Heading to Nashville
I'm on a 9:23 flight to Nashville tomorrow to cover the Winter Meetings. It's not my favorite event. You stand around for hours, talking to other writers, trying to sort out the rumors. Last year, the Reds didn't do anything but sign David Weathers and Mike Stanton in the first three days. They didn't announce either signing, of course.
Their big splash came Thursday at Rule 5 draft when they picked Josh Hamilton and Jared Burton. I don't think there are any Josh Hamilton's available this year.
My guess is make a trade for starting pitcher this year. That's purely a guess, based on what they need.
Right now, they only have four healthy starting pitchers on the 40-man who have pitched in a big league game -- Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey and Matt Belisle. Bobby Livngston on the roster, but he's coming off shoulder surgery.