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  1. Leyland's slow hook burns Tigers in Game 3

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier on Monday, Eric Karabell and myself taped a SweetSpot TV segment on managers, and one thing we harped on was the slow hooks some managers have had in the postseason, particularly Dusty Baker with Johnny Cueto in the NL wild-card game and Fred...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  2. SweetSpot TV: Managers messin' up

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself discuss why Dusty Baker got fired in Cincinnati and why we're not happy with what managers are doing in the playoffs so far....

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  3. It was time for Dusty Baker to go

    David Schoenfield

    As Joe Sheehan pointed out on his podcast earlier this week, Dusty Baker has managed 20 years in the major leagues and won just three postseason series. Including Wednesday's wild-card loss to the Pirates, he's 3-7 in postseason series with an overal...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  4. Reds-Pirates: What to watch for

    David Schoenfield

    Whether or not you like the one-and-done format of the wild-card game, it does present a great opportunity to second guess everything the managers do, from roster management to pitching changes, bunts and, of course, when to use your closer. Tim K...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. Matt Adams becomes cult hero in St. Louis

    David Schoenfield

    Where do we even begin with a game like this? Forty-six players used, 16 innings, a controversial call, questionable managerial decisions, a crazy failed bunt play, power arm after power arm in relief, an All-Star going 0-for-7, a phenom speedster...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  6. Here's Billy! Hamilton's SB big for Reds

    David Schoenfield

    I like the expanded rosters of September. There, I said it. Of course it's completely illogical to play under different rules in September than the previous five months. Of course it's a little ridiculous to see dugouts crammed excessively full with ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. In praise of Dusty Baker (sort of)

    David Schoenfield

    On Wednesday night, Dusty Baker used Aroldis Chapman for two innings to close out the Cincinnati Reds' 10-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was only the second time all season he'd brought in Chapman before the ninth inning (the other comin...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. Ludwick back, who hits cleanup for Reds?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell wrote about Ryan Ludwick's return to the Reds' lineup on Monday, which could give Dusty Baker the option of returning to his Opening Day lineup, when Brandon Phillips hit second and Ludwick hit cleanup, for a left-right-left-right-left-...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Did Dusty learn anything this weekend?

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday afternoon, Aroldis Chapman had a rare bad outing trying to finish up the Cincinnati Reds' 6-2 lead over the Chicago Cubs. So bad, in fact, that manager Dusty Baker actually removed his Proven Closer (tm) for J.J. Hoover with the game on the...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  10. Reds rescue Dusty Baker from blunder

    David Schoenfield

    Consider that the Cincinnati Reds entered Monday's home game against the Philadelphia Phillies having lost five games in a row. Aroldis Chapman, the relief pitcher deemed so valuable as a late-inning reliever that the Reds backed off their plan to mo...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  11. Reds make mistake, send Chapman to pen

    David Schoenfield

    Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Reds are expected to announce today that Aroldis Chapman will return to the bullpen, where he will pitch one inning at a time, often protecting three-run leads that are held 99 percent ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  12. Dusty is wrong, Chapman should start

    David Schoenfield

    Jim Bowden writes about the turmoil brewing in Reds camp on ESPN Insider: Manager Dusty Baker -- and the players -- think Aroldis Chapman should remain the team's closer; general manager Walt Jocketty, with the support of pitching coach Bryan Price,...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. Offseason report card: Cubs

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 61-101 (65-97 Pythagorean) 613 runs scored (14th in NL) 759 runs allowed (14th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Edwin Jackson, Scott Baker, Scott Feldman, Carlos Villanueva, Scott Hairston and Nate Schierhol...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  14. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  15. Reds go for stability, bring back Baker

    David Schoenfield

    Before the final game of the Division Series between the Reds and Giants, I had written that it could be Dusty Baker's last game as a manager. With his contract ending with the Reds and the club non-committal on an extension, it was possible the Reds...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  16. Once again, Dusty and the Reds fall short

    David Schoenfield

    There was one more epic confrontation left for the San Francisco Giants before they could close out one of the great comebacks in playoff history. Sergio Romo, the guy with the long beard, an 87 mph fastball, a nasty slider and the control of Denn...

    Blog | October 11, 2012