This week’s respondents are Matt Wilkes, Matt Habel, Jordan Barhorst, Jackson Thurnquist, and Jeff Gangloff. Our Weekly Reds Obsession: Has the slow start to the season caused you to change your opinion of the 2018 Reds, and what will the team’s final record be? Matt Wilkes: My opinion hasn’t changed much. The team is better […]

There’s an episode of Cheers where Norm has an interview for his dream job as a beer sampler at a local brewery. At the bar before the interview, Rebecca Howe tells Norm a story of her blowing an interview so badly she ended up singing knick-knack-paddy-whack-give-a-dog-a-bone. Rebecca’s story gets stuck in Norm’s head. When Norm […]

Yes, I appreciate the irony of an optimistic post about the Reds built around a metaphor of brightening skies while the Opening Day game is rained out. But let’s persist and use the overcast and now unoccupied moment to assess where the Reds stand in relation to being good. Reconstruction of the team progressed too […]

We are two days away from Opening Day of the 2018 season and I am excited to be back with you this season. Every two weeks I will be taking a deep dive into a topic related to the Reds offense. Matt Wilkes kicked off On the Mound with Matt last week and today is […]

The Reds play the LA Angels today at Goodyear Ballpark. Game time is 3:05 p.m. ET. Radio broadcast on WSAI-1360. Here is the Reds lineup: Billy Hamilton CF Cliff Pennington SS Joey Votto 1B Eugenio Suarez 3B Phil Gosselin DH Scooter Gennett 2B Tucker Barnhart C Patrick Kivlehan RF Ben Revere LF Sal Romano makes […]

Projections in baseball are a funny thing. For the most part, they’re a crapshoot. As hard as it is to hit a round ball with a round bat, it’s even harder for us to try to predict just how successful a given player will be at hitting a round ball with a round bat, not […]

Over at, Mark Sheldon has composed five questions that he says are facing the Cincinnati Reds in 2018. Conveniently, he also composed his answers to those questions; I encourage you to go read his thoughts. I’m interested to know what your answers would be to these questions… 1. What will the rotation look like? […]

I’m sure that at least once in human history, Christmas has fallen on a Monday, but not within my immediate memory. Because I would remember the absolute Mass placement hysteria every single Catholic is experiencing right now. The feast day, which one of Mass obligation, is not waived. And neither is the 4th Sunday of […]

Day Three of the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Check here throughout the day for news, rumors and related developments. 8 am: Boomlet in reporting about the organization’s efforts to convince Japanese 2-way phenom Shohei Ohtani to become a Red. Zach Buchanan reports on the pitch materials and process the Reds went through. Mark Sheldon’s story […]

First we heard rumors of teams inquiring about Raisel Iglesias. Next, it’s Billy Hamilton’s name popping up in trade talks. Now today, we hear that the Reds are “open to offers” for left fielder Adam Duvall, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. MLB Trade Rumors had some thoughts, as well: Duvall, 29, would […]

This week’s respondents are Matt Habel, Steve Mancuso, Jim Walker, Tom Mitsoff, and Chad Dotson. Our Daily Reds Obsession: Who is the best defensive player you’ve ever seen in a Reds uniform? Matt: Billy Hamilton is definitely an easy answer because I have never seen anyone consistently make the plays that he does, let alone […]

Tonight we’ll find out if the Baseball Writers of America voted Joey Votto the National League MVP. Votto is one of three announced finalists, with Giancarlo Stanton (the favorite based on conventional wisdom) and Paul Goldschmidt. The MLB Network award show begins at 6 p.m. ET. Votto was named NL MVP in 2010. He finished […]