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Titanic Struggle Recap: Will Tim Birtsas get the win tomorrow?

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Houston Cincinnati 8 WP: Leake (1-0) LP: Happ (0-1) BOXSCORE POSITIVES –A solid start by Mike Leake, who gave up two runs on three hits in six innings. Leake struck out four and walked two. Really nice outing. –Chris Heisey went 1-2 with a walk, an HBP, and three … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Deal Dave Parker, Randy Myers, and Sean Casey

December 8, 1987: Four years and one day after making him the Reds first big free agent acquisition, the Reds trade outfielder Dave Parker to the Oakland A’s for starting pitcher and future Reds ace Jose Rijo and reliever Tim Birtsas. Parker’s best Reds season had come in 1985 when he finished second in MVP … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Reds Sign Dave Parker

December 7, 1983: The Reds signed their first “major” free agent of the free agency period when they signed Dave Parker to to a three-year contract. While with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Parker was one of baseball’s biggest superstars of the late 1970’s. Parker won the MVP for the Pirates in 1978 when he hit .334 … Continue reading

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Redleg Roundup

Look! It’s a whole mess o’ links, direct from the home office in Cincinnati, Iowa (population 428): –C. Trent interviewed Bill James, and part one of that interview is here. It’s great stuff, particularly when James talked about how much he loves…wait for it…Paul Janish! –Jonny Gomes has had a great spring, but Dusty Baker … Continue reading

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Redleg Trade Review: The Ten Best Reds Trades Ever

Summarizing our Redleg Trade Review (for all stories, type this in the search window in the upper right portion of your screen). Here’s what I think are the best Reds trades ever. 1. November 29, 1971: Joe Morgan is traded by the Houston Astros with Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo and Denis Menke to … Continue reading