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05-05

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14

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

03-25

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18

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

03-10

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12

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

03-10

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2

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

02-18

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11

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

02-03

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35

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

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: Bringing Back Bailey
by
Daniel Rathman

12-04

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7

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

12-02

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2

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

11-22

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6

Raising Aces: Bush League: Robert Stephenson
by
Doug Thorburn

11-11

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28

One Move: National League Central
by
Craig Goldstein

10-23

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1

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

10-22

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8

Fantasy Freestyle: Brandon Phillips' Gradually Sudden Decline
by
Craig Goldstein

10-07

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5

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

10-02

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9

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap: Pirates 6, Reds 2
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

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13

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-01

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11

Advance Scouting Series: Shin-Soo Choo
by
Ron Shah

09-26

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1

What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
by
Daniel Rathman

09-24

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7

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

09-23

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3

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

09-19

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11

Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited Responsibly
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-19

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7

What You Need to Know: Weirdest Baseball
by
Daniel Rathman

09-12

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2

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

09-09

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2

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

09-06

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7

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

09-03

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2

The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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6

Sporer Report: September Scheduling
by
Paul Sporer

06-10

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17

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

03-22

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36

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

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Cincinnati Reds
by
Jason Martinez

02-25

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

09-11

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13

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

07-26

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11

BP Unfiltered: The Best Trade Rumor Yet
by
Ben Lindbergh

07-19

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5

BP Unfiltered: The Two Teams Without Any Rookies
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-22

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20

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

06-20

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

06-19

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11

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

06-08

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

05-31

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7

On the Beat: Fireballer in the Hole
by
John Perrotto

05-25

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2

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

05-23

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4

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

05-04

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14

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

04-30

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12

BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Very Fast
by
Sam Miller

04-30

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11

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

04-18

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Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, April 18
by
Corey Dawkins

04-12

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6

What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 12
by
Daniel Rathman

04-11

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23

The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
by
Baseball Prospectus

04-05

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The BP First Take: Thursday, April 5
by
Daniel Rathman

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September 9, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts

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Daniel Rathman

Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, the Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.

The Weekend Takeaway
Yu Darvish and Yusmeiro Petit don’t have a whole lot in common, apart from the first two letters of their first names. One throws a blazing fastball, the other barely touches 90 mph with his heater. One thrives on pure stuff, the other requires deception and command to miss barrels. One has the talent to win multiple Cy Young Awards, the other faces an uphill battle every March just to earn a big-league roster spot.


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September 6, 2013 6:00 am

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

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Daniel Rathman

Tony Cingrani shows off his wheels, the Red Sox win a wild one in the Bronx, and Greg Holland delivers a strange sequence.

The Thursday Takeaway
According to general manager Walt Jocketty, when Johnny Cueto—who has been on the disabled list since June 29 while recovering from an aggravated lat strain—is ready to return to the Reds, he will do so as a reliever. Jocketty’s rationale for that plan, which could span the rest of the season, is that there aren’t any active minor-league affiliates with which Cueto could complete a step-by-step rehab assignment, stretching out his arm from start to start.

That puts the onus on the Reds’ five current starters, who have held down the fort for much of the summer. One of them, Tony Cingrani, spent two weeks on the shelf with a lower back strain, but returned to face the Cardinals in the series finale last night. He looked no worse for the wear—on the mound, at the plate, and on the base paths.


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September 3, 2013 12:00 am

The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton

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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

As the calendar flips to September and the rosters expand, the Reds bring up an outfielder with game-changing speed and the steals to prove it.

The Situation: With September upon us, a wave of young talent will be sampling the major-league level for the first time. With catalytic speed on both sides of the ball, Hamilton was a safe bet to get the call from the Reds. And as Sam Miller pointed out around this time last year, his speed could make a marginal difference over the last month of the regular season.

Background: Hamilton was a second-round pick in the 2009 draft, choosing baseball over his other athletic interests, which included both football and basketball. Hamilton was viewed by most as a raw athlete with remarkable speed, but his baseball skills were questioned after a disappointing professional debut in the Gulf Coast League. While the sample was small, the bat looked very light, a concern given the fact that Hamilton’s physical prowess closely resembled that of a high school track star rather than a professional baseball player.

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Ben and Sam talk to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans about the Reds, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, and the trials and travails of beat writing.

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August 14, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: September Scheduling

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Paul Sporer

Paul looks ahead to next month to help identify pitchers who might be worth targeting to bolster your squad.

