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About Last Night

That lineup. Wow. As I was leaving the ball park last night, reflecting on the lopsided loss, a losing record and who was in the starting lineup, I asked myself this: How could the Cincinnati Reds organizatio... Read More...
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The Baker-Jocketty Rift

There has been plenty of indirect evidence that Walt Jocketty and Dusty Baker have knocked heads a few times this year regarding player roles. First, there was the handling of Fred Lewis.  On January 10, th... Read More...
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50.2 innings

Mike Leake and Aroldis Chapman were highly accomplished 22-year-olds when they arrived as rookies to the Reds' brand new Spring Training complex in Goodyear, in February 2010. Leake, as a junior the previous... Read More...
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Sacrifice Runs

One of the most striking discoveries of much of the statistical research done in baseball over the last 20 years is that outs are more valuable than bases.  This breakthrough ... means that "sacrifices" are ... Read More...
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Younger and Better

A new strategy for the Reds is percolating.  Let's go with my friend Mike's suggestion and call it "Younger and Better."  The premise is the Reds have several strong players at AAA who may be able to cont... Read More...
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The Hal King Moment

Drew Stubbs' walk off home run last night wasn't the Hal King Moment (HKM) because it couldn't be. On July 1, 1973, Reds catcher Hal King hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning agains... Read More...