Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hump Day Afternoon Links

Today marks the first official day of winter, and the shortest day of the year as far as daylight goes. It also means we are one more day closer to baseball.

With the flurry of activity surrounding Reds camp in the past week, there's been no shortage of reading material about the team lately. So to help catch you all up on some of that, here are some links:

* Even after executing the biggest trade thus far of the off-season, neither the Reds or Padres are done dealing, according to a report by Sporting News. LINK.

* Aaron Schafer of Riverfront Times tries to make sense of the Pujols departure, the Braun suspension and the Latos trade in the following article. LINK.

* "Dames on Games" blogger Dale Pontz offers up her power rankings of seven local sporting teams in the following LINK. Click on it to see where she placed the Redlegs.

* Cincinnati is among three teams who have offered free agent closer Francisco Cordero to a contract, reports Mark Miller of Yahoo! Sports. Read who the other two clubs are by reading this report. LINK.

* The Reds may want to consider converting promising prospect Billy Hamilton to the outfield, says one writer from the Bleacher Report. Check out their reasoning here. LINK.

* With Yonder Alonso now out of the fold, John Fay breaks down the possible candidates for left field in a recent blog post. LINK.

* As reported earlier by @RedlegsWriter on the blog, the team may be in the works of acquiring Cubs reliever Sean Marshall in exchange for starter Travis Wood. Here's Mark Sheldon's report. LINK.

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