Time to go home
Well, another Winter Meetings has come and gone with little to report about the Reds. I wish I had more to give you.
Fans sometimes get irritated when there are no moves. At the same, does it really matter who “wins” at the Winter Meetings? The Blue Jays made the biggest splash last year in Nashville. The Marlins did two years ago. Neither had fruitful seasons.
On the other hand, the Reds made no moves at either of those meetings but soon spun trades that brought Choo, Latos and Marshall.
So you have plenty to watch for in the coming days and weeks. The Reds still want a bat, possibly a short-term leadoff hitter and bench help at shortstop. The Brandon Phillips rumors will likely continue without resolution until something is either done or the club goes to Spring Training. Again, it will be tough to swing something. If they trade Phillips and lose Choo, as is expected, the void offensively would be tough to overcome.
More when I have something.