Last Gasps
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Last Gasps

If they stick around long enough, baseball general managers tend to get reputations. Jim “Ralph” Bowden would chase a five tool prospect for years. Wayne Krivsky never met a two-year contract extension he didn’t like. Billy Beane’s approach was detailed in Moneyball, while Brian Sabean is perceived to put more emphasis on scouting and intangibles.  The reality is never this simple, … Continue reading

We got Skip for that
2015 Reds

We got Skip for that

“The importance of the shoulder in hitting is underestimated,” says Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Center, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject. ”Trying to re-establish ones mechanics after (shoulder) surgery is a complex process. It’s extremely delicate. It involves rebuilding strength, and all that goes into the swing from the … Continue reading

The pine
2015 Reds

The pine

Much attention has been put on the Reds’ situation out there in left field this offseason, leading to the trade for Marlon Byrd. Some think Byrd isn’t a large enough improvement to make a difference in the 2015 Reds. Even if that ends up being the case there still remains another way to drastically improve … Continue reading

Reds pick up Cueto option and no longer have Jack for that [Update: Ludwick]
2015 Reds

Reds pick up Cueto option and no longer have Jack for that [Update: Ludwick]

Reports (Chris Cotillo) indicate the Reds made two roster moves today that surprised no one. First, the club picked up the option on Johnny Cueto’s 2015 contract, paying the starting pitcher $10 million this season. Absent a further negotiated extension, Cueto will become a free agent. Second, they declined Jack Hannahan’s $4 million option and instead … Continue reading