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JaxRed
11-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Per Redsof72

Among players who have become six year free agents (and are therefore no longer part of the Reds organization, at least for the moment) are Kevin Barker, Alvin Colina, Tonys Gutierrez, Aaron Herr, Mike Hrynio, Justin Lehr, Bobby Livingston, Rob Mackowiak, and Joe Valentine. Livingston was outrighted off the 40 man first.

Luis Bolivar and Chris Kroski were re-signed to minor league contracts for 2009.

Several players were unconditionally released. The only ones who had surfaced in a full-season league were Brett Bartles and Anthony Gressick.

Gil also signed.

(thought it deserved it's own thread)

highheat11
11-04-2008, 06:35 PM
I'm interested in seeing where a list of all of these players can be found. Does anyone have a clue because I've been looking all over the place on google for information.

JaxRed
11-04-2008, 07:08 PM
Redsof72 has inside info. Seriously

camisadelgolf
11-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Among players who have become six year free agents (and are therefore no longer part of the Reds organization, at least for the moment) are Kevin Barker, Alvin Colina, Tonys Gutierrez, Aaron Herr, Mike Hrynio, Justin Lehr, Bobby Livingston, Rob Mackowiak, and Joe Valentine. Livingston was outrighted off the 40 man first.

It's really nice to not see Shaun Cumberland and Alex Smit on that list.

Is there any word on Drew T. Anderson, Camilo Vazquez, and Yuber Rodriguez?

redsof72
11-05-2008, 01:25 PM
I believe both Cumberland and Smit would have one more year before they would be eligible for six year free agency. You must have six full seasons in organized baseball and if you played a half season the year you were drafted, it doesn't count toward the six. So players who were drafted in 2002 or earlier would be eligible. Those two were drafted (or signed) in '03.

Added to the list of releases are Tyler Rhoden and Frankie Meade.

camisadelgolf
11-05-2008, 03:44 PM
I believe both Cumberland and Smit would have one more year before they would be eligible for six year free agency. You must have six full seasons in organized baseball and if you played a half season the year you were drafted, it doesn't count toward the six. So players who were drafted in 2002 or earlier would be eligible. Those two were drafted (or signed) in '03.

Added to the list of releases are Tyler Rhoden and Frankie Meade.

That's my bad. I just assumed the first year counted since it counts toward the rule five draft.

I wish the Reds would have given Frank Meade a longer look. In his limited time, he had a .350 OBP, which is amazing when you consider his BA was only .202. He was never much of a prospect--I just would've liked to have seen what he could have done over a full season.

The Tyler Rhoden cut needed to happen even though I'm sure he'll be given another shot somewhere else. The Reds just have a lot of bullpen depth in the lower minors, and Rhoden doesn't have exception command, doesn't miss bats, and will be 24 years old to start next year.

JayBruceFan
11-05-2008, 04:46 PM
Didn't Meade just get drafted this year?

camisadelgolf
11-05-2008, 05:00 PM
Didn't Meade just get drafted this year?

No, he was a 24th round pick in 2007. Maybe you're thinking of Kevin Coddington (2008 44th round), Chris McMurray (2008 18th round), or Kyle Day (2008 12th round)?

JayBruceFan
11-05-2008, 06:18 PM
I don't know who any of those guys are

I work at the stadium in Dayton and just remember seeing Meade this season and I thought he was an '08 draft pick

My mistake

redsof72
11-06-2008, 09:12 AM
I felt bad for Meade this season. He barely played at all. For a backup catcher, that is a tough position to be in because he basically became the bullpen catcher. He had to catch all the pitchers on their side days and warm guys up during the games, but never got into the games. He played in three games with the Dragons and was there several weeks.

He did fill a valuable role in terms of helping out the other two catchers. There were times before Meade got there that a catcher who was in the game would be down in the bullpen warming up a pitcher while the Dragons were at bat, and then run out to his position when the half inning was over. That has to be tough. I remember one instance, I think it was the Weathers rehab, when both catchers on the roster at the time, Long and Bour were in the game (one as a DH). I think Bour was warming up Weathers in the bullpen and Long was batting (with Bour suppose to be on deck). As soon as Long finished his at-bat, he sprinted down to the bullpen and started warming up Weathers, and Bour sprinted to the plate, taking his catching gear off as he was running, and got in the box and batted. That is a tough way to have to go about your job.

