Another Winter Meetings done

The Reds contingent left Indianapolis as soon as the Rule 5 Draft ended, completing one of the quieter Winter Meetings the team has had since I started covering this beat.

Some of the more recent developments:

Regarding IF Craig Counsell, the Reds are one of “two or three” clubs in the mix for the free agent according to GM Walt Jocketty. The Brewers appear to be the front-runner to retain Counsell, who is a Milwaukee native.

Nothing is happening in talks with Jonny Gomes. Jocketty said he “can’t say” if the Reds will tender an offer before the Saturday deadline.

Whether he was satisfied or not with the quiet week that was, Jocketty said this:

“As I’ve said, we really like our club. I don’t think we needed to rush out and do anything this week. I think the free agent market, we’ll see how it plays out later into January and maybe into February or March, who knows? On the trade front, there were a couple of little things we talked about but it didn’t materialize. We didn’t want to do something for the sake of doing something.”

As for the Rule 5 Draft, the Reds didn’t take anyone in the MLB phase but lost LHP Ben Jukich to the Cardinals. In the Minor League phase, the Reds took right-handed reliever Douglas Salinas from Tampa Bay. Salinas was in low Class A last season.

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5 Comments

What are the Reds thinking we need to bring Gomes back…we need him in left… if they dont sign anybody who is gonna play left Dickerson??? There is a laugh… if he dose he better bring it to spring training. What i saw last year Dickson ain’t ready. Gomes did a great job for us last year and he needs to come back to Cincy.

Any chance that Frazier competes for the shortstop job instead of the left field job? Any possiblity of Francisco playing left? Maybe Frazier could fill the Hairston/Freel utility guy role?

here are some deals 1 reds send rhodes&c.dickerson to texas for cj wilson, c.davis c.gentry 2- arroyo & s.rolen to angels for inf’s b.wood, h.kendrick c-j.mathis p’s s.kazmir j.miller,w.smith reds also send c.fisher 3- phillips ,hanigan to sea. for j.lopez,a.liddi c- tr.scott,lp d.hume 4 harang & tavares to mets for neise,maine & pagan or francour 5 maloney ,s.lecure, dorn to pitts for duke 6 j.burton,a.rosales,maine to minn. for d.young & f.liriano

I think I know the answer to this BUT I recently read an article that the Reds were among a bevy of teams to watch the Cuban pitcher A. Chapman work-out. Do we have any chance at all? With our current rotation of young guns, Chapman would be a great addition — certainly give the fans something to come out to the ol’ ballpark to see. No offense but Craig Counsell and Jamey Carroll don’t really sell many season tickets. We need some life and buzz…not to mention his 100+ mph fastball from the left side.

I think I know the answer to this BUT I recently read an article that the Reds were among a bevy of teams to watch the Cuban pitcher A. Chapman work-out. Do we have any chance at all? With our current rotation of young guns, Chapman would be a great addition — certainly give the fans something to come out to the ol’ ballpark to see. No offense but Craig Counsell and Jamey Carroll don’t really sell many season tickets. We need some life and buzz…not to mention his 100+ mph fastball from the left side.

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