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Corey Patterson ain't comin' back

According to Jocketty (via Sheldon):

Corey Patterson's return to the Reds in 2009 already seemed unlikely as this season closed. Now, it's official.

Patterson, one of nine Reds headed to free agency, won't be re-signed by the club.

"I don't think he'll be back," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We'll turn the page."

Sheldon believes they will try to sign Hairston and Weathers.  Personally, I'd rather move on from both of those players.  The only free agent the Reds have that I'm really interested in is Jeremy Affeldt, and that's only if his price remains reasonably low, which I doubt will happen.  Mike Lincoln is also a possibility, but we all know a second term won't likely end as well as the first.

Then again, maybe they should bring Javier Valentin back.  Otherwise, who will make the last out to end the game?