I always thought it was rather silly that you pay Mesoraco all this money and then you don't spend a few extra bucks a game to bring in a bullpen catcher so Mesoraco ends up with double duty. It got better when Meade got there as the third catcher.

TOBTTReds
11-06-2008, 11:15 AM
I always thought it was rather silly that you pay Mesoraco all this money and then you don't spend a few extra bucks a game to bring in a bullpen catcher so Mesoraco ends up with double duty. It got better when Meade got there as the third catcher.

I think this is very underappreciated, and maybe unknown by many fans.

Mez was catching bullpen after pen in extended spring, even with 5+ catchers in Sarasota. He was in a crouch for an equivalent of probably a double header every day in the FLA heat. You wonder why some catchers take so long to develope, for many, they are dead tired all the time. I was shocked at how much he was catching in extended.

JayBruceFan
11-06-2008, 08:45 PM
Does anyone have a full list yet?

Or a link?

redsof72
11-07-2008, 09:27 AM
Camisadelgolf, none of those players (Drew T. Anderson, Camilo Vazquez, and Yuber Rodriguez) would be eligible for six year free agency. There were no other six year free agents other than the ones I listed. The only others were Bolivar and Kroski and they were re-signed before going into free agency, and it appears that Adkins and Pettyjohn, who have the service time to become free agents, are bound to the Reds for unknown contractual reasons as they were outrighted to Louisville. It could be that when those two players were signed before the 2008 season, the Reds negotiated a one-year renewal, preventing them from going into free agency. I am just guessing on that.

As has been pointed out elsewhere on these boards, the Reds also signed one minor league free agent, Jeff Kennard. Additionally, Jolbert Cabrera elected free agency.

Among the players on the release list, in addition to the four I listed, the only ones who were not on the DSL summer team were Eli Rimes and Hugo Calderon, who were on the GCL roster.

TOBTTReds
11-07-2008, 09:30 AM
it appears that Adkins and Pettyjohn, who have the service time to become free agents, are bound to the Reds for unknown contractual reasons as they were outrighted to Louisville.

From what I believe I heard, they both had the option of FA, cleared waivers, but decided to remain with the Reds, be outrighted, and accept the same deal they signed before this season.

camisadelgolf
11-07-2008, 09:34 AM
Camisadelgolf, none of those players (Drew T. Anderson, Camilo Vazquez, and Yuber Rodriguez) would be eligible for six year free agency. There were no other six year free agents other than the ones I listed. The only others were Bolivar and Kroski and they were re-signed before going into free agency, and it appears that Adkins and Pettyjohn, who have the service time to become free agents, are bound to the Reds for unknown contractual reasons as they were outrighted to Louisville. It could be that when those two players were signed before the 2008 season, the Reds negotiated a one-year renewal, preventing them from going into free agency. I am just guessing on that.

As has been pointed out elsewhere on these boards, the Reds also signed one minor league free agent, Jeff Kennard. Additionally, Jolbert Cabrera elected free agency.

Among the players on the release list, in addition to the four I listed, the only ones who were not on the DSL summer team were Eli Rimes and Hugo Calderon, who were on the GCL roster.

Thank you very much for the info. I'm thrilled to hear these things from a reliable source so long before these things come out in Cliffs Notes form from sources I'm skeptical of.

Would you happen to know what the Reds liked about Eli Rimes? Based on his draft position, size, stats, and playing time, I was surprised that he made it through all of 2007 without being cut.

camisadelgolf
11-07-2008, 09:53 AM
Camisadelgolf, none of those players (Drew T. Anderson, Camilo Vazquez, and Yuber Rodriguez) would be eligible for six year free agency.

Why wouldn't those three qualify?

