Baseball America has posted the list of this years crop of Minor League Free Agents. The list of free agents from the Reds organization is below. I’d like to see them re-sign Asadoorian, Ramirez, and Perez.

Cincinnati Reds (14)
Righthanders: Rick Asadoorian, Carlos Bohorquez, Dan Denham, Steven Kelly, Elizardo Ramirez, Dushan Ruzic
Catchers: Jean Boscan, Miguel Perez
First baseman: Jesse Gutierrez
Shortstops: Jeff Bannon, Caonabo Cosme, Aaron Herr, Anderson Machado
Outfielder: Marland Williams

Looking over the list, I was noticing a lot of names of players from other organizations who passed through the Reds system at one time or another. Just for fun, here is a 25 man roster of former Reds organization players who appear on the minor league free agent list.

Former Cincinnati Reds

C Corky Miller
1B Randy Ruiz
2B William Bergolla
SS Gookie Dawkins
3B Antonio Perez
LF Chad Mottola
CF David Espinosa
RF Kenny Kelly

C Dane Sardinha
IF Frank Menechino
IF Gary Patchett
OF Jackson Melian
OF Noah Hall

SP Jimmy Serrano
SP Bubba Nelson
SP Shawn Estes
SP Josh Hall
SP Brandon Claussen

RP Rheal Cormier
RP Todd Williams
RP Ben Kozlowski
RP Scott Dunn
RP Brian Shackelford
RP Hector Carrasco
RP Chris Michalak

Some interesting names there. Think the Reds will bring any of these guys back? 🙂

About The Author

Tom Diesman is a Cincinnati area native and grew up in Northern Kentucky and Clermont County. He currently resides in central Indiana. Tom makes his living doing UNIX System and Storage Administration. He fell in love with baseball and the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era, and Johnny Bench is his all-time favorite Reds player. Tom is still an avid follower of the Reds, and longs for the organization to bring winning baseball back to Cincinnati.

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9 Responses

  1. willy

    lets hope they dont
    the only two who had any thing close to talent were Brandon Claussen and Bergolla

  2. Matt Stiers

    I think Claussen wouldnt be a bad risk. I thought we gave up on him too early in the first place. With no 4th or 5th starter and Bailey as a number 3, I think all the depth you can get can only help. He has to be atleast a better back up option than Tom Shearn…….. doesnt he?

  3. doug

    Matt Belisle is a fine option as a #5 starter. He wasn’t nearly as bad as his ERA would suggest this year.

  4. ChicagoRedsFan

    Gookie Dawkins, lol. No wonder Larkin never received an eire apparent…the Reds had guys with names like Gookie and Pokey trying to replace him!

  5. Brian B

    Oh, I see. You’re not naming all the former Reds on the list, just a 25-man.

  6. Rocco

    I heard alot of great things from friends who saw Danny Graves pitch in the Independant League last summer. Even Pete Rose said he was throwing well again in the low to mid 90’s, any chance the Reds might want to take a look at Danny again? He can’t be much worse than some of the pitchers they have now!

  7. Justin

    Graves might want to take out a big add in the paper begging for forgiveness.