Friday, December 16, 2011

Former Reds and their New Teams

The business aspect of baseball is never more apparent than it is at this time every year. No team can seriously avoid the practice of luring, bribing and jockeying available players/coaches to help their franchise win games. We like to call this game of proverbial musical chairs around the baseball world the MLB off-season.

And from a fan's perspective, it is as much of a challenge to stay up-to-date with the latest transactions list as it is for Charlie Brown to kick a pigskin. So to help you (and myself)get up-to-speed on some of what has transpired thus far, here is a breakdown of notable players who spent the 2011 season within the Reds organization, but have latched onto a new team for 2012.

LHP Dontrelle Willis
*Signed one-year deal with the Phillies in mid-December

C Ramon Hernandez
*Signed 2yr/$6.4mil contract with the Rockies in late-November

RHP Daryl Thompson
*Penned free agent deal with the Twins in mid-November

RHP Jared Burton
*Inked a minor-league deal with the Twins in mid-November

LHP Matt Maloney
*Claimed off waivers by the Twins in late-October

Good luck to all five in their future endeavors!

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