MLB 2020 Home-Road Split Differences

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2020 MLB: Home-Road Split Differences Every season, there are plenty of surprises. The 2020 MLB season is no exception and there have already been more than a fair share of surprises. On top of that, there have been a number of position players who have struggled to get their rhythm together at the plate. Just […] READ MORE


For Rebuilding MLB Teams, Being Good Can Be Bad

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By Ryan Timmerman – Last Word On Baseball The best wins come when you least expect them. Too many, however, raise expectations to a place where they become the expectation, not a pleasant surprise. Like fans, general managers and other upper-management types can fall prey to the decoy of unexpected wins. And that leads to […] READ MORE



Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 38: Cardinals, Orioles, and Reds 2017 Season Preview

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen continue their 2017 season preview series with three more potentially exciting teams. Before that, however, they have to awe over Israel’s hot start to the World Baseball Classic. They have gone through the first round unbeaten, which includes wins over 2009 finalists South […] READ MORE


Daily Dominance: How Good is Joey Votto?

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By Brady Grove – Last Word On Baseball Joey Votto is 32 years old and is six years removed from winning the National League MVP Award in 2010; back when a core of Cincinnati Reds staples like Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and Votto were annually competing for the NL Central title. Daily […] READ MORE



Down on the Farm Part Two: Cincinnati Reds’ Prospect Pipeline

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When it comes to an organization having such a bad season, it is important to be able to look at the future with a mix of realistic evaluations and hopeful optimism. That is why the current state of the Cincinnati Reds‘ Prospect Pipeline is so important. In order to be able to move forward with […] READ MORE