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The weekend is finally upon us! And to help celebrate this glorious occasion, here are some links and notes for you all to mull over:
* According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Reds have inked 16-year old righthander Soid Marquez out of Venezuela. Here's the excerpt on him from the release:"Marquez, 16, pitched in the IBAF 16U World Championships in August in Mexico, where in 12 2/3 innings he gave up 14 runs (eight earned) with 11 strikeouts and seven walks. Baseball America subscribers can access Marquez's full scouting report from July."
* The team won't likely pursue free agent stud Jose Reyes reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. This coming as result of his huge asking price and also having Zack Cozart ready to take over the reins at shortstop.
* John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer thinks the club is looking for a contract extension for Brandon Phillips in the ballpark of four years/$48 million. Said Phillips on the negotiations, "I bel...
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Cincinnati has multiple players from last year's roster heading to the free agent market, but how do they rank among the entire pool of MLB free agents? Well, two of them cracked the top 50 in Keith Law's recent piece ranking the best free agents available.
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5. Yorman Rodriguez – OF – 18 years old – Low A
Background: NDFA – August 2008
The Good: Has all of the tools at his disposal and held his own as an...
Today marks the first day free agents can sign with new teams. Every MLB club is looking to improve their team with some outside help, and the Reds are no different. They have potential holes to fill at several positions and thankfully for them, there may be a few players out there to help with that.
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