–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.