Also filing were Jerry Hairston, Jr., Kent Mercker, and Javier Valentin. That’s a lot of free agents, but not a ton of talent in that group. Other than Jeremy Affeldt and Mike Lincoln (who already filed), and possibly Hairston (if signed as a backup), I’m not that interested in retaining any of the others.
–Are the Reds planning to upgrade the Great American Ballpark scoreboard in the off-season?
–Former major leaguer David Bell — whose father and grandfather both played for the Reds — will be managing the Reds’ AA affiliate in the Carolina League.