Baseball - General

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Avoid the WBC, Joey!

Major League Baseball is once again forcing the World Baseball Classic down our collective throats. For this, we can be most ungrateful. And this “Classic” comes from the same entity that gave us a... Read More...
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RIP Fred Talbot

For those of us that still believe that "Ball Four" is the greatest baseball book ever written.. Mr. Fred Talbot passed away last week. The thoughts and prayers of Redleg Nation go out to his family and frien... Read More...
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The Hall of Fame

This is not Reds related, but I have an editorial up at The Hardball Times about this years Hall of Fame farce. I'd love to hear what the Nation thinks, feel free to chime in here or over at THT.... Read More...
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FanGraphs Fan Projections

I'm not sure how this slipped by me, but the FanGraphs Fan Projections are now open. It's a fun system and does pretty well against some of the others out there. Click here to go make your projections for the R... Read More...
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Drugs and Hall of Fame Voting

Please excuse the interruption of your football frenzy. But this baseball issue is timely, with today being the deadline for Hall of Fame voting. It's also controversial, so take your best swing, Nation. This... Read More...
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Love

Baseball, for the people who read this site, is not a casual affair. It isn't a dalliance. It's love. And every team, or at least every core group of players, is a new relationship. For a long time, we had the... Read More...
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Baseball and Bud’s Big Lie

Like swallows heading back to Capistrano, it’s back again: the big market vs. small market narrative you can count on being discussed like clockwork once Labor Day passes. The one shilled by ESPN and the... Read More...
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The Pirates Deadline Deals

In the last week of July, the Pirates attempted to improve their 2012 ballclub via 4 deadline deals: -- SP Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros for three minor leaguers (Robbie Grossman, Colton Cain, and Rudy Owens)... Read More...
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When Barry Larkin Gets the Call

Editor's Note: This piece originally ran in December, but we're re-running it because Barry Larkin deserves it. In a few weeks, something wonderful should happen: Barry Larkin’s election to the Hall of ... Read More...
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Joey Votto Grief

As you may or may not know, I write a weekly column over at The Hardball Times chronicling historic and semi-historic feats from around the majors. Joey Votto figured heavily in the column until the injury. I w... Read More...
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Something Neat

Starting today, I have a weekly column over at The Hardball Times. It covers (or attempts to cover) all the players who are on pace to do something rare, historical, or semi-historical. This week features a few... Read More...