We watch baseball because it’s fun. The strategy on and off the field invigorates us. Not only is the game fun, but we connect to family and friends through baseball and its tradition. As the World Series winds up every year, I always find myself fearing the long, cold, baseball-less winter that emerges. In the […]

Yes, we have known for a long time that Cincinnati’s pitching has been brutal this year. Yes, this staff broke the record for most home runs allowed in a single season. Yes, they’ve been almost impossible to watch at times. But do we really need to keep being reminded? Last week, FiveThirtyEight declared that the […]

The second half of the 2016 season began yesterday, and it couldn’t have gotten here quickly enough, right? I’m sure you’re all excited to see how the last 73 games of the season play out for the ol’ Redlegs. The reason I say that the second half couldn’t get here quickly enough is that it […]

In 2012, the Reds had six pitchers make starts all season and the sixth starter, Todd Redmond, pitched only once. Four of those hurlers pitched over 200 innings, and the strength of the Reds rotation led them to 97 wins. Health is always a key component of good teams, but rebuilding teams also need to […]

If you’ve watched a single second of a Reds game this year, you know just how bad the relief corps has been. Once the baseball is taken from the starter and the outfield gates open, fans are left holding their breath night in and night out. Numerous Cincinnati leads have evaporated with a reliever on […]

Call me unsurprised. Tim Melville (26) was making his second major league start after producing an ERA of 4.75 over seven seasons in the minor leagues. Melville had been released by the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers the past two seasons before the Reds signed him as a free agent this off-season. He’s as […]

The Reds (5-4) hopped on I-57 South (or more realistically, a chartered plane) after last night’s sweep at the hands of the 1st place Cubs (8-1). Tonight, they hope to get back to the winning ways that started the season with a three-game set against the suddenly fallible Cardinals (5-4). Starting Pitchers The following stats from 2015: […]

The Cincinnati Reds are 5-1, and are in first place in the NL Central. The Reds completed as fun of a week of baseball as anyone could have possibly imagined. 🔴 Monday: 5-run 8th🔴 Wednesday: Walk-off🔴 Thursday: 8-run 4th🔴 Friday: Didn't happen🔴 Saturday: Suarez🔴 Sunday: Walk-off — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 10, 2016 Today’s starting […]

Bryan Price officially named the Reds rotation to start the season. Raisel Iglesias will start on Opening Day for the Reds on April 4th. Here is the Reds rotation: Monday, April 4th vs Phillies – Raisel Iglesias vs Jeremy Hellickson Wednesday, April 6th vs Phillies – Brandon Finnegan vs Aaron Nola Thursday, April 7th vs Phillies – […]

[This post was submitted by loyal Nation member Joseph Rettig, who attended yesterday’s game against Cleveland at Goodyear. Thanks, Joseph!] There is a lot of uncertainty within the Cincinnati Reds organization this year. There are a lot of questions that need answered: Who is playing left field, how much does Jose Peraza play, who does […]

[This post was submitted by loyal Nation member Warren Leeman, otherwise known as Shchi Cossack. Thanks Cossack!] By my count from the Old Recliner, the Reds now have 38 players on the 40-man roster, so there is room to add players and make starting rotation moves necessary to begin the season.  Bryan Price previously identified […]