Here’s how one sharpie sees the Reds’ 2018 prospects: “This review by a sportsbook looks ahead to the Reds 2018 season with some of the longest odds to win the NL Pennant (upwards of 100/1) and the World Series (upwards of 200/1). Every year, certain teams vastly exceed expectations (think 2017 Twins), but one common bond […]

This series went as expected when one team can’t afford to lose and the other can. Or when one team is better than the other. The Reds missed a chance to win the season series against the Cardinals, which would have been the first time since 2011. Cincinnati Reds 5 • St. Louis Cardinals 8 || Box || Play Log || Statcast […]

In yesterday’s game preview, we shared a tweet from Joel Luckhaupt which showed the recent performance by Reds starting pitchers under the age of 25. In the wake of Sal Romano’s fantastic 8-inning, 6-strikeout, 0-walk performance Saturday, Luckhaupt updated his statistics this morning: UPDATE: Last 20 starts by #Reds under the age of 25 113 […]

The open audition for 2018 continues tonight at Great American Ball Park, as the Reds host the Pirates. Thanks to a combination of injuries and innings limits, the Reds pitching staff is now without Luis Castillo, Scott Feldman, Drew Storen and Wandy Peralta. That’s on top of Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan, who have both […]

In my first Redleg Nation post during spring training, I posed the question  “Is a better tomorrow for the Reds here yet?”.  The answer clearly has been no. But have the Reds at least taken steps forward in answering the questions about a building better tomorrow which confronted them this spring? What new questions do […]

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Now that the Reds starting pitching has turned a statistical corner and is producing more quality starts than non-quality starts, the offense has gone south, having been shut out in three of the last eight games. Every team, no matter how good, goes through streaks like this during […]

In a bizarre twist of events, the Reds and Pirates decided to play leap frog instead of baseball in tonight’s contest. The decision went all fine and dandy for both teams until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Billy Hamilton failed to clear Scooter Gennett on the non-oft tried outfielder/infielder hop, and John Jaso […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (58-77) 7 9 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (63-72) 3 7 1 W: Asher Wojciechowski (4-3)  L: Gerrit Cole (11-9) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Last Saturday, Gerrit Cole almost single-handedly beat the Reds by throwing seven shutout innings and hitting a solo homer for the only run of the game. That was […]

Before the 2017 season, Steve declared this A Season for Sorting: The Reds may or may not already have the pieces they need to be a contender in 2018 and beyond. No one has the answer to that. No one. If it turns out the Reds need more players, they’ll consider major trades or free […]

With the Reds looking up from the bottom of the NL Central standings, fans have spent much of the 2017 season speculating not about the postseason, but about which players would be dealt at the trade deadline. It seemed to be a foregone conclusion that the team would part ways with Zack Cozart, and pitchers […]

Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (61-68) 5 11 1 Cincinnati Reds (55-74) 9 9 0 W: Stephenson (2-4) L: Nova (11-11) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Strong start for Robert Stephenson, who seems to be showing some signs of progress finally. Bob Steve went 5.2 innings and struck out 11 hitters, […]

Final R H E Chicago Cubs (67-57) 13 13 0 Cincinnati Reds (53-73) 9 13 2 W: Rondon (4-1) L: Peralta (3-4) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Eugenio Suarez singled and hit two home runs, his 22nd and 23rd of the season, a career high for the young third baseman. It was the […]