Camilo Vazquez was drafted by Bowden's people in 2002 (and signed in November), so I would he should be eligible. Alex Smit signed in July of 2002, so he couldn't he be eligible? And Yubert Rodriguez was signed in 2000 (but didn't play in their rookie league until 2003).

redsof72
11-07-2008, 09:58 AM
I don't know if I am a reliable source but I can tell you that the transaction information I have provided is correct.

Sorry, I do not know much about Eli Rimes. The scout who signed him, Keith Chapman, must have seen something he liked about him at Sonoma State and thought he was worth taking a flyer on in the 25th round. He barely played in the Reds organization. Sometimes players show up to mini-camp after the draft and the player development people wonder what the scout saw in the guy. Or sometimes the player never gets totally healthy.

I once had a minor league hitting coach tell me that his organization should find the scout who signed a particular player that had been assigned to his team and fire the scout, just for signing that player.

Cyclone792
11-07-2008, 10:53 AM
Among players who have become six year free agents (and are therefore no longer part of the Reds organization, at least for the moment) ... Tonys Gutierrez

I'll be disappointed if Gutierrez is cut loose. He's a guy I'd liked to have seen given a shot to make the team as a bench player/pinch hitter type. He's not going to provide any power, but with lots of walks and lots of on-base percentage (.396 lifetime minor league OBP) he wouldn't be a bad option to have on the end of the bench.

Pinch hitters who can actually reach base, unlike the mess of the Reds' bench the last few seasons, are a nice asset to have.

OnBaseMachine
11-07-2008, 11:11 AM
I'll be disappointed if Gutierrez is cut loose. He's a guy I'd liked to have seen given a shot to make the team as a bench player/pinch hitter type. He's not going to provide any power, but with lots of walks and lots of on-base percentage (.396 lifetime minor league OBP) he wouldn't be a bad option to have on the end of the bench.

Pinch hitters who can actually reach base, unlike the mess of the Reds' bench the last few seasons, are a nice asset to have.

I agree. Plus, Gutierrez is a good defender. He's a nice player to have around.

OnBaseMachine
11-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Minor League Free Agents from BA:

Arizona Diamondbacks (9)
RHP: Emiliano Fruto (AAA), Brandon Medders (AAA)
C: Phil Avlas (AAA), Matt Morgan (AAA)
2B: Don Kelly (AAA), Guillermo Reyes (AA)
SS: Jesus Merchan (AAA)
OF: Javier Brito (AAA), Tim Raines Jr. (AAA)

Atlanta Braves (16)
RHP: Paul Bush (AA), Brian Lawrence (AAA), Gonzalo Lopez (Hi A), Ferdin Tejeda (Hi A)
LHP: Bryan Dumesnil (AA), Damian Moss (AAA), Royce Ring (AAA), Carlos Rivas (Hi A), Jonathon Rouwenhorst (AAA), Carlos Sencion (AA)
C: Jason Phillips (AAA), Ray Serrano (AAA)
1B: Scott Thorman (AAA)
3B: Enrique Cruz (AAA), Wes Timmons (AAA)
SS: Javier Guzman (AA)

Baltimore Orioles (20)
RHP: Gerardo Casadiego (AA), Cory Doyne (AAA), Gary Knotts (AAA), Andy Mitchell (AAA), Felix Romero (AA), Tim Spooneybarger (SS), Sean Tracey* (AAA)
LHP: Craig Anderson (AAA), Randy Keisler (AAA), Rommie Lewis (AA)
C: Chris Heintz (AAA), Brian Peterson (AA), Omir Santos (AAA), Brian Valichka (Hi A)
SS: Brandon Fahey (AAA), Luis Hernandez (AAA)
OF: Chris Amador (Hi A), Chris Roberson (AAA), Mike Rodriguez (AA), Luis Terrero (AAA)

Boston Red Sox (16)
RHP: Miguel Asencio (AA), Lee Gronkiewicz (AAA), Eric Hull (AAA), Edgar Martinez (AAA), Marcus McBeth (AAA), Craig Molldrem (Hi A)
LHP: Dave Gassner (AA), Daniel Haigwood (AA), Jon Switzer (AAA), Michael Tejera (AAA)
C: Sandy Madera (AAA)
2B: Tony Granadillo (AA), Zach Penprase (Lo A)
3B: Manuel Arambarris (Lo A), Keith Ginter (AAA)
OF: Jason Lane (AAA)

