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09-19

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Pebble Hunting: Cueto's Quirks
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Sam Miller

09-12

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Transaction Analysis: The September Shuffle
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 3
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Matthew Kory

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
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R.J. Anderson

05-05

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 402: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-18

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Transaction Analysis: What We Would Say About a Homer Bailey Extension
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Sam Miller

02-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: Bringing Back Bailey
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Daniel Rathman

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher Defense
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North
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R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

11-22

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Robert Stephenson
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Doug Thorburn

11-11

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28

One Move: National League Central
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Craig Goldstein

10-23

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Transaction Analysis: Le Freak, C'est Chic
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R.J. Anderson

10-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline
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Craig Goldstein

10-07

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Overthinking It: Dusty Baker and the Modern Manager's Survival Manual
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Ben Lindbergh

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap: Pirates 6, Reds 2
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Colin Wyers

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 297: NL Wild Card Game Preview/Adam J. Morris on the Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
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Ben Lindbergh

10-01

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Advance Scouting Series: Shin-Soo Choo
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Ron Shah

09-26

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What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
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Daniel Rathman

09-24

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What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications
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Daniel Rathman

09-23

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What You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff Developments
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited Responsibly
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Ben Lindbergh

09-19

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What You Need to Know: Weirdest Baseball
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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Skewed Left: Three Narratives About the NL Central's Crowded Playoff Picture
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Zachary Levine

09-09

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What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts
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Daniel Rathman

09-06

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What You Need to Know: Thursday's Wild Card Contender Drama
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Daniel Rathman

09-03

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The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

08-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 277: C. Trent Rosecrans on Sabermetrics, the Reds, and the Hazards of Beat Writing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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Sporer Report: September Scheduling
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Paul Sporer

06-10

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Pebble Hunting: The Worst a Team Ever Did in the Draft
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Sam Miller

03-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Cincinnati Reds
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Jason Martinez

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 147: 2013 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

09-11

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What the Insiders Say Makes a Good Manager
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C. Trent Rosecrans

07-26

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Trade Rumor Yet
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Ben Lindbergh

07-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Two Teams Without Any Rookies
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Ben Lindbergh

06-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part III
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Jay Jaffe

06-20

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, June 20
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Daniel Rathman

06-19

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Overthinking It: The Cincinnati Reds and the Benefits of Being Homegrown
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Ben Lindbergh

06-08

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 8
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Daniel Rathman

05-31

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On the Beat: Fireballer in the Hole
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John Perrotto

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 25
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Daniel Rathman

05-23

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 23
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Daniel Rathman

05-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, NL Edition
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Jay Jaffe

04-30

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BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Very Fast
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Sam Miller

04-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Hate List, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

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December 2, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North

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R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

The Twins sign Ricky Nolasco, the Cubs trade for George Kottaras, the Reds re-sign Manny Parra, and more.

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November 22, 2013 9:07 am

Raising Aces: Bush League: Robert Stephenson

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Doug Thorburn

A mechanical look at one of the highest-ceiling pitching prospects in baseball.

Robert Stephenson was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (no. 27 overall) of the 2011 draft. Selected out of a northern California high school, Stephenson was the first prep pitcher to be popped in the first round by Cincy since Homer Bailey was taken with the seventh-overall pick in 2004. Stephenson began the 2012 season in extended spring training and did not make his professional debut until June of that year, but he cruised through rookie ball and spent two months with Dayton of the Midwest League. He returned to Dayton to begin the 2013 season, where Stephenson stepped on the accelerator and quickly rose up through the system.

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November 11, 2013 6:49 am

One Move: National League Central

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Craig Goldstein

A look at what the Cardinals could do to stay on top, and what their division rivals could do to catch them.

This is the fourth installment in the One Move series. If you'd like to check out any of the previous editions in this series, you can find them here: AL Central, NL West, AL East.

Chicago Cubs
The Move: Trade for David Price
Originally, there was a detailed trade offer above. Upon further review, however, I don’t want this to be about whether the offer was good enough. The Cubs have the pieces to make the move, and while the Rays asking price might be too expensive for it to be a worthwhile move, there seems to be a middle ground that could work for both teams. I’m advising the Cubs to make this trade under the condition that it would fall in that middle ground. This means no, it will not consist of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Albert Almora. It also means that, no, it will not consist of Christian Villanueva, Kyle Hendricks, and Mike Olt. Instead, imagine a scenario that makes it hard for either team to pull the trigger immediately but in the end makes both organizations better.



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October 23, 2013 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Le Freak, C'est Chic

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R.J. Anderson

Tim Lincecum is back in vogue in San Francisco, the Reds name Bryan Price manager, and the Dodgers dip back into the Cuban-export pool.

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October 22, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline

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Craig Goldstein

The Reds second baseman is on the big-league trade block, and a deal out of Cincinnati is likely to be bad news for his fantasy value.

