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... 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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X-Factor: Paul Janish

Orlando Cabrera (2010) Alex Gonzalez (2009, 2007) Jeff Keppinger (2008) Felipe Lopez (2006) Rich Aurilia (2005) Between 1974 and 2004, the Cincinnati Reds were fortunate to be able to pencil in the names of Da... Read More...
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On Billy Hamilton

For the last couple of months, Reds farmhand Billy Hamilton has been getting a lot of love from the various prospect rankings. Yesterday, John Fay has professed his undying love for the young shortstop: Iâ€... Read More...
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Who Knew?

In the middle of a post about a bunch of other things, Poz had a short exploration about on-base streaks. We all remember Joey Votto's streak of consecutive games reaching base last season; it's among the ten-l... Read More...
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Can the Reds Offense Repeat?

The Reds led the NL last season with a .774 OPS and 790 runs scored. Given that, a young talented starting rotation, a deep bullpen, and several top level prospects on the cusp of the majors, they appear to be... Read More...
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Chemistry Class

I hated Chemistry class in high school. Just hated it and couldn't wait until it was over. When I got to The University, I was forced to take a certain number of classes in math/science; I loaded up on math and... Read More...