12 years ago, J.T. Snow saved Darren Baker — Dusty Baker’s son — from potential disaster at home plate in game five of the World Series. Tonight, prior to game five of the 2014 World Series, the two reunited. A photo posted by sfgiants (@sfgiants) on Oct 10, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT [Giants]
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CINCINNATI (AP) After their offense went flat in the closing weeks of the 2013 season that ended with a wild card loss in Pittsburgh, the Reds decided they had to change.
No, not the players. The batting coach. And the manager.
They fired Dusty Baker after a third playoff appearance in four seasons - their best stretch of success since the days of the Big Red Machine - and figured...
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September 29, 2014
CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds extended general manager Walt Jocketty's contract through 2016, giving him a chance to try to dig the franchise out of a disappointing season.
Jocketty was promoted to general manger in 2008. They reached the playoffs three times in four years under manager Dusty Baker, who was fired after the Reds lost the wild card game to Pittsburgh last year.
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September 27, 2014
Washington Redskins DT Chris Baker was the talk of the NFL during and after Washington’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. During the 4th quarter, Baker took a cheap shot and drilled QB Nick Foles in the chest which led to a big fight. When the dust settled, Baker and Eagles OL Jason Peters were ejected from the game.
Afterwards, Baker spoke to the media and claims he...
When you go all-in for a playoff run, end up losing in the Wild Card game, then fire your longtime manager and let your two big free agents walk away and sign virtually no one. You better bet that you are going to have a lot of question answer, especially if you expect people to still treat you as a contender.
Will replacing Dusty Baker actually make a difference?
The Reds rid themselves of Dusty Baker this offseason, which should be a step forward for the team and their offense as Baker created a lot of self-inflicted wounds with his outdated strategies. But just because Baker is no longer around doesn't mean that the problem is solved.
One of the ongoing issues with Baker was a complete misunderstanding of the value of OBP. This often...
It's now time to preview one of the NL Central's three playoff teams from 2013 - the Cincinnati Reds. But while the Reds did indeed make it to the 2013 Postseason, they bowed out after just one game, and that failure cost manager Dusty Baker his job. Can the Reds have a better year in 2014 without both Baker and Shin-Shoo Choo? We shall see.
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PRICE IN CHARGE: Manager Dusty Baker led the Reds to three playoff appearances in four seasons, but Cincinnati couldn't get past the first round. The front office decided to make a change, elevating pitching coach Bryan Price. He has never managed, so it'll be his initiation to being the guy on the...
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February 13, 2014
Just two short years ago, right-handed reliever Nick Masset was concluding a solid three-season run in the back end of the Cincinnati Reds bullpen as one of Dusty Baker's preferred late inning options. Flash forward to present day, and the Florida native has yet to throw a big league pitch in the period since.Hampered by shoulder issues in 2012, Masset would undergo surgery to repaira...