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This Week on the Farm
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This Week on the Farm

We are gearing up for another season of baseball here at Redleg Nation and I’m happy to be once again providing the weekly “This Week on the Farm” column. I’ll use this space to discuss the progress and personnel of the Reds minor league affiliates. I’ll try to provide you with some news and notes … Continue reading

Things I Learned at the SABR Analytics Conference
Advanced Metrics

Things I Learned at the SABR Analytics Conference

I attended the 4th annual SABR Analytics Conference recently in Phoenix, and it was an interesting combination of fan convention and job fair/trade show for MLB analytics departments. The convention agenda bordered on overwhelming with over thirty interviews, panels, presentations, and awards crammed into two and a half days, and 450 (!) attended. You can … Continue reading

Oh, BP
2015 Reds

Oh, BP

By now, most of us have read or heard about ‘dat article written by Bob Nightengale (USA Today) that quotes Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto about their hitting approaches. The article highlights the contradictions and frames the parallel interviews as a debate. But commentary about whether it is Votto or Phillips who is right about batting misses … Continue reading