Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekend Reds News & Notes

* Should the team attempt to trade superstar Joey Votto? David Schoenfield of thinks they should not. Writes Schoenfield: "the goal of every team is to acquire a superstar, not trade one away."

*'s Mark Sheldon recently penned a feature article on Drew Stubbs' 2011 season and beyond. You can read his piece here.

* According to this online post by The Marietta Times, former Red Chuck Harmon will be signing autographs on November 17th in West Virginia. The event is part of a membership movement by the local chapter of the Reds Hall of Fame. For more details please visit the link.

* Reds pitching coach Bryan Price will be inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. The left-handed Price pitched for the Golden Bears from 1981-84. The Marin Independent Journal has the full article here.

* The time is getting near for the unveiling of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The brand new Double-A affiliate of Cincy is continuing to gear up for their inaugral season in 2012. Link here.

* In non-Reds related news, here are the two most notable free agent rumblings from Friday:

- The Philadelphia Phillies have inked former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon to be there next closer. The deal is reportedly worth up to 5yrs/$60mil.

- The Florida Marlins and coveted shortstop Jose Reyes are close to a deal, reports Jason A. Churchill of ESPN Insider. The two parties recently met on Wednesday.

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