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    Jul 17, 18, 11:00 AM
    Gave my son 400-1 odds a few weeks ago. He said "I'll take $5 of that action." While I would love to see the Reds make the playoffs, paying out $2k would suck!!!
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    Jul 13, 18, 09:17 PM
    IU commit was likely based on Lemonis. When he left, reasonable to change commitment. UofL is a great choice for anyone who wants to develop as the track record proves out.
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    Jul 10, 18, 01:28 PM
    Give him a Suarez-esque deal. Balances the uncertainty of long term success against ridiculous $ if he continues to crush the ball. Seems to have worked with Suarez so far but there will inevitably be deals that don't work (e.g., Mesoraco). Reds can afford to have a miss occasionally like with Meso (4/$28) if they get some upside deals like Suarez 7/$66M (so far), Barnhart 4/$16M (so far) and Iglesias (7/$27M). Reds cannot afford to miss like...
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    Jul 10, 18, 01:13 PM
    Bullpen is struggling mightily now. Seems like everyone has stubbed their toes recently. Last 3 games have not been good. Able to overcome it last night because they had a big cushion. They need to get it figured out.
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    Jul 5, 18, 04:10 PM
    No comments on Billy Hamilton being used as he should be? Late inning pinch runner and defensive replacement. Came up big on both fronts this series. Not sure that's an actual position on the Reds team. Could be for the Yanks, RedSox, etc.
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    Jun 29, 18, 11:45 AM
    Injury should give the Reds PR cover for doing what they should do anyway - wait to bring him up to secure another year of control. Even if he has a monster spring training, I'd expect to hear "after 2 significant injuries in 2018, we don't want to rush Senzel to the Major Leagues." If he and the Reds get off to a good start and there's a place for him to play and contribute, bring him up after that deadline in MAY or whenever to secure another...
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    Jun 27, 18, 09:50 AM
    Faced 4 batters. Allowed a 2B. Got the next 2 guys (in a situation where doing so was more important than not allowing the 2 runs in) and then allowed a bases empty single with 2 outs. Not a great outing, but not turrrible.
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    Jun 26, 18, 09:24 AM
    Votto is a bad fielder. How did he win the 2011 Gold Glove? Just get in front of that ball. Peraza swinging at the 1st pitch after Braves P just walked in a run on 4 pitches was very frustrating. I get that you may expect a fastball down the middle there and you want to mash it, but pitch was at the very top of the zone and he popped it up. Either take it (easy approach and nothing wrong with that) or zero in on a specific pitch (presumably...
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    Jun 25, 18, 12:25 PM
    You're absolutely right. Should have said THE BEST currently and AMONG THE BEST historically. Whether they're true or not, the stories about Williams being able to tell you exactly what part of the baseball he hit are pretty amazing.
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    Jun 25, 18, 09:38 AM
    As a follow up to that same data, what do we make of the fact that Peraza's Z-contact % (contact when swinging at pitches in the strike zone / swings at pitches in the strike zone) is #2 in MLB? Surprised me. (His O-swing % being very high at 36.6% should not surprise anyone. Javy Baez at 47.1% leads MLB by a mile. Wonder why you'd every throw that cat a strike.)
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    Jun 25, 18, 09:25 AM
    Y'all are crazy. He is what he is and he is THE BEST (currently and historically) at what he does. If you don't like his approach, I understand that, but that's not who he's trying to be. Similarly, if he was trying to be Stanton or Judge and taking this approach, I could understand your frustration. Buster Olney tweet was on point: Twitter
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    Jun 20, 18, 03:10 PM
    I think he was an early Michigan commit. If his recruitment stayed open, virtually any D1 school that he showed any interest in would have offered him.
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    Jun 20, 18, 02:51 PM
    As a supporter of a team that has played more games in Whitaker Bank Ballpark over the last 4 years than any other (I'm pretty sure I'm right on that - me & the Mrs. did the math on one of the many trips to Lex from NKy), the "best" team in baseball is not necessarily determined by a format where 1 loss in 3 games over 4ish days in the Regional tourney or in 4 games over 2 weekends in the state tournament (much less a loss in the 1st District...
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    Jun 20, 18, 02:38 PM
    Absotively.
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