Red-menace

Red Menace

  • joined Feb 13, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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NL Central Purple Prose Index, Week #9

Man Mountain couldn't stand the HEAT so I'll try to channel him in the weekly diary of RJVasilak's ups and downs. Let's get purple!1. Milwaukee Brewers (4-3)To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling, winning...

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YADD: Solo Home Runs

sigh... Things are dreary in Redland, so I thought I'd embark on a futile exercise. First an anecdote: Last Wednesday I was watching the game at a bar. After Dunn's home run a friend and fellow...

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Baseball Guys play the game the Right Way

I know things are bad right now, but I think we have to focus on the whole and consider how much better this team is than it was the same time last year. Wayne Krivsky has done a lot of good by...

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*touch* 'em all

We started talking about her in the game thread, and now that I have an hour until first pitch I want to recommend Alyssa Milano's baseball blog (seriously).I started checking it out as a joke, but...

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Dice K vs King Felix

Seattle - Boston is on ESPN2 so I figure people will be watching. Matsuzaka makes his first start since dominating the Royals. Felix Hernandez makes his first start since his 12 strikeout, 12...

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Easter Sunday game tickets available

Ok, this time I'm really going. I've got three extra tickets if anyone would like to join me. We'll have access to the indoor Club 4192 area to warm up. And we'll get to see Milton. Someday you'll...

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Prediction time 2007!

Here's how we did last year: http://www.redreporter.com/story/2006/3/30/232241/158 Feel free to ignore/add categories.NL W                NL C              NL E Dodgers         Brewers        ...

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One last call for Fantasy players

This week we have two Red Reporter fantasy baseball drafts. If you haven't yet joined, jump in now. All the cool kids are doing it. Both leagues are in Yahoo.'The Joe Morgan Baseball Guy League' ...

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S.I.S. (television tool edition)

Ok, I can't be the only one who's being driven crazy by this V-Cast commercial during the tourney.Aren't commercials supposed to be aspirational, i.e. buy-this-product-and-this-could-be-you? So...

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Fantasy Baseball Update

Currently there are two leagues you can join on Yahoo:'Traditional' ID#: 216909 password: benzinger draft: Wed 28, 6:45pm'Modern' ID#: 210088 password: redreporter draft: Thurs 29, 8:00pmCurrently...

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Basic RR Fantasy Baseball Leagues

First somebody should step up and join Office Dibble's super league. Since his diary got somewhat hijacked I figured it's time to move forward with basic Red Reporter leagues.As I mentioned last...

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Bronson in Iron Diamond

So I don't really know what to make of this. Here's ESPN''s new fantasy baseball TV commercial: They've created a fake heavy metal supergroup called Iron Diamond (here's their myspace page.For...

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Mark Cuban to buy Cubs?

Not long ago there were rumors that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban might buy the Pirates. Now it appears he's set to offer $625 million to buy the Cubs.h...

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Schmidt Happens

Remember that DDN article where Mike Schmidt blasted Dunn, Pat Burrell and himself? Well he's making amends.http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070226&content_id=1816633&vkey=news_mlb&fext=....

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Cure boredom with charts!

While sitting around today awaiting the freezing rain I decided to make some charts. Here are the results from JD's prediction contest.Popularity of player by batting order slot (this one would be...

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Leatherpants interview

A Nats blog interviewed Bowden. Here's what's relevant to us.And, Bowden did not back down concerning the Cincinnati Reds General Manager, Wayne Krivsky's, continuing complaints to Major League...

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Homer the hunter

There's a great picture in the Enquirer of Homer Bailey meeting with Bob Castellini, moments before killing a deer with his bare hands. For a 20 year old he's awfully manly. h...

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Net Win Share Value and pre-arb players

I've been meaning to post this since getting the Hardball Times Annual. Dave Studenmund writes an article on Net Win Shares Value. Calculate the anticipated performance of a...

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Roster / Payroll Update

Everything's pretty much locked in now.Position Players Griffey    12.5 Dunn       10.5 Gonzalez    3.5 Conine      2.25 Freel         2.0 Ross         1.6 Hatteberg   1.5 Valentin    1.25 Castro  ...

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Quint-Inning

I just found out about Quint-Inning, a poker inspired, five player fantasy game played over the course of one baseball game. Ron Shandler invented it in 2005.h...

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Most Memorable 2006 Reds Game

Let's take a (mostly) positive look back at 2006. What was the most memorable game? I've put together some contenders.April 14 - Reds 1 Cards 0 - Harang's Masterpiece Aaron Harang announced himself...

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2007 HOF Votes

Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn are in. 75% was required for admission. Former Reds in bold.Cal Ripken 537 98.5% Tony Gwynn 532 97.6% ------------------------------- Rich "Goose" Gossage 388 71.2% Jim...

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THT on Dave Ross

With three months to go until Opening Day I finally bit the bullet and bought an annual publication, The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2007. It's chock full of goodness. I'm sure Laptop Guy...

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Minorleagueball Reds Top Prospects

John Sickels posted his take on the Reds system today.http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/2006/12/12/154711/34#commenttopThe Reds In One Sentence: This system has two future stars in Bailey and...

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The Todd Coffey Story

In the David Weathers thread tonight chandrathan and I debated  whether Coffey had a closer's mindset, given his struggles last year. Ultimately chandrathan wondered how much we complained about...

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Juan Pierre to Dodgers

5 years / 45 million http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2669903                                   

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2007 Payroll and Roster

The Larue money-save got me thinking about the payroll next year. Everyone who made around 300k last year I'm putting down for the minimum .380. If you have any insight into how pre-arbitration...

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FA signings

Jose Valentin resigned with the Mets. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2659977 Slyde and I wanted him in Cincy. It was a one year 3-4M+ deal with incentives.Aramis Ramirez signed with...

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Rumors and Ruminations

I'm bored so I got a hankering for a new diary. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the Rangers might have won the Matsuzaka sweepstakes with a 30M bid. h...

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Wacky Acquisition Idea

How about going after Freddy Garcia of the White Sox? They want to open up room in the rotation for Branden McCarthy, so I've heard speculation he could be moved. He's Ozzie's cousin or something,...

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