Greetings and I hope you all had a fun, pleasant and safe holidays…Happy New Year.
The Reds certainly are hoping for bigger and better things in 2013. Do they have what it takes to go far in the playoffs. I tackled that and other questions for the new year in a story you can read by clicking here.
It was a quiet week for the Reds, which made no transactions since I last posted. I wouldn’t be shocked if a couple of more free agents are added now that we’re heading into bargain portion of the Hot Stove season. I’m thinking guys that could be added on Minor League deals with camp invites.
I have a message left with GM Walt Jocketty to see what else the club might be looking into this winter.
The next big issue will be getting the guys eligible for arbitration (Latos, Bailey, Heisey, Leake, Ondrusek and Simon) signed. The date where salary figures must be exchanged is Jan. 18. Here are some other upcoming key dates for MLB.
Other NL Central teams have been busy lately.
*The Cubs will announce the signing of starter Edwin Jackson this afternoon.
*The Cardinals continued to be awfully quiet.
So that leaves the Reds….how do you feel about the off-season moves already made? Is there anything else they need to do to make you feel better about the club as Spring Training nears?