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Billy Hamilton has been clocked going from home plate to first base at 3.3 seconds, which (if our math is correct) means that he's about as fast as an F-22 fighter jet. Math was never our strong suit. He might be even faster going from third to home -- he scored a run in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals that only he could score. There are questions surrounding whether Hamilton can hit enough to stay in the major leagues, but if he keeps making plays like this, he just might earn a permanent spot on the Reds' roster fairly soon.

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Yankees reject Phillips deal

The Yankees have been busy this offseason (which is the kind of thing that happens in the Bronx when they miss the playoffs), but they've finally found a deal they don't like. They've rejected a straight-up trade of outfielder Brett Gardner for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, reportedly citing Phillips' declining numbers at second. They might be right to be concerned -- though Phillips' power numbers are freakishly consistent (he's hit exactly 18 home runs in four straight seasons), his OPS plummeted to .706 in 2013. That's a worrisome sign for a 32-year-old second baseman, but could he have rejuvenated himself in Yankee Stadium, with its short porch and hitter-friendly reputation?

Did the Yankees make the right decision in turning down a trade of Brett Gardner for Brandon Phillips?

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  • How will the Reds fare in 2014?

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Reds fire Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker had one year left on his two-year contract, but the Reds have apparently seen enough. The team fired Baker a mere three days after their loss to the Pirates in the wild-card playoff. Baker took the team to the playoffs in three of the last four years, but was unable to move them beyond the first round. Baker's old-school style occasionally resulted in some questionable decisions, but did he deserve to get the boot?

  • The Reds have fired Dusty Baker. What do you make of this?

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  • What is the furthest the Reds could advance with their current core of players and a quality manager?

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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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