Thursday, February 5, 2009

Spring training invites - cheap left-handed power?

The Reds have just signed two veterans to minor league deals, Jacque Jones and Daryle Ward. Curiously, both bat left-handed. Ward is a first baseman with good power and Jones is a left-handed outfielder. I see Ward making the team as a back-up firstbaseman (we don't really have one right now) and a pinch hitter/bench bat. Right now, I don't see Jones making the team, but if he's willing to play in Louisville, he could be a decent call-up in case of injury (or crash and burn by one of the new guys, Dickerson or Bruce).

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