Not sure that it entails too much of a discussion but nobody has mentioned the recent acquisitions of the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds signed OF Jacque Jones and OF/1B/PH Daryle Ward to minor league contracts earlier this week. Maybe these signing wont amount to much, but I like that the Reds are still continuing to exert some effort to make their team better. They had stated that they were done with free agency and were taking their current team into spring training but have recently signed several new players over the past two weeks. Not sure if that shows they think their is still work to do or if they are just hoping to strick it rich at a cheap price. We shall see if these moves pay off. I hope they do, however, I'm not getting my hopes up. They still need a power OF and possibly another pitcher or two. I would have liked to have seen the 3 million or so given to the recent minor league contracts put toward a more "sure-thing" option in one of these spots.
Interesting side note: In the minor league deal for Jacque Jones, it states that if he is not on the major league roster at the start of the season he will be granted his release if he so chooses.