Friday, November 18, 2011

Reds Links & Notes for the Weekend


Congratulations to all you loyal readers out there, you have made it to another coveted weekend. And to help kick it off right, here are some interesting Reds-related reads for you...

* Satchel Paige of MLBDailyDish.com recently took a stab at projecting the Reds' 2012 roster. Take a look at their post by following this link.

* Open auditions for the new Cincinnati's Got Talent competition takes place this weekend at Great American Ball Park. Click here for the full details.

* Looking to give or receive a Reds hat this holiday season? Jeanne Rose of the Yahoo! Contributor Network lists her top five suggestions here.

* General manager Walt Jocketty says the team's main offseason focus is on upgrading the starting rotation reports WLWT.com.

* The Twins recently signed eight players to minor-league contracts including one member of last year's Reds squad, Jared Burton. He joins Phil Dumatrait and Matt Maloney as former Reds who have signed with Minnesota in the past two weeks. Link.

* ESPN's Jayson Stark thinks the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager is a risky move by the Cardinals (good for the Reds right?). He touches upon that and a variety of other topics in this fully-loaded article.

* The always informative Mark Sheldon of MLB.com breaks down the latest contract negotiations of Francisco Cordero and Brandon Phillips in this piece.

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