12:38 PM EDT, Fri October 21, 2016
Red Reporter 3 hours ago

Updating the Top 100: Joey Votto

In which this generation's best Red gains entry into a new level of the pantheon JOEY VOTTO -€” 8 Played as Red Primary Position Career Rank Peak Rank Prime Rank 2007-2016 1B 9 6 6 Percent Breakdown of Value Best Season Best player on Reds Hit Field Pitch 2015 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 95% 5% 0% Awards/Honors as a Red Leading the League On the Reds Leaderboard Most Valuable Player -€” 2010 Hank Aaron Award -€” 2010 All Star -€” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Gold Glove -€”...
Red Reporter 16 hours ago

Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers, NLCS Game 5 - (Jon Lester vs. Kenta Maeda)

Who'll take command of the series? The Chicago Cubs finally saw their bats come to life in NLCS Game 4 on Wednesday, as they belted 13 hits and scored 10 runs to drop the Los Angeles Dodgers.  That evened the series 2-2, creating a virtual Best of 3 series to decide who will get to face the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series. The final game the Dodgers will host this series features Kenta Maeda on the mound for the Fightin' Scullies, and he'll look to improve upon his Game 1 start that saw him allow 3 ER in just 4 IP.  He'll be opposed by his counterpart from that same Game 1, Jon...
Better Off Red 23 hours ago


I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of this long election cycle than with the season premier of the Reds Hot Stove League and Better Off Red Baseball Trivia at the Holy Grail Banks on November 9! The Reds Hot Stove League show will air live on the Reds Radio Network from the […]
Red Reporter Oct 20, 2016

Cincinnati Reds links - The best overall draft of 2016

Thursday links! If you’re a believer that online polls are completely truthful, well executed, and without flaw, you’ll be happy to hear that Baseball America weighed the collective opinions of their top writers and the top scouts in the game to judge the overall 2016 MLB Draft - and that the Cincinnati Reds were judged to have had the best one of all teams. Based largely on the very, very early returns from the top selections in the draft, BA determined that the Reds had, in Nick Senzel, both the best pure hitter in the class as well as the bat closest to reaching the majors, a flag...
Cincinnati.com Oct 20, 2016
Doc: Predicting Bengals-Browns; comparing Indians & Reds

Doc: Predicting Bengals-Browns; comparing Indians & Reds

The Sunday Men prediction from Paul Daugherty. The Indians are good, why not the Reds?         
Red Reporter Oct 20, 2016

Updating the Top 100: Brandon Phillips

In which the long time second baseman does things a little differently but ends up in the same place BRANDON PHILLIPS - #24 Played as Red Primary Position Career Rank Peak Rank Prime Rank 2006-2016 2B 16 48 31 Percent Breakdown of Value Best Season Best player on Reds Hit Field Pitch 2011 Never 69% 31% 0% Awards/Honors as a Red Leading the League On the Reds Leaderboard Gold Glove -€” 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 All Star -€” 2010, 2011, 2013 Silver Slugger -€” 2011 N/A - 8th in career doubles - 9th in...
Columbus Dispatch Oct 20, 2016

NFL | Bengals defend linebacker Vontaze Burfict over his latest fine

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals defended linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Wednesday for his actions during a loss to New England, which drew a $75,000 fine from the league, according to a person familiar with the situation.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Red Reporter Oct 19, 2016

Cincinnati Reds, Fox Sports Ohio sign new 15 year TV contract

It's a lot of money, but you already knew that. The Cincinnati Reds were set to have their existing TV contract with FS-Ohio expire after the upcoming 2017 season, but both officially settled that on Wednesday by announcing a new deal that will run through the 2032 season.  The Enquirer's Zach Buchanan spoke with Phil Castellini about the deal earlier, and the team's COO gave some interesting insight into the new agreement. Castellini, the organization’s chief operating officer, said it represents a "nice increase" in yearly television rights fees, but is still a small-market deal when...
Cincinnati.com Oct 19, 2016
Reds, Fox Sports Ohio extend partnership through 2032

Reds, Fox Sports Ohio extend partnership through 2032

The Reds signed a 15-year extension with Fox Sports Ohio, which includes an ownership stake in the network.         
Red Reporter Oct 19, 2016

League Championship Series Doubleheader Open Thread: Part Deux

Let’s do it again. Last night was so much fun, I’ve* decided we should do it again. The MLB Postseason will move forward in both the American League and the National League Championship Series again tonight. In Toronto, much remains the same as yesterday: the Blue Jays must win or go home. 33-year-old Marco Estrada will face off against Ryan Merritt, who I just learned was a real life baseball player about an hour ago. Estrada tossed his first complete game in the ALCS Game 1 loss. Merritt has only one other major league start on his resume, a September win against the Royals. Down at...
Red Reporter Oct 19, 2016

The next step in the Cincinnati Reds' rebuild

The bets have been made. It's time to let them ride. It’s clear that the brass of the Cincinnati Reds has asked for patience from any and all who watch their team play baseball. Truthfully, that request can be dated all the way back to November 8th, 2013, a day on which the front office contractually indicated that the big-spending that had gone hand in hand with the big-winning of the previous years had reached its exhaustion point. That’s the day they made Skip Schumaker the single largest acquisition of that offseason, inking him to a meager 2 year, $5 million deal. It came on the...
Red Reporter Oct 19, 2016

Updating the Reds All-Time List: Jay Bruce

In which a power hitter is jettisoned to New York and ungrateful fans in his new home town whine about it. JAY BRUCE - #29 Played as Red Primary Position Career Rank Peak Rank Prime Rank 2008-2016 RF 30 39 34 Percent Breakdown of Value Best Season Best player on Reds Hit Field Pitch 2013 Never 81% 19% 0% Awards/Honors as a Red Leading the League On the Reds Leaderboard All Star -€” 2011, 2012, 2016 Silver Slugger -€” 2012, 2013 N/A - 7th in career HR - 16th in career RBI - 16th in career...
Red Reporter Oct 18, 2016

Championship Series Open Thread

Come forth and talk about baseball We’ve got a playoff doubleheader in store for ya’ll tonight, and things are bound to get good. The Aboriginal people and the Blue Jays square off for game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Corey Kluber will be going for Cleveland on short rest, but he’s been absolute nails this postseason, striking out 13 batters in 13.1 innings pitched. Kluber has yet to yield a run in these playoffs, so it’s obvious why Cleveland is eager to run their former Cy Young Award winner back out there as soon as possible. Aaron Sanchez will be on the hill...
Red Reporter Oct 18, 2016

About those Five Dumb MLB Predictions

I predict my 2017 predictions will not be worse than my 2016 ones. Oh, April.  When freak snow storms kill the earliest blooming flowers, when something on Devin Mesoraco inevitably breaks or tears, and when starting the season with three straight wins in a clear rebuild had some Cincinnati Reds fans decidedly over-amped.  April also means the dawn of predictions season, a time when idiots like me pool all available resources and spend too much time hammering away on keyboards as if we can see into the future. It's handicapping, if you will.  But as the grizzled racing handicappers from...
Red Reporter Oct 18, 2016

Updating the All-Time Reds List: Zack Cozart

In which a player who was almost gone may soon be gone again for the first time. When we last checked in on Zack Cozart in this space, we were scratching our head about what to make of Cozart's very short 2015 season (just 53 games played), which saw him set (or be on pace to set) career highs in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS+.  This was definitely an encouraging response to Cozart's disastrous 2014 season, albeit tempered by the thought that maybe we shouldn't read too much into less than two months worth of data. For 2016, Cozart mostly solidified his 2015 gains, with...