[This report was submitted by loyal Nation member and super Reds fan John Rohrig — who comments here as WVRedlegs — who has reported for RN from the Charleston caravan stop each of the last few years. Lots of great information. Thanks, John!] Friday night, January 26, 2018, the Reds Caravan East Tour leg rolled […]

Who will be the next Reds Rookie of the Year? Will it be Nick Senzel? Jesse Winker? Shed Long? No one knows for sure. Most Cincinnati Reds who have won that award went on to have pretty good careers. There was Frank Robinson (1956), Pete Rose (1963), Tommy Helms (1966), Johnny Bench (1968). Pat Zachry […]

Back in late June, Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo effectively announced his retirement at season’s end: Bronson Arroyo was placed on the 60-day DL today. Is this the end of the road for the beloved #Reds veteran? He joined @JimDayTV. pic.twitter.com/ZzJ3GpGC6n — FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 26, 2017 Over the weekend, of course, the Reds […]

Zach Buchanan wrote about Bronson Arroyo for the Enquirer today: Bronson Arroyo feels normal, and that’s pretty abnormal. It’s been nearly three years since the 40-year-old has thrown a pitch in the major leagues. He’s spent most of that time fighting to come back from shoulder and elbow surgeries, unable to get his aging body […]

It’s that time of year, Reds fans: The Reds announced Tuesday that their 2017 Caravan will be on the road Jan. 26-29 with stops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee. Fans will have an opportunity to see and interact with current and former players, Minor League prospects, front office staff and broadcasters. Each […]

Every night, as a kid, I listened to the Reds on 700 WLW. Every night. Without fail. Some nights, particularly those when the Reds played teams on the west coast, my parents would tell me to go to bed round about the sixth or seventh inning, just as things were getting good. “Awww, Mom! Come […]

Let’s start with his failures. Jay Bruce’s career with the Reds has been full of them. For example, Bruce has never choked a woman. He’s failed to be arrested for non-payment of child support, a concealed weapon or DUI. He’s never done time for tax evasion. Jay Bruce has never been fined for driving 93 […]

He was the pitching coach for the Nasty Boys. For Mario Soto and Jose Rijo. For Tom Browning and Danny Jackson. And he even coached The All-American Boy. Stan Williams has fond memories of Cincinnati as both a player and a coach for several major league teams. His major league career spanned14 seasons with six […]

Sammy Ellis passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. Most of the Nation has probably never heard of Sammy Ellis. He only pitched for the Reds from 1963-1967. He’s not in the Reds Hall of Fame. But for three pivotal years, Sammy Ellis was an integral part of the Cincinnati Reds as a right-handed starting […]

The Cincinnati Reds (61-83) play the San Francisco Giants (76-69) for the final time this season. The Giants find themselves in the same position that they were two days ago: 7.5 games behind both the Dodgers and the Cubs for a playoff spot. Now, they have just 17 games to bridge the gap. STARTING PITCHERS […]

Imagine it is Spring Training 1988. The Reds, a decade removed from their Big Red Machine heyday, now have a third-year shortstop by the name of Barry Larkin and are managed by former machine hero Pete Rose. With a rotation anchored by Tom Browning and newly acquired Danny Jackson, the Reds were on the upturn […]

Down on the Farm as a daily feature with coverage of all the minor league games will not be airing here as it has in the past. In this new weekly feature column, however, I’ll attempt to fill the void a bit by highlighting some of the happenings from each team in the previous week […]