With permissing from a mod, I'm starting a new thread since this is fairly big news, plus the other Cliff Lee thread is getting long. Jon Morosi says the Reds are motivated to acquire Lee and have begun exchanging names with the Mariners:
One year after the Indians dealt him to the Phillies, the other team in Ohio would like to acquire Cliff Lee.
A number of people in the industry say the Cincinnati Reds are motivated to get Lee – and have the prospects to entice the Mariners.
Cincinnati has become a “sleeper” team in the Lee sweepstakes, one rival general manager said Wednesday. A separate source said the teams have exchanged names “in preliminary fashion” but have yet to discuss firm proposals.http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/M...om-July-070110Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik was fond of Alonso leading up to the 2008 draft, when the Reds selected him in the first round. After a disappointing June, Alonso is batting .379 with three home runs in his first seven games of July.