“Next year” is a common refrain these days, especially amongst fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers, though in reality, they’re just now joining the vast majority of fans in looking forward instead of at the here and now. There’s been plenty of coverage of the playoffs as their happening, recaps and previews dissecting the games and the decisions made therein. There’s even been the odd offseason splash with Jose Dariel Abreu signing with the White Sox, Alexander Guerrero’s expected signing with the Dodgers (third time’s the charm), and the inspiration for today’s article: Brandon Phillips’ placement on the trade block.

While he’s not the biggest name on said block (David Price), he might be the most likely to be moved given that it won’t require a king’s ransom in prospects to acquire him and the Reds may even be willing to eat some of the contract. The issue of course is what any team acquiring Brandon Phillips would actually be receiving. It’s likely at this point you’ve read about his overall decline in offense these past two seasons. It’s also likely that you know he’s a plus with the glove and that he’s what Vin Scully would call a “big butter and egg man” (he drives runners in). One of the pleasures I get in writing for BP is that it’s also likely that you (this specific audience) also know that RBI is a context-dependent statistic and that Phillips’ high totals in that category are inflated because he gets to hit behind two of the better on-base men in the business: Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto.

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Want to stick as a 21st-century skipper? Don't be like Baker.

Dusty Baker was fired on Friday, and few Twitter tears were shed. When a manager who’s perceived to be anti-analysis gets the axe, sabermetricians celebrate. It's about time, we think. All those bunts by position players, all those illogical lineups, all those refusals to bring in the closer with a tie game on the road. We said they didn’t make sense, and someone finally listened. Maybe Bob Castellini reads blogs! Ding-dong, the Dusty era is dead. We did it!

Well…no, probably not. Most managerial hirings and firings aren’t referendums on the industry’s acceptance of sabermetrics, or the result of what anyone on the internet says. Sure, Baker was known as one of the game’s most first- and second-guessable tactical managers, and sure, he’s now out of a job. Correlation, causation, etc. Maybe Baker was let go because the Reds felt his in-game decisions and reluctance to look at certain stats were costing them wins, but it’s not the only (or even the most likely) explanation.

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October 2, 2013 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap: Pirates 6, Reds 2

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Colin Wyers

Pittsburgh's under-the-underdog story continues.

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered Tuesday’s game the favorite team of many fans whose own teams failed to make the playoffs, with some going so far as to call upon the Reds to lose graciously as a favor to baseball fans as a whole. One suspects the Reds did not heed that call, although from the way the game was played it was somewhat difficult to be sure.

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Ben and Sam preview the Reds-Pirates Wild Card game, then talk to Lone Star Ball's Adam J. Morris about the Rangers' season and tiebreak defeat.

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October 1, 2013 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview

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Ben Lindbergh

The Pirates throw a left-handed sinkerballer against a lineup ill-suited for left-handers and sinkerballers; the Reds will try to ride their OBP stars to give Johnny Cueto a shot at postseason redemption.

With a weekend sweep in Cincinnati, the Pirates laid claim to home field advantage in Tuesday's NL Wild Card game, guaranteeing that playoff-starved Pittsburgh fans will see postseason baseball at PNC Park. In our comprehensive Wild Card preview, we'll do our best to divine whether the Pirates' surprise season will survive another rematch with the Reds. (Note: Neither team's Wild Card roster is set, so we'll update the article when the names are officially announced.)

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October 1, 2013 12:00 am

Advance Scouting Series: Shin-Soo Choo

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Ron Shah

Attacking the Reds' leadoff hitter and OBP extraordinaire.

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September 26, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home

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Daniel Rathman

Todd Helton plays his last home game, Billy Hamilton gets caught stealing, the A's are on a losing streak, and more.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Todd Helton’s final appearance at Coors Field began ominously. The visiting Red Sox posted a three-spot in the top of the first, threatening to blow the Rockies away. Eventually, they would—but not before the 40-year-old first baseman had his say.


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September 24, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications

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Daniel Rathman

The Pirates and Reds clinch postseason appearances, Texas goes to town on the Astros, and the Orioles have an ugly night.

Defensive Play(s) of the Day
That’s right—we’re starting with the defensive play of the day, and it comes from the bottom of the ninth inning of the Pirates-Cubs game at Wrigley Field. With two away and Nate Schierholtz on first, representing the tying run, Ryan Sweeney singled to right field off of Jason Grilli. That should have put runners at the corners and brought Brian Bogusevic to the plate, but Marlon Byrd booted the ball.

Cubs third base coach David Bell saw the misplay in right-center field and decided to go all in on Schierholtz’s wheels versus Andrew McCutchen’s arm. That gamble, thanks to a fine throw from the center fielder and an outstanding relay by Justin Morneau, proved unwise.


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