The Cincinnati Reds (49-61) will look to bounce back from a tough 2-1 loss last night to the San Diego Padres (53-60). The win last night for the Padres snapped their six game losing streak. The Reds will play at 10:10 PM for the second straight night. Starting Pitchers Colin Rea will be making his […]

Final — 13 innings R H E Detroit Tigers (34-32) 4 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (30-35) 8 16 0 W: Badenhop (1-2) L: Krol (1-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Todd Frazier homered in the fourth inning to give the Reds a 2-0 lead. Then, in the bottom of the 13th, Frazier […]

When the Reds declined Ryan Ludwick’s 2015 option, they assured the club would be in the market for a new starting left-fielder. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed this weekend that Nori Aoki and Michael Morse are priority targets, indicating the club preferred to acquire a LF through free agency rather than by trade (John Fay, […]

Shin-Soo Choo has reportedly signed a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Texas Rangers*: Free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has reached agreement on a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Texas Rangers, two baseball sources confirmed to ESPN.com. Choo was the premier offensive player left on the market after Robinson Cano signed with Seattle and Jacoby […]

Think about this for a second. The Reds played a crucial baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals last night. Only one run was scored and it was by Billy Hamilton. As most every Reds’ fan knows by now, Billy Hamilton is one of the top prospects in the Reds’ organization. He was converted from […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Oakland 5 Cincinnati 6 W: H. Bailey (7-10) L: B. Colon (14-4) S: A. Chapman (27) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –The Reds swept this short series with the A’s. That certainly helps wash the taste of the Cardinals series out of our mouths, doesn’t it? –Corky Miller had his first […]

The off-day seems like a reasonable time to take a detailed look at where the Reds stand with one-sixth of the 2013 season in the record books. Sample sizes remain too small to offer meaningful extrapolation forward, but we can certainly make comparisons of the situation now to that of a month ago. And a […]

Not literally, but the 2013 version. Reds’ GM Walt Jocketty revealed in an interview at Redsfest this weekend that the Reds were on the verge of trading for Ben Revere, a player who is hard to distinguish from Taveras. Revere is a pure slap-hitter. In over 1000 plate appearances, he has only 33 extra-base hits, with no […]

Paul Daugherty was gracious enough to allow me to drive The Morning Line bus, his daily blog for the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Check it out. Richard Fitch

Reds manager Dusty Baker’s testy answer to a question yesterday about playing time for Todd Frazier and Scott Rolen has been reported by John Fay and Mark Sheldon. At the end of his remarks, Baker said this: “Since I’ve been here there have been six or seven guys everybody fell in love with,” Baker said. […]

Buster Olney from ESPN tweeted last night that the Reds have shown interest in Phillies OF Juan Pierre. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports reported last week that the Reds had kicked the tires on Phillies CF Shane Victorino. Presumably, the Reds primary interest in either player would be as a rental lead-off hitter. Neither player is signed […]

(Turns out, Bill and I were on the same track! He’s just quicker than I am.) Reds manager Dusty Baker sometimes receives criticism for events beyond his control. However, yesterday, when asked why Todd Frazier hadn’t been in the line-up for a couple days, Baker offered up this reasoning (reported by John Fay): “Everybody preaches on base […]