Live from the Dolphin
Hello from the Swan and Dolphin hotel at Walt Disney World. The Winter Meetings are upon us.
It’s early so I have really nothing to report right now. The Reds have historically done little at the Winter Meetings but as I wrote on Sunday, you never know. Keep checking back here and on MLB.com/Reds.com.
I would expect some rumors to fly this week regarding Brandon Phillips and Homer Bailey. Despite what the Reds brass said last week about Phillips, there are a couple of teams in need of a second baseman (Yankees, Royals). As for Bailey, he’s entering his walk year before free agency and teams are always in need of starting pitcher (once again, the Yankees are an example). I’ve already seen speculation from a few outlets about a Bailey-Brett Gardner deal making sense in theory. Gardner is also entering his final year before free agency as well. I will keep an eye on this and anything else that develops.