Chicago Cubs (15)
RHP: Mike Burns (AAA), Hector Carrasco (AAA), Adam Harben (AAA), Billy Petrick (AAA)
LHP: Carmen Pignatiello (AAA), Jason Stanford (AAA)
1B: Matt Craig (AAA)
2B: Robinson Chirinos (Hi A), Bobby Scales (AAA)
SS: Andres Blanco (AAA), Luis Figueroa (AAA)
OF: Doug Deeds (AA), Jason Dubois (AAA), Josh Kroeger (AAA), Andres Torres (AAA)

Chicago White Sox (20)
RHP: Tony Bremon (DSL), Jason Childers (AAA), Hector Eusebio (DSL), Franklyn German (AAA), Luis Marte (DSL), Tomo Ohka (AAA), Juan Rojas (DSL), Jose Rosario (DSL)
LHP: Ryan O’Malley (AA), Scott Sauerbeck (AAA), Joe Torres (AA)
C: Paul Phillips (AAA), Erick San Pedro (AA)
1B: Brett Bonvechio (Hi A), Brad Eldred (AAA), Royce Huffman (AAA)
2B: Fernando Cortez (AAA), Victor Mercedes (AA)
OF: Jeff DaVanon (AAA), Estee Harris (Hi A)

Cincinnati Reds (9)
RHP: Michael Hrynio (AA), Justin Lehr (AAA), Joe Valentine (AA)
LHP: Bobby Livingston (AAA)
C: Alvin Colina (AAA)
1B: Kevin Barker (AAA), Tonys Gutierrez (AA)
3B: Aaron Herr (AAA)
OF: Rob Mackowiak (AAA)

Cleveland Indians (22)
RHP: T.J. Burton (AA), Bubbie Buzachero (AAA), Jeff Harris (AAA), Preston Larrison (AAA), J.D. Martin (AA), Brian Slocum (AAA), Jeff Weaver (AAA)
LHP: John Halama (AAA), Juan Lara* (AAA)
C: Yamid Haad (AAA)
1B: Matt Whitney (AA)
2B: Tony Graffanino (AAA), Shaun Larkin* (AA), Anthony Medrano (AA)
3B: Morgan Ensberg (AAA)
SS: Brandon Chaves (AA), Andy Gonzalez (AAA)
OF: Jason Cooper (AAA), Wil Cordero (AA), Todd Linden (AAA), Nathan Panther (AA), Bronson Sardinha (AA)

Colorado Rockies (18)
RHP: Darren Clarke (AA), Simon Ferrer (Hi A), Josh Hall (AA), Zach McClellan (AA), Tomas Santiago (AA), Sean Smith (AAA), Edward Valdez (AAA), Oscar Villarreal (AAA)
C: Humberto Cota (AAA), Brian Esposito (AA), Nelson Robledo (Hi A)
2B: Gary Cates (AA), Mike McCoy (AAA)
3B: Tony Blanco (AA)
SS: Doug Bernier (AAA)
OF: Sean Barker (AAA), Tom Collaro (AA), Lino Garcia (Hi A)

Detroit Tigers (13)
RHP: Yorman Bazardo (AAA), Luis Gil (SS), Jeremy Johnson (AAA), Blaine Neal (AAA), Orlando Perdomo (Lo A)
LHP: Ian Ostlund (AAA)
2B: Caonabo Cosme (AA)
3B: Erick Almonte (AAA), Kody Kirkland (AAA)
SS: Derek Wathan (AAA)
OF: Pedro Cotto (AA), Freddy Guzman (AAA), Timo Perez (AAA)

