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Is the Reds' future bright?

The Cincinnati Reds finished off the regular season with a five-game losing streak, a tailspin that ended with their loss to the Pirates in the NL wild-card game. It's not all bad for the Reds -- Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo both had excellent years, and new addition Billy Hamilton wowed fans and catchers alike with 13 steals in as many games. Still, it's beginning to seem like time is running out for the Reds' current core, although manager Dusty Baker will have at least one more year to try for a World Series win.

Will the Reds ever make a World Series with their current core?

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  • Dusty Baker will reportedly return as Reds manager. Is this a good move?

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  • What did Pirates fans cause Johnny Cueto to do by chanting his name during the second inning of Tuesday's wild-card playoff?

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  • Which Ohio team will be more successful over the next five years?

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  • How many bases will Billy Hamilton steal next season if he starts in the majors?

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Take me out to the brawl game?

Some of baseball's old-school traditions are fun. Some leave us scratching our heads. But Dusty Baker really raised eyebrows Monday with his suggestion that Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto and Cubs hurler Matt Garza settle their differences with their fists after Garza took issue with Cueto throwing a pitch over David DeJesus' head. While most baseball bench-clearing incidents don't end in fights, they can lead to injuries, as the Dodgers learned when Zack Grienke broke his collarbone earlier this season. Do you approve of fighting in baseball? Vote below!

Are brushbacks and occasional fights in baseball acceptable as part of the game?

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  • Did Dusty Baker go too ''old school'' when he suggested baseball players should just duke out their differences?

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  • How much should MLB and umpires interfere in disagreements between baseball teams and players?

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  • Matt Garza called Johnny Cueto ''immature'' for throwing over David DeJesus' head. Do you agree or disagree with Garza?

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  • Are you more or less likely to watch the next Reds-Cubs game in which Johnny Cueto or Matt Garza pitch?

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