Christmas may not be for another two and a half weeks, but tomorrow marks an early Christmas of sorts for Reds Country. That's right. Friday kicks off the two-day extravaganza known as Redsfest! If you have never been before, I would highly recommend that you make an effort to attend this year. The annual event offers the best chance for fans to interact with players, coaches, alumni, and fellow fans as well.
But for those who aren't able to go, perhaps this post stuffed with Reds-related news and notes serves as a bit of a consolation prize. Dig in:
+ Thursday was the final day of this year's version of the Winter Meetings. The Reds failed to land a leadoff hitter, but are still in negotiations in bringing OF Ryan Ludwick back on a 2-year deal. The club also passed to select anyone in the Rule 5 Draft. All in all, it was a pretty quiet and uneventful trip to Nashville for Reds executives.
+ Many players who were accused of using performance enhancers during their playing da...