Slide Rules

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As you know, MLB has rewritten some of the baserunning rules that govern slides into second base (although they could have just enforced the existing rule, pay attention to the wording of Rule 7.08b) in an effort to protect vulnerable middle infielders.  In response, the Cubs coaches have emphasized fundamentals Continue reading Slide Rules

NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few Continue reading NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, is now out of work, and has been replaced by Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back in a potential trade…and that infielder is Darwin Barney. With Continue reading Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners