–Closer Francisco Cordero had surgery yesterday “to remove a bone spur in his right foot, an injury that manager Dusty Baker said the pitcher has dealt with all season.” Sounds like an excuse for what has been a not-especially-brilliant season by the former All-Star.

–The Carolina Mudcats are the Reds’ new AA affiliate. They’ve signed a two-year contract.

Also, they have a great logo. Maybe not as cool as Chattanooga’s, but a fine logo nonetheless.

–Jerry Hairston, Jr., has done a pretty good job this season of setting the table for the Reds (on those rare days when he isn’t hurt or sick). Last night, though, he was an absolute butcher.

–All the coaches are returning for next year. Because, you know, they did such a great job this year. Of course.

–One of the sore-armed pitchers the Reds got in exchange for Adam Dunn is only hitting these days. And he kinda likes it. I kinda like it too; he can swing the bat.