Florida Marlins (23)
RHP: Tim Corcoran (AAA), Willie Glen (AA), Kevin Gunter (Lo A), Jason Iehl* (Hi A), Bob Keppel (AAA), Adalberto Mendez (Hi A), Brandon Villafuerte (AAA), Ross Wolf (AAA), Steve Woodard (AAA)
LHP: Carlos Alvarez (Hi A), Chris Seddon (AAA), Randy Williams (AAA)
C: Alberto Concepcion (AA)
1B: Tagg Bozied (AAA), John Gall (AAA)
2B: Andrew Beattie (AAA), Dan Nelson (Hi A)
3B: Vasili Spanos (Hi A)
SS: Chris Barnwell (AAA)
OF: Alexis Gomez (AAA), Chase Lambin (AAA), George Lombard (AAA), Tommy Murphy (AAA)

Houston Astros (25)
RHP: Erick Abreu (Hi A), Jack Cassel (AAA), Ron Chiavacci (AAA), Chance Douglass (AA), Paul Estrada (AA), Bo Hall (AA), Ryan Houston (AAA), Kyle Middleton (AAA), Josh Miller (AAA), Jose Oyervidez (AA), Nick Regilio (AAA)
LHP: Doug Arguello (Hi A), Ray King (AAA), Mark McLemore* (AAA)
C: Julian Henson (Lo A)
2B: Richard Paz (AAA)
3B: Rob Cosby (AA)
SS: Osvaldo Fernando (AA), Danny Klassen (AAA), Roberto Mena (Hi A)
OF: Jarred Ball (AA), Nick Gorneault (AAA), Val Majewski (AAA), Ray Sadler (AAA), Todd Self (AAA)

Kansas City Royals (17)
RHP: Jose Capellan (AAA), Roman Colon (AAA), Matt Peterson (AA), Jarod Plummer (AA), Brad Salmon (AAA)
LHP: John Foster (AAA), Paul Mildren (AA)
C: Mat Tupman (AAA)
1B: Mike Stodolka (AAA)
2B: Josh Labandeira (AAA), Dave Matranga (AAA)
3B: Chad Spann (AAA)
SS: Gookie Dawkins (AAA)
OF: Brian Buchanan (AAA), Damon Hollins (AAA), Alexis Marte (R), Ovandy Suero (AA)

Los Angeles Angels (13)
RHP: Henry Bonilla (AAA), Dan Denham (AA), Yosandy Ibanez (AA)
1B: Michael Collins (AA)
2B: Adam Morrissey (AAA)
3B: Ricky Alvarez (R), Corey Smith (AA)
SS: Gary Patchett (AAA)
OF: Dee Brown (AAA), Jordan Czarniecki (AA), Adam Greenberg (AA), Brian Stavisky (AA), Chris Walker (AAA)

Los Angeles Dodgers (21)
RHP: Mike Koplove (AAA), B.J. Lamura (AAA), Kieran Mattison (AA), Miguel Pinango (AAA), Jimmy Rohan (R), Anthony Tomey (AA), Heath Totten (AAA), Jerome Williams (AAA), Bob Zimmermann (Lo A)
LHP: Juan Cedeno (Lo A), Eric Cyr (AAA), Eric Dubose (AAA), Jacobo Meque (AA)
C: Kelley Gulledge (AA), Rene Rivera (AAA)
1B: John Lindsey (AAA)
2B: Luis Maza (AAA)
3B: Brandon Taylor (Lo A)
OF: John-Ford Griffin (AAA), Mitch Jones (AAA), Wilkin Ruan (AAA)

Milwaukee Brewers (9)
RHP: Nestor Corredor (R), Nick Ungs (AAA)
LHP: Troy Cate (AAA), Erasmo Ramirez (AAA)
2B: Callix Crabbe (AAA)
SS: Ozzie Chavez (AA), Chris Woodward (AAA)
OF: Jay Gibbons (AAA), Mel Stocker (Hi A)

Minnesota Twins (13)
RHP: Julio DePaula (AAA), Danny Graves (AAA), Tom Shearn (AAA)
LHP: Ricky Barrett (AAA), Carmen Cali (AAA), Mariano Gomez (AAA), Jason Miller (AA)
1B: Garrett Jones (AAA)
2B: Felix Molina (AA)
SS: Sergio Santos (AAA)
OF: Joe Gaetti (AA), Darnell McDonald (AAA), Tommy Watkins (AAA)

