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  1. Bailey deal weakens 2015 free agent class

    David Schoenfield

    I'd say the baseball industry is doing pretty well if the Cincinnati Reds -- the small-market Reds, playing in a metro market smaller than Orlando or San Antonio or Sacramento -- can afford to sign a pitcher with a 4.25 career ERA to a $105 million c...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  2. Playoff watch: Good job, Pirates!

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on the most important results and plays of the day, and a look forward to Wednesday. Key at-bat of the day: The Pirates had surrendered a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth, but Travis Snider pinch-hit for Vin Mazzaro leadin...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Thoughts: Dodgers favorite in NL West?

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's major league baseball action ... With the rest of the NL West stumbling along, the Dodgers are suddenly just 2.5 games behind the Diamondbacks after Clayton Kershaw pitched a four-hit shutout over the Rockies. On June ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  5. Bailey blows away Giants in dominant no-no

    David Schoenfield

    Where to begin? How about with this: No-hitters never get old and if you hear someone saying there are too many of them these days, just walk away. This person is not your friend. Where to begin? How about pointing out that Homer Bailey now has tw...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  6. April grades: Braves best in NL

    David Schoenfield

    With apologies to the nice starts of the Pirates and Rockies, the most important story line of April has been the Braves' opening up a 3.5-game lead over the Nationals in the NL East. Considering the importance of winning the division and avoiding...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  7. Thoughts: Cano's great at-bat, Gentry's D

    David Schoenfield

    Some reaction to Tuesday's excellent slate of games ... Wanted to check out those gritty Diamondbacks so was watching their game against the Yankees. The 4-2 Yankees win ended up coming down to one pitch, Robinson Cano's three-run homer off Brand...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. The best pitching coach in the majors

    David Schoenfield

    From Bill James Online, lowest OBP allowed versus a hitter leading off an inning: 1. Johnny Cueto, Reds, .234 2. Bartolo Colon, A's, .236 3. Homer Bailey, Reds, .236 4. Bronson Arroyo, Reds, .244 5. Jered Weaver, Angels, .255 I don't know i...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  9. Reds blow opportunity to sweep series

    David Schoenfield

    That was one of the more entertaining games of the postseason, a classic pitching duel of sorts, with some interesting strategic decisions and some missed opportunities. The Cincinnati Reds will be kicking themselves for not taking advantage of one o...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  10. Homer Bailey gives Reds another weapon

    David Schoenfield

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming -- the American League playoff races -- to present Homer Bailey, the latest no-hit king in a season of perfect games, no-hitters and near no-hitters. OK, that ball that bounded over Scott Rolen's gl...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  11. Wrap: Playoffs, best fans, trading Andrus

    David Schoenfield

    With the pesky Rays and Orioles battling it out in Baltimore, we talked about the wild-card race, whether the Rangers should trade Elvis Andrus, why football is more popular than baseball, playoff rotations, which city has fans that are most into gam...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  12. Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    David Schoenfield

    There's something beautiful when a baseball team goes on a long winning streak. The nature of the sport is that it's immensely difficult to win 10 games in a row like the Cincinnati Reds. One great game by an opposing starter; three bad pitches by a ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. What will Reds do about starting rotation?

    David Schoenfield

    To put it delicately, Dusty Baker has a conflicted history with starting pitchers. There was that decision on the final day of the 1993 pennant race to give the ball to a rookie named Salomon Torres. Or handing the game ball to Russ Ortiz when he rem...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  14. Predicting the breakout players of 2012

    David Schoenfield

    I asked readers on Twitter to name their top choice for breakout player for this season. The question is fairly vague, although I did say not to include rookies like Yu Darvish, Matt Moore and Mike Trout, players who have received plenty of hype a...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  15. Injury roundup: National League

    David Schoenfield

    And now a look through the Senior Circuit injury wire. Chris Coghlan and Mike Stanton, Marlins: Coghlan is suffering from right shoulder tendinitis but is expected to start on Opening Day and will monitor his throwing carefully. Stanton missed mu...

    Blog | March 29, 2011