The most important job of a manager is to put his players in a position to succeed.  Since success is not a guarantee, perhaps putting those players in the position where they are most likely to succeed is a better way of stating it. Managers have many opportunities to maximize the effectiveness of their players.  […]

The Reds travel to Scottsdale to play the San Francisco Giants tonight (9 p.m. ET). The game will be broadcast on the national MLB cable network as well as MLB.tv, the online stream, and WLW-700. Use this post as a real-live game thread. Tonight’s lineup: Jake Cave CF Eugenio Suarez 3B Jesse Winker RF Brandon […]

Fresh off their victory over the stupid Cubs in Mesa, the Reds return to Goodyear to take on the Colorado Rockies. The game starts at 3:05 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on radio only, on WLW-700. Here’s the starting lineup that will face … Jake Cave CF Ivan De Jesus 2B Eugenio Suarez 3B […]

In his first year as general manager for the Reds, Walt Jocketty traded Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Remember the Dallas Buck Era? Dunn had become a fixture in Great American Ball Park’s left field. And while the word fixture might conjure up Dunn’s aptitude playing defense in left field, one thing is for […]

[This report was submitted by loyal Nation member and super Reds fan John Rohrig, who attends caravan events every year. Lots of great information. Thanks, John!] Last night the Reds Caravan East Tour rolled into Charleston, WV after a day of visiting Reds Radio affiliates in Southern WV and Eastern KY. A nice crowd awaited […]

The Rebuild The big rebuild is in full swing with more to come for sure. At least there had better be more to come since the job is obviously only half done and there are a multitude of questions left unanswered with not much of a game plan left apparent to interested observers. The rebuild […]

There’s just a week and change left in August—after that calendar page turns every MLB team will be able to bring up any or all of the members of their 40-man roster in their respective minor league systems. The Reds have 14 gentlemen who fit such a description, six of whom are position players. Barring […]

[Tom Diesman is out of town this week. We asked Warren Leeman (known here and the far eastern territory of Russia as Shchi Cossack) to pinch hit. Thanks, Warren!] With the Big Club’s season over from a competitive perspective and the minor league season winding down, a look back through the 2015 minor league season […]

The Reds’ 2015 campaign can be broken down into four separate segments: Segment 1: The 4-0 start — remember Todd Frazier’s Opening Day thunderbolt? — and Bryan Price’s blow-up. Segment 2: Season-ending injuries to Devin Mesoraco and Homer Bailey as well as a nine-game losing streak in May curtailed any chance the Reds possessed at playoff contention. Segment […]

The Reds first deadline trade has been completed and Johnny Cueto is off to Kansas City where he’ll get a shot at being in the post season this year.  The Reds got a pretty good haul of three LH SP in Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed in return.  I’ll touch on where these […]

Tonight, the Reds (44-54) take on the Cardinals (64-36) in a rubber match that could potentially lead to the first Reds’ series win in St. Louis since 2011. If that sounds abysmal, consider for a second that of the 25 series the two teams have played against each other since 2011, the Reds have won […]

With the final game of the first half of the season upon us, the Cincinnati Reds (39-46) will look to split the series with the Marlins and nab their 40th win before heading home to revel in the All Star festivities. After yesterday’s thrashing sponsored by the Reds’ bullpen, ace and final vote runner-up Johnny […]