2011 Reds

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Matt Maloney is a Minnesota Twin

No official word from the Reds, but LHP Matt Maloney has tweeted that he is now a member of the Twins organization. I always liked Maloney; he seemed like a good guy who worked hard. I don't know what his ceil... Read More...
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So long, Fred Lewis

So long, Fred Lewis and Chad Reineke. We barely knew ya'. Both players have elected to explore free agency, which is not surprising. Reineke, of course, is just organizational filler. Lewis, on the other hand,... Read More...
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Around the World, again

A couple of days ago, I mentioned my brother who lives in China. He emailed me yesterday and mentioned that, in two weeks, he'll be watching Bill Bray pitch in Taiwan. He's talking, of course, about a group of... Read More...
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How Well Do Reds Catchers Catch?

More and more, we are learning the importance of catcher defense. Lately, there has been a great deal of research about the influence catchers can have over ball and strike calls. Recently, the most balanced, d... Read More...
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Another Post-Mortem

Our friend C. Trent Rosecrans has his post-mortem on the 2011 Reds, along with his vision for what the Reds should do in preparation for 2012. It's definitely worth a read.... Read More...
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Money, money, money, money

Can a small market team compete? The answer, unequivocally, is "YES". Let's get that out of the way first. Hal McCoy had a piece in the DDN, in which he states that we need a salary cap. He's wrong about that,... Read More...
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Detention Lecture

What went wrong in 2011? (Okay, what didn't go wrong?) This is a week or two old, but I hadn't had a chance to link to it yet. Our friend Mo Egger has given the Reds a detention lecture: Where do we begin? L... Read More...
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Titanic Struggle Recap

Let's recap tonight's titanic struggle.... FINAL -- 13 innings Cincinnati 5 New York (NL) 4 W: S. LeCure (2-1) L: D. Thayer (0-3) S: F. Cordero (37) BOX SCORE NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS --You know, win or lose, t... Read More...