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    Athlon Sports Reds' Preview

    as posted on cnnsi.com


    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...hlon/reds.html


    nothing eye opening or exactly ground breaking here. Some of the other teams had some interesting previews though
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    Re: Athlon Sports Reds' Preview

    One of the better previews I've seen. Not overly optimistic or pessimistic.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Athlon Sports Reds' Preview

    I agree with RMR, this is a pretty good, balanced review. A couple of comments:

    Quote from the review: ". . . the Reds have one of the most durable one-two combos atop any rotation; they just need help . . ." This made me laugh, I believe Howard Cosell would call this 'intuitively obvious even to the casual observer.' I guess the writer had to mention it, though.

    Quote from the review: "Veteran Rheal Cormier is back as a lefty specialist . . ." As some one pointed out in another thread, this couldn't be further from the truth. Cormier is way better against righties, and Narron could get some (positive) use out of him if he didn't treat him like Shackleford.

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    Re: Athlon Sports Reds' Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by MississippiRed View Post
    Quote from the review: "Veteran Rheal Cormier is back as a lefty specialist . . ." As some one pointed out in another thread, this couldn't be further from the truth. Cormier is way better against righties, and Narron could get some (positive) use out of him if he didn't treat him like Shackleford.
    Or better yet just trade him off and use Shackleford.

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    Re: Athlon Sports Reds' Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Or better yet just trade him off and use Shackleford.
    It's a new week, so I can say it again. I think it's unlikely Cormier pitches for the Reds this season. Check back with me next week.

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    Re: Athlon Sports Reds' Preview

    Something I am curious about and maybe TC could answer this...over the offseason the Reds have made changes. They have a new hitting coach and a new Pitching coach...since being named would it be "Kosher" for those coaches to have any sort of contact with the players to sort of get to know them and give them an idea of where they are heading, etc?
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