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Peyton is a 6th grader!
Final: Reds 4 Mets 0
Reds move to season high ten games over .500 at 28-18.
How about Mike Leake? Last 7 starts: 43.1 innings, 11 ER, 2.28 ERA
It's the 6th shutout of the year for the Reds and the 17th time allowing 2 runs or fewer.
Jocketty not strongly looking for RH bat
With Cueto back, steadily rolling Reds are even better
It's a reasonable assessment that the Reds' current midpack standing in relief ERA is going to get better, not worse, as the season goes on. Relievers can be unpredictable, but the best way to have a good relief corps is to have a lot of good arms, and the Reds have that.
In fact, the Reds' biggest worry may have absolutely nothing to do with their own roster. It's the team in front of them.
Have Reds benefited from easy schedule?
So the Reds have played an easier schedule. But what's the difference between a .515 winning percentage and .484? Over 162 games, we're talking about an 83-win team on average versus a 78-win team, so while the Reds have played an easier slate than the Cardinals -- Cincinnati has played the Marlins seven times, for example, while St. Louis is yet to play them -- I don't see it as a huge benefit. An advantage? Yes.
Cronin proud to be an 'American'
Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News
“Our conference is still going to be major,” Cronin said. “The thing about being in a league with football, your brand is on ESPN in August. That allows you to start promoting your basketball brand. I think that was probably a problem for the Atlantic 10, and now could be for the Big East. There’s definite positives to the football factor.”
High school Football
Schedule announced: Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown
Peyton: The softball player
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What do you think?
Mike Tanier, of Sports on Earth, says Andy Dalton is an average NFL QB.
What do you think? Can you win with average? What needs to happen for Dalton to be better than average? Leave a comment at the link below.
Mandatory Monday: The Average QB
Mike Tanier, Sports on Earth
The average NFL quarterback is 16th best in the world at his profession. The 16th most beautiful woman in the world -- Olivia Wilde, according to Maxim -- could dispel logical thought from your brain with a glance. The 16th best guitarist in the world -- Derek Trucks, according to Rolling Stone -- can shred your face. The 16th best quarterback in the NFL, according to me, is Andy Dalton. You wonder if he is good enough.
Bengals begin paper chase
Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
"I love the offseason they had," says former Bengals safety Solomon Wilcots, one of the heavy hitters in NFL punditry as a CBS-TV and NFL Network staple. "We can see the Bengals as an organization doing as good a job developing their roster as any team in the league.
Rosterology: Where things stand heading into OTAs