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D-Man
10-05-2010, 12:15 PM
There are a few articles on the Reds/Phils series on fangraphs. Dave Cameron has an interesting take on the series; essentially, he suggests that the Reds/Phils series is a lot closer than most people think. The Phils have a substantial edge in starting pitching, but the Reds have advantages in the bullpen, offense, and defense.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-reds-are-coming/

Fangraphs also has a few interesting posts on Roy Halladay and Drew Stubbs.

BP also posted Reds/Phils series preview, though you need to be a subscriber to see the full article.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12156

Tim Kurkjian has an article on ESPN.com.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2010/columns/story?columnist=kurkjian_tim&id=5648051

OnBaseMachine
10-05-2010, 01:29 PM
Fangraphs: NLDS Game One Preview: Cincinnati

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/nlds-game-one-preview-cincinnati/

Screwball
10-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Fangraphs: NLDS Game One Preview: Cincinnati

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/nlds-game-one-preview-cincinnati/

Excellent strategy offered by Cameron. Depth in virtually all areas has been the Reds' biggest strength this season, IMO. Finding a way to effectively capitalize on that advantage may be the only reliable method of slaying the juggernaut Phillies.

OesterPoster
10-05-2010, 02:17 PM
One preview from Yahoo, and an article about some of the Reds' ushers:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Playoff-people-The-Crosley-Field-Seven-?urn=mlb-274713

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/10-numbers-for-the-NLDS-Phillies-vs-Reds?urn=mlb-274498

bucksfan
10-05-2010, 02:53 PM
I just read the first fangraphs link. Although i get the premise of the article and tend to agree on some level, I have to question what is behind an analysis that seems to clearly state that Janish will be playing SS and Gomes won't be in LF. Unless he really knows something I don't, that is simply not the case. It seems like one of those "way-too-early" pre-season magazine analyses that don't take into account trades, roster cuts, injuries, etc....

37red
10-05-2010, 09:16 PM
You just have to love Screw Balls avatar

Screwball
10-05-2010, 09:53 PM
:)