With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

The Race for the Top Draft Slots In the race for the top draft picks next season, the Reds have slipped back to the 6th slot. There are four other teams within 2.5 G of the Reds in the draft pick standings. Race for the number one pick: 1 San Francisco Giants 60 -93 .392 […]

The Reds aren’t going to make any big splashes in free agency during the offseason, but it sounds like we shouldn’t expect them to be as quiet as they were last winter, either. After taking the reigns from Walt Jocketty after the 2016 regular season concluded, general manager Dick Williams has been candid about the […]

Here’s the first wave of roster moves. Expect more soon: The Reds announced this afternoon that outfielder Tyler Holt, infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, catcher Rafael Lopez and right-handed pitchers Matt Magill and Jon Moscot have cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Louisville, thus removing each from the team’s 40-man roster. By all reports, Holt, […]

The Reds pitching staff has been largely terrible in 2016. A whopping 31 pitchers (and Tyler Holt) took the mound for the club, allowing an MLB record 251 home runs (as of Tuesday night) and posting a collective 0.0 fWAR as a group, the third-worst mark in baseball history. While the overall numbers make it look […]

After Thursday night’s win over the Reds, the Pirates record stood 69-69. If they had proceeded to sweep the Reds, they would have been just a couple games out of the second NL Wild Card slot. With their next 11 games against the Phillies, Brewers and Reds, the Pirates would have had a decent shot […]

Today, Major League Baseball celebrates Roberto Clemente Day. The career-long Pirate was a 15-time all-star before his life was tragically cut short on December 31, 1972 while delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. On Dec. 23, 1972, Nicaragua suffered a devastating natural disaster-an earthquake. It left incredible damage throughout the capital of Managua. In […]

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Billy Hamilton checked his swing and grabbed his left rib cage. After a protracted discussion involving the Reds trainer, Bryan Price, Zack Cozart and Joey Votto, Hamilton left the game. Later it was announced the Reds centerfielder had suffered a strained left oblique muscle. Oblique injuries can linger. […]

How about a quick snapshot of what the Reds have been doing since the All-Star break, while we’re waiting for an update on Homer Bailey’s arm? The Reds have played 40 games in the second half of the season, which represents about 1/4 of the full year. Their record in those games: 23-17. Over the […]

In your life, expect some trouble. When you worry you make it double. Cincinnati 2 • Arizona 11 |  FanGraphs  | Sing it note-for-note Homer Bailey pitched one sad inning. For the second start in a row he didn’t strike anyone out. Nor did he give up a walk. The problem wasn’t control. What he did surrender were singles, […]

The sick thing about tonight’s win is how close the Reds came to winning the first two games of the series. Nice bounce back team victory after last night’s calamity. Cincinnati 7 • St. Louis 4 |  FanGraphs  | Count Basie – St. Louis Boogie This wasn’t a great night for Brandon Finnegan. In his previous two starts, […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (57-50) 5 9 0 Cincinnati Reds (43-63) 4 10 0 W: Wacha (7-7) L: Reed (0-6) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The Reds were down 4-0 before they even batted, but Tyler Holt, Eugenio Suarez, and Joey Votto singled to start the bottom half of […]