–We all knew the Reds weren’t going to get Erik Bedard from the Orioles, and now it is semi-official: Bedard will be a Mariner.

It appears that our friend and fellow blogger Doug will be making a move to another site soon. Doug’s coverage of the Reds’ minor league system is outstanding, and we promise to follow wherever he goes. I encourage you to do the same.

–While we’re at it, check out Doug’s post on Homer Bailey, Johnny Cueto, and other miscellania.

–Over at Red Reporter, they’re doing a community projection on David Ross. How Ross performs this year is a big wild card, but I’m not very optimistic. The poor guy looked lost all season in 2007. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, though.

–Red Hot Mama went to the Reds Caravan stop in Muncie, Indiana, and she has the pictures to prove it. Fellow Redleg Nation editor Chris tried to get to the Columbus stop, but couldn’t find a place to park and found a line out the door. Sounds like the Reds are getting great turnout for these PR events.

–Redlegs Rundown takes a look at the new first baseman, Joey Votto.

3 Responses

  1. doug

    It will be interesting to see who else is coming along with Adam Jones in the Bedard deal to see roughly what the Reds would have had to match up. Wayne Krivsky stated that the Orioles were asking for a kings ransom…. which to me suggest Bruce + one of Bailey/Cueto and more.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Mariners traded Jones/Triunfel/Tillman to get the deal done.

  2. Kerm

    If that is the case, I am glad we didn’t let the orioles take away Bruce and buy low on Bailey. After listening to the radio report I am really excited for this season.

  3. Ted

    I think we could have matched this deal! The real issue was likely Bruce. It seems the O’s wanted a top young OF. But I don’t see why the Reds couldn’t figure out a deal to best this one:

    Jones: young OF with potential
    Sherrill: reliever
    Tillman: minor league starter

    We would have given up a lot, but it may have put us over the top in the NL Central this year!