Two pitchers to consider
Rick Ankiel -- Rumor now that he'll consider pitching again. I have to think he'd give the Reds strong consideration, with the excellent staff and pitching coaches, and his history with Jocketty. I like the idea -- he had a great arm.
R.A. Dickey -- Sounds as if the Mets could trade him, and the Reds match up well with them. He'll cost $5MM in 2013. He's from Tennessee, and my guess is that both he and the Reds would consider a multiyear deal. Old, yeah, but he throws the knuckleball. And he's about to be the Cy Young winner. Alderson and Jocketty go way back, so there could be productive dialogue. I love Dickey's mentality, to go with the 230 innings and 230 Ks.
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