New York Mets (28)
RHP: Josmar Carreno (VSL), Nate Field (AAA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Joe Hietpas (AA), Casey Hoorelbeke (AA), Tim Lavigne (AA), Ruddy Lugo (AAA), Ivan Maldonado (AAA), Tim McNab (AAA), Brian Rogers (AA), Jose Sanchez (AA), Jose Santiago (AAA), Sendy Vasquez (Hi A)
LHP: Eude Brito (AAA), Willie Collazo (AAA)
C: Salomon Manriquez (AA), Gustavo Molina (AAA), Salvador Paniagua (AA)
2B: Andy Green (AAA), Peeter Ramos (AA)
3B: Abraham Nunez (AAA)
SS: Anderson Machado (AAA)
OF: Brian Burgamy (Hi A), Ambiorix Concepcion (AA), Casey Craig (Lo A), Victor Mendez (Hi A), Val Pascucci (AAA), John Rodriguez (AAA)

New York Yankees (18)
RHP: Oneli Perez (AAA), Scott Strickland (AAA), Jose Valdez (AA), Victor Zambrano (AAA)
LHP: Eric Milton (AAA), Edgar Soto (Hi A)
C: Ben Blumenthal (Lo A), Jason Brown (AAA), Chris Stewart (AAA)
1B: Ben Broussard (AAA), Josh Kreuzer (Hi A)
2B: Bernie Castro (AAA), Nick Green (AAA)
3B: Carlos Mendoza (AA)
SS: Chris Basak (AAA)
OF: Matt Carson (AAA), Edwar Gonzalez (AA), , C.J. Henry (Hi A)

Oakland Athletics (14)
RHP: Jose Garcia (AAA), Chris Gissell (AAA), Brad Knox (AAA), Shane Komine (AAA), Bret Prinz (AAA), David Shafer (AAA), Jesus Silva (AA)
LHP: Danny Borrell (AA), Chris Michalak (AA), Ryan Wing (AAA)
C: Justin Knoedler (AAA), Casey Myers (AA)
1B: Casey Rogowski (AAA)
3B: Jesus Guzman (AA)

Philadelphia Phillies (30)
RHP: Jason Anderson (AAA), Matt Childers (AAA), Steve Green (AAA), Travis Minix (AAA), Justin Pope (AA), Scott Vander Weg (Hi A)
LHP: Brian Mazone (AAA), Stephen Randolph (AAA), Matt Smith (Hi A), R.J. Swindle (AAA)
C: Anderson Alvarez (VSL), Kevin Nelson (AA), John Suomi (AAA), Scott Thomas (AA)
1B: John Urick (Hi A)
2B: Carlos Leon (Hi A), Steve Smith (AAA)
3B: Mike Cervenak (AAA), Brian Finegan (Hi A), Orlando Guevara (AA), Joey Hammond (AA), Brennan King (AAA), Anthony Mansolino (Hi A)
SS: Mike Rouse (AAA)
OF: Jake Blalock (AA), T.J. Bohn (AAA), Jesus Granado (VSL), Jon Knott (AAA), Mike Spidale (AA), Brandon Watson (AAA)

Pittsburgh Pirates (26)
RHP: Adam Bernero (AAA), Ryan Drese (AAA), Jean Garavito* (Hi A), Blair Johnson (AA), Juan Mateo (AA), Dan Reichert (AA), Marino Salas (AAA), Mike Thompson (AAA), John Van Benschoten (AAA)
LHP: Corey Hamman (AAA), Brian Holliday (Hi A), Wanell Macia (Lo A), Juan Perez (AAA), Josh Shortslef (AA)
C: Carlos Maldonado (AAA), Milver Reyes (AA), Steven Suarez (SS)
1B: Josh Bonifay (Lo A)
2B: Melvin Dorta (AA), Matt Kata (AAA)
3B: Jason Bowers (AA), Luis Ordaz (AAA)
OF: Jorge Cortes (AAA), Chris Duffy (AAA), Jonel Pacheco (AA), Anthony Webster (AA)

