Originally Posted by mth123
Unless the Reds are going to rush some guys to AAA, the Reds probably need a couple starters for Lousiville. Though not starters, I like Flores, Cruceta and German.
A guy who didn't make Doc's list that interests me a lot is Steve Shell. He has some HR tendancies that may be a problem in Cincy but he'll be 25 next spring, has a decent K Rate (6.65/9 in Salt Lake in 07) and a pretty good walk rate (2.43). He has spent most of minor league career as a starter and worked as a swing man in 2007. I'd like to see him stashed at AAA working solely as a reliever and see what happens. He may be a guy that gets hit too much, but looking at his K's and Walks I think relief where he would drop his worst pitch and air it out for an inning might allow him to emerge.
Some others not on the list. Chris Narveson, Sandy Rleal.
It looks like Jimbo signed Shell who I think adds to the bullpen depth in Washington.
Concerning Doc's list of interesting players, the Cubs signed Closser, Washington signed De Caster, The Pirates Signed Micheal Hernandez, The A's signed Justin Knoedler, the Mariners re-signed Roman Martinez, and as was noted earlier the Yankees re-signed Scott Patterson and added him to the 40 Man Roster.
Meanwhile the Reds re-signed Ricky Stone and signed Jon Adkins - players who will be 33 and 30 respectively on opening day 2008. I thought Krivsky had a stated goal of getting younger in the minor leagues.