John Axford rumor
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John Axford rumor

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com is reporting the Reds have interest in relief pitcher John Axford, although an agreement isn’t close. Sheldon: “Last season for Indians and Pirates, Axford was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 appearances. He also pitched for the Cardinals and Brewers during his career.” Plus: Axford still has his fastball velocity … Continue reading

Ready, set, something
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Ready, set, something

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings begin this morning and last until Thursday. San Diego hosts for the first time since 1985. Baseball executives have been doing this for 113 years. What started as an industry practice for inter-team dialogue is now largely a tradition. The annual convention creates a convenient opportunity for team and player … Continue reading

No to Nori
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No to Nori

When the Reds declined Ryan Ludwick’s 2015 option, they assured the club would be in the market for a new starting left-fielder. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed this weekend that Nori Aoki and Michael Morse are priority targets, indicating the club preferred to acquire a LF through free agency rather than by trade (John Fay, … Continue reading

More swings and misses
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More swings and misses

Last year, the Cincinnati Reds were the only major league team that didn’t make a single move in July or August. Today, they once again failed to complete a trade before the expiration of the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s not as terrible of an outcome for the team as last year, but it’s still plenty disappointing. Before … Continue reading