Chapmania / Nasty Boys

Billy McCool, Cordero and Chapman: A History of Reds Closers

The “save” didn’t become an official statistic in baseball until 1969, although it had been tracked for years. The definition of a save itself was defined in 1960 by Chicago sportswriter Jerome Holtzman but it has been redefined, examined and criticized since. (The first official “save” went to Bill Singer on Opening Day 1969, who … Continue reading

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2010: The Historical Perspective

So, how did the Reds of 2010 stack up vs. other Reds teams in Cincinnati history? Major League baseball tracks the roots of the current Reds franchise back through the Reds/Redlegs/Red Stockings to 1882 when the Red Stockings were charter members of the American Association. In case you don’t know, there have been other Cincinnati … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: Greg Vaughn and Juan Guzman

February 2, 1999: Greg Vaughn is traded by the San Diego Padres with Mark Sweeney to the Cincinnati Reds for Josh Harris (minors), Damian Jackson and Reggie Sanders. July 31, 1999: Juan Guzman is traded by the Baltimore Orioles with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Jacobo Sequea (minors) and B.J. Ryan. October 28, 1999: … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: Who’s on First–Casey, Konerko, Perez, Petagine or Young?

April 5, 1996: Eduardo Perez is traded by the California Angels to the Cincinnati Reds for Will Pennyfeather. November 10, 1997: Dmitri Young traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cincinnati Reds for Jeff Brantley. February 5, 1998: Roberto Petagine is traded by the New York Mets to the Cincinnati Reds for Yuri Sanchez … Continue reading