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  • Former GM Steve Phillips embraces the idea of starting every hitter with a 1-1 count to speed up the game. Well this is a frightening...

  • ESPN Releases it’s Sunday Night Baseball Schedule: Honestly, it’s not worth a full post. ESPN turned around and loaded the schedule for the first-half of...

  • ZiPS looks at the 2013 Washington Nationals Projections It’s never too early to start looking at ZiPS projections, and somehow during those two dead weeks...

  • Cincinnati Reds Official 2012 Promotions Schedule Released: Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Sean Casey bobblehead nights are all back, as well as Scott Rolen replica...

  • The Right Fielder of the Decade. Rob Neyer lays out who will be the top right fielder of the next decade, and we like his...

  • A good, FREE look at the Reds top prospects from Baseball Prospectus: They sum up the system in 20 words or less as “It’s a...

  • Five Questions with Jay Bruce. It’s an old interview, but it’s definitely worth giving a read. “You know what? I plan on leaving money on...

  • Reds get 17 national television games in 2011. Although I’m slightly disappointed at the fact that they get no Sunday Night Baseball games at home,...

  • CarGo is about to get paid big. Initially the Colorado-based media was pretty quiet about the possibility, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post tweeted...

  • Zips 2011 Cincinnati Reds Projections. I realize these are all quantitative, but I have a hard time believing Jay Bruce will go backwards in OBP...

  • Heartbreaking story of loss and tragedy for Padres Correia. “A box seat at a Major League Baseball game entitles fans to a close-up view of...

  • Was the Braves hiring of Fredi Gonzalez a mistake? “Quite simply I think this is a huge mistake. Fredi Gonzalez is not Bobby Cox. Just...

  • Rumors again swirl that former great Robby Alomar has AIDS/HIV. “According to Pilar’s allegations, Alomar “knew prior to his first sexual contact with that...

  • A whole lot of Sombrero tracking from the only blog who tracks Sombreros: “There are 18 players who had a sombrero that will be playing...