Reds - General

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Pitching to contact

Paul Daugherty has this article on the Reds philosophy of "pitching to contact." It's an interesting piece, and I wish there were some way of quantifying the success or failure of this philosophy. I did enjoy... Read More...
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Shortstop play

Shortstop has probably been the strongest position in Cincinnati Reds history. We have had all-star quality shortstop play virtually continually since the 1880's...Frank Fennelly, Germany Smith, Timmy Corcoran... Read More...
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Job Battles

John Fay gives us some news on the position battles currently being waged: Right Field - Kearns leading over WMP. Fay says that Bowden is trying to get one or the other, but O'Brien is not going to trade eit... Read More...
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Return of the Captain

It appears that Barry Larkin visited Reds camp yesterday. We here at Redleg Nation are going to miss the old guy. I look forward to seeing his #11 retired someday in Cincinnati.... Read More...
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Reds Rotation

According to today's Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will use a 4 man rotation (Wilson, Harang, Milton, and Ortiz) early in the spring. The other starting candidates (Hudson, Claussen, Hancock, and Robertson) wi... Read More...
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Calvin Pickering

Baseball Musings has this post about Calvin Pickering, who is now in the Kansas City organization. You might remember that Pickering ambled through the Reds organization a few years ago (four at-bats, one hit,... Read More...
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Tickets

I received my tickets yesterday to the Cleveland series in May. I don't think I can make it another month, waiting for the real games to start. I'm ready for some baseball.... Read More...
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Other similarities

Other similarities: Austin Kearns...players through age 24: Similar Batters through Age 24 George Bell (979) J.D. Drew (978) Dan Ford (973) Gabe Kapler (972) Frank Howard (967) Mel Hall (965) Bobby Th... Read More...
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Wily Mo = Sammy?

Is Wily Mo Pena going to be the next Sammy Sosa? That's the buzz about our amazingly strong and talented Wily Mo Pena...at least that's the comparison that' s made. I also think it's unfair to Wily Mo to make... Read More...
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Who’s the ace?

Pitching "Ace" is a concept, or is it a person or role? I'm reading "The Numbers Game" by Alan Schwarz (discussing the development of numbers and stats in baseball and how it's become a game of it's own) and... Read More...