Here are the stories from the Post and the Enquirer about the Ryan Freel contract. An interesting note from John Fay’s article in the Enquirer:
Also arbitration eligible: Adam Dunn, Aaron Harang, Austin Kearns, Jason Larue, Felipe Lopez, Ramon Ortiz, Wily Mo PeÃƒÂ±a and Javier Valentin. The Reds have to tender those players contracts by midnight tonight or they become free agents. Ortiz almost will assuredly not be offered a contract.
I’m disappointed that the Reds haven’t been able to come to terms on a multi-year contract with Adam Dunn. If Dunn were willing to sign, it makes all the sense in the world to get him locked up through his most productive years, i.e., the next five. I hope GM Dan O’Brien realizes that that should be a priority.