Wayne Krivsky has gotten rid of a ton of chaff in the minor league system, although I disagree with him on a couple of guys:
Signed OFs Terrence Long and Alex Sanchez. Released RHPs Brad Cherry, Travis Phelps, Aaron Garrison, Ken Geiersbach, Brad Morenko, Jared Sanders, Robert Wachman, Jeff Bruksch and Johnny Dillard, OFs Stephen Smitherman and Matt Garrett, LHPs Charles O'Neal, Thomas Phelps, Greg Goetz, Tod Johnson, Brandon Newman, 1B Walter Olmstead, Cs Evan Cherry, Mark Rodriguez and Robert Coello and 2B Mayker Sandoval. Traded 2B Carlos Piste to Marlins for C Ryan Jorgensen.
I'm fine with all of the above, save for Brad Cherry and Jeff Bruksch. Both pitchers strike guys out, but both had control issues, which I imagine is why they're gone. Wayne Krivsky doesn't seem interested in trying to teach control, which is a valid philosophy I suppose.
In other news, the Louisville roster has been set:
Scott Chiasson, Justin Germano, Michael Gosling, Josh Hall, Ben Kozlowski, Chris Michalak, Elizardo Ramirez, Jake Robbins, Brian Shackelford, Tom Shearn, Jason Standridge, Ryan Wagner
Dane Sardinha, Ryan Jorgensen
Jeff Bannon, Jesse Gutierrez, Matt Kata, Frank Menechino, Earl Snyder
Brian Buchanan, Jacob Cruz, Norris Hopper, Alex Sanchez, Rob Stratton
Disabled list (4)
William Bergolla, Aaron Holbert, Ray Olmedo, Dewayne Wise
Not a lot of prospects, but some potentially useful players. You can get a sense of how ugly things really are for the Reds farm system by simply looking at the above and then checking out Chattanooga's roster. The cupboard is pretty bare at the upper levels.