The drip-drip-drip of transactional news continued today. Immediately after the end of the World Series — the Series finished earlier this morning; did you watch it? — teams can begin announcing transactions and eligible players declare for free agency. The Cincinnati Reds had two such players, pitchers Alfredo Simon and Ross Ohlendorf. As expected:

In a bit of housekeeping news, it appears that reliever JJ Hoover — who cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A in August — will be a free agent as well.

Redleg Nation wishes the best of luck to all of these guys.

Finally, John Lamb was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. Yes, we discussed this yesterday. But since teams are forbidden from making any announcements during the World Series, the official word on the trade finally came today:

If nothing else, these transactions put an official end to the less-than-successful 2016 season. The Reds were bad and the stupid Cubs won the World Series.

Winter is upon us. And: