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    Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    I really love the OBM-stlye threads that collect various links in the spring, and thought maybe one for the next 12 days until pitcher/catchers report might be in order.

    Please remember, per forum rules and general internet guidance nowdays, links only. Summarize if you can and have time.

    Mark Sheldon gets us started with one on Dontrelle Willis, who has apparently been working with Bryan Price for a few weeks in Arizona:

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/...s_cin&c_id=cin

    (I still think Willis can help this team out of the pen and can remake himself into a reliever)

    and another from Sheldon on who is already in Goodyear and staring to work:

    http://marksheldon.mlblogs.com/archi..._counting.html

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    I'd love to see Dontrelle come in an take a spot in the pen. He's got big time pressure experience, he's a vet who can not only help on the mound, but he is also someone whose brain the young'uns cab pick. He also seems like a character to add to a clubhouse full of them.

    Chapman, Willis and bray from the left side of the pen this year. Willis, Bray and Joseph/Valiquette next year when Aroldis joins the rotation. If he works out, it would be nice to sign him to a 2 or three year very reasonable deal.
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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    This guy will be in camp with the A's when pitchers & catchers report. I wish him the best of luck and will be rooting for him to do well.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Thanks for the heads up, Ron. Much appreciated.

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Glad to see Maloney arriving early. As a guy who depends on location, he needs a little more time to be effective. I think many RZ'ers have written him off, but I still see him as a back of the rotation starter, even if he is way down in the depth chart for this Reds team.

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Potentially a lot of recent major league exp headed to l'ville...maloney, leake, herrera, lecure, fisher, alonso, francisco, valakia. That's a lot of quality depth to draw from when needed.

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Sheldon all over it, bless him. Travis Wood ready for spring (and happily still spent the off-season working out with Cliff Lee):

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/...s_cin&c_id=cin

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Another short piece on Dontrelle:

    http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/m...?new_post=true

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Walt Jocketty talks about the Reds expectations of Mike Leake in 2011.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...oung.pitchers/
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    John Fay says he'll miss Top Scout Gene Bennett.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...0C90SDZy5Fs%3D

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    Votto and Bruce aim to capitalize on last season.

    http://reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp...s_cin&c_id=cin

    I disagree with Mark Sheldon's projected batting order.

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    Re: Links to articles in the run-up to pitchers/catchers reporting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Really fun read from Erardi.

    What is the biggest, or maybe most unusual, thing you've had to pack over the years? A bass boat for Deion Sanders.

    What's the most unusual thing this year? I'd say four (car) tires for Mike Leake. They look like they might be for an older (vintage-type) car. He lives in Arizona, and he found these tires here, and wanted us to bring them to him. No problem.
    The note on Josh Hamilton was great too.


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