Cincinnati Reds

Play It Again, Walt

by on January 28, 2011 · 6 comments

Same song, different verse, eh Walt? MVP-caliber first baseman with bright future?  Check.  Injury prone third baseman?  Check.  Potentially talented pitching staff led by innings eater who is signed through the next several seasons?  Check.  Talented young nucleus mixed with veteran leadership and experienced bullpen help?  Check.  Sound familiar?  We’re either talking about the current [...]

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Reds.  How can I get past the basebrawl thing and provide an unbiased preview of the Reds?  Easy.  There are a lot of players on that team worthy of respect, and I won’t let Cueto and Phillips detract from that respect.  On to the preview…  I expect a very slight decline from 2010 and a ceiling of [...]

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Some closing notes on the manager’s moves during the Reds series (and not the vomiting part): Randy Winn only had one at-bat. Aaron Miles only had one at-bat, and that was after coming in as a defensive substitution for Skip Schumaker at second base.  For the record, I’m okay with that move. Allen Craig was [...]

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With little time remaining before the beginning of an important series for the Cardinals, I did want to provide you with SOME reading – even if it’s from the other team’s perspective. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of similar things being said on both sides of this battle.  Lots of “must-win” type of phrases [...]

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Cubs manager Lou Piniella (also formerly manager of the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Rays) has decided to call it quits at the end of the 2010 season. Here’s your chance to name Lou’s eventual auto-biography. The fine folks at Coveroo (www.coveroo.com) have given us the opportunity to award one of their MLB licensed phone covers [...]

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As mentioned at the end of our big NL Central Predictions project, we followed up the original request for predictions and comments with a set of questions about the teams in the divisions. Here are the questions, and the responses that we received, for your enjoyment on this 2010 Opening Day: 1.  The St. Louis [...]

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In an effort to put a new spin on making preseason predictions this year, we decided to get outside input from those who know the division best – other folks writing about the NL Central.  It just so happens this falls in line with the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2010 Predictions project as well, so two [...]

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NLDS St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) versus Los Angeles Dodgers (93-64) NLDS Colorado Rockies (88-68) versus Philadelphia Phillies (90-66) —– The Phillies and Dodgers continue to play similar to the Cards, that is, relatively poorly compared to their prior months.  Philly is 4-6 in their last ten, with the Cards and Dodgers both 5-5. Philadelphia would [...]

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Chris Carpenter’s fine outing against the Cincinnati Reds last night had me wondering: The Cardinals’ starting pitching staff has been phenominal (with a few hiccups) in the last month or so, but are they clearly distancing themselves from the rest of the league in that regard? Well, classic metrics tell us it is so. The [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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