Imagine, for a minute, that you make it to the major leagues and you’re just 19 years old. Imagine you hit a grand slam home run in your second game. Imagine you win a starting position as a 20-year old and put together a WAR of 6.5 and only one other player in baseball history […]

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the integration of the Cincinnati Reds roster. Fittingly, the color line was broken in Milwaukee, where the 2018 Reds will be playing tonight. It’s a story told in our new book – The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds. There’s an entire chapter […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which Reds player who played before you were born do you wish you had been able to watch? Matt: The player that comes to mind first is Joe Morgan. Looking at the WAR numbers make it […]

Earlier today, Steve discussed Joey Votto’s MVP candidacy, and took a sweet little trip down memory lane. The votes have now been tabulated, and the winner announced. Your 2017 National League Most Valuable player is Giancarlo Stanton. Well, maybe he’s your MVP. My MVP is Joey Votto. Votto finished just two points behind Stanton in […]

In another non-competitive contest, the Reds (61-82) dropped their third straight game against the Mets (63-79) last night. The loss was their ninth straight in Citi Field, and they again scored only one run — bringing their series total to a whopping four. We’ll see if Cincinnati can at least keep viewers from falling asleep by […]

Final R H E San Diego Padres (49-62) 3 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (46-66) 11 8 0 W: Wood (1-4) L: Chacin (11-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto. Lord. He’s out of his mind right now. And with Joey, that’s saying a lot. His post-ASG slump seems like a distant memory now. […]

It is Monday of All Star week which means it is Home Run Derby Day. In commemoration of the day, Redleg Nation decided to stage its own mythical Reds All Time Home Run Derby. Welcome to Crosley Riverfront Ball Park. The action is about to begin. First, a few words about our rules. Home Runs […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (35-47) 3 5 0 Colorado Rockies (49-36) 5 10 0 W: Hoffman (5-1) L: Castillo (0-1) S: Holland (27) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto hit a homer. He has 24 now, 82 games in. He has twice finished the season with 24 homers. Yeah. He’s awesome. –And […]

Final R H E Chicago Cubs (41-41) 6 11 0 Cincinnati Reds (35-46) 2 5 1 W: Arrieta (8-6) L: Adleman (5-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto had another outstanding day: 2-4 with two RBI. Votto is now hitting .317/.429/.621. That ain’t bad, friends and neighbors. –Wandy Peralta walked a batter, […]

Final R H E Milwaukee Brewers (43-39) 11 12 0 Cincinnati Reds (33-45) 3 7 0 W: Nelson (6-4) L: Bailey (0-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –I lied. There was one bright spot. Joey Votto had two home runs, his 22nd and 23rd of the season. He was 2-2 with a walk […]

Like baseball itself, Spring Training has changed and evolved over the years. Logistically, it sure has for Cincinnati. The Reds left Florida for Arizona in 2010, a move that probably still irks some in the Nation. Apparently, it came down to Sarasota and Goodyear and Reds Owner Bob Castellini didn’t want to pull the trigger. […]

Some time ago, we named the top ten catchers in Reds history. It’s time now for the second installment in our “Top Ten” series. Today, we’re going to look at the ten greatest first baseman in the long and illustrious history of the Cincinnati Reds. 1. Joey Votto. 2007-present. This is going to be the […]