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  • Baseball Minutia looks at 100 years of Reds history with the Cardinals.
  • Shawn has a review of a book called "Little League, Big Dreams" by Charles Euchner". I have a review copy of this as well, and I'll try to get it read and get a review up soon.
  • JinAZ's permalinks are messed up at the moment (Google just updated blogger, I'm guessing it's a temporary thing), but he recently wrote about the Reds lack of an option for a fifth starter, and how it probably makes sense to try Homer Bailey. I don't think this is going to happen, but yeah, it should.
  • This sucks. I didn't love Steve Steward, but he was solid, and I don't think he received anything close to a fair shake in Cincinnati. The danger in letting Stewart go is that we might be forced to listen to an idiot like Tracy Jones, and that's just unacceptable.
  • Rotoworld likes Homer Bailey.
  • Rethinking Moneyball. Now that Mark Teahen is playing pretty solid ball, the A's 2004 draft (the one profiled in Moneyball) is looking good.
  • Weird to see Jaime Moyer switch teams.
  • Ozzie Guillen on the NL Central:
    "If we played National League teams, the Central Division, we might win 150 games in that league," Guillen said. "They think I cheat? The American League Central? That's baseball right here. Go hard one after another.

    "I don't know about the other [National League] divisions, but the Central? Oh, please. We went to Cincinnati, and what's his name, [Aaron] Harang? That's the best guy we faced.

    So yeah, I guess that's a backhanded compliment to Harang since he's basically calling him the best pitcher in the NL Central. Guillen is such an ass that I'm rooting hard for the White Sox to be sitting at home in October./li>

  • The Cubs did something smart. That's rare enough to deserve a link.
  • Great article on simulated baseball.