what happened to the Reds last night, and the result went exactly the way one would imagine. The club is now 0-4 against the Phillies this season and could use a strong performance from their pitching staff […]

A few weeks back, I wrote a retrospective of the 2005 Houston Astros, who overcame a dreadful 15-30 start to not only reach the postseason, but make it all the way to the World Series. This year’s Reds club also got off to a 15-30 start, so the Astros seemed like the perfect “best case […]

Breathe in, hold for five seconds, and…release. Woosah. What a wild first half for the Reds. After starting the year 3-18 (kind of hard to believe, right?) they battled back and finished the first half 43-53. The Reds saw a manager get fired, the Opening Day starter get injured, the offense turn from joke to […]

The Reds appear to be nearing a pivotal point in the rebuild process. It’s time to strap in and see how they will assemble the final pieces of the this complicated puzzle we call the Reds next winning baseball team. Let’s hope they knock it out of the park. Now let’s see what is going […]

Enjoy this great interview with Reds prospect Taylor Trammell, courtesy of Baseball America’s JJ Cooper. Trammell, of course, won the MVP of the MLB All-Star Futures Game this week. If you’re like me, you’ll be really encouraged by Trammell. He a bright, impressive young kid with an equally bright future ahead of him. Now if […]

After a slow start that lingered through the month of May, the 2018 Reds offense has shifted into high gear. It has produced the third most runs in the National League. In June and July, our Reds have outscored the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Brewers, even Cleveland. In fact, they’ve put more runs on […]