Manny Machado takes it to the bank. Also, Cabrera, Davis, and Votto create chaos.
Yes, it’s true. Todd Helton hit a double. Some other stuff happened, too.
Can somebody—anybody—do something other than walk or strike out? I desperately want to know.
Votto and Cabrera hit like they know what they’re doing. Ankiel goes the bull-in-a-china-shop route.
Another triple crown? Something only Williams, Bonds and Ruth have done? Maybe.
Yu Darvish makes an appearance. Amazingly, I avoid bad puns.
The state of the NL Central … is strong.
An exclusive club welcomes a new member and one player sends us all the way back to the 19th century.
Will this be the first year with more than one 200-strikeout hitter?
Does Adam Dunn have a challenger? Just how much is Joey Votto going to reach base?
A certain pitcher reached a round number and Joey Votto gives us something new to track.
A familiar face is back on the radar and we have our first milestone of the season.
Which players are about to cross important milestones this year?
Part two highlights the differences between modern baseball and the dead ball era.
A surprising list of players who never led the league in a category, even though their career totals were among the all-time greats.
There has been a lot of talk about Aroldis Chapman lately after Paul Dougherty wrote that the Reds intended to move him to the bullpen. No one else confirmed what Dougherty’s unnamed source told him and the announcement certainly hasn’t come down (Reds brass denied there was even anything to announce), so there’s still a […]
Pirates fans have reason to hope in 2013, but they shouldn’t get carried away.
The Reds are good. Also, Aroldis Chapman’s fastball, and maybe that Billy Hamilton kid.
We’ve all been thinking about the Hall of Fame a lot lately. In fact, this is my second such post in as many days, but I have an idea that I think is worth considering. It grows out of a Rob Neyer post where he mentions not wanting to support a player who would not […]
This week’s Hall of Fame result wasn’t totally unexpected, but for many of us, it was frustrating nonetheless. The primary question that everyone has been wrestling with lately is, “what, exactly, is the Hall of Fame supposed to be?” Let me explain. Since basically forever, the Hall of Fame has been a place to enshrine […]