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Reds Agree To Terms With Shortstop Alex Gonzalez

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I'm a little too busy basking in the Ohio State win to do much more than point to the link, but I'm sure I'll have more on Sunday or Monday:

3 years, $14 million:

SPN's Peter Gammons is reporting that free agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez has negotiated a three-year, $14 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, pending a physical.

Gonzalez, a slick-fielding shortstop who replaced Edgar Renteria in Boston, is a nine-year veteran who batted .255 with 99 hits and 50 RBI last season for the Red Sox. He had a .985 fielding percentage in 111 games at shortstop in 2006.

Actually really quick analysis ... I like as long as the Reds upgrade the offense significantly somewhere else. If that doesn't happen, then yeah this is a bad move.

It also helps to think of Gonzalez as replacing Royce Clayton, not Felipe Lopez. Lot better move in that light, at least I think.