Student Predictions on Reds Upcoming Season


Kale Reynolds

Carson Phillips standing next to a Cincinnati Reds poster

Kale Reynolds, Reporter

The Cincinnati Reds have begun their season and Edgewood students have different thoughts about how the season will go.

Sophomore Coulter Ashcraft thinks that this season could be no different from last year’s, where the Reds had a poor record of 62 wins and 100 losses. 

“I have a feeling we could be worse than last year because we always trade away all of our players and picks,” Ashcraft said. “We’re definitely in a bad spot right now.”

Freshman Carson Phillips has a belief that this season could be good for the Reds.

“Their record actually isn’t too bad right now and [the Reds] have been known to start off the season bad,” Phillips said. “Who knows what this season could have in store for us.”

Ashcraft has a range of how he thinks the Reds could end up this season on the standings.

“Their lowest they can go is dead last which could happen knowing the Reds,” Ashcraft said. “But their highest they can go is probably ending up top 10 in the league.

Phillips thinks that the Reds are not connected with each other and have no chemistry.

“They aren’t playing as a team and it looks like some of these players just don’t want to play with each other,” Phillips said.

Phillips thinks past season outcomes have been very disappointing to watch.

“I’ve been seeing a pattern in recent years for the Reds,” Phillips said. “I feel like we aren’t spending money on the right players, but just paying for what we can get honestly.”

Phillips believes the Reds have a slight chance of success in the future but won’t happen in just one or two seasons.

“I don’t believe that they will have any success for the next few years,” Phillips said, “but I believe that they will find a team that works like the Bengals did.”

A World Series win hasn’t come home to Cincinnati since 1990, 33 years since the Reds have taken a pennant.

“With how they have been playing, they might never win a World Series again,” Phillips said.