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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. What's next for Cincinnati, Oakland?

    Jim Bowden

    No one ever plans on how they bow out of the playoffs, but the way it happened certainly wasn't expected from the Cincinnati Reds, with their powerful lineup and dominating pitching staff. On the other hand, the Oakland Athletics ridiculously exceede...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Previewing the NLDS between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco...

    Dave Cameron

    The Giants' inability to hit righties could spell doom in the NLDS, writes Dave Cameron in his in-depth preview.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  12. As Joey Votto returns to Reds, Dusty Baker has tough choices to m...

    Buster Olney

    The Cincinnati Reds are getting Joey Votto back, and this certainly is a good thing. But, as Buster Olney writes, it also puts manager Dusty Baker in a tough position.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  13. Joey Votto could break the doubles mark with some remarkable tend...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs takes a look at how Joey Votto could break one of the most untouchable records in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  14. Five managers feeling the heat

    Jim Bowden

    Big league managers have a hard enough time contending with things they can control, let alone things they can't. A 162-game season is never a cakewalk, but when there are distractions and concerns early in the season, it doesn't portend for smooth s...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  15. Rangers reflect their manager's personality

    Jim Bowden

    One of the charms of Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is his rapport with his players and his ability to stay loose, even under extreme pressure. He always seems to be smiling, shaking hands or laughing. Reds manager Dusty Baker is much the same ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  16. Waiting on a Reds revival

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- As manager Dusty Baker chatted in his office a few hours before "Sunday Night Baseball," the Reds were 39 days from the last time they had registered back-to-back wins. And Baker talked about waiting for his team to get on the kind of r...

    Blog | July 25, 2011