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Face of the Franchise

(Ed.: Bumped to the top; new posts below.) It's no secret that Brandon Phillips has long wanted be what he called, "The Face of the Franchise."  Heck, writing "The Franchise" on his spikes got him into a... Read More...
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A Question

Why aren't the sports talk shows ablaze over the continual loafing of Brandon Phillips? I like BP, he plays great defense, and his approach at the plate is outstanding this year. But when Junior Griffey didn't... Read More...
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Opening Day…and more

Some choice items from around the interwebs... --Mark Sheldon wants to know how many of you have written off the season already. Not me. --Dusty Baker's explanation for the poor defense in the outfield yester... Read More...
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Reds 2009 Preview

It's that time of the year again, where hope springs eternal and optimism about the upcoming season is high. The Reds have lots of reasons to be hopeful entering the season. They have the makings of a good pi... Read More...
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Junior’s defense

USS Mariner is taking a closer look at what we've known for a while: new Mariner Junior Griffey's defense is getting brutal. I think it's clear Junior needs to be a DH these days, and it hurts me to say that. ... Read More...
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Panic Button

I just posted this in the comment thread on the outfield story, and thought it would be funny to see others' thoughts.  Someone innocently wrote: If this were the day before spring training was opening, Iâ... Read More...
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On Ken Griffey, Jr.

Looks like it's knee surgery for Junior Griffey. Prediction: after the ChiSox decline Griffey's 2009 contract option, Junior will sign a contract with the Seattle Mariners. I wish him nothing but the best of ... Read More...