We have just a month and a half left in the season, so teams have between 40 and 45 games left. As the sand in the hourglass that is the season drains, our ability to gain an edge drains with it. One area I believe remains exploitable, at least for a marginal edge, is scheduling—particularly in September. This can have value in all formats, too. What I did was look at every team’s schedule to find those with the most favorable setups as it relates to pitching so these teams will be facing the weakest offensive teams in high volumes. If you want to take advantage of this you can either trade for the front-liners on these teams or plan to scoop the backend guys as streaming options. I’ve got five teams to target.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Much has been made of their light schedule from the All-Star break on, with Buster Olney the first I can recall jumping on the point. A pair of series against the Cardinals is really the extent of their tough battles throughout the entire second half (“half,” as it were, just being a point of demarcation for the All-Star break, and while it’s never split at 81 games, this year wasn’t even close).


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June 10, 2013 5:00 am

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

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Sam Miller

The time a team had nothing to show for its selections.

If you were trying to find the worst draft ever, where would you start? “Bad” we could probably agree on, but “worst” would certainly lead to an argument. You might, for instance, argue that the 1968 Washington Senators (later Texas Rangers) had the worst draft ever. This is a sterling position to have. The Senators that year managed to draft -6.9 WARP, which is not only the worst draft class ever by cumulative career WARP, but it’s a) two wins worse than the second-worst class, a giant margin in an otherwise tightly packed trailerboard; and b) it came in 1968, the same year that the Los Angeles Dodgers managed a draft class that put together an incredible 192 career WARP, the most ever by any team in any single year (though it took both June and January drafts for the Dodgers to reach such peaks, just as it took Washington both June and January drafts to dig such deficits).

But those Senators were only two or six wins worse than a whole slew of other teams that were below replacement level. Why not make the case that the Giants had the worst draft ever in 1982, because their failure cost them dozens of WARP? That year, their first-round pick (11th overall) was a college first baseman who would manage to bat just .188 in 16 career at-bats. And their second-round pick (39th overall) was a high school outfielder, a local kid, who would go on to hit 762 home runs in the majors—but who, because of a failed post-draft negotiation, hit 176 of them with the Pirates, who drafted and signed him three years later. Plenty of great players get drafted, don’t sign, and end up on in another team’s history—but the Giants were sooooo close. According to columnist Glenn Dickey,

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The Reds have some impact talents prepared to join a strong under-25 core.

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March 4, 2013 3:55 pm

MLBDepthCharts: Cincinnati Reds

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Jason Martinez

Cincinnati Reds

Quick links to Depth Charts for all teams:

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Ben and Sam preview the Reds' season with Jay Jaffe and Geoff Young, and Pete talks to Cincinnati CBS affiliate sports anchor/reporter Zach Wells (at 18:35).



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A range of responses from players, coaches, and team executives about the most important qualities for a manager to possess.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

C. Trent Rosecrans is an all-glove, singles-hitting first baseman with 20 speed. That’s why he’s at a keyboard instead of actually playing baseball. Luckily, a complete lack of talent is more marketable in the internet world than it is in professional baseball, so he’s found a way to make some semblance of a living. Currently, it’s the CBSSports.com Eye On Baseball blog that’s paying the bills. Rosecrans was previously the Reds beat writer for the Cincinnati Post and still resides in the Queen City, waiting for Jason Parks to come sample the town’s finest chili with him. While Twitter feels so 2009, he still occasionally tweets @ctrent, but you’re just as likely to find some other silliness there as you are baseball. You can also follow him (as well as Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder) actually discussing baseball @EyeOnBaseball.
 


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The Phillies reportedly offered the Reds a lopsided deal, and the Reds reportedly rejected it.

From a recent article by long-time ​Cincinnati Enquirer​ columnist Paul Daughterty:

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Two major-league teams are bereft of new blood on one side of the ball this season.

I lied to you a little in the title of this post. I did that because I wanted you to click on this article, and I was worried that you wouldn’t if I didn’t embellish a bit. Evidently it worked. So this is where I come clean and tell you that there aren't actually two teams who haven't had a rookie play for them in 2012. But now that you’re here, you might as well keep reading! Because there is something almost as interesting as two teams that haven’t had a rookie play for them: one team that hasn’t had a rookie pitcher play for it, and one team that hasn’t had a rookie non-pitcher play for it. Those teams, unlike the ones in my title, actually exist.

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