Hot Stove update

So long, Stormy

•’s Agent: Tigers looking at Darren Oliver mentions that Detroit also has contacted representatives for David Weathers, among others. Weathers told Wednesday he’s flipped the page and doesn’t expect to return to Cincinnati.

• Jerry Hairston, on the other hand, is grateful the Reds gave him a chance, and says he’ll see what he’s worth but is open to returning to Cincinnati.

• reports that Ned Colletti is not trying to deal Russell Martin, a catcher many fans would love to see the Reds pursue.

• As a note at the conclusion of World Series champ Manuel finishes behind Cubs’ Piniella for NL Manager of Year,’s David Murphy mentions that former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky is interviewing with the Phillies. He’d be an assistant to GM Ruben Amaro, who fired his assistant last week.

• Also, offers a Yonder Alonso update, about how he’s impressing in the Hawaiian Winter League and hit a walk-off in the 10th Wednesday night.


  1. Mike_R

    This is kind of a HSL update: On my recent trip I stopped in Goodyear Az. on my way home. Kind of a sleepy town. Dusty and sunny. Weather should be perfect for Feb and March. Lots of golf options. There is also an air force base just down the road. Glendale is about 10-15 minutes away (home of the Coyotes & Cardinals and a sweet arena-district with bars and restaurants.) Didn't see a stadium in Goodyear. Should be interesting….

  2. Dan

    It just may be a pretty quiet off season for the Reds. Either that, or something totally weird and confusing. Who knows.

    Mike – cool that you got to Goodyear on your trip. I can’t wait to get out there in a few years and catch some games. I saw photos from your road trip – looked like a good time.

    Wonder if Alonso will end up making an appearance at Redsfest? Not sure when the Hawaiian league ends. Maybe at the same time as the AFL?

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