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Trade Deadline Stories

I’m always interested in reading about what goes on behind-the-scenes of baseball front offices. As a bonus to the topic in today’s Baseball Tonight Clubhouse online article, ESPN’s J.P. Ricciardi shares a couple of Reds-related trade deadline stories. First, the Scott Rolen trade was almost undone by technical difficulties. As we were trying to send … Continue reading

2009 Reds

PitchF/X Help Needed

I’m putting out a call for research help from you PitchF/X-savvy readers. Watching Homer’s start last night, I was struck by how little he threw inside. Ramon Hernandez was catching. I also noticed, and we’ve discussed, how Aaron Harang seemed to throw inside more in his last start, with Ryan Hanigan behind the plate. What … Continue reading

2008 Reds / 2009 Reds / 2010 Reds / Corey Patterson OBP Watch / Dusty's Lineup Shenanigans / Willy Taveras OBP Watch

“Thou shalt not clog the bases,” declared the Dusty one!

It isn’t a difficult concept to understand: your leadoff hitter needs to get on base at a good clip so that the big bats behind him can drive him home. Well, take a look at this disaster: Dusty Baker’s primary leadoff hitters: [table id=23 /] No, it isn’t difficult to understand, but Dusty Baker is … Continue reading