Red Reposter - Where Were You When You Heard The Reds Re-signed Ramon Hernandez?

 

  • Craig Calcaterra says the Blue Jays would seriously consider Brandon Phillips
    if the Reds were to make him available. But --get this-- they would want him to play 3B. The very same 3B Scott Rolen used to man. He then quips on the Rolen deal, "given that the trade apparently filled no holes for either team and harmed one financially, I'm tempted to deem the Rolen trade the most pointless trade in recent memory." So this is one of the head-shakingest bits of internews I've read in a while.

  • Jack Moore at FanGraphs writes about the recent non-rumor of the possibility of the Reds trading Joey Votto
    Walt Jocketty retorted, "Oh God, no!" when asked about it. Moore says, "With Votto producing as he has through his career, he is one of the best assets in the MLB. Jocketty’s response was right on the money." This gives me hope.  Thanks to Dave from Luhvull for the FanShot.

  • Long time head athletic trainer Mark Mann resigned his post last week.
    He has accepted a job with Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor(?). God speed, Mr. Mann!

  • FanGraphs lists the best baserunners according to BP's baserunning metrics
    and Brandon Phillips comes in as one of the leaders of the pack, up there with such speedsters as Michael Bourn, Chone Figgins, Ichiro, and Dexter Fowler. Ride on, BeeP!

  • FanHouse takes a look at the Reds' offseason
    They do a pretty good job reviewing the roster situation, though they inaccurately say that Joey Votto is arb-eligible for the first time this year. Here's the course of action they recommend:

    "I think the Reds' biggest goal this offseason is to simultaneously dump one of their two overpaid starters without weakening the rotation. If money is a problem for them, they at least have a chance to fill their holes in the outfield and shortstop internally, but beyond Cueto and Bailey, there's not much their system has to offer in terms of pitching. The problem for them is that it won't be easy to find someone willing to take Arroyo or Harang without the Reds paying a lot of their salary, and so the amount of money freed up by a trade would probably be minimal."

    Which is to say, we're probably boned.

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