Where are they now?

Not surprising after a 79-win season with several free agents and a few trades, there was quite a bit of roster turnover this winter on the Reds. Here is what became of some of the 2011 Reds that moved on:

1B/OF Yonder Alonso: traded to Padres in Mat Latos deal.

RHP Jared Burton: signed minor league contract with Twins,  invited to big league camp.

RHP Francisco Cordero: signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract to be setup man with the Blue Jays.

C Ramon Hernandez: signed a two-year, $6.4 million contract with the Rockies.

OF Fred Lewis: Signed a Minor League contract with the Indians, invited to big league camp.

LHP Matt Maloney: Claimed off waivers by the Twins.

SS Edgar Renteria: Still unsigned on free agent market

OF Dave Sappelt: Traded to the Cubs in the Sean Marshall deal

RHP Daryl Thompson: Got minor league deal with Twins, was invited to camp

RHP Edinson Volquez: Part of the Latos trade with San Diego. Signed a one-year, $2.23 million contract to avoid arbitration.

LHP Dontrelle Willis: Signed one year, $850,000 contract with the Phillies.

LHP Travis Wood: Traded to the Cubs in Sean Marshall deal.

*The Reds will gain a supplemental 2012 Draft pick between the first and second round for losing Cordero. There will also be a pick coming over after losing Hernandez, a Type B free agent who was signed before the club had a chance to decline arbitration.

And among other former Reds from past seasons:

OF Jonny Gomes: Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the A’s.

OF Corey Patterson: Signed a Minor League contract with the Brewers. It did not come with a big league camp invitation.

RHP Micah Owings: Reportedly, signed a Minor League contract with the Padres, invited to big league camp.

SS Orlando Cabera: Retired

1B Jorge Cantu: Signed Minor League contract with the Angels, invited to big league camp.

13 Comments

Kind of sorry we did not lash on to Corey Patterson,but I realize as with Gomes as long as Jocketty is gm those type of deals are banned.

Thank God for that! I’m not sure Dusty can be trusted to play the right guys when he has “favorites” on the team.

who do you feel can outplay those gus Harris or Ludwig

Hey Sheldon. I’ve heard Walt remark that Drew Stubbs has been, and will be working to cut down on the K’s. Just how does one do that? I can only imagine that much of Drew’s trouble comes because he doesn’t change his approach for different counts. Dusty has preached to him and Jay Bruce even that you have to become a situational hitter. What are your thoughts?

If he can not listen then its time to get him out of here and get someone who will—hey WHAT ABOUT lARKIN.

Little or no chance Alonzo hits 30 bombs in Petco Park.

Yes and he may improve average there, but homers no ,however remember that doubles usually go up in that park.

I think both Travis Wood and Volquez put up good stats this year. Didn’t like seeing either guy go. Alonso will probably hit at least 30 HR’s this year too.

I agree with you on the pitchers,but if Alonoso hots 20 in that park he will have done great.

There are many ways to cut down on Ks. Some of it is mental and having a plan at the plate and confidence. There are mechanical things he can do, like shortening his swing or hitting the ball on the ground and using his speed. But he’s also a power hitter that’s capable of driving the ball and hitting homers…so there are some habits that need adjusting.

The only one we saw go elsewhere that bothers me at all is Travis Wood but we got talent we needed back and Wood wasn’t going to do anything on this team this year.

I am surprised Brandon Phillips is still in a Reds uniform, seriously, I thought they would pick up the option and trade him for a MLB ready IF, OF and lower level pitching prospects in an effort to throw EVERYTHING at Votto after trading Alonso.

Talent sometimes needs to be shocked before a light goes on maybe a trip to Louisvlle is called for—but wait we know outfield depth is nil–Hey some one sign an outfielder fast—-maybe a minor league contract for J.D. Drew with bonuses if he plays to his ability—guess what Bruce can play center.

I was basically wondering if you ever considered replacing the design of your blog? Its very well written; I really like what you have got to say. But maybe you could create a a bit more in the way of content so people can connect to it better. Youve got a great deal of wording for only having one or two graphics. Maybe you can space it out better?

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