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Calvin Pickering

Baseball Musings has this post about Calvin Pickering, who is now in the Kansas City organization. You might remember that Pickering ambled through the Reds organization a few years ago (four at-bats, one hit,... Read More...
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Tickets

I received my tickets yesterday to the Cleveland series in May. I don't think I can make it another month, waiting for the real games to start. I'm ready for some baseball.... Read More...
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Today’s game

Great stuff today, guys. As I work, I'm listening to today's spring opener against Tampa Bay via MLB.com. Finally, it really feels like baseball season has started. Spring is here. Life is good. UPDATE: ... Read More...
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Rick Mahler dead at 51

Sad news: Rick Mahler, who won nearly 100 games during a 13-year career spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves, died Wednesday. He was 51. Mahler died of a heart attack in Jupiter, Fla., while preparing for his... Read More...
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Juan Castro and the Twinkies

Via Aaron Gleeman, a Twins fan and one of my favorite bloggers, I note this nugget about our old friend Juan Castro: On a slightly less important note, it sounds as if there is a little more chance of not havi... Read More...
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Bill James interview, part 3

The Baseball Analysts have part three of Rich Lederer's interview with Bill James up on their site. Very interesting. Rich asked Bill to comment on several players. Take a look at this excerpt: RL: Mike Sch... Read More...
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Today’s intrasquad game

Looks like Marc Lancaster is blogging today's game once again. Highlights so far: Luis Lopez homer, and Wily Mo Pena infield single. No, I didn't get that mixed up. UPDATE: By the way, via Marc, here are t... Read More...
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Classic spring training story

Here's a classic spring training story from today's Enquirer. It's by Paul Daugherty, and the subject is Ryan Freel, but it's a perfect example of what writers are forced to write during the spring. There are... Read More...
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First intrasquad a hit

I'm just glad that the Reds won: Austin Kearns hit a sixth-inning solo homer against Ben Weber to lead the Slammers to a 3-2 win over the Boilermakers in the Reds' intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday at Ed Smith S... Read More...
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Crowded outfield

Take a look at this article by Lonnie Wheeler in the Post. Wheeler takes a look at the Reds crowded outfield situation, and concludes that Wily Mo Pena is the odd man out. I agree, but it didn't have to be th... Read More...
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Interview with Bill James

Over at The Baseball Analysts, Rich Lederer has an interview he conducted with Bill James. Here's Part One and today we have Part Two: Last summer, I decided to review all twelve of Bill James' Baseball Abstr... Read More...