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Justin Inaz
Displaced Reds fan
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Alternative Universe Reds Hall of Fame: Intro & 1912-1920
Bid McPhee. Library of Congress . Over six years ago, Sky Andrechek did a post on what the Hall of Fame might look like in an alternative universe in which voters got to elect just one--or, later in his scheme, two--players per year, rather than relying on ...

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Reds cash out on Jay Bruce
In a move that had been anticipated for well over a year, the Reds finally traded Jay Bruce.  Unlike pretty much every other deal since the deadline last summer, it doesn't feel like the Reds messed up the timing on this one.  If the Reds weren't going to e...

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Cubs Series Preview: Hendricks, Injuries, and Walks
Kyle Hendricks would be talked about as an ace on many other staffs. The Cubs may have slowed from their torrid start, but they still have the best record in baseball.  They also have the best projected record over the rest of the season in baseball, and ar...

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Astros Series Preview
Having parted ways with the Braves, the Reds head to Houston to take on the Astros this weekend.  The big news for this series is the expected debut of Cody Reed , who is arguably, given the struggles of Robert Stephenson and Jesse Winker , the Reds' top pr...

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Review: The Only Rule Is It Has to Work
Last summer, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller embarked on the kind of fantasy baseball adventure that most of us can only dream about: they were appointed the baseball operations department of the Sonoma Stompers , and independent-league baseball team in Califo...

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Series Preview: Seattle Mariners
The Reds welcome the Seattle Mariners to town.  This isn't a team that I've gotten a chance to see very much, so I'm looking forward to watching the series.  From an organization standpoint, the Mariners' big news of the past year was the firing of Jack Z a...

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Series Preview: Cleveland Indians Cross-Ohio Series - Lindor, Santana, and Salazar
Having bid adieu to the Phillies for 2016, the Reds begin a strange cross-Ohio four-game series on Monday.  They will play the first two games in Cleveland, and then drive down I-71 to conclude the series with a pair of games in Cincinnati.  It's an interes...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Series Preview: Polanco, Kang, and Nicasio
After a pair of frustrating losses to split the series with the Brewers, the Pirates come to town on Monday for a three-game series.  The Pirates had an amazing run last season, despite the quick exit from the playoffs, and did only minor remodeling in the ...

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Brewers Series Preview
My classes are over, the Brewers are coming to town!  It's the battle for last in the NL Central! In the race for badness, the Reds are definitely looking like the team that is best at being the worst thus far.  The Reds' offense has been abysmal to the Bre...

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Prospecting Reds Pitchers with Steamer
Continuing our look at the Reds' prospects for the 2016 season season , tonight we'll turn our attention to the pitchers.  As with hitters, I'm using Steamer projections, grouping by age, and am including players who were on the active roster last year in t...
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