So I read Mark Sheldon’s article (when it comes to Reds news he’s the man..) and it looks like I have a few new names to get to know. The Reds may not be big players in the market this winter, but making sure that they’ve got talent in the minors to pull up certainly isn’t going to be an issue or so it would seem.
I’m happy to say that the Reds farm system is definately one of the strongest in the league, and I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before it really pays us back for the time and money that goes into it. (I’ve got faith, what can I say) I just hope we don’t lose them to other teams before we get some benefit out of them.
Chris Heisey, infielder Chris Valaika and pitchers Enerio Del Rosario, Logan Ondrusek, Jordan Smith, Phillippe Valiquette and Travis Wood are the new guys on the block. With Heisey being the biggest ticket of them all. (rumors are going around that the Reds PR depart plans to promote on him like they did Bailey before. Not sure if it’s a good idea, but let’s see what happens)
I think it’s a bit early for me to really feel anything for these guys. Twitter, the boards, and the news really hasn’t caught up to them. All I can say is that these are the times I wish my Indianapolis Indians were the AAA team of the Reds and not the Pirates. It would be nice to see these guys play, but I know that’s asking for too much.
It’s been a week since we got the news that Nix is a free agent. My opinion is that I really hope that people just ignore him and he comes back to our AAA team for us to bring back up to the bigs. I don’t know what it is about him, but I like him.
Isn’t that better? Sure it is…Need a little more? Look at that smile…Okay..Okay how about 6 million with another million in bonuses over the next two years? Better? Good deal…Hey that’s it, it was a GOOD DEAL. Everyone gets something, we didn’t break the bank, he’s even giving some of it to charity! The kids even win! This is the way it should be! You do have the right to be smiling.
I can’t wait to see if we do something else with free agents this off season, but if we do I hope it’s as good as this move and the Hernandez move. It really seems like we have our heads in the right place going into this new season.
If we forgot the politics…
If we forgot the money...
If we forgot the egos…
What free agents would you have the Reds pick up this off season (and that are still available) and why?
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