St. Louis Cardinals (5)
RHP: Cliff Politte (AAA), John Wasdin (AAA)
LHP: Ron Flores (AAA)
2B: D’Angelo Jimenez (AAA)
OF: Juan Gonzalez (AAA)

San Diego Padres (15)
RHP: Paul Abraham (AA), Adam Bass (AAA), Kevin Cameron (AAA), Enrique Gonzalez (AAA), Mauro Zarate (AA)
LHP: Sean Henn (AAA)
C: Luke Carlin (AAA), J.D. Closser (AAA), Shawn Wooten (AAA)
2B: Gabe Lopez (AA), Jon Schemmel (Hi A)
3B: Marshall McDougall (AAA)
OF: Peter Ciofrone (AAA), Justin Huber (AAA), Paul McAnulty (AAA)

San Francisco Giants (25)
RHP: Nate Bump (AA), Jesse Foppert (AAA), Kevin Gryboski (AAA), Julio Mateo (AAA), Anthony Moreno (Hi A), Scott Munter (AAA), Roberto Novoa (AAA), Matt Palmer (AAA), Ronnie Ray (AA), Victor Santos (AAA), Josh Sharpless (AA)
LHP: Jesse English (Hi A), Jesus Reina (SS), Erick Threets (AAA), Jason Waddell (AA)
C: Eliezer Alfonzo (AAA), Dayton Buller (Lo A), Eli Whiteside (AAA)
1B: Brett Harper (AAA)
2B: Derin McMains (SS)
3B: Julio Cordido (AA), Justin Leone (AAA), Olmo Rosario (AA)
SS: Jake Wald (AAA)
OF: Carlos Sosa (AA)

Seattle Mariners (22)
RHP: Travis Chick (AAA), Jon Huber (AAA), Roman Martinez (AA), Scott Shoemaker (AAA), Jorge Sosa (AAA)
LHP: Jason Kershner (AA), Ryan Ketchner (AA), Nelson Payano (AA)
C: Fleming Baez (SS), Fernando Encarnacion (Hi A), Gabe Johnson (AA), Luis Oliveros (AAA), Jose Yepez (Hi A)
1B: Geraldo Valentin (Hi A)
2B: Kevin Howard (AAA)
3B: Lou Lucca (AA)
SS: Mark Kiger (AA)
OF: Victor Diaz (AAA), Shawn Garrett (AAA), Noah Hall (Hi A), Jon Nelson (AAA), Craig Wilson (AAA)

Tampa Bay Rays (22)
RHP: Steve Andrade (AA), Colter Bean (AA), Jeremy Cummings (AAA), Richard de los Santos (AA), Nick Debarr (AAA), Raul Guedez (VSL), Ben Hendrickson (AAA)
LHP: Jason Cromer (AA), Roger Deago (AA), Heath Phillips (AAA), Mike Prochaska (AA)
C: Hector Gimenez (Hi A), Josh Johnson (AAA)
1B: Gaby Martinez (AAA), Chris Richard (AAA)
3B: Joel Guzman (AAA), Victor Henriquez (DSL)
SS: Ronnie Merrill (AAA)
OF: Erold Andrus (AA), Maiko Loyola (Lo A), John Raburn (AA), Jon Weber (AAA)

Texas Rangers (18)
RHP: Kiko Calero (AAA), Brian Gordon (AAA), Trey Hodges (AA), Jose Jaimes (R), Brandon Puffer (AA), Elizardo Ramirez (AAA), Steven Rowe (AAA)
LHP: Derek Lee (AAA), Raul Mayora (DSL), Zach Parker (AAA), John Rheinecker (AAA), Bill White (AAA)
C: Tim Gradoville (AA), Justin Pickett (SS), Nick Trzesniak (AAA)
1B: Nate Gold (AAA), Jason Hart* (Lo A)
SS: Drew Meyer (AAA)

