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JJ

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Aug 26, 2014
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I love baseball and numbers - what luck that my childhood favorite team ended up being the perfect love of both of these obsessions! The origin of my childhood love of the A's began when I was a newborn and my dad caught a ball at a game.

Having spent the majority of the past 18 years of my life in Cincinnati, I have overcome my initial hatred of the Reds that began when I moved to Cinci in 1990 to have my A's swept at the hands of the Reds. I have overcome this first impression and am also a big Reds fan.

I now live in Portland, unfortunately away from the MLB market - I have to rely on SB Nation to fill my baseball appetite!

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NBA Utah Jazz
  • NCAAF BYU Cougars
  • NCAAB BYU Cougars
  • Soccer Benfica, Portugal, and Brazil
  • Tennis Sampras and Becker
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Comparing the road ahead

AL East NYY up 3 games on BALYankees play 16 of 32 games vs. TB (6), BAL (7), OAK (3). their other games are BOS (6), TOR (7), MIN (3).Baltimore plays 16 of 32 games vs. NYY (7), TB (6), OAK (3)....

Ever since the Sumersault, here's Chapman's line: 17 games 15 saves 16.1 IP 34 K (of 60 batters...

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Ever since the Sumersault, here's Chapman's line: 17 games 15 saves 16.1 IP 34 K (of 60 batters faced) 11 baserunners (7 hits - .333 babip, 3 BB, 1 HBP) as amazing as he was the first 2+ months of the season, he's pitching better than he ever has!

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yeah, it's from a while ago, but it's hilarious!

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A clear-headed defense of Dusty

Okay, I'll begin this with the disclaimer that I'm extremely pissed about how that game ended.Upon further review, the following that have been discussed as reasons to finally get rid of Dusty that...

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Too early to commit to 2009?

As we know, hindsight is 20/20.  With a little over a month gone in the 2009 season, Reds' leftfielders are OPSing a paltry .625, good for 28th out of 30 MLB teams.  The Chicago White Sox's...

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Over/Under Game

Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can get back to baseball... except that for us Reds fans, we likely won't have any actual news to discuss - it'll mainly be longing for a decent SS or another...

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Is the team being built really suited for GABP?

When the Reds were designing GABP, baseball was in the middle of the 'steroids' era, where 'Chicks dig the long ball.'  Consequently, the original drawings had a short right-field fence, likely...

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A surplus of available corner outfielders? Why this might be a good year to acquire one

Supply and demand - any economist will tell you that in a free market, this is what determines a price.  As the government has not yet taken over MLB, we have a free agency free market.  As a...

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2009 schedule: we'll find out early what this team is made of

MLB posted the tentative 2009 schedule - the A's will be hoping to repeat last night's feat of beating John Lackey and the Angels, not in Oakland, but in Anaheim.  The A's open in Anaheim and close...

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What would Billy Beane do?

As an Oakland A’s and Cincinnati Reds fan, I often wonder what the Reds would be like if they had Billy Beane running the team.  If BB had taken over after last season, I can see him realizing that...

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Is it time to trade Phillips and/or Harang?

Has Aaron Harang ever had higher value than he has right now?  What about Brandon Phillips?  Harang has pitched over 230 innings each of the past two years and is averaging 7 innings per start this...

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The Ryan Howard theory to support keeping the kids down

I don't know if I fully believe this, but I can see some merit.  A few years ago, Ryan Howard was one of the hottest minor league prospects.  The Phillies kept him in the minors an extra year and a...

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Reds Ideal Offseason

My ideas coming into the offseason for what the Reds should do were a lot different than what has actually been done.  I hold out hope of a Blanton for Cueto+3 other non-Bailey/Bruce/Votto minor...

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Fun with Numbers

I'm currently getting by on the hypothesis that the A's are only 2 'happenings' away from a WS title: (1) signing Barry Bonds, and (2) a healthy team.  I'm going to tackle the first issue in this...

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Will Jay Bruce be better than Adam Dunn?

I know we're all fully into 'Play the young guys' mode and 'let's look ahead to 2008' mode, so I decided to give a little preview of one player who we hope will have a big role in our future, Jay...

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Coolest. Gift. Ever.

Ever get a really cool A's-related gift?

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Hamilton on Rome

I know the Hamilton posts are like a broken record, but it is a pretty good broken record!  Hamilon was on the Jim Rome show Monday.  I caught the last part of the interview.  When I started...

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TWINS!!! (a non-baseball diary - sorry!)

no, not the baseball team, but what my wife and I found out we're expecting in May!  This will be our first and second kids and we're totally excited.  I love the idea of having twins, it'll be an...

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Home-grown pitching wins in the end

Anyone unconvinced that having young, cheap starting pitching isn't a huge luxury?  Well, here's a bit of proof:  I give you, the 2004 free agent starting pitcher signings: The BAD or INJURED: ARI:...

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Should pitchers win the MVP?

TO AVOID ANY SWAYED POLLS, PLEASE VOTE BEFORE READING ON!!! ... ... ... ... Okay, I had two 8-hour road trips this weekend with my wife sleeping in the seat next to me and consequently had all the...

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Rogers is back after 12 games

This is an AP article I found on Yahoo Sports.  I'm mad that the 20-game suspension was overruled on a technicality!  And Selig is the commissioner, he should have the right to act quickly on a...

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Professional Baseball Players and their fans

I just read this on ESPN.com.  It makes me proud to be a Reds fan, too.  What a classy thing for a baseball team to do in such a tough situation for a little boy.  It makes me respect Griffey even...

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Team Chemistry

One of the arguments coming from Around the Horn against moneyball has to do with the opinion that moneyball doesn't take team chemistry into consideration.  Here is my take on how moneyball DOES...

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Daric Barton Update

Anyone noticed Barton's numbers since his promotion? Name           G   AB  R  H  2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO  OBP  SLG  AVG  E Daric Barton 11  34  9  13  5   0   1    8   21  7   5   .476  .618  .382...

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Will we catch the Angels?

Here we sit at 47-44, three games over .500.  We've been playing top-notch ball for the past month, beating the likes of Atlanta, NYMets, Phili, Seattle, the Giants, and the White Sox.  And yet, we...

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1st half MVP discussion thread

Thanks to Blez, we now have wonderful polls going (over 1000 voted for the last poll!).  But I think we should have a space to discuss why we voted for who we voted for.  Well, fellow ANers, here...

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Harold Reynolds and John Kruk

say no playoffs for the A's. Reynolds: "they have too many teams to jump." "They've played their best baseball the past two weeks." "Texas and Anaheim play in the same division." Kruk: "Don't have...

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Video highlights needed

Well, I haven't bought much into the media bias everyone cries about because I grew up watching Sportscenter about the time the A's began their games.  Well, call me a believer after today's game....

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Rogers breaks bone hitting water cooler

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-rangers-rogersinjured&prov=ap&type=lgns Kenny Rogers broke a little bone near his pinky that'll cause him to miss his next start against the Angels and...

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Gammons on Mulder trade

on Sportscenter, he said that the trade was a must-do for St. Louis, but that now, Haren has pitched better than Mulder with 70% quality starts compared with 50% for Mulder.  In addition, he added...

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