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05-24

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11

BP Unfiltered: Votto v. Phillips, The People's Case
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Colin Wyers

04-25

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6

Skewed Left: The New, Just-as-Good Joey Votto
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Zachary Levine

03-27

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Rumor Roundup: Second Chances
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Daniel Rathman

03-25

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15

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Favorites
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R.J. Anderson and Nick J. Faleris

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 162: Aroldis Chapman and Player Preferences
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-28

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The BP Wayback Machine: How Good is Aroldis Chapman?
by
Clay Davenport

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

01-18

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14

Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in History
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Ben Lindbergh

12-23

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Overthinking It: Remembering Ryan Freel
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Ben Lindbergh

11-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 90: The Cheapskate Approach to Aroldis Chapman/The Phillies and Framing/Ranking Baseball Figures By Historical Importance
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 81: The Angels, the Reds, and Two Conflicting Closer Philosophies
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-12

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13

Playoff Prospectus: Sofa Scouting: Reds vs. Giants, Game Five
by
Jason Parks

10-10

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6

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Preview: Giants at Reds
by
Daniel Rathman

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Reds 9, Giants 0
by
Sam Miller

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Reds at Giants
by
Daniel Rathman

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Giants-Reds Division Series Preview
by
Sam Miller

09-17

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3

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 43: The Under-the-Radar Reds/Was Anthony Rizzo's Scouting Report Wrong?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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13

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

08-06

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6

Pebble Hunting: The Best Baseball Questions on Yahoo! Answers
by
Sam Miller

07-19

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5

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

06-19

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11

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

04-17

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Fantasy Beat: The Transformation of Aroldis Chapman
by
Jason Collette

11-01

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8

Transaction Analysis Blog: Option Day Craziness Part Three
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R.J. Anderson

09-20

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29

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati Reds
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-20

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On the Beat: Red Hot or Dead Red?
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John Perrotto

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-18

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32

GM for a Day: Cincinnati Reds
by
Steven Goldman

10-13

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati Reds
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview : Phillies vs. Reds
by
Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-09

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Prospectus Perspective: Reds Prepare for Final Exams
by
John Perrotto

08-04

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On the Beat: A Nice Change of Pace
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John Perrotto

06-02

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9

Prospectus Hit and Run: Seeing Red
by
Jay Jaffe

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-13

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11

On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

10-04

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati Reds
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-30

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-13

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20

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-22

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You Could Look It Up: The Unintended Consequences of Defunct Catchers
by
Steven Goldman

05-28

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Transaction of the Day: Jay Bruce
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-18

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Greg Rhodes
by
David Laurila

01-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Rick Walls and Chris Eckes
by
David Laurila

09-05

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In the Interim
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John Perrotto

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-27

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Hope and Faith: How the Cincinnati Reds Can Win the World Series
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Jeff Erickson

07-14

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Transaction of the Day: The Nats Go Red, and the Reds Go Nuts
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Christina Kahrl

01-19

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Prospectus Notebook: Reds, Athletics
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Baseball Prospectus

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October 10, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Preview: Giants at Reds

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Daniel Rathman

Can the Giants survive a second elimination game against Cincinnati?

The Giants had just one hit in seven innings off of Reds starter Homer Bailey but hung around thanks to an admirable outing from Ryan Vogelsong and stellar work from their bullpen. Then, a spate of defensive miscues in the top of the 10th handed San Francisco a decisive 2-1 lead, enabling Bruce Bochy’s team to stave off elimination for at least one more day. Will the Giants survive Game Four? Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for this afternoon’s contest:

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October 8, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Reds 9, Giants 0

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Sam Miller

A brilliant start by Bronson Arroyo pushes the Giants to the brink of elimination.

We tend to focus on the starting rotations in these series, to look at the guy who’ll be starting twice, the ace, and then to look at the guys who’ll be starting once, and draw a lot of conclusions from those names. That’s not necessarily the best way to do these things, and there’s no reason to think strength of rotation is more convincing than strength of lineup or strength of defense or strength of anything else that can be strong. But there are very few things that go as predicted in baseball, and rotations are, at the very least, fairly predictable.

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October 7, 2012 3:34 pm

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Reds at Giants

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Daniel Rathman

Can the Giants strike back at home behind Madison Bumgarner in the second game of their series?

A wild series opener, in which the Reds used two middle-inning homers and some eighth-inning insurance to overcome the loss of starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, portends more excitement in Game Two. Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for tonight’s contest:

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October 6, 2012 2:00 pm

Playoff Prospectus: Giants-Reds Division Series Preview

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Sam Miller

Two lopsided teams face off in a series with no clear favorite.

It can be hard to see change, sometimes. If these two teams had met two years ago, it would have been a battle between the best offense in the National League and the best pitching-and-defense in the National League. Now, though, the teams have almost completely flipped: the Reds have the league’s best pitching, the Giants have the league’s second-best offense, and each team is pretty lopsided that way. Nonetheless, don’t be surprised if the mainstream narrative focuses on the Giants’ homegrown aces and the Reds’ powerful middle of the order. A better narrative would focus on the showdown between perhaps the two best hitters in the National League; or the ticking clock that the Giants face each game as the Reds’ bullpen anticipates the final three or four innings; or the unexpected second-act brilliance of Brian Sabean’s career.

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Ben and Sam talk about why they haven't talked about the Reds more often, then discuss whether Anthony Rizzo has proved his critics wrong.

Ben and Sam talk about why they haven't talked about the Reds more often, then discuss whether Anthony Rizzo has proved his critics wrong.

Episode 43: "The Under-the-Radar Reds/Was Anthony Rizzo's Scouting Report Wrong?"

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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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August 6, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Best Baseball Questions on Yahoo! Answers

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Sam Miller

Answers to some of the most unanswerable and most easily answerable questions about baseball on the internet.

This weekend, dozens of people with baseball-related questions went to Yahoo! Answers to get answers from yahoos. Get it? I switched the words. What I'm saying is Yahoo! Answers, everybody. The best. Especially the best for baseball questions, which, in nearly all cases, could be answered quickly by one of the many websites that track and record every pitch ever thrown, or else are entirely unanswerable. Just the very, very best. 

Rather than leave these poor people without answers to their questions, I'd like to answer a few of this weekend's questions. Only the most important ones, obviously. Let's go answer some nutballs' questions!

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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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The Reds have the lowest payroll of any first-place team, in large part because they haven't had to reach outside the organization for talent. Can they keep it up?

Well, homegrown’s all right with me
Homegrown is the way it should be
Homegrown is a good thing
Plant that bell and let it ring.

-Neil Young, “Homegrown”

Take a look at the Reds’ lineup from last night:





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April 17, 2012 11:53 am

Fantasy Beat: The Transformation of Aroldis Chapman

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Jason Collette

A look at Chapman's 2012 success and what has made the difference

In hindsight, maybe spring training stats do mean something. Aroldis Chapman turned heads in Arizona when he struck out 18 batters while walking just two in 17 innings of work, but it’s not as if no one has turned heads in March only to turn stomachs in April. Chapman, however, took his talents north with him to Cincinnati, pitching eight dominating innings this season while allowing just three hits, not allowing a run or a walk, and striking out 15 batters. Do the quick math and you get 32 strikeouts and two walks in 25 innings of work from a guy who walked 41 batters in 50 innings of work last season.

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The final part of the trilogy.

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September 20, 2011 10:43 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati Reds

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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

They led the National League in runs, but had too many question marks to capitalize.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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