Toronto Blue Jays (31)
RHP: Eduar Acosta (DSL), Rick Bauer (AAA), Jonah Bayliss (AAA), Chad Blackwell (Hi A), Jason Burch (AA), Lance Carter* (AAA), Jordan De Jong (AAA), Grabiel Diaz (DSL), Jared Gothreaux (AA), Samuel Medina (DSL), Julio Pinto (AA)
LHP: Chris George (AAA), Mike Gosling (AAA), Jo Matumoto (AA), Dieudone Paul (DSL), Carlos Rojas (DSL)
C: Adair Betegon (DSL), David Corrente (R), Erik Kratz (AA), John Schneider (Hi A)
1B: Brant Colamarino* (AA)
3B: Andrew Pinckney (AA)
SS: Pedro Lopez (AAA), Danny Sandoval (AAA)
OF: Eduardo Caraballo (DSL), Wayne Lydon (AAA), Erick Medina (DSL), Chad Mottola (Hi A), Luis Rivera (SS), David Smith (AA), Matt Watson (AAA)

Washington Nationals (28)
RHP: Chris Booker (AAA), Bobby Brownlie (AA), Tristan Crawford (AA), Dan Leatherman (Hi A), Joe Norrito (Hi A), Beltran Perez (AA), Carmelo Reyes (DSL), Chris Schroder (AAA), Dennis Tankersley (AAA), Jim Ed Warden (AAA)
LHP: Mike Bacsik (AAA), Arnie Munoz (AAA), Jose Santana (DSL)
C: David Wallace (AAA)
1B: Larry Broadway (AAA), Luis Jimenez (AAA)
2B: William Bergolla (AAA), Bret Boone (AAA), Darryl Lawhorn (Hi A), Trevor Lawhorn (Hi A), Pokey Reese (AAA), Jemel Spearman (AA)
3B: Yurendell De Caster (AAA)
SS: Ray Olmedo (AAA), Ed Rogers (AAA)
OF: Frank Diaz (AAA), Garrett Guzman (AA), Greg Porter (AAA)

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=1786#more-1786

OnBaseMachine
11-07-2008, 11:31 AM
Some of the guys I'd like to see the Reds pick up are Emiliano Fruto, Royce Ring, John-Ford Griffin, Javier Guzman, Carmen Pignatiello, and Andres Blanco.

BRM
11-07-2008, 11:36 AM
I see the name Josh Hall with Colorado. Is that the former Reds prospect?

chicoruiz
11-07-2008, 12:06 PM
Man, George Lombard has to be climbing some career-stats lists in AAA. He's been there at least part-time for a decade. He had a great year in the Southern League in 1998 and was thought to be the Next Big Thing, but just never could get over the hump...

OnBaseMachine
11-07-2008, 12:23 PM
I see the name Josh Hall with Colorado. Is that the former Reds prospect?

Yep.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Josh%20Hall&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=425406

OnBaseMachine
11-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Ivan Ochoa was also granted free agency by the Giants. He may not be a bad pickup for Louisville. His bat came around this year and he's always been a solid defender at SS.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/O/ivan-ochoa.shtml

Gallen5862
11-07-2008, 02:07 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=1778#more-1778

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Jerry Gil, C Chris Kroski

Gallen5862
11-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Should the Reds try to get Marcus McBeth (AAA) back from Redsox?

camisadelgolf
11-07-2008, 09:07 PM
Should the Reds try to get Marcus McBeth (AAA) back from Redsox?

I don't think so. I like the guy, and I think he could be decent, but I don't think it makes sense to spend resources on an unestablished reliever who might turn into a decent bullpen option because the Reds are already rich on guys like that. The Reds already have Roenicke, Fisher, Herrera, Pelland, Manuel, and several other guys in the organization with similar or higher ceilings.

JayBruceFan
11-08-2008, 03:22 AM
I would like them to acquire Low-A catcher Dayton Buller for obvious reasons

reds44
11-08-2008, 04:38 AM
Joe Valentine was still in the organization?

camisadelgolf
11-08-2008, 04:58 AM
Joe Valentine was still in the organization?

He was signed out of an independent league toward the end of the season.