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 […]

During the early part of this season, the Reds have reminded me of another Reds team from not long ago: the 2009 team. Why 2009? The Reds finished 78-84, 4th in the NL Central that season, but it was the year before the magical 2010 division championship. The Reds had a number of prospects who […]

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 […]

The Reds got off to a big start by scoring three times in the first inning, and were able to build a 6-1 lead. Michael Lorenzen allowed 3 runs over 6.0 innings, and then handed the ball off to the bullpen. Nothing could go wrong, right? In the 7th inning, Ryan Mattheus loaded the bases, and […]

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’s an early August Sunday afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds are attempting to sweep their new rivals to the throne, the surprising Pirates. The Elias Sports Bureau says that Cincinnati’s 22 wins in 25 games is a hot streak of historic proportions, one that even Johnny, Tony, Joe & Pete never crafted, a run not […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 4 New York (N) 1 W: H. Bailey (5-4) L: J. Niese (4-3) S: A. Chapman (8) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –That’s five in a row now. A win tomorrow would match the longest streak of the year. –Homer Bailey. I’ve been as big a detractor as I could […]

The Cincinnati Reds (11-11, 2nd place, 3.0 GB) complete the final three games of their three-team nine-game homestand against the Chicago Cubs (8-15, 6th place, 6.5 GB) Tuesday (7:10), Wednesday (7:10) and Thursday (12:35) at GABP. Just a little over a week ago, these two teams faced off for three cold, miserable weather days in […]

Writing these first few previews is so nice and easy. No need to pay attention to bench guys yet because, really, who’s displacing Joey Votto or Brandon Phillips… or Jay Bruce? Jay Bruce is probably not going to the Hall of Fame. Can we just get that out of the way right now? I know […]

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 […]