We are optimistic again! After a frustrating season, the Reds are making good decision after good decision so far this off-season. This week, the topic of discussion for Jason Linden and me: why Cincinnati’s hiring of Derek Johnson as pitching coach is a great sign for what the Reds have in store for fans this winter.
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I like your lack of optimism. It’s smart. You don’t have far to fall back to reality once the bubble gets burst again.
With that said, I say Senzel is in the high minors for at least until June. Billy stays. Gennett stays. I’m not so sure about Harvey, but I’m also skeptical about the FO signing any other bonafide FA starter. Don’t be surprised when they bring on Sonny Gray and an aging mid 30s veteran like Jason Hammel to plug into the rotation.
FYI … Reds lost Brandon Dixon to Detroit on waivers, apparently attempting to outright him off the 40-man roster. Ditto for Austin Brice, claimed by the Angels. Dilson Herrera and Mason Williams cleared waivers and will go to Louisville, but will have the option of becoming free agents and signing elsewhere. Reds also claimed righthanded reliever Matthew Bowman, who has an option remaining, from St. Louis.
Yes, the whole “Lisalverto Bonilla” thing is played out. Annoying, actually. I generally turn off the podcast when they even start talking about it.
He is injury prone but he really hasn’t been given much of a chance at the big league level and when healthy always hit in the minors.Interesting guy to me that probably will go somewhere that gives him an opportunity.I think the Reds have given up on him way way too soon but what do I know.