Which one of these is not like the other? It’s a list of the current Reds bullpen pitchers sorted by the statistic of strikeout percentage minus walk percentage (K%-BB%) for the 2018 season. I included the major league average for relief pitchers to provide context. Why focus on strikeouts and walks? Here’s a succinct explanation offered […]

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the next 11 months for the Cincinnati Reds, leading up to Opening Day 2019. The rebuilding process has reached crescendo. It now requires big, calculated expenditures of assets — money and players — on impact upgrades. The Brewers acquisition of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain come to mind. […]

Most of the civilized world knows today as Friday the 13th. Here in Redleg Nation, though, it may become known as Nick Senzel Day. As our Steve Mancuso reported in a post that was lauded by members of the Cincinnati media for its clarity, today is the date minor league players can be promoted in […]

Too many not-ready-for-prime-time rookies. St. Louis Cardinals 13 • Cincinnati  Reds 4 || Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Stats  Steve MancusoSteve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair […]

The Reds four full season minor league teams open play two weeks from now. The AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos, A+ Daytona Tortugas, and A Dayton Dragons all begin play on Thursday, April 5th. The AAA Louisville Bats start their season the following day on Friday, April 6th. I figured it would be best to not […]

With the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 draft upon them, the Reds added six players to their 40-man roster today: Infielder Alex Blandino, second baseman Shed Long, outfielder Jose Siri and right-handed pitchers Jose Lopez, Jesus Reyes and Zack Weiss had their contracts selected. Blandino, Long and Siri are Top 30 prospects […]

The Astros and Cubs — two teams still wearing their uniforms — did it. So will the Reds. It’s when we’ll know for sure that the rebuilding is finally over. Or at least when the Reds front office thinks that moment has arrived. We’ll see those final roster moves. Dick Williams will package a group […]

The Reds acquired two new players last Friday. The Reds acquired Minor League outfielder Randy Ventura from the Braves on Friday in exchange for international bonus pool space. The 20 year old RF is a switch hitter who is spending his first season this year in full season A ball and is listed as 5-9 […]

OF Jesse Winker, .314/.395/.408/.803 at AAA, will get an extended shot at starting in RF for the Reds to replace Scott Schebler who has been placed on the DL with a sore shoulder. The Winker call up has been long overdue in my estimation, and I must say I’m both pleased and shocked to see […]

With the ill timed injuries to Scott Feldman and Zack Cozart, the Reds are pretty much standing on the sidelines this year watching the other teams being active as we approach this years trade deadline.  Meanwhile, the Reds are currently in line for the 4th overall pick in the baseball draft next June.  At least […]

OF Jesse Winker, .305/.386/.391/.777 at AAA, is back in Louisville. Winker will remain there to get regular playing time while he waits for a spot to open up for him in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Dick Williams will be entertaining offers for whatever healthy pieces he has left in an effort to improve the club before the […]

Jesse Winker, .305/.386/.391/.777, was slated to be in the AAA All Star game. It appears that his recent call up to the Reds for 2 PH appearances has caused him to not be on the squad. RH RP Kevin Shackelford, 1.85 ERA with 11 S, represented the Bats on the International league All Star team. […]