The date was April 21, 2017. The Reds had gotten off to a surprisingly good start, entering play that day with a 9-7 record and a one-half game lead over the Cubs in the National League Central Division. The Cubs were the opponent that evening at Great American Ball Park. Behind the pitching and hitting […]

This is the first edition of a new column I’ll be writing this season, where we look at how the Reds are doing in their quest to return to the playoffs and, just as importantly, how all of you feel about how the Reds are doing, as gauged by Twitter polls we’ll be running throughout […]

The long, hard winter is over. Baseball is back. This is a fun time of year — for most of us, at least. If you’ve been a loyal reader of Redleg Nation over the years, you probably know that I’m generally pretty optimistic about the state of the Reds. This off-season, I confess to having […]

Since the 2017 season mercifully ended for the Cincinnati Reds, I’ve had this sticky thought that keeps popping into my head. It’s an image I have of a competitive Reds team in 2018, a contender for the Wild Card, and it requires just three simple moves by club management: 1. Insert Jesse Winker into the […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Doran, Nick Carrington, the inimitable Mary Beth Ellis, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Which 5 pitchers will start the most games for the 2018 Reds? Nick D: Well I wish Luis Castillo could start them all, but this isn’t like 1869 when one pitcher was all you needed, […]

This week’s respondents are Nick Kirby, Chris Garber, Clay Marshall, Ashley Davis, and Steve Mancuso. Our Daily Reds Obsession: What should be GM Dick Williams’ #1 priority this off-season? Nick: I think the Reds need to start competing soon, and not only because my patience with the rebuild is wearing out. The Reds need to […]

The Astros and Cubs — two teams still wearing their uniforms — did it. So will the Reds. It’s when we’ll know for sure that the rebuilding is finally over. Or at least when the Reds front office thinks that moment has arrived. We’ll see those final roster moves. Dick Williams will package a group […]

Narratives separated by eight months: February 2017: The Reds finished 68-94 last season, fifth place in the National League Central division. The club’s starting rotation enters 2017 with considerable uncertainty: (1) veteran pitcher who didn’t pitch until June, but who started every turn afterward; (2) quality veteran who was injured last season, hopes to return […]

After being swept by the Cubs this weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals were six games out of first place in the NL Central, with no realistic shot at the Wild Card. Their manager Mike Matheny tonight was yanking pitchers and playing match-ups with a must-win sense of urgency. His perseverance paid off. With the loss […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (61-80) 2 6 0 New York Mets (61-79) 7 11 0 W: Harvey (5-4) L: Mahle (0-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Not much to say here, as this was a lackluster base ball contest. Scott Schebler had two hits, including a double. Phillip Ervin walked […]

Today’s matinee at GABP between the Reds and Mets closes out the series, homestand, and month of August for the Reds. The Reds lost the chance for a .500 homestand along with the game Wednesday night. However with a win today, they can  take the series and secure a winning month of August, which would […]

In April, the Mets were a pretty good team. After a bunch of trades and injuries they no longer are. In fact, they’re terrible. But tonight, Rafael Montero, channeling Tom Seaver, shut down the Reds for 8.1 innings and the Mets offense did just enough. Last game of the series is tomorrow afternoon. Cincinnati Reds 0 • […]