The 2017 MLB post-season is upon us and, alas, our beloved Cincinnati Reds did not qualify for any hot playoff action this year. Yesterday, our staff here at Redleg Nation made our playoff predictions, and you all laughed at our sub-par prognostication ability. Now that the respective Division Series’ have begun, we can all settle […]

Let’s go back roughly fifteen years ago. The year was 2003. The Reds finished the season 69-93, fifth in the NL Central, and had guys like Jimmy Haynes, Jose Guillen, and Austin Kearns manning the leaky ship that was the 2003 Cincinnati Reds. That same year the Reds drafted a right handed pitcher by the […]

I love the MLB Draft, which is a weird sentence to write because the MLB Draft is universally regarded as the most anti-climactic of all the professional sports drafts. It’s just reading names that will likely never amount to much of anything and putting them in the clutches of organization they will probably never play […]

Most of this was recently posted on Lance McAlister’s blog (I’ve added some numbers and some of Lance’s numbers might be a bit off b/c of the delay in posting this): Louisville Bats/International League rankings BA .249 (13th of 14) Runs 377 (14th) OBP .313 (13th) SLG .370 (13th) OPS .683 (14th) BB 264 (12th) […]

It appears that our old friend Yasmani Grandal has been suspended for fifty games by MLB for “a positive test of testosterone.” Make of that what you will. Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The […]

Dear Walt, We’ve been bad. We’ve been petty. Okay, we’ve been downright unreasonable. We’ve called you names. Joke-etty. Mr. Crickets. We admit it. You came to Cincinnati with some serious baseball bona fides, but in this day of Show Me What You’ve Won For Me Lately—that wasn’t enough. You came preaching patience, all the while […]

I’m not sure if you’ve heard or not, but the Reds made a pretty big trade over the weekend, and people disagree strongly on the question of whether or not it was a good deal. Some people don’t think Mat Latos is good enough to merit the cost the Reds paid to acquire him, some […]

According to several sources on twitter, the Reds have traded 1B Yonder Alonso to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Mat Latos.  Latos went 9-14 last season with a 3.47 ERA and 185 strikeouts.  He was 14-10 in 2010 with a 2.92 ERA and 189 strikeouts. So the Reds add another starting pitcher to the […]

Ken Rosenthal demonstrates an astute command of the obvious in this piece for Fox, entitled “Reds need to pull trigger on trade.” Ya think? Joking aside, it’s actually a fairly interesting piece: “We have to keep being aggressive and try to improve,” Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Wednesday. “What we thought we had to do […]

Baseball America released their top ten list of Reds prospects today. Here they are: 1. Devin Mesoraco, c 2. Billy Hamilton, ss 3. Yonder Alonso, 1b/of 4. Yasmani Grandal, c 5. Zack Cozart, ss 6. Daniel Corcino, rhp 7. Robert Stephenson, rhp 8. DiDi Gregorius, ss 9. Todd Frazier, 3b/1b/of 10. Brad Boxberger, rhp It’s […]

Games Played on 09/05/11 Minor League Players of the Day: Louisville 1B Neftali Soto: He went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. AAA Louisville 5 – Indianapolis 2 Neftali Soto went 2 for 3 with a HR and a BB. Denis Phipps went 3 for 3 with a BB. Yasmani Grandal went […]

Tomorrow is September 1st, the time of year for young players to get a “cup of coffee” at the big league level with a chance to catch the GM’s or manager’s eye and hopefully get themselves an opportunity to win a big league job in spring training. Since the Reds are out of the playoff […]