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  1. Call coming for Joe Saunders?

    Joe Kaiser

    Veteran left-hander Joe Saunders reportedly could be in line to join the Texas Rangers rotation in the near future. It's only speculation at this point, but after a poor showing by Scott Baker against the tough Detroit lineup on Friday, the Ranger...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  2. Reds won't play by normal relief rules

    Buster Olney

    This is very, very interesting: New Reds manager Bryan Price -- a longtime pitching coach -- is not going to adhere closely to lefty-righty matchups with his bullpen. From John Fay's piece: "Perhaps the biggest difference between [Dusty] Baker a...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  3. Tribe and Masterson far apart

    AJ Mass

    Although Justin Masterson can become a free agent at the end of the year, he's still going to be a member of the Cleveland Indians rotation this season. However, the arbitration-eligible pitcher has yet to come to terms on a contract with the team fo...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. With Garza gone, what pitcher is next?

    AJ Mass

    After several starts and stops, the Milwaukee Brewers and pitcher Matt Garza finally announced that they have come to terms on a multi-year contract. According to several sources, the deal is for four seasons, with an option for 2018, that could ulti...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  5. Baker drawing some interest

    AJ Mass

    Scott Baker missed all of 2012 after having to undergo Tommy John surgery, and while a September "cup of coffee" with the Chicago Cubs last season had mixed results over three starts, the pitcher at least proved he could get back on the mound again. ...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  6. Wednesday Roundup: Fame time, next year

    AJ Mass

    Three players were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all made it to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot. Jack Morris, in his 15th and final season of eligibility, fell short of the...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  7. Tigers need a proven winner at the helm

    Jim Bowden

    The baseball world was taken a bit by surprise Monday morning with the news that Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers. I assumed that he'd want to take one more shot at the World Series with this talented team, but at age 68 ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  8. Why Baker is out as Reds manager

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was a moment in the midst of the Reds' playoff loss to the Pirates the other night when Dusty Baker walked over to Johnny Cueto and looked directly into his eyes. He tried to connect, cajole and encourage. It was classic Dusty, whose ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  9. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  10. A bunt addiction burns the Reds

    Buster Olney

    There is not a one-size-fits-all rule about the sacrifice bunt, because not every situation is the same, not every hitter is the same, not every pitcher is the same, not every bunt attempt is the same. The factors in the equations change from pitch t...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  11. Phillips' new approach leads to more RBIs

    Eric Karabell

    While Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has maintained strong fantasy value this season, he's done so with some unusual early-season statistics, and according to him, he has manager Dusty Baker to thank and blame for that. Through se...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  12. Delmon Young falls from No. 1 overall to out of first round in 20...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law redrafts the 2003 draft with the benefit of hindsight, to see how different it would look.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  13. Chris Denorfia, Rajai Davis among hitters with hidden fantasy val...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola looks for hidden gems on the waiver wire, undervalued hitters who could shine with regular playing time, such as Chris Denorfia and Rajai Davis.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  14. Joey Votto should bat second for the Cincinnati Reds - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law explains why Joey Votto should bat second for the Cincinnati Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  15. Turmoil brewing in Reds camp

    Jim Bowden

    GOODYEAR, Ariz -- Dusty Baker has been here before. It's not the first time he's heard people say he and his general manager don't see eye to eye on a particular issue. As manager of the Chicago Cubs, Baker was accused of playing over-the-hill vetera...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  16. The Reds' outfield gamble

    Jim Bowden

    The Cincinnati Reds have been searching for a leadoff hitter since Dusty Baker took over as Reds manager back in 2008. For five years the search proved fruitless. They've tried everything and everyone, just look at the list: Jerry Hairston, Corey...

    Blog | February 19, 2013